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A Brief History of ERP Software

To understand the present, you have to know the past. This is true of virtually every aspect of modern civilization, including—you guessed it—ERP software.

The platform has evolved from a promising (albeit clunky) specialization to a seemingly unclassifiable catch-all—all in just a few short decades. How did we get to this point in ERP history? Who brought us here? What even is postmodern ERP?

The answer, in short, is that it’s complicated. But there’s a lot you can learn from ERP industry touchstones and their subtly seismic shifts, the most pivotal of which are outlined in the infographic below.

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Source: Zach Hale

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Horasis Asia Meeting 2019

Horasis Asia Meeting 2019

Data V Tech Solutions Company Ltd. is proud to participate in the Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 in Binh Duong, Vietnam. Here are some pictures we took in the event:

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Ms. Trinh, Lan Phuong (rightmost) and some international guests at Horasis Asia Meeting 2019 in Binh Duong

Horasis Asia Meeting 2019

Further information on the event according to Horasis:

24-25 November 2019, Binh Duong New City, Vietnam

Horasis will convene the 2019 Horasis Asia Meeting in Binh Duong New City, Vietnam, over 24-25 November. The event is co-hosted by Binh Duong Province, Becamex IDC Corp., and VSIP Group. The Horasis Asia Meeting will bring together over 500 of the foremost business and political leaders from across Asia and the world.

Delegates will discuss how to shape the path forward through Asia’s big transitions and how to adopt innovation to build towards a resilient Asia. This year, Vietnam plays again host to the Horasis Asia Meeting. The country aims to become an export economy that can grow fast and provide more jobs with higher income for the people of Vietnam and the whole of Asia.

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Trinh Dinh Dung, Deputy Prime Minister, Vietnam Plenary panel at the Horasis Asia Meeting

The annual Horasis Asia Meeting is Asia’s premier gathering of the region’s most senior leaders from business and government. The meeting is poised to be the ideal platform to explore and advance regional cooperation, impact investing and sustainable growth. The location of the meeting rotates annually and recently has been held in Bangkok, Thailand (2016), Kolkata, India (2017) and Binh Duong New City, Vietnam (2018). With this meeting, Horasis aims to present a systemic view of activities affecting the drivers of Asia’s economic success and how Asian businesses interact regionally as well as globally.

Binh Duong Convention Center,
venue of the Horasis Asia Meeting
Binh Duong New City,
Vietnam’s leading smart city

The co-chairs are:

Matlub Ahmad, Chairman, Nitol Niloy Group, Bangladesh
Fernando Gil De Bernabe, Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific, Japan, and Greater China, Cisco, Singapore
Ed Bullecer, Chief Executive Officer, Paglas Group, Philippines
Herbert Chen Wu, Managing Director, The Economist Global Business Review, China
Thet Thet Khine, Member of Parliament, Myanmar
Don Lam, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Founder, VinaCapital, Vietnam
  Nguyen Van Hung, Group Executive Chairman, Becamex IDC, Vietnam
Huynh Quang Hai, Group Executive Director, VSIP Group, Vietnam
So-Young Kang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gnowbe, Singapore
Tadahiro Kawada, President, Kawada Technologies, Japan
Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman, Kirloskar Brothers; President, AIMA, India
Hiroshi Komiyama, President, Kitakyushu Asian Center for Low Carbon Society, Japan
Nguyen Viet Long, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Becamex IDC, Vietnam
Johan Nyvene, Chief Executive Officer, Ho Chi Minh City Securities Corporation, Vietnam
Ganesh Natarajan, Executive Chairman, and Founder, 5F World, India
Diana Sabrain, Co-founder, OneAgrix, Singapore Diana Sabrain, Co-founder, OneAgrix, Singapore
Vivian Secakusuma, Vice Chairman, Association of Indonesia Investment Advisors, Indonesia
Rita Sim, Chief Executive Officer, CENSE Media, Malaysia
Tan Yinglan, Founding Managing Partner, Insignia Ventures Partners, Singapore
Thong Le Tri, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PNJ, Vietnam
Wang Dong, Secretary-General, The Pangoal Institution, China

Horasis – a global visions community committed to inspiring our future – provides a unique platform for companies from emerging and developed markets to globalize their organizations. In addition to the Horasis Asia Meeting, Horasis hosts the annual Horasis Global Meeting, Horasis China Meeting, Horasis India Meeting, as well as the annual gatherings of the Horasis Visionary Circle.

