TwinEngines can extend your out-of-the-box ERP software beyond its limits.
If you have unique operational workflows and use Epicor to run your manufacturing business, TwinEngines can develop a custom business system that connects to and extends your Epicor information. We make it easy for employees at every skill level to manage operations without diving deep into Epicor.
A TwinEngines Epicor solution is designed to:
- Connect – Epicor Business Objects and REST APIs to connect to business systems
- Combine – Your unique information with Epicor data inside one Microsoft SQL Server
- Access – Give your employees just the information they need when they need it, and the way they want to see it
- Align – Synchronize your manufacturing processes and people with ERP transactions
- Simplify – Make upgrades to Epicor easy and improve systems performance
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TwinEngines and Epicor
Three companies model their ERP to their workflow
Osprey designs and assembles engineered-to-ordered filtration systems for manufacturers. Osprey functions like a fabrication shop. Each delivered job is uniquely designed and assembled – mostly from outsourced vendor components.
Osprey faced several challenges to make the move to Epicor. They had no operations group to manage ERP, they were used to managing the production schedule from a spreadsheet, and their CAD-driven, vendor-dependent workflow presented scheduling challenges.
TwinEngines created a production scheduler that modeled the company’s unique workflow, communicated with Epicor, and was easy to use like a spreadsheet. As a result, every department has actionable information without needing tech-savvy management to run the system.
DeNyse is a full-service manufacturer of commercial signage. Out-of-the box ERP systems struggle with the sign business. For one thing, the typical sign order (for example, for a residential complex) might have an entrance sign, multiple directional signs, and a hundred or so room signs. Many of the sign features are shared, and many are unique.
TwinEngines designed a standalone work order system that runs the scheduling process outside of Epicor. The application groups multiple jobs (signs) into a single work order while also tracking labor components, materials, scheduling, and costing. The system also coordinated the many resource groups – design, fabrication, paint, graphics department, etc.
The DeNyse app’s interactive calendar functions as a production scheduler that maximizes production efficiency throughout the many resource groups that a work order full of jobs must pass through.
With five manufacturing locations around the globe, Vernay places huge demands on its Epicor ERP system. Placing such a big load on a single install of Epicor software can make it impractical to use for on-the-fly press run scheduling of fluid control parts. In practice, processing a single MRP run could take up to two hours.
TwinEngines designed a standalone workflow application that taps into the Epicor database to make quick scheduling decisions. With this solution, a Vernay logistics staffer can manage sales orders, jobs, materials, and press scheduling with a simple drag-and-drop interface. The MRP process runs as batches in the background as needed.