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8 Differences between on-premises and cloud ERP systems

On-premises vs. Cloud: 8 Key Differences

Choosing the right ERP deployment option can cause headaches, take much time, and put your business at risk. Check out Data V Tech’s eight significant differences between cloud and on-premises to ease your pain. With these insights, you can make an optimal choice for your business and avoid unnecessary disruptions.

Definition: on-premises and cloud ERP

On-premises ERP is enterprise resource planning software operating on in-house servers in a physical workspace at the locations under your control. Meanwhile, cloud ERP is a solution accessible over the Internet. The system can run on a cloud platform that belongs to your service provider or another third party.

8 Key Differences

Deployment

On-premises: The solution is implemented on the enterprise’s IT infrastructures, such as your computers and servers. The process takes place in-house. You can rely on your internal IT team or third-party support to maintain the ERP system.
Cloud: There are several cloud-computing forms, i.e., public, private, and hybrid clouds. Your service provider deploys the software on their server or a third-party server. They also take care of maintenance, upgrades, and other related processes.

Cost

On-premises: The initial investment includes the costs of server hardware, voltage management systems, HVAC systems, internet pipeline and cabling, and space to keep your IT infrastructures. The duration to establish all the equipment is also another cost to consider.
Cloud: The setting-up and running durations are relatively short compared to the on-premises option. The primary and long-term cost is the periodical subscription fee. Check your service providers’ pricing policies for possible price increases in the future.

Control

On-premises: On-premises deployment enables your absolute control over the system, including data. 
Cloud: There have been multiple measures to encrypt data. However, you might want to consider cloud outages due to the loss of power or network connectivity.

Security

On-premises: Some organizations, e.g., governments and banks, prefer on-premises ERP systems to ensure data security compliance. 
Cloud: Cloud providers have continuously improved and proved their platforms’ data security through various certificates. Yet, many people remain skeptical about giving another party authority over their data.

Compliance

Data policies vary between countries and regions. You need to consult with your legal department about regulations on authorship, data protection, and data sharing limits, among other issues.

On-premises: We highly recommend this option where strict data protection and privacy regulations are applied. 
Cloud: Numerous cloud ERP systems have reached specific data compliance standards. Check out their declarations on the subject matter for further information. 

Mobility

On-premises: On-premises ERP systems are remotely accessible. However, you might need third-party support, e.g., to install the software on a mobile phone. If you allow accessibility on personal devices, we recommend additional security measures.
Cloud: Cloud ERP systems facilitate work regardless of space and time. You only need an internet connection and a device accessible to the Internet. Mobility is one of the most robust features of cloud computing. 

Scalability

On-premises: On-premises solutions are scalable. Yet, you might need to invest in more IT infrastructures, such as some equipment mentioned earlier. 
Cloud: You can scale up very fast on a cloud-based server. The single significant change is an increase in the periodical subscription fee. 

Environmental impacts

On-premises: Modern software, such as Epicor ERP, aims to reduce costs. As a result, they increasingly apply AI in optimizing energy consumption regardless of deployment options.
Despite little discussion on on-premises ERP’s impacts on the environment, many corporates stay loyal to this non-cloud alternative.

Cloud: Cloud-based solutions are widely known for being environmentally friendly. Thousands of cloud users are believed to contribute to the global energy-saving efforts by sharing the same IT infrastructure. Indeed, your minimization of physical equipment certainly helps reduce energy consumption.

You can select on-premises ERP systems if absolute control over the system and data security is your most critical concern. Meanwhile, cloud solutions are ideal when you prefer more flexibility and greener operations.

Remember which option is more cost-effective hinges on the nature of individual enterprises, including their sizes and long-term growth plans.

Besides cloud and on-premises ERP systems, you can also request a hybrid alternative to leverage the pros of the solutions discussed above.

Content writer: Trang Vu

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Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

Three steps to deal with unproductive stock and their booster - Data V Tech

Three Steps to Deal with Unproductive Stock & their Booster

According to Epicor’s findings in 2020, dead inventory makes up 10 to 30 percent of distributors’ stock on average. Thus, those businesses probably lose around 50,000-150,000 USD for every 500,000 USD in inventory. More severely, storage, labor, utilities, and insurance costs can add to such a loss. Besides, distributors might also suffer from dying, excess, or any other unyielding stock. The longer those parts stay in the warehouse, the more significant risks businesses will probably face. So how to avoid such unproductive stock disasters and boost your performance?

