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Epicor Kinetic

Epicor Kinetic
Formerly Epicor ERP

Overview

What is Epicor Kinetic?

Epicor Kinetic (the name of the former Epicor ERP) presents a wide feature breadth, customizability, and scalability, typical product-centric cloud ERP offerings. It is meant as a single, end-to-end software solution for businesses, and is available on-premise, hosted, or in…

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Recent Reviews

Epicor Kinetic Review

9 out of 10
May 08, 2024
Incentivized
I use Epicor Kinetic for purchasing, receiving, shipping and invoicing. The problem we used to have before Epicor Kinetic is having to use …
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TrustRadius Insights

Epicor ERP is a versatile software that offers comprehensive toolsets and customization options to streamline the entire manufacturing …
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Epicor by Bob

10 out of 10
December 02, 2021
Incentivized
Epicor is used across all departments except R&D and outside sales.

Epicor streamlines all activity and helps communicate between …
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Epicor for ERP only

3 out of 10
February 13, 2020
Incentivized
Epicor is being used as an ERP solution to manage and handle incoming and outgoing orders of machinery, parts, and production. It is …
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Epicor Cheerleader

10 out of 10
October 17, 2018
Incentivized
Currently use Epicor ERP in all of our manufacturing, customer service, finance and engineering departments, some sales also included. Our …
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  • Cost of goods sold (39)
    9.0
    90%
  • Role-based user permissions (38)
    9.0
    90%
  • Order entry (40)
    9.0
    90%
  • Dashboards (37)
    9.0
    90%

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What is Epicor Kinetic?

Epicor Kinetic (the name of the former Epicor ERP) presents a wide feature breadth, customizability, and scalability, typical product-centric cloud ERP offerings. It is meant as a single, end-to-end software solution for businesses, and is available on-premise, hosted, or in the cloud as a software…

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Product Demos

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Features

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

7.4
Avg 7.2

Customization

This addresses a company’s ability to configure the software to fit its specific use case and workflow.

7.5
Avg 7.3

Security

This component helps a company minimize the security risks by controlling access to the software and its data, and encouraging best practices among users.

9
Avg 8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Users can report on and analyze usage, performance, ROI, and/or other metrics of success.

9
Avg 7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Financial management solution, including capabilities for general ledger and configurable accounting

7.6
Avg 7.6

Inventory Management

The ability to track and manage the flow of goods or materials into and out of an inventory.

9.4
Avg 7.8

Order Management

The ability to process orders, and track them from quote to cash.

8.9
Avg 7.8

Subledger and Financial Process

Revenue management solution including capabilities for subledgers and financial processes

8.7
Avg 7.4

Project Financial Management

Project financial management solution including capabilities for project budgeting, cost control, billing and contract management.

9.2
Avg 7.6

Project Execution Management

Project execution management solution including capabilities for project scheduling, resource management, and team member task management.

7.6
Avg 6.8

Grants Management

Grants management solution for higher education, public sector, or non-profits with capabilities for managing financial awards for program and project funding

7.8
Avg 7.4

Procurement

Procurement management solution with capabilities for sourcing, contracting, procure-to-pay and supplier management

8.1
Avg 6.9

Risk Management

Risk management solution with capabilities for managing controls, assessing control effectiveness, certifying controls, and addressing deficiencies

7.9
Avg 6.5

Logistics

Logistics solution with capabilities for transportation planning, transportation execution, trade compliance, customs management, warehouse management and warehouse workforce management.

7.3
Avg 6.8

Manufacturing

Manufacturing solution for managing manufacturing processes and costs.

8.6
Avg 7.4

Supply Chain

Supply Chain Planning solution with capabilities for planning, performance monitoring, change responses and execution.

9.2
Avg 7.1

Product Lifecycle Management

Product Lifecycle Management solution with capabilities for innovation management, product development

7.6
Avg 7.2
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Product Details

What is Epicor Kinetic?

Epicor Kinetic (the name of the former Epicor ERP) presents a wide feature breadth, customizability, and scalability, typical product-centric cloud ERP offerings. It is meant as a single, end-to-end software solution for businesses, and is available on-premise, hosted, or in the cloud as a software as a service (SaaS) solution.

Epicor Kinetic software offers a modular approach with robust capabilities focused on reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving customer responsiveness across the enterprise. Given its modularity and customizability, Epicor Kinetic is able to solve a wide variety of business problems and needs.

