Epicor for Manufacturing Delivers 14.2% Higher Revenue & $2.90 Million in Annual Benefits – IDC Dec. 2022

Enhance your Business Value with Epicor Kinetic

3-year ROI of 373% (on average), & investment breakeven within 9 months
 

In September 2022, IDC spoke with manufacturing companies using Epicor Kinetic (Epicor for Manufacturing) to run their operations and businesses. These customers reported that Epicor for manufacturing delivers strong value, enabling more efficient and reliable manufacturing operations, and considerably improving business results.

Interviewed manufacturers attributed gaining the automation, integration and flexibility they require to operate efficiently, flexibly, and robustly to respond to business demand. They linked these gains to operational efficiencies such as streamlined manufacturing floor operations and lower operational costs, as well as improved business results such as higher revenue and improved margins. Taken together, these benefits have allowed interviewed manufacturers to capture significant value through their use of Epicor for Manufacturing, with IDC calculating that they will realise an average three-year ROI of 373% and break even on their Epicor investment in an average of nine months.

Key Quotes from the IDC report include:

  • IDC calculates that [manufacturing companies] will realise benefits worth an annual average of $2.90 million per organisation.”

     

  • “Epicor has enabled interviewed companies to increase their capacity significantly (34% on average), allowing them to better deliver their core products to existing customers as well as grow and expand their businesses.”

     

  • “Epicor has enabled interviewed companies to significantly improve their on-time delivery rate, allowing them to deliver in a timely fashion on 94% of orders, which is an increase of 39%. This improvement greatly increased customer satisfaction”.

  • “The study participants experience 63% fewer incidents that affect manufacturing availability and performance, and that when incidents do occur, they are resolved 17% faster. As a result, manufacturing line team members lose far less productive time — an average of 63% less — which translates to higher productivity for these teams worth an average of $150,700 per year per interviewed manufacturing company”.

     

  • Epicor users within the study “also reported an average supply chain productivity gain of 26%, reflecting their enhanced ability to navigate current challenges related to supply chain activities”.

     

  • “IDC calculates that interviewed Epicor customers complete an average of 38% more inventory turns annually and avoid lost business worth an average of $271,300 annually by having the right inventory to manufacture in ways responsive to actual customer demand.”

     

  • “Interviewed manufacturing companies attribute an average of $7.14 million in higher revenue to their use of Epicor for Manufacturing. This equates to an average of 14.2% higher revenue and shows the sizeable impact of Epicor on these organisations’ ability to move to address business demand and ensure customer satisfaction through the creation and delivery of high-quality and relevant products and goods.”

Red the full report here

Epicor Kinetic for Manufacturing, Autumn Release 2022

Latest Release of Epicor Kinetic for Manufacturing Delivers New Industry Features and Connected Services

Released by Epicor: Austin, TXOctober 20, 2022

Epicor, a global leader of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today introduced a variety of features in its Fall 2022 release for Epicor Kinetic for Manufacturing, part of the Epicor Industry ERP Cloud portfolio. The updates will help manufacturers better compete with deep industry-specific functionality, connected services to integrate and optimise workflows, and deliver a smoother user experience journey.

“Now more than ever, manufacturers need people-centric, open, and connected technologies to gain visibility across their business and optimise supply chain processes,” said Vaibhav Vohra, Chief Product Officer at Epicor. “The latest release of Epicor Kinetic empowers our customers with a variety of fit-for-purpose features and integrations that deliver on that, helping them grow their business and compete in today’s global marketplace.”

New capabilities across the latest release of Epicor Kinetic for Manufacturing include:

Deep Industry-Specific Functionality

  • The ability to track inventory by part and revision allows customers to reduce part number maintenance time, ensure component compatibility, and have full visibility into inventory segmentation
  • Improved API connection between Epicor Kinetic and Epicor Advanced MES that includes passing of Downtime and Scrap codes
  • Embedded electronic signature capability that can be used with Business Process Management (BPM) on any business object to support compliance and quality management needs
  • Enhancements to fulfilment improve visibility of Make-to-Orders, streamlining the release of sales orders to picking
  • Improved financial reporting capabilities, aligning the Procurement to pay trackers and GL reporting showing valuable data that will help customers easily reconcile their data across different areas

Connected Services to Optimise Workflows

  • Epicor Commerce Connect customers can rate shop at checkout by pulling the best freight rates from Quick Ship, eliminating the need to maintain shipping rates in both applications
  • Deeper integration between Epicor Kinetic and Epicor CPQ, including new features such as 3D Sketch & Extrude and a MoM Viewer Widget to view MoM calculations in real-time while users are configuring

Smoother User Experience Journey

  • Built to engage employees across the enterprise with a digital messaging and notification engine
  • Enhanced collaboration offers an optimised mobile experience

For more information on the latest release of Epicor Kinetic, get in touch.

Epicor Industry Insights Report 2022

Key Findings of the Epicor 2022 Industry Insights Report

What do companies really need from their ERP partnerships?

In 2022 Epicor asked 1,350 technology decision makers (principally in manufacturing & distribution in the USA & UK) about their cloud ERP.

