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    EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming: XPPIS

    This (attached) information has been posted as of this month when you log into the EPC system hosted by Mercedes-Benz.

    If folks in the know can provide more details as to what is coming, it would be appreciated.

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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    oh that's spiffy...

    That said, you can get a HDD w/ SDS/EPC/WIS for pretty darn cheap these days.
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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    Don't tell me they might actually be coming with something that is MAC compatible.
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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogeyman View Post
    Don't tell me they might actually be coming with something that is MAC compatible.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Riiiiight.
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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    I wonder if this means that the entire WIS+EPC system is going to be changed.

    Shouldn't really affect any of us with the .036....

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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    Good thing my 20 year old vaio still runs it ok
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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    Info that was sent to one EPC customer by EPC support:

    Hello,

    While EPCnet Online is indeed being replaced later this year, rest assured we will continue to offer a similar system in the future. The details have not yet been settled, but once they are, an announcement will go out. In the meantime, the present EPCnet Online application will continue to be available

    Thank you,

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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    It’s called XENTRY Portal Parts Information System will be active and go live world wide on 06 August 2018.
    There is also an e-learning module for staff.
    It’s reported to be in 3-D as per what I was told.


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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Eno View Post
    It’s called XENTRY Portal Parts Information System will be active and go live world wide on 06 August 2018.
    XPPIS doesn't roll off the tongue as smoothly as EPC.


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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    Guys: I forgot to mention when I was at my dealer recently they told me about the new system. Yes, its called Xentry and combines the parts look up and ordering functions plus additional enhancements. The parts guys are already using it. They gave a power steering pump as an example. On one screen the part is shown along with units on hand at every US warehouse and Germany. Screen also displays the filter part number, fluid specification and quantity needed. Parts manager said the dealers have been clamoring for an updated system for a long time.
    Unfort. they didn't have any news on the consumer EPC but Gerry's post is encouraging.

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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    I will head down to my local stealership's parts department and see what this system looks like, assuming they have it installed.

    If I can snap a few photos with my mobular phone, I will do so.

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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    I will head down to my local stealership's parts department and see what this system looks like, assuming they have it installed.

    If I can snap a few photos with my mobular phone, I will do so.
    Sweet. Have them look up inventory on those elusive 500E Euro headlamp lenses (pre-facelift).


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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    Word from Renee is that it is ostensibly the same, except for the way the process orders, and coordinating all of it or the shipping side. I spoke to others in Irvine and they are not looking forward to the change as they have been using one thing forever

    So my research with the retail subscription the folks just have no knowledge of when we will get the new version, and what will happen with our subscription for the old. They are just not yet informed yet, so don't take it as they are not being flexible -- something will be made available to us on a retail subscription basis before year end. Just they are not authorized to speculate I guess I should say as to when, price and current subscription status for old interface.
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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    Some update here, now rest of world faced/facing the closure of epc. Xentry is the name of the general platform where epc or parts job is a part off. It looks a bit different but is working according to the same group system as epc.
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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    Probably need more database fields given that they have about 50 cars in their new model lineup.

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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    Also more flexibility of interchanging data between the different programs of the platform where epc is at the edge and can't cope with future requirements.
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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    Looks like it is browser-based, and not dependent on Java. That means it may well be usable from non-Winblows platforms.


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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Looks like it is browser-based, and not dependent on Java. That means it may well be usable from non-Winblows platforms.
    I was hoping for same, and especially hoping some form of consumer access is provided, but doubtful. My knockoff EPC continues to work fine on my Mac for now.
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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    They’ve said they will provide consumer access, at least equivalent to what is out there today with the EPC.

    TECHNOLOGY MARCHES on....

    It’s good they are coming into the 21st century with the parts system. It will be a painful learning curve but I’d bet there will be many advantages to the new system.

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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming

    Their communication with me has been "nothing has changed" since you asked last month and that was received this morning. Renee at Naperville says besides the look of the sorftware to end user, many things are the same but very different for them. Grouping orders from separate locations is a nightmare for them, but code is changing based on demand. Others who casually spoke and request anonymity, classically said they are not looking forward to learning a new system but of course will smile and get up to speed asap!
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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming: XPPIS

    My annual EPC subscription expired on Sept. 2nd.

    There is a link to renew it, just the same as before. I am reticent to spend the $75 to renew it at this point, as the new system is supposed to be phased in in the coming weeks or months. I don't want to make the investment and then have it nullified just a little while after making it.

    At this point, MB is still offering the old EPC subscription setup.

    Does anyone have any updates on the new system, and when it will be made available to punters like myself?

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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming: XPPIS

    I'm just hoping we can still order parts using the old part numbers. Do we even know if that is going to stay the same?
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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming: XPPIS

    Quote Originally Posted by emerydc8 View Post
    I'm just hoping we can still order parts using the old part numbers. Do we even know if that is going to stay the same?
    Part numbers shouldn't change. Seems they are just integrating part lookup functionality into Xentry, just like DAS got rolled into Xentry a few years ago. They're trying to make it one-stop-shopping for techs, is my guess.


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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming: XPPIS

    I don’t think this is about part number changes, but a change in the entire system in terms of the old java platform to something more modern and probably entire web based.

    My 2015 copy of EPC will still work just fine. But eager to see if I can dump that for a newer web based interface.
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    Re: EPC Confirmed to be Phased Out with new replacement coming: XPPIS

    Quote Originally Posted by RicardoD View Post
    I don’t think this is about part number changes, but a change in the entire system in terms of the old java platform to something more modern and probably entire web based.

    My 2015 copy of EPC will still work just fine. But eager to see if I can dump that for a newer web based interface.
    Yeah, I bet it's a move away from Java....and more intergration....the bouncing around is a PITA. Esp going from wiring/star finder call outs and then finding it in epc....time suck.



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