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Focus SB Chooses Epicor ERP to Achieve Complete Visibility of Business Data and Prepare for Growth

Manufacturer of Designer Electrical Wiring Accessories Selects Epicor ERP to Ease Growing Pains

EpicorSoftware Corporation, a global provider of industry specificenterprise software to promote business growth, announced today that Focus SB has chosen the next-generation enterpriseresource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP. Focus SB will implement EpicorERP in order to help gain full visibility over the whole organisation and inturn, help to support the company’s growth plans.

Focus SB isa UK-based manufacturer of bespoke electrical accessories, including designerand high quality switch and socket plates for high-end residential, luxury hotelsand commercial interiors. The company has an annual turnover of 4.5 million and55 employees across two factories. Previously Focus SB concentrated on platemanufacturing alone and relied on other suppliers for electrical parts.However, more recently the company has taken the decision to manufacture forthe whole supply chain.

Followingthe recent change in its business model, Focus SB was presented with foreign exportopportunities which could double the company’s turnover within the next two tofive years. Whilst the change brought considerable advantages, it alsopresented challenges, highlighting the immediate need for the company to updateits ERP system to reap the benefits from these export opportunities.

Thecompany’s previous ERP system was preventing it from having clear visibilityover useful business data and inhibiting even basic business decisions. However,these were key business requirements Focus SB needed to meet in order to moveforward and continue to grow as well as to stay one step ahead of itscompetition.

“Our oldsystem was hindering our plans for growth, we were unable to extract theinformation we needed to monitor the progress of orders or plan for bottlenecksin production. By implementing Epicor ERP we’re confident that we will be ableto plan order processing and staffing more effectively resulting in a morestreamlined business to match our plans for growth,” said Gary Stevens, managingdirector, Focus SB.

Focus SBevaluated several ERP solutions, but chose Epicor ERP as it felt it was theonly available software application on the market that suited the company’sbusiness needs. Implementing Epicor ERP will provide it with the tools it needsto support its imminent business growth and to streamline some of the existingprocesses within the business.

Focus SBplans to implement Epicor ERP across the whole organisation, including financeand purchasing. However, the team anticipates it will have the greatest impacton the company’s internal sales processes and production. Being able to achieve‘at a glance’ business updates will allow the company to plan better and offerits customers not only better service, but quicker lead times and will help todecrease the turnaround time of customer quotes. In addition to this, Focus SBwill also gain more control of the current demand in capacity throughoutproduction.  

“With thehelp of local Epicor consultants, we received all the information we needed onhow Epicor ERP would help meet our particular business needs, which certainlyhelped us make the final decision,” said Stevens. 

“It isgratifying for us to see a business like Focus SB plan for growth and selectour ERP software to help meet its goals. Focus SB is a good example of acompany that will benefit hugely by implementing Epicor ERP and will quicklyreap the rewards of having a greater understanding of its business and processes-- we look forward to helping the company grow,” said Andy Archer, regionalvice president UK and Ireland for Epicor Software.

About Focus SB Limited

Focus SB Ltd® is a British companydedicated to manufacturing electrical wiring accessories of unparalleledquality for over 30 years. Industry pioneers, the company’s innovative designand cutting edge manufacturing techniques, paired with superior materials andcomponents, ensures Focus SB’s sockets and switch-plates are highly soughtafter for prestigious interiors projects, both in the UK and globally.

Focus SB welcomes enquiries from interiordesigners, M&E consultants, architects, property developers, electricalcontractors, lighting design consultants and specifiers. The company’sknowledgeable sales consultants are available across the UK to discussinteriors projects in person, and to arrange bespoke samples. Visit www.focus-sb.co.ukor email sales@focus-sb.co.ukfor more information.

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor SoftwareCorporation drives business growth. We provide flexible, industry-specificsoftware designed around the needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail,and service industry customers. More than 40 years of experience with ourcustomers’ unique business processes and operational requirements are builtinto every solution -- in the cloud, hosted, or on premises. With this deepunderstanding of your industry, Epicor solutions manage complexity, increaseefficiency, and free up resources so you can focus on growth. For more information, connectwith Epicor or visit www.epicor.com.

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Dani Kerby / Fiona Todd

Berkeley(on behalf of Epicor UK)

+44 1189 090909

dani.kerby@berkeley.global or fiona.todd@berkeley.global