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Epicor Software Corporation has announced that UK-based Linkam Scientific Instruments has chosen the next-generation Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution from Epicor, to replace a variety of internal systems and processes. Linkam is the market leader in temperature controlled microscopy with products installed in thousands of laboratories worldwide.
Linkam has recently undergone a major expansion programme to increase manufacturing capacity and to provide its R&D department with a best-in-class working environment. With a network of distributors worldwide, the company required an ERP solution that could give it better business insight through a tight integration of information across departments, more streamlined production through better manufacturing functionality, and improved sales and marketing statistics in order to maintain the market leadership position.
We were looking for a flexible solution with low total cost of ownership that could integrate our processes across the whole company from sales and marketing right through to manufacturing, said Richard Lloyd, production manager for Linkam. After narrowing down our list to three major vendors we chose Epicor ERP because it was simply the most comprehensive solution. We were impressed with Epicors approach, including the integration between CRM and Microsoft Office Outlook, as well as the ability for us to streamline our production. Functionality such as bar coding, work orders and workshop scheduling will help improve our manufacturing processes; the fact that Epicor is used in large organisations gives us the confidence that the solution has the scope to grow with us as we grow the business.
Epicors ERP solution automates and optimises business operations by integrating all or a majority of the data and processes of an organisation into a single, unified solution in order to maximise profitable growth. Epicor offers a single, end-to-end solution that goes beyond traditional ERP. In addition to award-winning financial, inventory, distribution and manufacturing management capabilities, Epicor provides in-depth supply chain management, customer relationship management, business intelligence and enterprise performance management functionality.
We are delighted that Linkam chose Epicor ERP amongst strong competition, said Roy Shooter, vice president sales for Epicor. Epicor offers Linkam a reliable and flexible platform to help the company maintain and increase its market leadership position, at a low total cost of ownership.