Unproductive Stock and their Possible Negative Impacts on Business

Unproductive stock includes all unprofitable items, e.g.:

  • dead inventory: those occupying your warehouse for quite a period
  • dying inventory: those losing their position in the market and moving toward dead inventory
  • excess inventory: those involving a large volume of an item
  • and any other inefficient stock

In addition to the costs mentioned in the introduction, distributors also have to bear, e.g., product transportation to the warehouse, utilities, depreciation, decay, and damage. A side effect of such item redundancy is that inventory managers might have to take much more time to navigate and locate the right ordered items. Meanwhile, creating a product mix strategy or applicable discounts to eliminate the stock at issue would be more challenging. As a result, you might lose the market share to a more agile, innovative competitor.

3 Steps every Experienced Inventory Manager Knows

Documenting in detail and systematically your inventory is excellent. Yet, distributors need to turn such data into valuable insights that can back up the operations to win the game. Here are the three steps to consider:

1. Determine your Metric to Identify your Unproductive Items

Let’s check these three metrics: turns, turn and earn, or gross margin return on investment (GMROI). And let’s consider this example of item X with the annual sales of 100,000 USD, cost of goods sold (COGS) of 80,000 USD, and an average inventory of 20% to make it easier to understand.

Turns: You measure the number of times selling or turning the average inventory. That is COGS divided by the average inventory over a given period. Thus, ‘turns’ is also the number of opportunities you had at the winning margin. In the case at hand, X’s number of turns is 80,000/20,000=4. In other words, the relevant distributor had four opportunities to earn margin on the inventory investment in item X.

Turn and earn: This figure is the number of turns multiplied by the gross margin percentage. It helps balance turns and gross margin. Continue with the case of X: The respected turn and earn would be 0.20*4=0.80.

GMROI: You can calculate GMROI by dividing gross margin dollars by average inventory. Looking at the example again:

  • Average inventory is 20%*100,000=20,000USD
  • X’s GMROI = 20,000/20,000 = 1

Comparing these figures of various inventory items, you could identify the underperforming ones. Thus, the more accurate data you maintain, the more thorough and valuable analysis you conduct.

2. Identify Underperforming Items

An accurate database is of great importance to this step. A well-documented sales history helps inventory managers estimate the average period to define dead inventory.

The most straightforward approach is to rank items with zero sales (dead inventory). Whether the comparison should base on a period of three, six, nine, or twelve months might vary.

Next, you need to check other items’ metrics. Those that have experienced a downward trend are possibly dying. You might also review the number of unique customers purchasing the items. The smaller it is, the higher the possibility that the items will soon become obsolete is.

The evaluation of excess inventory is also debatable. I.e., how much is ‘excess’? So, again, you must select the most appropriate metric(s) for your business by testing them through the history of your purchasing process. Meanwhile, the chosen method should not result in more work if possible.

Finally, other unproductive items usually have low margins. As a result, they lead to low turn and earn or GMROI. Perhaps many competitors also sell those items. Maybe they are so essential to a product line or another product that the lack of such items in stock would negatively impact your business performance. You have also likely set the price too low since the product introduction.

3. Develop Strategies to Manage Unproductive Stock

After categorizing the inventories, it is time to set up a strategy to deal with them. Each requires a different approach due to multiple factors, such as its characteristics.

Certainly, distributors should offload their dead stock as soon as possible. Here are some prevalent practices found by Epicor’s experts:

  • deep discounts
  • list of promotional items published on your website, eBay, or any relevant e-Commerce platform
  • email marketing or outbound calling targeted at former purchasers of those items
  • donation to enjoy a tax break

Both dying inventory and excess stock require promotional and marketing efforts to convince the customers to purchase before they change their preferences. It might be better to sell out the dying items rather than let them turn into dead stock. Meanwhile, the insights into excess inventory, especially the distributor’s purchase history, can help inventory managers learn from the past purchasing cycles and make better estimations in the future.

There are two approaches to deal with other unproductive items. If the low margin is appropriate, pinpoint those items to save time in future analysis. If it is the other case, it is recommendable to review the item’s pricing structure and take necessary actions accordingly.

