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Epicor in Taiwan

Epicor beats 16 others in Taiwan

Epicor has won a contract to replace the ERP solution at Chin Fong Machine Industrial Co Ltd in Taiwan. Chin Fong is the largest manufacturer of mechanical power presses in Taiwan. Founded in 1948 it has revenues of $7.4 billion NTD.

The company is aiming to become the largest manufacturer in the world. It has manufacturing plants in both Taiwan and China. It has also expanded further overseas. Chin Fong acquired Stamtec Inc in 1990 and also has sales offices in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, the USA, and Thailand. It also has a global distribution network. In 2001 it extended its capability to automobile presses and can name Toyota and Ford amongst its customers.

Chin Fong first implemented an ERP solution in 2002. Seventeen years on the business has grown significantly and become more complex. The original ERP could only support standardized products. This increased the burden on staff from workarounds and it decided to replace the legacy solution

Mr. Yuta Tu, IT manager at Chin Fong, said: “Our old ERP system could not cope with the type of orders we were receiving. With customer demands becoming increasingly diversified, whenever we processed orders or managed production, our workforce had to spend lots of extra hours to solve problems caused by the system.”

“Furthermore, since our various subsidiaries used different ERP systems, a lot of additional time was spent compiling data for use in our financial statements. All of this had a negative impact on decision-making within the company.”

A long evaluation process

Chin Fong took its time evaluating the different solutions available. In total it looked at seventeen suppliers. That it took so long is unusual, one might argue that ERP solutions can change considerably over those two years.

However, the answer may lie in another comment by Yuta: “During the testing stage, we found that the combination of Epicor ERP and Microsoft technology complemented each other well. This was especially evident when having to process unexpected financial statements—the system’s ability to quickly input data helped reduce the amount of work for the IT department, thereby greatly increasing efficiency. As a result, we decided to completely switch all of our operations to the new ERP system by the end of this year.”

With such an important decision to make, after all its previous solution had lasted more than 15 years the duration starts to make some sense. Running a pilot to understand the integrations between its different solutions clearly helped. It will also have seen the improvements that Epicor has made to its core ERP solution. Epicor updates its core ERP solution, version 10, every six months. The latest release was in October this year.

Cash flow and mobile ERP key objectives

Chin Fong also had clear objectives for its new solution:

  • Cash flow traceability: required for the core organization and its subsidiaries. By tracking orders and transfers between business units it wanted to manage resources in real-time. This allows it to provide customers with accurate quotations using accurate costs.
  • Mobile-enabled ERP: International growth means it is important that managers can see up to date information on their mobile devices. They can both view information and take action decisions through the mobile application.

Epicor was finally selected based on its integration with Microsoft, the total cost of ownership and positive reference customers.

Implementation begins in China

Chin Fong will first implement the solution at its factory in Jiangsu, China in December. The implementation at Jiangsu will deliver order processing, logistics, purchasing, and finance. Staff from the head office in Taiwan will assist with the implementation.

 Vincent Tang, Regional Vice President, Asia, at Epicor

    Vincent Tang, Regional Vice President, Asia, at Epicor

This will help them gain a deeper knowledge of the solution. It will also be useful when they deploy Epicor in Taiwan in Spring 2020. With a unified solution across its operations, Chin Fong will obtain visibility it has struggled to achieve previously. It should also make further expansion easier.

Vincent Tang, regional vice president, Asia, for Epicor noted: “Epicor has a wealth of expertise in developing ERP software for machinery manufacturers. Our solutions are specifically designed to provide the greatest level of flexibility and promote business growth. We are proud that Chin Fong has selected Epicor ERP to help meet its business goals, and we look forward to supporting the company in its future growth ambitions.”

Enterprise Times: What does this mean

With the Taiwanese manufacturing production index falling in 2019 companies need to ensure that they increase efficiency. Chin Fong will do so over the next few months. This should cut both direct and indirect costs as it rolls out the application. Importantly it will have a better picture of its costs and will be able to transfer production between its plants as required. This should enable it to maximize profits and revenues in the coming years.

The advantage of adopting the Epicor solution is that it will also be able to take advantage of the upgrades every few months without a significant cost burden. It is unlikely that it did so with its historic solution.