  1. How satisfied were they with their current situation?
  2. What would they look for in a new solution?
  3. How was their ERP journey as customers and how could their experience be improved at every  stage—from first contact through evaluation, onboarding, go-live, and ongoing support.
  4. Finally, how do they feel about their transition to cloud technology? What’s important to them, and how can partners accelerate value at every stage of the journey.

This report details their answers.

Read the full report here.

Read the Andy Coussins, SVP & Head of Epicor International, interview with ERPNews, here.

EUG Conference – Nov 16-17

Welcome Back – EUG Conference 2022

After a long hiatus, the Epicor User Group (EUG) conference makes a welcome return this week, and we hope to see you there.The event is always a fantastic opportunity to network with other Epicor users, to discuss issues and tips, and find out what’s new within the software – so it’s always a really worthwhile event.The Aspera team will be there, and are presenting  with others on subjects such as:1) Multi-Site Implementations – What Should You Look Out For?2) Project Management in Upgrades & Implementations – Best Practice Tips and Insights from the Customer Perspective3) Automating Epicor &4) What’s New in Epicor for 2023

Details:

Date: November 16-17thVenue: Leicester Marriott Hotel, UK

Register here!

Epicor – The Powerhouse Behind the Scuderia Alphatauri Powertrain

“Any technical Partnership is crucial for us and especially the partnership with Epicor. 

Because nowadays, Epicor manages the team”.

 

Franz Tost, Team Principal
Scuderia Alphatauri

“The main improvements are the communication, the time saving and at the end the performance, because people aren’t spending time entering the data into they system or to look for the data within the company.

So at the end we gained a very good team performance using Epicor kinetic software”.

Giovani Cattarina, ERP Engineer
Scuderia Alphatauri

“For sure you can see a better performance in the car. More parts in a shorter time, with more reliable data”.

Simone Balilla, Production Planning Manager,
Scuderia Alphatauri

Epicor has acquired Data Interchange, a UK-based provider of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Cloud Technologies and Managed Services

Epicor Acquires EDI Provider Data Interchange, Expanding Global Reach in Helping Customers Drive Value in the Supply Chain

Austin, TXJune 07, 2022

Epicor, a global leader of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced it has acquired Data Interchange, a UK-based provider of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) cloud technologies and managed services. The Data Interchange acquisition expands the reach of Epicor in European markets and adds to the company’s portfolio of B2B integration technologies, empowering customers to connect businesses and trading partners, increase efficiency, and drive value in the supply chain. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“The future of EDI is about creating more flexible and transparent supply chains that can seamlessly accommodate a wide range of inputs while ensuring automated and controllable outcomes,” said Epicor CEO Steve Murphy. “The Data Interchange acquisition gives Epicor customers an even more powerful set of cloud-based EDI solutions to streamline supply chain collaboration, simplify processes, and make data-driven decisions to identify trends and opportunities.”

As companies, particularly across European markets, manage increasing requirements for data integration across B2B supply chains, they are challenged in navigating the complexities of trading partner compliance, communications protocols, and local language support.

Data Interchange’s B2B integration solutions – including the company’s DiNet global EDI Network, Odex B2B communications platform, Darwin order processing solution, and XE EDI mapping tool – will help Epicor customers streamline their supply chain strategies, providing a single-source of truth to more closely manage supplier relationships, automate business processes, and plan for changing business needs. That includes support for European market protocols and standards such as OFTP2, EDIFACT, VDA, TRADACOMS and PEPPOL.

“Our goal at Data Interchange has always been to streamline the way EDI is delivered and presented to our customers and partners,” said Data Interchange CEO Andrew Filby. “By joining with Epicor, we’re extending our mission to help companies drive positive business outcomes by simplifying every stage of their EDI journey.”

Backed by more than 30 years of experience, Data Interchange pioneers the technology underpinning the world’s most complex supply chains with fast, accurate data exchange. A deep and experienced team and partner channel with specialists across Europe help customers in automotive, manufacturing, retail and logistics sectors optimise supply chains and trading processes, with an innovative product and services portfolio that helps customers improve their business operations.

See www.epicor.com for further details

Manufacturing Insights Report – Cloud Adoption Rates are Soaring

Manufacturing is Moving to the Cloud

Epicor asked nearly 600 industry decision-makers about cloud and why manufacturing is seeing a rapid increase in cloud ERP adoption.

The resulting report explores what is currently important to manufacturing businesses, what challenges the cloud might solve, and what companies need to make cloud adoption a success.

Content includes

  • Why manufacturing is rapidly changing

  • Why cloud is fast becoming a business necessity

  • Why security is even more important now than ever &

  • How powerful partnerships are essential for success.

 

Read the full report here

Join Aspera as it Demo’s Epicor Kinetic at the ERP HeadtoHead March 8-10th

If an ERP project is on your radar for 2022, then the virtual ERP HeadtoHead event (March 8th-10th, 2022) should be on your radar.


