Automotive Parts Distributors Target Faster Growth, Cost Savings Through Hosted Implementation of Epicor Vision Solution
Record number of users choose cloud-based solution to boost business performance, eliminate hardware maintenance, reliability, and security Concerns
Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced that a growing number of automotive replacement parts distributors are choosing hosted implementation of the Epicor Vision enterprise solution to accelerate sales and margin growth while reducing their investments in hardware and other IT-related resources. The Epicor Vision solution is a powerful, next-generation platform for replacement parts distributors seeking increased operational efficiency, stronger sales and profitability, and exceptional customer satisfaction.
“Vision software has set multiple records over the past year, but the strongest trend has been the increased popularity of the hosted version of the software. Being able to leverage all of the growth-related benefits of Vision software while reducing your IT footprint and minimizing exposure to business continuity and security risks makes for a very strong business case.”
By having Epicor host the Vision software for them in the cloud, aftermarket businesses can eliminate the need to purchase and maintain servers dedicated to running the software. The solution is hosted on a virtual server in an ultra-modern, secure data center managed by Epicor. Users benefit from automated nightly backups, ongoing software upgrades, around-the-clock monitoring, and extensive protection from viruses, spyware, hackers, and other threats. Businesses also benefit from the increased reliability of the data center’s redundant power, HVAC, server and network hardware, Internet feeds, system firewalls, fire protection, and physical security.
“One of the first questions we are asked (about cloud computing) is, ‘What if my Internet connection goes down?’” Thompson said. “For a multi-location auto parts distributor, the hosting model is often a more robust solution because each location has a separate connection to the Epicor virtual server. With an on-premises solution running in your warehouse or other central location, losing connectivity at that site would affect all of your satellite locations as well.”
Delcoline, a leading replacement parts distributor serving the Baltimore-Washington area, is migrating to hosted Epicor Vision software to reduce its investment in computer hardware and related resources while improving overall system reliability. “By moving to the cloud, we can focus more attention on serving our customers, which is our absolute priority,” said Sam Majidi, IT director, Delcoline. “The hosted model also gives us greater assurance of business continuity during an emergency.”
To learn more about the Epicor Vision solution, contact your Epicor representative, visit the company’s booth #2238 at the 2017 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas on Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Epicor Solutions for the Automotive Aftermarket
For nearly 40 years, Epicor aftermarket solutions have helped empower motor vehicle parts and service providers through world-class technologies that drive sales, profits and customer loyalty. Epicor products and services for the aftermarket include parts data and related eCatalog content; industry analytics and category management solutions; enterprise software; B2B and B2C eCommerce solutions; and business optimization tools. Visit the Epicor Automotive Aftermarket solution hub to learn more.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation drives business growth. We provide flexible, industry-specific software designed around the needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than 40 years of experience with our customers’ unique business processes and operational requirements are built into every solution―in the cloud or on premises. With this deep understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions manage complexity, increase efficiency, and free up resources so you can focus on growth. For more information, connect with Epicor or visit www.epicor.com.
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