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Latest Release of Epicor ERP to Support Talent Retention, Automation and More

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced the 10.2.500 release of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The new Epicor ERP release delivers on customer growth objectives with new capabilities to support cloud adoption, improve the user experience and ensure global readiness by helping companies address pressing market challenges such as the changing workforce.

“The need to attract and retain talent is more important than ever – with more people currently leaving the manufacturing industry than joining,” said Terri Hiskey, vice president. “Offering a modern toolset for next-generation workers which is more familiar and reminiscent of how they already interact with mobile applications, will help give them the experience they anticipate. We’re offering our customers the ability to choose their update path with tools and solutions that allow them to get where they want, however they want – via cloud environments or on-premise.”

The new release advancements help companies grow their business with technology solutions. They are purpose-built and leverage cloud capabilities, IoT, AI, and big data. With greater access to ERP data and the automation of redundant tasks, organizations gain greater visibility into their processes. Thus, they can translate to new levels of business efficiency and responsiveness.

The new updates of Epicor include:

  • Epicor Collaborate (a cloud-based solution): It simplifies collaboration and interaction processes. Moreover, it drives employee engagement by leveraging social media concepts to easily exchange information.
  • Epicor Virtual Agent – EVA – (the AI-powered virtual agent): It provides a new set of skills to modernize the experience for everyday functions. Some examples are purchase order approvals and supplier order processes.
  • Epicor Service Pro: It provides field service and mobile capabilities with time-saving automation tools. Those functions then streamline service calls, schedule and dispatch, quote, work order management, service contracts, asset tracking, and more.
  • Epicor Functions (the next evolution of Epicor BPMs): This solution provides new levels of flexibility. It can solve orchestration and integration challenges for cloud and on-premises customers.
  • New Cloud data centers (global centers in Australia and Canada): Their purpose is to better support more solutions built for the cloud.

“Small to mid-sized companies are looking to ERP vendors to democratize the advancements that big companies are making and keep pace with innovation – helping them understand how cloud environments, as well as tech advancements like AI and IoT, can be integrated within their business portfolios and drive bottom-line profitability,” said Ray Wang, Principal Analyst and Founder, Constellation Research. “Epicor is addressing this by offering ways for companies to start to leverage the power of Industry 4.0 technologies at an affordable price and with a clear path for growth.”

Source: Epicor

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Epicor Strategy Empowers Digitalization for Small & Medium Manufacturers

Epicor has created an architecture for companies, particularly small and medium manufacturers (those with employee numbers ranging from 20 to more than 1,000), to help them find a way to improve manufacturing competitiveness, profits, flexibility, and quality. Using Industry 4.0, and Internet of Things concepts, they introduced Cloud ERP. The software was positioned as “Visionary” in the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP in the product-centric midsize enterprise. Gartner noted that Epicor ERP has a reputation for being a flexible and highly capable product for small and midsize manufacturing companies.

Many small and medium manufacturers have asked me if digitalization though the implementation of Industry 4.0 and IoT concepts is practical for them. Thus, I took a deeper look at these developments.

I had the opportunity to discuss Epicor’s developments and directions with Terri Hiskey, Epicor’s Vice President of Global Product Marketing, Manufacturing and Andrew Robling, a Principal Product Manager  Robling mentioned that there is a growing interest in manufacturing modernization, with many companies designating a Digital Transformation Officer to facilitate the process, and Hiskey agreed.

In order to compete in today’s fast-paced environment, manufacturers must have a strategy for digitization in place. Modern manufacturers want to be able to streamline operations to gain greater transparency and visibility across their business, and they want to move from being reactive to proactive with their business strategies and operations. So investment in intelligent solutions that can automate processes, provide a single source of visibility across the factory floor and can help identify emerging trends so they can make more informed decisions is key to their success.” – Terri Hiskey, Epicor.

