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Changing the Conversation: How Healthy Conflict Drives Business Growth

November 20, 2016

People often see conflict as a negative and naturally want to avoid it. This is as true in executive boardrooms as anywhere else in life. However, a survey conducted by MORAR on behalf of Epicor reveals that conflict amongst decision-makers in growing businesses is normal, and can be quite effective in driving innovation and growth.

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Don’t ‘Miss Out’ on Your Latest ERP Technology

November 15, 2016

A lot of changes can happen in businesses, from expanding locations to increasing product lines or minimizing workflow processes. Do you have fear of missing out with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution?

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Disconnect in the C-Suite: Aligning Executives’ Goals for Successful Growth

November 09, 2016

In business, growth affects all members of an organization, from the customer to the supplier and from the CEO to the trainee. Growth can bring with it new pressures, new workloads, new markets and new objectives. It's no wonder perhaps that there are differing opinions on growth.

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Five Mistakes Retailers Make When Selecting a Software Solution

October 24, 2016

One of the earliest American businessmen was Benjamin Franklin, who counseled not to fear mistakes. But for retailers selecting their POS software solutions, a prudent course would be to avoid the common ones, or they may find the Benjamins coming in less steadily than they would hope.

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Duncan Parnell Celebrates 70 Years

October 17, 2016

Founded in 1946, Duncan Parnell, a distributor and service provider for professional equipment, serving the AEC (architectural/engineering/construction) market has embarked its 70th year anniversary in 2016. Not only celebrating this milestone, the company also received  the Business Transformation Award during the first annual Epicor 2016 Customer Excellence Award for the Americas held earlier this year.

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Lonely at the Top: Why CEOs View Business Growth Differently

October 11, 2016

In an ideal world, relationships within the C-Suite would flow harmoniously, with every member in perfect alignment with each other's goals. But in reality, senior management members hold differing, sometimes conflicting perspectives on what’s best for the business, especially when it comes to growth.

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Sharing Our Story During the Epicor Retail Road Show: How Klem’s Tractor Has Improved Operations

September 06, 2016

"Every decision we make in the business is somehow tied to information from the Epicor Eagle system. It’s helping us become more competitive by allowing us to get good information immediately and make better decisions," said Jessica Bettencourt, President of Klem’s Tractor. This has been a true statement for the last 19 years we have operated our business on the Epicor Eagle retail business management system. Recently, I had the chance to share our story to a group of retailers during the inaugural Epicor Retail Road Show event hosted at our business, Klem’s Tractor, in Spencer, Massachusetts.

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Four Steps to Mastering Inventory

September 01, 2016

With inventory being one of a dozen areas to attend to, retailers often have no choice but to spend more time putting out daily "fires" than on refining their inventory mix. What’s more, many are still relying on gut instinct instead of system data to get them through the day, in spite of the time-consuming nature of manual processes.

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Outperform in an Era of LBM Sales Growth

August 30, 2016

The lumber and building materials (LBM) market appears to be picking up. That’s good! But is it good enough? Here are a few strategies and tools used by top LBM dealers and distributors to capitalize on periods of growth to become more efficient, more profitable, and better positioned competitively.

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The Four Pillars of Differentiation for Distributors

August 29, 2016

In today’s global and digital distribution market, the rules of engagement have changed. Customer expectations have expanded from the traditional ones of cost, quality, speed, and flexibility to include convenience, on-demand information, personalization, prompting, and updating status, as well as social concerns such as sustainability and environmental responsibility.

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How Leading Manufacturing Organizations Select ERP to Support Their Growth Strategies

August 15, 2016

According to Aberdeen’s Business Management and ERP Study, the number one challenge facing today’s manufacturers is "managing growth expectations": As organizations grow, they are faced with more complex operations and decisions, are exposed to more competitors, and incur increased costs that must be minimized. In cases such as these, manufacturers should rely on their technology environment and access to accurate data in order to do much of the heavy lifting.

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Key Compliance Tips for Those with Federal Firearm Licenses

August 09, 2016

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is responsible for licensing persons engaged in manufacturing, importing, and dealing in firearms and ensuring that these licensees do so in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. There were more than 139,000 Federal Firearm Licenses (FFLs) in fiscal year 2015.

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