Source: Steve Brooks


Data V Tech is proud to be one of the leading ERP vendors in the Asia Pacific. We have implemented Epicor ERP for many businesses in Vietnam and China. For direct consultation, please feel free to contact us.

Project Coordinator

Data V Tech is the hub of talented and motivated IT engineers. Check this opportunity to start your career with us!

Requirements

  • University Degree or higher (favourable in Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing, Finance).
  • Good command of English (IELTS or TOEFL or TOEIC is an advantage).
  • Experience in project management (favourable but no must).
  • Good communication skills.
  • Well-organized and deadline oriented.
  • Independent worker and a supportive team player.

Your benefits

  • Project management training on Epicor ERP.
  • Opportunity to get certified for Epicor Project Management Signature Methodology.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Open English-speaking work environment.
  • Opportunity to work with multiple projects in multiple industries.
  • Opportunity to get promoted to Project Manager roles.
  • Additional medical health insurance after 6 months of joining.
  • Wellfare benefits in accordance with the labour regulations.

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Location

  • Headquarter: 4A/167 Nguyen Van Thuong Street, Ward 25, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Frequent field trips to other provinces, such as Binh Duong or Dong Nai (organized by Data V Tech).

Your tasks

  • Be the “organizational spirit” of our software team
  • Develop individual project plans reflecting the respective characteristics of each endeavor while considering the available workforce and overall milestones
  • Work with the team members to define scope and tasks to break down the overall deliverables in digestible units
  • Introduce/refine project management methods that support a modern, agile and inspiring way of work
  • Coordinate timelines while keeping an eye on potential risks and bringing the right people together to find solutions
  • Initiate regular team meetings and work routines to keep all active projects running smoothly; guide team meetings, mediate decisions and document progress
  • Take care of release-related processes and make sure that gates can be passed
  • Work with remote / external teams and other third parties to coordinate and align software activities in an optimal way
  • Regularly report the overall program status, risks and change control
  • Manage team dynamics and support a positive team spirit
  • Contribute to each team member being able to maximize their individual impact; that group decisions are fostered, and an open-minded and productive environment is established

ERP Consultants

Data V Tech is the hub of talented and motivated ERP consultants. Check this opportunity to start your ERP consulting career with us!

Requirements

Education qualifications

  • University Degree or higher (Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing, Finance) or have basic understanding of software development (and ideally of ERP software such as Epicor ERP).
  • Good communication in English (listening/reading/ speaking/ writing). IELTS or TOEFL or TOEIC is an advantage.
  • No experience is required, you will be trained from scratch, however, having experience in using software and a capacity for learning new software is an advantage.

Soft skills

  • Ability to research and grasp new technologies, work under high pressure and meet deadlines
  • Independent worker and supportive team player
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Interested in business operations, such as manufacturing and finance, distribution

Location

  • Headquarter: 4A/167 Nguyen Van Thuong Street, Ward 25, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Factories in other Vietnamese cities, such as Hanoi or Dong Nai.

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Your future job location offers you

  • Opportunities to learn and experience with the top ERP software in the world.
  • Global networks since you will work with Customers/Partners around the world, and especially in Asia-Pacific.
  • Supports to take Consultant certification exams for software deployment, which has global value.
  • Learning-on-project experience with Manufacturing/ Distribution/ Financial knowledge along the way.
  • Possible salary increase with regard to knowledge level (certification), promotion (Team Leader), and bonus by the project.
  • Not only be around the office to learn, but you will also have opportunities to fly overseas and implement projects for our customers around the world. Is your passport ready?

Nestlink

NESTLink is a bi-directional fully automated tool that connects the engineering team to the shop floor by integrating nesting software with ERP in real-time.

Nestlink's Features

Create New Work Orders

When a new job is created, NESTLink automatically checks the part method to find all BOM items that need to be nested and cut to create new work orders in your nesting tool.

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Modify Existing Work Orders

NESTLink Work Order Manager’s color-coded screen lets you easily add, change, and remove parts on existing nesting work orders.

nestlink

Update Job Bill of Materials

After parts are nested and cut, NESTLink will update the ERP BOM, automatically adding nested items, along with the material used and actual cut quantities.

