Epicor Insights Brings Encompass and Siemens Manufacturing Together

There is a common similarity in name and industry to the German conglomerate Siemens, but Siemens Manufacturing is a great company of its own, based in St Louis. In 1963, Siemens Manufacturing Company was founded by John and Jim Siemens to manufacture custom control and test equipment for industrial customers. Today, their team of nearly 200 employees maintains a commitment to advanced technology, innovative product manufacturing and delivering high quality solutions to customers.

Siemens continues to experience tremendous growth, having out grown an older and no longer supported information system, they started looking for a fully integrated ERP solution with overall newer technology and capabilities to include stronger manufacturing, production, inventory, user friendliness and overall ERP. 

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Security of Cloud Services

‘The Cloud’ is more than just a buzzword these days, it’s an important tool for many companies. Yet like most emerging technologies, there’s a lot of confusion and misunderstanding–some of it valid, some of it exaggeration.

Adopting the Cloud can be a scary prospect–‘Storing files on the Cloud,’ basically means ‘Storing files on someone else’s computer’–but this infographic by the New Jersey Institute of Technology offers the facts about Cloud Computing and Security. Check it out here.

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Encompass Solutions Honored as Epicor Platinum Partner

Encompass Solutions, Inc. has won the Platinum Partner recognition in the Annual Partner Program Awards.

Recipients were selected by Epicor Software Corporation based on contributions to customers, revenue generated to Epicor as well as other considerations that showcased the partners’ abilities in transforming customers to position them to grow by leveraging Epicor solutions.

“We are honored to be recognized by Epicor as Platinum Partner for another consecutive year as we continue to deliver excellence throughout the implementation, custom solutions, and training of Epicor ERP,” said Sonia Haslam, managing partner, Encompass Solutions, Inc. Encompass is also proud to integrate value add products and offer e-business capabilities for specific projects.

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Shedding Light With Sunlight Supply

Are you ready for a peek under the hood? One of the most powerful factors of the ERP systems we install are customized solutions working hand-in-hand with preexisting tools tailor-made for specific industries. Let’s take a look how we helped one of our clients further refine their process and increase their efficiency with two solutions.

Sunlight Supply, Inc., headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, manufactures and distributes gardening supplies. Sunlight implemented Epicor in 2011 and migrated to 10.1 last year, and they have over 150 users.

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Stay Tuned: Big Update Coming!

ERP systems are kinda our thing, so we’re sure you’ll understand when we get really, really excited about version updates. We understand that most people don’t get excited about version updates at all… in fact, a lot of people get nervous at the idea of change. That’s where we come in. We love keeping our clients on the cutting edge and version updates help us make your business more efficient, productive, and streamlined.

That’s definitely something you can get excited about.

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Doxsteel Moves to Cloud ERP with Epicor and Encompass

This blog post was written by Steve Brust, VP of Operations, Doxsteel.

Doxsteel Fasteners of Woodlands Texas was founded by industry leaders to bring to market the only no-seize fastener in production. Through continued technological advancement, the Doxsteel team backs every fastener they produce with a five-year warranty.

Choosing Epicor Cloud was easy: We are fastener experts, not IT experts. A cloud-based ERP would mean more resources devoted to our true purpose, and less resources for maintaining servers and keeping IT staff on payroll.

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Take A Hike!

For most of us in the software industry, we get tripped up a bit when we see the word ‘expectations.’ We tend to immediately think of them as ‘deliverables’: dashboards, customizations, reports, roadmaps that chart out tasks or future projects. Tied up into those are considerations of expenses, timelines, due dates, and beyond.

We see those because software engineers are natural problem solvers, and those are the immediate solutions we see. Yet ‘expectations’ go beyond these things. Let me explain.

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A Day in the Life: Beyond the Webinar

There’s no doubt that online demos and webinars are the most efficient, easy, and on-demand way to let CFOs, CEOs and IT executives get a taste of new technology solutions. Whether they’re focused on implementing changes for growth, scalability and improved profit margins, the smart executive knows that part of winning and staying ahead in all industries is to be in the know of all IT developments in your business area. 

That said: We here at Encompass are delighted to present a new format, a more meaningful experience, a way to see beyond what a standard PowerPoint presentation would show. After all, there is no form of communication as effective as face-to-face, in business and in many other aspects of life.

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Adding Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics to Your ERP

I’ve always been passionate about bringing new technology to companies to help them be more competitive. An exciting emerging technology that’s got the IT/IS crowd buzzing right now is using machine learning to allow for smarter data analyzation. Companies spend a significant amount of money generating data compared to analyzing it. With the technology Bezlio is built on, we allow companies to take emerging technology as it becomes available and leverage it regardless of the back-end system.

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What Are You Afraid Of?

The fear’s been around for a long time, definitely longer than your business has been around.

The fear doesn’t look like any one thing. In fact, it can look like anything.

It’s the fear of change. The fear of ‘IT’ and new, stranger things.

Nothing makes an organization cling to old legacy systems—costly, unsupported, outdated, and inefficient as they are—than the fear that there will be issues adapting, learning, and adopting a brand new software system.

No matter how amazing a new system appears to your organization and your team, no one likes the disruption and stress that comes along with managing an implementation alongside the every day tasks your team need to accomplish. The scenarios in your mind can get downright nightmarish… Maybe you can’t wait until your staff is fully onboard and trained. Maybe you’ll have to start up your new software with critical components missing, still being written and tested. Maybe your huge investment won’t work at all.

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