At the event, Aspera Solutions will demonstrate Epicor Kinetic ERP and Epicor Prophet 21 (for distributors), alongside 13 other vendors via 28 live ERP product demo’s. It’s the perfect opportunity to compare solutions and their potential fit to your organisation.

If you are interested in attending, feel free to use the promo code ‘AsperaDiscount2022’ to receive a 20% discount on the cost of attendance (normally £75 per person).

Find out more, and register directly with the event organisers at
https://erpheadtohead.com/uk

Not sure if Epicor should be on your radar as an ERP Solution? The answer is YES, if:

  • You’re a manufacturer, distributor or services company with 100+ employees.
  • You’re looking for a vendor that provides solutions on premise, or in the cloud.
  • You want an experienced solution, that understands the nuances and needs of your specific industry.
  • You want a modern solution with remote working options, integrated social-network-style communication, automations and easier data workflow.
  • You want to work with a skilled, local implementation partner with excellent support and dedication to project success.


Leeann Matthews
Aspera Solutions

Mobile: +353 (0)86  852 8757
Landline: +353 (0)1 461 1708

Epicor Names Aspera Solutions International Partner of the Year 2021

Epicor award Aspera International Partner of the Year 2021

Dublin, Ireland

November 2nd 2021

EPICOR Names Aspera Solutions International Partner of the Year 2021

Epicor, a global leader of industry-specific enterprise software and innovator in ERP solutions for manufacturing and distribution, has named Aspera Solutions as International Partner of the Year 2021. 

“Despite Covid, Aspera has managed to deliver significant year-on-year growth, deliver sustainable year-on-year performances, and successfully align with Epicor’s mission to be “The Cloud Vendor of Choice in the markets that we serve”. Aspera is successfully delivering Digital Transformation solutions on our Kinetic and P21 Platforms, for both Manufacturing and Distribution customers, and is a deserving winner of the International Partner of the Year award”.

Paul Flannery, VP of International Channel Sales, Epicor Software

An Epicor Partner since 2001, Aspera Solutions drives profitability and growth through ERP knowledge leadership within manufacturing and distribution companies. The company has built its business around the Epicor platform, and to date has completed multi-site implementations in 14 countries, across 4 continents.    

Speaking on the award, Lonan Byrne, Managing Director of Aspera Solutions commented,

“For the second time in three years, Aspera is delighted to receive this award.  In recent times, we have adapted our methods of engagement to better serve the evolving needs of our marketplace. Challenged by Covid, we’ve found new ways to deliver value and solve customer problems, and our commitment to customer success continues to lead growth in both repeat and new logo business. All of this is made possible by the talent, innovation and drive of the Aspera team. I am very proud of what they continue to achieve”.

For more information, contact Aspera or visit our news and blog feature pages.

The Industry’s Most Powerful Cloud Platform for Distributors Gets Even Stronger with Latest Release of Epicor Prophet 21

October 29, 2021

Enterprise cloud and future-focused modular design help distributors stay ahead of changing supply chain landscape 

Epicor, a global leader of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced the latest release of Epicor Prophet 21, the cloud-based industry productivity solution for distributors. The new release underscores the company’s continued commitment to build best-in-class Industry Cloud solutions that give distributors even more power to stay ahead of the ever-changing supply chain landscape.

Distributors have navigated an unprecedented set of challenges over the past 18 months including supply chain disruption and changing customer expectations for digital connectedness. The need for flexible, insights-driven industry productivity platforms has never been greater. According to the latest Epicor Industry Insights Report 2021, 92 percent of distributors believe that cloud would have helped them deal better with Covid-19, and 82 percent of all business leaders polled said Covid-19 had accelerated their cloud migration plans.

The latest release of Epicor Prophet 21 helps distributors address today’s challenges while optimising for the future through new cloud-based, industry-focused capabilities that help tackle complex supply chain needs and scale operations for the future.

Enterprise Cloud for Large Distributors

Epicor Prophet 21 offers a new Epicor Cloud Enterprise Services package for large distributors looking for greater control and flexibility to manage global operations on a scalable and more secure cloud platform. New enterprise cloud services include isolated cloud infrastructure for greater autonomy, customisable upgrade schedule, additional processing capacity, more database access, and dedicated premium support expertise.

Modular Design for Growth

The latest release not only delivers new cloud capabilities, it also provides a path for customer growth that can easily adapt to evolving needs. For example, the modular design enables components to be installed and scaled out independently, making it easy to personalise and configure the Epicor Prophet 21 solution. In addition, the user experience is more productive as the flow of information between the browser and server has been optimised, retrieving information faster and making it easier to manage data. This release also reinforces the company’s commitment to global customers with enhanced functionality around regulatory requirements and tax changes.

“Our latest release of Epicor Prophet 21 focuses on building cloud momentum, ensuring that both functionality and performance are at their peak as distributors embark on their digital transformation,” said Himanshu Palsule, Epicor President and CTO. “Whether it’s to drive efficiencies, find new ways to grow revenue or make better, more informed strategic decisions, Epicor Prophet 21 allows customers to focus on what they do best to run their businesses.”

For more information on Epicor Prophet 21 or to request a demo, please contact Aspera