AUSTIN, Texas — Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, recently announced the general availability of version 8.7.9 of its wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor Eclipse.
The new version has many added features to help distributors become more efficient, profitable, and competitive. Demand forecasting, purchasing, and billing are the main themes of Epicor Eclipse version 8.7.9, including:
Advanced demand forecasting: Exponential Smoothing, the Holt, and Holt-Winters models enable better planning based on item trend behavior and seasonality. Multiple forecasting methods can be calculated and stored for side-by-side comparison of demand planning “what if” scenarios, allowing selection of the method that best fits the item.
Purchasing decision enhancements: The line buy can now be calculated for secondary targets as well as primary. When additional discount opportunities are available or price increases are imminent, scenarios regarding Return-On-Added-Investment (ROAI) can be viewed to aid in making the best purchasing decisions for the business.
Progress billing: Progress Billing is powerful new functionality to bill customers independently of shipping the material to them. Catering to electrical and plumbing distributors, it is ideal for billing based on the stage of a project as a replacement for Single Invoicing, or it can be used to manage an installment payment plan.
For more information on the software, visit the Epicor Eclipse website here.