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  • Business Efficiency for HVAC Distributors

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    Epicor Eclipse – best-in-class for HVAC products, information and job services

    • Best-in-class Processes - get the high productivity that only a focused distribution solution can deliver.
    • Automate those special processes like counter sales, cut-products, cross references, job management, and ecommerce.
    • Product Data - keep up with the mounds of digital content and cross-references needed to sell and support today’s products.
    • Job Management – give your project office a deep visibility into bid-to-ship-to-invoice, including change orders, mobile delivery and progress payments.

    “We could not have accomplished this [growth] so easily without Epicor Eclipse. Every time I do something new with Eclipse, it saves me time and money. It's so versatile; anything we want it to do, it will do.”
    Mark Temple, President, Johnstone Supply of Tulsa

    A Total Business Solution for More Productive, Efficient Operations

    Epicor Eclipse offers built-in HVAC Distribution expertise to drive efficiency, productivity, and growth for your business.

    HVAC Industry Brochure

    Unique functions just for HVAC Distributors

    Eclipse Virtual Tour

    See how Epicor Eclipse can work for you.

    Eclipse Value Summary

    Increase sales, boost productivity, and stand out from competition. Learn how in this Eclipse Overview.

    Epicor Eclipse-a “Custom Fit” for HVAC Distributors

    Stand out from the competition with HVAC specials, best-in-class inventory, and job management tools.

    HVAC Specials

    Unique, built-in functions like cut-product management, cross references, product data management, and counter sales.

    Best-in-class Inventory

    Optimize your processes with proactive work queues, carton packing, advanced cycle counting, and wireless warehouse.

    Job Management

    Visibility into your projects –BOMs, bidding, deliveries, progress payments, returns, change order tracking, more.

    Customer Success Stories: Improving Productivity and Driving Growth for HVAC Distributors

    Epicor & The Ware Group

    Read how this HVAC Distributor doubled sales volume over the past 8 years, achieved 99.99% inventory accuracy, and saw 70% growth in revenue and profit per employee

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    Epicor & Johnstone Supply

    Learn how Eclipse helped grow by 33% , increase turns by 10%, while driving efficiency and boosting customer satisfaction.

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  • Distribution Blog

    • Going Mobile to Disappear
      Being a showroom salesperson is a demanding job. In addition to intimately knowing the products on the showroom floor and in the warehouse, you are expected to remember where the product is, if it has special pricing, what products substitute for it and what companion products to sell with it. On top of that, you are typically on your feet for most of the day traveling well-worn paths around the showroom floor. Today’s digital distributors are utilizing digital tools like smartphones and tablets to address these challenges and grow in-store sales.


    • Johnstone Supply Partners with Epicor Eclipse to Help Distributors Grow Business
      Johnstone Supply is the top HVAC/R wholesale cooperative in the country and a recognized national leader in the HVAC/R distribution industry. Over the years, Epicor and Johnstone Supply have worked together to create Epicor Eclipse features, functionality, and services designed exclusively for Johnstone’s member-owner distributors, such as automatic updates of product, pricing, and costing data, inventory sharing and visibility, automatic updates of purchase orders with advance shipment notification, dedicated Johnstone implementation processes and training resources, and Johnstone data conversion specialists and system setup experts. 


    • How to Free Your Data
      Business Intelligence (BI) applications while not new have certainly become more accessible to the small to mid-sized business. The features are just as powerful as the applications which cost tens of thousands of dollars but provide an implementation and user experience which is modern, mobile and cloud-based. 


    • Gain Insights from your Systems’ Data

      Ask a hundred people what Business Intelligence software is and you’ll get two hundred different answers. Over the last few years there have been a number of new Business Intelligence (BI) applications released to the market. The Cloud and mobile are driving new capabilities in being able to access, create and share data in ways that haven’t been possible before or affordable to do so. 

    • It’s Time to Transform
      As a Distributor you have very big challenges in front of you as the competition is increasing and margins are decreasing. You wish this were reversed but it’s not. The Cloud is driving some of this pressure as your competitors are implementing new software solutions to help them improve margins and stand out from the crowd. Maybe it’s time to look at how BI software in the Cloud, sometimes referred to as Software as a Service (SaaS), can help you.


    • Put Your Head in the Cloud
      Cloud computing continues to drive business transformations across the Distribution industry. And that is not marketing hype. Look at the latest industry news, you’ll find multiple stories on how the "Cloud” is changing Distribution. Some of the times for the positive and other times for the negative. If you haven’t felt the impact of the Cloud within your business you will, either in how you run it or how your competition is using it.


    • Get the Right Insights into Your Distribution Business
      Bob Dylan wrote, "If you’re not busy being born, you’re busy dying ." The same seems to be true in the context of operating a distribution business. The wholesalers who are most energized and, often, most successful, are the ones who understand that technology is a sales and profit enabler- not a cost center. They are continually looking for ways to grow their business, harvest additional competitive value from their systems, and when those systems have been maxed out, they carefully select a new system with proven potential to drive their growth for over the next several years. 


    • Duncan Parnell Celebrates 70 Years and Business Transformation Award

      Founded in 1946, Duncan Parnell, a distributor and service provider for professional equipment, serving the AEC (architectural/engineering/construction) market has embarked its 70th year anniversary in 2016. Not only celebrating this milestone, the company also received  the Business Transformation Award during the first annual Epicor 2016 Customer Excellence Award for the Americas held earlier this year.

    • The Four Pillars of Differentiation for Distributors
      In today’s global and digital distribution market, the rules of engagement have changed. Customer expectations have expanded from the traditional ones of cost, quality, speed, and flexibility to include convenience, on-demand information, personalization, prompting, and updating status, as well as social concerns such as sustainability and environmental responsibility.

    • Over 60% of Leading Electrical Distributors Partner with Epicor
      A few weeks ago, Electrical Wholesaling released the Top 200 Electrical Distributors, an annual list of the largest companies in the electrical distribution industry throughout North America. We were thrilled to see that more than 60% of survey respondents are running their organizations with help from Epicor, and in fact most of our customers are concentrated at the top of the list.

  • The Epicor Eclipse system meets the unique needs of HVAC Distributors and is available in the cloud, hosted, or on premises. As a result, you can reduce complexity and better focus on your customers’ needs.

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