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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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Epicor Tropos (formerly Solarsoft Tropos) 4.0.0 for Mixed-mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


Epicor Tropos (formerly Solarsoft Tropos) 4.0.0 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for mixed-mode manufacturing in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

solarsoft tropos  Tropos (formerly Solarsoft Tropos) 4.0.0 for Mixed-mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report Epicor Tropos (formerly Solarsoft Tropos) 4.0.0 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for mixed-mode manufacturing in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, Read More

Solarsoft Tropos ERP Is Now TEC Certified


In addition to the recently certified iVP software, the Solarsoft applications that have been certified by TEC now include Tropos ERP. The certification process is complete and I’m currently in the process of writing the full TEC Certification Report on the product (access full list of certification reports). Here is my preliminary report of Tropos ERP. The vendor is a global

solarsoft tropos  discrete manufacturing-oriented product iVP, Solarsoft positions the Tropos ERP software as a corporate-wide enterprise resource planning (ERP) system specifically designed for process and recipe-based production environments. The product is also capable of supporting some discrete manufacturing. The product’s capabilities were confirmed during our certification demo sessions and Tropos ERP was certified in TEC’s ERP for mixed-mode manufacturing model. This means that a wide variety of food and Read More

Epicor Insights 2013


Epicor held its Insights 2013 conference in Nashville last week, attended by 2,900+ customers, 500+ employees,  300+ partners, and 100+ exhibitors, and with more than 700 sessions. Clearly Epicor has a lot to talk about. TEC's Aleksey Osintsev and I covered the event and, in numerous one-on-one meetings with Epicor managers, executives, partners, and third-party consultants, received an up-close

solarsoft tropos  positioning—how the acquisition of Solarsoft augments Epicor’s presence in certain verticals (lumber and building materials, wholesale distribution, print and packaging, and  automotive) and puts Epicor into other new verticals (process manufacturing: food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, mills, metals, and chemicals). Epicor clearly leads with certain solutions ( Epicor ERP ,  Prophet21 ,  Eclipse ,  Tropos , and  ICE ), which results, almost inevitably, with those Epicor customers using other Read More

Epicor Software Acquires Solarsoft Business Systems


It's only last year that Epicor and Activant were merged, and now there's more big news from the company. Today Epicor announced its acquisition of Solarsoft Business Systems, a developer of ERP and manufacturing execution system (MES) software for small and medium businesses. Solarsoft's two major ERP products, iVP and Tropos, cater to discrete and mixed-mode manufacturers of that market segment.

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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 30th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS @ DEPLOYMENTSEuropean manufacturer of construction chemicals selects IFS Applications Industry tags: Process manufacturing, mining "Polish corporation Atlas Group, which operates 18 business entities and 5 mines in Poland and internationally, has selected IFS Applications as its corporate-level ERP system. The first areas slated for implementation will be financials

solarsoft tropos  wholesaler Always Bagels selects Solarsoft Tropos Industry tags: Process manufacturing, food processing Always Bagels operates modern bakery facilities in two US states, and is planning to replace its spreadsheet-based systems with its new integrated ERP package. With its ability to meet stringent requirements for traceability, inventory accuracy, and precise product cost tracking, Solarsoft''s software Tropos was the winner of this competition. The software selection process also focused on a Read More

Will Servigistics Click on More Service Cylinders? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series depicted the rise and fall of of erstwhile public software company Click Commerce based in Chicago, Illinois, United States (US). At the end, the article mentioned the July 2009 merger of Servigistics and Click Commerce's Service Network Services (SNS) division. The private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners acquired both entities recently with the idea of forming a

solarsoft tropos  with its other asset, Solarsoft , which dates back to 2006 with the initial acquisition of former UK-based ERP vendor XKO and the 2007 acquisition of the Canadian ERP vendor CMS , Marlin claims to have invested in the merger for long-term growth. Solarsoft’s team experience and install base provides a platform for future investment, with more recent acquisitions of VantagePoint Systems   and Chelford Group plc , again in Canada and the UK respectively. In fact, Servigistics points out that Click Read More

Are ERP Consolidators ("Assemblers") Really Running Out of Steam ("VC Dough")?


Even in such a volatile stock market and under investor/regulatory scrutiny, going public as a means of getting some capital investment is still an option -- the most recent examples being Deltek and NetSuite. On the established public vendor side, CDC Software, Epicor Software, Lawson Software and Oracle (if not even SAP too) would be examples of mostly unrelentingly acquisitive vendors in the

solarsoft tropos  , Consona Corporation and Solarsoft really continue without running out of steam? Namely, besides Solarsoft''s continued acquisition activity of late (including the offer to acquire the United Kingdom (UK)-based Chelford Group , where the SSI-World''s versatile TROPOS product is a part of the business), once seemingly unstoppable Infor and Consona have lately taken a noted break. In fact, Infor''s chief executive officer (CEO), Jim Schaper, has lately admitted to a likely (temporary or not) stall in future Read More

