Epicor Manufacturing ERP Software


 

Epicor ERP is a solution with functionality for accounting, inventory control, pre-production materials planning and manufacturing execution (MES). The system is delivered either on-premise, hosted or as a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) offering. The application is architected using a true service-oriented architecture (SOA) and is modular, meaning that buyers can purchase only the modules they need.

Epicor supports any discrete manufacturer with more than $1 million in annual revenue. Buyers with more extensive needs can opt for the system's additional modules for supply chain management, product lifecycle management (PLM), business performance management (BPM), customer relationship management (CRM) or quality performance management (QPM). Epicor ERP can be deployed in a single site or multisite multinational enterprise.

 

Epicor Manufacturing - Billing bookings backlog
 
  • Epicor Manufacturing - Billing bookings backlog
    Billing bookings backlog
  • Epicor Manufacturing - Engineering workbench
    Engineering workbench
  • Epicor Manufacturing - Job tracker
    Job tracker
  • Epicor Manufacturing - Job scheduling board
    Job scheduling board
  • Epicor Manufacturing - Sales order entry
    Sales order entry
  • Epicor Manufacturing - Buyer workbench
    Buyer workbench
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Allan from Euclid Systems Corp
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Implementation is a challenge

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Consolidation program / process in Epicor still not working right after promises to be better in version 10.1. Excel Connect, as reporting tool, works well but lacks proper security capabilities.

Pros

Very configurable software which is both good and bad. Software has a lot of capability to flex to our needs.

Cons

Support and training for implementation was very poor, we kicked out 3 different consultants before we found one that could understand our needs and work with us. The initial assessment program by Epicor was a waste of time and money. The program management at Epicor also did not add much for the cost.

 
 

Jorge from manesa
Specialty: Metal Processing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Not Easy to Use or Setup

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

you can control al you company with this software, from Sales to Shipments and billing, you can also control you shop floor (Manufacturing) know in what part of the process your finish goods are, inventory, wip, purchasing all your supply chain is cover with this software, very powerful tool.

Cons

Extremely difficult to setup, and not very user friendly, you have to open a lot of windows to get some information, MES tool is not very friendly user has to enter a lot of data manually if you want to control all your process, causing users not to feed the system correctly.

 
 

Chris from eSight
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Frustrating to use, but has functionality

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I wish there was more integration with other systems.

Pros

I like the features of the product, what it can theoretically do. I like that the software is in the cloud and I can access it from anywhere.

Cons

The user interface isn't intuitive, items and actions are not easily found. Even the process to add a new GL code is unnecessarily complicated, why do I add a segment code in one place and then a GL code in another screen. I also wish the reports printed out easily.

 
 

Melissa from UMC
Specialty: Job Shop
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Great All Around Product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

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N/A

I've been using this system in some variation for 20 years. It has been great to see it develop into the great product we have today. Epicor seems to be committed to staying on the edge of emerging technology trends that can only help all of their customers.

Pros

Quote to cash navigation using the Open With functionality throughout the software, BPM wizards that allow you to do simple If\Then type triggers with no custom programming, BAQ functionality with subqueries, Education Courses, much easier path for version and patch updates

Cons

Application support desk for certain modules, debugging options for customization (compile) errors, training of some of support staff seems to be lacking. 50% of time I end up figuring out the issue myself and feeling like I'm teaching their staff.

 
 

Brittney from Butte's Ace Hardware
Specialty: Job Shop
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Once you understand the program, it is rather nice to have but it takes a little to get used to.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Possibly have a helpful manual for the program or a webinar to help people just getting started with it.

Pros

I like being able to take care of almost every aspect of the store inventory in one program. I like being able to keep track of the inventory all in one screen.

Cons

The program can be very time consuming and tedious. Could use some more reports for being able to look up how products were rung up or not rung up. Easier to keep track of where product went missing.

 
 

Don from Atlanta Attachment Company
Specialty: Industrial Machinery
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

ERP with lots of functionality

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Overall a good product!

