AUSTIN, TX - Media OutReach - 1 November 2021 - Epicor,
a global leader of industry-specific enterprise
software designed to promote business growth, today
announced the latest release of Epicor Kinetic, its cloud-based ERP platform for
manufacturers. The new updates deliver on the company's continued commitment to
build best-in-class Industry Cloud solutions to give manufacturers even more power
to streamline operations and boost profitability.
As manufacturers contend with an array of challenges
including operational efficiency, supply chain disruption, workforce
complexities, and changing customer expectations for digital connectedness, the
need for flexible, insights-driven industry productivity solutions has never
been greater. In fact, according to the latest Epicor Industry Insights Report 2021, 94 percent of business leaders surveyed stated the
cloud is critical to future-proofing their business, and 82 percent said
Covid-19 had accelerated their cloud migration plans.
The latest release of Epicor Kinetic addresses these challenges
head-on, and is built to deliver a variety of capabilities that bring the
back-office into the hands of front-line business users – including expanded
cloud options for large manufacturers, new features to improve insight and
productivity, and an enhanced user experience.
Enterprise Cloud for Large Manufacturers
Epicor Kinetic now offers a new Epicor Cloud Enterprise Services
package for large manufacturers that contend with uniquely complex bills of
materials (BOMs) and Material Resource Planning (MRP) requirements. With the
new services package, large manufacturers gain greater control and flexibility
to manage multiple plants and facilities worldwide on a scalable and secure
cloud platform. The solution also delivers state-of-the-art computing power,
customizable cloud infrastructure, and access to premium support expertise to
accelerate sophisticated global manufacturing processes.
array of newly integrated, industry-focused modules and upgrades are available
in the latest release, delivering greater digital capability for quoting,
estimating, and eCommerce. Features include:
- Integration of Epicor CPQ (the new name
for KBMax): Epicor CPQ delivers an
impactful, visual buying experience on the web to easily handle
complex product rules, automatically sync bill of operations
and materials, and speed up time to quote through to production. Epicor CPQ is also
available with Epicor Commerce Connect, the eCommerce solution built for Epicor
- SecturaSOFT: Epicor Kinetic connects to the SecturaFAB estimating
and quoting tool for metal fabrication manufacturers, delivering graphical
representation and nesting logic that significantly speeds the quote generation
process. Customers benefit from optimized runtimes, welding costs, complex
cutting operations, and more.
- Amazon and eBay Connection: Epicor EDI, a B2B integration module, connects Epicor
Kinetic to Amazon and eBay, enabling users who enter large numbers of orders to
automate order entry processing. The integrations also provide real-time inventory
visibility and expedited fulfillment.
Enhanced User Experience
With a variety of user experience upgrades across the
platform, the latest release provides a more personalized experience to improve
engagement and productivity. From customizations to enhanced low/no-code
configurations within the Epicor Application Studio tool, every upgrade can be
adopted at a customer's own pace to minimize business disruption. This upgrade
is complemented with more than 56 new hands-on trainings that are seamlessly
integrated into the platform.
"Staying resilient and competitive in a global
marketplace are top of mind for manufacturers, especially in the past 18 months
due to disruptions and changes brought by Covid-19," said Himanshu Palsule,
Epicor President and CTO. "Our latest release of Epicor Kinetic is laser-focused
on ensuring our manufacturing customers stay agile, productive, and more profitable.
And with expanded cloud capabilities, we're helping customers pave a path to modernize
technology infrastructure, reduce risk, and gain greater insights into their
For more information on Epicor Kinetic or to request a
demo, please visit our website.