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Introducing Students to Epicor ERP During Visit to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Vantaa

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that it has been invited by the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Vantaa, Finland, to show its next-generation ERP solution, Epicor ERP to future business software users.

“We are pleased to have Epicor here to introduce the ERP solutions to our students,” said Erkki Sairanen, business professor for the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. “As an institute, we want to give our students up-to-date factual information as well as links to the business world.”

During the visit Epicor experts will demonstrate how the Epicor ERP system works, show students how customers use the solution, and inform them about the market situation. Students will also be educated about how the actual technical aspects of an ERP system alone do not guarantee success. The key is to know how to utilize the technology to optimize efficiency and business processes. Epicor ERP is the result of long term product development and includes, for example, one of the most advanced ERP search functions on the market.

“There is a shortage of ERP experts in the market,” said Matti Pulla, regional director for Epicor Finland and the Baltics. “Having high quality schools such as Metropolia in Finland that educate students in practical and realistic business scenarios are vital for helping the local industry grow. The visionaries of tomorrow are made in these institutions and they inspire the next generation of business system users. We want to continue introducing Epicor and our solutions to students to demonstrate to young people that technology can help businesses innovate, and that ERP is anything but boring.”

Another aspect of an ERP solution that was demonstrated during the visit was mobility. “The mobile way of daily life has long been normal to these students. The demands for mobile devices in general have been steadily growing for a long time. We have taken them into account in our development work so that Epicor ERP is easy to use with devices such as smartphones or tablets,” said Pulla.