To support manufacturing enterprises in the digital transition and make it more competitive in today’s industrial world 4.0, provides software for the world’s medium-sized manufacturing companies to help Epicor Software Corporation to achieve its business growth recently demonstrated its future “Internet enterprise” Vision. Customer Insight in the annual general meeting on the Epicor, Epicor in 3500 in front of participants presented its global enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to address the latest version –Epicor ERP 10.2.400, it can by factories, warehouses and machines connect to optimize the operating environment and improve productivity and competitiveness of enterprises. Epicor ERP 10.2.400 was generally available May 16, 2019. Recently, I Epicor Shanghai Branch of the current Chinese manufacturing companies how to quickly and efficiently implement intelligent manufacturing and Epicor how to help manufacturers achieve intelligent manufacturing, intelligent Internet and other topics with Mr. Deng Yongquan, vice president of the Asian region Epicor do some in-depth discussion.
intelligent interconnected world can not be separated excellent latest version of Epicor ERP software ERP version has some enhancements, such as: Epicor Virtual Assistant (EVA) – a new enterprise-wide digital agency that uses artificial intelligence to to help users work smarter and make better and faster decisions. Epicor things – to connect the machine to the center of things Microsoft Azure for Epicor ERP. Things get data directly from the sensor, and displayed on the home page and ERP MES ERP shop interface, enabling manufacturers to monitor production data in real time, optimizing business operations. MES expansion – frequent use of ERP MES screen has been modernized and updated by Epicor Kinetic design framework, and provides a common interface for shop Epicor Mattec Advanced MES customers through human-machine interface (HMI). User Interface (UI) converted – by using the Kinetic design to improve ease of use ERP system and optimize the customer experience, Epicor will bring many new modern look and screen applications commonly used. These improvements include a new mobile application and the time and expense applications based on Gantt graphical project management board and a job scheduling board. Automatic order entry combination –Epicor ERP and Epicor DocStar let common fields in the form can be done automatically. The resulting time and effort to reduce the number of contact points will boost sales and improve efficiency. Supplier Portal – by using Epicor Commerce Connect e-commerce solutions, manufacturers can better manage their supplier relationships, and enter the purchase transaction processing quotations. Mr. Deng Yongquan, vice president of the Asian region Epicor said that the manufacturing sector is not just the future development of ERP as a core, more importantly, he is a combination of solutions surrounding the application. For example MES, PLM, big data and robotics, and so on. Epicor major customers from the manufacturing industry, since manufacturing-oriented, must provide more solutions in the ERP system, allowing customers to use the most appropriate and most cutting-edge solutions to help his business development. In terms of IOT and artificial intelligence, Epicor as one of the few software vendors currently on the market can provide a truly integrated ERP MES plus program has a huge R & D team, as early as five or six years ago, dedicated to industrial 4.0 solutions, much faster than its competitors. The new version of the advantage is reflected in its artificial intelligence, voice input quotation. More convenient interface management, supplier management more transparent. IOT is the future of how in-depth the concept of the Internet to allow customers and his customers, all the data between suppliers, agents more systematic, this is the new version of Epicor ERP for one category. For strengthening demand, so that customers with even more handy this year, happens to be officially named the 20th anniversary of Epicor. 20 years, Epicor ERP from the world rankings 13 leap into the first five. Previously, only four from Asia Pacific office now developed into 13 offices, from the previous global annual revenue of about $ 150 million now to more than 800 million US dollars. Epicor ERP industry as a dark horse, no doubt by the majority of users love and favor, to grow rapidly. Epicor gathered in the mid-market, mid-market characteristics, the first few IT staff, the second ERP budget is not great, the third implementation cycle relatively quickly, and therefore need a more flexible operation of such Epicor systemSystem. Many businesses in transition, there is a more urgent need is to be able to predict in advance the business risk. Epicor version incorporates just such a warning function. Mr. Deng Yongquan Road, for example, such as the rights issue by a salesperson, the system first preliminary warning, when prices exceed a certain percentage, the system automatically remind him, not by the need for approval. At present combination of artificial intelligence and ERP, in two levels. One is some of the features embedded inside ERP, such as order