As enterprise data continues to grow exponentially, it’ll take an especially robust solution to extract real-time insights from so much information. Epicor is up to the challenge. The ERP vendor offers new reporting and analytics tools with each release to optimize the user experience and improve decision making. For example, Epicor 10 replaced outdated Crystal Reports with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), a more streamlined, flexible reporting solution. (However, you still have the option of maintaining Crystal Reports in your Epicor 10 solution.)
Deep data analytics, award-winning business intelligence (BI) and advanced reporting functions empower users to answer essential questions about your enterprise performance. You’ll always know when a machine needs to be scheduled for preventative maintenance, why a delivery was late or which products will be in demand next season. Epicor ERP utilizes historical and real-time data to make smart predictions and keep you on top of your business processes.
With a huge assortment of templates and user-friendly drag-and-drop tools, you will gain insights into every nook and cranny of your organization. Epicor’s sophisticated reports, trackers and dashboards empower each user to make sense of big data.
Epicor Reporting Options
Each business is different. Not every manufacturer and distributor requires the same data. Furthermore, each ERP user specializes in different functions that warrant instant access to specific datasets and reports. Therefore, your ERP solution and consulting partner should provide multiple reporting options to let you choose how to use your data.
Active Home Page
Epicor 10.2 introduced the active home page, which offers personalized dashboards to maximize business insights. The role-based home page allows you to use business activity query (BAQ) tiles to populate your most important charts and dashboards on a single screen. Epicor Data Discovery (EDD), Epicor’s BI solution, is embedded into the home page to provide both detailed insights and a broad overview of processes. In just a few clicks, you can drill down into reports and gain a deeper understanding of your business. You can even adjust the color pallet and design to fit your tastes. The home page puts you in the driver’s seat to control your user experience.
Epicor Mattec MES
Epicor’s Manufacturing Execution System provides full visibility throughout the plant floor. Whether you use a touchscreen, a bar code or a keyboard interface, you will have easy access to a wealth of information on employees, jobs, materials and more. Real-time, online trackers provide the insights you need to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), shorten cycle times and reduce waste. It also cuts down on manual data entry to increase accuracy and efficiency.
Jet Analytics for Epicor ERP
Some businesses need a third-party BI solution to supplement their Epicor platform. For users who count on Excel or Microsoft Power BI for reporting, Jet Analytics is the best solution for leveraging their familiar reporting tools while making the most of their ERP data. Fully integrated with Epicor, Jet Analytics allows users to report against their largest Epicor databases with Microsoft Power BI or Excel. Jet Analytics speeds up user adoption and training by supporting the most common reporting platforms. It also serves as a comprehensive data warehouse, maintaining critical information in one place. With Jet Analytics, you can take advantage of user-friendly features to access real-time data at your fingertips.
Datix: ERP Experts
If you’re not using the right data for the right job, then you’re not using your ERP to its fullest potential. To help you determine which reporting features to use and how to use them, team up with the ERP experts at Datix. An Epicor Gold Partner, Datix has executed ERP projects for manufacturers and distributors for over 20 years. Our certified consultants work closely with each client to ensure their software meets their unique needs.
Find out more about Epicor ERP’s advanced reporting features as well as Jet Analytics by contacting Datix today.