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Epicor Next-Generation Cloud ERP Solution Now Available

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 4:13am
The Associated Press

IMTS 2012, Booth E-3117 -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced expanded availability of its next-generation cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) being held September 10-15 in Chicago, IL. Epicor ERP is multi-tenant software as a service (SaaS) solution now available to midmarket manufacturers, distributors and service organizations.

"Based on the market response and success with Epicor ERP Express Edition, our SaaS ERP offering for smaller manufacturers and distributors, we're excited to now extend our ERP cloud solutions to larger organizations," said Chad Meyer, director, product marketing for Epicor. "Increasingly we are seeing a demand from businesses looking for an advanced cloud-based ERP solution. Providing unprecedented deployment flexibility, Epicor ERP is available on premise, hosted or in the cloud. Epicor is the only vendor to have designed and deployed a full featured multi-tenant SaaS and on-premise version out of a single product to its customers."

Strategic Approach to Cloud ERP PortfolioAccording to a report from Gartner, Inc., "Enterprises continue to push SaaS investments, as SaaS encompasses 17.9% of the overall IT enterprise application software budget."(1) As more buyers look to cloud-based enterprise applications for faster implementations, lower IT overhead and cost savings, it is important that they consider offerings that provide the fit, flexibility and scalability their business will require. Furthermore, a recent Forrester Research report noted, "With this increased investment and greater importance to business operations, sourcing and vendor management executives are taking a more strategic approach to SaaS deployments, realizing that one-off, business-led purchases typically result in redundancy, contractual/cost inefficiencies, and even security/compliance risks."(2)

Epicor next-generation ERP was developed on a multi-tenant service-oriented architecture (SOA), the foundation enables Epicor ERP to be deployed in multi-tenant SaaS, single-tenant (hosted), and on-premise -- making Epicor ERP a truly unique offering. Customers can select the edition and deployment model that works best for them and as they evolve have the peace of mind that their ERP solution has the flexibility and functionality to accommodate their future requirements and growth.

Leveraging Epicor Express SuccessLaunched in May 2010, Epicor Express is a cloud computing success story, a comprehensive SaaS ERP system specifically designed for job shops and small manufacturers and distributors. The solution provides the broad functionality for managing opportunities, orders, operations and accounting in one integrated solution. Additionally, embedded business intelligence functionality provides real-time insight into business performance and key metrics. Epicor Express is licensed on a simple, straightforward subscription basis with minimal up-front costs. The affordable monthly fee is inclusive of software, hardware, support, training resources, system maintenance and upgrades. For more information on cloud deployment of Epicor ERP, visit http://www.epicor.com/Solutions/Pages/CloudComputing.aspx.

News Facts

Epicor next-generation cloud ERP now available to meet growing demand for SaaS ERP Epicor ERP is available as a multi-tenant SaaS solution designed for midmarket manufacturers, distributors and services organizations Epicor ERP is truly unique, as it is the only ERP solution with a single code base that offers editions that span the market continuum and supports multi-tenant Cloud, single-tenant hosted, and on-premise deployment

(1) Gartner, Inc., "Agenda for Software as a Service, 2012," Robert P. Desisto, February 28, 2012 (2) Forrester Research, Inc., "TechRadar? For SVM Professionals: Software-As-A-Service, Q4 2011," Liz Herbert, January 3, 2012

About Epicor Software CorporationEpicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With 40 years of experience serving midmarket organizations and divisions of Global 1000 companies, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor inspires customers to build lasting competitive advantage. Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

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Epicor and the Epicor logo are trademarks of Epicor Software Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners. The product and service offerings depicted in this document are produced by Epicor Software Corporation.

Contact: Lisa Preuss Senior Director, Public Relations Epicor Software Corporation +1 949 585 4235

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