Pros

Easily customizable to your environment! Uses SQL Server as the database. Flows well with Microsoft products.

Cons

May need to adjust the stock reports. Support is challenging at times. Will require a specialist of sorts to manage.

 
 

Matt from Maxon Lift Corporation
Specialty: Transportation Equipment
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Powerful and Easy

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Outstanding for the manufacturing world.

Pros

Epicor is very simple to navigate and understand. Bringing new people in and getting them up to speed is extremely simple.

Cons

Old version is pretty slow. The new version appears to be much faster. The support group still needs some work, however they are make progress.

 
 

Richard from SR Smith, LLC
Specialty: Consumer Products
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Good Software. Mediocre Support

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

The software interface resembles a Microsoft product which helps end users pick up the basics of navigation.
Epicor 10.1 represents a significant improvement over legacy versions of the software and performance is much better.

Cons

Support is poor. First line support team members are really just called takers and it is difficult to get to someone who actually knows the software and who might be able to assist you with the problem you are experiencing. Most times, it seems like the first line support tech's job is to find out if you have customized the software so that they can use that as a reason not to provide support, which is frustrating since the Epicor sales pitch emphasizes ease of customization.

 
 

luke from steel ceilings
Specialty: Metal Processing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Good, but needs some improvement

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

I like how you are able to customize things to the aspect of your company. The ability to make things unique to your own is a great feature. It's great for tracking inventory too.

Cons

There is always a problem with any update that happens. I do not like the ticket process because it takes forever to get a response and most times the problem could be solved in a few minutes instead of being dragged out for a few weeks.

 
 

Todd from Electroimpact Inc.
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Very Powerful

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Over the years Epicor (and former Vantage product) has grown from a simple Job Shop system to a full blown ERP powerhouse that brings the flexibility to address most any manufacturing or distribution company.

Pros

Built-in customization tools are very powerful - allowing detailed tailoring to company needs without direct coding. BPMs now allow excellent logic branching and very nice built in features such as email alerts. Publish & Subscribe dashboards are a great reporting option with drill down capability. Form customizations are also very easy. SQL Server DB is a big improvement over Progress and MUCH faster.

Cons

Reliance on SSRS for reporting - although Crystal Reports still works. Does not handle really complex BoM/MoM situations well for jobs with thousands of assembly levels and hundreds of branches or indents. Projects module isn't quite robust enough to be used for complex jobs/orders.

 
 

Josh from Grand Die Inc
Specialty: Metal Processing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Epicor ERP give us all the power to see our business.

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Some of the things I like about Epicor are the ways you can customize your dashboards. You create them to show virtually anything you want. And it works well with Excel sheets too. I also like how we can use Epicor to create and track jobs, purchase orders, invoices, and schedules.

Cons

There are some things that seem overcomplicated sometimes. I've had an issue where when I create a purchase order a check box for "inspection required" gets clicked that we don't ever use and it causes an issue for accounting.

 
 

Paul from Aseptico
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Been using Epicor for 14 years in 3 companies

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Epicor continues to make efforts to improve. No software is perfect, but Epicor is better than many

Pros

versatile- can do almost anything with the tools. It is useable in many different industries and levels of knowledge

Cons

Too versatile - just because you can do something with it does not mean you should. You should use help in configuring it.

 
 

Kari from Baker Perkins
Specialty: Industrial Machinery
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Epicor is a full encompassing, user friendly system.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Easy to use, easy to train, very customizable to your specific business needs. Easy to upgrade as needed.

Cons

System has some bug as all systems do but we don't seem to be able to easily get fixes without waiting for full upgrade.

 
 

Chris from Dorner mfg
Specialty: Industrial Machinery
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Everything in one package

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Epicor buys up companies that can add value and functionality to the software, ever increasing the usefulness.

Pros

The ease to customize multiple areas and still be able to update the software without losing everything you customized already!

