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Epicor ERP Software Review

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Epicor comes with number of industry specific, CRM and ERP software like Epicor Vista, iScala, Vantage, Enterprise, ITSM, Clientele, Retail etc to provide solutions to various different types of industries and specific businesses. Epicor has taken over many companies providing different software solutions to have today variety of independent applications for specific tasks. Basically Epicor has many applications for core business activities like CRM, SCM, Financial management etc which are integrated by the company to make a compact solution according to the demand with some or no additional features.

Epicor has provided solutions to industries like Retail, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Distribution and Hospitality. Epicor provide software in the areas like Enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, human resource management, enterprise performance management, governance risk and compliance, IT service management and professional service management.

These applications are claimed by Epicor to be based on true SOA architecture which means that these applications work in ERP as loosely coupled parts of the whole enterprise wide solution and work with high level of integration and compatibility. This feature helps the company in providing highly scalable and customizable solution and also in providing industry specific solution in much lesser time compared to other established ERP software providers.

The easy implementation and rapid customization of Epicor software solutions increase ROI and reduce TCO to benefit its users. The flexibility of Epicor software solutions in terms of usage with SQL server for data storage or progress database also helps in easy and suitable implementation according to the needs and infrastructure of the buyer. Epicor software can run on Windows, UNIX and Linux and also Epicor offers its products as on-premise or web based or hosted applications which give sufficient options to the buyers to choose the most suitable offer and combination. These features in terms of cost and flexibility make it a viable option for small and medium sized companies as they can choose a particular application to perform a specific task or set of all the applications integrated together to work as one application and provide enterprise wide solution, according to their budget and urgency of requirement.

Epicor's hosted applications run on reliable, secure and redundant servers with company providing all the hardware, software and infrastructure with 24/7 backup facilities, data security and complete system maintenance. The implementation process is very less and overall cost is much less than an on-premise licensed application. Upgrades and refinements are made available at customized level as well as through separate versions. The cost of subscription too is quite competitive compared with other hosted ERP or software solution providers.

Epicor ERP software solutions have strong manufacturing solution, multi-currency, multi-lingual, multi-company, inter-company and consolidation processing, customer relationship and supply chain management facilities. Rich functions and options for retail industry. Epicor ERP is an efficient solution available as on-premise and hosted model for small to large enterprises. Today Epicor competes with SAGE MAS90, QAD and Microsoft Dynamics ERP AX, SL, NAV and GP. Microsoft has been the biggest primary technology vendor of Epicor as applications are developed in .NET technology with SQL server at its backend, this may be an awkward position to face for Epicor.

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