Multiple forecasting methods can be calculated and stored for side-by-side comparison of demand planning scenarios. Graphics can be used to compare each method to demand. Purchasing decision capabilities include calculating secondary targets as well as primary for the line buy. Scenarios regarding Return-On-Added-Investment can be viewed for discount opportunities or imminent price increases. The new Suggested PO Workbench applies purchasing suggestions into a configurable, sortable queue with the ability to add columns needed for review, quantity changes or the addition and deletion of items. Also new, the User-Defined Queue creator gives users the ability to fix opportunities within the product file. Data can be selected for any Eclipse file for review, organized into columns of relevant information, and updated in the queue.Last modified on Friday, 19 September 2014
EPICOR UPDATES ECLIPSE
Epicor Software has released version 8.7.9 of Eclipse, its wholesale distribution package. The software features Progress Billing to enable billing independent of shipping material. Epicor says the method is suited to electrical and plumbing distributors and can also be used for billing based on project stages or to manage an installment payment plans. Among the features are Advanced Demand Forecasting, which utilizes the exponential smoothing, Holt and Holt-Winters models to accommodate planning based on trend behavior and seasonality.