Alfombras y Fieltros Iberia Selects Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning Solution to Improve Its Process Efficiency

IRVINE, Calif. and CARACAS, Venezuela (May 12, 2008) – Epicor Software
Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for the midmarket and divisions
of Global 1000 companies, announced that Venezuelan textile manufacturer Alfombras y
Fieltros Iberia CA (Alfica) has selected Epicor iScala for the integrated management of their
processes in the areas of finance, manufacturing and supply chain.
Epicor iScala is a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suite,
which provides functionality in the areas of finance, supply chain, manufacturing and customer
relationship management, as well as collaboration capabilities, specific localizations by country
and support for multiple currencies, languages and parallel accounting entities.
Established in 1976 and located in the state of Aragua, Alfica manufactures carpets,
upholstery fabrics and felts, plus thick woven polypropylene bags, mesh and laminated. With a
staff of 450 employees, Alfica serves the domestic market of decorators and the industrial and
petrochemical sectors, with clients in Caracas, Valencia, Barquisimeto, Puerto La Cruz and
Maracaibo. The company’s sustained growth in recent years, coupled with the need to respond
efficiently to the market, led to the need for an advanced technology solution that would support
the overall business.
Lacking visibility and access to real-time information, the company recently experienced
low efficiency in its production processes, which was one of the reasons leading them to
evaluate an enterprise management software solution. “Our search was oriented towards a tool
capable of adapting to our production process, that would provide a procedural method to
organize our data processes,” said Federico Duran, IT Manager of Alfombras y Fieltros Iberia.
For Alfica, one of the main strengths of this software was its solid manufacturing
functionality, including planning, execution and control of the entire manufacturing process;coupled with the assurance of the support of a world-class enterprise software provider such as
Epicor, with proven strength, sustained growth and market leadership, based on innovation and
development of leading-edge technologies.
Alfica has an existing accounting system developed ad hoc in place today, and the
company’s production process is handled on paper and spreadsheets. With Epicor, the
company will be able to plan the whole production process and keep exact track of products in
all manufacturing stages, as well as a proper handling of all administrative and accounting
The implementation of the solution will begin in June 2008, with the support of the
consulting and integration services of SCS-BMS Venezuela.

Source: Epicor