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Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series explained Plex Systems’ ebullience and growth despite a hostile and depressed environment, especially in the discrete manufacturing

f by epicor  floor”. We make shop floor workers knowledge workers. Our pricing is typically by site for unlimited users, thus encouraging widespread adoption. New Plex Online customers generally are companies that are no longer satisfied with the status quo. They know they need to do things better and faster to outperform their competitors. These companies may have outgrown older technologies or may have considered new solutions due to a spin-off or acquisition. To date, most Plex Online customers are headquartered

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APICS 2009 from the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 1


While my colleagues Khudsiya Quadri and Gabriel Georghiu diligently attended numerous conference sessions and reported their impressions of each convention day (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4), my much shorter attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October revolved mainly around exploring the expo floor and talking to the

f by epicor  is a proven process for creating significant value by helping manufacturing companies better align supply and demand. Yet, many companies do not have a strong link between sales, operations, and finance departments, and this chasm can lead to process inefficiencies and missed revenue and margin opportunities. Companies can maximize performance by improving collaboration and integration between S&OP,  financial planning , and  budgeting  processes. Part 2 of this blog post series will analyze the Read More

Cloud ERP’s Plex Has Record 2013, Aims Higher for 2014


Plex reported another record year in 2013, adding 59 new customers and growing to nearly 400 corporate clients representing more than 1,100 manufacturing production operations worldwide (in more than 20 countries). P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look back at 2013 and ahead for 2014 for the cloud-based ERP provider.

f by epicor  going to be telling for the company: if it can ramp up the growth rate with all of the investment, great—it will get a higher valuation if and when it goes public. But if the growth rate doesn't spike up significantly (from the already decent growth rates of recent years), then all of this increased investment might appear kind of silly and gratuitous.   Plex has lately experienced a strong cultural change by going from a pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps mentality to a Silicon Valley-crazy-money Read More

Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 1


The software as a service (SaaS) model is now mainstream in many functional areas of business, quite outperforming its on-premise counterpart in this tough economic environment. Consider customer relationship management (CRM), transportation management, talent management, payroll processing, travel and expense (T@E) management, strategic sourcing and procurement, and many

f by epicor  compounded knowledge) philosophy of f ree and open source software (FOSS) , but without being free of charge. Namely, Plex claims to not have the  overhead cost  of internal product managers per se , since a vast majority of the new features are driven by online requests from customers. When a customer asks for some feature, Plex first checks whether there is something similar already available (perhaps called differently, but doing the same function). If not, than that customer pays some affordable Read More

PowerPlex 2014—Manufacturing of the Future, Now


TEC Senior Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic was at PowerPlex 2014 recently. Here he gives an in-depth look at Plex Systems and its cloud ERP offering, including a glimpse into Plex's past year and musings on Plex's future direction.

f by epicor  functionality from Plex jointly funded by a group of interested customers (such as the finite scheduling module, developed in collaboration with a gear manufacturer customer, or Brazilian tax regulatory support, which was done with Invensys and Inteva) could bring big rewards for the company.   Figure 4 – Manufacturing ERP Trends   Plex’s Expansion Prospects   Plex believes that it can grow at a healthy rate just by better penetrating its existing market and industries: automotive, A&D, and F&B. Read More

Epicor Eagle’s Soaring Retail Excitement


It appears that Epicor Software Corp. now has two retail product lines, starting with the better known Epicor Retail product suite for soft-goods retailers (the former CRS and NSB offerings), which competes with SAP, Oracle, JDA Software, and other leading retail software providers. The other is Epicor Eagle, a product suite for hard-goods specialty retailers (a former Activant offering). Current

f by epicor  hard-goods specialty retailers (a former Activant offering). Current Epicor Eagle–specific competitors are Celerant Technology, CounterPoint by Radiant Systems, Paladin Data Corp., ECi Software Solutions , and NCR ’s point-of-sale (POS) offerings. Epicor recently announced that Cutter's Mill Pet Store , a natural pet supply company, has  chosen Epicor Eagle to enhance customers' in-store experience and expand business operations.  As a five-store specialty pet supply chain located in New Jersey and Read More

Pradeep Metals Selects Epicor ERP


April 2013 started with a notable win for Epicor in India as Pradeep Metals Limited, a leading manufacturer of closed-die forgings for the oil and gas, valve, instrumentation, petrochemical, and general engineering industries around the world, announced that is has selected the Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The company chose Epicor because it met the company's business

f by epicor  customization, provided a user friendly interface, and displayed strong business intelligence (BI) out of the box. Epicor ERP aims to satisfy the needs of enterprises regardless of country, industry, or access device. The solution will be implemented by an authorized Epicor partner, Simple Logic , which is committed to serving the application needs of emerging corporations in India. Read More

Epicor Software Corp.: Completing Painstaking "e"Volution Part 1: About Epicor


Epicor Software is one of the first vendors and possibly the only mid-market vendor able to natively embrace customer and supplier activities tied to a core transactional back-office system. Fiscal 2001 will prove to be very challenging for Epicor Software and we believe the next 18 months will be the company's make-or-break period.

