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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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Its all about Education

April 23, 2017

Ever since ancient cultures emerged, education has always been a key factor to success. Hieroglyphics, manuscripts, drawings, even ancient texts are very carefully safeguarded in the best museums of the world. Why? My answer is: because we keep learning from them. Just as the level of progress in a community is measured not only by the income and occupation, but also by the level of education of its people, the success of a company is driven by the experience and knowledge of its members.

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3 Ways Mobile Technology Can Help You Sell More and Be More Profitable

April 20, 2017

The Yankee Group reports a 26 percent increased win rate through the use of mobile enterprise technology. Epicor Senior Director of Product Development, Cary Anderson, recently conducted a webcast to demonstrate how lumber and building materials (LBM) pro dealers and distributors can use cloud, mobile, and portable technologies to pursue more opportunities, speed response time, and differentiate themselves with outstanding service. In short, win more often…with more profitable deals.

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Q and A Magnum Shooting Center Targeting Compliance Success

April 13, 2017

Recently, Doug Smith, director of product marketing, retail and distribution, and Sam Kirkland, strategic relationship manager at Epicor Software, sat down with Greg Yowell, compliance manager at Magnum Shooting Center for a webinar focused on the new Epicor FFL Compliance Manager™ solution. The Colorado Springs-based business is taking advantage of the easy-to-use bound book management tool that’s seamlessly integrated with the Epicor Eagle N Series retail management system.

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Diconomy CeBits Ideas and Solutions for a Digital World

April 10, 2017

As the great and the good in IT flocked to Hanover for CeBit 2017 last week, I was grateful not to have to walk the floor and instead I reviewed the key themes at the event, from the relative comfort of my desk.  Amongst event keynote subjects, like the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), a topic which CeBit calls 'D!conomy' caught my attention. D!conomy appears to be the show's attempt to redefine digital transformation underway as a part of Industry 4.0.  The 'd!conomy - no limits' keynote focused on how limits of collaboration across company and industry borders are being redefined-including the human-technology interface.

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Get Planning to Get Growing

March 30, 2017

High-growth companies are powered by people who understand what it takes to get set for growth. Individuals with the vision and drive to take their business to the next level- we call these people the Grow Getters. To become a high-growth business, distributors need to invest in technologies that boost productivity and increase capacity, as these improve the ability to scale improves while maintaining cost control. An integrated enterprise resource planning solution specific to distribution is essential for business growth. Are you equipped to act for growth? 

 

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Largest Full-Service Distributor of Shoe Repair in U.S. Retains Leadership

March 27, 2017

Southern Leather Company is the largest full-service distributor of shoe repair and store supplies in the United States. Founded in 1912, the company is a fourth-generation family business with warehouses in six major American cities. It carries widely recognized merchandise from leading vendors— including nearly 20,000 in-stock items ranging from fitting aids and care products to buckles, fasteners, cleaners, and foot-related medical accessories.

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