Wilson Transformer Company Becomes First Customer in ANZ to Implement Product Lifecycle Management
Apr. 19, 2011 (Marketwire) --
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA and IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/11 -- Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, today announced that Wilson Transformer Company, a leading Australian manufacturer of power and distribution transformers, will implement the next-generation Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The company will be the first customer in Australia and New Zealand to implement the solution's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) capability.
With over 650 employees based in Australia, Wilson Transformer Company works collaboratively with its customers, using its unique experience and know-how in engineering, manufacturing and logistics, to provide innovative and tailored solutions to satisfy customer requirements. Wilson Transformer Company also has two specialised manufacturing operations based in Victoria, one for Power Transformers in Glen Waverley and the other for Distribution Transformers in Wodonga.
Wilson Transformer Company selected Epicor ERP through Epicor's strategic partner, COGITA, which has worked with Epicor for more than ten years. COGITA, who was recently named "Global Partner of the Year" by Epicor for the third consecutive year, sells and supports Epicor ERP products, for design-to-order, make-to-order, engineer-to-order, configure-to-order and mixed-mode manufacturing companies in the private sector.
Wilson Transformer Company's decision to opt for the Epicor ERP solution was based, in part, on the success the company has enjoyed to date using the Epicor Vantage solution, sold and implemented by COGITA. Wilson Transformer currently uses the Vantage solution to support its financial management system and logistics operations. More specifically, the company was vigorously searching for a robust PLM system.
"While we were very happy with the capabilities offered by the Vantage solution, we knew that the platform and upgrade path offered by Epicor's next-generation ERP solution was ultimately a better fit for our organisation as we continue to grow," said Ed Wilson, General Manager, Power Business Unit at Wilson Transformer Company. "In particular, we were also impressed with the product lifecycle management capability offered through Epicor ERP. We have been looking for a comprehensive PLM system for some time. Given the nature of our business, it is critical we have access to, and complete visibility of all information pertaining to a specific product including specifications, design, client liaison, service, maintenance, manufacture and procurement terms.