Kinetic Modules

  • Epicor Asset Management - Users can record, track, and depreciate fixed assets with Asset Management, an integral module of Kinetic. It provides a register of all fixed assets used in the organization.
  • Kinetic Supply Chain Management (SCM) - For manufacturers, from sourcing raw materials to delivering finished products, it offers the visibility to transform the manufacturing supply chain into a results-driven value chain. SCM is a full suite of enterprise application capabilities.
  • Kinetic Planning and Scheduling - The Kinetic MRP module provides manufacturers and distributors with forecasting and master production scheduling (MPS) capabilities.
  • Kinetic Sales Management - Generates and tracks customer or prospect requests for quotation (RFQs)—from the time of receipt until an order is placed. Users can create estimates and get quotes out more quickly, with pricing.
  • Kinetic Customer Relationship Management(CRM) - Provides the information and oversight to deliver the best possible customer experience at every touchpoint. Connecting employees, departments, and supply chain partners with Kinetic capabilities.
  • Kinetic Project Management - Financial solution for project-based manufacturing.
  • Kinetic Product Management - Product Management serves as the central hub for processes, product data and history. It provides collaboration and data exchange among enterprise users who interact with these products, like product managers, engineers, salespeople, buyers, and quality assurance representatives. It controls the process to ensure the right product is built using the right bill of material, routing, and specifications.
  • Kinetic Global Business Management - For managing global manufacturing operations and multiple sites with centralization and visibility.

Epicor Kinetic Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Epicor ERP is a versatile software that offers comprehensive toolsets and customization options to streamline the entire manufacturing process. Users have praised its ability to enhance data transparency and promote efficient workflows, allowing them to sell, engineer, and manufacture without the need for unique IDs. With its integration capabilities and master scheduling feature, Epicor ERP has proven beneficial for various departments such as order entry, sales, IT, finance, purchasing, and engineering. Customers have reported improved visibility between departments and increased collaboration within their organizations through this centralized database. The software's wide range of applications includes sales, accounting, production scheduling, supply chain management, and human capital management. By replacing multiple databases and streamlining processes, Epicor ERP has successfully reduced overhead costs while increasing productivity. Users have also highlighted its real-time data integration and user-friendly features, which enable efficient decision-making across different facets of the business. Additionally, it has been implemented in multi-site setups to combine manufacturing sites and sales offices across different locations. Overall, Epicor ERP addresses issues related to multiple databases and inefficient data management, providing a comprehensive solution that supports growth and enhances operations in various industries.

Highly Customizable: Users have praised Epicor ERP for its high level of customization, with many stating that it allows them to tailor the software to meet their specific business needs. This flexibility eliminates the need for extensive customization or reliance on Epicor for software changes.

Valuable Data Export Feature: The ability to export data to an Excel spreadsheet is seen as a valuable feature by users, allowing them to easily manipulate and analyze the data in Excel. This feature is highly beneficial for in-depth analysis and reporting purposes.

Useful Dashboards: Users find the dashboards in Epicor ERP to be highly useful and easily updatable. This streamlined interface enhances productivity and efficiency by providing quick access to important information and facilitating real-time decision-making.

Support Team: Unhelpful and Slow to Respond Many users have expressed dissatisfaction with the support team, stating that they have encountered issues with unhelpful support, slow response times, and a lack of understanding of the manufacturing process and the system. Some users have found it frustrating to receive canned responses from support and have struggled with upgrading due to lack of assistance. User Interface: Confusing and Inconsistent The user interface has been a source of frustration for many users, as they find it confusing and inconsistent. Users have mentioned difficulties in performing tasks due to the unclear layout and design. Some reviewers have also noted that certain functions within the software have different names but perform the same tasks, causing confusion. Navigation: Too Many Tabs and Non-Straightforward Links Several users have reported difficulties with navigation within the software. They feel overwhelmed by too many tabs and non-straightforward links, making it challenging to find specific features or information. This issue has led to frustration among users who desire a more streamlined navigation experience.

Users frequently recommend the following approaches when using the software:

  • Request structured and pointed demonstrations and speak to references who have used the most current version of the software. This helps in assessing the software's capabilities and suitability for specific needs.

  • Consider the flexibility of choosing between dedicated/single tenancy and multi-tenancy. Having the option to select the most suitable deployment model has proven valuable for different organizations with varying requirements.

  • Prioritize data standards and people readiness before starting discovery sessions. Taking this step ensures that data is standardized and users are adequately prepared, leading to a smoother implementation process and successful outcomes.

  • Maximize adoption from a wide user base to fully leverage the application's potential in achieving success.

These recommendations are based on feedback from users, which highlight these approaches as valuable when working with the software.

Attribute Ratings

Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Epicor is really great for manufactures wanting to manage their business and control costs. Epicor is truly a Quote to Cash system and is very much an enterprise-grade product. From small business to large enterprise Epicor ERP fits almost any size business. It is not cheap though and support and ongoing maintenance is not cheap either.
December 02, 2021

