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A Recap of Day 1 at Insights 2017

March 23, 2017

Yesterday marked the beginning of the largest Epicor global customer conference in our history— and the first day was a success. On Monday, Insights 2017 welcomed nearly 4,000 attendees across 32 countries. The first day Insights presented "Get Informed, Get Involved, Get Insights" orientations for different topics such as manufacturing and supply chain, and user education on upgrade sessions. Epicor Prophet 21 team kick started the conference with introducing team members and showcasing sessions in the upcoming days.

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Global Growth Tracker Survey Reveals 10 Characteristics That Enable Manufacturing Companies: Part Two

March 23, 2017

Epicor recently published its 2016 global growth tracker survey, and the results point to the top characteristics that differentiate manufacturing organizations poised for sustainable growth. Epicor calls these companies “manufacturing grow getters,” and defines them as organizations and people who understand what it takes to get set for growth 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.

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Part Three of The Global Growth Tracker Survey Results

March 21, 2017

Epicor recently published its 2016 global growth tracker survey, and the results point to the top characteristics that differentiate manufacturing organizations poised for sustainable growth. Epicor calls these companies "manufacturing grow getters," and defines them as organizations and people who understand what it takes to get set for growth 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.

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Mid-West Metal Products Facilitates ERP Operations Companywide

March 21, 2017

For nearly 100 years, Mid-West Metal Products has been a premium producer of wire-formed, sheet metal fabricated, and tubular metal products for customers ranging from leading global corporations to small emerging enterprises. With four locations in Muncie, Indiana, including three manufacturing facilities, as well as production operations in Dalian, China, the company specializes in the custom design and manufacturing of items like enclosures, bag stands, pet crates, shelving, and displays from concept to finished product. This is performed in both a "job shop" atmosphere as well as a wholesaler/distribution environment dedicated to quality, timeliness, and competitive pricing.

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Set Your Course for Growth: Insights 2017

March 18, 2017

Our largest global customer conference is just a couple months away with nearly 4,000 users worldwide. Insights 2017 brings together Epicor customers, partners and industry experts for a three-day learning and networking experience focused on Epicor products, solutions and future plans. This year the conference will be held May 22-25, 2017, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville.

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Going Mobile to Disappear

March 10, 2017

Being a showroom salesperson is a demanding job. In addition to intimately knowing the products on the showroom floor and in the warehouse, you are expected to remember where the product is, if it has special pricing, what products substitute for it and what companion products to sell with it. On top of that, you are typically on your feet for most of the day traveling well-worn paths around the showroom floor. Today’s digital distributors are utilizing digital tools like smartphones and tablets to address these challenges and grow in-store sales.

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Labor Shortages for LBM: How to Leverage ERP Technology for Efficiency

March 09, 2017

As the housing market continues its steady climb back to normal, pro builders are facing increasing challenges with labor—many trades who left the industry during the downturn didn't return, and the booming market is fueling demand more each day.

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Global Growth Tracker Survey Reveals 10 Characteristics That Enable Manufacturing Companies to Grow: Part One

March 02, 2017

A 2016 global growth tracker survey published results of the top characteristics that differentiate manufacturing organizations poised for sustainable growth. We call these companies "manufacturing grow getters," and defines them as organizations and people who understand what it takes to get set for growth 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.

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Johnstone Supply Partners with Epicor Eclipse

February 28, 2017

Johnstone Supply is the top HVAC/R wholesale cooperative in the country and a recognized national leader in the HVAC/R distribution industry. Over the years, Epicor and Johnstone Supply have worked together to create Epicor Eclipse features, functionality, and services designed exclusively for Johnstone’s member-owner distributors, such as automatic updates of product, pricing, and costing data, inventory sharing and visibility, automatic updates of purchase orders with advance shipment notification, dedicated Johnstone implementation processes and training resources, and Johnstone data conversion specialists and system setup experts.

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How to Free Your Data

February 27, 2017

Business Intelligence (BI) applications while not new have certainly become more accessible to the small to mid-sized business. The features are just as powerful as the applications which cost tens of thousands of dollars but provide an implementation and user experience which is modern, mobile and cloud-based.

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Internet of Things, Let’s Make Connections

February 27, 2017

The Internet of Things is literally connections; connections between machines, connections to the Cloud, connections to business applications, connections between people. At this time I see three phases of IoT; the launch phase, where we are today is to monitor and alert, phase two, intelligence within things, and phase three, self-learning things. In parallel to these phases will be continued development of artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality and robotics to take IoT into the next stage.

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Q&A with Market Researcher Taylor Short, Software Advice

February 16, 2017

To thrive, manufacturers in today’s accelerating global markets must master the management of change. In fact, organizations using a manufacturing execution system (MES) are proving to be a powerful tactic to ensure that decision makers receive the information they need quickly, accurately, and on demand. This helps provide the intelligence needed to understand and manage change.

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