Epicor Unveils New Commerce Solution
Epicor Software, a provider of enterprise business software solutions, has launched Epicor Commerce. Through a comprehensive order management channel, Epicor Commerce enables companies to provide an intuitive, personalised and rich ecommerce experience to enhance their web presence, provide efficiencies, and help drive new business.
Featuring standards-based Microsoft .NET technology and support for AJAX, Epicor Commerce provides broad functionality to support collaborative business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) activities, enabling companies to drive incremental sales from existing customers and also expand to leverage new, as-of-yet untapped sales channels. Epicor Commerce offers web services-based integration to Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions such as Epicor 9, Vantage, and Vista, providing an ecommerce presence that goes well beyond a simple ‘storefront’.
“While many companies aspire to expand their business by supporting sales over the web, smaller to mid-size companies often find it prohibitive to do so because they lack the resources to ‘fill in the gaps’ that often occur between an ecommerce system and their back office environments,” said James Norwood, vice president, product marketing for Epicor. “For example, a well-developed ecommerce presence can dramatically increase order intake, causing many companies to struggle with bandwidth issues related to initiating order fulfilment, or when changes to product pricing require re-entry into the ecommerce system. Epicor Commerce gives companies a seamless, flexible, out-of-the box solution to launch and effectively maintain an additional order hub that complements and enhances their existing channels, yet isn’t a drain on limited IT resources. Companies can reduce the overall cost of sales, while broadening their visibility and appeal to customers on a global scale.”