SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

August 04, 2016 09:00 ET

ADSCO Companies Invests in Growth With Epicor Prophet 21

National Automotive Aftermarket Distributor Opts for a Modern ERP to Support a New Facility, More Salespeople, and Continued Growth

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - August 04, 2016) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced ADSCO companies has chosen Epicor® Prophet 21® as its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to enable superior customer service, support a growing national sales team, and increase operational efficiency.

Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, ADSCO Companies is recognized as a national warehouse distribution center of products used in the auto and truck sales and service sector as well as allied service providers to the automotive industry such as car washes, detail shops, independent repair garages and body shops.

Over the last few years ADSCO Companies has achieved unprecedented growth, and company executives decided to build on that momentum by purchasing a new facility, hiring their first national sales manager, and incorporating a standalone customer relationship management (CRM) system into the sales cycle to support their growing business. However, during their search one of their customers with a similar business model introduced them to Prophet 21, which offered integrated CRM tools and distribution-focused features that could enhance their business.

"Though Prophet 21 was a more robust solution than we originally went looking for, we were convinced a more sophisticated ERP system would be another smart investment in our future," said Chuck Folzenlogen, president, ADSCO Companies. "References from other Prophet 21 users and a knowledgeable sales team made us confident Epicor would be a great long-term technology partner."

Industry-Specific Software Reduces Customization

Before coming to Epicor, ADSCO used a software solution built for the promotional products industry that lacked tools the company needs for other aspects of its distribution business. ADSCO plans to take advantage of Prophet 21 features like business process automation and advanced forecasting.

"With our previous system, we were forced to customize several processes to work for our organization. Those customizations created problems for us during routine updates, and when the software engineers who wrote them moved on," Folzenlogen continued. "Because Prophet 21 was built for distributors, our new ERP solution will require little to no customization to support our operations and will offer insights we never had before. We were thrilled to find an organization that understands our business, and we're eager to begin working with experts in the distribution industry."

"Epicor Prophet 21 is designed to offer powerful, out-of-the-box functionality so distributors can hit the ground running. Less training time means higher productivity and fewer errors," said Michael Goeke, product marketing manager, Epicor Software Corporation. "ADSCO has chosen a modern, end-to-end ERP solution with Prophet 21. We are excited to have them on the platform, and we look forward to working with them as they continue to grow."

About Epicor Prophet 21

Leveraging a half-century of distribution industry knowledge and expertise, Epicor Prophet 21 is an end-to-end distribution solution offering deep functionality - from open ecommerce platforms to mobile sales and field services, wireless sales counters and warehouses, advanced inventory management, and customer optimization tools. Visit the Epicor Prophet 21 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.

Epicor, the Epicor logo and Prophet 21 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epicor Software Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners. The product and service offerings depicted in this document are produced by Epicor Software Corporation.

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