Baxter Manufacturing—a subsidiary of ITW Food Equipment Group—is a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing quality cookware and baking equipment. One of the advantages of being owned by the ITW consortium is that the company gives subsidiaries like Baxter resources to succeed, yet also lets them choose their technology systems. Several other ITW companies also successfully rely on Epicor ERP to grow their business, but Baxter stands out for staying on the leading edge of the system and being an expert in how to leverage the technology to help its customers create authentic experiences for consumers.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • The dated ERP system lacked the flexibility to accommodate the business’ fast pace

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Reduced production lead time from 2 months to 1 day
  • Offered out-of-the-box functionality with easy-to-use data mining capabilities
  • Provided real-time information with a 360-degree view of the business
  • Helped identify business opportunities with existing customers through manufacturing resource planning (MRP) and customer relationship management (CRM) modules

 

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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.


Big Ass Fans first made its mark selling massive ceiling fans that spun slowly but moved astounding amounts of air thanks to aerodynamically friendly designs. The fans kept large spaces that lacked air conditioning—such as factories and dairy barns—feeling cool and comfortable.

After an extensive search, the company landed on Epicor ERP, which has proven capable of growing alongside the company.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Streamline production
  • Identify cost savings across the supply chain

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Identified cost savings in the supply chain
  • Enabled changes to production schedule in real time
  • Allowed for growth through procurement solutions
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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.


Founded in 1952, L.B. White has grown to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of direct-fired heaters for the agricultural, construction, and rental industries. Approximately 50 employees support the production and global distribution of more than 50,000 SKUs from the company’s headquarters in Onalaska, Wisconsin.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • The reporting system was difficult to use, and the data was hard to read
  • Software required users to have more advanced computer skills

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP
  • Epicor Data Analytics (EDA) powered by Phocas

Benefits

  • Tightly integrated EDA simplified the deployment process
  • Out-of-the-box templates made it easy for sales and inventory teams to get started
  • Eliminated IT bottlenecks and the need for VPN access when outside the office
  • Allowed users to access EDA whenever and wherever they need it
  • Data is constantly updated to provide users with the most current information

 

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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.


Philadelphia Mixing Solutions, Ltd. and its subsidiary—Mixing Solutions Limited—lead the industry in optimizing mixing solutions to help customers improve mission-critical mixing processes. With operations in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, and Newbury, United Kingdom, Philadelphia Mixing Solutions provides innovative products, technical services, and field support to customers around the world. Backed by 60 years of industry experience and a rich tradition of technology—dating back to the original Philadelphia Gear Corporation—the company’s research and development teams use cutting-edge testing and process modeling to create unique mixing solutions to meet individual customer requirements.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Consolidate various home-grown systems and databases into a single platform

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Provided a single, unified look into business performance metrics
  • Moved from quote to cash quicker—quotes that took hours or days in the past now only take minutes
  • Improved customer support with manufacturing resource planning (MRP)
  • Enabled for mobile functionality

 

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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.


Berry Plastics is a leading global consumer packaging group and a leading global beverage can maker. The Berlin, Ohio plant manufactures plastic prescription pill containers and plastic packaging for liquid products, and it’s one of several Berry Plastics facilities in North America now using Epicor Mattec MES—the Epicor real-time production monitoring and manufacturing execution system.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Institute a standardized system of reporting and data collection for more advanced insight into the production process

Solution

  • Epicor® Advanced MES, formerly Mattec MES

Benefits

  • Improved production and process control for better decision making
  • Increased machine efficiency with standardized OEE reports
  • Improved quality control and operations

 

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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.


Smurfit Kappa Ireland implemented Epicor to enable multi-plant sales and stock management with purpose-built corrugated packaging manufacturing software.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • A centralized database model
  • Route sales orders to any SKI plant for manufacturing
  • Manage work from plant to plant, with a consolidated view of all orders
  • Standardized business and management reporting, business procedures, and documentation
  • Full stock visibility and unit-based tracking

Solution

  • Epicor BVP, an extension of Epicor ERP, the world’s leading business software solution for the corrugated packaging industry

Benefits

  • Order routing for cost savings and maximum efficiency
  • Order tracking in all plants, across the entire organization
  • Improved information sharing across all business units
  • Business intelligence dashboards and reports on key performance indicators
  • Full visibility and traceability of inventory

 

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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.


Achieve Greater Visibility, Flexibility, and Collaboration With Epicor ERP by attending this upcoming Epicor ERP Virtual Summit.

On Wednesday, February 24, and Thursday, February 25, Epicor Software Corp. will be hosting their complimentary February 2021 Virtual Summit – Accelerate Your Business: Achieve Greater Visibility, Flexibility, and Collaboration. During the event, customers will experience educational sessions, virtual booths, and so much more.

What to Expect

This Summit will dive into the innovative enhancements of ERP 10.2.700 and show customers how Epicor can help their business accelerate—to move forward with greater visibility and flexibility, more confidence, and more success.

This is your first opportunity in 2021 to chat and network with Epicor experts and users in the virtual booths

Who Should Attend

This event is directed toward current Epicor ERP customers using any of the following versions: ERP 10, E9, Vista, Vantage, iSolutions, and select Enterprise customers in the Americas, LATAM, EMEA, and APAC Customers.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm CST
*Virtual booths open from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm CST 
Location: Comfort of your desk
Registration Link: https://events.bizzabo.com/EpicorVirtualSummitFeb2021

Epicor ERP Virtual Summit Agenda

Day One – Wednesday, February 24th

  1. Welcome to the Virtual Summit: Day One
  2. Epicor Application Studio Accelerates Modern User Experience
  3. Explore the Value of Cloud
  4. 7 Reasons Epicor ERP Customers Should Choose the 1 EDI Source Platform
  5. Accelerate Quality With Epicor QMS
  6. Don’t Let Questions Slow You Down

Day Two – Thursday, February 25th

  1. Welcome to the Virtual Summit: Day Two
  2. Common Strategies for Moving to Epicor ERP Cloud
  3. Gain Actionable Insights and Plan Better With Epicor Data Analytics (EDA)
  4. Achieve Delightful Customer Experiences With Epicor Commerce Connect
  5. Accelerate Growth With Advanced Unit of Measure (UOM)
  6. Analyze Epicor ERP With Business Intelligence Tools

If they are not able to attend, we encourage you to complete registration, as the Summit will be available on demand through May 25, 2021.

For more information, contact your CAM at Encompass Solutions.

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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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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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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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.