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The Epicor architecture supports integration from the sensor to the enterprise to create efficient and responsive manufacturing.  The plant-level interfaces include OPC and connections with Epicor’s Machine Interface Unit (MIU).

Starting the Digitalization Journey

Epicor recommends manufacturers, including those small and medium, begin the digitalization journey by taking three basic steps to start:

  • 1st step: Identity what it should monitor and track via a sensor. In particular, whether that is temperature, vibration, the number of products, etc.
  • 2nd step: Apply a sensor to that machine and set the ‘normal’ threshold.
  • 3rd step: Link that sensor to an ERP/MES system to visualize and act upon data.

Through these steps, the sensors collect data that the machine in the system generates. The system then transforms the data into understandable and actionable information in order to achieve more responsive manufacturing. Personnel throughout manufacturers can get immediate access to data and warnings when real operations are outside of defined tolerances and thresholds, alerting workers to adjustments required to proactively ensure efficient operations. The greater visibility and accurate information about manufacturing operations help empower workers to add more value.

Integrating a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

While MES is not a new technology, the Epicor Mattec MES is tightly integrated with the Epicor ERP system and collects data directly from equipment and operators on the shop floor in real-time, using OPC and the Machine Interface Unit (MIU). The purpose is to help gain real-time insight to pinpoint critical issues and reduce waste while improving quality and customer service. Everyone in the plant and throughout the organization can then take action to improve manufacturing performance.  The Epicor Mattec MES can also be used independently with other ERP systems.

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The Epicor Building Blocks

To help manufacturers, particularly those small and medium, continue the digitalization journey, the Epicor architecture creates the following building blocks:

Machine Interface Unit – MIU

The function of the MIU is to capture real-time data using digital and analog sensors including temperature pressure and vibration. The unit also can connect to PLC and controllers to access data.  The latest MIU version is based on a Raspberry Pi processor. It can be a blind node or have an optional touchscreen display for operator interaction. The unit also features a large memory cache in order to ensure information is available in the event of network interruptions and outages.

Shop Floor HMI

The Mattec Shop Floor HMI enables real-time shop floor monitoring of production activities, operator production data entry and job changes. Further, it helps to review current and upcoming job data, quality activities, and to perform maintenance. The Epicor Mattec MES Shop Floor HMI software runs on any device with an HTML 5 compatible browser, facilitating BYOD (bring your own device) strategies. The interface is configurable to conform to the operators’ and users’ manufacturing environment. Operators use the HMI to execute jobs and manage equipment, log and track time spent on machine & tool maintenance, track downtime events, and reasons, initiate and acknowledge calls for machine assistance.

Mattec Shop Floor HMI that supports Embedded context-based videos and PDF Files providing information to increase productivity and quality.

CAD Data Integration

Epicor QBiuld’s CADLink software facilitates direct creation of Epicor Item Master and Bill Of Materials (BOM) records identical to engineering CAD data, working to ensure reliability and quality of work order documentation.

Epicor Virtual Agent (EVA)

The company recently introduced the Epicor Virtual Agent (EVA). This feature provides a natural language interface to interact with the Epicor system using text and voice. Beyond the request/response conversational experience, EVA also uses artificial intelligent (AI) capabilities to proactively deliver alerts and carry out targeted actions based on combinations of events, market statistics, and historical data. EVA was developed using AI services from Microsoft Azure and can be added to all sizes and types of Epicor ERP implementations.

Epicor Data Analytics

Phocas software enables Epicor Data Analytics (EDA) to visualize and analyze data from production to sales. EDA is a cloud service with tools built for non-technical users. Furthermore, you can access EDA from any device to track business-critical KPIs on visual, customizable dashboards.

Cloud Strategy

Epicor offers ERP software-as-a-service (SaaS) in the cloud. The design is to remove the burden of maintaining secure backup servers and ongoing lifecycle maintenance. As a result, it is beneficial for many organizations. The MES Mattec server resides at the manufacturing facility to ensure ongoing operations and responsiveness.

Making the Most of the Digitalization Proposition

Andrew Robling, Principal Product Manager summed up the discussion with an exciting look into the future. “At Epicor, we believe that companies that adopt digitization strategies will not only continue to compete in today’s global marketplace but will take market share away from their competitors by reducing costs, boosting customer satisfaction and ultimately increasing profits,” Robling opined.

