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Epicor to Acquire Spectrum HR
Epicor, a global leader dedicated to providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management

epicor hosted scm solutions  to Acquire Spectrum HR Epicor , a global leader dedicated to providing integrated enterprise resource planning ( ERP ), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and professional service automation (PSA) software solutions to midmarket companies and divisions of the Global 1000, announced yesterday that it would be acquiring Spectrum Human Resource Systems Corporation . Epicor delivers end-to-end, industry-specific solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Finance and Accounting Solutions Buyer’s Guide for Small to Medium Enterprises


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TEC's Mid-market ERP-Distribution Buyer’s Guide


Midsize manufacturers and distributors now have access to an array of powerful software solutions that simply weren’t available before. But with so many choices, you need accurate and unbiased information. This comprehensive guide from TEC and SupplyChainBrain provides a state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a directory of the leading vendors in the field.

This guide features information on vendors offering dedicated ERP-distribution solutions for the midmarket. These solutions are all designed to address the logistical, financial, and workflow issues facing the distribution industry today.

Inside, you’ll find a chart highlighting 10 featured vendor solutions by installed base and business components, ranging from warehouse, transportation, and inventory management, to international trade logistics, Web commerce, and human resources (HR) and financials.

As well, you’ll find an analysis of the state of the market by the editor of Supply Chain Brain. Customer success stories have been included to illustrate how ERP-distribution solutions have helped companies like yours solve distribution and business logistics problems.

For your convenience, there’s also a vendor directory to assist companies looking for either full ERP-distribution systems, add-ons, or third-party solutions for the following: demand management (DM), retail systems, supply chain management (SCM), transportation management systems (TMSs), and warehouse management systems (WMSs).

We hope you’ll find this guide a useful tool in determining which ERP-distribution solutions are best suited for your company’s business model and particular needs.


Table of Contents


Introduction

State of the Midsize ERP-Distribution Marketplace

Methodology

Vendor Capabilities

Business Components

Customer Profile

Spotlight on ERP-Distribution

Executive Summary

Customer Success Stories

Spotlight on Inventory and Accounting

Executive Summary

Customer Success Stories

Spotlight on Supply Chain Management

Executive Summary

Customer Success Stories

Vendor Directory

Profiles

Demand Management

ERP-Distribution

Retail

Supply Change Management

Transportation Management System

Warehouse Management System


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Inventory Management and Accounting Conundrum


The challenges of inventory management and the notion of inventory as a “necessary evil” (or the “asset versus liability” dilemma) have long been haunting operations and financial and accounting managers. It is a well-known fact that managing inventory risk is about managing the cost of maintaining unnecessarily high levels of inventory against the risk of running out of stock at a crucial moment of truth when a customer actually wants something. In a variety of aspects, inventory management is at the heart of the supply chain management (SCM) realm. Supply chain organizations are responsible for all the processes from sales and operations planning to customer fulfillment, inventory optimization, and new product delivery and introduction—all of which involve the planning and movement of inventory. Profit margins are also directly proportional to operational excellence in each of the above processes.
While cherished by material management folks as supply chain “grease,” inventory is not that beloved by financial managers.

The motto “time is money” certainly holds true when it comes to inventory valuation. Well, maybe in a reverse (negative) manner, because typically neglected in the continuous battle for executives’ focus and priority is the management of at-risk, aging inventory—be it excess active, obsolete, returns, or refurbished inventory. Some refer to these items as “slobs,” which stands for “slow moving and obsolete” ones. In other words, most companies in the sectors of high-tech, consumer electronics, retail, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) are focused on new product introductions. Given that everybody is most excited in the early stages of product life cycles (that is, devising and delivering the brand new, “coolest” products), much less attention is paid to the languishing, “totally so not cool” older product lines, with millions of accompanying inventory asset recovery dollars slipping away annually as a consequence.

Excess inventory, which ties up working capital and whose value is declining by the day, does not necessarily come from new product introductions only. Nowadays the manufacture of most goods is largely carried out in the Far East, which comes with a nominal item price advantage, but also with many potential downsides. In addition to the inevitable quality, communication, and cultural issues, manufacturing product in such lower cost, remote locations means a sizeable lead time increase, as the goods will need to be transported from the Far East back to the company’s warehouse. This in turn means that a planner will have to forecast the demand before placing an order with a remote supplier far away.

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Located in Nasr City, Cario (Egypt), Specialized Solutions was established in 2002. It is a Microsoft Certified Partner and develops and customizes CRM, production control, and inventory, solutions. Specialized Solutions also offers training and consulting services.

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ALCIE Integrated Solutions


ALCIE Integrated Solutions Inc. (AIS) develops its family of ALCIE modules, as well as providing integrated solution services. ALCIE has been providing, installing, and supporting both packaged off-the-shelf and custom business applications continuously for the past 20 years. Its top five target markets are government, automotive distribution, chemical and pharmacutical distribution, insurance, and food and perishable commodity distribution. ALCIE is based in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). The company's clients, both large and small, include Raytheon, Boeing, Honda, and Shell Oil, and are located throughout the United States (US), Canada, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia.

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EC-SOLUTIONS


EC-SOLUTIONS is a dynamic and innovative company focused on bringing best of breed business solutions, as well as providing professional consulting services to the manufacturing industries, resulting in increased productivity and a proven return on investment (ROI). EC-SOLUTIONS offers manufacturing companies totally integrated cutting edge and proven business solutions. Specifically designed for made to order, configured to order, engineered to order as well as mix mode manufacturers, our solutions are a definite asset in supporting our customers’ growth and evolution in an ever changing and challenging business world.

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Damco Solutions


Founded in 1996, Damco Solutions provides bespoke software development, application integration, reengineering and migration, application management, business process outsourcing (BPO), and related services to its worldwide client base. Damco has offices in the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), and India. The company has clients in several industries, including: - insurance and financial services - manufacturing, logistics and distribution - health care - government - telecommunications - media and publishing - hospitality and travel - energy and utilities

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Kyliptix Solutions


Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Irvine, California (US), Kyliptix Solutions, Inc. delivers software solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs). The company provides web-based business software services modeled on the principle of software-as-a-service (SaaS), which uses current architectures and technologies such as AJAX and LAMP. Kyliptix's solutions address the needs of a variety of industries, including manufacturing, sales, human resources, legal services, and security. Its multi-lingual Kyliptix Business Suite (KiBS) is available throughout the US and around the globe, designed as a single user interface capable of bridging the flow of information throughout an organization and eliminating the need for multiple external applications.

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Prodika PLM Solutions


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