Epicor(R) Announces Multi-Tier Solution Strategy for Project-Based Organizations.New Editions of Epicor for Service Enterprises Feature Enhanced Support for Complex Implementations and Solid Fundamental Capabilities for Faster Return on Investment
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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The new version of Epicor for Service Enterprises, which is scheduled for release during the fourth calendar quarter of 2007, includes an enhanced accounting interface tuned to support throughput from the increasing number of multi-thousand user global service organizations turning to Epicor for Service Enterprises. Also in development is a core, project-focused version of the solution designed for smaller midmarket organizations and companies that prefer to stage their business-wide implementation.
Comprehensive Support for Large-Scale Services Organizations
Epicor's years of experience meeting the needs of large and distributed service firms, as well as its early adoption of enabling technology like service-oriented architecture See SOA. (SOA (1) (Start Of Authority) The first record in a DNS zone file. See DNS records.
(2) (Service Oriented Architecture) The modularization of business functions for greater flexibility and reusability. ), helps to ensure continuing refinements in the performance of mission critical web-based business applications. In response to customer suggestions and in order to further support the needs of higher volume user communities, the upcoming release plans to include:
* Optimized integration performance, tuned for the work needs of high volume, globally dispersed service organizations;
* Comprehensive business process and workflow support for essential financial transactions;
* Streamlined interface for scheduling, managing and tracking financial web services (1) Loosely, any online service delivered over the Web. Such usage appears in articles from non-technical sources, but not in IT-oriented publications, because definition #2 below describes the correct use of the term. ; and
* Superior integration support for non-Epicor back office accounting environments.
Epicor for Service Enterprises Express
A return-on-investment (ROI (Return On Investment) The monetary benefits derived from having spent money on developing or revising a system. In the IT world, there are more ways to compute ROI than Carter has liver pills (and for those of you who never heard of that expression, it means a lot). ) survey of Epicor customers completed by SPI (1) (Stateful Packet Inspection) See stateful inspection.
(2) (Service Provider Interface) The programming interface for developing Windows drivers under WOSA. Research in December 2006 showed that the majority of the ROI comes from the core project areas of the implementation (See Epicor news release, "Services Organizations Report Strong ROI with Epicor; Analyst Research Reveals Epicor for Service Enterprises Enables Significant Return on Investment, Estimated Over a Five Year Period," December 11, 2006). It was also apparent that there was a significant section of project-based companies, particularly in Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Asian regions, that were unable or unwilling to take advantage of an end-to-end enterprise service automation solution due to limited resources.
"The competitive climate for Professional Services (job) professional services - A department of a supplier providing consultancy and programming manpower for the supplier's products. Organizations has changed significantly since the turn of the 21st Century, and project-based solutions like Epicor for Service Enterprises have shown to be a resource for managing both the strategic and tactical challenges facing these organizations," said R. David Hofferberth, P.E., managing director of SPI Research. "Even so, the structure and resources of some of these organizations has prohibited them from leveraging the benefits of an organization wide project-based solution."
Epicor identified this need, considered the market opportunity and began development on an introductory solution that is highly project-focused. Epicor for Service Enterprises Express is tuned for rapid implementation and includes new wizards and guides for straightforward set-up of core project features.
"The multi-tier Epicor for Service Enterprises offering is intended to give our customers more for their investment," said Malcolm Fox Malcolm Fox (13 March 1906 Westville, New Jersey – 21 August 1968 San Francisco, California) was an American racecar driver. Indy 500 results
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1933 57 30 112. , senior manager of product marketing for Epicor. "While other vendors only offer point solutions, which limit a user's options for future expansion, Epicor for Service Enterprises Express is designed to offer a strong and essential core solution that can be built out by adding elements such as opportunity and bid management, contingent workforce A contingent workforce is a provisional group of workers who work for an organization on a non-permanent basis, also known as freelancers, independent professionals, temporary contract workers, independent contractors or consultants. management and project procurement, on an as-required basis."
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor, named one of FORTUNE magazine's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in 2006, is a global leader dedicated to providing enterprise resource planning See ERP.
(application, business) Enterprise Resource Planning - (ERP) Any software system designed to support and automate the business processes of medium and large businesses. (ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. ), customer relationship management (CRM (Customer Relationship Management) An integrated information system that is used to plan, schedule and control the presales and postsales activities in an organization. ), supply chain management (SCM (1) (Software Configuration Management, Source Code Management) See configuration management.
(2) See supply chain management. ) and professional services automation See PSA. (PSA (Professional Services Automation) An information system designed to organize, track and manage all opportunities, work, resources, costs, revenues and invoices to improve the productivity and efficiency of the workforce. ) software solutions to midmarket companies and divisions of the Global 1000. Founded in 1984, Epicor serves over 20,000 customers in more than 140 countries, providing solutions in over 30 languages. Employing innovative service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services technology, Epicor delivers end-to-end, industry-specific solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services that enable companies to drive increased efficiency, improve performance and build competitive advantage. Epicor solutions provide the scalability and flexibility to meet today's business Today's Business is a show on CNBC that aired in the early morning, 5 to 7AM ET timeslot, hosted by Liz Claman and Bob Sellers, and it was replaced by Wake Up Call on Feb 4, 2002. challenges, while empowering enterprises for even greater success tomorrow. Epicor offers a comprehensive range of services with its solutions, providing a single point of accountability to promote rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership. Epicor's worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.
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