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Epicor Consultants | Epicor ERP Cloud, Epicor 10, 9 and Vantage

When it comes time to seek out Epicor ERP consultants for your next project, you’ll want to partner

When it comes time to seek out Epicor ERP consultants for your next project, you’ll want to partner with certified Epicor consultants that have a long history of successful implementations and quantifiable results. You can find a list of the most distinguished Epicor consultants on the Epicor Partners page, here.

Encompass Solutions Epicor consultants have been a staple feature on this list for years. If you’re ready to bring on an Epicor consultant for full-scale implementation, renovation of existing systems, or other process improvements, we are here to help. While we may be headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, we aren’t just North Carolina ERP consultants. We have resources all over the US and in many locations abroad. If you’re more interested in a demo or are evaluating new technologies and processes for your unique business needs, we’d love the opportunity to show you what we can do. Don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

Benefits of Hiring Epicor Consultants

Your resources are limited. whether you need a complete business system installed and customized for your needs or need routine maintenance, if you lack the capital or in-house talent to take on the project, an Epicor consultant may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

In-house resources lack the expertise. Let’s say have open tasks in Epicor maintenance. You know what needs to get done and you have the capital to invest in the project, but your team doesn’t have the experience in implementation, upgrades, or custom coding you require. This is where a consultant can step in and guide your team to success and then train your staff to the level of operation your business requires.

Learning from the best practices.  There are potentially several ways to achieve your goals in Epicor. However, not every approach to a problem leads to a solution, you may take care of one need and end up causing issues elsewhere in the system. knowing the ins and outs of the Epicor system is where we excel. Our Epicor consultant team has been implementing Epicor best practices for decades in an array of environments. What’s more important is that we’ve seen the consequences when shortcuts are taken. Use our expertise so that you don’t have to learn the hard lessons of what happens when best practices and sound advice are not followed.

Protecting your technology investment. Protecting your technology investment and service satisfaction is our number one goal. Using a non-certified consultant could result in costly modifications that are not supported and jeopardize your ability to upgrade in the future. That is why you should only allow trained Epicor employees or authorized partners to perform Epicor application work.

What Can Encompass Solutions Epicor Consultants Do For You?

Simply put, the Epicor consultants at Encompass Solutions can do just about anything you need when it comes to the Epicor environment. We have experience in full-scale implementations, renovations or upgrades of existing systems, customizations for unique business needs, and even functional and technical IT support if you lack the in-house resources and dedicated staff.

As an Epicor Preferred Partner and Value-added Reseller, Our certified Epicor consultants:

  • Have completed the Epicor Certification Program for the highest level of product knowledge
  • Invest in their customers’ success with Epicor solutions
  • Are fully trained on the most recent product releases
  • Have direct relationships with Epicor product development, services, and support staff
  • Are informed about the latest product roadmaps, promotions, and incentives
  • Adhere to regulations set by Epicor for the protection of your business

Everyone on our Epicor consultant team, from analysts and developers to engineers and sales staff has extensive knowledge of the Epicor framework. We leverage the flexibility and power of the Epicor framework to deliver the right solutions to our customers, at the right time and the right price.  We routinely leverage Epicor’s capabilities to integrate the ERP system with specialized third-party applications or to customize dashboards, reports, and other functions to fit your business processes.

What Is Our Consulting Process?

Our consulting process begins the same in each case, we commit to a deep-dive discovery to identify where your operations are excelling and where they are costing you precious resources. Based on our findings, we’ll complete a thorough business process review (BPR) and deliver the report to you in clear language. The document will outline our findings, our suggestions, and the general cost of those tools and services will be. We proceed with demonstrations of the software in action and address the exact use cases that fit your business needs in detail. Our solution engineers will come in to draw out a plan of action, giving your team a clear direction that will lead to clear results. You can learn more about our approach to consulting and the Epicor signature methodology here.

The Encompass approach doesn’t stop once the plan is in place, when the work is underway, or even after implementation. We are with you every step of the way to ensure your project is a success from discovery to Go-Live and beyond.

Encompass Solutions Epicor Consultants’ Experience

Over 200 cumulative years of Epicor consulting experience going back to Epicor Vantage 4.41.

In-depth and proven experience with:

  • Epicor ERP
  • Epicor Cloud ERP
  • Epicor 10, 9, and Vantage.

Experience with the following vertical markets:

  • Aerospace & Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Energy
  • Fabricated Metals
  • Fastener Distributors
  • Furniture & Fixtures
  • Medical Devices and Components
  • Medical Distribution
  • Music and Entertainment
  • HVAC Wholesalers
  • Packaging Distributors
  • Paper Distributors
  • Rubber & plastics

Epicor Certifications

  • Certified Epicor Consultant Level I
  • Certified Epicor Consultant Level II
  • Certified Epicor Consultant Level III

Our Epicor Consultants’ Services

Key Areas Of Encompass Certified Epicor Consultant’s Expertise

Epicor Production Methodology

  • Make to Order
  • Make to Stock
  • Engineer to Order
  • Distribution

Epicor Tools

  • Service Connect
  • Configurator
  • Jitterbit
  • Business Process Management (BPM)
  • Business Activity Queries (BAQ)
  • Business Activity Management (BAM)

Epicor Areas of Customization

  • Personalization
  • Dashboards
  • SDK – Software Development Kit
  • Crystal Reports
  • User Interface Customization
  • Third-party Application Integration

Cloud Deployment Advice

  • Epicor public cloud
  • Epicor Private Cloud
  • Epicor Hybrid cloud
  • Customization uplift advice for cloud compliance

Functional Areas of Epicor

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Quote management
  • Order Management
  • Job Management
  • MRP
  • Material Movement
  • Lot Tracking & Serialization
  • Costing
  • Production Planning
  • Production Scheduling
  • Purchasing
  • Receiving
  • Shipping
  • General Ledger
  • AR – Accounts Receivable
  • AP – Accounts Payable
  • Financial Reporting
  • CRM
  • Barcoding

Upgrade Services

  • Deployment options – cloud, data center, on-premise
  • Fixed price, 3 pass conversions for testing, piloting, and go-live
  • Straightforward upgrade methodology
  • Vantage 8, Epicor 9, and Epicor 10 to the latest version of Epicor
  • Continuous upgrade service available

About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of the Industry.

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