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Epicor Upgrade: 5 Reasons To Upgrade to Epicor ERP 10

Upgrading software means change, and most people are not too keen on change, but there are also times when it’s time to make the change so that you can be your best again. Maybe you’re old Epicor software is something you’ve been making due with, or maybe it’s just fine, or maybe you’re starting to recognize the inefficiencies and expenses that come with your old system. Maybe it’s just time for an Epicor upgrade.

Epicor Software Corporation has put a lot of effort and thought into Epicor ERP 10 and if you’re running an older version of Epicor, it might be time to take a hard look at your current systems limitations and what you can expect with an Epicor upgrade. Even if your company resists change, it may just be that when your management and users hear about some of the many benefits of upgrading to Epicor ERP 10, they might just be interested in learning more and more open to embracing change. Lets take a look.

1. Multiple Deployment Options to Fit Your Budget

One of the first things one thinks of with an upgrade is the expenses associated with the upgrade, especially your C-level executives as a software investment can be one of the biggest investments a company makes. With Epicor ERP 10 you have options to fit your budget as Epicor Software Corporation has expanded its deployment options for Epicor ERP 10 from the traditional on-premises only option to on-premises, cloud or managed service. So if you think an Epicor upgrade is beyond your budget, you need to reconsider as you have a lower cost solution available with Epicor ERP cloud options. The best part is that no matter which deployment choice you choose for your Epicor upgrade, all three deployment options use the same database, so if your needs change your data will easily come with you.

2. More Features ‘Out-of-the-Box’

Epicor ERP 10 offers more features out of the box than prior versions. It may be that some of your old customizations are now a standard feature in Epicor ERP 10. For example, some of the ‘Out-of-the-Box’ features within Epicor ERP 10 Manufacturing include planning contracts, multi job scheduling and the safety stock feature. “Out-of-the-Box” features help support your requirements as a customer without expensive customizations, thus providing you with a greater return on investment (ROI) sooner.

3. Increased Performance

Performance has many dimensions and performance improvements are noticeable in Epicor ERP 10 as Epicor focused on releasing a product that would help its customers be as efficient as possible. Epicor ERP 10 comes with an improved user interface, speedier access to data, more streamlined business processes, more efficient transaction processing, greater responsiveness for web access users and for IT, more streamlined installations and upgrades thanks to some newly introduced IT tools. Also, the new to Epicor ERP 10 social collaboration features mean speedier access to data from a variety of devices.

If you’re a higher transaction volume business you’ll appreciate that during the testing of Epicor ERP 10, results showed a ten-fold improvement in server response time for purchase orders with a 2,000 concurrent user load. Improved efficiencies is what everyone is striving for in today’s competitive marketplace, and Epicor ERP 10 is helping companies become more efficient through its use of the most current Microsoft technologies and tools.

4. Simpler and Easier to Use

Epicor ERP 10 is simpler and easier than older versions of Epicor and was also designed to streamline business processes for improved organization efficiencies. The first thing you’ll notice when you start to use the Epicor upgrade is the “live tiles” which comes with the new platform. Epicor ERP 10 offers users the option of a home page that uses ‘live tiles”, or if the user prefers, they can continue with the old “classic” look. The Epicor ERP home page also works towards improving efficiencies through the use of user roll-based configurations plus the ability to configure the home page to the specific user based on the areas of Epicor ERP 10 that the user accesses most. From the home page other applications can be accessed as well as reporting and dashboards and streams from Epicor Social Enterprise. As mentioned earlier, installations and upgrades are also faster because of the new Epicor ERP IT tools. Each of these enhancements makes Epicor ERP simpler and easier to use and helps users be more efficient and productive.

5. Epicor ERP 10 was Released April 2014

No one wants the first release of anything, whether a new car model or an upgrade to software. Epicor ERP 10 was released in April 2014, so it’s not in it’s first release. Companies that choose to move forward with an Epicor upgrade can put the fear of a new release aside as the product has been generally available for almost three years. Plus, with ten months in the testing and controlled release phases, Epicor ERP 10 went through the most vigorous of testing and beta cycles in the history of Epicor Software Corporation to assure the product was of the highest quality and performance. Epicor ERP 10 is being used by companies in 26 countries worldwide, and is available in 35 languages.

Final Points

Whether or not you’re ready for an Epicor upgrade, it never hurts to have a candid conversation about the pros and cons of upgrading your current system. That’s where the professionals at MIS can help. MIS will give you our honest opinion based on your situation. We have been selling and supporting Epicor products for 30 years and today we have users from a broad range of industries running on a variety of products including Platinum for Windows, Epicor Enterprise, Epicor ERP 9 and Epicor ERP 10, so we’re in no hurry, just here to support you and help you make the best decisions for your business today and tomorrow.

 

Karen Beaulieu

Karen Beaulieu has worked in the ERP software industry for over 15 years. Having worked in a variety of roles from product development, channel and direct sales to marketing, Karen has a unique understanding and perspective of the ERP software industry. Currently Karen works in a marketing capacity for MIS Consulting & Sales and MIS Solutions Canada, ULC.

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