Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition Features List

Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition

Comprehensive ERP solution for shops & small manufacturers

3.58/5 (56 reviews)

Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition Feature Summary

  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Production Management
  • Product Management
  • Material Management
  • Financial Management
  • Business Intelligence

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Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition's features:

Dawn Miller

Manufacturing tool

2018-06-22

Pros

Epicor manufacturing is a nice software to manage all the management data under one umbrella and get the detailed reports and act upon.

Cons

This software is expensive for the small companies and also sharing and multiple user are not so easy to add in this.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Brittney Steadman

Once you understand the program, it is rather nice to have but it takes a little to get used to.

2017-08-12

Possibly have a helpful manual for the program or a webinar to help people just getting started with it.

Pros

I like being able to take care of almost every aspect of the store inventory in one program.

Cons

Easier to keep track of where product went missing.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Eric Christensen

Overall a great product, but maintenance is getting expensive.

2015-09-16

Pros

The real-time display for monitoring machines.

Cons

They do not offer multi-year discounts, and each year is now costing nearly double what we started at three years ago.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition

Being a pre-canned software, be sure it fits all your needs and will work in your environment. Request a POC of the software, set up a test facility with a machine or two, and run through all your manufacturing processes from scheduling, materials, maintenance, down-time, anything you can think of.

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David Kolczynski

Broad functionality that comes with a price

2016-11-03

The ability to easily create dashboards was great and allowed us to create screens that showed specific metrics that we wanted to monitor.

Pros

Ability to create custom 'dashboard' screens to see things that we want to monitor. Extensive functionality for small to medium sized manufacturing companies.

Cons

Standard reports were ok but not great.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition

As with any ERP software, you need to look closely at your existing processes and see how they are going to 'fit' into the new software. In many cases you will need to change your existing processes. If so, you need to take a close look at the software's process and make sure that it will work for you. Epicor has plenty of functionality so I would expect that it will be the last software you would need to purchase unless your business changes significantly.

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Allan Kaplan

Implementation is a challenge

2017-10-12

Excel Connect, as reporting tool, works well but lacks proper security capabilities.

Pros

Very configurable software which is both good and bad. Software has a lot of capability to flex to our needs.

Cons

The program management at Epicor also did not add much for the cost.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
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Jack Pennypacker

Used Epicor ERP for 7 plus years, works Great!

2017-05-02

Love the product, so easy to use, and has several 3rd party software that plug into it, making life easier.

Pros

Easy to use, Great Product Configurator, and company continues to move forward with new abilities, mobility!

Cons

Inventory module is a little clunky, doesn't make it easy to do inventory if you use phantom assemblies.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Dan Horne

Epicor Manufacturing, some parts are better than others

2018-05-03

Stick to custom reports, custom user screens, and use the Business Objects provided to interface with and all should be well.

Pros

Ease of use, E10 is cloud based, support (when in US) is good, Short learning curve, fairly flexible, highly customizable

Cons

Highly customizable tends to get pushed to overly customized which = a mini-new ERP project with every upgrade to fix broken customizations, VAR network: some are great, some not, support for down-rev version falls off quickly, plan on extended cost of ownership, import/export functionality is limited unless add-on products are purchased, Field Service module is the weakest link in the product.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Rob Toews

Epicor is a good fit for Manufacturing

2016-09-28

Pros

Like the ability to Customize. The new update process is getting better.

Cons

Purchased Third Party Software.

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Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition

Talk to other Companies running Epicor. The Sale and Demo Team is slick, but they promise things that won't be in the core product.

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Michael Barrion

Very satisfied with Epicor.

2016-09-21

Pros

We love how we can customize the screens to fit our needs, the ability to access or use the built-in fields, it's ability to integrate with other systems and the tools we can use to create reports.

Cons

The presence of Progress is giving us a headache. But good thing this is already removed in version 10.

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Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition

Epicor is really worth trying especially if your business is in manufacturing.

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Todd Caughey

Very Powerful

2017-05-15

Over the years Epicor (and former Vantage product) has grown from a simple Job Shop system to a full blown ERP powerhouse that brings the flexibility to address most any manufacturing or distribution company.

Pros

Publish & Subscribe dashboards are a great reporting option with drill down capability.

Cons

Reliance on SSRS for reporting - although Crystal Reports still works.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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luke cade

Good, but needs some improvement

2017-06-13

Pros

The ability to make things unique to your own is a great feature. It's great for tracking inventory too.

Cons

There is always a problem with any update that happens. I do not like the ticket process because it takes forever to get a response and most times the problem could be solved in a few minutes instead of being dragged out for a few weeks.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Josh Foote

Epicor ERP has been vital to organizing our small tool and die shop.