Inventory Optimization - Epicor Kinetic (ERP)

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) facilitates any novice’s entry into the product management field and enhances the practices of those that have mastered the three steps above. Its built-in inventory management software eases complicated calculations and minimizes pertinent errors. The software also reduces inventory managers’ intense pain in tracking information when the data of thousands of inventory stock-keeping units (SKUs) continuously piles up. Likewise, they can focus more energy on developing strategies to improve cash flow and future purchasing decisions.

To conclude, inventory managers can offload unproductive stock using a detailed, accurate record of their purchasing activities and following these steps:

1. Determine your Metric to Identify your Unproductive Items

2. Identify Underperforming Items

3. Develop Strategies or Steps to Deal with Unproductive Stock

More importantly, they can use Epicor Kinetic (ERP) to eliminate headaches due to excessive data mass and boost calculation accuracy. Meanwhile, distributors can augment customer satisfaction by fast-tracking the navigation of the ordered items. As a result, they can improve their balance sheet.

Content writer: Trang Vu

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Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

What Makes Kinetic (Epicor Erp) Ux Oustanding - Data V Tech - ERP Vietnam

What Makes Epicor Kinetic (ERP) UX Outstanding?

What are Epicor’s secrets in attracting new Epicor Kinetic (ERP) users and gaining their loyalty? One of them is the solution’s user-friendly, industry-based, and future-oriented user experience (UX or UE). So let’s check out Kinetic’s three outstanding UX aspects.

1. What is Epicor Kinetic (ERP)?

Epicor Kinetic (Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP) provides modern manufacturers with more enhancements and powerful features. It encompasses a business’s entire operation on both the top and shop floors. All departments can contribute to the unique single database and gain deep insights into the data relevant to their jobs.

2. Epicor Kinetic (ERP) Outstanding UX Approach

User Interface

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is a product of design thinking principles, user best practices, and constant customer feedback. Thus, it has a consistent and modern look. Its user interface eliminates unnecessary content and features to help employees focus on their work. This solution uses a simple workflow to give the user more flexibility. It allows end-users to only concentrate on high-level relevant data or drill down into more detailed information as needed, saving time on data processing and searching. As a result, they work more efficiently and have more time for innovation and growth.

Industry Depth

Epicor Kinetic (ERP)’s design is ensured to be visually appealing, user-friendly, and appropriate for each industry, specifically for Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retail. Here are some examples of how industry expertise is embedded in Epicor Kinetic (ERP)’s UX:

  • The system can easily extend to more users as well as its complementary services and applications.
  • Kinetic users can access information on the browser-based platform at any time and from any device.
  • Various context-aware enterprise collaboration applications such as Epicor Collaborate and contextual Help and Support are also available in Epicor ERP.
  • Epicor Kinetic also facilitates Industry 4.0 trends, e.g., artificial intelligence, through Epicor Virtual Agent and Epicor IoT.

Tailored Experience with Epicor Application Studio

Using Epicor Kinetic (ERP), businesses can effortlessly customize the system’s UX to their specific needs right from the start. Noticeably, Epicor 10.2.600 introduces Epicor Application Studio, which eases all customizations and eliminates almost all technical difficulties for any ERP novices. This feature takes a ground-breaking approach to system configuration and user personalization. During the upgrade process, it’s safe, cloud-friendly, and unbreakable. The best part is that it requires little to no coding.

  • With the use of Epicor Application Studio, users can:
  • Smoothly configure Kinetic applications with layers
  • Use a visual designer with rules
  • Effortlessly drag and drop elements around
  • Preview and validate changes before publishing

3. Final thoughts

Ultimately, an ERP system is your solution, and it must be easy to learn, navigate, and apply in specific modern industrial contexts. Based on that core philosophy, Epicor Kinetic’s UX was created. It is also subject to constant adjustment due to continuous customer feedback. As a result, the entire design facilitates businesses’ smart work and reduces unnecessary hurdles.

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop-shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

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The Proven Solution to the Volatility of Material Costs

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) customers in manufacturing have gained complete real-time control of material prices without more hurdles for the business and the ability to turn cost volatility to their advantage. Check out some of their common challenges and how Kinetic has enabled them to overcome obstacles and achieve success?

Cost-Related Challenges for Manufacturing CFOs

Are you worried about the disruption in supply chains leading to lagging production? Are you afraid of poor visibility of all costs associated with raw materials that eventually cause unexpectedly higher costs and negatively impact customers’ satisfaction? Have you recently failed to leverage supplier price discounts due to the lack of insights into/real-time views of material purchases?

