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Tecnofarma, based in Mexico,chooses Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning solution
Epicor Software Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, has announced that the Mexican pharmaceutical company Tecnofarma has selected Epicors enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to streamline management of business processes and to improve the overall control of its business operations.
Tecnofarma was looking for an integrated enterprise system that would enable them to manage business processes across the entire organization, and decided on the Epicor solution in December 2007. Up to now, many of these processes were handled manually without the support of an information technology solution, resulting in failed control at several stages of the process. The lack of reliable information and scarce communication between different areas of the organization also negatively impacted overall productivity and efficiency.
Tecnofarma is dedicated to producing a wide variety of high quality, generic interchangeable medicines for the Institute of Mexican Social Services (IMSS), Institute of Security and Social Services (ISSSTE), Marine and departmental organization stores, as well as its own line of medicines. Tecnofarma complies with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) which the World Health Organization (WHO) defines as that part of quality assurance which ensures that Pharmaceutical industry products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate to their intended use and as required by the marketing authorizations. "In January 2007 we began the search for an enterprise software solution that would comply with the best practices of our industry, and would ensure compliance with the quality control standards set for the pharmaceutical industry," said Jorge
Torres Mendoza, CIO at Tecnofarma. "We were also looking for a solution that was based on a Web services platform, proven in our industry and would provide low total cost of ownership and the best return on our investment, he added. "With Epicor we have a cost-effective business platform and enterprise solution that will help us to visibly improve the management of our operations and will support our future business growth, Torres concluded. The Epicor solution, built on a true service-oriented architecture (SOA) using Microsoft .NET and Web services, is optimized for high performance and collaboration throughout the supply chain. Epicors comprehensive solution suite enables manufacturers to manage the entire order cycle: from Marketing and Sales, through Production and Planning, Sourcing and Procurement, Installation and Service, and finally to Financial recognition. Epicor empowers organizations to synchronize and integrate business operations to achieve greater business agility and maximum efficiency.
Founded in 1962, Tecnofarma is highly committed to quality in all of its processes and operations. The company manufacturers an extensive range of medicines aimed to different therapeutic uses such as Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Cardiology, Analgesia, Anaesthetic, Neumology and Infectious Diseases. The company is dedicated to producing a wide variety of interchangeable generic medicines (GI), for the IMSS, ISSSTE, Marine and departmental stores, as well as its own line of medicines with excellent quality.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor 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 the mid market and divisions of Global 1000 companies. 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.