INTRINSIC Software has announced that Epicor has commenced the first customer shipments of Vista 8 jobbing and project engineering software, encompassing full production scheduling and control, efficient sales order and purchase order processing as well as a full set of financial modules.
Three modules have been added to these standard features. These modules provide a fully-embedded customer relationship module including marketing event management, project engineering management with project costing and analysis, as well as milestone billing and control. A material requirements planning (MRP) module has also been added, incorporating forecasting and automated planning.
Vista 8 is based on the Microsoft .NET framework and a 100% service-oriented architecture (SOA). It will support virtually any operating system from Windows to Unix and Linux. It also establishes database independence with support for Progress and Microsoft SQL Server, and IBM DB2 and Oracle in the future.
It allows customisation of the screens, reports and business rules for the individual user, with unlimited access to information by user-created dashboard queries.