This view is shared by more than just Epicor. Throughout the industry, it is important for small and medium manufacturers to invest in technology that is appropriate for them. As a result, they can leverage Industry 4.0 and digitalization concepts and methods to remain viable and competitive. Epicor is one option to help manufacturers, especially those small and medium, along the way.

Epicor reports robust growth at 2019 LBM User Conference

At the LBM Insights 2019 User Conference at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville from November 4-8, Epicor reported a tremendous growth. The event kicked off with Lisa Pope, EVP sales Americas. Pope discussed company news and changes over the past year.

She included the fact that there are 25% more LBM dealers on the BisTrack platform than one year ago, with 10% new locations and 13% new users. Also, with more than 800 industry pros in attendance, this is the biggest LBM user conference in Epicor’s 40-year history.

Furthermore, she discussed the acquisition of Majure Data. She also emphasized it was not to add customers but to provide improved service to existing customers.

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Jason Parchomchuk, BisTrack product manager (left) and Kevin Hodge, senior LBM product director shared features that have been added recently, as well as some to watch for.

Resiliency was the theme of her opening remarks. The increasing frequency of weather-related disasters—especially hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires—have cost billions of dollars in government disaster aid.

Pope carried the theme into resilient organizations and resilient systems. They segued into the elements of Epicor’s BisTrack and LumberTrack software. Their design is to help companies position themselves for growth as well as withstand the disasters that affect so many companies.

Pope recognized two winning companies of Epicor LBM Customer Excellence Awards: E.C. Barton for Technology Innovation, and Northwest Hardwoods for Business Transformation. In addition to the recognition, the two companies received $2,000 to donate to local charities of their choice.

Kevin Hodge, senior director, products and Jason Parchomchuk, manager of project management revealed new features in BisTrack. Many of them were the result of user feedback. The two biggest announcements at the event itself were Epicor Warehouse Management (formerly Majure Data) and the Epicor Payment Gateway

Source: Rick Schumacher

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Epicor survey finds UK manufacturing maintaining growth despite Brexit

Epicor’s latest Global Growth Index survey has revealed the UK’s manufacturing sector has sustained growth, despite continued political and economic uncertainty.

Manufacturing business growth has continued to rise over the past year. However, the rate has been much slower than the previous 12 months. Despite political uncertainty and the difficulty in recruiting and retaining skilled staff, there has been a marginal 1% rise in the number of businesses reporting growth.

Political volatility and uncertainty continue to be a common cause for concern across the globe. Nearly three-quarters of UK businesses (72%) stated that the uncertainty surrounding Brexit is also still a big threat, with the percentage across all EMEA-based respondents totaling 46%. Despite this, business growth over the last 12 months has been stable, but respondents admit it hasn’t been easy. The survey found that 44% found it challenging. Furthermore, 18% feel that staff skills and experience have played a detrimental part in maintaining growth.

“The manufacturing industry plays an integral role in our global economy and people forget that it is responsible for delivering important products we use every day,” said Epicor CEO, Steve Murphy. “As such, the health of the manufacturing industry is something we should all be concerned about. While it’s good news to see that growth in this industry is still taking place, we need to keep a close eye on what factors are contributing to this growth and what factors are causing a lag. The information in the Global Growth Index empowers businesses so they can make strategic plans that will best position them for the future.”

The design of the Epicor Global Growth Index is to measure the worldwide business growth within the manufacturing industry. The Index tracks the performance of businesses—year on year—within 13 territories. Its key indicators include turnover, profits, headcount, and product range. In particular, the Growth Index rose by one percent, compared to 3.7 percent in the previous 12-month period.  

The table below shows the Global Growth Index results for 2019. It indicates six key indicators, compared with figures from 2018 and 2017. Percentages represent the median average number of businesses that have reported growth in each of the key growth metrics.

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“Investing in the right technology, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, can help businesses better plan for change by improving visibility and insights into current operational workflows. This can help alleviate stress. Furthermore, it provides flexibility, agility, and adaptability needed to respond to market conditions and customer demands. Thus, these solutions can enable people to deal with challenges more effectively.

