Sage Data and Analytics – Zap

Today, successful and modern businesses are led by – and generate – large, growing and interconnected data sets. From financial performance, customer proposition development to operational process improvement and strategic planning, Sage Data and Analytics places data-based decision-making at the heart of your business. SD&A– a/k/a Sage Data and Analytics –is Sage’s X3-specific edition of ZAP Data Hub and a flagship BI, data management and analytics tool for X3 users around the world.

Would you like to grow your business using successful data management and analytics?

Let us help you take control of your data with Sage Data and Analytics – Zap

Sage data and analytics gives you powerful, flexible data management, providing you with a legislatively compliant means of drawing business insight from Sage X3, as well as other applications and data sources such as CRM, HR, Project Management or Production control systems.

Simplifying complex data challenges, Sage Data & Analytics (Zap Data hub) supports all versions of Sage X3 (formerly known as Enterprise Management) from version 6.5 onwards. This enables you to implement the software in various ways, including stand-alone, as a module of Sage X3, or within a wider ecosystem of integrated business applications.

Sage Data and Analytics


Empower your business

Data-based decision-making

Automated reporting

Reduce errors and costs

Key Features

Hybrid scalability:

  • SaaS, private cloud, on-premise or a hybrid deployment of any product component
  • Data gateway for optimised, simple access to cloud or on-premise data sources
  • Highly flexible architecture that scales as users and data requirements grow

Automated data integration:

  • Pre-set, smart data connector for Sage X3 and other applications and data sources
  • Rich data connectivity to source metadata
  • Automated data merging and table structure matching
  • Multi-lingual caption extraction and customisation detection

PowerBI Connector included:

  • Visualise, interpret and action your data from within PowerBI
  • Standard connector provided as part of the Sage Data & Analytics suite.

Pre-set, flexible data models:

  • Pre-packaged data models for Sage X3 and other applications e.g. ERP, CRM, HRM
  • Flexible data model architecture enables configuration to meet specific reporting needs
  • User-friendly data modeling removes the need for a deep understanding of underlying data
  • Data warehouse and semantic layer automation removes complexity and improves time-to-insight

Built-in data governance:

  • Administration and data security with four layers of configuration
  • User access settings dynamically extracted from Sage X3 and applied in Sage Data and Analytics – Zap
  • Auditing and monitoring for detailed activity logging with dashboard visualisation
  • Version lifecycle management tools that remove IT overhead and ensure business continuity

Pre-packaged analytics and visualisations:

  • Powerful self-service reporting, visualisation, and dashboard capabilities
  • 100’s of pre-built reports
  • Reusable elements that enable collaboration and consistency
  • Cross-functional reporting and analysis
  • Dynamic, touch-optimised visualisations with drill up, down, across, and through, on any device

Empower your business

Sage Data and Analytics – Zap empowers your business with the information you need to confidently make decisions that improve performance. Guide your corporate strategy, direction, and investment decisions with data, facts, and truth—without hesitation.

Get powerful, flexible data management with a solution that’s built ready for cloud deployment, on-premise, or a hybrid of the two.


Data-based decision-making

Sage Data & Analytics places data-based decision-making at the heart of your business. Grow your organisation by applying successful data management and analytics tools, strategies, and methodologies to all business functions.

Uncover new insight and achieve a 360-degree view of the business thanks to automated integration of Sage X3 and analytics data.

No more complex manual reporting processes

Confidently make quicker decisions with accurate information from a solution that removes inefficient manual analytics and data processes

Uncover new insight and achieve a 360-degree view of the business thanks to automated integration of X3 data with other business applications such as ERP, CRM, and HRM.


Remove cost and risk of reporting errors

Achieve data compliance, while keeping IT effort and costs down with built-in, user-friendly data governance, security, and system administration tools for Sage X3 analytics

Track performance with pre-built industry analytics, KPIs, and calculations accessed via role-based dashboards that deliver immediate insight into X3 data. Remove the “spreadsheet culture” where often out of sync or old versions can cause errors in critical business analysis.

What’s new in SD&A 8.1?

New X3-specific features:

Added support for X3 v12… Updated Sage X3 data source and ability to extract non-LDAP Syracuse users (from the SData/API1 service)… Dynamic security support not only based on ‘Function’ profiles but also ‘Trade’ profiles.

New analytics features:

Drill-across/drill-through enhancements (adds slicers in target resources for an improved data exploration/navigation experience between X3 analytics)… New and updated color palettes… Updated home page now includes more self-service training assets.

New data management features:

History Step adds the ability to track changes in values and store versions of records in the data warehouse, for dimensions or transaction tables… New data sources for connecting to Marketo, Google Analytics, Magento, XML, JSON, Excel Online.


ZAP Data Hub automates data collection, data modeling, data integration, and the creation of a data warehouse and semantic layer. Data governance is built-in and everything is delivered via a flexible platform and standards.

For more information, please get in touch with our team by clicking on the contact us form.

Contact a member of our expert team to find out more or request a free demonstration from X3 Consulting today