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Epicor 9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 1
Undoubtedly, the recent major event at Epicor Software (despite concurrent unfortunate occasional and distracting shareholder power struggles, takeover bids

bids  shareholder power struggles, takeover bids, and CEO departures ) was the launch of the next-generation Epicor 9 product suite  in late 2008. Epicor hails Epicor 9 as an entirely new generation of business application that redefines how enterprise systems are both built and used. For one, Epicor 9’s functional footprint is based on the best of everything Epicor has developed (and acquired) since its inception. The “converged” product consists of a unity of cherry-picked components from existing

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bids  win rate of their bids, while trying to lower order engineering lead time and optimize resource utilization in manufacturing. ETO2Win is designed to capture, manage, and reuse corporate intellectual property to automate engineering processes for such manufacturers. The aim is to simplify business processes associated with custom-built complex products, improve proposal accuracy and win rates, and increase the predictability of costs, margins, and on-time delivery.   The deal seems to be a win-win for Read More

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bids  procurement methods: Invitation for bids (IFB), and Request for proposals (RFP). 2. Competitive Procurement Benefits of Competitive Procurement The purpose of competition is to benefit your enterprise, and competition should not be promoted for the sake of competition. Indeed, in some cases, it may cost more to enter into a competitive procurement to do business directly with a supplier because of the unicity of the requested products, the inadequacy of other sources, the immediacy of your needs, or the Read More

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bids  Create and manage complex bids and quotations. Master complex engineer-to-order processes. Provide strong customer service and support. Integrate your business applications with computer-aided design (CAD), product data management (PDM), and product lifecycle management (PLM). Focus on lean project-based manufacturing Read More

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bids  they are winning more bids now that they have accurate production cost information, enabling them to be more competitive. Because the second consultant did his homework, this company will continue to benefit from new features and improvements in the software.   Overtime costs During implementation, you and your staff will have more work than usual. You may have to hire temporary employees to handle some administrative tasks or ask for overtime from your employees. Plan on 10 to 20 extra hours per week Read More

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