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Epicor Distribution

An ERP system designed by Epicor Software for distribution/wholesale trade companies.
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Effective distribution means having the right tools to efficiently plan, assemble, ship and deliver the goods your customers want, when they want them. It’s one thing to understand the distribution needs of your organization, but quite another to execute at peak performance. For that, you need the right distribution software solution.

Epicor Distribution offers you the full range of functionality you require, including in-depth supply chain solutions, customer relationship management, business intelligence, warehouse management software and more. So whether you simply pick, pack and ship or provide extensive multi-order channel processing with fulfillment services on your clients’ behalf, Epicor Distribution provides the competitive edge you’ve been looking for with our comprehensive distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

OS Compatibilities

Desktop OS

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista

Server OS

  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Unix: Linux

Epicor Distribution Express

Epicor Express is a comprehensive Cloud ERP solution developed specifically for small and mid-sized distributors that is delivered in the software as a service (SaaS) model.

Epicor Express is an on-demand ERP system that has been developed from our latest generation software. It leverages core functionality that has been in use and proven at thousands of distributors. Within Express, we’ve brought together the broad range of functionality small distributors require into a single end-to-end solution. Express eliminates the need for separate applications, spreadsheets and manual processes, you have the functionality to manage:

  • Customers and contacts
  • Orders and inventory
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Accounting and payroll

Whether your business is a general distributor, wholesale distributor, or provides third-party logistics, however you account, cost, or manage operations, Express is flexible enough to support your business process, including:

  • Order fulfillment
  • Inventory management
  • Warehouse management
  • Sales kitting and light assembly

Simplicity of SaaS ERP

The Software-as-a-service (SaaS) model eliminates many of the barriers that keep companies from implementing or upgrading their software. Some of the benefits include:

Simplified implementation enables faster time to “go-live” No hardware costs, software to upgrade or systems to maintain Affordable subscription pricing Most importantly it enables you to focus on your core business instead of IT.

Compliance Management

Effective Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) initiatives help companies and their employees stay compliant, and ensure that employees at all levels of the organization are aware of the associated risks of non-compliance.

Epicor GRC is delivered through a combination of embedded capabilities, modules and related services. Compliance is at the heart of the design of our software and Epicor takes every effort to ensure that any new functionality is consistent with published international standards and best practices. These include published standards in corporate and financial governance such as international accounting standards (IAS), international financial reporting standards (IFRS), and other generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) while also incorporating support for international trade standards such as restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive, and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Epicor GRC is designed to tackle these very requirements through a combination of capabilities covering: Enterprise Performance Management, Security Management, Business Process Management, Financial Governance, Global Trade Compliance, Environmental and Energy Management.

Customer Relationship Management

Customer relationship management (CRM) strategies are more important to business today than they have ever been. We’ve designed Epicor CRM to help you stay ahead of the curve and successfully meet the challenges that the market brings. Manage your entire customer lifecycle from prospect to cash to care more effectively with tools designed to improve operational efficiency and accelerate growth – both internally and externally.

Modular in design, the Epicor CRM suite of modules includes Contact Management, Marketing Management, Campaign Connect, Lead and Opportunity Management, Case Management, Sales Connect and Mobile Connect.

Enterprise Performance Management

The pace of business continues to accelerate. To keep up, your organization must move rapidly with precision and agility, reducing reaction time and optimizing performance. You can’t afford to miss an opportunity or delay a necessary course adjustment. Today’s information workers want decision support in real-time, and they want it deployed in the tools they already use, day in and day out. Epicor Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) is an end-to-end solution that removes the barriers to better business insight through a combination of intuitive user experiences, user driven key performance indicators (KPI), and pre-packaged analytics that have real meaning to the business. Epicor EPM leverages the advanced analytic capabilities of the Microsoft platform and incorporates modern Web 2.0 concepts for unprecedented ease of use and ultimately business results.

Financial Management

The combination of a competitive, global environment and mandatory regulatory compliance makes accurately managing your finances one of the biggest challenges you face. Epicor Financial Management offers a refreshing new approach to business, a suite of accounting applications built for the highly regulated post-Sarbanes-Oxley Act world, built around a series of “global engines” that support effective financial management and control anywhere.

Epicor’s Financial Management software solutions deliver distributors and manufacturers the tools and functions necessary for creating value through monitoring financial conditions and decision making. Easily monitor and track invoicing, payments, asset management, payroll and benefits in order to cut costs and improve cash flow. Epicor’s financial modules can assist you in boosting your bottom line-the definitive test of your success and competitive advantage.

Epicor Financial Management tools include:

  • Global Engines
  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Tax Connect
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Multi-Currency Management
  • Multi-Company Management
  • Fixed Assets Management
  • Cash Management

Epicor Financial Management is distinguished by its broad focus on managing processes and resources, both within and across locations, companies and global boundaries.

Human Capital Management

Epicor Human Capital Management (HCM) encompasses a range of solutions that help manage an organization’s most valued assets – its employees – in a strategic and coherent manner. Today’s HCM solutions demonstrate the progression beyond the confines of the HR department, core payroll services and human resource management systems (HRMS) to managing and developing talent and labor resources on a global scale, both strategically and cost effectively. Epicor HCM delivers the necessary software support for all employee-related functions whether distributed or centralized. This enables organizations to manage a geographically dispersed workforce in a global manner, ensuring support for various local payroll and legal reporting requirements.

