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Billing and Financials—Aged Care Software for a Changing Australian Market

May 17, 2018

While the aged care system has become more of a consumer-driven market, further reform is required to offer greater consumer choice. This was the position made by the Aged Care Sector Committee in the Aged Care Roadmap. The roadmap acknowledges that the aged care market has improved its ability to respond to a wide range of care needs by a diverse customer base.

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Epicor at National Manufacturing Week 2018 in Australia

May 07, 2018

We're excited for the upcoming National Manufacturing Week 2018, which runs from 9 May to 11 May 2018 at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. The Epicor Australia team will exhibit at Australia’s largest manufacturing showcase at stand 2504. With the introduction of new and emerging technologies, the manufacturing industry has become much more competitive. 

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Megatrends Shaping the Factory of the Future

April 30, 2018

Megatrends are global, sustained, macroeconomic forces of development that impact businesses, cultures and personal lives. The wonders of technology – and specifically the Internet of Things (IoT) – have us all on a dizzying course of change. But manufacturers, especially, must ensure factory operations are future-fit to transcend transformation. Trends and disruptive technologies will enable some businesses to compete and thrive, while those same circumstances will knock others off course (or out of the market completely).

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Document Management and Reporting - Beyond Filing Cabinets & Spreadsheets

April 20, 2018

The concept of the paperless office was first proposed in 1975. The prediction was that in some 20 years’ time, technology would eliminate the need for almost all printed paper. However, in 1995, precariously stacked documents on desks and office floors were commonplace. As we sit here today, some 23 years later, boxes of printer paper still hold pride of place in office stationery cupboards across the country. 

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Aged Care: How to Keep up with Legislation and Compete More Effectively - Part II

March 21, 2018

As Australia’s largest generation (baby boomers) begins to enter retirement and old age, the aged care market is evolving. At the same time, changing legislation has led to increased competition and consumer choice. Entry into a nursing home is no longer the one stop option as it was just a decade ago.

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Aged Care: How to Keep up with Legislation and Compete More Effectively: Part I

March 12, 2018

The aged care sector in Australia provides services to 1.3 million Australians and generates annual revenues totaling around $21.5 billion. The sector makes a significant contribution to the Australian economy, representing almost 1 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In this two-part blog series, we'll take a look at the key trends affecting the aged care industry in Australia

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Why 2018 is the year to move your aged care software to the cloud

February 20, 2018

The Australian aged care industry will undergo significant evolution in the years ahead. It is therefore imperative that aged care organizations have detailed operational, tactical and strategic plans. Whether it is planning an exit strategy in a period of consolidation or diversification for new service provision, your organization must equip itself with all the necessary resources to achieve the desired result.

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Digital Twinning: The Future of Manufacturing

January 26, 2018

The most innovative manufacturing businesses are already starting to take advantage of the new industry-transforming technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI). Digital twinning' has gained momentum as more manufacturers invest in smart machines that are transforming the industrial landscape. Defined as the mapping of a physical asset to a digital platform, digital twinning lets manufacturers gather data from machine sensors to find out how they are performing in real time.

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Southco Gets Fit for Industry 4.0 Growth

January 15, 2018

In his Autumn Budget speechChancellor, Philip Hammond said he wanted the UK to become a hub of enterprise and innovation.  He announced investment of over £500m in a range of transformative technologies from Artificial Intelligence (AI)to 5G and full fibre broadband to 'form the backbone of the global economy of the future.' In the age of the fourth industrial revolution, known as Industry 4.0, digital technologies are linking physical and digital worlds. Forward thinking manufacturing businesses, like Epicor customer and manufacturer of engineered access hardware solutions, Southco, are deploying smart technology with connectivity.  

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ERP Trends to Watch in 2018

January 04, 2018

2018 is likely to be a year of consolidation in Australia as businesses look for ways to continue improving speed, efficiency, and cost effectiveness across their operations. Digital transformation will become the new normal for businesses across many industries in line with local analyst reports from Gartner and IDC. Business leaders are looking for more than just an accurate and overarching view of their organization, but the ability to see the right information at the right time and in the right place. That goes beyond traditional dashboards and business intelligence tools to include innovative devices that provide alerts and pre-emptive information to help individual operators make faster decisions. 

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Three Diverse Operating Systems, One ERP Database

May 12, 2017

Headquartered in England, KMF is the market leader in the supply of precision sheet metal fabrication and engineering solutions. With the newly formed KMF Group, the company consists of KMF Precision Sheet Metal, KMF Precision Engineering as well as their sister company in Slovakia, KMF Slovakia. Together, these organizations have combined to deliver fully integrated bespoke metal work and precision sheet metal fabrication solutions with over 110,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and office space. With three different organizations, the company faces challenges in synchronizing the historical data of its diverse operating systems into one ERP database.

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Work the Way that Suits You Best with Epicor iScala 3.1

May 02, 2017

The most obvious and far-reaching change with the latest version of the Epicor iScala ERP solution is in its revamped user experience. The new look and feel makes it easy to tailor the user interface to the specific needs and business functions of the individual, group, department or company. It also accelerates many tasks, from accessing applications and information to data entry and modification.

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