Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, recently announced general availability of its latest human capital management (HCM) solution, Epicor HCM version 5.7.1. Epicor HCM is a complete human resource information system (HRIS) that automates HR processes, enabling companies to track, manage and analyze employee data throughout the entire employee lifecycle. The newest release delivers HCM Mobile Connect and enhanced global frameworks with country specific functionality, including detailed Canada profiles.
“Based on customer demand, we are continuing to deliver integrated features to support HCM needs across organizations globally,” said Diana Van Blaricom, senior product marketing manager, human capital management solutions for Epicor. “By adding HCM Mobile Connect and enriched global framework functionality, organizations have more flexibility and outlook to manage employee operations than ever before.”
Extending Platform Flexibility
HCM Mobile Connect provides access to users for daily tasks via Apple® iPad®, iPhone® or Android® devices. With no application installation required, users can easily login through a device’s web browser to prevent companies from needing to support various versions of device applications. Employees can simply bookmark the URL in the web browser to provide direct entry for the login page. The new mobile features include:
Managers have the ability to respond to time-off requests or balances, approve any workflow routes, manage contacts and take any action that needs approval.
Employees can access pertinent insurance data, update their personal information, submit time-off or leave of absence and click-to-call while searching the company directory.
Create and update To-Do lists on-the-go.
Designed to meet the needs of any organization, HCM Mobile Connect is offered on-demand as software as a service (SaaS) subscription, hosted or on-premise license.
Increasing Global Framework Support
The new country specific functionality profile provides unique needs based on the users location. Enhancements allow users to:
Modify fields and labels based on the employee location the user is viewing.
Configure the system to show or hide certain menu items and specific codes in select lists.
Run standard reports that can be labeled to country specific functionality.
Location-specific home pages help deliver a blend of relevant communication and corporate standards at each site. Further, the HCM version 5.7.1 release features a specific country profile for Canada. The features include employee data fields and select regulatory reports, including the Employment Equity Act Report.
The latest version of Epicor HCM is available as an integral part of the Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP)  suite, as well as an independent, end-to-end solution. Epicor HCM is supported on Microsoft SQL Server 2012, leveraging those system environments to take advantage of the latest server technologies. Available as on-demand software as a service (SaaS), hosted, or on-premise license, Epicor HCM can be deployed according to organization requirements without compromising functionality.