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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

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

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 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 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

Volk Packaging Corporation Selects Epicor AVP


After a recent win at Rice Packaging Solutions, Epicor AVP has been chosen by another New England specialty packaging company, Volk Packaging Corporation, for corrugated packaging manufacturing. Volk Packaging Corporation is a third-generation family-owned and -operated company based in Biddeford, Maine, that designs, manufactures, and distributes corrugated and specialty packaging products. Since

solarsoft  AVP came from the   Solarsoft acquisition in 2012 . It''s a business software solution designed for packaging manufacturing companies, including corrugated packaging and display, folding carton, flexible packaging, labels, and more. The product closely follows Microsoft technology standards and integrates with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. It is used in more than 100 packaging plants around the world. Epicor AVP automates repetitive tasks and captures data automatically. Delivering costing, 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

Epicor Insights 2014–Raising the ERP Game


The major “game raising” news at Epicor Insights 2014 was the availability of Epicor ERP version 10 (and the underlying Epicor ICE 3.0 architecture). This release seems to be about “cleaning the house” and becoming fully Microsoft-centric, with better scalability, speed/performance, interoperability, and extensibility than Epicor ERP version 9 and Vantage/Vista 8.0, and the ability to go after larger global companies as a result.

solarsoft  that came with the Solarsoft acquisition and leverages Magento . Epicor has always had a number of disparate e-commerce products (its own and partners’), but the Commerce Connect platform can now be used both as a turnkey and for customized uses (to create unique consumer stores) via e-commerce consultants.   With Epicor ERP version 10 companies gain a technology platform that can support them as they conduct business on any device, anytime, anywhere in the world. Epicor has long had multi-OS 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  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 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

Epicor Introduces Commerce Connect Platform for Epicor ERP 10


Epicor introduces Epicor Commerce Connect, an e-commerce platform management solution for B2B and B2C companies. Find out how the solution enables companies to provide rich customer experiences throughout the typical order life cycle—and beyond.

solarsoft  property coming from the Solarsoft acquisition) and connector to the popular eBay Magento open commerce platform that is developed, implemented, and supported by Epicor. Fully integrated to the also recently unveiled Epicor ERP version 10 , the solution eliminates the need to maintain a separate product database and provides streamlined access to ordering, product, or account information including customer specific pricing, inventory levels, marketing, and customer service processes—all in real time 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  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