Our team never stops learning; it’s one of the principles that drives our business.

We want to share that knowledge with you as you consider your ERP selection. We’ve collected a series of educational resources here for your use. If there is something specific you’re looking for that you don’t see here, ask us, and we’ll get you the information you need.

Four Quick Ways to Unlock Hidden Manufacturing Capacity

With the economic upturn, the times of low volume and rationalization are over. Volume is steadily rising for many, and manufacturers are now dealing with a different problem than cost-cutting—how to meet increasing demand after resource cuts and no new investments in productivity improvement in recent years.

10 Critical Questions Small Manufacturers Should Ask Before Buying a Cloud-Based ERP Solution

Over the last few years, Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a compelling and credible delivery model for business applications. SaaS, also referred to as “on-demand” or “cloud computing,” eliminates many of the barriers that keep companies from implementing or upgrading their software. More importantly, it enables you to focus on your core business operations instead of managing IT. So cloud-based ERP may be right for your business, but where do you start? This white paper contains 10 questions to ask when considering a cloud-based ERP solution.

Harness the Power of MES

Like many other organizations in your industry, you may be planning for business growth, and consequentially investing in your operations. But as you introduce new products to new markets, the challenge of meeting customer demand grows, and competition increases as other organizations also look to expand their business.

Decision Making in Finance

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Choosing the Right ERP Solution to Support a Global Business

Many organizations are becoming increasingly global. To support these efforts, they have established multiple sites or locations – manufacturing plants, branch and regional sales offices, distribution warehouses and national, regional, and even global headquarters – that may be distributed within a country, a region, or around the world.

All Downtime is Not Equal

Manufacturers tend to focus on OEE as a fundamental indicator of performance. Since many businesses are capacity constrained – producing more equals more revenue – bottom line benefits present strong justification to maximize OEE improvement initiatives. In reality, every percentage point of OEE improvement can translate to value contribution in areas like cost of goods sold (COGS), inventory, gross profit, revenue, and capital expense and asset savings.

Best Practices for ERP Implementation Success

The role of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in managing business processes has expanded significantly over the past decade from a focus on specific business areas such as manufacturing, procurement, or human resources, to broader use throughout the company. Although IT has traditionally been responsible for specifying and implementing technology within an organization, successful ERP implementations require involvement from stakeholders at all levels, from executives to end users. For many companies, the transition from existing traditional systems to a new ERP one can consume significant corporate resources, including time, expense, and risk to business operations. However, as we’ll explore below, this need not be the case.

How to Successfully Select an ERP System in Eight Simple Steps

If you’re looking for your first ERP system or looking to upgrade from an existing system, the evaluation, selection and implementation process is a long-term strategic decision for your organization.

New Economy In, Old Strategies Out – a Fresh Look at MES

With a turnaround in the global economy appearing imminent, concerns about where the next order may come from are giving way to solid growth opportunities. At the same time, many companies face a surge in competition on a global scale.

Epicor Kinetic ERP Catalogue

Epicor strives to deliver an entirely new approach to business software. We inspire businesses by offering choices and unprecedented flexibility. Epicor solutions free our customers from focusing on technology to focusing on what they do—their core, revenue-generating activities.

    Epicor Kinetic ERP 10 Architected for Efficiency

    Today’s global business environment has transformed what enterprises need from their ERP systems. Global competition has led to the development of extended value networks, with facilities, suppliers, and partners in every part of the globe; moreover, it is much more nuanced than was ever imagined. Change is constant. Innovation is accelerating. Competitive pressures and customer expectations are higher. In this dynamic and challenging environment, technology must support the goals of better collaboration, increased agility, real-time responsiveness, and higher performance while reducing complexity in what is inherently a complex structure. Failing to do so may hinder what technology is meant to drive: growth and opportunity.

    Epicor Kinetic ERP 10 – Reaching Out: Connected ERP

    For businesses whose operations increasingly span the globe, connectivity is not an option but a strategic imperative. One of the reasons for this is the accelerating pace of change and innovation driving market demand. Markets are inherently dynamic, often volatile, and supply networks that are widely dispersed and highly nuanced need to access information as it emerges, when it emerges, accurately, anywhere. This is necessary for operational efficiency, but also for effective collaboration, meaningful analysis, and supported decision-making.

    The Business Case for Deploying Epicor Kinetic ERP 10 in the Cloud

    This discussion brief, together with its companion (The Economic Case for Deploying Epicor Kinetic ERP in the Cloud) are designed to elevate discourse and provide guidance to organizations evaluating the best ERP deployment model (on premises, single-tenant SaaS or multi-tenant SaaS), unique to their business and technical environment.

    Top 6 Technologies Small and Midsize Manufacturers Can’t Afford to Ignore

    Manufacturers today are looking for innovative ways to differentiate themselves in the competitive global marketplace. Understanding customers’ needs in great detail is essential to positioning their company ahead of the competition.

    Understanding ERP Deployment Choices

    The rapid evolution of global business has changed the way companies are approaching the deployment of ERP. Today’s need for agility and responsiveness has increased the demand for deployment choices; the constraints of early ERP systems—monolithic, highly customized, and expensive to implement and maintain—have become increasingly pronounced in markets where change is accelerating, and the ability to respond nimbly and effectively to change is a strategic imperative.

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