Dynacast signs million-dollar multi-site deal with Epicor

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Dynacast, a world force in precision diecasting, is to implement Epicor eManufacturing, powered by Vantage, to automate its manufacturing processes. Dynacast will also use Epicor’s hosting capabilities, provided by IBM, to maintain consistency in procedures, provide global access to information, and eliminate the need for a formal information systems staff.

Dynacast is well known for its precision diecasting of zinc, aluminium, and magnesium for telecommunications, computing, electronics, consumer electrical, automotive and other industries. It operates globally through 21 countries, in 34 locations, 23 of which are manufacturing sites. Epicor’s eManufacturing offers the scalability needed to keep pace with this fast growth. Dynacast also needed software that would allow for easy, company-wide access to information and data analysis, and Epicor eIntelligence fitted the bill.

“The hosted services that Epicor and IBM are providing for Epicor eManufacturing will allow us to focus on what we do best, which is serving our customers, instead of managing and supporting software,” said Simon Newman, president of Dynacast. “We visited various companies nationwide that were using Epicor eManufacturing and we were repeatedly impressed by Epicor’s ease of use and affordable ownership.”

The agreement will amount to over one million dollars in software and services - one of Epicor’s larger deals to date - proving that eManufacturing can serve large, global customers. Epicor will host Epicor eManufacturing for Dynacast’s North American division, which includes eight sites: Chicago, South Carolina, Wisconsin, New York, Montreal, California, Mexico and Texas. Dynacast’s Chicago site began the implementation process in January 2001. All other implementations will be modelled on the Chicago site.

“As midmarket companies today are faced with the need to provide higher levels of information technology support, an increasing number are looking outside their own companies,” said John Hiraoka, senior vice president of marketing for Epicor. “Epicor’s software and hosted offerings provide the right tools and quality support that midmarket companies need at a price they can afford.”

Epicor Software Corporationfounded in 1984, is a provider of integrated enterprise and eBusiness software solutions exclusively for midmarket companies, with 30,000 customers worldwide. Epicor helps businesses around the world build eBusiness into their entire organisation by integrating their systems and operations with the Internet. By integrating leading edge eBusiness applications with advanced front office customer relationship management applications and proven back office ERP applications, Epicor provides midmarket companies with the complete solution they need to compete in the new Internet economy.



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