HARTFORD, CT (April 7, 2022) – Orchid and Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group are pleased to announce that Business Solution Partners (BSP), EpiCenter and Tegrous Consulting will sponsor and attend the 2022 Firearms Industry Conference (FIC), to be held in Atlanta on April 25–27. All leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) system providers with solutions designed specifically for firearm manufacturers and retailers, BSP, EpiCenter and Tegrous were named FFL Leader level sponsors of the 8th annual event.
“Manufacturers, distributors and retailers all require solutions specific to the operational and regulatory demands of the firearms industry,” said Orchid CEO, Jon Rydberg. “BSP, EpiCenter and Tegrous have each designed leading business software to optimize the firearm manufacturing process and end-to-end management capabilities of all FFLs. Their FIC sponsorship and participation provides even greater expertise to our comprehensive learning agenda and additional resources for attending industry professionals.”
Built on NetSuite’s cloud ERP platform with native Orchid integrations, BSP offers a turnkey solution for FFLs with compliance controls across every aspect of firearm serialization, acquisition and disposition, customer relationship management, accounting and more.
“We’re excited to return as a sponsor of the Firearms Industry Conference for the second consecutive year,” said Craig Cook, Business Solution Partners CMO. “The event is a great opportunity for us to connect with manufacturing, distribution, and retail entities and educate the industry on the many benefits of implementing firearms-specific technology with NetSuite – the number-one cloud-based ERP solution.”
The top Epicor services provider, EpiCenter’s Epicor Kinetic ERP system offers software implementation, training, development and integration, as well as technical and administrative support from manufacturing experts. Recently added to the main conference agenda, EpiCenter Sr. Director of Professional Services & Development David Sawan will discuss the benefits of modern ERP solutions for FFLs in a session titled “What is ERP and Why Should I Care?”
Tegrous’ OneShot, powered by SAP Business One, offers an affordable way to manage your entire business in an integrated ERP specifically built for firearm manufacturers, distributors and retailers. OneShot helps FFLs streamline processes, simplify compliance of firearm acquisition and disposition, act on timely information, and drive profitable growth.
“We’re more than just a technology consulting company,” said Shawn Tibbitts, President of Tegrous Consulting. “Our staff has decades of experience in the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry and knows the difficult operational challenges FFLs face. OneShot offers complete, customizable functionality specifically designed for firearm businesses and supported by knowledgeable industry experts.”
Held April 21–27, FIC 2022 features virtual and in-person educational sessions led by federal agency executives, firearms industry professionals and subject matter experts. Sessions are broken intro three comprehensive learning tracks: Firearms Industry Law & Finance, FFL Compliance, and FFL Technology. FIC On-Air™ will be held online April 21–22, followed by FIC Workshops on April 25 and the main FIC event on April 26–27 in Atlanta.
To register for or sponsor FIC 2022, visit orchidadvisors.com/FIC. A portion of all event registrations and sponsorships will be donated to Project ChildSafe. Attendees are encouraged to make hotel reservations at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta while vacancy remains at orchidadvisors.com/FIChotel.
About Orchid LLC
Orchid LLC and its family of companies, including partner firm FFL Law, have been offering business software, firearms-friendly payments, and legal and regulatory services to the shooting sports industry for over a decade. With powerful POS, ecommerce, ERP and Bound Book solutions, as well as expert knowledge of ATF, import/export and state-level regulations, Orchid helps FFLs profitably manufacture, distribute and sell firearms with great efficiency and the utmost compliance. Get started today at orchidadvisors.com.
About Williams Mullen
Williams Mullen is a regional, full-service law firm with offices across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The firm’s Firearms Industry Group helps industry members navigate legal issues from regulatory compliance to e-commerce development, financing needs and interest from the venture capital world. In addition, Williams Mullen attorneys provide advice and counsel in matters involving Import/Export Controls, White Collar & Investigations, Cybersecurity & Data Protection, Intellectual Property, Employment Law, Tax Law, Government Contracting and legal aspects of social media marketing. Learn how Williams Mullen can assist your company at williamsmullen.com.
About Business Solution Partners
Business Solution Partners is a 5-star Oracle NetSuite solution provider specializing in the full lifecycle of business systems deployment from initial selection through ongoing support. BSP offers consulting and professional services around implementation, data migration and software management, custom development, training and support. With over 35 years of business software experience, Business Solution Partners is uniquely positioned to deliver verticalized software and process solutions to scaling companies and is a proud supporter of the American firearms manufacturing industry. Learn about Business Solutions Partners at bspny.com.
With its origin as a manufacturing company, EpiCenter is a unique hybrid of business acumen and technical expertise in the ERP sphere. With staff located all over the U.S., EpiCenter is dedicated to merging the unique business operations of its clients with the technologies that enhance their efficiency, productivity and success. The team at EpiCenter is comprised of business consultants with experience in a wide range of manufacturing industries with unique process and quality compliance experience, along with technical staff that specialize in merging complex technologies into integrated business solutions. Above all, EpiCenter’s goal is to become a trusted advisor for its clients. What a CPA firm is to a manufacturer’s financial and tax planning, EpiCenter is to a manufacturer’s ERP and overall technology setup. EpiCenter positions itself as a partner with its customers, seeking to maximize their software and technology investments and simultaneously help them make the best business decisions possible. Learn more about how to get started with EpiCenter at epicentererp.com.
Tegrous Consulting is an SAP Gold Partner and team of firearms industry experts with over 25 years of management, business operations, and information technology consulting experience. Tegrous uses practical, hands-on experience to develop overarching strategies and business plans to deliver process and technology improvements through fully-integrated software solutions. With the development of OneShot, Tegrous Consulting has merged the powerful, user-friendly functionality of SAP Business One with components designed to improve business processes of firearm manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. For more information, visit tegrous.com.
About Project ChildSafe
NSSF, the trade association of the firearms industry, launched Project ChildSafe in 1999 (originally as Project HomeSafe). Since 1999, the program has provided more than 40 million free firearms safety kits and gun locks to firearms owners in all 50 states through partnerships with thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country. That’s in addition to the more than 70 million free locking devices manufacturers have included, and continue to include, with new firearms sold since 1998. While helping to prevent accidents among children is a focus, Project ChildSafe is intended to help adults practice greater firearms safety in the home. For more information, visit projectchildsafe.org.
CEO, Orchid LLC