As a business leader of a manufacturing company, you may be experiencing the challenges of competing in a digitally transformed marketplace. In our increasingly digital world, your ability to grow depends on how your business leverages the latest best-practice technology. Is your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system keeping pace?
In this Forrester Research report—presented by Epicor Software—you’ll discover the latest insights on software as a service (SaaS) business solutions. SaaS business applications will evolve in the cloud to new levels of value in:
The report also provides predictions and recommendations that will help guide your manufacturing business with its strategic growth initiatives.
Download the report to learn more, and discover why you should change the way you think about cloud.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is the backbone of modern manufacturing information systems, enabling the digital transformation that’s changing operations and customer expectations. As the movement toward a digital workplace evolves, your ERP system must keep pace.
Epicor commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) of deploying Epicor ERP. Several manufacturers using Epicor ERP found:
• Faster access to data and improved real-time visibility enabled better decision-making
• Improved multi-company operational efficiency
• Increased competitiveness with faster turnaround of customer quotes and improved pricing accuracy
• Increased versatility with the Epicor ERP cloud offering
• Access to deep expertise in manufacturing best practices
Read the study to find out how else Epicor ERP has helped manufacturers.
When determining which investments to make in their technology infrastructure, organizations will often choose to make no changes at all. While this decision avoids short-term costs and business disruption, it often simply delays the inevitable—even making it worse.
The cost of doing nothing is expensive in the long term. This report—from the independent researchers at Aberdeen Group—outlines the reasons distributors choose not to upgrade enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and cautions against this approach, supplying detailed research that illustrates the benefits of keeping your systems current.
Download this report to learn how a new or improved ERP system can help get you the information you need to make informed decisions and act more efficiently, improving overall company performance.
Selecting the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software often poses a challenge for many businesses in the manufacturing industry. With so many options out there, it’s difficult to break down each potential application and choose the one that’s the best fit for your business.
This Gartner report explains how ERP selection teams can come to a consensus and establish an understanding of all options by jointly populating and prioritizing a hierarchical, weighted ERP evaluation model.
A structured evaluation model helps put all the cards on the table by explaining and justifying to internal stakeholders, external auditors, and vendors how and why an ERP software decision was made.
Read the Gartner report and establish your own ERP evaluation model to see if the Epicor ERP solution is the right fit for your manufacturing business.
AB World Foods has a highly complex supply chain, driven in part by the nature of its globally sourced and distributed products as well as by the demands of growth and acquisition. With Infor SCM Demand Planning, the company cut costs while also improving service levels.
Find out why manufacturers and distributors are rethinking warehouse management and why these best-in-class performers are investing in advanced warehouse management solutions to strengthen their competitive market positions.
This Panaya whitepaper explores methodologies and best practices for achieving IT agility for critical enterprise applications (ERP) in the era of digital transformation. It provides a unique perspective about how to increase IT velocity while minimizing IT risk and ensuring quality in a traditional IT environment.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 25, 2017
Today, SAP’s solution portfolio looks very different and addresses different business needs than the SAP of a few years ago. Instead of primarily managing back-office enterprise resource planning (ERP) processes such as finance and the supply chain, SAP is evolving into a new type of software company that’s poised to enable digital business. Numerous acquisitions — including leading eCommerce solution hybris and cloud solutions Ariba, Concur, and SuccessFactors — and a new platform strategy based on SAP Hana, an in-memory computing solution, mean that the SAP core is positioned to support real-time digital business in the era of connected everything.
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. This whitepaper will help you through the process.
Whatever your growth ambitions, the chances of achieving them are increased with effective planning. Download this eBook to learn about the five key factors that can help grow your business quickly, efficiently, and profitably.
To Keep Pace With Your Customers and Competitors, It’s Time to Leave Your Legacy Software Behind.
Legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems struggle to keep up with the modern pace of business, and they fail to meet the changing needs of your workforce. Can your leaders quickly find and analyze vital data? Are your employees’ tasks and processes straightforward and efficient? Does your ERP software make it easier to support growth?
