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Main Supplier of Foam Mattresses to IKEA Implements Epicor ERP

Mon, 06/14/2010 - 5:06am
The Associated Press

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 Dendro Poland (http://www.dendro.pl/html-eng/aboutus2.php) , a leading manufacturer of foam mattresses and a main supplier to IKEA stores, has implemented Epicor's enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to manage manufacturing, logistics and finance processes.

Dendro Poland operates in the chemical and furniture industries, specializing in manufacturing foam mattresses and mattress covers. Following dynamic growth, changes to the product portfolio, and construction of a new plant, Dendro Poland decided to implement Epicor. The Epicor solution provides a precise overview of the current output, to help managers make the right business decisions concerning forecasting and operations. With Epicor, Dendro Poland is able to track precisely what amount of foam is required to manufacture a mattress. This knowledge helps the company control efficiency and manufacturing costs.

"We selected the ERP solution from Epicor because it had already proven itself in other companies with a similar profile," said Jakub Piekarz, project manager and head of manufacturing for Dendro. "As Dendro Poland was growing really quickly, we started to feel the pressure to implement an integrated system to manage the business. Our decision was dictated by the functionality and scalability of the Epicor system, matching the growth of Dendro Poland. It was also important to us that data would be stored centrally after the implementation, and that we could work remotely from a single central installation which could coordinate all external processes.

"We achieved significant business benefits after the implementation. For our entire organization, it is essential that we now have a single system that stores information about all aspects of our operations, from acceptance of materials, production of blocks, to warehouse management. This enables us to do better planning and forecasting," Piekarz added. "When it comes to logistics, the main benefit is warehouse management. We have records of movements between warehouses with a full log of operations. In terms of manufacturing, the greatest improvement was in the field of long blocks production management."

Piekarz explained, "Epicor allows us to keep a close eye on inventories, something that is extremely important to our core operations. By replacing a simple application to manage production with an integrated system, we have achieved a number of benefits such as integration between our ERP system and the sales system of our main customer, IKEA. Because of that, we can very efficiently exchange information about orders, shipments, invoices and manufacturing planning. Another key element of the implementation was the integration with the supplies planning system at an external warehouse. Additionally, when a new mattress is ready, it is reported with bar code scanners. This optimizes and automates daily routines at Dendro Poland."

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services industries. With 20,000 customers in over 150 countries, Epicor provides integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and enterprise retail software solutions that enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. Founded in 1984, Epicor takes pride in more than 25 years of technology innovation delivering business solutions that provide the scalability and flexibility businesses need to build competitive advantage. Epicor provides a comprehensive range of services with a single point of accountability that promotes rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership, whether operating business on a local, regional or global scale. The Company's worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world. For more information, visit www.epicor.com (http://www.epicor.com/) .

Epicor is a registered trademark of Epicor Software Corporation. 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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