Epicor: Capturing End to end Manufacturing Processes on a Single Platform
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Epicor: Capturing End to end Manufacturing Processes on a Single Platform

CIO VendorJoseph L. Cowan, President and CEO
The world of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is in the center of massive disruption where reign of traditional players is challenged by the next-gen cloud providers. The rigid nature of traditional on-premise ERP solutions proves to be a hindrance, and integration of next generation tools makes it an incoherent system requiring more resources while adversely affecting productivity in the industry. “Today, manufacturing industry demands seamless customizations and integration in order to remain competitive in the market,” explicates Joseph L. Cowan, President and CEO of Epicor. Headquartered in Austin, TX, Epicor provides ERP software with robust capabilities focused on reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving customer responsiveness across the enterprise.

Epicor Manufacturing ERP is a comprehensive solution portfolio that enables manufacturers to plan, schedule, execute and monitor the entire manufacturing business. From raw materials to final product our mixed-mode, to-order philosophy provides the level of flexibility and agility possible. Embracing the latest in technology and built on a single unified data model, the ERP provides a real-time, accurate view of your manufacturing process, so the manufacturers can proactively manage their plant operations. “Embedded business process management's provides the flexibility the firms need to do business the way they want to do it,” says Cowan.

An end-to-end software solution for manufacturers, Epicor ERP is available on premise, hosted, or in the cloud as a software as a service (SaaS) solution. It is built on Microsoft technology for greater access and mobile workers.

Also, Epicor ERP is embracing the mobile mind shift through enterprise-wide device access, graphical business modeling to simplify deployment and enhance user experience. For distributors that produce or assemble their items, Epicor SCM goes beyond traditional kitting functionality by offering comprehensive production management.

Epicor solutions are designed to simultaneously handle make-to-order, make-to-stock and engineer-to-order processing, providing the manufacturers with the flexibility to review and update plans as per the demand.

Boers & Co Fine Metalworking Group is one such beneficiary of Epicor’s ERP solution. The fine metal products delivered by Boers are used for creating medical equipments, measuring instruments, auto parts, and even barricading residences. Boers wanted to expand its offerings by moving from making simple parts to more complex metal works. Boers implemented Epicor ERP to handle complexities involved in expanding of operations in the shop floor as well as in offices. The solution provided Boers up-to-date information on the operations and stock of inventories and components. Today, the metal works company has increased productivity, despite reducing 25 percent of labor force, remarking the efficacy of the solution furnished by Epicor. Boers’ management incessantly explains that it only took an evening to go live with the solution, and elaborates on the plans to employ Epicor ERP throughout their global offices and shop floors.

Commenting on the key strength of Epicor, Cowan says, “The speed of deployment on a massive scale is exemplary of SaaS methodology, which has helped the companies to get rid of constant accomplishment or upgrade of their cloud ERP solution.” More importantly it enables them to focus on their core business operations instead of managing IT,” he adds. The Epicor ERP is a visionary blend of rich global functionality built on agile technology that eliminates complexity to make ERP easier to use, more collaborative and responsive than ever before.