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From a Production-Driven Business Model to a Buy-and-Sell Model

8/13/2018
Category: Retail Software

Established family-owned businesses often have challenges with adopting new technologies to meet customer demands. Weston Nurseries, a fourth-generation lawn and garden business, was faced with these challenges: tracking inventory and customer relationship management.

OPs, Up-Tos, and EOQs.. OH My!

8/9/2018
Category: Distribution

Many businesses purchase an ERP system with the goal of automating their purchasing process. Instead of making manual buying decisions, the goal is to use the power of your ERP system to automatically generate purchase orders for the buyer to review and edit as necessary. This frees up the buyers time for more productive tasks like negotiating with vendors, analyzing new product lines, and expediting existing purchase orders. But the problem for many buyers is that the formulas and settings can seem intimidating.

Epicor Returns as Title Sponsor of AWDA Business and Education Conference

8/6/2018
Category: Automotive

Over the course of its 70-year history, the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Business and Education Conference has played a major part in boosting communication and collaboration among distributors and their key suppliers—one of the primary reasons why Epicor supported the 2017 conference as its first-ever title sponsor.

Dalsin Industries: Succeeding with Industry 4.0

8/4/2018
Category: Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is ushering in agile, affordable manufacturing fueled by technology enablers such as the IoT, 3D printing, cloud computing, mobile devices and big data. Embracing Industry 4.0 drives improved productivity and keeps costs down while ensuring quality and consistency across manufacturing processes globally. However, the amount of change manufacturing will need to navigate to grow in the Industry 4.0 era will be unprecedented. 


God’s Garage Uses Epicor ISE Software to Provide Reliable Vehicles for Single Mothers, Widows, and Wives of Military Veterans

8/2/2018
Category: Automotive

God’s Garage, a non-profit automotive repair shop headquartered in Conroe, Texas, is on a mission to provide reliable, repaired vehicles to single mothers, widows, and wives of deployed military veterans. Now the charity is carrying on with that mission with the help of Epicor Integrated Service Estimator™ (ISE) mechanical service estimating software.

Reaping the ROI of AP Automation

8/1/2018
Category: ERP

Financial leaders at U.S. companies are delaying payments to suppliers for longer than at any point in the past decade. A new research study estimates that 1,000 of the largest U.S. public companies have a collective $1.1 trillion in supplier payments—payments not yet received from their own customers—and inventories. 


Rainier Deploys Digital Commerce to Make it Rain ROI: Shaving 2 Days’ Lead Time for Starters

7/30/2018
Category: ERP

Based in Tukwila, Wash., Rainier Industries Ltd. fabricates display, shade, and shelter products. Established in 1896, the company got its start selling tents to prospective gold miners heading north in the Alaska Gold Rush. Today, Rainier has evolved into a diverse manufacturer of a variety of products including yurts, tents, awning and screen systems, industrial fabric products, as well as sports, retail and trade show graphics to regional, national, and Fortune 500 companies. The company recently spoke at Epicor Insights about its digital commerce initiative that has reduced manual effort and delays in order entry for an immediate 2-day reduction in lead times, as well as reduced errors and improved customer experience.

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