2016-09-09

Pros

It has time management functions that allow you to keep track of your time and show what the cost of your time is on any given job.

Cons

some things about Epicor require specific actions in a specific order and can be confusing to fix.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition

Make sure that your business matches what the software excels at.

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Chris Wineinger

All in one place

2017-02-14

The attractiveness of an all in one software makes Epicor a real deal. Customizations don't interfere with updates and a recently enhanced operating system provide the best of ERP.

Pros

Easy to update or customize to fit our needs

Cons

Needs better integration to send emails using internal functionality.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition

Start with the package as is, customize only as necessary will make the implementation quicker and less painless

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Julio Flores

Implementation ERP Epicor Software Manesa May 2012

2015-08-31

Pros

We can have control of all main areas in a real time, to verify advances of production plan, shipments, buy of raw material.

Cons

about the product some times we have specific problems with the software and we must to create a call to report and fix the issue but we need to wait a lot of time to solve it.

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Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition

When you will work with a partner please assure that it know completely the tool to avoid problems ahead.

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Laurie Rockman

used it for 15 years

2016-01-22

Pros

Ease of payment process. the check run process was very easy select net 30 (or other parameters) and the list would come up and you could select all or pick and choose.

Cons

Each module seemed to be designed by a different company so to me it lacked continuity.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

4/10

Recommendations to others considering Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition

I don't know what updates they have made so I'd ask what improvements they have made over the years and have your list ready of what you need. For the cost of this software...I was quite disappointed when I realized shortcomings and it's inability to do what I expected.

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Stephane Bourgeois

Great software

2016-09-06

Pros

All the module are fully integrated and they add third party software over the years.

Cons

The KPI dashboard are not so friendly user for the common people

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition

Define what you need in your process. Try the software with the database they can supply to see what you can do and feel the software. Ask other user about there experience

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Larry DeBirk

Accountings software is an afterthought.

2018-03-24

Fixing the accounting software is not even on their to do list when you look at the next years initiatives

Pros

PM management tools are great.

Cons

The accounting system is the worst i have ever seen. Feels like an after thought that they really don't care about. Cumbersome entries for purchasing, accounting, reconciliation, etc.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
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Chris Benedict

Frustrating to use, but has functionality

2017-09-14

I wish there was more integration with other systems.

Pros

I like the features of the product, what it can theoretically do. I like that the software is in the cloud and I can access it from anywhere.

Cons

The user interface isn't intuitive, items and actions are not easily found.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
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Peter Volkert

2011-06-10

The majority of what we do is for a government contracts, involving serialized assemblies and very large multi-level BOMs.

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Randy Stulce

2011-06-01

We chose Epicor because of integration from Quote-to-Cash with fully functional accounting system, inventory management, order/quote management, job tracking, and shipping modules.

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Don Johnson

ERP with lots of functionality

2017-07-19

Overall a good product!

Pros

Easily customizable to your environment!

Cons

May need to adjust the stock reports. Support is challenging at times.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Jorge Campista

Not Easy to Use or Setup

2017-10-05

Pros

you can control al you company with this software, from Sales to Shipments and billing, you can also control you shop floor (Manufacturing) know in what part of the process your finish goods are, inventory, wip, purchasing all your supply chain is cover with this software, very powerful tool.

Cons

Extremely difficult to setup, and not very user friendly, you have to open a lot of windows to get some information, MES tool is not very friendly user has to enter a lot of data manually if you want to control all your process, causing users not to feed the system correctly.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Josh Foote

Epicor ERP give us all the power to see our business.

2017-05-11

Pros

Some of the things I like about Epicor are the ways you can customize your dashboards. You create them to show virtually anything you want.

Cons

There are some things that seem overcomplicated sometimes. I've had an issue where when I create a purchase order a check box for "inspection required" gets clicked that we don't ever use and it causes an issue for accounting.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Maynard Bratton

Fully integrated and does a good job, but costly for what you get.

2017-11-16

Pros

You can only purchase the modules you need, which should keep costs down, but the modules that you do need are very costly. Good for a medium company 50-100 employees, but wouldn't recommend for a small company.

Cons

Maybe we were too cheap and tried to do more on our own without the help of training. Reporting was hard to figure out and complicated for the average Joe.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Nicole Abernathy

Great if you are a potential new customer, not so great after

2016-09-12

Pros

I enjoyed the easy click through menu options and ability to customize the forms to our liking.

Cons

Almost everything has to be customizable and it created many years worth of problems trying to build this system without a strong support team.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

3/10

Recommendations to others considering Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition

If you are non-production and offer products and services, I recommend you evaluate the reporting functions and the level of support you may need. The system works well for many, but we feel that once we were sold the system, we did not get any support on expanding or maintenance.

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