Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for retail, manufacturing, distribution, and services organizations, today announced that it acquired certain operating assets and intellectual property of Insite Software, a leading provider of B2B and Direct to Consumer eCommerce platforms and internationally enabled shipping solutions, extending the supply chain capabilities of its business software suites.
The acquisition, which closed this month, includes the InsiteShip and InsiteManifest software solutions including associated customer contracts, related intellectual property, and certain other assets.
Insite Software has been a technology alliance partner of Epicor since 2003, delivering shipping solutions integrated with Epicor ERP. More than 70 percent of the manufacturers and distributors using the InsiteShip and InsiteManifest solutions today are Epicor ERP customers, such as Braun Corporation, Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc., and SureFire, LLC.
“The acquisition of InsiteShip and InsiteManifest solutions supports our desire to provide a more comprehensive solution to customers that expands our business solution footprint to support broader supply chain initiatives,” said Janie West, chief product officer, Epicor. “It was a natural evolution of our relationship, given our technology strategy synergism, as the latest version of the Insite solutions is available in multitenant software as a service (SaaS) delivery model, supporting our strategy to strengthen and expand our cloud offerings, while giving customers the choice to implement on-premises or SaaS — according to their business requirements and needs.”
InsiteShip and Insite Manifest coupled with Epicor Business Suites Help Customers Better Manage Costs
Cost management is a key component to manufacturers and distributors remaining competitive in today’s global business environment. Recognizing the need to improve supply chain processes to reduce costs, increase productivity and efficiency is critical to success. In particular, gaining better cost management has to potential to yield significant savings. Incorporating these two solutions under the Epicor brand will enable Epicor to expand the value delivered to customers, with streamlined product development, support and services of these offerings:
InsiteShip offers manufacturers and distributors critical multiple-carrier shipping functionality including automated hazardous materials and international shipment paperwork, shipment planning tools, rate shopping and automation of tracking and email notifications. InsiteShip has certified integrations for leading carriers around the world including FedEx®, UPS®, DHL®, and the United States Postal Service®, as well as smaller regional providers.
InsiteManifest is a standalone or web service solution that processes shipping transactions. It gives shippers the ability to communicate to various carriers, calculate freight amounts, and RIN (registrant identification number) carrier labels all within the ERP shipping screen. It also populates the tracking information and the billable freight amount right into the system of record. InsiteManifest simplifies the enterprise shipping function by automating the most repetitive and challenging tasks and eliminating costly errors. Through integration with the ERP of record, InsiteManifest increases shipping department efficiency while simultaneously cutting costs.
“Today, our primary focus is to power connected commerce, delivering rich B2B and Direct to Consumer experiences that drive our customers’ businesses forward,” said Tony Abena, chief executive officer, Insite Software. “Divesting our shipping solutions to Epicor makes sense for our InsiteShip and InsiteManifest customers, as the majority leverage Epicor ERP.”