Epicor ERP Summary
Epicor ERP is has been renamed Epicor Kinetic. Epicor announced this update in June 2021 as the newest release of their ERP System for Manufacturing.
Epicor ERP is designed to support various manufacturing processes including discrete, make-to-order (MTO), engineer-to-order (ETO), configure-to-order (CTO), mixed-mode, and make-to-stock environments. Epicor continues a 45-year tradition of providing industry-leading solutions for rapidly expanding emerging manufacturers alongside midsize companies and subsidiaries of large multinationals. Epicor ERP is scalable and modular with rich feature sets that support your company’s growth with rapid implementation and easy expansion — no matter the size and complexity of your manufacturing process.
The solution offers complete flexibility when it comes to deployment. You can choose to deploy the solution in the cloud or on premises. As a multidimensional solution, Epicor ERP for Manufacturing is uniquely positioned to manage the requirements of multiple industries with a single solution, including industrial machinery, automotive, aerospace and defense, medical device, electronics and high-tech, fabricated metals, furniture and fixtures, rubber and plastics, job shops, and more. Epicor has experience across many manufacturing industries and has developed solutions to fit the unique requirements for supplying these industries with robust functionality, including:
Centralized customer relationship management
- Efficient sales and service management
- Rules-based product configuration
- Real-time equipment production and process monitoring
- End-to-end management of complex multiphase projects
- Quality and compliance management
- Extensive product data management including product lifecycle management (PLM)
- Embedded advanced planning and scheduling (APS)
- Comprehensive materials management including cradle-to-grave serial and lot control
- Support for lean initiatives
- Full featured supply chain management
- Embedded maintenance management
- Integrated field service automation
- Global financial management and accountability
- Portals, dashboards, business process management, and enterprise search to support business performance management initiatives
- Enterprise-wide social collaboration
- Access to system data and functions through traditional desktop apps, online web access, or mobile device Solution deployment in the cloud or on premises
- Intuitive user experience including role-based active home page
Epicor ERP is a powerful yet easy to use manufacturing solution available to manufacturers worldwide. It’s fully integrated and loaded with innovative tools to synchronize supply, demand, and fulfillment to reach new, industry-leading levels of business performance
Flexible Deployment Options
As your business grows and changes, you need a solution that can grow and change with you. Epicor can be deployed on premises or in the cloud, providing great flexibility. For example, if your business has limited IT resources, you may opt to initially deploy the solution in the cloud. As your business changes, you may subsequently opt to redeploy Epicor ERP on premises. If your company has multiple sites or establishments, Epicor is one of the few leading vendors to have architected a cloud ERP software as a service (SaaS) offering — Epicor Cloud ERP — and an on premises offering — Epicor ERP — out of a single product and is the only vendor who has deployed it to customers.
Immediately Productive and Simple to Use
We focus on continuously eliminating complexities and providing innovative solutions that encourage the use of ERP — like intuitive navigation, role-based home pages, to configurable dashboards — to empower every user to create their own “My ERP.” We embed capabilities that make it simple for users — even infrequent users — to intuitively access information in real time and to quickly accomplish tasks. To augment the inherent usability of Epicor ERP, we deliver embedded help, embedded training courses, Knowledge on Demand videos, and our comprehensive Epicor University curriculum. Our focus on reducing complexity enables Epicor ERP to deliver exceptional ease of adoption. For example, we incorporate tools and workbenches to simplify implementation and streamline upgrades. These allow you to stay current and take advantage of new capabilities as quickly as they become available.
Connected Systems Help Your Business Execute Strategies
The Epicor architecture of industry-leading technologies is at the core of Epicor ERP. It is the foundation upon which businesses execute strategies and achieve objectives, operating seamlessly and effectively in the background and enabling highly optimized business productivity. Epicor has been a consistent leader and innovator for global ERP solutions built using a state-of-the-art connected systems architecture. A connecting systems focus based on SOA was chosen because ERP thrives as a high-performing, approachable service that connects people, systems, and processes. Business strategy today is so very tightly coupled with technology strategy — and technology is partly responsible for shaping the culture within a company that ultimately drives competitiveness.
With increased global competition and customer demand for product flexibility alongside smaller, more frequent orders, businesses are widening the scope of lean principles to focus not only on manufacturing processes, but to encompass all processes that contribute to the bottom line. Epicor is uniquely positioned with fully integrated modules and features such as customer relationship management, supplier relationship management, work-order-less “Kanban” control on the shop floor, lean metrics, and Epicor service-oriented architecture (SOA) to reduce waste in internal processes and ultimately enhance profitability.
Business Anywhere — Global Solutions, Local Expertise
You face intense competition — from booming multinationals to aggressive, nimble smaller companies down the street. Epicor solutions are tailored to meet the unique needs of companies across a broad range of industries and sectors including manufacturing, distribution, services, retail, and hospitality. We have offices around the world gathering requirements, developing applications, implementing software, and helping companies deploy best practices to compete and comply in their markets. Epicor provides a consistent, repeatable single-solution approach that integrates your corporate ERP with your divisions and operating locations. The world-class capabilities of Epicor applications enable the local, regional, or centralized deployment of standard processes within a consistent, pervasive security framework. This ensures that operational information produced locally, from forecast to financials, cascades upwards into a single consolidated view of global activities that accurately reflects your organization’s performance.
Epicor ERP Advantages
Epicor is uniquely fit for manufacturing, so you can consume innovation with ease, unleashing new power to drive business growth. Your organization is unique. Your unique combination of products and services, your systems and processes, how you engage with your customers, how you transact and deliver— it’s all a part of what distinguishes you from your competitors.
That’s why the core software you use to run your business— your ERP system — needs to be a great fit. Our customers succeed with Epicor because our solutions fit their industry, business requirements, geography, and more. The last thing you need is something that further complicates your life or your business. Working with your ERP system and your ERP provider should be effortless. That’s why we’ve introduced a concept called “ease of everything” at Epicor.
Every day, we work to make our solutions:
- Easy to Deploy
- Easy to access
- Easy to learn
- Easy to use
- Easy to upgrade
Whether your business is emerging, midsize, or a subsidiary of a Global 1000 company, manufacturers that want to grow are a great fit for our solutions, our approach, and our culture.
Epicor ERP Technology
Epicor’s early adoption of Microsoft .NET and Web services technology demonstrates its commitment to delivering cost effective solutions. With adaptable service-oriented architecture (SOA), mid-market businesses have the ability to more easily and efficiently align their information systems and technology resources, allowing them the opportunity to respond more quickly to continually changing business requirements.