In an industry like manufacturing that’s remained the backbone of economies all over the world for centuries, change has always been a constant. After all, transformation is at the heart of manufacturing, utilizing the resources and raw materials of the world to create objects that are more valuable than the sum of their parts. But in 2021, the world’s most valuable resource isn’t something that can be formed into a shape. Well, not exactly.

In just about every industry you could think of, data and analytics have changed the way business is done in ways that still don’t seem possible. It’s changed the way publishers distribute information, the way banks buy and sell assets, and the way advertisers reach new audiences. And in this short but sweet e-Book, we’re going to show you what data can do for you and your manufacturing operation. Imagine if information technology didn’t require an IT professional to process it. Imagine creating products that customers want, before they even know that they want them. Imagine machines that tell you they need repairs, months before they break down.

These might sound like futuristic fantasies, but in factories across the country, all of the above is already happening. And with modern Enterprise Resource Planning ERP software, capable of mining and processing data and analytics for all aspects of your business, they could begin happening at your factory as well.

 

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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. 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, or 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.


“Moving to the cloud” is a phrase you hear a lot with technology these days. Touted as faster and more secure, the cloud presents an ideal choice. But many companies still feel more comfortable with their feet on the ground and are hesitant to make a change. It’s understandable. Moving from on-premises to cloud hosting is a big decision. Before you decide to stick to your on-premises solution, let’s break down some common myths about the cloud.

 

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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. 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, or 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.


Over the last few years, Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a compelling and credible delivery model for business applications. SaaS also referred to as “On-Demand” or “Cloud Computing”, eliminates many of the barriers that keep companies from implementing or upgrading their software, and can help you reduce costs. More importantly, it enables you to focus on your core business operations instead of managing IT. So Cloud-based ERP may be right for your business, but where do you start? This white paper contains 10 questions to ask when considering a Cloud-based ERP solution.

 

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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, or 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.


Today’s global business environment has transformed what enterprises need from their ERP systems. Global competition has led to the development of extended value networks, with facilities, suppliers, and partners in every part of the globe; moreover, it is much more nuanced than was ever imagined. Change is constant. Innovation is accelerating. Competitive pressures and customer expectations are higher. In this dynamic and challenging environment, technology must support the goals of better collaboration, increased agility, real-time responsiveness, and higher performance while reducing complexity in what is inherently a complex structure. Failing to do so may hinder what technology is meant to drive: growth and opportunity.

Epicor ERP 10 has been built from the ground up to comprehensively respond to these needs and provide the support organizations require to thrive in today’s competitive global business landscape. Guided by the needs of today’s organizations, Epicor ERP 10 streamlines the use of ERP across multiple devices while providing greater deployment choices, reduced complexity, and remarkable ease of use. Built on agile technology to provide rich, global functionality, we believe it is a truly inspired ERP solution, one that not only unleashes the full potential of ERP but also changes its role from necessary infrastructure to active facilitator of business growth and sustainability.

 

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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, or 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.


Dalsin Industries is a precision metal manufacturer that prides itself on being an extension of its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers. Based in Bloomington, Minnesota, the company provides metal manufacturing solutions through a unique blend of experienced staff, advanced and automated CNC stamping and fabrication/assembly equipment, and design services supporting product manufacturing cost reduction and optimized product fit, form, and function.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Find an ERP solution that could accurately track costs and provide reliable business metrics in real-time

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Built a foundation for Industry 4.0 with seamless sharing of downstream and upstream information into the Epicor ERP system across the factory floor
  • Real-time data gave a 360-degree view of the entire business with real-time dashboards
  • Manufacturing resource planning (MRP) and customer relationship management (CRM) modules helped identify business opportunities with existing customers

 

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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.


Pharma Pharmaceutical Industries (Pharma) is a group of companies that brings together business leaders, seasoned healthcare professionals, marketing and sales specialists, pharmacists, and other industry veterans. Between them, Pharma companies leverage their rich spectrum of expertise to provide a wide range of services to the Saudi pharmaceutical industry. Services offered by Pharma include: branding, marketing, and sales; warehousing and logistics; facilities management; and regulatory compliance consultancy

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Risk of using incorrect or expired material in manufacturing
  • Inability to accurately control all assets
  • Inconsistencies and errors across manually prepared documents and reports

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Ability to link and integrate transactions across all departments
  • Significant reduction in time for archiving and searching historical data
  • Robust inventory control resulting in improved quality and on-time delivery (OTD)

 

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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.


Unique Fire is a total fire prevention solutions provider and manufacturer of a comprehensive range of fire protection systems and equipment. Supplying specialist commercial contractors in the Asia-Pacific region, the company’s solutions and products have been deployed in underground stations, theme parks, shopping malls, and airport terminals.

Unique Fire also operates its Unique Digital Innovation (UDI) Division, a business-to-consumer (B2C) eCommerce platform that is dedicated to expanding the company’s online presence across the region

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Needed to eliminate operational silos and give managers fast access to business-critical reports
  • Lacked an integrated ERP solution that delivered real-time visibility of inventory and other key production processes

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Instant access to reports and analytics makes it easy to scrutinize the performance of every area of the business
    Daily activity updates—including information on returns—and accurate monthly financial reporting make it easier to control and track performance
  • Enhanced inventory visibility has enabled the company to reduce its stock holding and

 

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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.


You never get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s why The Tool Crib, Inc. decided to leverage the Epicor Integrated Forms Design and provide a personalized touch.

Success Highlights

Challenges

Help a Knoxville, Tennessee-based tools wholesaler offer personalized customer service.

Solution

  • Epicor Integrated Forms Design

Benefits

  • Eliminated printing and programming costs
  • Created high-quality, professional forms
  • Produced customer-specific forms
  • Improved customer service

 

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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.