We are excited to be formally launching a new ERP solution, specifically tailored to small businesses, at this week’s North East Automotive Alliance SME showcase, Thursday 22nd March.

Having worked and collaborated with a number of innovative startups and small businesses over the last few years, we started to recognise the need for a more flexible and agile approach to ERP was necessary. An on-premise solution is not always suitable for smaller businesses, who may not have the capital outlay required to procure the software, or the technical skills needed to host and support the software. These businesses need something that can grow with them.

That is why we wanted to be able to offer a cloud-based solution, specifically tailored to smaller organisations. A product designed for those who need the flexibility and agility that cloud can offer, while still benefiting from the power of the Epicor platform – any business of any size can benefit from this world-class solution.

Deploying Epicor ERP in the cloud takes the pressure off an internal IT team to support the ERP server, as well as minimising risk in the event of “physical” problem. The nature of cloud computing also means that deployment is fast and of course, completely scalable as your business grows. Running the software in the cloud also allows for easier and better integration with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology, something which is driving more and more processes in the innovative businesses we are working with – helping to provide vital machine-related data and seamless integration with other systems.

Other features of the solution include:

  • State-of-the-art, user-focused interface which looks and feels like Microsoft Windows, providing familiarity for end-users

  • Real-time visibility to help you align to definitive standards for the supply chain industry, such as the Global Management Operations Guidelines (MMOG/LE)

  • Robust platform to support the volume of data that underpins long-term JIT (just-in time) contracts

  • Native Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) support for seamless sharing of purchases orders, invoices and delivery notes with suppliers and customers

  • Out-of-the-box support for a range of technology standards supporting the exchange of data with other systems

We are formally launching the Automotive version of this solution at next week’s NEAA SME Showcase, where local suppliers (including us) will be showcasing a range of products and services for the automotive sector. The showcase is being held at the Nissan Sports and Leisure Complex in Sunderland, and is open from 9am until 4pm. Visit the event page to book your delegate place.

While we developed this solution with the automotive industry in mind, it is also a great solution for other smaller manufacturing and supply chain businesses who want the power of a world-class ERP solution combined with the flexibility of cloud deployment.

Do please get in touch if you would like to find out more about this solution and the wrap-around services we offer including process review, functional and technical consultancy and ongoing support.

Download our product sheet to find out more about Automotive ERP.

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