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North American Retailers Use Technology to Foster Growth: Part One

June 20, 2017

Although the retail industry is often seen as driven, if not dominated, by its big-box leaders, a recently conducted Epicor survey by MORAR Consulting found that despite the challenge of larger competitors, small and mid-sized retailers have growth squarely on their agendas. The survey shows that two-thirds of this segment is expecting to advance their business by taking advantage of key growth factors while mitigating risk. Six case studies showcase how successful small and medium-sized players are using technology to thrive in the midst of big-box competition. We’ll feature the first three in this post, and the final three in a subsequent one.

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Global Compliancy Doesn’t Have to be Hard

June 17, 2017

In today’s economy no business is immune to the opportunities, impacts, and challenges of business beyond geographic boundaries. Epicor products are used in 100+ countries around the world where we have been enabling our customers to do business for 40 years. So no matter how widely your business is distributed, our global business management tools are designed to meet the most complex of regulations.

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The Power of Choice Making ERP Easy

June 16, 2017

In recent years, cloud-based applications have exploded in availability, acceptance, and use. The value and potential of cloud-based applications is being realized by businesses around the world. IT spending is undergoing a major shift from traditional sources, such as direct server and software license purchases, into cloud computing.

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Highlights of Insights 2017

June 01, 2017

Attendees entered the Delta Ballroom at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and a catchy tune played with the words "Set Your Course for Growth" could be seen. Epicor CEO Joe Cowan gave a welcome speech to almost 4,000 attendees from all over the world. During Joe's keynote, he emphasized the theme of this year's conference is growth

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KMWorld Selects DocStar as Top 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management

May 27, 2017

What are the key factors that lead to successful knowledge management? According to an article published in KMWorld, they are resourcefulness, innovation, ingenuity, expertise, collaboration, and community. And, DocStar is no exception. DocStar (recently acquired by Epicor Software, read more here) was selected based on its vision, innovation, and execution in addressing the needs of customers in the knowledge management marketplace. 

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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.

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Digital Commerce Calling

May 05, 2017

To all our manufacturing and distribution customers – digital commerce is calling!  By now, you might have downloaded the Epicor Insights 2017 agenda and possibly excited about the great sessions we have lined up for you.  As the leader of digital commerce at Epicor, I want to share my perspective of what this means to your business and why it is important for you to take action NOW! This is why, digital commerce is calling!  For more information please visit the Insights site, contact your Account Manager or reach out directly to me. 

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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. A tiled desktop allows you to group favourite and frequently used application modules and vary their size, icon, name, position and colour, so they're quickly recognisable. 

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Five Questions With: Cary Anderson, Epicor Software

May 02, 2017

With housing on a solid growth curve in many markets, what would you define as the clearest opportunity—as well as the biggest challenge—facing LBM dealers? The biggest challenge facing the LBM industry right now is the shortage of skilled labor. This is an issue across the country, and it is affecting both builders and dealers. Building a house is performed in stages-builders need access to different skilled workers at each stage, or the project will suffer expensive delays. Forward-thinking dealers are filling gaps in labor and providing value for their builder customers through well-managed installed sales programs. 

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Epicor iScala 3 1 Changing the Way You Work

April 28, 2017

The latest release of the Epicor iScala ERP solution offers significant improvements focused on improving user experience, capabilities and value. It beefs up security. It’s much easier to use and its user interface can be adapted to suit individual users, teams or companies. It also introduces the first of a new breed of online and offline mobile application for Google Android and Apple IoS. This automates and simplifies key day-to-day warehouse operations, and more apps will follow. Other areas greatly improved in this release are Finance Management, and Service and Contract Management.

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Boost Margins in Value-Added Operations

April 27, 2017

As a result of the improving housing market, savvy dealers are once again turning to turnkey, value-added services such as installed sales and manufacturing to ease the burden on builders and contractors while providing an edge over the competition. In the most recent ProSales 100 survey, 59 percent of the dealers in the country indicated they offer some level of manufacturing, with the leading components being pre-hung doors, floor trusses, and roof trusses.

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7 Ways to Grow with Your POS System

April 25, 2017

As a retailer your main goal is to make your business grow, right? Well as you know there are several ways to achieve this from serving your customers well, operating smoothly and efficiently, to maximizing profits and margins. But it all really boils down to technology. How can you serve your customers better if you don't have the right technology or specifically for retailers, you don't have the right POS system.

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