Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation
4120 Dublin Blvd.
Dublin, CA 94568 US
Software Solutions Built for Manufacturers
Manufacturers face constant pressure to produce a top quality product -- on time, every time. Economic fluctuations and market governance and compliance mandates add to the complexities manufacturers face every day. Striving to reduce costs and increase profitability while remaining competitive is no easy task. Epicor Manufacturing is a comprehensive solution portfolio that enables you to plan, schedule, execute and monitor the entire manufacturing business. From raw materials to final product our mixed-mode, to-order philosophy provides the greatest level of flexibility and agility possible. Embracing the latest in technology and built on a single unified data model, Epicor Manufacturing provides a real-time, accurate view of your manufacturing process, so you can proactively manage your operations with confidence. Embedded business process management provides the flexibility you need to do business the way you want to do it.
Epicor Recognized as a Technology Enabler for Client's Implementation of Its Industry Leading Manufacturing ERP Solution START-IT magazine honored Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC) with a Technology Enabler Award at the 9th Annual Technology and Business (T&B) Awards ceremony. Exemplifying the power of software solutions, Epicor was recognized for providing ACE Clearwater Enterprises superior solutions in technology. ACE won a T&B Vertical Industries Award for its implementation of Epicor Vantage®, the industry's first manufacturing solution based on a 100-percent service-oriented architecture (SOA), and complete end-to-end manufacturing solution that addresses the core business needs of midsized make-to-order (MTO) and mixed-mode manufacturers. This year marks the third T&B win for Epicor, having received recognition with Lakin General, DIX Metals, Standex International, and now ACE, for successful implementations of Epicor Vantage. The T&B Awards honor manufacturers that have made their businesses succeed through the use of leading-edge technology. "The Technology and Business Award winners have shown the vital role information technology can play as an enabler in accomplishing their business objectives," said John Buell, editor-in-chief of START-IT. Each winner should be proud of themselves considering the strong competition this year. ACE was awarded the T&B Vertical Industry Award for its successful implementation of advanced manufacturing software technology. Located in Torrance, California, ACE manufactures complex formed and welded assemblies for the aerospace and power generation industries. ACE selected Epicor Vantage because it recognized its ability to deliver better, faster decision-making capability. The Epicor system optimizes scheduling, enabling ACE to better manage costs, and provides real-time operational visibility” for everything from sales orders, job orders and purchase orders. Judged by an independent panel of industry experts and analysts, the T&B awards are open to any manufacturing company that has been in business for more than three years and has been able to use technology to overcome a challenge or to solve a critical business issue through the use of technology. The winners are highlighted in the Fall issue of START-IT. We are honored to again be recognized as a Technology Enabler for providing industry leading technology and business solutions that empower global manufacturers, said John Hiraoka, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Epicor. This recognition validates our ongoing commitment to provide solutions that deliver a rapid return on investment and enable our clients to drive efficiency throughout their organizations.
Epicor Service Connect Provides Automated Workflow, Enhanced Collaboration and Agility for Improved Business Performance IRVINE, Calif., February 22, 2006 — Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of integrated enterprise software solutions for the midmarket, today announced Epicor Service Connect, a Web services-based business integration platform that functions as the central integration point for implementing secure workflow orchestrations within Epicor applications and with third-party applications to enhance collaboration and automate business processes. Service-Oriented Architecture Enables Business Agility Harnessing the openness of XML Web services, Service Connect uses industry-wide standards and technology enabling businesses to deploy solutions now, confident that their investment will remain intact in the future. The service oriented architecture (SOA) of Epicor solutions enables Service Connect to transform or combine application processes to streamline processing within the application framework. Business components, represented as Web services outside of the application, can easily be accessed within Service Connect to eliminate non-value added steps or add value to any business process. Better Business Processes through Collaboration Designed to support both internal and external connectivity to Epicor solutions as well as to external applications or processes, Service Connect provides a straightforward solution for graphically mapping process flows and orchestrating transactions, and eliminating non-value added steps to streamline virtually any process. For example, processing sales orders typically involves multiple steps including numerous availability inquiries, reviews, and inventory release decisions, all serving to extend order lead times. Service Connect enables users to eliminate many of these steps by creating orchestrations for routing processes to automated tasks, such as order-submit direct-to-pick for specific inventory items or priority order fulfillment for a company’s best customers, in turn improving order-to-delivery performance. By enabling solution users to automate tasks and processes within the application, Service Connect also helps to promote lean principles, continuous performance initiatives and Six Sigma quality. “As midmarket companies look to grow the bottom-line and expand market share, support for business agility in everyday processes is essential,” said James Norwood, vice president of product marketing for Epicor. “Epicor Service Connect clearly demonstrates the business value of service-orientation within enterprise application software, by providing a straightforward workflow orchestration tool that improves collaboration, velocity of information, and ultimately value chain performance.” SureFire Sees the Light with Service Connect Epicor customer SureFire LLC® (www.surefire.com), manufacturer of the world’s finest flashlights and weapon mounted lights used by SWAT teams, military special operations units and emergency professionals, expects great increases in productivity through the use of Service Connect. SureFire will leverage Service Connect to provide the interface between its Web site store front and Epicor Vantage 8.0, the industry’s first manufacturing solution based on a 100-percent SOA and optimized for high performance and collaboration across the globally expanding supply