Epicor Software has introduced new features and functionality to its software for automotive manufacturers. Epicor for Automotive offers capabilities including advanced EDI, demand management and purchase contracts.
Designed to support paperless manufacturing, the real-time software offers embedded CRM, advanced planning and scheduling and manufacturing execution systems functionality, along with out-of-box functionality for streamlined supplier and customer collaboration. Additionally, it provides real-time dashboards and over 250 analytics as standard.
The software also provides capabilities to modify business processes as needed to increase business agility and responsiveness. Using a wizard-driven interface, business users can assign business rules that define how the system handles transactions in response to various parameters and conditions. This includes advanced processes orchestrated with Epicor Service Connect for graphically mapping process flows.
Epicor says that the extended EDI functionality supports every automotive protocol and network, delivered through an alliance with TIE Commerce Software. XML, EDI, and database translation engines coupled with flexible data integration functionality provide for greater collaboration between trading partners in the supply chain, increased efficiency, and reduced costs.
Tightly integrated with this EDI functionality, Epicor for Automotive offers new demand management functionality that enables manufacturers to plan and forecast demand and integrate the supply chain to satisfy this demand. This is suitable for managing long-term just-in-time (JIT) contracts.