- May 11, 2010
- Epicor Software Corporation
May 11, 2010 - Epicor Software unveiled Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition (Epicor Express), the on-demand version of its Epicor 9 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Based on more than twenty-five years experience and expertise in serving the needs of small to midsize businesses, Epicor Express offers a modern, comprehensive end-to-end solution for job shops and smaller manufacturers provided through the Software as a Service (SaaS) model.Understanding the fiscal complexities, capital constraints and challenges confronting smaller manufacturers in today's business environment, Epicor Express was developed specifically with these businesses in mind and delivered in a model that reduces IT complexity, enables them to get up and running quickly, and decreases ongoing operational costs.Compelling and Credible Delivery Model:SaaS has quickly gained popularity because of the many benefits it offers to businesses of all sizes, including lower entry costs, shorter deployment time, elimination of hardware and software maintenance, vendor managed upgrades, global availability and seamless integration.Chirch Global Manufacturing, LLC designs and builds close-tolerance progressive dies and manufactures high-quality metal stampings and assemblies. Chirch Global's world-wide manufacturing resources serve the automotive, consumer display, electrical, electronic, medical, hardware, office equipment, cellular communications, environmental and military industries. The company is ISO TS/16949 certified and was searching for an enterprise-class ERP solution that aligned with the business objectives of empowering its manufacturing network and business partners to "compete with anyone. anywhere in the world" with high-quality, low cost manufacturing. Chirch Global found the ideal solution with the Epicor Express SaaS ERP model."The Epicor Express SaaS model allows us to focus on our core competencies and more important initiatives, such as growth and expansion, rather than managing networks, hardware and software," said Anthony L. Chirchirillo, Chief Executive Officer of Chirch Global. "The financial, implementation and operational benefits of the Epicor Express solution are what drove us to move forward with a SaaS model. With Epicor Express we will be able to accurately budget our IT costs on a year-to-year basis, as moving ERP to Cloud computing reduces our long-term IT costs. Operationally, Epicor Express levels the playing field as now we have an ERP system that is comparable to what best-in-class and much larger entities utilize."Comprehensive Functionality for Job Shops and Small Manufacturers:Based on Epicor's experience of providing solutions to thousands of small and midsized businesses worldwide, Epicor Express is uniquely positioned to deliver the comprehensive functionality manufacturers require to manage their business. Epicor Express includes customer relationship management,financial management, production, product and material management functionality, as well as business intelligence, business process management, and the Epicor ICE business architecture featuring Epicor True SOAT to drive internal process efficiencies, user productivity, and ultimately enhance bottom line profitability. Faster Time to Value:The simple, straight forward subscription-based licensing model of Epicor Express means there are no large up-front costs. Instead there is a rapid implementation approach and affordable monthly fee that covers everything from software, hardware, operating system, support, training resources, and on-going system maintenance and upgrades. The combination of the subscription model, low capital outlay, and a streamlined implementation process that supports customers getting up and running in as little as twenty business days means that businesses can quickly realize a return on their investment. Reduced IT Complexity:A significant benefit of the Epicor Express deployment model is that it enables customers to focus on their core business operations instead of managing IT. Businesses benefit from Epicor apps in the Cloud where ongoing software and security updates, day-to-day system maintenance and business continuity assurance is all taken care of for them in a shared data center, for a near zero IT overhead.Roka Bioscience, an industry leader in molecular diagnostics, is focused on commercializing novel nucleic acid testing methods for industrial applications. With Epicor Express, Roka has a cost effective ERP solution that enabled them to focus on their core business. "Time to implement, affordability, and functional depth including strong manufacturing and logistics capabilities, were the key drivers in our selection of Epicor Express," said Lars Boesgaard, Controller for Roka Bioscience. "As a start-up, we need to focus our energy on getting our business off the ground, and the SaaS model allows our internal resources to do just that-with Epicor we get the benefits of a Cloud environment with respect to administrative overhead and cost, but we also have a system that will allow us to run our business as it grows bigger and more complex."Foundation for Growth:A true differentiator from other ERP systems available today Epicor offers a solution that spans the spectrum of business functionality (i.e. small, midsize, and enterprise) and deployment models (i.e. multi-tenant SaaS, hosted, and on-premise) from a single code-line, making it the first of its type to offer business the choice and flexibility of both on-premise and Cloud computing. Therefore, as they evolve and grow, Epicor Express can simply scale with them or if they elect to change to another deployment model or functional edition they can easily make the move.