Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced that Wilson Auto Parts, an automotive aftermarket parts distributor with five locations serving northern New Jersey, will implement the Epicor Vision distribution management solution.
An Epicor customer for more than 20 years, Wilson will upgrade to Vision software from the Epicor Prism platform to take advantage of the solution’s advanced inventory management tools and other efficiency-enhancing capabilities.
A recent audit of Wilson’s daily operations uncovered multiple areas where team members were forced to spend too much time on non-revenue-producing, manual processes. Despite the company’s commitment to “old-school” business value and exceptional customer service, owner Manny Marques and his management staff were attracted to the potential cost savings and additional service capabilities associated with a modern, comprehensive business management platform.
With the company’s implementation of Vision software, employees will no longer have to spend multiple hours each day generating purchase orders, managing inventory transfers, running reports, and issuing or filing invoices and statements. Inventory management is expected to be a key area of savings, both in time and, potentially, capital investment, according to Nuno Barroso, general manager at Wilson Auto Parts. The Vision solution automates inventory balancing activities, allowing users to save time, increase turns, and reduce lost sales. In addition, the Wilson team will implement the Epicor Compass business analytics tool to make faster, more informed buying decisions.
“We expect the Vision platform will be so much easier to deal with and will help us to better maintain our inventory balance,” said Barroso. “Right now, we’re manually creating reports and looking at every single part and comparing to see if there are overages in any of the remote stores, which is the same thing that Vision software will do automatically. That’s huge because we spend a lot of money and a lot of time doing that. This upgrade will stop us from spending way too much time doing things that Vision can handle with the press of a button.”
Wilson also has invested in the Epicor WebDocs electronic document management solution, which will enable it to minimize filing and other paperwork while offering customers 24/7 access to invoices, statements, and other account records.
“We are extremely proud of our 20-plus-year relationship with Wilson Auto Parts, a business that has always focused on growth though exceptional service,” said Scott Thompson, vice president, automotive, analytics and content, Epicor. “We are also proud of the fact that when the Wilson team set a goal to ‘grow beyond’ through even stronger revenue and margin performance, they once again turned to Epicor to get there.”
Epicor Vision software is a powerful next-generation solution for parts distributors targeting increased operational efficiency, stronger sales and margin growth, and exceptional customer satisfaction and loyalty. The software, which can be deployed either on premises or in the cloud, features world-class customer relationship management (CRM) tools, a centralized database, highly advanced price management and inventory capabilities, accounting, and comprehensive “central services” functionality for businesses that serve both company-owned and independent stores.
About Epicor Solutions for the Automotive Aftermarket
For more than 40 years, Epicor aftermarket solutions have helped empower motor vehicle parts and service providers through world-class technologies that drive sales, profits and customer loyalty. Epicor products and services for the aftermarket include parts data and related eCatalog content; industry data analytics and category management solutions; enterprise software; B2B and B2C eCommerce solutions; and business optimization tools. Visit the Epicor Automotive Aftermarket solution hub to learn more.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation drives business growth. We provide flexible, industry-specific software designed around the needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than 40 years of experience with our customers’ unique business processes and operational requirements are built into every solution―in the cloud or on premises. With this deep understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions manage complexity, increase efficiency, and free up resources so you can focus on growth. For more information, connect with Epicor or visit www.epicor.com.