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One of the World's Leading Diary Publishers Turns to Epicor to Support Business Development
Epicor Software Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of the Global 1000, has announced that Charles Letts, a global leader in commercial diary manufacturing, has selected Epicor Vantage enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite to support its future business needs. Widely known for its capability to enable manufacturers to maximise operational efficiency, Epicor's manufacturing solution continues to build momentum with very strong double digit growth in UK sales over the past year.
Charles Letts is a division of the Letts Filofax Group, a major player in the global time management and stationery product markets, with a turnover in excess of 55 million British pounds (100 million USD), eight international subsidiaries and a large network of distributors and agents covering over thirty countries. Upon learning that their current manufacturing resource planning (MRP) system was to become unsupported with no direct upgrade path, Charles Letts decided to go to market for a first class solution.
There were several factors important to Charles Letts in creating the shortlist of suppliers for tender: the software needed functionality capable of meeting the company's business requirements across the scope of its current system; the software was required to be scalable to accommodate a minimum of 150 users; and, the software supplier needed to have a large user base both in the UK and worldwide.
"From the suppliers who were on the shortlist for onsite demonstrations, Epicor demonstrated a system flexible enough to meet our business requirements without need for major modification," said Kenny Skivington, business information analyst for Charles Letts. "We felt Epicor understood best our complex planning methods and gave a commitment to meet those requirements during the implementation phase."
Skivington continued, "Epicor appears to have a very flexible ERP system in Vantage which can be customised by the user rather than expensive bespoke programming. The .NET technology and partnership with Microsoft should provide an excellent solution for releases well into the future and we expect Epicor's business solution to continue to meet the needs of our rapidly growing company going forward."
Epicor has won the confidence of thousands of customers that have adopted its enterprise solutions to meet business challenges. Vantage enables the whole manufacturing process to be real-time and paperless. It helps streamline the order cycle and enables enterprises to maximise operational efficiency, minimise costs and improve profitability.
"Charles Letts required a solution with functionality capable of meeting their business requirements today and in the future, and we're delighted to be able to help them achieve their business objectives," said Anthony von Bergen, regional director of Epicor for the UK.