Comprehensive Software Solution Helps Manage Compliance with Federal Firearm Laws, Allowing Federal Firearms Licensees to Focus on Growing Their Business
Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to
promote business growth, and Orchid Advisors, the firearm industry’s trusted
compliance and operations experts, today announced general availability of the Epicor
FFL Compliance Manager™
application to help firearms dealers simplify and streamline the process of
complying with today’s complex and evolving gun laws. The solution is designed
to automate and simplify the process of capturing, storing and reporting of all
the firearm transaction data required by federal agencies.
U.S. firearms industry is highly regulated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Department of Justice, and other federal
agencies. The Gun Control Act of 1968 requires that federal firearms licensees
(FFLs) maintain a “bound” book of all of their firearm transactions.
Acquisition and Disposition (A&D) recordkeeping can be a tedious,
time-consuming and complicated process, and many FFLs struggle to properly
maintain their bound books.
with assistance from Orchid Advisors, LLC, developed the Epicor FFL Compliance
Manager application to reduce the compliance burden on FFLs by automating and
streamlining A&D recordkeeping.
The software is designed
to streamline transaction entry, reduce non-compliance risk, and quickly and
easily generate the necessary reports for ATF inspections or inquiries. Ideal
for entities of any size, the solution gives FFLs a comprehensive system to help
them stay compliant and serve customers more efficiently.
Epicor FFL Compliance Manager tool is rooted in firearms best practices from
Orchid Advisors, along with Epicor’s user interface design, business process
management and technology expertise. Together, we are able to make it easier
for FFLs to deal with the growing list of compliance issues,” said Doug Smith,
director of product management and marketing for Epicor.
a Federal Firearms License is not a right. It’s a privilege that must be guarded
and respected through careful compliance,” said Jon Rydberg, CEO of Orchid
Advisors. “Epicor FFL Compliance Manager software enables firearms businesses
through an unparalleled set of software tools and support services for serial
number tracking, A&D reporting and ATF compliance.”
Easy to Deploy and Use
FFL Compliance Manager can be accessed from virtually any device, at any time,
and from any location through an Internet connection. This browser-based
approach eliminates the need for costly hardware or IT support, and updates can
be automated without costly installations as regulations are updated.
software also features integrated best-practice workflows and internal controls
to streamline and simplify aspects of ATF compliance. On-screen guided
assistance and tutorials step users through every task – making the solution
highly interactive and easy to learn and use. Associates, managers and other
users can complete tasks quickly and easily, which results in faster
transactions and more satisfied customers.
software’s kiosk feature gives customers the ability to enter their own ATF
Form e4473 on any browser-enabled device. The system then queues up their
information for the background check and transfer. Once the transactions are
completed, they are immediately available for queries, reports, and inventory
a bound book is a critical part of running a successful firearms business,”
said Mike Vause, Sporting Goods Manager, Smith & Edwards Co. “Epicor FFL
Compliance Manager automates and manages these tasks so that I can focus on the
core elements of my business – such as buying and selling guns, improving
customer service and increasing sales. And, to top it off, the software is unbelievably
easy to deploy and use!”
Fast Answers and
FFL Compliance Manager includes tools and notifications that allow FFLs to
closely monitor their ATF compliance. A “one-click” self-audit tool supports
24x7 audit readiness by quickly packaging selected data required by ATF agents.
FFLs can also run ATF compliance reports on demand and review bound book
activity quickly and easily via dashboards. The built-in Inventory
Reconciliation Report makes it easy to keep records accurate and up-to-date,
and helps protect FFLs from missing firearms or security and storage issues.
with Epicor® Eagle®
Epicor FFL Compliance Manager is designed to be a completely self-contained
solution, it can be easily integrated with the leading Epicor Eagle retail
business management system. The combination of the two solutions gives firearm
dealers a comprehensive end-to-end solution that can protect and optimize every
aspect of their businesses.
learn more about the Epicor FFL Compliance Manager, please visit http://www.epicor.com/fflcompliance.
Epicor Software Corporation
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provide flexible, industry-specific software designed around the needs of our
manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than
40 years of experience with our customers’ unique business processes and
operational requirements are built into every solution -- in the cloud, hosted,
or on premises. With this deep understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions
manage complexity, increase efficiency, and free up resources so you can focus
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helps firearms manufacturers, distributors and retailers achieve compliance and
operational excellence through education, technology, software and consulting
solutions that reduce risk, cut costs, and provide expert guidance to make our
clients’ businesses more successful and efficient. Orchid Advisors is The
Trusted Firearms Industry Compliance & Operations Experts and endorsed by
NSSF, the National Shooting Sports Association. For more information, visit http://www.orchidadvisors.com.
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Michelle Ingram, CFO
Orchid Advisors LLC
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