Epicor ERP 10
Epicor ERP 10 is lightning fast. It was announced at Epicor’s annual user conference, Insights, in 2014. Epicor ERP 10 is touted as easier to use, more collaborative and more responsive.
Ease of Use
Boers & Co Fine Metalworking Group, a one hundred year-old mechanical parts manufacturer, was the first company to go-live with Epicor ERP version 10. The company implemented Epicor ERP for complete management of everything–from their shop floor to their financials. “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 & Co Fine Metalworking Group.
Collaboration Made Possible
Social tools are playing a significant part of enterprise collaboration. These tools are embedded into the ERP system, as is the case with Epicor, and are available for access on mobile devices. Much has changed as enterprise software users require more social collaboration.
“Such needs often include extensive customizability for specific business scenarios, deep integration with existing back-end systems, and the ability to support roll-outs that span dozens of countries and legal geographies, with the complex management, administration, security, and governance requirements this inevitably entails,” said Dion Hinchcliffe, a ZDNet contributor.
At the heart of enterprise social tools is the ability to more easily collaborate with employees and customers. Epicor offers two powerful ways to connect: Epicor Social Enterprise and Commerce Connect.
Epicor Social Enterprise
If you have wanted to quickly and easily coordinate on an inter-department project you will enjoy using Social Enterprise. Use concepts made popular by social media (#hashtags, mentions, repostings/sharing) to better collaborate with everyone on your team. This is also useful for your customers to use as well. They will be able to track orders from purchase to delivery.
Creating a commerce site can sometimes be a hassle. For many manufacturers having an e-commerce site connected to your inventory levels, shipping details, and customer accounts is a must. Anything less would cause confusion on your end and for your customer. Epicor solves this confusion with Commerce Connect, a fully integrated connector to the widely-used Magento® e-commerce platform. What’s great is all your Epicor data will remain synced and up-to-date in your store.
Go back ten years ago and manufactures were stuck using paper and pen for shop floor inspections. The field service team was certainly not using I-pads or smart-phone to capture service updates or add new account details on location. Now mobile is a vital component of the way employees work.
“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,” added Greeves.
What are your must-have features from your ERP system? Do you think Epicor ERP 10 will transform the way you do business?