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Epicor Reaches Better Vista From This Vantage Point


By harnessing Microsoft .NET possibly more keenly than its creator and by figuring out its bread-winning product groups, amid difficult market conditions notwithstanding, Epicor might be showing us that ‘a clearer vision' can keep it in the mid-market leadership race amongst a plethora of formidable opponents. This note’s spotlight is on Epicor’s recently unveiled manufacturing strategy.

vista view  organization. Offering integration across Vista modules for Sales, Customer Service and Production Support, should ensure a manufacturers'' customers receive the personalized attention they require. Contact Management also combines strong user task control to improve a manufacturer''s overall responsiveness to customer inquiries. Vantage 6.0 In March 2003, Epicor also announced availability of Vantage 6.0, its comprehensive integrated manufacturing solution that addresses the needs of larger mid-market MTO Read More

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