Technology can also have a positive influence on other factors, including work ethic and staff recruitment and retention,” concluded Reid Paquin, research director, IDC.

Source: Daniel Brightmore

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Top ERP Solutions for 2019 and Beyond

The marketplace for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platforms is maturing on a daily basis. It is getting increasingly crowded with excellent software tools for a variety of use cases, verticals, deployment methods, and budgets. In order to assist you with selecting your ERP, here are the best 24 best ERP solutions for 2019.

1.ABAS ERP

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For more than 35 years, abas has helped production-related companies around the world create change and profit from digital transformation—with our advanced ERP software, smart business process consulting. In particular, abas provides ERP and business process management (BPM) software built on open standards that enable organizations to unlock the power of their business-critical content. Whether management or controlling, purchasing or sales, service or accounting, production or warehousing: As a comprehensive solution, abas ERP provides each user the exact functions and information they require.

2.ACUMATICA – The ERP Cloud

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Acumatica provides cloud and browser based-business management software designed for small and mid-sized businesses. In addition, its ERP solution offers a suite of fully-integrated applications powered by a flexible platform. The company offers ERP software for both manufacturing and distribution companies: Manufacturing Edition and Distribution Edition. As one of the fastest-growing providers of cloud ERP software, the company can help streamline your processes while gaining visibility over all aspects of your operations to accelerate your business growth.

3.APTEAN

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Aptean provides various industries within different verticals with very specific ERP, supply chain management and customer experience solutions. The company builds and acquires solutions to support the evolving operational needs of businesses, helping nearly 5,000 organizations. Aptean’s ERP solutions include Cimnet ERP, Encomprix ERP, Ross ERP, and more. Furthermore, the designs of ERP solutions from Aptean connect with deep functional fit built-in. However, they are also highly customizable to align even more closely with your unique business processes.

4.DDISYSTEM

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DDI System’s offering, Inform ERP, is a fully-integrated, real-time system that ties every aspect of distributor operations into a seamless workflow. Inform harmonizes distribution operations using powerful tools designed to align daily tasks with new, opportunistic revenue sources and a focus on the customer first. Inform ERP delivers industry-specific solutions for distributors to succeed in today’s competitive landscape.

5. DELTEK

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Deltek offers a range of ERP products to fit the unique demands of clients. The offers include Costpoint, Maconomy, Deltek for Professional Services, Ajera, and Vision. Deltek’s ERP solutions are available as cloud-based and on-premise systems. Some have the prices on a per employee per month basis. These solutions help efficiently manage resources, better service clients, and grow profitability for firms of any size.

6.EPICOR

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Epicor looks to help organizations take advantage of economic changes with its ERP solutions suite. Its ERP solution is a global resource planning platform that provides choice, flexibility, and agility to promote growth and opportunity. This is a software tool for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and service providers. Moreover, built for companies of all shapes and sizes, Epicor ERP solution gives you better visibility into global business processes and supply chain, build a more data-driven organization, improve productivity and collaboration and raise the bar for quality and compliance.

7.EXACT SOFTWARE

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Exact Software provides cloud-based business software for small to medium-sized businesses. It offers the Globe Next ERP solution, featuring accounting, inventory management, billing and invoicing, financial reporting, and more. Globe Next can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise. Globe Next was originally designed as a software program but evolved to become a comprehensive ERP system. Exact Software can assist you with their proven ERP solutions for your financial administration with fully integrated industry-specific solutions.

8.FINANCIALFORCE

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Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, FinancialForce is the leading cloud-based ERP for the new services economy. Moreover, it unifies data across the enterprise in real-time, enabling companies to rapidly evolve their business models with customers at the center. Built on the Salesforce platform, FinancialForce software offers centralized billing capabilities to facilitate accurate invoicing for products/services, subscriptions, contracts, projects, and more.

9.INFOR

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Infor is a private software company founded in 2002 and offers both cloud and on-premise ERP solutions for a wide variety of industries worldwide. As a company that’s been building ERP solutions for enterprise-level and small-medium sized businesses for more than 15 years, Infor’s industry-focused CloudSuite solutions help to minimize cumbersome modifications and take advantage of continuous innovation.

