Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced the general availability of the latest version of Epicor Eclipse®, its wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for distributors in the electrical, plumbing and HVAC sectors. Eclipse v.9.0 features a refreshed user interface (UI) and technical innovations that foster business efficiency and productivity.
This version of Epicor Eclipse delivers a new user experience with a completely new main window, menu structures and navigation panels; a new Web widget to view other Web sites in the main window; and new “Metro-style” widgets with configurable widget size, color and notification method. The visually appealing, task-focused and user-friendly graphic interface of Eclipse v.9.0 will help employees accomplish more in their daily work and provide better customer service.
In addition, a number of innovations have been introduced to support increased business efficiency for distributors. These include a new volume rebate tracking system for vendor purchases, an eBulletin Board for critical announcements, an all-new chat-format messaging system, an improved central purchasing process, faster material returns, and new optional integration to Avalara for tax calculation and filing services.
“We have received exciting feedback from our customers on the refreshed user experience and the productivity improvements in this Eclipse release,” said Kami Kurth, Epicor director of product management, distribution. “We believe that every distributor can now have a cost-effective ERP system to give their business a competitive advantage.”
“Eclipse v.9.0 is a very well-conceived redesign,” said Nick C. Stamas, vice president and treasurer of South Side Control Supply Co. of Chicago, Illinois, a beta site for the new release. “It has proven to be an easy transition for users. After the update is complete, users are able to do everything they were doing before, but now have the ability to do much more. The new design and platform also provide many immediate benefits for users at every level. Most significant is a very simple and intuitive way to customize widget menus and shortcuts.”