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What Have Epicor and Activant Been Up To (Post-Merger)?


April 2011 saw the merger of Epicor and Activant Solutions to create a global leader in business software solutions. TEC principal analyst P. J. Jakovljevic sits down with CMO John Hiraoka to discuss the opportunities and challenges created by the merger and the potential synergy of the combined company, Epicor Software Corporation, to grow a wide range of products and industries, a very ambitious yet difficult-to-realize strategy.

and valve manufacturing  the plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and pipe, valve & fitting (PVF) industries. Eclipse is designed to assist both single-site and large multi-branch distributors. Eclipse includes modules to support counter, showroom, and inside sales, inventory management, forecasting, purchasing, accounting, warehousing, order fulfillment, transportation, EDI, credit, pricing, and branch management. We have more than 700 customers actively running Eclipse, including a number of the largest wholesale distributors in the Read More

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and valve manufacturing  5,000 customers, 50,000 parts and 150,000 structure records. Nine weeks implementation A subsequent implementation at Portland Valve in 2005 saw implementation times reduced even further. When we purchased Portland Valve, we went on a crash program, and started work on implementing IFS Applications Jan. 25, started our first migration Feb. 8 and went live on April 1, Michael said. We brought in an experienced material manager who had been involved in the Warren implementation, and he helped define Read More

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and valve manufacturing  avatar can walk through and find a dangerously hissing valve that needs repair), and a breathtaking reconstruction of the entire Giza plateau (created in collaboration with a team of Egyptology experts from Harvard University and Museum of Fine Arts , Boston. Jean-Pierre Houdin, a French architect with a keen interest in reconstructing ancient pyramids, said in a recent article that if he hadn’t experienced the pyramid in 3D using Dassault Systèmes technologies, he would never have been able to Read More

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and valve manufacturing  (e.g., maintain water temperature and contain water in the tank); possible failures (e.g., water too hot or too cold); possible failure modes or causes (e.g., heat exchanger fouled, shut-off valve closed or pump bearing fatigued); most probable failure effects for each failure mode (e.g., inefficient heat exchanger results in higher utility cost, extra cooling tower sections in operation and eventual inability to deliver quality parts); and proposed maintenance task for each failure mode that includes Read More

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and valve manufacturing  of plant equipment. Opening and closing a valve or monitoring a sensor is a relatively simple task. In contrast, robots have 3D motion, but can one easily separate their software and hardware? In other words, once a company heads down the robotics path, does it need to own both robotics hardware and software? If so, Siemens Industrial does hardware (whereas PTC and Dassault Systèmes don’t) and could be uniquely qualified in this regard. Miscellaneous BoB Solutions Also in early October 2012, Siemens Read More

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and valve manufacturing  Software and NetSuite to Integrate their HCM and ERP Clouds Ultimate Software and NetSuite announced a strategic alliance to integrate the UltiPro HCM solution and the NetSuite ERP suite at Ultimate’s recent Connections 2015 conference. The goal is to give businesses the ability to manage their entire business lifecycle in the cloud—from financials, supply chain management (SCM), digital commerce, and customer relationship management (CRM) software capabilities via NetSuite, to payroll, human Read More

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and valve manufacturing  by two methods: process and discrete. Many differences exist, but most can be grouped into two areas: those derived from material issues and those derived from production issues. Process materials are different than discrete materials. Process materials are powder, liquids or gases; they must be confined; and they are more difficult to accurately measure. Process materials are close to their natural sources (farms, mines, etc.) and therefore, are of inconsistent quality. Inconsistent quality means Read More

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