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Nestlink's Benefits

  • Fast:Shop floor sees new nesting jobs real-time
  • Accurate:Capture the actual material usage on jobs
  • Easy:Never miss a file from your nesting parts library
  • Safe:Secure integration using Infor and nesting tool business object

Nestlink is compatible with

  • Cut Rite
  • Ncell
  • ProNest
  • SigmaNest

nestlink

nestlink

Why SMEs choose Epicor?

Managers and leaders of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) usually find hard to make decisions on an appropriate ERP solution. Particularly, they struggle with the questions of possible return on this investment and reliable software deployment. To answer why SMEs should choose Epicor, Data V Tech studies users’ reviews on TrusRadius*.

According to TrustRadius, there are 13 SMEs using Epicor. Only four verified users wrote their user experience on the solutions. All reviewers were working for enterprises of 11-50 employees. Particularly, Travis Kenworthy P.E., Josh Foote, and Rashell Bustamante gave an 8+/10 review on Epicor ERP On-Premises. And here are what they say:

Is Epicor ERP a solution for SMEs?

The shifting of workload and retraining of employees was challenging but we did it and now we can process more work with the same workforce.

The advantage to having all of our data in one location to eliminate the tribal knowledge has been priceless.

Rachel Bustanmante

Rachel BustanmanteProject Manager - Kinematic Automation

Rachel also raises a number of advantages that her company experiences. For example, Epicor SSRS helps generate reports and enables user to add fields and present data much easier. Furthermore, the software provides user interface enabling immediate access to information, which can be exported to Excel. Last but not least, Epicor’s scheduling capabilities help them increase orders with the same volume of resources.

I believe it has helped organize and track our work and provide a history of what we have done.

I don’t know how we would purchase things without using Epicor ERP to create POs and jobs.

Josh Foote

Josh FooteProcess employee - Grand Die, Inc

According to Josh, the software organizes, keeps track of work and provides a history of finished tasks. It also helps create POs and jobs and, as a result, facilitates purchasing things. More personally, the dashboard enables him and his fellows to customize the site in order to see their “favorites” easily. Finally, Epicor can satisfy their accounting requirements.

the benefit is the the better information can save money on projects as we know where best to spend our time and identify potential problems earlier on a project. We believe it will have a positive impact

Travis Kenworthy P.E.

Travis Kenworthy P.E.Principal Mechanical Engineer - ClearStream Environmental

Though Travis finds hard to evaluate return of investment, he is positive about the impacts of the solution on his company. Particularly, he also points out Epicor provides effective project management module. Furthermore, most of features he needs are available in the system, and he can easily hide those not in use. Finally, he concludes the list of Epicor’s strength with its supreme feature – expandability. That is, since Epicor enables you to customize almost everything, you yourself can expand your own system.

Are there any other reasons why SMEs choose Epicor?

Epicor programmers and consultants have proved Epicor is the solution for SMEs. According to Rachel Bustamante, “Epicor has truly listened and done their best to accommodate their customer’s needs.” Indeed, all Rachel’s comments on some unnecessary functions were promptly and seriously taken. Josh’s user experience in customizing the software in 2017 was another proof of our attempts to deal with this issue.

Proudly, we tackled the lack of detailed information on the available functions of Epicor as Travis mentioned in 2018. Particularly, Data V Tech is sharing knowledge on Epicor everyday on the website and forums. Moreover, there is now 24/7 support in services in order to ensure the best user experience.

In conclusion, Epicor is proved to be the ideal ERP for SMEs to develop their business. Particularly, the return of investment can downgrade the worrisome myth about unaffordable costs. Furthermore, the present version allows users to fully personalize their sites according to their needs. Foremost, Epicor vendors such as Data V Tech always listen to and support customers.

* TrustRadius is a review platform for software users.

Insights 2019 with Starbucks Coffee CEO & Founder

Epicor Insights 2019 provided us with fruitful training sessions and especially an interesting talk with Starbucks Coffee Founder Howard Schultz. Also in this conference, it is announced that E10.2.400 will have REST API version 2.0. Data V Tech team is very excited to share further information on the updated Epicor ERP when being back to Vietnam.

