May 19, 2020

Epicor acquires Dot Net IT to accelerate ERP deployments

ERP
Epicor
dot net it
enterprise software
Sumit Modi
2 min
Epicor acquires Dot Net IT to accelerate ERP deployments

Texan enterprise software company, Epicor, has acquired UK's Dot Net IT in order to strengthen sales, services, and support teams globally. The combination of Epicor and Dot Net IT will bring cloud-based, add-on solutions that extend the company's ERP portfolio.

Sabby Gill, Executive Vice President of Epicor International, said: “Dot Net IT has been a consistently strong Epicor partner, aligned with our core values and focus on customer experience and business growth. This acquisition brings valuable knowledge and experience into the fold, as Dot Net IT serves numerous Epicor customers worldwide with implementation, cloud migration and IT infrastructure support, and has a track record of quickly and effectively resolving issues to keep their businesses running smoothly.”

Gary Parfrey, Managing Partner at Dot Net IT, added: “We are pleased to join Epicor and bring the expertise we’ve honed selling, implementing and developing solutions for Epicor ERP as an alliance and channel partner. The team consists of experts in extending Epicor ERP functionality, and designing solutions to save customers time and maximise their technology investment, so they can focus on business growth.”

Dot Net IT is a certified Epicor alliance and channel partner specialising in Epicor ERP implementation services, support and development of add-on solutions. This acquisition expands the Epicor repertoire, migrations and upgrades to the latest version of Epicor ERP in the cloud or on-premises. Dot Net IT also has a dedicated team of developers delivering solutions like the popular Data Management Tool (DMT) currently used by Epicor customers and integration partners worldwide to reduce the complexities of data management for faster, more efficient implementation projects.

Epicor and Dot Net IT have been working collaboratively for a number of years with joint customers in the manufacturing and services industries, such as Dorner, Fasse Valves, Hayward Tyler, Marshall of Cambridge Aerospace, and St Ives Group, to name a few.

 

Follow @BizReviewUSA and @NellWalkerMG

Read the June issue of Business Review USA & Canada here

Share article

Jun 18, 2021

Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking

APTIM
Intelliwave
3 min
Intelliwave Technologies outlines how it provides data and visibility benefits for APTIM

“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.

We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time  spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.

Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate. 

With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.

There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.

Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture. 

It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.

Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.

On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.

As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.

A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.

 

Share article