Epicor Kinetic specialist, Clear Business Outcome, signs partnership deal with Codeless Platforms
Codeless Platforms today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Clear Business Outcome, a premium Epicor partner and reseller. Clear Business Outcome will now be using BPA Platform for future Epicor Kinetic integration projects to help manufacturing, engineering and distribution businesses streamline their processes and increase efficiency.
“Many of our customers struggle to maintain their integration processes with the standard solution they have installed. As a result, they constantly need our support. This scenario was great for us as a consulting business, but our fundamental role is to try and allow customers to empower themselves; to have the ability to manage the product that they have and not rely on consultancy the whole time, which can obviously be quite an expensive approach,” explained Neil Holdsworth, Consulting Director, Clear Business Outcome.
“Therefore, having something like BPA Platform at our disposal, which is next generation and a lot simpler to maintain and manage, gives our customer base an alternative option to that which is currently available. That was the most important thing and my core consideration when selecting BPA Platform and partnering with Codeless Platforms.”
“Additionally, now that Epicor is moving to the cloud with its new Epicor Kinetic version (formerly Epicor ERP) and bringing out an Application Studio, it is opening up low-code and no-code development opportunities. The fact that BPA Platform is also low/no code, and Codeless Platforms is taking a similar approach and methodology, seems to dovetail quite nicely into this approach – removing the reliance on programmers and technology experts.”
Founded in 2010 by Damien Sullivan, Epicor’s former VP of Consulting, Clear Business Outcome’s customers are predominantly based in the UK, but it also has customers in Australia, France, Germany, Middle East and USA.
“Our focus has always been on helping customers get the most out of the software that they’ve purchased. For the first seven years of the business, we were purely consulting partners with Epicor. We didn’t sell any software, we just grew the business from professional services. However, four years’ ago, Epicor convinced us to become a VAR and we’ve been selling the software ever since,” said Neil Holdsworth.
“We have a lot of customers that want to implement machine integration, warehouse integration and CRM integration with Epicor Kinetic. REST API was therefore a necessity when we were considering a solution. It’s now the standard for Epicor going forward and it’s becoming more prevalent across the board with other products. Consequently, selecting a middleware solution that could sit between two REST systems was very important,” revealed Neil Holdsworth.
“I also think the fact that, pricing wise, you get a set number of tasks as a starting point with BPA Platform, there’s plenty of opportunity to develop solutions for customers without it becoming too costly. For customers that want to expand on their integrations, it’s a good model for them.”
“A lot of our customers purchase smaller CRM systems as they don’t require all the functionality that is included in the larger systems, especially for the price. As a result, it wasn’t always cost effective to build an integration solution. However, with BPA Platform, we can now look to package things up and possibly do something similar for other customers.”
About Codeless Platforms
Founded in 1999, Codeless Platforms is at the forefront of business process automation and rapid application development. We have a proven track record of developing and delivering agile, flexible and robust next generation software solutions, empowering businesses to get the most from their data as well as the ability to respond to the rapidly changing business demands of today. Our knowledge of the marketplace and channel has grown in line with this development and established us as a highly experienced and reputable software company, working closely with partners and software vendors, such as Access, Epicor, Infor, Microsoft, Sage, SAP and SYSPRO. With over 450 global partners, more than 8500 customers use Codeless Platforms’ software solutions, ranging from diverse global organisations to the small local enterprise. The company is headquartered in Poole, UK, with representative offices throughout the world.