f by epicor  demonstrated a very proficient focus in niche industries that are currently untapped by other leading ERP vendors (Geac is regarded as one of the Top 3 solutions for Libraries, Property & Real Estate, Cash & Securities Reconciliation, and Newspaper Publishing Industries). The mission-critical nature of its solutions makes the company a first call provider in these esoteric markets whose customers turn to it first for further system enhancements. The company is generally competitive in speed of implement Read More

Radwell International Selects Epicor to Advance Its Business


Epicor, a provider of business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, has announced that Radwell International has selected Epicor Prophet 21 as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to streamline its processes and support its growth plans. Operating as PLC Center, Radwell International stocks and sells new and surplus

f by epicor  Business Epicor, a provider of business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, has announced that Radwell International has selected Epicor Prophet 21 as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to streamline its processes and support its growth plans. Operating as PLC Center, Radwell International stocks and sells new and surplus industrial automation; maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO); pneumatic/hydraulic; motion control; electronic; Read More

Epicor Gaining MES Momentum


The recent Epicor Insights 2013 conference highlighted how the 2012 Solarsoft acquisition strengthens Epicor’s presence in the lumber and building materials, wholesale distribution, print and packaging, and automotive sectors. In addition, Solarsoft gives Epicor new presence in process manufacturing (i.e., food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, mills, metals, and chemicals), whereas Epicor has

f by epicor  recent Epicor Insights 2013 conference highlighted how the 2012 Solarsoft acquisition strengthens Epicor’s presence in the lumber and building materials, wholesale distribution, print and packaging, and automotive sectors. In addition, Solarsoft gives Epicor new presence in process manufacturing (i.e., food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, mills, metals, and chemicals), whereas Epicor has traditionally focused on discrete manufacturing. One byproduct of Solarsoft’s acquisition was Epicor Mattec , a Read More

Geac Lives By Acquisitions; Will It Die By An Acquisition?


After a slew of acquisitions in the past, which have had varied outcomes, Geac seems to be grooming itself to become an attractive acquisition target. This is the conclusion to be drawn from a tumultuous period since the company reported a loss-making quarter and subsequent back-to-back speedy departures of two CEOs.

f by epicor  with a track record for profitability and growth, has significantly enhanced System 21 by embedding acquired CRM and SCE products for the apparel industry, Geac has been unable to be successful in marketing its System 21 business. The revenue from the product in the last year was only $67 million compared to the level attained in 1998, when JBA reported $487 million in sales. Another problem for Geac has been its preference for acquiring new products rather than investing generously in in-house product de Read More

TEC's Bob Eastman on Technology Trends at Epicor Insights 2013


Senior supply chain analyst Bob Eastman was at the Epicor Customer Conference, Insights 2013, in Nashville last week. Epicor invited Bob to share his insight into current technology trends in the supply chain space. Check out that conversation on YouTube. In this almost 9-minute video, Bob talks about the acceleration of the business cycle and some of the enabling trends (such as cloud and

f by epicor  was at the Epicor Customer Conference, Insights 2013, in Nashville last week. Epicor invited Bob to share his insight into current technology trends in the supply chain space. Check out that conversation on YouTube . In this almost 9-minute video , Bob talks about the acceleration of the business cycle and some of the enabling trends (such as cloud and mobility) that address the challenges the speed of business presents to the supply chain. Bob also discusses the pursuit of supply chain Read More

Epicor Continues To Bleed


On April 27, Epicor Software Corporation reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2000. Net loss for the quarter was $8.9 million or $0.22 per share, compared with a net income for the same period last year of $2.1 million or $0.05 per share.

f by epicor  company believes that the first quarter 2000 revenues were negatively impacted by an unanticipated lag in demand following Y2K as customers continued to postpone IT expenditures for enterprise systems, particularly in the manufacturing sector. During the first quarter, the company completed several strategic objectives aimed at providing its mid-market customers with affordable Internet-driven solutions. These included the launch of the e by Epicor Internet-enabled, integrated front office and back offi Read More

Epicor Claims The Forefront Of CRM.NET-ification. Part 2: Market Impact and User Recommendations


Epicor’s ability to enhance its products and its determination on executing product and technology strategies deserves commendation. Current users are advised to follow Epicor's new product introductions and keep an eye on its future product strategy. The positive sign is the company’s more manageable and narrower focus, as demonstrated by its most recent results.

f by epicor  Continent Pipeline by Product, Follow-ups by User/Due Date, etc. Although the product could long have been implemented incrementally in a component-fashion or all at once, its flexibility and enhancements extensibility (even by third parties) should be significantly bolstered by its new .NET architecture platform. Also, having long been in the market, the product is not a me-too CRM newcomer product, but rather a product that capitalizes on the melded experiences of its CRM and ERP focused erstwhile Read More

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Epicor ERP Software System (v. 9.05) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for small to medium businesses (SMBs) in TEC's ERP Evaluation Center. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

f by epicor  ERP (v. 9.05): ERP for SMB Certification Report Epicor ERP Software System (v. 9.05) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for small to medium businesses (SMBs) in TEC's ERP Evaluation Center. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More