John Heathcoat and Company Limited Selects Epicor

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Industry Leading Precision Fabric Engineers Turns to Epicor Manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning Solution to Maximise Visibility

Epicor Software Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of the Global 1000, has announced  John Heathcoat and Co. Ltd, one of the UKs leading precision fabric engineers, has selected the Epicor Vantage enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite to support its continued growth needs.  Widely known for its capability to enable manufacturers to maximise operational efficiency, Epicors manufacturing solution continues to build momentum with very strong double digit growth in UK sales over the past year.

With an international reputation for innovation and quality, John Heathcoat and Co. requires clear visibility of the manufacturing process across the organisation, which they were not achieving with their previous enterprise applications.  The company began the search for an ERP solution that would have clearer production line visibility, better stock control and more accurate delivery date quotations that would also be able to develop with them into the companys future.

As one of the major players in the midmarket ERP industry, we invited Epicor to be a candidate in the selection process, said Chris Constable, IT Manager for John Heathcoat and Co.  Epicor took the time to understand our business processes and translated that into what the Epicor solution would provide. Ultimately, Epicor had the best solution to fit our business needs.

 John Heathcoat and Co. found that all areas of their business were covered by our solution, says Anthony von Bergen, Regional Director of Epicor in the UK.  We are delighted to help them increase efficiency and reduce their information systems costs as our solutions are optimised for rapid installation and low operating costs.

Epicor has won the confidence of thousands of customers around the world that have adopted its enterprise solutions to meet business challenges.  Epicor enables the whole manufacturing process to be real-time and paperless.  It helps streamline the order cycle and enables enterprises to maximise operational efficiency, minimize costs and improve profitability.

Epicor was truly a better overall fit for our needs as a company, Constable added, Many of the features included in the core solution, we could have only gotten as expensive bolt-ons from other suppliers.


About John Heathcoat Company Ltd

John Heathcoat & Company Ltd has an international reputation for innovation and quality, supplying a range of apparel and high technology technical textiles to diverse markets around the world. We provide precision textiles for many demanding sectors of industry, including automotive, aviation, marine, food, medical, military, filtration, geo-textiles and protective apparel.  The breadth and vertical nature of the business are amongst its greatest strengths.  The weaving facility is supported by warping, as well as a yarn processing plant.  The knitting division consists of apparel and industrial warp knitting facilities and a weft knitting unit.  These are further supported by the dyeing and finishing division which enables the company to apply a broad range of specialist treatments to fabrics.  Situated at the heart of the market town of Tiverton, Devon and with nearly 200 years of success John Heathcoat recognises the importance of working with customers to deliver solutions that help their businesses prosper and grow.


About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor, named one of FORTUNE magazines 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in 2006, is a global leader dedicated to providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and professional services automation (PSA) software solutions to midmarket companies and divisions of the Global 1000.  Founded in 1984, Epicor serves over 20,000 customers in more than 140 countries, providing solutions in over 30 languages.  Employing innovative service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services technology, Epicor delivers end-to-end, industry-specific solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services that enable companies to drive increased efficiency, improve performance and build competitive advantage.  Epicor solutions provide the scalability and flexibility to meet today's business challenges, while empowering enterprises for even greater success tomorrow.  Epicor offers a comprehensive range of services with its solutions, providing a single point of accountability to promote rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership.  Epicors worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world. 


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