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Epicor Brings Cloud-Based Document Management to ERP

Epicor Software, a provider of industry-specific enterprise software, has introduced new enterprise content management capabilities.

The announcement—made at the Epicor Insights 2017 customer conference—followed the January 2017 acquisition of DocStar, when Epicor unveiled the expansion of its cloud-based solutions portfolio and commitment to integrating DocStar's document management and process automation capabilities into its enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms.

According to Epcor, modern organizations operate in a data deluge, and there is tremendous business opportunity to be gained through "paperless" efficiencies associated with digitization. As the main system of record, ERP data is used to create business documents such as invoices and purchase orders that become part of the business record and are used in work processes. As a result, securely managing business documentation and automating these processes via enterprise content management (ECM) can improve productivity, and streamline compliance, enabling organizations to provide a better, easier experience for users.

The ability to bring ERP and ECM together creates a complete process automation and optimization solution involving both document/paper and non-document centric processes, while also eliminating IT management overhead, and making functionality more accessible to users for fast ROI, reduced risk and improved competitive advantage, said Tom Franceski, vice president and general manager, DocStar, a division of Epicor Software.

Epicor ERP users have access to a centralized ECM repository with approval process flow and digitized document capture. Users can standardize creation, indexing, storing, searching, and retrieving documents across the organization easily and securely. Organizations can also reduce reliance on physical file cabinets and streamline management of a wide range of paper-based processes and approvals.

The new integrated ECM functionality is aimed at allowing users to access the right content and documents in the right context within Epicor ERP; ensure one version of the truth; satisfy document archival requirements; collaborate with customers and suppliers; streamline and scale business operations; and enable best practice AP automation.

For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

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