News | November 3, 2017

Independent Retailers Shrink Labor Costs, Increase Profits With Epicor Scheduling+

Record number of users choose cloud-based solution to speed up and simplify staff scheduling, while improving business transparency

Austin, TX /PRNewswire/ - Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, announced today that an increasing number of independent retailers are choosing the cloud-based Epicor Scheduling+™ solution to make better staffing decisions, cut costs, and promote overall business transparency.

Epicor Scheduling+ is a cloud-based workforce management platform that helps independent retail businesses streamline labor management, reduce expenses, and improve operational efficiencies. The platform also seamlessly integrates with the Epicor Eagle N Series® retail business management system—delivering real-time and historical point of sale (POS) data to accurately forecast staffing needs and help minimize costly overstaff situations.

"We have used three different workforce management systems to manage employee time and attendance. Each of them have promised the world, but never delivered on functionality and were difficult to use. We love the easy functions and intuitiveness of the Epicor Scheduling+ application. Because it's cloud-based software, my team and I can manage schedules and do payroll for all of our locations, anywhere we are," said Xavier Coto, president, El Capitan Sports Center.

More visibility for all employees
The new Epicor Scheduling+ mobile app—available for Apple®iOS mobile devices—gives employees the ability to be better connected. Users can conveniently view schedules, assigned tasks, messages, clock-in or clock-out, and submit time-off requests from any iOS device. Displaying the latest schedule at their fingertips, employees can stay up-to-date on any last minute tasks or other management communications.

Time-saving scheduling tool—up to 12 hours saved each month
C. A. Lindell & Son, Inc., a 20,000-square-foot hardware store and home center in Connecticut, optimizes work hours, reduces scheduling errors, better tracks time-off requests, and easily communicates schedules all with Epicor Scheduling+ software. "With our old system we had upwards of four people involved with scheduling and there was a lot of copying, pasting, and chasing around. Two managers now handle the task. For every hour we used to spend, we now spend thirty minutes—half the time. We're saving at least two to three hours a week with Epicor Scheduling+ software," said Bob Riva, co-owner, C.A. Lindell & Son. "With easy access to the cloud-based system, our employees enter schedule requests directly into the system. Managers now create schedules two, three, or four weeks in advance, which all but eliminates last-minute coverage issues. The time savings is a notable improvement, allowing more time for customer-focused activities."

"Many retailers struggle with manual workforce processes that result in over- or under-staffing, payroll and scheduling errors, and exceeding labor budgets. These manual processes cost precious time and money," said Bill Wilson, senior vice president, product development, Epicor Software. "Epicor Scheduling+ is intelligent workforce management software at its best, which makes staff scheduling easier, faster, and more accurate."

About Epicor Scheduling+
Epicor Scheduling+™ is a robust, cloud-based workforce management solution that provides intelligent scheduling, task management, and time and attendance tools based on historical and real-time point of sale (POS) data. The Epicor Scheduling+ application, easily integrated with the leading Epicor Eagle retail business management system, is an innovative solution designed to help retailers effectively manage labor costs, save time and money, and improve overall operational efficiencies. Visit the Epicor workforce management solution hub to learn more.

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation drives business growth. We provide flexible, industry-specific software designed around the needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than 40 years of experience with our customers' unique business processes and operational requirements are built into every solution―in the cloud or on premises. With this deep understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions manage complexity, increase efficiency, and free up resources so you can focus on growth. For more information, connect with Epicor or visit www.epicor.com.

Epicor, Epicor Scheduling+, Eagle N Series and the Epicor logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epicor Software Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Apple is the trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. 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. Scheduling+ is a trademark of Web Software, LLC.

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