LaserGifts selects Epicor Distribution to streamline supply chain management and improve warehousing capabilities

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LaserGifts selects Epicor Distribution to streamline supply chain management and improve warehousing capabilities
Epicor Software Corporation, provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, has announced that LaserGifts, producer and distributor of high-quality, laser-engraved souvenir and gift products, selected Epicor 9 Distribution as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solution. LaserGifts will utilise the robust functionality of Epicor's next-generation application to streamline their supply chain management and improve the company's warehousing capabilities.

Privately owned and operated, LaserGifts is nearing a quarter-century of producing and distributing personalised laser-engraved gifts and souvenirs specialising in name programs. LaserGifts products can be found in many prominent locations such as nationally recognised attractions and premier gift and souvenir stores, and is now growing internationally. With a focus on breaking into the big-box store market, LaserGifts needed a more sophisticated business software solution to scale with the company's growth. LaserGifts is leveraging Epicor Distribution to help streamline the complexity and sheer volume of order placements required by larger retail stores.

"We are very eager to deploy the latest in Epicor's supply chain management solutions," said Jeffrey Bray, chief financial officer for LaserGifts. "LaserGifts is continuing to grow so we needed a software solution that could scale with our company to meet our business needs now, and in the future. With Epicor's latest distribution offering -- Epicor Distribution -- we can handle more sophisticated order placements and more complex customer transactions. The ability to forecast demand and improve control over our warehouse inventory gives us a huge competitive advantage and provides us with greater capacity to meet the needs of big-box stores."

Epicor is a powerful, yet easy-to-use ERP software solution for manufacturers, distributors and business services organisations that combines Web 2.0 concepts with Epicor True SOA to deliver an enabling business architecture that offers high levels of flexibility, usability, and agility in support of application-to-application integration and business-to-business collaboration. Epicor's end-to-end features provide a dynamic user experience and real-time, in-context business insight -- making "business without barriers" possible.

Specialising in personalised products in which each custom-made souvenir requires an individualised part name and number, LaserGifts looked to Epicor for an ERP solution that could provide end-to-end product visibility. One of Epicor's greatest strengths is its in-depth supply chain management (SCM) functionality that can systematically track thousands of unique part numbers beginning with the order through to final delivery. With Epicor, LaserGifts can manage all inventory in real-time with complete control and visibility as it travels throughout the enterprise.

"We are very pleased that LaserGifts has chosen Epicor Distribution to help meet their unique business needs," said James Norwood, senior vice president of product marketing for Epicor. "Epicor's next-generation solution provides even greater distribution capabilities, enabling us to meaningfully expand our addressable market opportunity for this industry. Epicor offers a comprehensive end-to-end business solution that goes beyond traditional ERP by being tuned specifically for the needs of distributors like LaserGifts. Epicor will be extremely instrumental in providing LaserGifts with a fulfilment platform to build the competitive advantage they need in order to grow their company."

 

About LaserGifts
LaserGifts is a manufacturer of quality laser-engraved gifts and souvenirs. Privately owned and operated, LaserGifts is nearing a quarter-century of manufacturing high-quality products, specialising in name programs. LaserGifts products can be found in many prominent locations such as nationally recognised attractions and premier gift and souvenir stores, and is now growing internationally. In 2009, LaserGifts was included on the prestigious Inc. 500's list of fastest growing private companies.

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software delivers business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services industries. With 20,000 customers in over 150 countries, Epicor provides integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and enterprise retail software solutions that enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability.

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