Remember that we live in a New Normal, where the global supply chains constantly face disturbance due to, e.g., COVID-19 lockdowns. So, if those concerns keep growing, the overall business profitability will possibly decrease. You might lose control over the entire cost structure and the cash flow. Data management would be more challenging given the increasing manual data entry and the greater possibility of inaccurate landed costs. Then, it is harder to negotiate better pricing with suppliers in the long run.

So how can we change the status quo using Epicor Kinetic (ERP)?

Epicor Kinetic (ERP)'s Two Powerful Tools to Deal with Price Volatility

a. Smart Manufacturing Cost Analysis

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) provides the financial foundation with multiple costing options at the part type level for any manufacturer. You can configure the choices based on your company’s practices and preferences. It is also easy to keep track of work-in-progress (WIP) and cost of sales components in the general ledger integrated into the system.

As a centralized database accessible by all departments, Epicor Kinetic (ERP) increases the visibility of quotes, jobs, purchase orders, and other crucial attributes in the manufacturing process. Like the costing function, you can effortlessly define your parameters to conduct a cycle count using Epicor Kinetic (ERP). Finally, this solution can generate real-time actionable dashboards for every department instead of conventional static reports, such as inventory valuation, stock status, and job costing. (Check out the Production Management module for more details.) That means you can promptly act on any errors or alerts and instantly update the system once your action is completed.

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b. True-Landed-Cost Calculation

With Epicor Kinetic (ERP), you can enter various landed cost types to increase data accuracy and clear all duplicates without more manual labor. More importantly, you can automate the estimation of expected costs the moment a purchase order arrives. It is also possible to define your prorating rules and enable their automatic application.

Here is a summary of the Landed Cost functionality:

  • Consolidate multiple orders with multiple currencies into a single shipment
  • Consolidate numerous suppliers into a single shipment
  • Apportion duties and indirect costs across shipment items
  • Track inventory losses between supplier shipment records and receiving records
  • Track in-transit inventory.
  • Inquire part status across all shipments and locations
  • Report quantity and cost variances
  • Define import tariff rates, percentages, and amounts to calculate duties for each received item
  • Use weight, value, volume, or quantity to disburse indirect costs to received items. Each indirect cost contains definable disburse methods

Thus, this tool offers significant benefits for manufacturing companies that import raw materials regularly. (Check out the Product Data Management module for more details.)

FMS's Story in Managing their Job Costing on Epicor Kinetic (ERP)

“Our software has made us more competitive, mainly in that it’s helped us to understand our costs better. Our job costing is improved. We understand our cost structure better, which enables us to price our products more competitively. Epicor Software has helped us innovate primarily by giving us increased visibility. We have better of what’s going on our plant floor. We have a better understanding of our cost structure. And having those tools gives us the ability to see where our best opportunities lie for innovation, where we can make the biggest improvements. And all those things underlie and support our innovation initiatives.” Greg Sweet – FMS Corporation

Check out their story to learn from their problems: 

 

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) Benefits in this Constantly Price-Changing World

To sum up, Epicor Kinetic (ERP) enables you to:

  • Enhance job costing quality and quoting
  • Generate thorough manufacturing cost analysis at the part level
  • Improve decision-making and cash flow

Ultimately, you will gain deeper insights into the cost structure to create more effective pricing strategies.


Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

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5 Reasons to Choose Epicor ECM (DocStar)

Epicor Enterprise Content Management (ECM, formerly known as DocStar) allows businesses to access information quickly, share documents and files, and store data in a safe repository, removing the threads of document loss, internal information leakage, and time-consuming paperwork processes. Check out this article to find out more reasons to choose Epicor ECM (DocStar) for your business.

1. What is Epicor ECM (DocStar)?

Epicor ECM (DocStar) is the ultimate automation solution that helps businesses securely store and manage information from capture to destruction using the safe central repository.

Depending on the organization’s needs, this solution can be installed on on-premise hardware or the cloud. It can also be integrated with Kinetic, Prophet 21, Vision software, and any other accounting and business application for better information management and return on investment (RoI).

Content can be defined in various ways, but it generally refers to any information that employees need to do their jobs. Traditionally, content can be in paper forms like invoices, resumes, and contracts. Currently, the definition of content has expanded as technology has progressed to include video and audio files, social media posts, email, web content, and more. Thus, content is classified into two specific categories, including structured content and unstructured content.

