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Puerto Rico-Based Manufacturing Group Selects Epicor to Support Delivery of Quality Products and Services to Multiple Industries

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that AKM Manufacturing (AKM) has selected the next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP version 10, to integrate the group’s four divisions: Sheet Metal Work, CNC Machining, Electrical Equipment, and Lighting. Located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the company is well known for its high quality products.

AKM specializes in the design and manufacture of metal sheets, electronic devices and components. In 1997, AKM opened a 40,000 ft2 plant in San Juan for its Sheet Metal division. Since then, AKM has been one of the main suppliers to the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and electronic industries in the country. Additionally, the company’s CNC Manufacturing division is equipped with the most advanced technology in the island, to satisfy its customer needs. AKM focuses on delivering cutting-edge products and increasing the knowledge of its employees.

As a company with multiple divisions, AKM needs to have a constant collaboration and coordination not only for internal improvements, but also to satisfy every order according to customer requirements. With these goals in mind and the desire to integrate the four divisions, AKM formed a project team to look for a solution that adapted to current company needs and would be flexible enough to adapt for future growth. After a detailed analysis of three different solutions, AKM chose Epicor ERP 10.

“Epicor offered the best answer to resolve our business system issues,” said Daniel Perojo, Financial Manager, AKM Manufacturing. “With Epicor ERP 10, we will be able to integrate all our company divisions under a single solution.”

For AKM, what differentiated Epicor from the competition was the solution’s quoting tool and unique point of sale (POS) offering. AKM is looking forward to growing with the solution, while reducing costs, eliminating double orders, obtaining more detailed information from their operations and becoming more proactive in the industries they serve.

“Epicor ERP 10 was recently released to the global market; its agile technology architecture makes the solution easier to use, more collaborative and responsive,” said Ivan Rebolledo, regional director, Epicor South America and Caribbean. Epicor ERP 10 will transform the way companies operate, with a clear focus on social collaboration, deployment flexibility, accelerated performance and accessibility from more devices.”