See how manufacturers upgrading to the latest ERP software from Epicor transform their business by delivering the visibility, efficiency, and productivity essential for sustained growth.
Growth is definitely on the agenda for manufacturers, along with avoiding the pitfalls of rapid growth. This was clear in a global survey recently undertaken on behalf of Epicor Software Corporation (Epicor) by MORAR Consulting. Our research identified key factors that growing manufacturers cited as essential to their success, along with risks that manufacturers believe could threaten growth for unprepared businesses.
The Epicor “Profitable Growth in Action” eZine features seven manufacturers and the factors they consider critical to their success. Get the eZine to learn how you can help boost your company’s potential for profitable growth.
As a manufacturer, you know the industry is changing. You’re expected to produce more, work faster and leaner, and find ways to make new products like those comprising the Internet of Things (IoT). Customer and employee expectations are also changing rapidly because our experiences as consumers shape our demands for business. As many factory employees are approaching retirement, a new generation is joining the workforce—a generation that wants the business systems they interact with to be as intuitive as those they use in all other areas of their life.
A new report from Aberdeen explores today’s manufacturing landscape and outlines how enterprise resource planning (ERP) software forms a foundation that can support Industry 4.0 for smaller manufacturers looking to grow.
Emerging technologies and trends are disrupting the status quo for manufacturers around the globe. The Epicor “Factory of the Future” eBook explores the megatrends and disruptive technology that is shaping the future of manufacturing—and, more importantly, the eBook offers recommendations to help you grow your business amidst all this change. View the eBook to explore these topics and more:
• Demographic shifts in manufacturing
• Resource scarcity
• Knowledge and gender gaps
• How to future-proof your manufacturing business
Today’s financial professionals have access to robust tools that offer a detailed picture of a company’s success in real time. With dashboards reporting in-depth data, a CFO can merely glance at a computer to analyze how well the business is doing in key areas.
Despite the impressive technology available today, many businesses have yet to make a change. In a survey of 1,500 finance professionals, nearly half reported relying on gut instinct rather than hard data to make important business decisions. The survey—commissioned by Epicor and conducted by Redshift Research Ltd.—also revealed that a majority of CFOs and financial decision-makers are still relying on spreadsheets to interpret business data.
In our “Instinct Meets Insight” eBook, you can explore the survey results and learn how a modern financial IT infrastructure lets decision-makers back up instinct with relevant data they can use to help their businesses grow.
It’s hard to make good decisions without good information. Having access to data, and the tools to quickly analyze that data, is essential. Without data, you are blind to how your business is performing and areas for improvement—all you have to go on is instinct.
A robust business intelligence (BI) system can provide new insights to help steer your distribution organization clear of obstacles that impede growth—and toward the opportunities that enable it. A monthly report just doesn’t cut it anymore. You need real-time information, and if you’re running legacy software, it’s probably slowing you down.
Distribution is being transformed by digital innovations. More and more distributors are replacing manual, paper-driven processes with digital tools and automation that allow employees to work more efficiently and effectively in the warehouse and beyond. Efficiency doesn’t just benefit employees—modern technology can help keep customers and vendors happier with up-to-date information accessible anytime.
Epicor Prophet 21 software was designed to meet the unique needs of distributors. It offers robust features including eCommerce, mobility tools, customer relationship management (CRM), wireless warehouse management, purchase management, and analytics to make more informed business decisions. With deep industry knowledge and best practices built into features throughout the solution, Prophet 21 can deliver the digital transformation your organization needs to grow.
You rely on cloud technology more than you may realize—when you post to social media, download music, or view your bank balance online. These everyday uses are not so different from the opportunities the cloud affords your business. Cloud technology has proven to do several things very well—improve cash flow, increase business capabilities, and simplify processes across the organization—all in a platform that’s more accessible and reliable than on-premises hardware. Migrating to the cloud brings faster access to the data and processes your business needs to compete and grow in today’s marketplace. Download this white paper from Epicor Software to learn why moving to the cloud is easier than you might expect.