- April 28, 2014
- Epicor Software Corporation
April 28, 2014 - Epicor Software announced ERP version 10, which is fully optimized for SQL Server 2014 and can now can be run exclusively on an end-to-end Microsoft technology stack. This enables organizations to source IT support from a widely available pool of professionals skilled in Windows, SQL Server and .NET technologies, as opposed to proprietary technologies.
ERP version 10 also introduces enhancements to its ICE Business Architecture, furthering Epicor ERP interoperability and empowering users to define ERP for themselves and share it with others. Epicor ERP has more than 1,300 business services which are connected by the Epicor ICE Framework. Each service functions as a reusable component covering every major business aspect managed by ERP (e.g., Bills of Material, Invoicing, Material, Orders). Each service is customizable and use rules engines -- rather than fixed code -- to control fundamental needs such as rounding, currency, legal numbering, and book structure. ERP services are managed by the Epicor ICE Framework to coordinate their interactions in accordance with business processes defined by ERP users. This enables organizations to map Epicor ERP to specific business rules and processes, without changing source code. As well, businesses can share and request information with customers, suppliers and partners with ease and speed as never before, and make functionality accessible to a wide range of devices. New features include support for multiple data sources, and the means to publish dashboards to mobile devices and Microsoft SharePoint sites for improved collaboration. An all new graphical business process management workflow designer enables businesses to model and deploy business processes easier and faster than ever before. Additional features further the Epicor vision of consumerized ERP, including new consumer-grade enterprise search capabilities. As well, the Epicor Business Activity Query advanced query tool is now optimized for SQL Server for greater speed. The Business Activity Query compliments the new Epicor Social Enterprise module that enables organizations to collaborate and manage unstructured data and "transient" business processes via social networking.