We specialize in Epicor® Customizations – Small sample

Customizations can be described as anything that changes an Epicor® screen.  These changes can be as small as making a text box bigger to type in, to as large as building an entire application from scratch. Inside this PDF you’ll find some of the solutions we’ve provided to our customers in the past. These are real-world challenges and solutions. We hope they inspire you to think about what can be done for your business.

Epicor® Customizations

Customizations can be described as anything that changes an Epicor® screen (application). These changes can be as small as making a text box bigger to type in, to as large as building an entire application from scratch. Below you’ll find some of the solutions we’ve provided to our customers in the past; these are real world challenges and solutions. We hope they inspire you to think about what can be done for your business.

MES – End Labor Activity Screen

What we did: Put a stand-alone application inside of an existing Epicor® screen. Specifically, we created a Job Traveler application and embedded it in the End Labor Activity screen.

Why is it Helpful?

It sped up production on the floor by reducing the amount of time the user spent on data entry. Have a need to make some quick updates without loading another screen? Want to streamline data entry? This is one way to accomplish that.

Part Maintenance

What we did: Created a button in an Epicor® screen that opens up another Epicor® screen. We placed a button in Sales Order Entry that opens up Method Tracker. When the button is clicked Method Tracker opens up and automatically loads the PartNum that was selected/highlighted in Sales Order Entry screen.

Why is it Helpful?

Allows users to quickly open and load relevant screens and information when entering in data. It speeds up workflow. Using this we could have the Sales Order Entry screen open the Quote Entry screen, or have the Job Entry screen open and create a PO on the fly. You can open any screen from any screen with the click of a button.

Report Print Screen

What we did: In a BAQ Report screen we added the ability to Drag and Drop files that were attached and displayed when the Crystal Report ran. Need a way to attach and print a file that’s separate from a Crystal Report? Need to Drag and Drop a file for any other reason? This may be the solution for you.

Why is it Helpful?

It’s an easy way for users to attach files to Crystal Reports. Drag and Drop is a nice function, and it’s available to you in your Epicor® environment.

 

Customer Maintenance

What we did: We added multiple user defined tables to meet the customer’s complex customer setup and relationship model that spans the globe. This Customer Maintenance screen also utilizes a Zone BAQ to load the Customer.

Why is it Helpful?

You can use User Defined (UD) tables to store additional data in your Epicor® environment. UD Tables can be linked to and added to any screen in Epicor®. If you aren’t able to store all the data you need to, a UD table may be your answer. Also, this is a good example of using Zone BAQs.

  

 

Sales Order Entry

What we did: We used a BAQ to display multiple columns in a dropdown.

Why is it Helpful?

Most of Epicor’s® dropdowns display only one column when clicked. For example, if you are selecting a Bill To for an order, only the name of the Bill To displays. Our client had multiple Bill To records for each of their customers, and these Bill To records often had the same name but different addresses. We used a BAQ to not only show the Bill To name, but the address as well. This allowed their users to make the correct choice the first time.

 

 

Sales Order Entry

What we did: Sync’d Epicor’s® Sales Order Entry screen with a 3rd party ERP Order Entry System.

Why is it Helpful?

This requirement was very business specific, but it’s important to inform you that it is possible to link Epicor® to other ERP systems in real time. To accomplish this we used a combination of BPMs (Business Process Management), custom code, and SQL Stored Procedures.

Sales Order Entry

What we did: Gave users the ability to Copy Order Lines in the Sales Order Entry screen.

Why is it Helpful?

One of our customers in the medical field needed the ability to duplicate Order Lines. Before we developed this solution, their users had the grueling task of entering in data over and over again. If your business is spending too much time on data entry we would be happy to help.

 

MES – Multiple Job Scrap Entry

What we did: Created a Scrap Entry screen that allows the user to enter in Scrap data for all of the jobs that they are clocked into.

Why is it Helpful?

It sped up production. When entering in Scrap quantities, the End Labor Activity screen is used. Currently, this screen allows you to enter in your Scrap data one Job at a time. Our client happened to have a lot of scrap and they needed a way to enter the data quickly. This is another example of streamlining data entry.

 

 

Job Entry Screen

What we did: Gave users the ability to search through and select a Material PartNum in the Job Entry screen.

Why is it Helpful?

It greatly reduced the amount of time lost looking through the tree. The company we built this for had very large BOMs and the users spent a significant amount of time searching through them. The search functionality resolved the issue.

 

 

Get Default GL for PO Line

Many of our customers have asked us if there is a way to get the default GL Account for a Purchase Order Line Item in the Purchase Order Entry screen. These customers understood you can go to the Release for the PO Line Item and click the “Get Defaults” button to get the default GL Account, but they wanted this to happen automatically after adding the PO Line Item.

A customization can handle this desire quite nicely. Using C#, we were able to get the default GL Account to fill in automatically after the user enters in or changes the PartNum for the PO Line

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