Cons

When you update the server, the client also use be updated. If the user doesn't have admin rights on the pc, this could be a problem. I've recently heard they fixed this in a future release of the software

 
 

Simon from Andreas inc
Specialty: Industrial Machinery
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Makes life easier

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

The operation time savings we have made at our company are huge compared to our old paper kanban system.

Cons

Some functionality is hard to find and utilise but customer support is good and always available to point you in the right direction.

 
 

Lisa from GSI Technologies LLC
Specialty: High Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Flexible and stable product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Flexible to your business processes. Stable application. Option of cloud and on-premise. Handles quote to cash without the need for a 3rd party financial package.

Cons

Weak technical support in the past, but we've seen improvements over the last few months. Responds well to outages, but if you require escalation for a non-emergent issue, you might wait a while.

 
 

Jack from Baxter
Specialty: Industrial Machinery
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Used Epicor ERP for 7 plus years, works Great!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Love the product, so easy to use, and has several 3rd party software that plug into it, making life easier.

Pros

Easy to use, Great Product Configurator, and company continues to move forward with new abilities, mobility!

Cons

Inventory module is a little clunky, doesn't make it easy to do inventory if you use phantom assemblies.

 
 

Chris from Dorner
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2017

February 2017

All in one place

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

The attractiveness of an all in one software makes Epicor a real deal.
Customizations don't interfere with updates and a recently enhanced operating system provide the best of ERP.

Pros

Easy to update or customize to fit our needs

Cons

Needs better integration to send emails using internal functionality.

Advice to Others

Start with the package as is, customize only as necessary will make the implementation quicker and less painless

 
 

Coco from IHEAR MEDICAL
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Not user friendly ERP system

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Not user friendly ERP system, Customer support is not good.

Pros

Have all modules you need

Cons

Not user friendly interface

 
 

David from ET Precision
Specialty: Industrial Machinery
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Broad functionality that comes with a price

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We use Epicor to run a $5M machining business. The software allowed us to do almost everything we wanted with the exception of scheduling each machine accurately. While the software has a powerful scheduling module, because many of our parts were processed on more than one machine, we were not able to accurately reflect our actual process in their scheduling module. Standard reports were also lacking so we used Crystal Reports and created custom reports on a regular basis. The ability to easily create dashboards was great and allowed us to create screens that showed specific metrics that we wanted to monitor. Shop floor access was acceptable - allowing workers to log into/out of jobs, clock in/out, etc. on a daily basis. Overall a good package that can easily grow with a small company.

Pros

Ability to create custom 'dashboard' screens to see things that we want to monitor.
Extensive functionality for small to medium sized manufacturing companies.
Good shop floor usability.
Job costing provided real times access to allow you to monitor costs and flag overages.

Cons

Standard reports were ok but not great.
Scheduling module was not adaptable to our process - would have required some modifications that we did not want to spend the money to make.

Advice to Others

As with any ERP software, you need to look closely at your existing processes and see how they are going to 'fit' into the new software. In many cases you will need to change your existing processes. If so, you need to take a close look at the software's process and make sure that it will work for you. Epicor has plenty of functionality so I would expect that it will be the last software you would need to purchase unless your business changes significantly.

 
 
 
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Austin from NEX Transport

April 2017

April 2017

Good invoicing program

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

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Quality
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Support

This program has been used several years in my company for inputting invoices some of the features and the programming is difficult to work with but overall good.

Source: Capterra
 

Rakesh

July 2011

July 2011

A Cloud-based ERP Solution with a Difference

Product Quality

Product Quality
Quality

I was pretty impressed with the solution because it simplifies ERP, provides broad and deep functionality, and offers an array of useful tools for modifying it to your businesses needs. If you like experience coupled with low cost, then Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition is for you. A typical implementation is less than 60 days. “The implementation is solely focused on configuring the system to a customer’s specific needs and, if necessary, migrating their business data"

Pros

Power-packed with features

Source: GetApp