Transforming the Business Relationship with ERP to Drive Growth and Opportunity through a More Responsive Solution, Designed for Device Mobility, Deployment Choice and Social Collaboration
EPICOR INSIGHTS 2014 — LAS VEGAS, April 28, 2014 — Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today unveils Epicor ERP version 10 at its annual customer conference, representing the transformation of business software to inspire the next-generation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) users.
The new offering is a visionary blend of rich global functionality built on agile technology that eliminates complexity to make ERP easier to use, more collaborative and more responsive than ever before, while supporting today’s business imperatives: social collaboration, deployment flexibility, accelerated performance and broad device accessibility.
Customers are already live and running their businesses on Epicor ERP version 10 today, including Allambi Youth Services, Boers & Co FineMetalworking Group, Cylicron Engineered Cylinders, LLC., Enpress LLC, Habasit America, Hallmark Building Supplies, Humtown Products, MK Products, and XT (previously Xstrata Technology).
Inspired by the needs of today’s tech-aware workforce, Epicor ERP version 10 introduces a number of new applications and technologies that will transform the way companies operate. Based on the five principles of collaboration, choice, responsiveness, simplicity and mobility, Epicor ERP version 10 is designed to help organizations work better, both internally and externally, leveraging the knowledge and experience of the people and systems connected together throughout the supply chain.
With a streamlined experience across multiple devices and expanded deployment choices — on premise, cloud or managed service — Epicor ERP version 10 delivers a consistent experience, delivered in a single solution. The new touch-enabled, intuitive user interface (UI) is designed from the ground up to work with touch screen devices — empowering users to work the way they want.
Based in the Netherlands, Boers & Co FineMetalworking Group was the first customer to go live with Epicor ERP version 10. Boers enjoys a 100-year history of delivering fine mechanical parts, high precision assembly and sheet metal products to customers in the medical appliances, flow-control, automotive and petro-chemical industries. The company implemented Epicor ERP, from the shop floor to finance, to meet the growing customer demand for access to real-time information.
“With Epicor ERP version 10 we can see the advantages of the new user interface — it makes everything simpler and easier to use,” said Jos Greeve, ICT Manager at Boers. “Epicor ERP version 10 will change the way we work and the computers we use — touch enabled, touch friendly — the new menus allow employees to adapt the solution to the way they want to work.”
Social ERP Drives User-Centric Business Innovation
According to a recent report by Forrester Research, Inc., “Both customers and employees now expect that information, services, and social media will be available to them — in context — on any device, at their time of need. And business leaders are taking note: Today, 77% of business decision-makers believe that creating a comprehensive mobile and tablet strategy for customers and partners is a moderate, high, or critical priority for their company.”
Epicor ERP version 10 embodies the evolution to a fully social-ized system of engagement, as Epicor Social Enterprise delivers an extensive collaboration and personalization environment. Consumer-grade search anywhere capabilities, enables users to do cross-company searches, drill down into live information, call and return data from any application in context, all from their own view into the ERP system. Epicor Social Enterprise users are able to effectively and efficiently handle information overload through activity stream management, following application data or people alerts on an ad-hoc basis.
Enpress LLC, a worldwide leading manufacturer of composite pressure vessels for use in water treatment based in Eastlake, Ohio, recently went live with Epicor ERP version 10. The company is running its business operations — from front office through production, receiving and shipping, from to order entry and cash receipts — on the new version.
“Epicor ERP version 10 is going to allow us to do more with less,” said Anthony Gercar, plant accountant for Enpress LLC. “With Epicor ERP version 10 we have the ability now to collaborate inside the system through Epicor Social Enterprise. We are very excited about this new capability.”
Innovative and Agile Business Architecture
At the foundation of Epicor ERP version 10 is the powerful next-generation Epicor ICE 3 Business Architecture that drives increased performance, scalability, interoperability and ease of use, while reducing the cost and complexity of doing business leveraging a 100% Microsoft® technology stack. (See news release: Epicor Provides a Look at Potent Technology ‘Under the Hood’ of New Epicor ERP v10)
“Epicor ERP version 10 represents the evolution of our innovative technology platform to support today’s business imperatives — social collaboration, deployment flexibility, broad device accessibility, with ease of use and accelerated performance,” said Malcolm Fox, vice president, product marketing at Epicor Software. “We’ve made a significant investment to deliver the next-generation of our efficient, high performance business architecture, designed to provide our customers with competitive advantage from these advances in technology. Epicor ERP inspires business agility, transparency and enriched customer experience, with unprecedented ease-of-adoption to deliver rapid time to value and drive greater information collaboration so businesses can make smarter decisions, faster, and with better results.”
With Epicor ERP version 10 companies gain a technology platform that can support them as they conduct business today and in the future – on any device, anytime, anywhere in the world. It is an enterprise solution that supports growth and expansion into new markets, encouraging companies to connect with their customers, partners, employees and products in new and innovative ways.
Moving from the prior release to Epicor ERP version 10, “We received great support from Epicor and our partner Macroscoop during implementation,” said Greeve. “It only took us an evening to go live – from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., we completed the conversions, installations, everything.”
Visit Epicor.com/ERP10 to listen to the implementation stories of Epicor ERP version 10 customers Boers, Cylicron and Enpress.
Epicor ERP version 10 is immediately available in 35 languages and 26 countries worldwide.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company’s headquarters are located in Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.
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 Source: Forrester Research, Inc. “Predictions 2014: Mobility and Computing Technologies in the Age of the Customer” by J.P. Gownder (January 15, 2014)