Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced an alliance with ADP® to offer next-generation Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) and Epicor human capital management (HCM) customers expanded integration with ADP Workforce Now® payroll solution in North America.
Unveiled at Epicor’s annual customer conference, Insights 2016 in Las Vegas, the collaboration formalizes the relationship to build on and expand the integration of ADP Workforce Now, a multifaceted HCM platform for midsized employers, with Epicor HCM and Epicor ERP in the United States and Canada.
“We are excited to be working more closely with ADP through this relationship,” said Ed Daihl, senior vice president, business development, Epicor. “Together, we are energized and ready to accelerate the pace of delivering further enhancements and expanded capabilities that build on the integrations that already exist today between our solutions.”
“By working with Epicor, we’re helping business owners spend less time on administrative tasks and more time with the people who will help their business grow and thrive,” said Amit Jain, Division Vice President of Strategy and Professional Services for ADP’s Major Account Services business. “Streamlining their HCM applications with targeted integration will help companies eliminate inefficiencies and drive business success.”
Delivery Cloud-Based Payroll with Epicor Postmodern Technology Platform
According to Gartner, “Often, organizations look at cloud as the primary source of innovation in business applications and technology platforms—while trying to reduce their IT operation costs. However, cloud services must be integrated with established, usually on-premises, system-of-record applications in the context of postmodern application strategies.”
Epicor has followed a postmodern ERP technology strategy with its open and agile architecture and flexible deployment options for Epicor HCM and Epicor ERP—available cloud subscription, hosted or on-premises. Through the alliance with ADP, and with Epicor ERP or Epicor HCM acting as the system of record, customers have access to a powerful cloud-based payroll solution.
Manufacturer of packaging and component products UFP Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: UFPT) leverages Epicor ERP across its business operations including finance, manufacturing and supply chain. On the benefits of adopting a postmodern ERP system, Keith Cote, Director of Information Technology at UFP noted, “We were able to implement Epicor ERP across the business in a relatively short timeframe because the solution is easy to navigate and enables us to maximize our technology investments, such as our ADP payroll system. The integration between Epicor ERP and ADP payroll enables us to aggregate and analyze business data for better decision making.”
Cote continued, “We can compare data such as how many payroll hours we’ve accrued, against how much time we’ve booked in the manufacturing operations. Access to that kind of data ensures we are accepting jobs that are profitable for the organization and put us in a position to grow. The fact that Epicor and ADP are now aligned to further enhance future integrations is a win.”
Nearly 200 Epicor HCM and Epicor ERP customers are already leveraging ADP payroll today through outbound integration. Epicor plans to expand and enhance the integration with ADP in future releases of Epicor ERP and Epicor HCM.