DUBLIN, CA and FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2013) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Martin Yale, a global leader for privacy compliant disposal and print finishing, has gone live with the next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution Epicor ERP in Germany, France and the USA. With the completion of the implementation, including complete data cleansing and a re-organization of all the company's business processes, Martin Yale has now integrated its operations across the USA, Germany and France, using Epicor ERP as one single system across all countries.
With the implementation of Epicor ERP as its central solution worldwide, Martin Yale completed a comprehensive IT system modernization project and shut down all legacy software. The ERP projects in Germany and France followed the successful implementation of Epicor ERP in the USA.
"With Epicor ERP we efficiently provide the regionally needed capabilities for all international locations. Furthermore we created a single business management system with a central data warehouse and integrated workflows for the global company. This allows us to provide users with uniform and role-based analysis tools via dashboards and support decisions with real-time information," said Marko Dietenberger, vice president operations for Martin Yale. "Additionally, we integrated the business activity query (BAQ), for intuitive database queries globally. The modern form layout simplifies reports which we create and adapt ourselves within the system with the business process management module."
The modern service-oriented architecture (SOA) of Epicor ERP allows Martin Yale the flexibility to easily integrate specialized software solutions like ATLAS, the German standard solution for customs formalities. Interfaces to external suppliers, for example for logistics, simplify the end-to-end management and monitoring of processes to assure high quality customer service and delivery punctuality. "For a single solution like Epicor ERP the intuitive user interface is important," added Dietenberger. "It guarantees high user acceptance and accelerates the process to reach the goals for optimized productivity and quality -- aspects that have a measurable impact on the return on investment."
Martin Yale uses the complete manufacturing suite of Epicor ERP and consolidates all business processes from production to sales, customer management and finance. "To help Martin Yale go live with Epicor ERP, we followed the 'big-bang' concept; meaning that we made the last change over to Epicor ERP in one step," explained Wolfgang Verheyen, senior consulting director for Epicor in Central and Eastern Europe. "This allowed Martin Yale to shut down the legacy systems without any business interruption and fully benefit from the modern software without delays. With the new system in place Martin Yale is now well placed to continue building a successful business and inspire their customers to do the same."
About Martin Yale
The Martin Yale Group was founded in 2003 with the merger of Martin Yale Industries (North America) and Schleicher International (Germany). Their product range not only comprises shredder for print material, computer lists or folders, but also machines for data disposal of CDs, disks, hard disks and semiconductor media. Today the group operates a global sales network with seven offices and more than 150 sales partners. For more information, visit www.martinyale.de.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.
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