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The Role of Cloud ERP in Digital Transformation

To survive and thrive in a rapidly evolving environment, many small and mid-sized distributors are successfully competing through digital transformation. This involves using technology to improve the experience of employees, customers, suppliers, partners and stakeholders—and ERP technology is the first investment distributors need to make on this journey. In this white paper, you’ll learn how the cloud architecture of your ERP system plays a critical role in digital transformation by:

  • Reducing operational costs
  • Growing business
  • Enabling you to scale securely at lower costs

Download now to learn how Epicor Prophet 21 Cloud ERP technology can support your digital transformation with measurable benefits.


6 Digital Technologies Transforming Distribution

Distribution is an ever-changing industry, and the technology that enables digital transformation can help your business stay competitive. In this eBook, you’ll learn the six key technologies that are essential to digital transformation, what to consider when choosing each solution, and how to track and measure the performance of each. You’ll also learn the benefits of:

  • eCommerce technology
  • Cloud technology
  • Enterprise content management
  • Data analytics and visualization
  • Smart Shipping
  • Electronic Data Interchange

Download this eBook for a detailed guide to the features and capabilities of each technology, and how they can unlock significant value for your distribution business—without the need for a major overhaul.


The Supply Chain of the Future

Disruptive technologies and megatrends benefit distributors by enabling businesses to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Download this eBook to get a closer look at the numbers behind four supply chain megatrends destined to have an exponential impact on operations:

  • Demographic shifts: changing populations, where they live, and the supply chain workforce
  • Globalization of future markets: impact of developing countries on the global GDP
  • Scarce resources: growing needs for energy, raw materials sourcing and recycling technologies
  • Knowledge and gender gap: the challenges of a shrinking talent pool

You’ll also learn how technology and automation is critical to future-proof distribution, and how Epicor can help you get ready for what’s next.


The True Costs of Ownership When Choosing Cloud Deployment

There are several factors to consider when choosing between cloud and on-premises deployment. Most companies begin by looking at the cost of ownership. In this white paper, we outline all the cost variables that should go into this important decision, such as:

  • Hardware considerations
  • Software
  • Upgrades
  • Staffing
  • Security
  • Training and education

Comparing cloud deployment costs to on-premises costs isn’t as simple as it seems. Plus, you need to look at costs over a period of time. Download this white paper to find out which cost factors should be considered – and how to think about the cloud as a long-term strategic driver instead of a cost center.


Ten Must-Have Features of a Distribution ERP

Are you are evaluating multiple vendors as you start your journey toward selecting and deploying an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system? Before you go one step further, you’ll want to read this guide. In it, we’ll help you fully understand how to develop the must-have requirements and selection criteria for your new system. Evaluating which solution is right for your company begins with an assessment of how you wish to drive tangible value today and in the near future. This guide also helps you create a roadmap to determine the capabilities you want in your ERP solution, as well as gather guidance to choose the right vendor to achieve your growth objectives in the most efficient manner. Get started now: learn the top ten must-have ERP capabilities and determine the right solution for your company.


Read the Full 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises¹ Report—Compliments of Epicor

Independent research to inform your technology investment decisions

Kinetic (the new name for Epicor ERP) is valued by our customers as the cloud-based ERP made with manufacturers, for manufacturers. Kinetic maximizes your profitability with real-time business intelligence and an intuitive user experience.

Our large and loyal customer base trusts us to accelerate their growth and help them innovate now and into the future.

1Gartner Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises” by Tim Faith, Paul Schenck, Denis Torii, Dixie John, and Abhishek Singh (August 24, 2021).

GARTNER and Magic Quadrant are registered trademarks and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


How Cloud ERP Accelerates Growth for Medical Device Companies

A modern cloud ERP platform gives you the visibility, collaboration, and control you need to bring your product innovations to life.

Find out how to drive stronger outcomes and improve productivity with a business solution that can help you:  

  • Accelerate innovation
  • Improve product quality and patient outcomes
  • Control costs to improve profitability

Download the report now to see how an integrated cloud solution gives you the visibility you need—from shop floor to top floor.


How Technology Can Transform Your Retail Business

Technology has the power to make advanced capabilities available to any retailer with a store and the ambition to expand their horizons. You can:

  • Enhance your in-store experience with streamlined management and unmatched convenience.
  • Optimize your eCommerce experience for a new generation of digital customers and standards.
  • Learn how predictive analytics helps your store stay ahead of the curve.


4 Trends Shaping the Future of Retail

Social distancing drove unprecedented retail innovation in 2020 that added more ways to shop. New services and eCommerce were rapidly adopted by consumers who loved the ease.

But what’s next?

One path to success is to build on your innovations.

Find out how to meet the future of retail with:

  • Data powered decision-making
  • Customer experience consistency in-person and online
  • BOPIS benefits for your business and customers
  • Omnichannel presence to attract and engage with shoppers

Get the free “4 Trends Shaping the Future of Retail” eBook now. 


Digital Transformation for Distributors

Despite its clear benefits, Digital Transformation can seem overwhelming for distributors. This playbook breaks down the Digital Transformation journey into key components for planning the work and working the plan.

  • Clarifies what it is, what it is not, and why it is more important than ever for distributors
  • Walks you through a crash course on six enabling technologies that can unlock new possibilities
  • Explains the Three Lenses for Going Digital - technology, people, and strategy – that, together, create more successful digital initiatives
  • Shows how to sequence your digital roadmap, starting with today’s improvements and eventually taking on tomorrow’s transformations


How to Choose the Best Distribution ERP

When evaluating enterprise software for your distribution business, you want to be sure it’s the right fit for your needs. Some ERP systems offer robust functionality and feature sets, while others are designed to address more specific needs. So how do you know where to start? This white paper walks you through a four-step plan that helps you:

  1. Compare platforms and find the best out-of-the-box for your business.
  2. Learn how far your preferred system can be customized without requiring costly, ongoing development.
  3. Ensure the software will integrate with other technology you already use.
  4. And finally, select a solution with a clear upgrade path to future versions that meet your evolving needs.

Download the white paper to start developing a thoughtful approach to finding an ERP that works for your business and industry.


Analytics Drive Growth for Building Suppliers

With the huge demands on modern business, leveraging specialized, real-time data is how your organization will continue to thrive into—and beyond—the next decade. As demands in the modern business grow, automation, inventory tracking, gaining real-time insights is key to thriving in today’s world.

  • Gain visibility on how to address concerns associated with poor quality data
  • Learn what specialized intelligence tools can offer your business and for your customers
  • Streamline processes to improve profitability, enhance customer service, and enable your staff.