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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

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

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 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

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

Epicor Integrates Epicor ERP and Mattec MES


At the recent 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Epicor announced the out-of-the-box integration between the Epicor Mattec manufacturing execution system (MES) and the company’s next-generation ERP solution, Epicor ERP version 10.

solarsoft  which came from the Solarsoft acquisition, is a configurable MES solution designed to meet the operational challenges of rubber and plastics, metals, and automotive industries. The solution offers capabilities for production scheduling, machine operation and maintenance, quality management, and real-time analytics to monitor machines and analyze machine-related data such as overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), run rates, scrap, yield, and energy consumption. The system can capture data directly from Read More

Epicor HCM Going Mobile and More International


The human capital management (HCM) space is apparently becoming attractive and important to even upper mid-market vendors that have traditionally focused on manufacturing and distribution, and have mainly partnered for HCM capabilities. After Infor’s recent acquisition of Certpoint Systems for learning management (to add to its HCM portfolio that came from the merger with Lawson Software), Epicor

solarsoft  including former Activant and Solarsoft customers. 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

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

Guill Tool & Engineering Selects Epicor Mattec MES


Guill Tool & Engineering, a supplier of extrusion tooling technology, selected Epicor’s Mattec manufacturing execution system (MES). The MES captures data from machines directly and delivers metrics and analytics regarding production and operations visually and in real time.

solarsoft  (which came from the Solarsoft acquisition by Epicor in 2012) would provide more benefits.   The ERP-MES integration should benefit the manufacturer via improvements in order promising, labor and equipment utilization, and business intelligence (BI). For Epicor this deal represents a good cross-selling case study and reference for future deals. Read More

The (Perhaps Not So Sudden) Change of CEO at Epicor


Joseph (Joe) L. Cowan has been appointed President and CEO of Epicor, a provider of enterprise software for multiple industries with 4,800 employees and 20,000 customers in more than 150 countries, surprising the market. Cowan, who brings extensive executive management experience in software and technology to Epicor, succeeds Pervez Qureshi, who is "stepping down to pursue new opportunities

solarsoft  Epicor, Activant , and Solarsoft ) . Qureshi wasn’t well known for being a people person; he was mostly about Six Sigma process, quality, and cost control. Such an approach is fine for a while, but it apparently wasn’t moving Epicor forward in terms of growth and innovation, at least not fast enough. Even though it is privately held, Epicor still publishes quarterly results, and up until its Q4 (which just ended and is soon to be reported on), the $1 billion company was on track to lose $50 million 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