chain. Service Connect will verify that orders from the Web site store front are downloaded to Vantage, validated and rapidly acknowledged back to the Web site store front in near-real time. It will also coordinate exception handling, shipment notifications and verification of inventory availability levels. “Based on our exposure to Service Connect, we feel it has the capability to perform the operations which we had originally envisioned and also perform tasks which will result in significant productivity increases going forward,” said Vuong Hoang, senior information systems engineer at SureFire. Availability Epicor Service Connect is available immediately as a standard component of Epicor Vantage and Epicor iScala. Availability for Epicor Enterprise solutions is expected to follow early in 2006. About Epicor Software Corporation Epicor is a global leader dedicated to providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software solutions to midmarket companies around the world. Founded in 1984, Epicor serves over 20,000 customers in more than 140 countries, providing solutions in 33 languages. Epicor leverages innovative technologies like Web services in developing end-to-end, industry-specific solutions for retail, manufacturing, distribution, enterprise service automation, hospitality and pharmaceutical that enable companies to immediately drive efficiency throughout business operations and build competitive advantage. With the scalability and flexibility to support long-term growth, Epicor's solutions are complemented by a full range of services, providing a single point of accountability to promote rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership. Epicor's worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world. For more information, visit www.epicor.com. Epicor and Vantage are registered trademarks of Epicor Software Corporation. Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners. The product and service offerings depicted in this document are produced by Epicor Software Corporation. This document includes descriptions of product functionality that is not presently available. This document also includes many “forward-looking statements” regarding anticipated product functionality, targeted release dates, availability of technology and certain company initiatives that involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. Such forward-looking statements, which are not historical fact, involve risks and uncertainties and actual results might differ materially. Such risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to, the company’s ability to rapidly develop and introduce new products, reliance on third party products; reliance on emerging technologies and markets; the timely availability and market acceptance of new products and upgrades, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and the discovery of undetected software errors and other factors discussed in the company’s Quarterly report on Form 10-Q, for the period ending September 30, 2005, at pages 43-51. As a result of these factors the business or prospects expected by the company as part of this paper may not occur. The company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements.
Software Provider Hits Milestone in Third Quarter with 1,000th Customer Selecting Latest Epicor Vantage Solution IRVINE, Calif., October 23, 2006” Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of the Global 1000, announced continued momentum for its service-oriented architecture (SOA) global manufacturing and supply chain management solution, Epicor Vantage, for new and existing customers. During the third quarter, the Company reached a milestone with the 1,000th customer selecting Epicorâ€™s latest Vantage offering. Among the most recent companies to select Vantage is Mankato, Minnesota-based Katolight Corporation, a power generator manufacturer. Other recent Vantage customers include a leading manufacturer of transport and sport trailers, a manufacturer of pool deck equipment for residential and commercial swimming pools, a manufacturer of computer systems and sub-assemblies for OEMs in the medical, semi-conductor and industrial automation markets, a manufacturer of custom, standard and specialty windows, doors, columns, posts and other millwork products, and leading global marketer and distributor of electronic, maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services. The newest version of Vantage”which continues to leverage the latest Microsoft .NET and Web services technology”offers enhanced supply chain management capabilities, robust business process management (BPM) functionality and support for the unique requirements of the automotive and aerospace and defense industries, as well as strengthened support for industrial machinery manufacturers. "Epicor has once again raised the bar for enterprise resource planning business solutions for the manufacturing and distribution industries," said Mark Duffell, president and COO of Epicor. Vantage leverages Microsoft .NET technology and our SOA to provide a total business solution for companies worldwide that is both scalable and flexible, while providing a rapid return on investment. Our technology platform, combined with our ability to provide a single point of accountability - from technology to integration, to service and support“ at a lower total cost of ownership, continues to differentiate Epicor in the market. "Today's global manufacturers and distributors demand solutions that enable them to meet businesses challenges head-on", Duffell continued. "As illustrated by surpassing 1,000 Vantage customers on the new version, we believe Epicor is becoming the provider of choice for midmarket manufacturing and supply chain management solutions."
Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of the Global 1000, today announced availability of the newest version of its global manufacturing solution built with service-oriented architecture (SOA), Epicor Vantage, at the International Manufacturing Technology Show. This latest release of Vantage offers enhanced supply chain management capabilities, robust business process management (BPM) functionality and support for the unique requirements of the automotive and aerospace and defense industries (See: Epicor Revs up Vantage Functionality for Automotive and Epicor Vantage Soars with New Features for Aerospace and Defense), as well as strengthened support for industrial machinery manufacturers. The new release builds on the success of Epicor Vantage 8.0 – launched at the end of 2004 – the industry’s first manufacturing solution completely architected from the ground up to support growing market requirements for SOA. Featuring an n-tier architecture built with Microsoft .NET and Web services technology, Vantage, enables businesses to leverage best-in-class software services through open industry standards, simplifying application development and integration. The architecture exposes all functionality as Web services, offering new levels of application reliability, scalability, system interoperability and flexibility, combined with a rich user experience and low total cost of ownership.
Vantage to Help Streamline Processes for Market-Leading Producer of Storage Equipment IRVINE, Calif. and Bracknell, Berkshire, UK — February 21, 2006 — Link Lockers, a division of Link 51, is to deploy Epicor Software Corporation’s (NASDAQ: EPIC) Vantage® manufacturing and business intelligence software to improve its total business processes following a detailed four-month selection and evaluation phase. “Our existing system had served us well in the past but there were a number of reliability and support issues and it was also starting to reach its limits in terms of expandability,” said Steve Johnson, IT manager for Link Lockers. “At the end of 2004, we started a four-stage selection process with an invitation to tender from which we created an initial list of eight different products from 12 potential suppliers.” Three additional products were eliminated due to the use of third party add-ons to achieve core functionality leaving a short list of Epicor® Vantage, Syspro Enterprise Software, Microsoft Navision, Microsoft Axapta and SAP R3. The remaining candidates were then assessed by each Link Lockers department and given a score based on the functionality and features of each product. The weighted scoring system selected the three highest vendors, Epicor, Syspro and SAP, to move on to a scripted product demonstration phase. Johnson explained, “It was during these scripted demonstrations that Epicor Vantage really began to shine in both the responsiveness of the Epicor consultants and the power and functionality of the application. “We were particularly impressed by the Business Intelligence features of Vantage such as the Dashboard which allows us to quickly look at key performance indicators without having to prepare complex reports,” said Johnson. The Link Lockers new system project team then conducted a number of reference site visits before selecting Epicor Vantage as a front-runner for proceeding to best-and-final-offer negotiations. “After completing our lengthy and detailed selection process, we believe that Epicor Vantage is the best fit for both our current operational needs and moving forward,” said Johnson. “We have signed contracts with Epicor and are at the start of our implementation phase with staff training and initial preparation of data ahead of migration.” With a target implementation date of mid-2006, Link Lockers will initially deploy Epicor Vantage for its core manufacturing, accounting and scheduling requirements with subsequent integration to an SAP R3 system maintained within a sister company to handle purchase order to sales order link. “We commend Link Lockers and our other customers who undertake such extensive evaluation processes, as it creates the correct level of expectation and allows us to deliver the best solution to fit the needs of the organization,” said Ian Walker, senior vice president of international sales for Epicor. “The time invested in product evaluation and selection often delivers a much smoother migration and implementation phase, which in turn provides a better return on investment and higher levels of customer satisfaction.” About Link Lockers Based in Shropshire, England - Link Lockers is part of the Link 51 group and the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of lockers, cupboards, cabinets and leisure storage equipment. The company currently has some 100 employees, mostly based at Telford, and working in many specialisations, including manufacture & assembly; dispatch; sales and customer support; design; purchasing & administration. Operating across the UK, Link Lockers also has an experienced team of sales & technical personnel, who are able to provide customers with initial site surveys, advice on locker room design, quotations and project support. About Epicor Software Corporation Epicor is a global leader dedicated to providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software solutions to midmarket companies around the world. Founded in 1984, Epicor serves over 20,000 customers in more than 140 countries, providing solutions in 33 languages. Epicor leverages innovative technologies like Web services in developing end-to-end, industry-specific solutions for retail, manufacturing, distribution, enterprise service automation, hospitality and pharmaceutical that enable companies to immediately drive efficiency throughout business operations and build competitive advantage. With the scalability and flexibility to support long-term growth, Epicor's solutions are complemented by a full range of services, providing a single point of accountability to promote rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership. Epicor's worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.
Expanded Cloud Offering Provides Flexibility for Mid-Market Organizations
Based on success with smaller enterprises, Epicor says its cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is now available for mid-market manufacturers.
ERP through the Cloud for Smaller Shops
Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition (Epicor Express) is an ERP system accessed through the “cloud” through the Software as a Service (SaaS) model. It will be on display at IMTS 2012.
ERP Enhancements Improve Ease of Use
Epicor’s next-generation ERP software offers more than 300 new features and enhancements designed to improve reliability, performance and ease of use.
ERP Software Helps Users Plan Out Orders
Epicor's Manufacturing Express ERP software helps plan the resources needed for customer orders.
Airing Dirty Laundry
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ERP Synergizes Disparate Departments, Applications
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The Case for Software-as-a-Service ERP
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Cloud-Based ERP for Small Shops and Manufacturers
Express is a comprehensive software solution for job shops and small manufacturers based on the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.
Epicor provides ERP solutions that are designed to satisfy the needs of any manufacturer regardless of country, industry or device, the company says. It offers business management, providing real-time, in-context business insight throughout virtually any manufacturing environment. The software is equipped with feature sets to support environments including make-to-order, engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, mixed-mode, make-to-stock and discrete manufacturing.
Epicor Software Corporation’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor 9, utilizes Web 2. 0 concepts to provide users with a collaborative and dynamic enterprise business application experience. The solution provides business management and supports continuous performance improvement through real-time, in-context business insight.
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Scheduling Software Shows Bottlenecks And Solutions
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