SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

January 12, 2010 09:00 ET

Epicor® Launches Secure Data Manager to Help Retailers Achieve Payment Card Security Compliance

Secure Data Manager Provides Integrated System-Wide PA-DSS Validation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - NRF 2010, Booth 2105 -- Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions to the midmarket and Global 1000 companies, today announced the availability of Epicor Secure Data Manager, a new solution to help retailers achieve integrated system validation for payment card security compliance.

Epicor Secure Data Manager is a comprehensive standalone payment-handling solution that achieves single Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) validation across multiple retail systems while also providing authorization and settlement functionality.

With Epicor Secure Data Manager (SDM), payment card information is securely stored in a central repository where PA-DSS requirements are consolidated and managed. By handling data from inception (i.e. card swipe) through storage, Epicor SDM maintains data privacy by providing neighboring applications with a token for reference rather than specific credit card details. Connected systems then pass this token into the data stream, and Epicor SDM utilizes the token's data to determine the credit card information needed for processing each transaction.

"The stakes are high when it comes to data security, and the retail industry is in need of a streamlined, efficient process for protecting sensitive card data," said David Henning, executive vice president and general manager for Epicor Retail. "Epicor's new Secure Data Manager solution allows retailers to reduce the overall footprint of cardholder data within the organization and the PCI compliance controls required for governing that data. Today, retailers are challenged with maintaining compliance in a difficult and competitive industry -- through Epicor SDM, retailers can deliver changes required for compliance more readily, while allowing business applications to focus on fulfilling business requirements that drive retail success."

In addition to integrated system validation, Epicor SDM also includes Authorization and Settlement features, including Centralized Key Management, Secure Data Service for encrypting securing data, Secure Payment Service for storing and retrieving payment records, and Payment Capture Service for Point-of-Sale (POS) transactions.

AMR Research notes in the March 13, 2009 report, "Get Thyself PCI Compliant: The Latest Approaches and Recommendations," "It's important for organizations to view PCI as part of their overall GRC strategies, especially with its close linkage to consumer privacy management programs and other compliance initiatives, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). In the past, it was often deemed too technical and, as a result, relegated solely to the IT department. Although the mechanics, processes, and certifications are technical in nature, overall oversight management and governance should be managed at a higher level outside the IT department so they can be used against other security and compliance initiatives, with the proper resource allocation and exposure."

Today, many of the world's leading retailers utilize Epicor Retail solutions and services to become more profitable, productive, competitive and eco-friendly. Epicor's solutions use the .NET Framework, Microsoft's platform for building applications, to improve business operations and meet the evolving merchandise and service expectations of today's cross-channel shoppers. Epicor delivers comprehensive retail management solutions to enterprises in all tiers -- from regional chains to multichannel global brands. Retail customers include hundreds of marquee names, from Aéropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, and Ann Taylor to Zales and Zumiez.

For more information about Epicor Secure Data Manager and the Epicor Retail Suite, visit the Epicor Web site at, or download the Epicor Retail Suite brochure.

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services industries. With 20,000 customers in over 150 countries, Epicor provides integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and enterprise retail software solutions that enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. Founded in 1984, Epicor celebrates 25 years of technology innovation delivering business solutions that provide the scalability and flexibility businesses need to build competitive advantage. Epicor provides a comprehensive range of services with a single point of accountability that promotes rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership, whether operating business on a local, regional or global scale. The Company's worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world. For more information, visit

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