EPICS User Conference
April 16-19, 2023
San Antonio, Texas
EPICS 9.16 is now available for download. Contains 7 wishlist items including 5 top-ten, and 16 new features and enhancements. New Quality Check Module.
The current release of EPICS is 126.96.36.199
The EPICS Enterprise Edition is the most commonly used edition. It includes 16 concurrent user licenses and allows for additional licenses to be added at the lowest cost per license.
Any of the optional modules can be added to the Enterprise Edition.
The EPICS Basic Edition is designed for the smaller extrusion plant needing a more economical solution. It includes six concurrent user licenses. This would take care of, for example, five workstations constantly connected to EPICS, as well as one license for others to share (management, dial-in, etc.) The five constantly connected workstations might be:
. Office (Order Entry, Invoicing, reports, etc.)
. Office (Sales, Customer Service)
. Production Control (Scheduling, Printing workorders, Posting production)
. Packing (Printing packing tickets)
. Shipping (Loading trucks, printing manifests, etc)
The optional Enhanced Shipping and Enhanced Finishing Modules are not available with the Basic Edition.
Pricing for the Basic Edition includes a fixed component added to the annual Software Service Policy. This allows us to provide the same level of support as the Enterprise version, as well as the same updates and enhancements.
Additional user licenses beyond the six included can be added to the Basic Edition at any time. However, if you think you will need more than 12 licenses, the Enterprise edition is more economical. The Basic edition can be upgraded to the Enterprise edition at any time.
The EPICS Lite Edition is designed for the one-press plant with a small office staff. Since user licenses are limited, it may not be feasible to utilize all of the available EPICS features. For example, you may not wish to print individual packing tickets, but to print one ticket for each item. The optional Enhanced Shipping Module and the optional Enhanced Finishing Module are not available with the Lite Edition.
EPICS Lite has a low initial price and a reasonable annual charge. The initial price includes the same training and assistance as the two larger versions, except that the on-site visit is replaced by web-based training and assistance. The Lite version includes a fixed component added to the annual Software Service Policy. This allows us to provide the same level of support as the two larger versions, as well as the same updates and enhancements.
Additional user licenses beyond the one included can be added to the Lite edition at any time. However, if you think you will need more than 3 licenses, the Basic edition is more economical. The Lite edition can be upgraded to the Basic edition at any time.