10.INTACT SOFTWARE

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Founded in 1992 creating accounting software, Intact Software is currently known for providing the flexible Intact IQ, its ERP solution directed towards small and medium-sized businesses. Intact ERP offering, Intact IQ, is a next-generation ERP solution designed for today’s digital economy. Particularly, it removes distracting noise from your business data and allows customers to be presented with the most streamlined and relevant information.

11.IQMS

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IQMS provides manufacturers the best choice for reliable, real-time ERP software solutions developed especially for manufacturing processes. Despite the size of your company, EnterpriseIQ ERP is the solution to fit your needs. Their product library consists of Manufacturing ERP, Manufacturing Software, Mobile ERP, Small Business ERP, Private Equity ERP, MES software (and for Enterprise), Quality Management, and more.

12.MASTERPLAN

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Masterplan Solutions is a leading provider of cloud business and process integration software including ERP, material requirements planning (MRP), supply chain management (SCM), Sales and Manufacturing software solutions. This software is available as both an upfront perpetual license fee and as a monthly subscription, based on the size of business. In addition, it offers standard manufacturing applications including financial accounting, manufacturing execution, quality management, product life cycle management, supply chain management, supplier management, customer relationship management (CRM) and business intelligence.

13. ODOO

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Odoo is an open-source ERP software provider for businesses of all sizes and industries. With the “On-premise” offer, Odoo is the most installed business software in the world; used by over 3.700.000 users worldwide ranging from startup companies (1 user) to large enterprises (300,000+ users). Furthermore, its distinction is that the whole system revolves around a collection of apps. The software has apps to cover everything from warehousing, manufacturing, and sales channels, to timesheets, websites, purchasing, and more.

14. SHOPTECH

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Shoptech Software is a provider of best-in-class manufacturing software for your shop. The E2 Shop System is designed with the job shop and make-to-order manufacturer in mind. For 35 years, this software has helped businesses with quick and accurate quoting, real time data collection, flexible scheduling and tight inventory control, and much more.

Furthermore, Shoptech takes the responsibility of hosting your data very seriously. Thus, the’ve partnered with the most reliable cloud management company in the business: Rackspace. Customers can benefit from the seamless integration with QuickBooks too.

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Epicor to offer free tech consultations at AAPEX

Epicor’s technology experts are now scheduling appointments with parts suppliers, wholesalers, and service providers at the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas this fall.

The global provider of industry-specific enterprise software says, the free consultations are designed to help warehouses, stores, and shops that want to accelerate growth in 2020.

Those who qualify will automatically be entered into daily drawings for a variety of prizes, including Fitbit Charge 3 and Fitbit Alta HR fitness watches.

AAPEX 2019 will take place Nov. 5-7, 2019, at the Sands Expo Convention Center, Las Vegas.

“Virtually any aftermarket business from the U.S, Canada or Mexico can find solutions in our AAPEX booth that can help them accelerate sales growth, reduce costs, increase margins and strengthen customer engagement and loyalty,” said Stephen Gannon, automotive business lead, Epicor. “Our technology consultations and hands-on demonstrations are designed to help users solve problems and unlock new opportunities for growth.”

Source: Auto Service world

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More Epicor 10.2.400 highlights

This post continues discussing the highlights in Epicor 10.2.400. (Here is the first part.) Especially, those related to Epicor ERP scheduling boards, mobile application, REST v2 OData v4 and Office Excel 365.

New Epicor Scheduling Boards

One highlight in Epicor 10.2.400 is the completely new design of scheduling boards. It enables you to easily detect overload problems and hanging conditions. You then can analyze schedule changes concerning cost and throughput before firmly committing them.