  • Structure content is information organized in a consistent pattern, such as databases and code repositories.
  • Unstructured content is information that does not have a prespecified format, such as Office documents, PDFs, and emails.

2. Why should businesses choose Epicor ECM (DocStar)?

a. Store internal information in a safe data center

Epicor ECM (DocStar) software makes use of a modern and secure data center with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which enables you to modify settings for documents, files, folders, workflows, and retention policies access. Furthermore, it allows backups, maintenance, and upgrades to help ensure your business’s maximum performance and usability. Protecting data with backups would help to minimize the risk of losing critical business data.

b. Increase productivity

Epicor ECM (DocStar) is designed to eliminate time-consuming paperwork. All of the documents you require can appear on your screen with just one click.

Imagine managing 1000 papers and having to spend a significant amount of time searching through shelves and drawers each time you need them for work. That would be a lot of things to do. According to statistics, it takes an average of 2 hours per day for a person to find the necessary documents for their work. Managers can spend up to 1000 hours per year looking for information that has been lost. Employees can focus on more productive work or revenue-generating projects by reducing the time they spend filing, organizing, and searching for paper documents.

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Epicor ECM (DocStar) will be an effective solution for businesses to digitize documents, increase productivity, and create paperless offices with the following outstanding features:

  • Manage documents and files from any location and on any device (tablets, smartphones, computers).
  • Search and retrieve the contents of the entire repository in seconds with powerful context searching.
  • Distribute information automatically based on business requirements.
  • Receive real-time notification of workflow.
  • Can integrate with standard software for better use
    • Microsoft Dynamics GP
    • Sage 100 and 300
    • Kinetic
    • Prophet 21
    • Esri ArcGIS
    • Epicor Vision
    • Karmak Fusion
    • Microsoft Office.

c. Preserve data safely with ValiDate

Document management is complex because a large amount of paper can quickly become obsolete or of poor quality over time. It is also hard to test access, print, and copy touch files, but with Epicor ECM (DocStar), those concerns will no longer bother you.

ValiDate is a unique feature in the core of Epicor ECM (DocStar) product. All new documents added to the repository are checked for document integrity. When a record is added to the system, an encrypted hashcode is generated, similar to a “digital fingerprint” stamped with the contents and the date and time of entry. Each time a document is viewed, ValiDate evaluates it and displays a green or red stamp, ensuring that it is tamper-proof and valid.

d. Securely share documents and files with others

The job of protecting information and data for businesses, particularly corporates, is highly crucial. If an organization’s internal information is exposed, it could have severe consequences for the company.

For the above concerns, Audit Trail was developed and integrated into Epicor ECM (formerly DocStar) to keep track of who accesses, sends, prints, or copies confidential information and when and how the actions were done. By keeping track of all critical corporate data, you can minimize the risk of damaging information leaks, safeguard intellectual property, and uphold the corporate brand’s integrity.

e. Sign online paper more quickly with DocuSign eSignature

In the past, when two foreign enterprises wanted to sign a contract, they were required to spend a significant amount of money transporting the contract and accepting unnecessary risks such as data loss and leakage. Now, electronic signatures appear and help remove the concern about geographical distance and shipping time, leading to a faster work process.

In response to the need for electronic signatures in today’s modern world, the Epicor ECM Connector uses the DocuSign eSignature API to embed a digital signature. Epicor ECM users can now use DocuSign to complete approval in seconds. This application eliminates all the complexity, cost, and insecurity in printing, faxing, scanning documents for signing. You can register and return a file, send papers to others to sign, and much more with just a few simple steps.

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3. Which industries might benefit from Epicor ECM?

Epicor ECM (DocStar) assists businesses in managing documents and reducing operating costs and supports them in increasing return on investment across all industries and departments. The following are some areas where the software can be best applied:

  • Accounts payable
  • Human resources
  • Sales Operations
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Financial Services

4. Conclusion

Epicor ECM (DocStar) is a powerful and efficient tool for creating an automated, secure data system for businesses. It aims to create a paper-free office, which is the current business trend. Companies can save a lot of time and money by digitizing documents and files. They can also effectively protect confidential information from the loss of essential documents and time-consuming paperwork.


Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop-shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

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Epicor ECM (DocStar) – SoftwareReviews 2021 Gold Medalist

According to SoftwareReviews, Epicor ECM (DocStar) has won the gold medal in the 2021 Enterprise Content Management – Enterprise Data Quadrant Awards besides Box ECM and FileBound.

