17 Feb 03 12:14
I dont have no exp with SAP and Peoplesoft so its hard to gauge/compare one against the other.
Their site is quite poor when it comes to technical information, they like to talk about their "Case Studies". I mean really. What I would like to know is what peices make up the puzzel, and how will this software fit my business requirements.
From what I understand SAP is one of the BIG Guns in ERP. Be prepared to spend quite a considerable amount of money rolling that boy out.
We only have a small site 10-15 users, which I run over Win2000 Terminal Server. It performs a lot better than running as a stand alone client.
Also easier to manage updates. If any new customization is done, as its only done in one place rather than having to update each client. Although if you SMS you could push it down to the clients if you run the software on clients.
Having Crystal reports is great, probably the best report dev package around. Easy to get started, but you need to know your stuff if you want to write complex reports.
I think you really have to look at what infratstructure is going to effect your decsion.
Like what type of platform you currently run. Epicor is MS shop.
Are you run over a wan/lan environment.
How many servers are you running
What is your base Desktop. Will your desktops support the preferred Software.
Because, you may find that hardware upgrades will be needed also along with the new ERP system. This will add $$$ to the bottom line..
The thing that impressed me about Epicor is their bredth of products.
They also do whats called Front office. Its a CRM package that links(hooks) into their Backoffice CRM.
Honestly your best bet would be getting the people out to give you the speil on their product.
I dont envy your position, trying to decide which system is best for you has soooooo many +/- issues, it could take months.
But if you need any technical advice on Epicor I'll do my best to help out