Aspera Powering Epicor ERP for Dairy Manufacturers

Aspera Powering Epicor ERP for Dairy Manufacturers

18/01/18

Why should Dairy manufacturers choose Aspera to power Epicor ERP?

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:

  1. Vendor’s Experience
  2. Assessment of product and vendor
  3. Benefits
  4. Technology

So how does Aspera Epicor’s ERP largest partner across UK and Ireland stack up when they “power Epicor ERP for the Dairy manufacturers”

 

1) Vendor’s Experience

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.

 

2) Assessment of product and vendor

Top areas for consideration when assessing the product and vendor are displayed below when considering Aspera and Epicor ERP

AsperaEpicor
Well established supplier – stable companyWell established product – strong pedigree
Experience of Dairy sectorGlobally used with 20,000 customers in 150 countries
Experienced staff with track record of project delivery within the Food & Beverage IndustryModern SOA technical platform
Largest Epicor ERP accredited Partner in Irl./UKDairy 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 requirementsUser friendly and easily modified by client
Implementation plan clearly defined with realistic timescalesRegular software updates that don’t require a full implementation

 

3) Benefits

The benefits Dairy Manufacturers receive ….

Implementing Epicor ERP benefits for Dairy Manufacturers

Manage Recipe Life-cycleIntegrated 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 FocusEmbedded 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 ControlControl inventory costs with inventory and warehouse management, including RF handhelds and bar-coded labels/documents
Quality, Returns & RecallComplete audit trails of production process, including material lots, production process used, in process quality checks and results
Manage Multi-Site LocationsComplete support for multi-plant / multi-company environments along with a global support network to support multi-national efforts
Supply Chain CollaborationEpicor Service Connect supports optimum collaboration flexibility with 100% Service-Oriented Architecture coupled with a complete ERP
Operational VisibilityEpicor is a fully integrated solution for Dairy manufacturers bringing complete visibility of all processes under one solution

 

4) Technology

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.

 

 

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To learn more about Aspera Powering Epicor ERP call us on +353 (0)1 461 1700 / +44 (0)845 862 0864 or Contact us 

 

 

 

 

 

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