Abstract: Today's usage of Decision Support Systems (DSS), combined with vetted knowledge bases, allows organizations to save time and money, achieving better and more reliable/fully-documented decisions, a quantum improvement over the widely-used subjective process of selecting complex enterprise software...
Fiscal 2001 will prove to be very challenging for Epicor
Software and we believe the next 18 months will be the company's make-or-break period. This part examines how successful Epicor
has been in completing its evolution from a vendor of financial accounting software to a provider of holistic business performance solutions, including integrated front office, back office and e-business capabilities. PubDate: 4/2/2001
Abstract: Epicor Software is one of the first vendors and possibly the only mid-market vendor able to natively embrace customer and supplier activities tied to a core transactional back-office system. Fiscal 2001 will prove to be very challenging for Epicor Software and we believe the next 18 months will be the company's make-or-break period.
Abstract: Even as TEC analyzed Epicor's sale of its Impresa for MRO division, Epicor announced the sale of its Platinum for Windows (PFW) product line. Plagued by depleted revenues and continued hefty losses amid a difficult market situation, Epicor is trying to pull some other beleaguered competitors' trick - the sale of non-core parts of the business.
Abstract: On November 21, Epicor introduced the immediate availability of Epicor eManufacturing, the next generation of its former Vantage manufacturing solution. However, the product launch seems to have taken a toll in the company’s financial performance. On October 31, Epicor announced results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2000. Net loss for the third quarter of 2000 was $12.3 million.
Abstract: The retailing paradigm is shifting from connecting, beyond engaging, to inspiring customers. Epicor Retail software solutions are responding to this market trend through mobility, enhancing customer engagement, and multichannel retailing. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down with Epicor’s director of product marketing, retail software, to discuss how Epicor Retail sets itself apart from the competition.
Abstract: Despite notable functional and technological initiatives, the challenge for Epicor and its affiliate channel also remains the management of multiple flagship ERP product lines. Also, while the products may have their separate niches, they will in many more instances be similar enough to confuse former separate Epicor and ROI Systems' direct sales reps and value-added resellers (VARs) in selling the combined portfolio.
Abstract: Given Epicor's ordeal of the past and the fact that divesting several lateral products in 2001 will have greatly helped it achieve some much needed stability nowadays, one could wonder about the wisdom of the renewed Epicor’s appetite for acquisitions.
Abstract: Epicor competes in multiple enterprise business applications markets. Epicor may mean different things to different people, which does not really help mind share creation in particular segments of interest.
Abstract: By harnessing Microsoft .NET possibly more keenly than its creator and by figuring out its bread-winning product groups, amid difficult market conditions notwithstanding, Epicor might be showing us that ‘a clearer vision' can keep it in the mid-market leadership race amongst a plethora of formidable opponents. This note’s spotlight is on Epicor’s recently unveiled manufacturing strategy.
Abstract: Epicor’s ability to enhance its products and its determination on executing product and technology strategies deserves commendation. Current users are advised to follow Epicor's new product introductions and keep an eye on its future product strategy. The positive sign is the company’s more manageable and narrower focus, as demonstrated by its most recent results.
Abstract: The wealth of product names and a still somewhat unwieldy slew of products, presents sales and marketing confusion for Epicor, both internally and externally across the globe. Therefore, as Epicor has a myriad of products in its portfolio that could benefit from integration with Clarus and/or CRM.NET, it must clearly articulate its plans and the timeline for integration for each of its products.
Abstract: The merger looks like a positive move for both companies and their customers, since Epicor obtains a foothold in some complementary geographic regions, and in certain discrete manufacturing and service industries it has not really penetrated in the past by acquiring a reasonably run vendor without much excessive baggage.
Abstract: In August, Epicor announced a revised portal strategy to provide rich portal content through a more secure and standardized portal platform. By leveraging Microsoft .NET across all product families, Epicor Portal will reportedly deliver data exploration, collaboration, and on-line management features.
Abstract: April 2011 saw the merger of Epicor and Activant Solutions to create a global leader in business software solutions. TEC principal analyst P. J. Jakovljevic sits down with CMO John Hiraoka to discuss the opportunities and challenges created by the merger and the potential synergy of the combined company, Epicor Software Corporation, to grow a wide range of products and industries, a very ambitious yet difficult-to-realize strategy.
Abstract: Industrial pulley and belt manufacturer Transmission Development was plagued with late deliveries and production bottlenecks. Despite several attempts to implement a computerized information control system to help correct these issues, the company continued to work with its outdated system. Within months of implementing Epicor Vista, Transmission had improved capacity visibility and reduced lead times by 70 percent.
Abstract: TEAM Industries needed an integrated, real-time system to handle all aspects of its manufacture processes. Implementing Epicor’s Vantage enterprise resource planning (ERP) system gave TEAM real-time access to customer requirements, so TEAM can manufacture—and deliver—products faster. Real-time data access has also accelerated internal communication. Find out other ways TEAM benefited from Epicor’s integrated system.
Abstract: Global manufacturer Standex Corporation needed a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that could address the needs of its diverse product lines. It had relied on centralized custom-developed software for years, but realized that a network-based, packaged ERP system could offer a more cost-effective solution. Since implementing Epicor Vantage ERP, Standex has realized a healthy return on investment (ROI).
Abstract: Barry-Wehmiller Design Group is a world leader in manufacturing automation and consulting services, providing industrial automation and engineering services to a wide variety of industries. Founded in 1986, the company underwent consistent growth over the years. As it grew, however, it realized its manufacturing solution was not a fit for its project-focused business. For a solution, it turned to Epicor.
Abstract: Following the general tendency in the metallurgy industry -knowing very well your product costs - Ductil Steel 'alloyed' with Epicor iScala 2.2, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system provided by Epicor Scala in Romania, in order to maintain its leading position in manufacturing wires and wire products,' said Gellu Brotan, CIO of Ductil Steel Romania.