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If Henry Ford and Thomas Edison had your email inbox, we’d probably ride horses to work and read our reports by candlelight.  Information is the brain fuel of our businesses, true.  But email, unnecessary meetings, and worse – constant interruptions – have turned that fuel into the business equivalent of the Twinkie.  You can live on twinkies, but it’s not a good life.

This is where Social Networking for ERP really shines.  It reclaims your inbox, cleans the fluff out of your calendar, and allows you and your teams that ultimate modern luxury – Focus.  Below are two ways Epicor Social Enterprise will rock your business world.

Focus – Faster Results and Fewer Emails

Epicor Social integrates the most valuable features of social networking right into your ERP system.  This means your activity stream built into Epicor shows you what you need to know, when you need it, exactly where you need to see it in order to do your job effectively.  Have a hot customer order that needs special babysitting?  Follow it.  Concerned about your new product launch?  Track #MySuperAmazingProject using hash tags.  Use call outs to send a question to the quality control team or accounting and bring them into the dialog.

The point is that Epicor Social gets work out of your inbox and back into the ERP system where the real work happens, anyway.  Everything is linked.  Everyone that needs to be involved is involved.  And everything has a context, so you jump right from the discussion into the Epicor record and do the work that needs to be done.  Vitamin F(ocus) is a good thing.

Innovation – Let The Creative Juices Flow

If information is the brain fuel of your business, innovation is the lifeblood.  Innovation is what allows you to respond to changing customer needs and position yourself successfully in a crowded marketplace.  Innovation is amazing.

The problem?  Innovation is also tough.  You need geniuses, but they’re in short supply.  What most businesses have instead is an untapped collective pool of experience and ideas spread across the entire team and no way to harness it.

Epicor Social is the Juice-O-Matic that taps into your team’s creative juices.  Sales loves the idea?  Super.  What does manufacturing say?  Bring those voices together, comment, vote, and move on.  Companies that embrace social networking in ERP typically see an upswings in innovation, shorter process and decision times, better profits, and more on-time projects.  That’s how you measure lifeblood, and that’s what Epicor Social brings to your business.

Ford and Edison understood focus, collaboration, and innovation.  So does Epicor.  Let us know how we can help you evaluate Epicor Social tools and help you get out of your inbox and back into your business today.

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