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Training session
Insights 2019 Starbucks Coffee founder Howard Schultz
Starbucks Coffee Founder Howard Schultz – Insights 2019 guest
Insights 2019 training session 1

We worked hard and still felt fresh thanks to Epicor’s excellent organization. Apart from training sessions, we did have great time in Epicor Concert, to relax and to network. We just wish that everyone could have joined us!

This is the beginning of the concert before we threw ourselves into the crowd and music.

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Warehouse and Independent Distributor & Jobbers Solution

Epicor® plays a vital role in helping wholesale auto parts distributors and jobbers establish and maintain a competitive advantage through increased operational efficiency and a broad range of innovative, valuable customer service capabilities.

Wholesale Auto Parts Distributors Benefits

Epicor helps aftermarket businesses to:

  • Quickly identify the right part and even the right brand
  • Handle more customer orders, faster
  • Increase parts sales and margins
  • Drive revenue from slow-moving or obsolete stock
  • Make better inventory decisions

New Technology for New Challenges

Epicor-powered warehouse and independent distributors and jobbers can benefit from an integrated POS, smart buying practices and seamless inventory management that help increase sales, margins and customer loyalty.

Epicor solutions available for warehouse and independent distributors and jobbers include:

  • Comprehensive warehouse, business management and retail systems
  • Electronic auto replacement parts catalog and related data information
  • Parts replacement rate analysis to determine local demand
  • Connectivity solutions for online parts lookup and ordering from the service dealer up to the warehouse
  • “Bolt-on” tools for dispatch, delivery, and online customer service solutions

 

Automotive Service and Repair Solutions

Each day, thousands of consumers entrust their vehicles to independent repair shops and service chains with the understanding that all required maintenance and repairs will be completed by 5:00 p.m. the same day.

This “5 o’clock promise”—the unique ability to offer same-day diagnosis, parts procurement and repair for any of hundreds of potential mechanical issues—is the hallmark of the automotive aftermarket.

Service dealers and chains continually explore new ways to accelerate the repair experience and, in doing so, maximize their productivity and profitability. Epicor® is playing an important role in this process.

Parts and Labor On-Demand

Thanks to industry-leading Epicor parts, service intervals, labor estimating, and other automotive data products, vehicle service professionals can begin the repair process virtually the minute the customer walks in the door.

In addition, many shop management systems enable service writers to quickly look up, price and order virtually any replacement part through Epicor eCatalog data.

Auto Parts Software

Auto Parts Software—Real Solutions. Real Results

Epicor provides service enterprises with a comprehensive closed-loop automotive aftermarket solution or auto parts software. It supports all the five key service-centric processes (as in the graph below) behind marketing, advertising and communication agencies.

auto parts software

 

This software helps anticipate improvements in efficiency, job control, fee card realization, client satisfaction and overall visibility resulting in more profitable engagements.

 

Who needs auto parts software?

automotive aftermarket software

  • Aftermarket manufacturers
  • Auto parts warehouse
  • Independent distributors
  • Jobbers
  • Parts retailers
  • Auto service and repair businesses

 

Why is it called an automotive aftermarket solution?

This auto parts software’s objective is to help enterprises

  • Increase parts sales and margins
  • Make smarter, faster inventory decisions
  • Boost sales and productivity with online orders
  • Reduce returns
  • Capitalize on the growing aftermarket in a down economy

 

How does it do that?

Here are the most common tasks an auto parts solution is capable of:auto parts software

* Tracking and delivering the right parts at the right place at the right time. Epicor customers first provide the software with extensive auto parts data and photos, which creates an auto replacement parts catalog.  In return, the software enables users to promptly search in the aftermarket and carry out necessary tasks simply by some clicks.

* Boosting sales of auto parts with fast and accurate lookup of 60 million applications and millions of replacement parts as well as 2,900 aftermarket manufacturers. More impressively, Epicor users can trace the parts data for vehicles back to 1962.

* Accessing relevant information to service vehicles including:

  • Service Intervals
  • Tire-by-Size
  • Labor
  • Detailed Specifications
  • Interchange
  • Warranty

 

For further information about Epicor automotive aftermarket software, please feel free to contact us.