SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

September 03, 2013 09:00 ET

Barbados Public Workers' Co-operative Credit Union Limited Selects Epicor ERP and HCM Solutions to Enhance Operations

Barbados' Leading Credit Union Joins Epicor Customer Installed Base in Latin America

DUBLIN, CA and MONTERREY, MEXICO--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2013) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Barbados Public Workers' Co-operative Credit Union Limited (BPWCCUL), the largest credit union in Barbados, has selected the award-winning Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) and Epicor human capital management (HCM) solutions to streamline complex financial back office operations and HR processes.

BPWCCUL has been empowering generations of Barbadians financially since 1970, shaping the economic, social and physical landscape of the country by providing access to financial resources and educational opportunities to thousands of resident and non-resident members. For over 40 years, the institution has provided its members with access to competitively priced credit and financial services and the means to improve their standard of living and accumulate wealth in an environment of good corporate governance and regulatory oversight.

The Credit Union has undergone a competitive review of the organization to determine how it can improve its infrastructure, processes and technological systems. The evaluation revealed the need for a system to help integrate information across the organization to replace existing inadequate solutions.

From the beginning, BPWCCUL was looking for a robust human resource management solution to improve upon current manual HR processes. They selected Epicor HCM, a complete human resource information system (HRIS) to automate HR processes, enabling the organization to track, manage and analyze employee data throughout the entire employee lifecycle. Latest solution enhancements allow users to modify fields and labels based on the employee location the user is viewing. Additionally, users can configure the system to show or hide menu items and specific codes in select lists, and run standard reports that can be labeled to country or location specific functionality.

"As the organization grows, and for it to operate efficiently, it is imperative to find a solution that meets the needs of the Group," said a representative from Barbados Public Workers' Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. "We reviewed different software proposals, and decided Epicor ERP and HCM were the best suited solutions to fit our needs."

From the outset BPWCCUL were clear they wanted a system to manage the HR and Financial processes within the Group. The Credit Union needed a technology platform to link the different local and regional offices, and provide timely reporting capability, as well as accurate individual and consolidated financials.

"We wanted something broader, a comprehensive solution to support back office operations like financials, procurement and project management," added the representative. "Epicor ERP proved to be the best option, as the system can simplify integration to other functionalities in the future."

The professionalism, dedication and flexibility to the project the Epicor team demonstrated, were key to addressing the specific needs of BPWCCUL. Epicor proved to be the answer to the organization's demands and more. Now, the financial institution will work hand in hand with Epicor to support expansion of the provision of financial services within the Group located in Barbados with a regional office in St. Lucia.

"Our next step is to begin the implementation of Epicor HCM and some modules of Epicor ERP, looking forward to possibly add new ones in the future," said the representative. "We are definitely going to reengineer our processes and move towards a positive change; incorporate industry best practices and enhance the way we work to make operations more efficient. Having the kind of information you want and need, when you want it and need it, is invaluable."

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  • Contact:
    Lisa Preuss
    Senior Director, Corporate Communications
    Epicor Software Corporation
    +1 949 585 4235

    Mariel Fuentes
    Public Relations, Latin America
    Epicor Software Corporation
    +52 81 1551 7426