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Innovation Paves Way for New Distribution Challenges

May 08, 2018

I recently came across an article in Time magazine, The 25 best inventions of 2017. The best inventions ranged from shoes engineered to boost performance, a flavor packed guilt-free ice cream that packs fewer calories, mugs that heat your coffee just right, to glasses that give sight to the blind. It seems like today’s efficient electric cars and smart home technologies were introduced into the mainstream a decade ago.

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Distributors Race to Faster Growth Online at Insights 2018

May 03, 2018

If your growth strategy involves online reach, this year at Insights follow the great conversation happening on digital commerce.   We have a compelling line-up of sessions featuring digital commerce experts from Epicor and fellow customers that have done it already – increasing customer loyalty by driving a branded online presence,  offering rich and deep product choice, accepting orders from any device, and creating compelling experiences to B2B buyers through any channel.

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The Art and Science of Inventory Planning and Management – Part II

May 03, 2018

Demand planning needs to account for many different scenarios such as the following – you’re selling an $8.00 widget – a customer wants to buy these widgets but decides to go with another vendor because your price is $3.00 higher than a competitor. Or lets says the buyer wants 8 and you only have a quantity of 5 on hand – they may buy the 5 or decide not to buy because you can’t fulfill the total quantity of 8. That extra 3 or 8 widgets that could have been sold but will not be needs to be incorporated into the demand forecast.

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Manufacturers, Feeling the Amazon Effect? Come to Insights 2018

May 01, 2018

If you’re like many of our manufacturing clients, you’ve been evaluating the best way to benefit from today’s enormous eCommerce opportunity.  Perhaps you’re feeling the ‘Amazon Effect’ – growing pressure from your buyers to deliver products and services faster, in a more personalized manner, through any channel, and to accept orders from any device. We hope you're excited to discover how your organization can also generate new revenue and drive out costs through eCommerce integrated with your Epicor ERP. 

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The Art and Science of Inventory Management and Planning – Part 1

April 30, 2018

Inventory control is execution; inventory management and planning is strategy. Planning feeds to the distribution center and warehouse operations, and it’s essential. To explain the significance, I often give an example that everyone can relate to: IfThe Art and Science of Inventory Management and Planning - Part 1 you were going on a cross-county car trip, you would need to understand how much time it would take you to reach your destination, plan your route, figure out where you would stop overnight or for gas, provision funds for the trip, etc.

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Megatrends Shaping the Factory of the Future

April 30, 2018

Megatrends are global, sustained, macroeconomic forces of development that impact businesses, cultures and personal lives. The wonders of technology – and specifically the Internet of Things (IoT) – have us all on a dizzying course of change. But manufacturers, especially, must ensure factory operations are future-fit to transcend transformation. Trends and disruptive technologies will enable some businesses to compete and thrive, while those same circumstances will knock others off course (or out of the market completely).

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Winners in Sweepstakes for Automotive Service Professionals

April 24, 2018

"The Epicor ISE solution is helping automotive service businesses save time creating estimates, generate additional revenue, and realize a range of other productivity-enhancing benefits," said Stephen Gannon, senior director, automotive, product management and product development, Epicor. "The opportunity to win a free Innova scan tool is just one more compelling and exciting reason to use the solution." The sweepstakes, which continues through May 31, 2018, rewards automotive service providers using Epicor ISE software with one free entry for each order generated and completed through the solution.

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How iScala can Help you Assure Regulatory and Legal Compliance

April 18, 2018

Business today is global, and becoming ever more so. For companies that want to grow, there is often no option but to expand across borders, but many companies find this daunting. That is understandable. Each new territory brings with it regulations and laws that must be complied with.

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Epicor Launches Latest Version of iScala

April 17, 2018

We are delighted to announce the launch of Epicor iScala 3.2 , taking the software a step further on its evolutionary path. The launch of this upgrade is particularly timely, given the arrival of some major changes to business practice, notably the GDPR becoming enforceable in Europe in 2018.  

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The Advantage of Agile Environments

April 04, 2018

July will mark my 17th year at Epicor on the Eclipse product line. When I started, I was on a team with multiple writers. We were all assigned different areas of the product to document. Times change and I've inherited all those different areas of documentation and maintain them.

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Epicor Awards Two More Innova Scan Tools

April 03, 2018

Epicor is pleased to announce Tom McGinley of Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers, Greenville, S.C., and Grismer Tire & Auto Service, Columbus, Ohio, as the fifth and sixth winners of free professional-grade Innova scan tools in its ongoing sweepstakes for automotive service providers using Epicor Integrated Service Estimator (ISE) solution.

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Building a Culture of Growth by Aptitude Research Partners

March 29, 2018

Building a culture of growth at your company is a journey that can take many forms, but one this is certain – it must be a priority to be successful.

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