Plante Moran announces fall 2014 webinar series on broad range of business, international and tax topics

Southfield, Mich. – Sept. 15, 2014 – Plante Moran‘s webinar series returns this fall with 13 new online sessions that focus on timely issues facing today’s business leaders. The 13 webinars (many of them will be delivered via video) cover a wide range of pressing topics related to end-of-year tax planning, technology, health care, ERP and global business services.

There is no charge to participate in the webinars, which are approved for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit. The fall webinars include:

ERP selection on the horizon? Think twice before doing it yourself
Tuesday, Oct. 7; 2-3 p.m. EDT

Ready for a new enterprise resource planning system? There are a number of critical factors to take into consideration when selecting and implementing an ERP system. For example, it’s important to understand this decision isn’t just about technology – it’s about people and processes as well.

Today’s global atmosphere – Are you fully informed to operate abroad?
Wednesday, Oct. 15; 2-3 p.m. EDT

Operating globally means contending with complexities, uncertainties and constant change. Whether an organization is thinking about or is currently operating outside of the United States, success abroad depends on staying informed of key issues, trends, best practices and strategies – everything from taxes and employee issues to minimizing risk and optimizing opportunities.

Just because you don’t talk about it doesn’t mean it’s not happening
Wednesday, Oct. 22; 2-3 p.m. EDT

The threat of fraud exists across every industry and within all areas of an organization; and the risks go far beyond potential financial loss. Fraud could compromise customer data and negatively impact a business’ reputation. Don’t become another statistic by waiting for fraud to occur.
Predictive analytics: It’s the intervention that matters
Wednesday, Nov. 5; 2-3 p.m. EST
Predictive analytics is the practice of extracting information from existing data sets in order to identify patterns that might predict future outcomes and trends. It is at the peak of its hype cycle in health care, but is it really “the next big thing”? Or is it being oversold?

Plante Moran experts will explore these questions, the concepts of predictive analytics, the use of predictive analytics in national intelligence settings and how these same concepts and technology can be applied to health care.

2014 Year-end tax planning: This time it’s personal
Monday, Nov. 17; 10-11 a.m. EST

Join Plante Moran’s personal tax specialists as they discuss 2014’s top year-end tax planning tips. From Medicare surtaxes and Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) triggers, to estate and gift planning and a variety of strategies to lower an individual tax bill, the Plante Moran experts will help formulate a plan for 2014 and beyond.

Countdown to 2015: Year-end tax strategies for 2014 and beyond
Monday, Nov. 17; 2-3 p.m. EST

Join the Plante Moran tax specialists as they count down the top year-end tax strategies for 2014 and beyond. From health care reform and fixed asset planning, to opportunities for employee compensation and uncertain tax positions, this webinar offers something for everyone. The webinar also covers hot state and local tax issues.

To register for the Plante Moran webinars, or for information on the other seven webinars, please visit www.webinars.plantemoran.com.

About Plante Moran
Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2014, Plante Moran (www.plantemoran.com) is one of the country’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting and wealth management services. Plante Moran has 22 offices and a staff of more than 2,000 professionals throughout Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, with international offices in Shanghai; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work.

Plante Moran to Provide ERP Implementation Services for Epicor ERP version 10 as a Member of the Epicor Inspired Partner Network

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 16, 2014 — Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest public accounting and consulting firms, today announced its support for the latest version of the next-generation Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP version 10, which became generally available in April 2014.

With Epicor ERP version 10, Epicor delivers a technology that is twice as fast, four times as scalable, and requires half of the previous hardware. Epicor ERP version 10 was designed based on today’s business need for flexibility, device accessibility, performance, collaboration, ease-of-use, and quality. The five guiding principles for the new release of Epicor ERP are collaboration, choice, responsiveness, simplicity, and mobility. “Today, businesses want ERP solutions that are easy to use, that their employees can become productive with very quickly, and that deliver high performance and scalability. Epicor ERP version 10 delivers that and more. The result is an inspired solution that changes the end user’s relationship with ERP to drive growth and opportunity throughout their business,” says Matt Bauer, director, channel sales, ERP Americas for Epicor.

With the rollout of Epicor ERP version 10 certification, Plante Moran has joined the comprehensive training program from Epicor University providing a full suite of education courses to have their team of specialists certified. As part of the Epicor Inspired Partner Network, Plante Moran will help meet the growing need among manufacturing organizations for a scalable and flexible business management solution. The industries Plante Moran will consult with Epicor on include industrial, aerospace and defense, and life sciences manufacturers.

“Plante Moran shares our vision to deliver innovative solutions that address critical business needs for our customers across industries,” says Bauer. “Through our relationships with companies like Plante Moran, we expand our industry expertise and implementation support to bring added-value to our Epicor ERP customers worldwide.”

John Lumpkin is a principal within Plante Moran’s ERP practice and is team lead for providing Epicor services. With more than 20 years of experience, Lumpkin helps companies harness the power of their data and information systems to better manage supply chain complexities.

About Epicor Inspired Partner Network
The Epicor Inspired Partner Network provides a solid foundation for partners committed to excellence and customer satisfaction. Epicor provides a comprehensive sales, marketing and support program that offers its channel partners significant opportunities to grow their businesses in key industries—manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services—backed by award-winning Epicor solutions, support and professional services. More than 400 value-added resellers and authorized consultants participate in the Epicor Inspired Partner Network worldwide. For more information on this program and the three-tiered partner incentive program, send e-mail to partnerinfo@epicor.com.

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. The Company’s headquarters are located in Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

About Plante Moran
Southfield, Mich.-based Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest accounting, tax and consulting firms and provides a full line of services to organizations in the following industries: manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, service, health care, private equity, public sector and real estate and construction. Plante Moran has 22 offices and a staff of more than 2,000 professionals throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois with international offices in Shanghai; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work. For more information, visit plantemoran.com.