Curbing MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part II


Part I of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant ("blue collar trenches") and the enterprise ("white collar ivory tower"). It also pointed out the difficulties in achieving this idea. An obvious solution would be a tightly integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) package that

solarsoft tropos  on IQMS here . Solarsoft (formerly CMS Software [ evaluate this product ]) would be another good ERP-MES example following the acquisition of Mattec a couple of years ago . The upcoming Epicor 9 product, which represents a complete rewrite and convergence, on the basis of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web 2.0 , of the selected best-of-breed functional concepts from the respective individual products (like Epicor Vantage [ evaluate this product ], Epicor Enterprise [ evaluate this product ], Read More

Tracing Food Quality and Safety, or We Are What We Eat, After All (Part II)


Part I of this blog post introduced the burning issues of food safety and the ensuing need for traceability. To the end of providing entire food supply chain traceability and information visibility, mid-March, during its CUE 2008 annual user conference, Lawson Software announced the availability of Lawson M3 Trace Engine 3.0, the first version offered within the US market. The application is

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Epicor Enhances Its Major Wholesale Distribution ERP Product


Based on a recent slew of announcements by Epicor, both in terms of customer wins and product releases (across the original Epicor business as well as in the former Activant and Solarsoft businesses), I expect the upcoming Epicor Insights 2013 conference will be an interesting multiday event. Most recently, Epicor announced the general availability of version 12.11 of the Epicor Prophet 21

solarsoft tropos  the former Activant and Solarsoft businesses), I expect the upcoming Epicor Insights 2013 conference will be an interesting multiday event. Most recently, Epicor announced the general availability of version 12.11 of the  Epicor Prophet 21  wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Prophet 21, which came from former Activant, is a broad solution for wholesale distributors, particularly in the electrical, fastener, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), industrial, Read More

Rice Packaging Solutions Selects Epicor AVP for Packaging Manufacturers


Rice Package Solutions has selected the Epicor AVP solution to replace its legacy accounting and homegrown solutions. The Epicor AVP solution is one of the few enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions designed specifically for the packaging industry. Epicor AVP industry-specific capabilities for folding carton manufacturers including costing calculations to for managing different cartons

solarsoft tropos  $155 million acquisition of Solarsoft in the fall of 2012 brought Epicor AVP into the fold. The acquisition was aimed at increasing Epicor’s strengths in key vertical industries and strengthening its manufacturing and distribution segments. Epicor hasn’t lost any momentum with Epicor AVP for packaging manufactures and continues to win against other solutions in this very focused vertical market. Take a detailed look at discrete manufacturing ERP solutions  on TEC Advisor today. Read More

Modern ERP Processes Behind Historic Scotch Whisky


The whisky industry is an example of a process industry where it is impossible to accurately predict demand for the final product. Goods stocked must also be meticulously accounted for, in both intermediate (partially finished) and bulk forms.

solarsoft tropos  ERP Processes Behind Historic Scotch Whisky - June 2, 2006 Whisky Deep Dive The whisky industry is an example of a process industry where it is impossible to predict what consumer demand will be when the product is ready for delivery. It is also an industry where companies must meticulously account for goods stocked as intermediates (partially finished) and as bulk goods (both finished and partially finished). A good example of how an enterprise applications vendor addresses this microvertical is Read More

The Sweet Spot of One Merging ERP Vendor


CMS Software (now known as Solarsoft Business Systems) may not be a huge global player, but its enterprise resource planning solutions address a wide spectrum of supply chain management requirements, including customizable electronic data interchange functions, warehousing, distribution, and traceability features.

solarsoft tropos  now be known as Solarsoft Business Systems and Solarsoft Business Systems Limited in their respective Canadian and UK markets. Although some might question the significance of this small-scale merger, the market impact is not insignificant, at least for the two parties concerned. CMS in particular had seen notable growth and development, entering successfully into new markets in countries such as Turkey and China. For an event summary of this merger, see A Quiet Software Vendor Merger That''s Worth a Read More

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While the Part I of this topic focused on Consona Corporation (former M2M Holdings), this time the discussion continues with the recently minted Solarsoft entity, privately owned by Marlin Equity Partners. True, in Part I, besides Infor, I could have also mentioned as old news the renaming of Verticent ERP Plus (formerly PowerCerv [evaluate this product]) as part of the ASA International parent

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Chemical Industry ERP Showdown: Infor vs. JD Edwards vs. Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI


Today’s Showdown is based on an industry-specific case study. Five enterprise resource planning vendors were selected for the evaluation. All the results were based on the latest request for information (RFI) supplied to us by the vendors, and all priorities were assigned by the client.

solarsoft tropos  Industry ERP Showdown: Infor vs. JD Edwards vs. Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI Chemical Industry ERP Showdown: Infor vs. JD Edwards vs. Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI Hi. I''m Larry Blitz, editor of Technology Evaluation Centers'' (TEC) Vendor Showdown series. Today''s Showdown is a little different from those we''ve run in the past. It is based on an industry-specific case study, and involves five enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors competing for the business. We hope you find this Vendor Showdown helpful and Read More