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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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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Our Home in Revolution Mills

Image source: Triad Business Journal

When you love where you work, your company is only half of it: The other half is the building, the place where your desk is, where the work that drives you begins and is built. We’ll leave discussing the finer points of Feng Shui for another day, but no one can deny that your environment is a huge factor in your behavior and mood and so, your productivity.

That’s why Encompass, Inc, is based in one of the most inspiring places in Greensboro, NC: Revolution Mills. This 120-year-old textile mill was once the home of the future and countless dreams… and now it is once again.

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Encompass Solutions and National Tube Supply

As the new year begins for National Tube Supply, they get to look forward to their first full year of their brand new Epicor 10 system. It’s been a long haul for them, and us, taking nearly three years to implement after switching halfway through the installation process from Epicor 9.

The ribbon was cut on the new system on November 27, 2016, and NTS was able to start shipping and invoicing on the second day. There was only minor clean up and a few hiccups related to the customization to their system, but after three years of creation, tuning, fine tuning, and even writing their own staff user manuals, NTS hit the ground running.

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Encompass and Big Ass Solutions

Encompass Solutions was proud to be part of the recent Epicor 10 upgrade for Big Ass Solutions.

BAS were previously running the legacy Vantage system, but it was showing its age. Encompass Solutions, partnering with Saberlogic, worked closely with the BAS team to bring all the valuable custom solutions BAS had invested in over the years to streamline their system, up to date to run on Epicor ERP 10. Leveraging the technology improvements in Epicor ERP 10, BAS were able to bring MRP runs down from almost a business day, to a couple of hours on ERP 10, making the effort put in to bring the customizations onto a single technology stack well worth the effort.

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The 12 Steps of Fiscal Year Period Accuracy

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Tis the season for the 12 steps of Fiscal year planning for the 12 periods in the fiscal year, to ensure you enjoy the 12 days of Christmas.

IF

at (Financial Management/General Ledger/ Setup/Fiscal Calendar/ Selected Calendar) Latest FY = Current FY+1

THEN

Go to the Twelfth Step of Fiscal Year planning

ELSE

  1. Add a New Fiscal year
  2. Enter End Date
  3. Save
  4. Check Number of periods and closing periods for accuracy (check for period 13 requirements)
  5. Go to Actions. If a Calendar period THEN Generate Periods
  6. Check data accuracy
  7. Generate Periods
  8. Save and Exit ELSE
  9. at (Fiscal Year/Fiscal Period/List tab)
  10. Enter period date ranges needed
  11. Save and Exit
  12. Have a Happy New Year!

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Kaufman Container reduces overhead costs by 30% with Encompass and Epicor ERP

Kaufman Container is a leading packaging sourcing center in the United States. For the past 100 years, the company has provided packaging components, custom and stock molds, package development, quality assurance, and technical support to a wide range of customers and markets. Kaufman’s capabilities are endless, offering a variety of products including glass, plastic, aluminum, and metal containers, tubes, closures dispensing systems, celon bands, and more.

Prior to their Epicor implementation, Kaufman were running several non-integrated systems, and users were having to do each other’s jobs—for example, if inventory was needed for a job and one of the systems stated there was inventory on hand, there was no trust in any system of reference, and the material was manually verified to be there.

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It’s never too late to upgrade! Accutrex jumps 4 versions and takes on newest Epicor ERP 10.1

Accutrex, an award-winning supplier who offers superior quality products coupled with uncompromising attention to detail to the Aerospace, Military and Defense industries, recently upgraded from Vantage 8 to Epicor 10.1, with the help and expertise of Encompass Solutions.

Accutrex have established themselves as a leading source nationally and internationally for custom shims, gaskets, special OD/ID washers, metal stamping, sheet metal fabrications, kits and assemblies to the Aerospace and Military and Defense industries. As an ISO 9001:2008 and ITAR registered company, they are equipped to handle all facets of manufacturing from prototype to production in all types of industries.

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Epicor ERP Provides Big Ass Solutions Equally Large Savings

Big Ass Solutions sure keeps it cool!  This customer of ours has successfully upgraded to Epicor 10, taking advantage of Epicor’s technology advances to support their needs for scalability and efficiency.  We were delighted to assist in their Malaysia implementation and we proudly continue to support them with their IT needs.  Learn more about their success with Epicor Software. Read More!