Epicor ECM* (DocStar) is a scalable, strategic solution enabling secure content management – from capture to destruction. At present, 3,900 employees and 20,000 customers are using the software.

Data V Tech - Epicor ECM DocStar VietnamAmong all 14 solutions reviewed, Epicor ECM (DocStar) ranks first in the category ‘Plan to Renew’. Indeed, 100% of surveyed end users plan to renew their subscriptions. With 87% delighted or highly satisfied with the software, Epicor ECM (DocStar) stands second in the category ‘Satisfaction that Cost is Fair Relative to Value.’ Moreover, 74% of participants would like to promote Epicor ECM (DocStar), making it the third most recommendable solution.

Remarkably, SoftwareReviews also surveyed the tool’s emotional footprint – “the emotional sentiment held by end-users of the software based on their experience with the vendor.” This platform affirms that B2B purchasing decisions hinge on data, facts, as well as gut instinct and emotional inputs. Whether a client chooses an ECM tool depends on its vendor’s Emotional Footprint. All surveyed Epicor ECM (DocStar) users agree that the software is critically important to their current professional success. Besides, they all also express an overall positive emotional connection to this solution. Concerning Epicor ECM’s Strategy and Innovation, 100% of surveyees believe it helps innovate, continually improves, and includes product enhancements.

In Vietnam, Epicor ECM (DocStar) has been one of the most popular complementary solutions integrated into the Epicor Kinetic (ERP) system. Most of Data V Tech‘s customers usually choose such integration when deciding to digitalize their business.

Contact us for further information on Epicor ECM (DocStar) and its combination with Epicor Kinetic (ERP).

 

*ECM: Enterprise Content Management. 


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Epicor Kinetic (ERP) Implementation Cost: Why is it not published?

A common concern of all requests we have received is: What does Epicor Kinetic (ERP) implementation cost? In most cases, we will need more information from the enterprise in order to send out a quote, and the rationale behind such a delay is our customer-centric pricing procedure. Likewise, it is for the customers’ benefit.

1. Each Enterprise is Unique in Terms of Objective, Scale, and Operating Activities.

The price is computed on a case-by-case basis. Indeed, Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is a central database system possibly shared by all departments in an enterprise. However, the answer to which modules to implement for which department is not the same amongst all buyers. It is the strategic decision of each company to achieve their own goals, fit their scale, support their operational culture, and, last but not least, correspond to their budget.

2. Buyers' Time Investment Plan Decides the Price.

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) deployment always involves training for users. Usually, ERP implementation consultants conduct training to some key users, who will then pass on the knowledge to their colleagues. The process continues until the end user agrees that they understand and know how to use the system. Thus, it depends much on the buyer to ensure the knowledge transition’s quality and save time. Likewise, they can reduce costs.

3. Less Customization is the Key.

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is complete, ready-to-use software for all industries, especially manufacturing. The software design is aimed at keeping customization possibilities to a minimum. Thus, buyers can work together with their implementation partners and speed up the entire deployment process. Again, time is money, and buyers can decide the price.

To sum up, our ERP implementation pricing policy is ultimately to serve the customers, and buyers can affect the total cost. Thus, it is recommendable for buyers to plan carefully in terms of time, personnel, and finance before the management board decides to invest in an ERP system. Besides, it is also vital to choose experienced implementation consultants to avoid or minimize software adjustment.


Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop-shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

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Can we implement Epicor Kinetic (ERP) within a month?

We have recently received some requests to install Epicor Kinetic (ERP) within a month, and here is our response: it is doable but not recommendable in many cases. Let’s check out some reasons:

1. Epicor Kinetic (ERP) implementation hinges on the buyers' time investment plan.

The essence of ERP software is a central, unique database shared by all departments of an enterprise. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense to install it without the users having time to learn how to use it. Of course, everyone can grasp the technical usage, but the foremost question to all large companies is when.

It is a tradeoff between learning the new skill set and doing the daily job that the investor has to decide. A company cannot simply cancel all operational activities within a month to understand how the innovation functions. However, the more time they can spend on the project, the shorter the implementation process.

2. Change communication is another vital factor.

All we have talked about is related to change communication. Indeed, this element is critical to determine how long it takes to implement an Epicor Kinetic (ERP) system.

Not only must the consultants have excellent communication skills, but the very first assigned users must also. They need to be able to conduct training for the ERP novices.

