Epicor 9 – Ten reasons to purchase or upgrade to

  1. ADVANCED BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE

    As your organization continues to grow, you need a business architecture
    that allows you to take advantage of modern technology developments.
    Epicor ICE (Internet Component Environment), the underlying technology
    framework for Epicor, merges the flexibility of a true service-oriented
    architecture (Epicor True SOA™
    ) with Web 2.0 concepts to not only meet
    business requirements today, but offer the flexibility to adapt to
    future opportunities.

  2. INCREASE USER PRODUCTIVITY

    Enabling continuous performance improvement within your business means
    empowering your employees to be more productive. Epicor True SOA™
    features the Epicor Everywhere™
    Framework, a unique technology that
    allows you to extend your current applications to Microsoft®
    Windows®, Web browsers and mobile devices. By extending Epicor to familiar and
    convenient productivity tools and leveraging Web 2.0 concepts, such as
    enterprise search, presence, and real-time communication, ICE enhances the
    user experience and productivity.

  3. HIGHER QUALITY AND LOWER COSTS

    Lean manufacturing and total quality initiatives are critical to continued
    success in a highly competitive market. Epicor’s next-generation solutions
    are well positioned to support just that with business process management
    (BPM), a solution that lets you create and model your business processes
    within your Epicor business application. The system can put records on hold,
    automate notification, invoke custom code, and require additional data
    entry (such as a password for electronic signature) based on your unique
    business rules. Additionally, product data management capabilities include
    document vaulting in Microsoft Office®
    SharePoint® for rapid retrieval and collaboration.

  4. OPTIMIZE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

    End-to-end management of goods from sales order to shipment requires
    streamlined processes both internally and with suppliers. Maximizing
    effectiveness of your supplier network requires utilization of new tools such
    as Service Connect, a business orchestration and integration tool that
    enables faster and more efficient application-to-application and business-tobusiness connectivity. Enhanced solutions for efficiently managing internal
    supply chains coupled with tightly controlling inventory resources and
    orchestration of these resources, maximizes the effectiveness of your
    supplier network while controlling costs.

  5. CHOICE AND FLEXIBILITY

    Epicor ICE 2.0 builds upon an already extensive set of integrated tools for
    enhancing and extending Epicor. Applications and business processes can
    easily be tailored to meet your organization’s specific needs and everchanging business requirements. User interfaces can be modified to specific
    roles, workflow and preferences, significantly improving the end user
    experience. ICE provides the ability to meet the unique needs of your
    organization and individual employees.

  6. MAXIMUM BUSINESS INSIGHT

    You need analysis tools that logically and dynamically align with your core
    enterprise applications and your users. Epicor Enterprise Performance
    Management (EPM) places a heavy emphasis on the active use of the
    right information at the right time for the right people. It proactively
    guides and readjusts the course of your business rather than just passively
    measuring its progress or reserving business intelligence tools for a
    chosen few.

  7. GLOBAL SOLUTION WITH LOCAL EXPERTISE

    Epicor next-generation enterprise applications feature a unique
    “configurable engine” approach, which makes it easier to adopt the legal
    and legislative requirements of the world’s economies and the
    international standards including IAS, IFRS, and GAAP. Epicor created a
    truly configurable ERP platform that can be tuned for small, medium and
    large businesses, different industries, local firms or multinational
    conglomerates without the need for complex source code changes. Epicor
    makes business anywhere a reality.

  8. STANDARDIZATION AND CONSISTENCY

    Epicor provides a consistent, repeatable single solution approach that
    integrates your corporate headquarters with divisions and operating
    locations. Epicor enables the local, regional, or centralized deployment of
    master data and standard processes within a consistent, pervasive security
    framework. This ensures that operational information produced locally,
    cascades upwards into a single consolidated view of global activities that
    accurately reflects your organization’s performance.

  9. STAY CURRENT WITH YOUR CROSS INDUSTRY NEEDS

    Epicor understands that many businesses, manufacturing in particular,
    have diversified the industries they serve in an attempt to strengthen
    business performance and reduce risk in uncertain times. As a result,
    deploying solutions that fit cross industry requirements and stay current in
    the changing environment of business is critical. Recent updates for Epicor
    solutions follow this theme and particularly strengthen functionality in key
    areas for some of our customers’ industries.

  10. SEAMLESS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

    A complete end-to-end resource based on more than a dozen modular
    business suites, Epicor places significant emphasis on embedded
    capabilities, like customer and supplier relationship management,
    advanced planning and scheduling, business process management, field
    service management and product configuration all available as system
    wide processes. Through a unique combination of sophisticated global
    business management, distributed deployment and master data
    management facilities, you can truly virtualize your enterprise.