Getting Usable Data Out Of Your Epicor ERP System
The Epicor ERP is a system that will collect and keep track of all the activities the business does. An employee will make a single transaction and Epicor will respond with an additional 10 to 20 transactions that react to the single transaction. Add the data created and captured by the MES system in a medium-sized manufacturing company and you can easily have thousands and thousands of transactions created daily. These transactions reside in a gigantic database that holds all the secrets to the operations of the company.
Every department in the company needs this data in usable forms — a.k.a. Reports — that will allow them to see the good, bad and the ugly. We all know the generic reports included in the Epicor ERP system are not the best. The Epicor ERP system was designed for many thousands of different types of companies. However, it was not specifically designed for your company, thus the need for custom reporting. Most companies will attempt to customize the generic reports or develop their own custom reports to give them the information they need.
The questions then need answered appropriately are:
- What data should be included in the report?
- What data is available to use?
- Who else can use this report?
- How do I start creating a report?
Once you’re familiar with the data captured and where it resides in the Epicor system, you can use it in the reports to help increase production efficiencies, accurately report sales information and pull historical trends. An exorbitant amount of time and effort are spent collecting this data, so it makes sense to report this data to increase the company’s profits.
You made the right choice by implementing an ERP system, so make sure you’re taking the steps necessary to achieve your desired ROI on the system. Contact 2W Tech today to see how any current generic Epicor report can be customized to your liking. Or, ask for a unique report that can be customized to meet your needs. There are also website and dashboard templates that can be adapted to your requirements. Visit our Report Store to learn more about the customized reports that are already available.
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