For customers on cadence, the Epicor Cloud Operations team will deploy your Epicor ERP Cloud update version 10.2.500.10 next week. This routine update includes enhancements to product quality and Kinetic user experiences. Testing is optional. For more details, please read this email and refer to the release notes in the 10.2.500 folder on your EpicWeb Customer Portal.
What To Expect During Epicor ERP Cloud Update Version 10.2.500.10
- Tuesday, February 11, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM Local Server Time
- Saturday, February 15, 4:00 PM to Sunday, February 16, 8:59 PM Local Server Time
While the 10.2.500.10 update deploys, your application may be unavailable for 30-60 minutes during the update window. Once complete you will be prompted to update the Epicor ERP Smart Client. If you happen to encounter unexpected behavior, please open an EpicCare case and include 10.2.500.10 in the details.
More Kinetic Experiences Are Here In 10.2.500.10, we’ve updated five reports and five processes (below) with the sleek, new Kinetic User Interface. As these and other Kinetic forms are periodically enabled in your environment, there will be nothing you need to do. All business logic is exactly the same. Simply enjoy the ease-of-use, modern design, and clear interface.
Like what you see? We rely on your feedback to drive our Kinetic innovations, so we encourage you to share your thoughts. Epicor’s customer experience team will randomly contact several customers to gather input, but please email Kinetic-Feedback@epicor.com at any time to send your comments or request a call.
Kinetic Reports in 10.2.500.10:
- Sales Order Backlog
- Sales Order on Hold
- Scheduled Shipments
- Open RMA
- Stock Status
Kinetic Processes in 10.2.500.10:
- Build Project Analysis
- Build WBS Phase Analysis
- Capture Project Revenue Recognition
- Capture WBS Phase Revenue Recognition
- Project Invoice Preparation
Epicor Cloud ERP Update Schedule
Here is the latest information on the release and update schedule for Epicor Cloud ERP.
To learn more about Epicor version numbering and deferred release upgrades, see the bottom section of this post.
The Cloud ERP environment is updated as indicated in the table below. Each date represents the day your update is complete. Keep in mind that these dates and update notes are subject to change without notice at the behest of Epicor Software Corporation.
|10.2.500.5||19 Nov 2019||23 Nov 2019|
|10.2.500.7||17 Dec 2019||21 Dec 2019|
|10.2.500.8||14 Jan 2020||18 Jan 2020|
|10.2.500.10||11 Feb 2020||15 Feb 2020|
|10.2.500.13||24 Mar 2020||28 Mar 2020|
|17-18 April 2020
(one month to test)
|16-17 May 2020|
|Upgrade 400 to 500||Pilot||Production|
|Flex Option 1: 10.2.500.xx||Week of 16 Dec 2019||25-26 Jan 2020|
|Flex Option 2: 10.2.500.xx||Week of 20 Jan 2020||22-23 Feb 2020|
|Upgrade 500 to 600||Pilot||Production|
|Flex Option 1: 10.2.600.xx||Week of 22 June 2020||25-26 July 2020|
|Flex Option 2: 10.2.600.xx||Week of 20 July 2020||22-23 August 2020|
Epicor ERP Cloud Version Numbering and Timing
A typical Epicor ERP version number is ‘10.2.500.7’. In this example, ’10’ represents the Product, ‘2’ represents the Version, ‘500’ represents the Release, and ‘7’ the Update level.
Updates. Updates are generally applied on a bi-weekly or monthly basis. Updates are applied to the customer’s ‘pilot’ environment on Tuesday or Wednesday evening, and then promoted to ‘production’ environments during Saturday night local datacenter time. You may test if you like, but these are non-disruptive updates to our system, and do not introduce schema changes. We avoid month-end and calendar year-end for your convenience.
Releases. Releases are scheduled twice a year with black-out dates to avoid calendar year end. Because they tend to be larger releases and may introduce new functionality release upgrades are installed into a customer’s pilot environment no less than one month before their promotion to production, allowing customers to test the new features and updates.
Versions. Version upgrades occur approximately every 18-24 months. These often include changes to schema, user interface, and business objects. Like release updates, testing is required, so the upgrades are applied to the customer’s pilot environment thirty days prior to the scheduled production upgrade. Customers also receive an additional sandbox environment for more extensive testing.
- Products. Product updates are typically more involved; and accordingly, we allow extended time and support to test and prepare before introduction into production.
Deferred Release Upgrades
If your business is subject to fluctuating seasonal demands or other time constraints, Epicor offers its premium “Epicor Public Cloud Flex Option,” which allows clients to defer upgrades for up to 90 days, for an additional subscription fee. With the Epicor Public Cloud Flex Option you may select among two or three alternate pre-selected dates for your upgrade.
Regardless if you select this option and choose to stay on cadence or select a later date to upgrade, you still receive the standard one month to test releases in the pilot environment. Customers with this option would not have the full 90 days to test upgrades, but rather have the option to test and upgrade up to 90 days later if business needs require. Please contact your Epicor Sales Representative for more information.
Change Notifications Preferences
Use these steps to manage your notification preferences in order to receive alerts regarding Cloud releases.
- Navigate to System Setup > System Maintenance > System Monitor. From the Actions menu, select Notifications Preferences.
- The In-App Notifications User Preferences window opens. In the Select Roles section, specify the following:
– In the Titles/Levels field, to receive notifications, you must select either User-Power, Executive, or Manager.
Note: If you select a different option, or if you enter your own title, you will not be included in the scheduled in-app messages or email notifications.
– In the Functions/Departments field, you can specify your specific business detail.
- In the Types of Business section, define your Primary Sector and Primary Industry.
- Use the Select Interests section to indicate what type of notifications you want to receive. Note: This area is configurable and depends on your admin settings.
- Verify your email address in the Email field.
- Select the Send Notifications via email too checkbox if you are not a regular user of Epicor ERP and you want to receive notifications using email.
- Click Close.
Upgrading Custom Items in Cloud Environments
If you are upgrading your cloud environment, you can use the Unique Business Component Dashboard to locate and then update your custom items. To learn how to upgrade your custom items, watch the free, self-paced Epicor University course “Upgrading Custom Items in Cloud Environments”. This course is designed to assist System Administrators in understanding the tools and processes to effectively manage Unique Business Components during a system upgrade. To take the self-paced course, click here.
Alternatively, Encompass is here to help as your Certified Epicor Partner. We can help you upgrade custom business items in cloud environments any time you like. Reach out using the Contact Us link below to discuss your next project.
About Encompass Solutions
Encompass Solutions, Inc. is an ERP consulting firm, NetSuite Solution Provider and Epicor Gold Partner that offers professional services in business consulting, project management, and software implementation. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems or addressing the emerging challenges in corporate and operational growth, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. As experts in identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.