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10 Qualities That Distinguish Retail Companies Poised for Growth:Part1

July 18, 2017

The Epicor global growth tracker survey discovered the top 10 qualities that differentiate retail organizations poised for sustainable growth. Epicor calls these companies "grow getters," and defines them as people and organizations that understand what it takes to grow in today’s dynamic business environment. "They know what growth looks like for their business and have the vision and drive to act on it,' says the study.
The survey determined 10 principal characteristics that separate the grow getters from those in their wake. In this and our next post, we will spell out those qualities.

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ERP Selection for your Automotive Business

July 08, 2017

I recently had a salesman from an ERP software system tell me they support the automotive industry and they had several references. To be honest, I was a little stunned when they told me this. I've worked in the automotive industry for 20 years and ERP Software for Automotive Supply Chain I'd never, ever, competed against this particular product. After asking a few simple questions it turned out that the automotive industry they were talking about was not the same  industry that I knew and loved.

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Merkley Supply Increases Market Share and Boost Profits

July 07, 2017

Distributors of concrete block and pavers, brick, and stone have unique challenges that are not often met by generic enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, which can impede growth. Typically, if your building materials market share is not growing, it’s probably diminishing. Masonry materials supplier, Merkley Supply Ltd, utilizes customer service and opportunity management to maintain market share and boost profits with the help of Epicor BisTrack™ business management software-built for building materials distributors. 

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North American Retailers Use Technology to Foster Growth: Part Two

July 03, 2017

In our opening post on this topic, we detailed three North American retailers whose experience is confirming what a recently conducted Epicor survey by MORAR Consulting found: despite the challenge of larger competitors, small and mid-sized retailers have growth squarely on their agendas. The survey showed that two-thirds of this segment is expecting to develop their business by taking advantage of key growth factors while mitigating risk.

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Epicor Cloud ERP Wins 2017 MAN Awards

June 20, 2017

Modern Applications News (MAN) announced this week that Epicor Cloud ERP has been named a winner in its second annual MAN’s Award in the Product Focus category. Cloud-deployed Epicor ERP was selected based on MAN's reader interest in the product. The Epicor Cloud ERP solution, delivered in the software as a service (SaaS) model, was developed for businesses that want to be more agile and operate globally in real time. It combines the rich feature set of Epicor ERP-built on decades of industry experience and wisdom, and used by thousands of companies globally-with the business and technical benefits of cloud deployment that support flexibility and functionality to accommodate future business requirements and growth. 

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Epicor Recognized as a Great Place to Work

June 20, 2017

If you want to be a great company, it’s important to be a great company to work for. That’s one of the takeaways from a study conducted earlier this year by Explore WMS. Specifically regarding perceptions of Epicor, the study noted: Reviewers feel supported by their managers and liked the "open and transparent" company structure, and stated that they felt the company was open to new ideas. Flexible working hours and a good work/life balance were also mentioned as a positive about working at Epicor. Every company likes to believe that it's a great place to work; but it's good to see that belief supported by objective research.

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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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