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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  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 software company with 12 offices worldwide, and with the majority of their clients based in North America and the United Kingdom. Unlike its discrete Read More

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 (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

Epicor Gaining MES Momentum


The recent Epicor Insights 2013 conference highlighted how the 2012 Solarsoft acquisition strengthens Epicor’s presence in the lumber and building materials, wholesale distribution, print and packaging, and automotive sectors. In addition, Solarsoft gives Epicor new presence in process manufacturing (i.e., food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, mills, metals, and chemicals), whereas Epicor has

solarsoft  highlighted how the 2012 Solarsoft acquisition strengthens Epicor’s presence in the lumber and building materials, wholesale distribution, print and packaging, and automotive sectors. In addition, Solarsoft gives Epicor new presence in process manufacturing (i.e., food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, mills, metals, and chemicals), whereas Epicor has traditionally focused on discrete manufacturing. One byproduct of Solarsoft’s acquisition was Epicor Mattec , a standalone manufacturing execution system Read More

Solarsoft iVP Certification Complete


I’m pleased to announce that TEC recently completed certification of iVP, Solarsoft’s flagship ERP product for discrete manufacturing. Download the certification report here.TEC Certification is an impartial analyst review of a software product that verifies the product's ability to address real-world business processes. This allows TEC members to make better-informed decisions about

solarsoft  fit for their businesses. Solarsoft has extensive experience in ERP software: the company was founded as the result of a merger between CMS Software (based in Canada) and XKO Software (based in the UK) in 2007. Each of these developers had over 30 years of experience developing enterprise systems prior to the merger. Currently, Solarsoft operates from 12 offices worldwide, with over 1,400 customers, about 250,000 users, and over 500 employees. Solarsoft specializes in software for midsized manufacturers 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.

solarsoft  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. While iVP is mainly focused on discrete-type customers 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  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

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  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

Epicor Releases New Epicor LumberTrack Offering


The announcement on April 1, 2013, entitled “Epicor Announces Newest Release of Epicor LumberTrack,” might have sounded like an April Fool’s joke to anyone unfamiliar with this esoteric offering. But Epicor LumberTrack (formerly from Progressive Solutions) is indeed a comprehensive business software solution for lumber and wood product manufacturers and wholesale distributors (hardwood and

solarsoft  Solutions was acquired by Solarsoft in 2012, which was in turn acquired by Epicor later the same year. The latest release of LumberTrack improves usability and access to data by allowing users to customize the information displayed on their screens according to their roles and preferences, and by allowing users to define new fields/functions and more readily interchange data with other applications. Other improvements include support for multiple languages (including languages that require double-byte Read More

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  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

What's in a Name? or Enterprise Systems' Reincarnations (Part I)


Well, the ERP Graveyard blog might sometimes be slightly deceiving, since not all enterprise resource planning (ERP) products necessarily die there. Some of them might even be resurected under a different name and ownership. To that end, Infor might even seem like old news today. It's been five years since its formation (no pun intended here, given its subsequent acquisition of former Formation

solarsoft  -- Consona Corporation and Solarsoft Business Solutions . In March 2007, M2M Holdings Inc. changed its name to Consona Corporation. The current Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jeff Tognoni , and the curent financial backer, Battery Ventures, started M2M Holdings back in 2003 with their purchase of former Made2Manage Systems. Over the past three years, the company has added nine more-or-less known ERP and CRM companies to the business and has more than tripled in size. This expansion, in addition to the Read More

Vendor Rating Updates: BPM, ERP, PLM


Here's an update on new TEC vendor ratings and certifications. If you're currently evaluating or researching ERP, business process management (BPM), or product lifecycle management (PLM) systems, here's what we have new for you. Reports are available as well as in-depth rating evaluations in the evaluation centers. Here are the new items. TEC published up-to-date information for version 4 of

solarsoft  the enterprise software space, Solarsoft . Its products however, have a history represented in the merger of vendors CMS and XKO Software. We''re offering six different reports on these products. 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  , 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

Small Merger Challenges and Recommendations to Users


The recent merger of enterprise resource planning vendors CMS Software (now known as Solarsoft Business Systems) and XKO Software presents some challenges. Although little overlap exists between the companies’ product lines, customers should verify that pre-merger support and service contracts are honored.

solarsoft  and their re-branding as Solarsoft Business Systems in early November 2007. The features and functions of the former CMS''s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution seemed particularly adaptable to manufacturers'' current demands, with electronic data interchange (EDI) allowing for more accurate, punctual, and traceable delivery. New tools, such as the White-Board Scheduler, enable alternative production scenarios, adding value to an already highly flexible solution. For more background information, see Read More

Epicor CMS


Epicor's flagship ERP software for discrete manufacturing, iVP is designed for intensive supply chains. iVP helps eliminate shipping errors, tighten inventory accuracy, and strengthen enterprise-wide control and supplier management. iVP is designed for single-plant to enterprise-level discrete manufacturers in plastics and rubber, stamping and forge, automotive supply chains, and general manufacturing. Solarsoft iVP helps you collaborate with trading partners, optimize internal processes, and control costs.    

solarsoft  chains, and general manufacturing. Solarsoft iVP helps you collaborate with trading partners, optimize internal processes, and control costs. Read More