Coghlin Companies Invests in Enhanced ERP System to Increase Client Success

WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coghlin Companies have made a substantial investment in a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system by upgrading to Epicor E9. The new system is completely redesigned and is a service-oriented, architecture based system. E9 provides a fully integrated enterprise management system with end-to-end supply chain management capabilities. This facilitates lean manufacturing capabilities, which reduces costs and increases flexibility for customers, resulting in improved product launches and overall customer satisfaction.

"Our customers depend on rapid 'time-to-market' and 'turn-on-a-dime' flexibility with their manufacturing partner," said Randy Ziffer, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Operations at Columbia Tech. He continued, "E9 profoundly enhances Coghlin Companies' ability to provide this high level of service."

The system is tailored for manufacturing enterprises, providing one of the best ERP capabilities in contract manufacturing. E9 will support Coghlin Companies' commitment to provide customers with the most cost effective and flexible service model in the industry. It has been implemented by Columbia Tech as well as DCI Engineering, resulting in a common, efficient platform across these divisions.

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

About Coghlin Companies
Coghlin Companies, Inc. is a privately held company specializing in helping companies cost effectively improve their time-to-market. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Coghlin Companies spans four generations representing more than 128 years of manufacturing experience and leadership. Subsidiaries include: Columbia Tech, which provides turnkey manufacturing services to a diverse customer base, including OEMs in the bio-science, semiconductor, LED, medical device, green energy technology, data storage, and automation systems and controls industries; DCI Engineering, an engineering design and pre-production support services company; and Cogmedix, an FDA compliant and ISO 13485 certified medical subassembly and finished medical device contract manufacturer. For more information, visit www.coghlincompanies.com.

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