Rich Functionality and Flexibility Will Help Turbo Power Systems Improve Efficiency
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organisations, today announced that Turbo Power Systems, a UK company that designs and manufactures high
performance electric motors, generators, drives and power electronics, has chosen the Epicor ERP version 10 next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. As a growing global business, Turbo Power Systems will be replacing its existing manufacturing resource planning (MRP), finance and other discrete systems, to improve efficiency and simplify decision making.
Turbo Power Systems currently has a number of discrete applications and spreadsheets that are used to run the business. This has led to silos of information, not allowing the business to be as agile and efficient as the management team knows it can be.
“Gaining visibility into how the business is performing can be a long winded task when you are ‘chasing data’ from so many sources,” said Dave Hancill, chief operating officer at Turbo Power Systems. “At fast moving times information could be out of date almost as soon as you have gathered it in one place for processing, and different systems can disagree with timing differences on something as simple as open orders. For the management team, it is important to get timely accurate information.”
One of the biggest challenges for any business relying on different applications is getting them to agree on the truth. This can happen due to extract transform load (ETL) errors, because data was exported from each application at different times or simple re-keying mistakes. All of which reduce the agility of the business to react to what is happening, or give its customers the information and flexibility that they would want.
Epicor ERP overcomes these challenges by bringing vertical specific functionality and award-winning ERP into one system based on a single shared database. This ensures that synchronized and near real-time information is always available to users, whatever task they are performing. The flexibility in the Epicor ERP system also allows manufacturers to easily customise the solution to meet their business process needs without touching the underlying code of the application.
“Rich functionality out of the box was one of the reasons that we selected Epicor ERP. Although there are modules available to add it feels like, and is, a single system,” added Hancill.
They have a great track record and wealth of knowledge. Working with Epicor and DOTNET IT is going to give us the step change we want to drive Turbo Power Systems into the future.”
Epicor ERP gives companies a technology platform that can inspire them as they conduct business today and in the future — on any device, anytime, anywhere in the world. It is an enterprise solution that supports growth and expansion into new markets, encouraging companies to connect with their customers, partners, employees and products in new and innovative ways.
“Confidence in the information that an ERP system gives decision makers is absolutely key,” added Steve Winder, regional vice president for Epicor in the UK and Ireland. “With so many KPIs being pored over in modern businesses, you have to be able to rely on what is presented to you, and once that trust is lost, the whole decision making process starts to break down. When that happens opportunities can be missed and risks grow. Epicor ERP has been designed to make it as easy as possibility to get the information a user needs, whether on the shop floor or in the boardroom, when they need it, and wherever they need it, even on mobile devices.”