Master Data Management

Managing disparate business units offers unique challenges and opportunities with respect to centralized or distributed operational control, enterprise-wide visibility, inter-company supply chain management, and financial consolidation. To support the needs of today’s increasingly distributed business; Epicor offers robust global business functionality within its design.

Alongside comprehensive multi-company functionality is end-to-end multi-site management which provides companies with multiple facilities, flexible options when setting up operations. Some companies may prefer to run most business functions centralized within the same company but at multiple facilities, or they may run completely separate company entities with the ability to consolidate financial information at month or quarter-end. However you choose to define your business, Epicor supports transactional functions between systems and entities including inter-company transactions such as inter-company orders, transfer orders, and shipments between plants and warehouses. Epicor facilitates these scenarios within a single application that is flexible enough to grow with you as you expand your business. Epicor Global Business Management offers organizations the essential tools needed to create and maintain a single version of the truth.

Planning and Scheduling

Performance-driven companies have mastered the art of predicting and responding quickly to changes in customer demand with minimal business interruption. Whether you are a global, multi-site enterprise or a single-site manufacturer or distributor, precise and flexible planning and scheduling is imperative to efficient and profitable operation.

Epicor offers a comprehensive solution for forecasting, material requirements planning (MRP), scheduling, and advanced planning and scheduling (APS) to meet the needs of today’s agile businesses. For companies with complex processes that require project management and resource management capabilities, Epicor Planning and Scheduling offers a comprehensive solution that is woven throughout the product for unparalleled operational visibility.

Product Data Management

Epicor Product Data Management (PDM) serves as a central knowledge repository for process and product history, and promotes integration and data exchange among all enterprise users who interact with products—including project managers, engineers, salespeople, buyers, and quality assurance representatives.

Epicor offers a solution for manufacturers that manages the powerful information traditionally contained in engineering documents, plant floor routings, change orders, sales orders and quality documentation within a single solution that is easily shared across the enterprise.

Promoting collaboration throughout the value chain, Epicor PDM provides a complete end-to-end solution to manage all aspects of a product’s lifecycle, enabling enterprises to control the enormous amount of electronic documents that they produce.

Product Management

Production Management

Whether you manufacture complex solutions or simple products, you need strong production control in order to build a competitive advantage. As the global marketplace continues to shrink profit margins and customers become more demanding, businesses are looking for agile solutions that can provide the infrastructure they need to respond quickly and efficiently.

Epicor offers a comprehensive solution for make-to-order, mixed-mode, make-to-stock, engineer-to-order, and configure - to-order manufacturers; including light assembly features for distribution businesses. Modular in design, the production control suite of modules include Job Management, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Quality Assurance, and Advanced Quality Management.

Sales Kitting and Production Management

Whether you manufacture simple or complex products, you need strong production control in order to build a competitive advantage. As the global marketplace continues to shrink profit margins and customers become more demanding, businesses are looking for agile solutions that can provide the infrastructure they need to respond quickly and efficiently.

Epicor offers a comprehensive solution ranging from sales kitting and light assembly for distribution businesses to the complete make-to-order, mixed-mode, make-to-stock, engineer-to-order, and configure–to-order functionality required by manufacturers. Modular in design, the production control suite of modules include Job Management, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Quality Assurance, and Advanced Quality Management.

Sales Management

Customer demands for choice and flexibility translate to real opportunity for companies that can respond with agility and speed. Solutions that support your need for information about products, capabilities, and customer information can offer measured advantage against competitors and ensure your company high marks.

Not only are businesses today looking for price, quality, and delivery, they expect fast and accurate responsiveness in all supplier interactions. Suppliers that can successfully demonstrate how easy it is to do business with them—that they have the tools and systems in place to support complex processes, products and services—are realizing real competitive advantages.

Service Management

Epicor Service Management optimizes customer service with timely response to customer requests and puts knowledge in the hands of customer service personnel. Epicor understands that customers want rapid response service. From initial contact with the customer regarding an incident, to in the field operations, to processing returns quickly and efficiently, Epicor Service Management provides the visibility and accountability your business needs.

Supply Chain Management

Your supply chain is a point of differentiation required to achieve and sustain industry leading performance – only by linking the trading partners, processes, and systems that add value is best-class-performance possible. Eliminating waste and synchronizing processes within and outside your company enable you to meet customer demands for lower cost and faster delivery. Epicor provides the most effective coordination from initial raw materials to the ultimate consumption of the finished product by providing the visibility you need throughout your entire value chain.

Epicor offers you a full range of Supply Chain Management (SCM) capabilities, built within a single business platform, based on industry leading service-oriented architecture (SOA). Epicor SCM is a full suite of enterprise application capabilities including purchase management, sourcing and procurement, inventory management, advanced material management, and warehouse management, and is complemented by order and demand management capabilities of Epicor Sales Management. Combined, you have the solution needed to satisfy customers and customer demand in today’s increasingly global market place.

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