Recently Epicor reached a new cloud milestone: 1,000 Epicor Kinetic customers have chosen cloud. That’s over 82,000 daily users in 105 countries transacting over 100,000 jobs a day for over 1 million tasks a week.

Epicor has made it a goal to become “The cloud vendor of choice in the markets we serve.” This milestone represents Epicor and Encompass’ combined success in transitioning technology, business models, and culture to transform businesses to be successful in the cloud.

Customers and the market have taken notice. Recently, an Epicor Kinetic customer posted this statement in the peer reviews for Gartner,

“Switching to Epicor and as a SaaS has allowed us to advance our ability and continue our growth. It is completely scalable for our business and has been great for our ability to integrate our business processes.” Director of ERP Systems, Industry: Manufacturing, Firm Size: 50M-250M

The good news moving forward is that driving growth through cloud business propels us all forward at a higher velocity and offers new opportunities in the process.

Who is the 1,000th cloud customer on Epicor Kinetic?

VPI Technology Group is a multi-discipline technology firm, specializing in electronic design services, engineering, prototyping, certification and testing services, and electronics manufacturing. Epicor Solutions for Electronics and High Tech delivered what this service and manufacturing firm in the Electronics market needed. With rapid growth plans that include acquisition targets in the future, the need for ERP to manage their distributed business became a priority. A key driver for their decision to choose Epicor Kinetic was our Government Cloud offering that supports their requirements for CMMC, simplifying their ability to stay in compliance with the Department of Defense (DOD).

“As a government contractor, it was essential to select an ERP that offered world-class security and compliance. Epicor Kinetic in Azure gives VPI many assurances. It can accommodate data subject to various US government regulations and requirements, allowing us to transform mission-critical workloads to the cloud.”

“Of all the systems our committee evaluated, Epicor Kinetic was rated as the most easy-to-navigate and easy-to-use system, which factored heavily into our ERP decision. The rich UI for the development and integration tools was also a key factor in our decision-making process.”

Jerry Scott, Chief Operating Officer | VPI Technology Group

About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers. 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 Industry.


Epicor has released numerous feature enhancements, bug fixes, and improvements. Below is a breakdown of each of those release updates that Epicor users can leverage as part of this Epicor Financial Management tool.

  1. Improved Speed on Copy Paste from Excel
    • The speed for copy pasting from Excel to spreadsheets took longer for select users. The speed for performing copy paste has therefore been significantly improved.
  2. Improved Value formatting for Journal Entry lines
    • Value formatting for journal entry lines have been improved for an enhanced user experience.
  3. Improved Load speed of Organization & Workflow
    • For select users, loading organization & workflow took a few minutes. We have improved the load speed of organization & workflow to aid in a faster way of working.
  4. Default measure automatically set for New Calculation
    • This was an enhancement request by some EFP subscribers where default measure must always be automatically set for new calculation to avoid delays in starting new calculations.
  1. Sums not shown in drill down
    • Sums are now shown correctly in drill down.
  2. Adding new account to input sheet
    • For select users, Adding Account was disabled in input sheets. This has now been fixed and addition of accounts work as it should.
  3. Can ́t post when difference is zero
    • For select instances, posting was disabled when difference was zero. This has now been fixed.
  4. Workflow & Assignment level & data access scroll issue
    • For select instances, there were scroll and data access issues in assignment and workflow part. The scroll bar has now been fixed to work as it should.
  5. Missing values in variable margin bar line widget
    • The dashboard chart has been fixed and now shows the correct values.

For more information on this Epicor Financial Planner product release or other Epicor Kinetic Financial Management tools, reach out to Encompass using the Contact Us button below.

About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers. 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 Industry.


Epicor Insights 2022 will be taking place in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center from May 23 to May 26, 2022. The full agenda, along with extended education classes, for Insights will be released in early 2022.  Below is the schedule at-a-glance so you can plan your trip to Nashville!

  • Sunday, May 22: Extended Education
  • Monday, May 23: Extended Education & Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday, May 24: Welcome Keynote, Breakout Sessions & Wine & Cheese Reception
  • Wednesday, May 25: Guest Speaker Keynote, Breakout Sessions, Evening Party
  • Thursday, May 26: Breakout Sessions

Epicor Insights Registration

Insights attendance is limited to current Epicor customers, authorized partners, and invited guests only. Early-bird discounts are available for a limited time.