Moreover, the enterprise’s communication plan matters. In particular, it should respond to the company’s size and the proposed time frame. At the same time, it should ensure the training quality, i.e., a session should not involve too many people.

3. Again, Epicor Kinetic (ERP) implementation within a month? Yes, on the cloud.

The minimum period required for an Epicor Kinetic (ERP) implementation on the cloud is ten working days from our experience. However, this is usually the solution for small and medium enterprises. In addition, due to the small size, it is generally easy to conduct direct training for all users and speed up the entire process.

To sum up, buyers and users can decide how long it needs to execute an Epicor Kinetic (ERP) system. The lesson is: Find the best consulting firm and plan well. If an enterprise has a feasible implementation methodology and a good execution plan, it can also reduce costs.


Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop-shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

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What does Epicor ERP cost - Data V Tech - ERP Vietnam

What does Epicor Kinetic (ERP) cost?

The price of a typical Epicor Kinetic (ERP) implementation project entails both a license cost and implementation expense. While the former is compliant with Epicor’s pricing policy, the latter depends on the local consulting firm. Here are more details:

1. Epicor Kinetic (ERP) Pricing

This activity refers to Epicor Software Co.’s ERP license prices. The cost varies according to sectors/industries, user volumes, required data storage, and module numbers, among many other conditions.
During our initial discussions, the enterprise as a buyer can get a comprehensive picture of the potential lucrative mechanism for itself in its competition. Then, it can prepare the components as listed above in response to their demand and resources. When we receive such essential information, the enterprise will receive an attractive quote the soonest. Thus, it is notable that the buyer can affect Epicor Kinetic (ERP) license price.

2. Other Implementation Costs

Apart from the license price, an Epicor Kinetic (ERP) project also consists of the charge for implementation, infrastructure (such as a server), and other auxiliaries. The implementation cost covers software installation (in some cases also customization and integration) and training. While the technical services are usually fixed regarding the agreement on the license, training fees can be flexible.

In particular, the buyer can self-organize its workforce to accelerate training while ensuring the quality of the knowledge transition process. Furthermore, its internal communication about change can also get its employees equipped for the revolution. Thus, together they can reduce training time, and the profitable system will soon be ready for use.

Overall, Epicor and all local partners aim to create a fair pricing policy that serves the clients to its best. Therefore, the best strategy to get the best Epicor Kinetic (ERP) price involves the following steps:


Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop-shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

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Essons Global Industry officially selected Data V Tech as its sole consulting partner to implement Epicor ERP and MES

Essons chose Data V Tech to implement Epicor Kinetic (ERP) & Epicor Advanced MES (Mattec) in Vietnam

Dong Nai, March 27, 2021, Essons Global Industry Co., Ltd. and Data V Tech Solutions Co. Ltd. officially launched the project implementing Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Advanced Manufacturing Execution System (MES, formerly known as Mattec).

Essons Global Industry Co., Ltd. belongs to Essons Group – a multinational corporation specializing in producing high-tech rubber components for automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, among many other products. This project aims to facilitate and complete the installation of Essons’s smart manufacturing plan and ensure its sustainable development in the era of constant changes and growing competitiveness.

Essons Global Industry implements Epicor ERP and MES

 

After thorough research and considerations, Essons has officially selected Data V Tech as its sole consulting partner to implement Epicor Kinetic (ERP) and MES. Mr. Yu Kai Yi, Essons’s Deputy General Director, commented:

“We make, move, and sell things everyone needs but perhaps do not know they need. We believe that this close affinity in Essons’ and Epicor’s values is what makes Epicor such an appealing potential partner.

We decided to make Data V Tech our sole implementer of Epicor Kinetic (ERP) and Epicor Advanced MES (Mattec). We believe that Data V Tech offers us a more complete, thorough, and professional solution. We do not only believe that Data V Tech provides the best solution, but also holds a strong understanding of the scope of the project in addition to our manufacturing and business needs in both the short and long term.”

 

Essons Global Industry officially selected Data V Tech as its sole consulting partner to implement Epicor ERP and MES

At the opening ceremony, Ms. Trinh Lan Phuong, Data V Tech’s Consulting Director, announced:

This is one of Data V Tech’s most important projects, and we will devote a great deal of effort to making the project go-live successfully.”

After the project officially comes into operation, Essons Group expects to implement similar projects for its subsidiaries in Taiwan.


Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop-shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

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