The all important question when a business is looking for a system such as an ERP solution which supports their entire business and their functions is “Why choose this solution over all the others on offer?”
You will go through a selection process that is defined, strategic and can be all consuming because of the importance to get the correct system. The wrong choice can result in burning resources, budget and credibility.
We asked our customers what are the key factors they considered important when they choose their ERP solution. There answers could be summed up under four areas as follows:
So how does Aspera Epicor’s ERP largest partner across UK and Ireland stack up when they “power Epicor ERP for the Dairy manufacturers”
Aspera has over 20 plus years’ experience in providing full cycle ERP solutions to businesses. As an award winning Epicor Partner since 2001, one of our key specialties is powering Epicor ERP within the Dairy Industry where we have won Epicor’s International Innovation Award for innovative application of Epicor ERP within the Dairy Industry 2016 … Click here for more on Aspera Awards. Along with being an award winning ERP provide Aspera is the largest Epicor Partner in the UK and Ireland. We have demonstrated experience within the Dairy industry.
Aspera’s core business values of Excellence, Responsiveness and Partnership place our customers at the centre of everything we do.
Top areas for consideration when assessing the product and vendor are displayed below when considering Aspera and Epicor ERP
|Well established supplier – stable company||Well established product – strong pedigree|
|Experience of Dairy sector||Globally used with 20,000 customers in 150 countries|
|Experienced staff with track record of project delivery within the Food & Beverage Industry||Modern SOA technical platform|
|Largest Epicor ERP accredited Partner in Irl./UK||Dairy extension to manage milk and cream intake|
|Customer centric approach with focus on reference not just go-live||Can be out of the box implementation but equally has the flexibility to personalise to the users needs|
|Strong solution design capability based on full understanding of customer’s requirements||User friendly and easily modified by client|
|Implementation plan clearly defined with realistic timescales||Regular software updates that don’t require a full implementation|
The benefits Dairy Manufacturers receive ….
Implementing Epicor ERP benefits for Dairy Manufacturers
|Manage Recipe Life-cycle||Integrated Recipe Management with preparation instructions, versions, alternates and attributes for nutrition and allergen management|
|Make/Adjust-on-the-fly||Caters for true Process to Order by allowing products, intermediates and ingredients to be done “on the fly”|
|Product Change Mgmt.||Comprehensive change control and workflow within the technical workbench to ensure multiple levels of authorisation and electronic change sign-off|
|Customer Focus||Embedded CRM to ensure single source for all customer interactions and strong service level focused. Full after sales service through CRM and Customer QC process including complaints, queries, RMA and traceability|
|Inventory Control||Control inventory costs with inventory and warehouse management, including RF handhelds and bar-coded labels/documents|
|Quality, Returns & Recall||Complete audit trails of production process, including material lots, production process used, in process quality checks and results|
|Manage Multi-Site Locations||Complete support for multi-plant / multi-company environments along with a global support network to support multi-national efforts|
|Supply Chain Collaboration||Epicor Service Connect supports optimum collaboration flexibility with 100% Service-Oriented Architecture coupled with a complete ERP|
|Operational Visibility||Epicor is a fully integrated solution for Dairy manufacturers bringing complete visibility of all processes under one solution|
A Key Benefit for all Epicor Users not just to the Dairy Industry is ….
Epicor is built on native Microsoft technology platforms based on an SOA architecture and REST services. As standard there is a Superuser toolkit allowing for the modification of the database, screen customisation/configuration and the application of localised and company based business rules and workflow. Custom/configured changes delivered through the toolkit have no impact on the core logic of the ERP System.
This allows trained superusers to take full control of the application without any risk of interrupting core business logic and also allows for all changes to upgrade with the standard application.
Hope you found the above helpful for when you are selecting your businesses Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution.