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Epicor Vision®: Record 100+ users attend St. Pete event; Vision 11.9 coming soon

May 21, 2019

The ultimate measure of any ERP solution is the level of engagement of its users, who play vital roles in shaping the direction of product development and helping their peers learn to fully leverage the solution’s capabilities. By this or any other measure, the Epicor Vision platform has achieved an entirely new level of success as seen in the February user group meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Eagle® for the Aftermarket: User group meeting ‘an amazing experience’; looking ahead to Eagle 28

May 06, 2019

Spending a few days in February in southern Florida sounded good to Eagle users residing in northern states and Canada. It turned out to be an invaluable experience for all who attended the Eagle for the Aftermarket User Group Meeting in St. Petersburg. Beyond great weather and a record turnout, the event offered an agenda packed with valuable information.

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Epicor Unveils Epicor Retail Cloud

April 23, 2019

We are excited to announce the availability of Epicor Retail Cloud, with robust point of sale (POS) and store management capabilities, designed for select specialty retail markets.

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Epicor to Offer Epicor FFL Compliance Manager™ Customers New Options from FFLGuard for Federal Firearms Compliance Assistance

February 01, 2019

Epicor originally created FFLCM to streamline transaction entry, reduce non-compliance risk, and quickly and easily generate the necessary reports for ATF inspections or inquiries. Customers already have access to consulting firms for assistance with regulatory matters; however, both FFLCM and federal firearms regulations have evolved since we first launched the product in 2016.

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Latest Scan Tool Winners for Epicor Integrated Service Estimator Users

October 22, 2018

Epicor is happy to announce the winners of the January 2018 Epicor ISE drawing—an ongoing sweepstakes promotion for automotive service providers using the Epicor Integrated Service Estimator (ISE) solution. The contest is co-sponsored by Innova Electronics Corporation.

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Rebalancing Your Inventory Like Your Retirement Accounts

September 21, 2018

Start the process by analyzing your inventory and identifying underperforming items. There are several metrics you can use for this purpose, including: turns, turn and earn, or gross margin return on investment (GMROI)-just to name a few. The differences between the metrics are illustrated as follows using the generic Item-X, with an annual sales of $100,000, cost of goods sold (COGS) of $80,000, gross margin percentage of 20 percent, and average inventory of $20,000.

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They Call Themselves Jergens Industrial Supply

September 19, 2018

Like many distributors, Jergens Industrial Supply found itself needing to think outside-of-the-box to reinvent its value proposition in the midst of disruptive forces. These included increased competition from industrial supply behemoths with vast order volume and buying power, as well as the need to cater to an uber empowered customer base that recognizes it has many buying options.

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All Non-Stock Items Aren’t Created Equal

September 11, 2018

Just about all distributors do some portion of their sales via non-stock items. For some, it’s very limited and only done when necessary. Others embrace non-stock item sales as a way to provide more value to their customers. On the surface it would appear to be a no-brainer to embrace non-stock item sales.

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Digital Commerce Strategies for Manufacturers: Customer Journey Mapping 101

September 11, 2018

Manufacturers focused on growth are finding it by discovering more about their customers’ business problems and providing solutions for them. This opens new opportunities for manufacturers to stand out as the preferred option in a competitive marketplace.

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To Scan or Not to Scan

September 06, 2018

I'm always amazed at how varied distributors opinions are towards utilizing bar code scanning in their warehouse operation. Many distributors swear by it, indicating that it’s critical to their business.

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Is the Price Always Right?

September 04, 2018

I'm always amazed at the variety of pricing strategies used by distributors. Cost plus, list less, fixed pricing, and the old stand-by, gut-feel - they all have their strengths and weaknesses. But the ultimate goal is finding the “right” price. So what is Is the Price Always Right the right price? The exact dollar amount of the right price is different depending on the perspective. For the customer, the right price is the lowest price. For the distributors, the right price is the highest price. 

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As the Bank of England Talks Industry 4.0 and Skills, What Does it Mean for Jobs?

August 28, 2018

Recent technology developments—including advancements in AI, IoT and robotics—all driven by what is known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) have led to speculation in recent years that many industrial jobs could soon become obsolete. Technology developments-including advancements in AI, IoT and robotics-all driven by what is known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution have led to speculation in recent years that many industrial jobs could soon become obsolete. 

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