Early-bird Epicor Customer / Epicor Authorized Partner rate – $1,495.00 (Early-bird pricing expires February 18, 2022)

Register for Epicor Insights 2022 by clicking HERE.

Conference Package

The Insights 2022 experience includes:

  • Welcome Reception on Monday evening, May 23, 2022

Conference activities May 24 – 26 including:

  • Learning via keynote and general sessions, breakout sessions, and hands-on labs
  • Meals including daily continental breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments
  • Epicor Solutions Pavilion exhibit hall and giveaways
  • Wine and Cheese Reception on Tuesday evening, May 24
  • Insights 2022 Dinner and Entertainment on Wednesday evening, May 25

Optional items you can add to your registration package include:

  • Additional Guest Meals Pass – $350.00
  • Additional Keynote Speaker Pass – $75.00
  • Additional Guest Final Night Dinner and Entertainment Pass – $150.00
  • Printed Eclipse Lab Book – $25.00
  • Printed Kinetic (the new name for Epicor ERP) Lab Book – $25.00
  • Printed Prophet 21 Lab Book – $25.00

Epicor Insights Hotel and Venue

This year, Epicor Insights 2022 will be held at:

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
(615) 889-1000
2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Click here to book at the discounted rate at the Gaylord Opryland: 

Be sure to book before Wednesday, April 20, 2022 to secure your discounted rate!

  • Discounted room rate at the Gaylord is $219.00 plus a daily resort fee of $20.00 and any applicable taxes and fees
  • Daily Resort Fee of $20 plus applicable taxes will be added to each guest room. The daily resort fee includes:
    • High speed in-room wireless internet access
    • Unlimited local and domestic long-distance calls
    • Daily scheduled shuttle service to Grand Ole Opry House, Opry Mills, General Jackson Showboat & The Inn at Opryland
    • Fitness Center access
    • Bottled water (2 daily) replenished once daily with housekeeping service
    • Daily credit of up to $10 per room towards dry cleaning (credit not cumulative through stay)
    • Gaylord Springs Golf Links practice range access, daily bucket of balls and shuttle
    • Wildhorse Saloon cover charge for up to 4 guests (some restrictions may apply)
    • Opry Mills Savings Passport worth hundreds of dollars in savings

*Please note that Insights attendance is limited to current Epicor customers, authorized partners, and invited guests only.  Full conference registration includes all conference sessions, access to the Solutions Pavilion, meals, and evening events. All conference sessions and meals will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

Please contact events@epicor.com with questions.

About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers. 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 Industry.


Technology and business worlds are awash with talk of the latest security vulnerability posing a threat to enterprises of every size, Log4j. Learn more about the exploit and how it impacts Epicor users.

What is Log4j?

Log4j is a logging utility library for Java, and it has a zero-day exploit that allows for remote code execution. Meaning, This bug affects applications using Java and allows for malicious actors to execute external code within the application resulting in a potential takeover of the software.

How does it affect Epicor Users?

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP) from version 10.X onward is built using a C#/.Net framework, PHP, and MS SQL database. It does not leverage Log4j among its dependencies. However, earlier iterations of Epicor software, such as Vantage 8, did employ Java appServers and may include Log4J dependencies.

Log4j may impact third-party solutions that leverage Java, such as ECM (DocStar). Those running on-premise deployments of Epicor Kinetic ERP need to upgrade to the latest version to be fully protected. All the more reason to remain current on the latest version of Kinetic and ensure your business minimizes such vulnerabilities.

Software security vulnerabilities are emerging more frequently among globally used technologies. It’s important to bear in mind that private groups tasked with countering security risks for businesses have a more difficult time managing such widespread system vulnerabilities when compared to vendor administered SaaS models. In the case of the latter, vendors can push out patches and updates to a multitude of users concurrently. The control of configuration that on-premise deployment provides, while useful in customizing a system to the business’ specific needs, presents a precarious set of conditions in today’s modern technological landscape. On-premise users will do well to invest in InfoSec moving forward to ensure their systems remain as protected as possible.

