Recently we sat down with Epicor’s 2013 and 2015 Americas Partner of the Year, Cre8tive Technology and Design. President and Founder Aaron Continelli and Vice President of Sales Mike Smith gave us an excellent overview of the company and what differentiates them from the competition.
The Big Picture of Cre8tive
Cre8tive employs over 60 people, with headquarters in San Diego, CA and additional offices in Chicago, IL and San Luis Potosi, Mexico. With more than ten years of experience and over 500 customers, the Epicor Platinum Partner serves clients throughout North America. The keys to their success, according to Continelli, have been an ability to provide end-to-end service, industry experience, and flexible implementation strategies. This has also given them referenceable customers in their key target markets.
Cre8tive’s ERP offerings
Cre8tive offers Epicor’s full ERP package as an on-premise solution, or as a single or multi-tenant SaaS model. The Epicor Suite allows the company to perform well in various manufacturing or distribution verticals including:
- Industrial Machinery
- Medical Devices
- Furniture and Fixtures
Cre8tive has also developed enhancements to the Epicor suite. As the only Epicor partner focusing on specific vertical functionality, they are especially strong in Project-Based Manufacturing and Aerospace and Defense, as evidenced by the following features and functions offered:
Aerospace and Defense
- Extended supply chain management functionality
- Revision control in inventory
- Expiring materials dashboard
- Export controlled finished goods and sub-assemblies (itar)
- Enhanced project entry features
- Additional description fields for larger, more complicated projects
- Managers can assign weekly work-hour and percent-based, direct time goals
- Management reporting details, how prompt a user is in entering time into the system
Cre8tive’s Service Offerings
Also unique to Cre8tive as an Epicor partner are their service offerings, which include managed data and hosting services, full help desk support, and a continual improvement plan. The company’s continual improvement plan is designed to ensure their customers realize the full benefit of their investment in new ERP software; this would include the creation of a project plan and a monthly meeting where Cre8tive acts as a client’s ERP staff, in any number of different roles such as a consultant or as an IT administrator.
Cre8tive is experiencing some growth and has added additional sales people and professional services staff. Ultra has seen them in a number of selections throughout the years, and they continue to be successful in the small and mid-market manufacturing space. With the growth of their sales team, their industry focus, and full range of services, we expect to see them participating in even more Ultra run selections.
To learn more about Cre8tive, visit their website here.