SaberLogic's team of Epicor developers programmed a custom dashboard in Epicor 9 to make it easier for a furniture manufacturer to track and maintain their work teams. What special challenges did the manufacturer face? How did we take their unique process and engineer it into a custom Epicor ERP dashboard?
When it comes to a small or large Crystal Reports project, many people are faced with a decision. Is it better to attempt to develop it yourself with internal resources? Or is it better to outsource the development to a firm that specializes in Crystal Reports development? As with many outsourcing decisions, it comes down to the three big variables: time, quality and cost.
Last month we released a new version of our Crystal Reports viewer application, Logicity. Version 1.7.0018 utilizes the newest version of the Crystal Reports 2011 runtime (SP8) which provides some bug fixes and features to the Crystal runtimes. However, we also added a new feature to Logicity which provides you with the option to not discard any saved data when viewing RPT files directly.
Mobile is such a huge area of focus by ERP vendors today. And it should be. The ability to interact with an ERP right from the manufacturing floor or warehouse is critical to increasing the efficiency of these areas and ensuring that data is as close to real-time as possible. We are therefore pleased to present the release of a new extension for Epicor® 9, called Scan to Ship.
Since .NET evolves with each new release, we recently took a look at how data handling has changed in the later versions of .NET since we typically have been using direct SQL communications through the SQL client. Getting some familiarity now will be important since Epicor is utilizing a data model with linq for performing queries in the new E10.
A SaberLogic client asked us to write an integration module with SalesForce.com and their ERP platform, Epicor® Vantage 8.03. When sales orders were submitted on SalesForce.com, they were then pushed into Vantage. By automating the sales order entry process entirely, they lost the ability to easily print and sent out Sales Order Acknowledgements to their customers. They needed to be able to utilize their new sales order entry system, but still send out SOA’s for each order.
The solution here posed two problems. First, we needed to automate the sending of a sales order acknowledgments from a designated customer e-mail account. Secondly, we had to determine how to have this process happen automatically as all of the processing for sales order entry are now server side, with no client machines involved.
Every business is unique and yet ERP systems must be generic enough to work with many clients. That's why the ability to customize an ERP is so important. One of our clients was replacing a legacy quoting system with a new system inside of Epicor® Vantage 8. How do you convert requests for quotes into parts with fully configured methods of manufacturing? Learn what customizations we made to Epicor® Vantage!
An interesting infographic was published on ben-norman.co.uk that describes the major factors that go into SEO page rankings. I was struck by the depth of the changes in the SEO industry over the past several years. Things that used to be important, in fact, used to be critical, are no longer there. Things that didn't even exist a couple years ago are now important. And that is not a bad thing.
For example, "on page" keyword usage today boils down to using keywords as you would when speaking naturally to a customer. No more keyword stuffing...instead you must use them judiciously in your content, title tags, meta descriptions and headings. It is evidence that search engine marketing is falling more in line with traditional print marketing values. Speak to your customer and not to the search engine algorithms.