Epicor launches newest version of Epicor ERP to support global growth, innovation, and competitive advantage

New release features powerful new capabilities for winning execution on the factory floor and beyond

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, introduced the latest version of Epicor ERP, the global enterprise resource planning solution in use today by thousands of companies in 150 countries worldwide.

The latest release includes powerful new functionality to enable manufacturers to grow, innovate, and compete in today’s ever-changing global landscape. Marquee capabilities include mobile Field Service Automation (FSA) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM), as well as new business intelligence and visual analytics capabilities delivered via Epicor Data Discovery. A completely redesigned home page, Active Home Page, Smart Inventory Planning and Optimisation, and new country and industry-specific functionality are also key features of the new version.

“Businesses that adopt the latest technologies in cloud, analytics, and employee experience will be fit to grow and respond to the new digital challenges of tomorrow while achieving a competitive advantage right now,” said Scott Hays, senior vice president, product marketing, Epicor. “In this, our third major release in the past 13 months, Epicor continues to deliver cloud-enabled, industry-specific functionality, globalisation and localisation, mobility, and action-oriented analytics, with continued improvements in customer experience, ease-of-use, and performance.”
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Epicor partners with New Zealand technology solutions integrator, Inetora Ltd

Partnership reflects a commitment by Epicor to grow its presence in New Zealand

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced a new partnership in New Zealand with Inetora Limited. The partnership reflects a commitment by Epicor to grow its presence in New Zealand, with Inetora becoming part of a select group of Epicor value-added resellers and authorised consultants delivering integrated end-to-end enterprise solutions.

Inetora operates throughout New Zealand as a partnership of business professionals. Passion for business performance has lead Inetora to focus on the systems and software that are pivotal to business success. Inetora offers implementation, optimisation, and business mentoring services for the global enterprise resource planning solution Epicor ERP.

“Epicor is expanding across Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Our partnership with Inetora is integral to this expansion strategy and reflects our ambition to become the ERP provider of choice in the region. Inetora was chosen due to its reputation for a high level of support and service provided to businesses in New Zealand and for its commitment to being an industry leader. We’re excited to work with such strong regional partners to help their customers drive growth, especially when these partners share the same dynamic growth objectives as Epicor.” said Greg O’Loan, regional vice president, ANZ for Epicor Software.
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Total Economic Impact study reveals Epicor ERP customers can achieve 264% ROI

Independent research firm study highlights total economic benefits of over $9 million from the implementation of Epicor ERP

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced the availability of a new Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study that examines the potential return on investment (ROI) companies can achieve with the Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite. The August 2017 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Epicor is titled, “The Total Economic Impact™ of Epicor ERP: Driving Efficiency, Customer Responsiveness, And Cost Savings Through Epicor ERP.”

The study is based on detailed interviews conducted with a number of Epicor customers. Their combined attributes and experiences form a composite organisation from which Forrester developed a framework to measure the potential financial impact and investment return of Epicor ERP to an organisation.

Based on the analysis, Epicor ERP enabled the composite organisation to achieve risk-adjusted inventory savings of $4.4 million, with a risk-adjusted ROI of 264% and a payback period of 13 months, in addition to over $3.4 million in enterprise efficiency savings bringing the total economic benefit to more than $9 million. Furthermore, with Epicor ERP the composite organisation achieved significant business benefits and productivity improvements across its supply chain, production management, planning and scheduling, sales, finance and IT functions such as:
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Epicor Software Corporation announces CEO succession

Joe Cowan to retire, board appoints industry veteran Stephen Murphy as new CEO

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, announced President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Joe Cowan is set to retire at the end of October 2017, stepping down from the leadership role and his position on the Epicor board of directors. The board of directors has appointed Stephen Murphy, former president of OpenText, to the role of CEO.

“Over the past four years, we have built a strong executive management team with a mix of proven industry leaders from inside and outside of the organisation,” said Cowan. “I’m proud of our accomplishments enhancing the customer experience, delivering high quality solutions that empower our customers around the world to grow business, and the many milestones achieved on our cloud transformation journey. I am confident that the board, the team and Stephen will continue to drive Epicor to new heights.”
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Jargon is holding Australian businesses back from new technology investment, says Epicor

Global enterprise software specialist calls for vendors to engage with customers in business language, instead of tech buzzwords

With technology jargon constantly changing, business professionals around the world are struggling to gain a proper understanding of the technologies they need to embrace, to shape the future of their businesses. This is one of the findings of a study from Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth. The global survey of business decision makers and employees, which set out to understand the key drivers for business growth, has found a worrying lack of understanding around industry terminology in Australia.

One-in-three Australian business leaders admitted they had heard of, but were not familiar with, common technology terms such as big data (30%) and cloud software-as-a-service (36%). This is despite the fact that many technologists moved on from talking about these as trends years ago, and are now exploring the strategic use of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), digital twins, and conversational systems.
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Epicor iScala wins Gold Stevie® in the 2017 International Business Awards

Latest version of iScala recognised for new user interface and innovative functionality

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, announced the Epicor iScala solution was named the winner of a Gold Stevie Award in the Best New Software Product of the Year, Financial Management Solution category in the 14th Annual International Business Awards.

The latest version of Epicor iScala was selected a Stevie Award winner for its brand new user interface, innovative functionality, and extensive industry capabilities that help companies drive cost efficiencies to increase revenue growth, take advantage of new global growth opportunities, and protect the overall business.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organisations worldwide—public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small—are eligible to submit nominations. The 2017 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain on 21 October.
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Epicor announces international winners of 2017 Partner Excellence Awards

Epicor recognises partners in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific for growth and continued commitment at annual partner conference

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, announced the international winners of its 2017 Partner Excellence Awards, at the recent Epicor Global Partner Summit in Dubai.

The global awards program was launched as part of the new international channel programme, and demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to investing in and growing its international channel. The awards honour partners for their continued success and achievements in supporting Epicor solutions across the globe.

All recipients, a mixture of both new and long term partners, were selected by Epicor based on exceptional performance in market growth, customer satisfaction, total sales and overall commitment to Epicor solutions. Partners are recognised for excellence in growing their Epicor customers through innovation in business and technology. Winners have enabled their customers to compete in today’s global economy by setting them up for success. The award winners are:
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Major Australian food business Annex chooses Epicor ERP for growth

End-to-end solution to manage food manufacturing and packaging business, from ‘quote to cash’

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced that Annex, a major Australian contract food manufacturer and packing business, is implementing Epicor ERP, the global enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

Operating out of Melbourne in the health food and snacking industry, Annex makes, packages, and distributes products for global food brands such as CadburyTM, NestleTM and Kellogg’s®. Over the past 20 years, the company has evolved literally from the kitchen table into a multimillion dollar business with an average daily workforce of over 250 staff and contractors.

As a result of acquiring another business in 2007, Annex was operating multiple and separate systems. After years of ‘coping’ Annex knew that in order to grow the business efficiently it would need an all in one system. The process began in 2015 when around 25 ERP vendors were considered. By June 2016, the list had been reduced to three vendors.
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