Floform chooses Force 9 to implement new Epicor manufacturing solution

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Floform, a global supplier of cold formed components for the automotive and power semiconductor industries, has selected Force 9 Business Solutions to assist with the process of replacing its existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with Epicor Softwares (NASDAQ: EPIC) fully integrated Manufacturing ERP solution.

Floform has experienced massive growth in the past 18 months, which combined with significant projected expansion in the coming years, has enabled the company to invest million in a new IT system to enhance communications with customers and suppliers and bring further efficiencies to the factory floor.

With the assistance of a grant from the Welsh Development Agency, Floform has placed an order for Epicor Manufacturing - a fully integrated ERP system that will provide the required level of control across the entire organization. The Epicor solution selected by Floform includes finance, manufacturing, sales order entry and purchasing modules, and will be linked to materials and resource planning, materials ordering and machine time planning.

To meet my needs and the need of our Company, I must have daily, monthly and yearly overviews of sales and financial performance with visibility of aged debt performance, all on a live ongoing basis. Our production personnel need instantaneous access to data such as the availability of machines and product at any particular time, said Commercial Director of Floform Mark Langston. Our current system has served us well, but the growth we have already generated, together with our plans for the future has led to a pressing need for greater capacity within our IT network and also a system that will give us more information instantly and remotely.

Floform had a requirement for some specific customisation to manage copper pricing which is easily achievable with the Epicor solution, commented Derek Sanderson, MD of Force 9. The software is inherently flexible, allowing us to meet the specific needs of Floforms business by enabling instant display of significant information to all relevant employees

Once again Force 9 has demonstrated why it is such a valuable partner to Epicor, said Harry Mowat, Channel Manager at Epicor. The companys in-depth knowledge of Floforms requirements coupled with its expertise in the Epicor product suite enabled it to create the perfect solution.


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 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. 

About Force 9 Business Solutions

Force 9 Business Solutions was formed in 2006 by a team of highly experienced business and technical consultants who between them have hundreds of man years experience in implementing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) System in the manufacturing and distribution sectors. They are dedicated to providing their customers with smooth and risk free transitions from their current system to Epicor Corporations highly regarded Vantage System.

About Floform

Floform has been cold forming metals into complex shapes at its UK factory since 1959. It is a world leading cold-former of copper, nickel and aluminium alloys as well as steel, making components for a wide range of blue chip customers in the automotive and semiconductor industries.

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