Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), today announced that Gilwood Fabricators Ltd, a worldwide designer and manufacturer of bespoke stainless steel products including pressure vessels, scrubber and skid package units, has selected the Epicor 9 next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to run its core business unit functions including sales, manufacturing, finance and quality control.
With 38 staff across two sites, and a turnover of GBP 2.7 million (GBP), Gilwood Fabricators will use Epicor to consolidate its systems into a single ERP implementation that will eliminate the disparate applications and data stores the company currently relies on.
“We have to do a lot of double-data entry to transfer information between applications or use complicated import/export procedures, which adds a big overhead to the business,” said John Gilmartin, IT manager at Gilwood Fabricators. “It also slows us down and means there is a lot of margin for error. This is complicated even further by having no consistent way to audit data and its movement through applications.”
Gilwood Fabricators looked at more than 10 ERP solutions before selecting Epicor, citing it as the stand-out system with all the cutting edge features needed, but at a price point much more competitive than the tier one ERP vendors. In particular the end-to-end service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementation in Epicor will enable the extraction and manipulation of data in XML format, a key requirement.
Gilwood Fabricators will also be making extensive use of Epicor to orchestrate its processes through the Business Process Management and Service Connect applications. This will allow the company to run real-time, event-driven workflow orchestrations, process automations, and application integration, without the need for additional programming.
“We were particularly impressed with the intuitive visual way Epicor allows you to create, edit and examine business processes and workflows throughout the application,” added John Gilmartin. “This, along with the overall flexibility of the solution, meant that we knew Epicor was the right choice for Gilwood Fabricators and would grow and adapt with our needs.”
“Epicor is a feature rich ERP solution, and we have always sought to ensure small- and medium-sized businesses have access to the tools needed to be as efficient as possible in their markets,” added James Norwood, senior vice president, worldwide product marketing at Epicor. “Our customers tell us what they want to see in Epicor and we are always working to extend the features available to them.”
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services industries. With 20,000 customers in over 150 countries, Epicor provides integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and enterprise retail software solutions that enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. Founded in 1984, Epicor takes pride in more than 25 years of technology innovation delivering business solutions that provide the scalability and flexibility businesses need to build competitive advantage. Epicor provides a comprehensive range of services with a single point of accountability that promotes rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership, whether operating business on a local, regional or global scale. The Company’s worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.
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