If that investment is not one a business is willing to take on, upgrading to the cloud may be in that business’ best interest.

What is Epicor doing to address the Log4j Vulnerability?

Epicor is actively responding to the reported remote code execution vulnerability in the Apache Log4j 2 Java library. All Epicor cloud products that use Log4j have been remediated, and there is no additional action required of customers. If you operate Epicor products on-premises, please log in to EpicCare to access knowledge base articles that provide remediation instructions for each affected product. Epicor will continually publish information on Log4j to help customers address any vulnerabilities.

 “Fortunately, we use PHP and not Java, so this zero day exploit will not affect us or our customers. That said, Java is a very popular language and if your company uses Java or Java frameworks (eg. Java Spring), you should check in to make sure the Log4j library is updated, if in use, to protect against malicious hackers that will exploit this.” – Rich Murr, Chief Information Officer, Epicor Software Corporation

If Encompass can assist in any way with protecting your Epicor on premise installation, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers. 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 Industry.


Collaboration tools for manufacturers are an unsung hero of the sales cycle. However, the benefits of collaboration don’t start and stop at the bottom line. Employee stress diminishes considerably when collaboration and communication are seamless between departments. Connect your business like never before and foster a culture of collaboration in the workplace to discover just how efficiently your organization can operate with everyone on the same page and working with the same data.

Modern Collaboration Tools for Better Efficiency

Build collaboration across a tech-savvy workforce with Epicor Collaborate—the messaging platform for a connected workforce. Simple and easy to use, Collaborate has the familiarity of popular digital messaging tools—with powerful features designed for business.

  • Familiar concepts like tagging, liking, and sharing help promote cooperation and engagement
  • Cloud deployment offers easy access for a remote workforce on desktop and mobile devices
  • Secure, scalable messaging enabled by powerful Azure tools helps you maintain confidentiality

In less than a day, Encompass can teach your team how to use the new tool, and build collaboration with a connected workforce.

The Benefits of Epicor Collaborate

Out of the box, Collaborate comes with pre-built notifications that cover almost everything a business would need. Not only this, setting up notifications is fast and simple.

Managing the alerts you subscribe to as a user is intuitive and handled right from the Kinetic desktop.

You can message users directly, create and message groups, or message users from inside a record that needs their attention and input.  All of this happens inside the ERP system, so there’s no need to clutter email inboxes.

As long as Kinetic users have a Collaborate license and credentials to access it, Encompass consultants can bring your organization online and up to speed in a single day.

For cloud users set-up is minimal, while on-premise installations will require the expertise of an ERP systems administrator or our own Managed Services team.

Sound like a conversation worth having? Contact Us today using the link below.

About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers. 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 Industry.


Quoting and estimating are critical processes for many manufacturers. Many software providers lack support for or fall short in delivering these essential needs. Fortunately, Epicor has teamed up with the SecturaSOFT to integrate cutting-edge quoting and estimating tools into the Epicor Kinetic ERP solution.

What is SecturaSOFT?

SecturaSOFT is a software company that develops Multi-Discipline Quoting and Estimating Software. Namely, the SecturaFAB and SecturaPAQ solutions. These solutions are designed around the needs of Fabricated Metals, Metal Services, Industrial Machinery, and Folded Carton manufacturers.

Featuring Breakout Capability, users can leverage easy-to-interpret graphical representation and estimating based on nested cutting carried out by specific equipment. Keep in mind that this software is not a nesting software. Rather, it uses nesting logic to show a possible nesting and estimate cutting times based on material and machine.

Notable features include:

  • Nesting Estimation: nesting logic for building quotes in seconds
  • Work Order Integration: easily utilize previously-stored geometry to make a quote into a work order
  • 5-Axis Machining: custom tooling-setup for complex machining quotes
  • Kinetic Material Integration: pull in materials data straight from Kinetic

See SecturaSOFT Solutions in Action

You can view the SecturaSOFT solutions, SecturaFAB and SecturaPAQ, in action by clicking on the respective links below.

SecturaFAB demo

SecturaPAQ demo

SecturaSOFT FAQ

If you have further questions, you cna review the links FAQ document here or reach out to an Encompass representative using the Contact Us link provided below.

SecturaSOFT FAQ

About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers. 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 Industry.

 

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