Industrial Machinery Manufacturers choose Epicor ERP

Industrial Machinery Manufacturers choose Epicor ERP

16/04/18

ERP solutions should cater for fast moving and adaptable business environments while enabling the business to maintain control and visibility.

Not all ERP solutions are equal!

At Aspera Solutions we deliver state of the art ERP supporting manufacturing methods, including discrete, process, make to order (MTO), make to stock (MTS), engineer to order (ETO), assemble-to-order (ATO), bespoke manufacturing and mixed mode manufacturing.

The ERP solution of choice for your Industrial Machinery manufacturing business should address a number of business challenges including our top 10 below:

  1. Managing growth with a scalable ERP solution suitable for single site / single companies up to multi-plant / multi-company / multi-currency enterprises
  2. Enabling Lean manufacturing initiatives to help reduce waste, supporting the bottom line to free up capital
  3. Reducing costs and shorten cycle times, while maintaining high quality
  4. Providing consolidated visibility and control across the business in real time, and preserving margins
  5. Supporting Concurrent Engineering processes that reduce lead time, time to market, and costs
  6. Full Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) from inception & design (e.g. two-way integration between CAD & ERP), to estimation, to production scheduling/MRP, to fulfillment and after sales service; Product Data Management (PDM) which manages the product data as it passes from engineering to manufacturing.
  7. Enabling ease of compliance with evolving regulatory standards
  8. Simplifying the estimation & margin analysis process for bespoke design e.g. quoting bespoke designs or “parts-on-the-fly” that do not exist which generic ERP is not designed to manage
  9. Best of breed Service Management functionality to improve Customer Service, increase service margins and drive recurring revenue streams
  10. Product Modularisation  through modularisation businesses can significantly reduce the product development and material costs by; Increasing potential for product variety and faster product development; Reducing the time-to-market, as well as aftermarket and service support; Continuous product improvement.

 

With Epicor ERP standard functionality listed within the table below creates benefits that make the business case for investment into ERP easier to create.

Manufacturing CRM
Industrial Machinery Deployment Model
Job CostingsProduction ManagmentParts-on-the-Fly
Engineering WorkbenchProject ManagementETO Contract PlanningEstimate and Quote ManagementTime & Expense Management
Engineering Change Management
Social Enterprise
Three levels of QualityProduct Life-cycle Management
Product Data Management
Out of the box IntegrationFlexible Deployment Options Project AnalysisRole Based Home ScreensERP that is truly Mobile
Master Data ManagementCollaborative Product Life-cycle ManagementMulti Site DeploymentConsolidating PurchasingMaster Data Management
Consolidated FinancialsGlobal SuppliersPlant Scheduling FunctionsGlobal FinancialsGlobal Parts
Multi-Language SupportGlobal CustomersCountry Specific Functionality Alternate BOMs & Routing per PlantLean Manufacturing

 

Based on our customers feedback Business Benefits for Industrial Machinery Manufacturers using Epicor ERP can be summed up in the 12 points below:

  • Streamline key manufacturing business processes with greater adaptability
  • Decision making with strategic business insight
  • Improved productivity
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction levels
  • Manage demand pro-actively
  • Increase revenue opportunity
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Improved visibility and reduced costs across the supply chain
  • Control and streamline inventory
  • Improve material and product traceability
  • Support the various manufacturing models
  • Gain insight and control

A Key Benefit for all Epicor Users is that 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 are fully upgradeable as they do not require modification of the underlying source code of the ERP System The Superuser Toolkits are designed to reduce Epicor ERP’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the company’s ERP lifetime, as it greatly reduces the need for booking consulting time for ongoing modifications.

 

 

We challenge our customers to get the most for their ERP investment thus providing a real platform for growth, expansion and return on investment.

Drop us a line or email and lets have a chat about your ERP solution we would be delighted to answer your questions – we create partnerships and projects that succeed.

+353 (0)1 461 1700 or +44 (0)845 862 0864 or Contact us 

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