Epicor 10.2.400 highlights

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epicor 10.2.400 scheduling

So what are the specific Epicor 10.2.400 major features in these scheduling boards:

  • You can drag, drop or drilldown the schedule for multi-level assemblies and operation details.
  • The new timeline enables you to observe short-run operations, based on which you can analyze the long-run impacts of operations.
  • The view indicators, including late status and material availability, proactively send you notifications of potential problems in the schedule. Moreover, you can customize colors for your personal denotation. For example, you can categorize real, possible or delinquent load by task or operation.
  • You can flexible schedule and adjust the schedule for a single task and for the whole plant. In addition, you can lock tasks for key operations or define your priority and level capacity loads by resource/resource group.
  • In case of overload or needs of overload alleviation concerning resource/resource group, you can simply drag and drop load hours forward or backward.
  • These boards allow you to display each date and resource/resource group and access resource/resource-group as well as job scheduling information. As a result, you can check the causes of the problem and adjust the schedules.
  • The what-if (or potential/possible) mode also helps to analyze potential bottlenecks before you finish the actual schedule.

However, in case of preference of  the Classic Scheduling Board, you can easily find that option in the Menu. It is the button ‘Classic’.

Mobile application for time and expense

Some Epicor 10.2.400 major features include new time & expense mobile application. On the one hand, this function target at Requestors, whose job is to compose and send timesheet or expense reports for approval. On the other hand, its objective is to help Approvers to approve or reject timesheet or expense reports more easily.

Furthermore, this application is compatible with Apple iOS 11, 12 devices and Google Android 7.0, 8.0 ones.

REST v2 OData v4

The current upgrade in REST API is another Epicor 10.2.400 highlight. Its present version 2 takes advantage of the newest OData v.4. Thus, the way to specify the current Company as well as custom ERP-specific parameters in REST request URLs becomes friendlier. However, you need to review the changes properly when upgrading to version 2.

Here are the Maintenance Screens in Epicor 10.2.400:

  • API Key Maintenance
  • Access Scope Maintenance

Office Excel 365

Excel 2016 or higher versions are accessible now in Epicor 10.2.400.

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Epicor 10.2.400 highlights – to be continue

You can easily find a number of new features after upgrading your system to this new version. Though we cannot provide a full list at the moment, we are always here to listen and support you. Feel free to contact us here.


All photos and explanations belong to EpicHelp user hasokeric.

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Epicor among Top Rated ERP Solutions for 2019

On March 6th 2019, TrustRadius released the top rated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions for 2019 based on evaluations of 23,900 TrustRadius users in the past quarter. Proudly, Epicor ERP was ranked the 5th position among multiple other software.

Users’ reviews so far have showed Epicor ERP is an ideal solution for the manufacturing industry. This software provides solutions in accounting, inventory control, CRM, project management, HCM, business intelligence, supply chain and production management, risk management, and asset management. Its aims are to help enterprises increase profitability, enhance productivity, and manage growth.

72% TrustRadius reviewers using Epicor ERP work for mid-sized companies. They value “Epicor’s immediate access to source data, low-maintenance cloud hosting option, and responsive customer support team.”

 

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Epicor ERP, a great choice for manufacturing companies.

[Our company] uses Epicor ERP across all departments here at Baxter. We are able to do Sales, manage our inventory, purchasing, manufacturing, and handle all functions of accounting using Epicor. We made the decision to go with Epicor in 2008, and went live on January 1, 2010. We have upgraded the software a few times and love the improvements that Epicor continues to make with the software.

 

Jack PennypackerNetwork Administrator III - Baxter Manufacturing

Epicor Cheerleader.

Currently use Epicor ERP in all of our manufacturing, customer service, finance and engineering departments, some sales also included. Our next phase is to merge Epicor with Salesforce to have it be more seamless.

Verified UserC-Level Executive in Finance and Accounting - Maritime Company

Top rated ERP 2019 – Information for future users

Analysis shows what TrustRadius visitors care the most are product reviews and comparisons. Particularly, 56% read end-users’ feedback while 38% compared between at least two solutions. Such information then helps next buyers make better informed decision when purchasing a product.

Criteria to be top rated ERP software

Here are criteria to become top rated ERP software 2019: Firstly, the products must appear in the top level of their category TrustMap by February 13th, 2019. Then they must receive at least 10 reviews published within the past year with a satisfaction score of at least 7.5/10. Furthermore, they must share at least 1.5% of the traffic in the category.

TrustRadius verifies every reviewer and vets every review before publication. Then the platform marks the products on the TrustMap based on end-user data. Furthermore, the decisive elements are scores of users’ likelihood to recommend and buyer research patterns.