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Epicor Renews Energy Management Solution to Support Environmental Sustainability

Thu, 03/07/2013 - 4:13am
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Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today unveiled Epicor Energy Management, formerly Epicor Carbon Connect. The rebranded Epicor Energy Management suite provides companies the ability to identify, analyze, audit, track, manage, benchmark and report on energy consumption, environmental impact and carbon emissions.

According to a report from Gartner, Inc., "Recent economic considerations, such as rising energy prices and burgeoning operating costs, are the primary drivers for current investments in energy management. In addition, environmental and sustainability considerations are pertinent to the business case for many companies -- in particular, for those in jurisdictions where greenhouse gases (GHGs) are regulated, or where the brand benefits of improving a company's sustainability scorecard come into play." (1)

With economic uncertainty, organizations must have a valid means of measuring energy management initiatives to justify continued investment. Epicor Energy Management helps customers to provide automated reports that demonstrate measurable savings and meaningful measurement of sustainability programs. This validation translates to justification of further investment and expenditures to support environmental sustainability.

"Epicor Energy Management delivers an integrated assessment of the company's devices and energy usage to give customers a baseline of where they are now and how to move forward in the future," said Malcolm Fox, vice president, product marketing at Epicor. "More importantly, this is a collaboration to help our customers develop a strategic energy management plan that inspires efficiency across their organization."

As part of the next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor Energy Management is available on-premise or on-demand. This solution allows companies to calculate their expected emissions output and budget for their environmental cost factors. Epicor Energy Management is a fundamental function of an overall financial management and accounting system to enable companies to engage in emissions accounting for regulatory, public relations, marketing and operational efficiency purposes.

For more information on the Epicor Energy Management solution, visit http://www.epicor.com/Solutions/Pages/Energy-Management.aspx.

(1) Gartner Research Inc. "Energy Management Makes the Difference in Cutting Operational Costs," by Hiranya Fernando, Leif Eriksen, January 30, 2012

About Epicor Software CorporationEpicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, 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 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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