A Unique Business Environment – ERP for the Food & Beverage Industry
Aspera Solutions fully understands that food and beverage manufacturers face challenges not found in other business sectors. The power of the retail multiples, changing consumer tastes, ethical & sustainability obligations and ever-increasing government and industry mandates for food safety force food manufacturers to find ways of bringing new products to market quickly, increasing efficiencies, reducing costs, and ensuring compliance.
Whether you are a provider of raw materials, run a manufacturing plant, warehouse or distribute food products, you know that you face the combined challenges of increased global competition and compliance costs. You need to ensure your organization is equipped with the tools and partners to help you respond quickly to change. Choosing a long-term partner who understands your unique business needs and will deliver the solutions you need is critical.
ERP for Food & Beverage
Aspera powers Epicor ERP within the Food & Beverage industry utilising our industry template and expertise, along with your organisations knowledge to deliver a solution tailored to your business needs. A tightly integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions for planning and managing the extended enterprise resources you need to capture, produce, dispatch and account for customer orders. A distributed, common database provides the ability to access the right information, from the right source, at the right time, empowering all users through the supply chain to make valid, informed decisions. Industry leading technology makes it possible for manufacturers of all sizes, and their trading partners, to derive the benefits of real-time collaboration from Epicor Manufacturing.
Extended Enterprise Solutions
Epicor ERP solution is distinguished by its increasingly broad scope for planning and managing all resources, both within and across location and company boundaries, from a single, embedded system. This expanded focus is most evident in the areas of customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), new product development (NPD), production scheduling, quality performance management (QPM), and business performance management (BPM) which are all an integral part of Epicor manufacturing. Manufacturers of all sizes have recognized the value of an integrated suite rather than trying to piece disparate solutions together.
Product Traceability and Quality Control
In all food sectors, the need for quality control and traceability is critical and figures heavily in retail customers’ and regulatory requirements. Epicor ERP for Food and Beverage includes integrated quality control options and lot tracking that was designed in collaboration with regulated industries to meet traceability demands. Quality can be defined according to your specific needs, along with details of how to measure and test quality, and the results of such tests. Traceability starts with the raw ingredients and flows through manufacturing, warehouse movements, finished goods, and into the final disposition of the items.
Designed for the business needs of the future and leading edge inventory management today, Epicor ERP delivers full radio frequency (RF) capability on the factory and warehouse floor to track products in process alongside inventory and finished goods, including product labeling. Complete traceability throughout provides assurance in the event of audit or recall.
Supporting Extended Operations
Competitive pressures are driving many manufacturers to expand globally as witnessed by our customers here at Aspera. This, coupled with the recent trend in plant consolidations, leaves many manufacturers today both large and small, suddenly managing multiple sites disparately. Epicor for Food and Beverage offers comprehensive multi-site capabilities coupled with global presence to meet your company’s requirements for local support. Competing globally and domestically—bridging geographic and strategic diversity and eliminating supply chain inefficiencies—can be accomplished with technology, as it enables companies to streamline intra- and inter-company processes and communicate quickly and accurately.
Synchronization of complex relationships which determine supply, demand, and fulfillment is the means to reaching new, industry-leading levels of business performance. Aspera and Epicor for Food & Beverage can help you achieve maximum efficiency across your globally extended enterprise.
Robust Technology Framework
Epicor ERP is uniquely positioned with a complete suite of applications based on leading-edge Web services technology, protecting your investment in software and services well into the future. Why are Web services so important to manufacturers, particularly in food and beverage industries? There are immediate deployment advantages: speed, stability, re usability, and more In addition, for manufacturers who supply ingredients to other, larger manufacturers, manufacturers using third party logistics and manufacturers supplying the major retailers, the incentive is evident; to drive electronic collaboration more firmly into their supply chain. Web services collaboration is fast becoming a necessity to doing business.
Epicor ERP for Food and Beverage is uniquely positioned on this technology today and comes with a suite of Web services tools such as Epicor Service Connect that make internal and external service collaboration a reality. Supporting your business strategies with applications built on service-oriented architecture (SOA) keeps the door open for food and beverage businesses by meeting both the immediate requirement for scalability while supporting an open philosophy in the event your business strategy changes.
Industry Leading Service and Support by Aspera
Aspera has over 22 years providing full cycle ERP solutions to the food industry – selling, implementing and supporting our valuable customers. We have been a Epicor partner since 2001 and a recognised partner of choice for Epicor ERP by our 75 customer base. Our customers talk about the “Aspera Way” which is the result of our key values of Excellence, Respect and Partnership. Our track record in ERP implementation is un-matched – we have always delivered the project. We are committed to creating a customer experience of responsiveness from the initial enquiry through delivery to support, and to providing ERP knowledge leadership to maximise the value of ERP solutions to our customers.
Epicor ERP is a global enterprise resource planning solution that delivers the choice, flexibility and agility to drive growth and opportunity throughout your business without the complexity of legacy platforms. A single, end-to-end software solution for business, Epicor ERP offers a modular approach with robust capabilities focused on reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving customer responsiveness across the enterprise—all top priorities toward achieving continued growth and profitability.