processing and selling products to inform and so on. There is a concept of interconnected plant, is the interconnection of large ERP and external data, robots and other equipment. Factory automation is CONTROL ENGINEERING China Copyright achieved in stages, many factories need to have a continuous integration process, so Epicor grow together with our customers, continuing investment in research and development and improve the product. Interconnection plant requires deep learning how ERP systems is to help customers self-depth study of it? First of all the data we ERP system from the customer, customer data accuracy is the cornerstone of ERP. Our consultants will help customers to customer data into the system, and it will do a series of coded according to the actual situation. The whole process is about six months, during this period, our consultants will implement on-line system Control Engineering Copyright , to help customers data cleansing, and help customers take advantage of ERP systems BI tools for data analysis, is more transparent and more effective presentation of data to the entire company executives to do more step investment and production. The implementation of ERP, whether it is six months or nine months or longer, depending on one plant or multiple plants. Further embodiments to determine target Copyright Control Engineering , for example, the goal is to fall into three stocks, or cycle time from one month to three weeks and so on. According to this goal planning, through implementation after the summary, summary can not achieve the original goal is to reach a successful experience, reach the re-optimization. In order to reduce inventory purposes, Epicor’s ERP to help businesses most important is that we can know in real time which will have a material orders to use, when to use. Then the business at the time of booking there will be a plan, some things such as supplier for a month to get over, it would be more than a month in advance to bookGoods, after a month is up, so you do not need to stock up before a month. For the manufacturing sector is concerned, the fewer the better materials warehouse, this is the lean production concept, of course, there is no material inventory is impossible. Sidewalk upgrades, allowing customers more with the love of Epicor ERP version 5.0 has been developed from today’s 10.0, customers will have to face problems from time to time during the upgrade. For this purpose, a tool Epicor invention Cirrus, Cirrus run can produce a real-time analysis, which includes a useful module, which module is useless, which is useful secondary development, which develop secondary useless; then there is a fixed time [123 ] CONTROL ENGINEERING China Copyright , such as five or seven, the entire system upgrade to the new version. This is an existing Epicor customers a very good news, not previously this tool, the shortest about ten days up to several months long. ERP industry service fee is paid for each day by staff, the longer the period the higher upgrade costs. Once you have Cirrus, greatly reducing implementation costs, shorten the implementation cycle, which is Epicor’s commitment to existing customers. Finally, Mr. Deng Yongquan said Epicor seen double-digit growth this year, a phenomenon that is, before the customer is changed from small Epicor ERP vendors, this is one of Epicor has been a major growth point. This year, some customers are from the largest, second-largest of Epicor ERP to be, because first, customers find themselves burdened with high maintenance costs, but only actually used the product three or four percent of the function. Epicor and relatively high cost, can be easily achieved eight nine out of function. Second, currently in China to push Cloud hot the past two years, and even some vendors stressed that customers must purchase Cloud, or some of the manufacturers should do the floor solutions through agents. Epicor is no such restriction, and the choice to the customers themselves, so why have some customers, if he still has some reservations about Cloud’s words, Epicor is a supplier of his priorities. Currently, Epicor addition to remain in the traditional areas of die-casting, hardware, medical equipment, auto parts, molds, and other advantages outside, also made the corresponding development for the printing industry customers. In the areaOn the domain, in addition to the South China and East China market booming market, last year or two in the Northeast market also gained a good momentum of development, it has been agreed with the customer. Written in the last discussion with Mr. Deng Yongquan, vice president of the Asian region Epicor, I always feel a diffuse field and now ERP impetuous atmosphere is different: pragmatic. From medium-sized manufacturing enterprises perspective, whether it is landing or cloud deployment plan, whether full use of IOT and AI technology, the nature of both companies in order to achieve intelligent manufacturing. So logically from the entire frame, ERP is the basis of everything is indeed emerging IT technologies CONTROL ENGINEERING China Copyright , while Epicor is a real down to earth to do this so steady foundation to help more Chinese manufacturing intelligent manufacturing enterprises.