Epicor by Bob

Bob Ladd | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
As stated before all orders are handled well but the Jobs [feature] still seem like it is for a job shop and not build to stock. We backflush and the setup and labor backflush is problematic. The accounting piece works very well but monthly reporting is very limited and needs improvement. One thing I love is all setup based on hierarchy. This allows for managing thing at a higher level.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For us the cloud solution is a good fit as we have little in house IT support. We have also focused on using it out of the box as we did not have an existing system that was being replaced. Overall, it performs the core ERP functions well and I see the road map heading in the right direction to address mobility and add missing functionality.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I do not see this product working at a marketing or consulting firm because there is no need to look up parts. With that said. this is definitely useful for a manufacturer in whatever field of work they are active in. I also see this working in a setting where multiple people are involved.
Michael Palecek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Epicor ERP is well suited for most manufacturing companies and the level of customization would make it a good fit for many companies. There is a pretty steep learning curve but most of the processes and data handling can be customized to fit just about every business. The level of sophistication of the software does demand either a company with IT resources or enough capital to outsource these changes.
February 13, 2020

Epicor for ERP only

Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For me as a marketing manager, I am not able to use Epicor ERP to its fullest capability. It works well with our production and equipment management as far as orders are concerned, but there is not much for marketing or customer relationship management, which would be nice--to tie sales and production together.
January 18, 2020

Epicor ERP works for us!

Sam Fowler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is well suited for our environment of medical device manufacturing. It was easy to sell and gain employee use and confidence in the application. It seems to fit well in mid to enterprise-level organizations, maybe not so well in smaller organizations that might find it difficult to recover their investment.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Epicor is a great "all-encompassing" program that connects all facets of information within your company. Any user can easily pick it up within a few days and find which areas and which screens suit them and their needs. Epicor is very big and probably isn't necessary for a smaller company. It could seem pretty overwhelming.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Well suited for an organization running jobs for multiple sub-assemblies. If the company sets up its business practices around Epicor's ERP functionalities the process is definitely more uniform and seamless. In some cases such as our own, we made the system work according to how we were accustomed to in our old system and we have run into some obstacles because of how we manipulated it.
October 17, 2018

Epicor Cheerleader

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Personally believe that Epicor is the best company out there for ERP. Large company who is personable, accountable and genuinely cares to make your business successful. Always striving for ease of use while keeping up with the world of change. Epicor is more of an extension of our business than a supplier of a product.
Michael Pavlica | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Epicor is an excellent system for most manufacturing customers and offers several features previously only offered on the very large (e.g. Oracle, PeopleSoft, etc) level platforms. Yet the pricing is mid-level, and the expandability through additional modules provides a great opportunity for future business growth. The architecture is easily scalable, fast, and offers great options for both on premise and hosted systems. Epicor is flexible, and large enough that regular updates and enhancements continue to be adopted to improve functionality and effectiveness.

It is however, not for everyone. Competition in this sector is very good, with several mid-level systems being available at a similar price point. If you are considering adopting a new ERP system and are in the plastics space, you also owe it to yourself and your team to consider IQMS, which is becoming a de-facto standard in this segment. Also, for specific medical sectors, you will find that Epicor software validation for CFR Part 11 compliance can be quite costly-- although the software is capable of supporting this with modification.

Overall, Epicor is a solid choice. Ultimately, it will be up to your team to determine what works best for your needs. You won't be disappointed with Epicor if you do the due diligence and take the time needed to properly review and demo the product. Remember though, demos are typically "best case" staged, so be sure to throw several curveballs at your vendor and bring out the unique requirements of your business.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Epicor ERP is great for manufacturing companies, whether you make the same widget every time or if you a make custom widgets, this ERP system can handle it. If you have multiple plants, or multiple companies, Epicor ERP can handle it. Works in the US and internationally also. I do not think the EPR system would be the best choice if you are a distributor or a retailer.
May 28, 2018

Epicor ERP Review

Andrew Frank | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Epicor ERP is very strong for our multi-site manufacturing business, where we need to set up multiple machining resource centers within Epicor. I'm not sure it would be as appropriate for a services business or a business that is more project-based. For our product-based environment, Epicor ERP is a really solid solution.
May 01, 2018

Epicor Review

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Epicor works well for key business functions, raising POs, raising manufacturing jobs, performing accounting transactions etc. Some features exist but are not used e.g. there is a facility to record an expiry date on a lot. However, MRP is quite happy to suggest we use the product beyond its expiry.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized

Understanding the question very well and think to know Epicor pretty well too, this highly depends on whom is asking.

When a medium to large size OEM company would be asking, I'd probably agree (with the right consultant!).
I believe the package offers too many options (too complex) for small project-oriented companies though. At least in Holland, there are better alternatives readily available.

Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Epicor is suited if you have multiple systems and want to join into one. It actually works very well but you'll need a dedicated person or persons to manage and customize it and deal with the multiple user complaints. If you are used to an online system like QuickBooks or something that is easy to use, you will not enjoy it!
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The best thing about Epicor is that almost everything can be customized to the user. This makes things easier to track, which saves people time from trying to look for items. Epicor could do a little better of a job in the standard reports and list views. Only showing information that is important to it's user
Travis Kenworthy P.E. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Epicor could be a good fit for companies that have grown out Quickbooks and need something with more accounting functions and ways to integrate project management, purchasing and accounting into one place. Small companies that can make do without it could save a lot of money by not having everything as organized as it will be in an ERP system though.
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