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Epicor To Try The Divestiture Tack, Too

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Plagued by depleted revenues and continued hefty losses amid a difficult market situation, Epicor is trying to pull some other beleaguered competitors' trick - the selling of non-core parts of the business.

Latest Development on Epicor's Trying The Divestiture Tack

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Even as TEC analyzed Epicor's sale of its Impresa for MRO division, Epicor announced the sale of its Platinum for Windows (PFW) product line. Plagued by depleted revenues and continued hefty losses amid a difficult market situation, Epicor is trying to pull some other beleaguered competitors' trick - the sale of non-core parts of the business.

Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part Three: Meeting Federal Requirements

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Companies that are not already offering the capabilities of meeting the exacting, stringent requirements of federal agencies will likely not be able to tap the recent surge in the federal and defense markets. Conversely, those vendors and their users--government contractors--who can deliver comprehensive solutions that satisfy the requirements of federal agencies are in the driver's seat to capture that market segment.

An ERP Vendor Poised to Overtake the Services Market

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Companies in the services industry need both asset and field services management, but current integrated asset and field services maintenance systems often fail to meet these organization’s needs. However, enterprise resource planning vendor Agresso appears to have just the right solution.

MRO and Spare Parts Management Considerations

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The need for better service parts management is finally gaining top-level management attention in many aerospace and defense (A&D) and like complex manufacturing companies, since excessive carrying costs and obsolescence losses are being recognized as an unexploited opportunity for savings and a better bottom line performance

EAM versus CMMS: What's Right for Your Company? Part Two: Integration Concerns

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In most cases, companies will acquire enterprise asset management (EAM) software but the interfaces to external systems will have to be constructed.

Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season. Part 2: Market Impact, Challenges, and User Recommendations

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Experience teaches us to be wary of the outcome of mergers and acquisitions as the market has witnessed both success and disaster stories. While we believe that the above mergers might be synergistic in the long run, some growing pains, integration issues, and discontinuation of redundant products are always to be expected.

Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations

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Having to deliver a number of functionalities through third-party solutions, which are natively offered by many larger competitors, may deter some interface-wary customers. Thus, Relevant should try to provide as many third-party solutions as possible as a standard configuration, which should make customers oblivious to the origin of the module.

Epicor Reaches Better Vista From This Vantage Point Part Two: Market Impact

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With its solid and improving cash position and current development work in progress for contemporary Internet-based, 'software as a service' enterprise and collaborative commerce applications, and given its intentions to continue to sell both directly and indirectly with accredited VARs within certain vertical segments, a return to better days does not seem as a far-fetched possibility for Epicor.