How ERP Improves Lean Manufacturing We should start with a quick definition of lean manufacturing for the uninitiated. Lean manufacturing, also referred to as “lean”, is a commitment to minimizing waste of any kind during the manufacturing process. This includes wasted time, materials, and capital. in total, there are seven sources of waste in lean […]


Traditionally, the procurement process requires a great deal of manual effort as businesses commit resources to find and acquire goods, services, or work from external sources. These agreements require further attention as contracts need to be drawn, terms agreed to, and those agreements managed throughout the life of the manufacturer/supplier relationship. This often extends far beyond one […]


Epicor ERP 10.2.400 Release is Now Generally Available With this latest Epicor ERP 10.2.400 release, Epicor continues to deliver on its commitment to be the cloud ERP provider of choice. Epicor announced its strategic partnership with Microsoft AzureTM in May 2018, and that relationship has deepened and evolved as Epicor’s cloud business grows globally. The […]


Traditionally, the procurement process requires a great deal of manual effort as businesses commit resources to find and acquire goods, services, or work from external sources. These agreements require further attention as contracts need to be drawn, terms agreed to, and those agreements managed throughout the life of the manufacturer/supplier relationship. This often extends far beyond one […]


While supply chains differ from one manufacturing company to the next, data still needs to be exchanged between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. This is why Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is such a critical component of modern manufacturing. EDI is a document exchange protocol. It involves a company’s entire digital infrastructure and is by and large considered […]


What Is Budgeting Process Improvement? When it comes to gauging corporate performance, the less time spent on non-revenue generating processes, the better. Unfortunately, the budgeting process is essential to proper performance and forecasting. That means mistakes can’t be afforded. Not only do you want to reduce the time and errors associated with manual budgeting in spreadsheets, but […]


Selecting a certified Epicor ERP partner for your enterprise software implementation, migration, service, or support is vital to protecting your technology investment. Choosing an Epicor authorized partner, like Encompass Solutions, over other technology consultants yields a better experience for your team and better results for your business. Encompass Solutions, Inc.: A Certified Epicor ERP Partner The Epicor […]


The most recent escalation of US-China Tariffs has seen a commitment from China to raise tariffs on more than $60 billion worth of goods from the US. The results are already being felt. Most notably, in the US stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen more than 700 points since trading began Monday […]


Top 10 Benefits Of IoT For Manufacturers Chances are you have come across the terms Internet of Things (IoT) or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). These are networks of connected devices that communicate data to a central system in order to make sense of it all. These networks consist of connected edge devices, terminals, […]


May 2019 news and updates include a month packed with developments from vendors, educational sessions, and industry events that showcase how we make doing business better. The Epicor ERP 10.2.400 release is now generally available for cloud customers, with the production update schedule for the weekend of May 11th, 2019. That leaves just under two […]