SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

November 10, 2009 15:14 ET

Epicor Next-Generation ERP Achieving Global Success With Over 30,000 User Seats Shipped Worldwide

New and Existing Customers Realizing the Benefits of the Award-Winning Epicor 9 Solution; Customers Live in 10 Countries

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - PERSPECTIVES 2009 -- Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, today announced that Epicor 9, the Company's next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution continues to gain momentum with more than 30,000 user seats shipped worldwide to date.

Both new and existing customers globally and across industries are realizing the benefits of Epicor's award-winning real-time business management solution, launched last year at the Company's annual global user conference.

"We are extremely pleased with the success Epicor 9 has achieved since its launch, both in terms of new customer wins, and existing customer implementations and migrations," said George Klaus, chairman, president and CEO for Epicor. "We are committed to delivering world class solutions, services and support to our customers -- to see them attain the benefits of improved business processes, productivity gains and overall success with Epicor 9 is gratifying. We expect the adoption of Epicor 9 to continue trending up, as we move toward availability of Epicor 9 in more than 50 countries and 30 languages by the end of next year."

Supporting Businesses as they Grow and Change

Manufacturers, distributors, financial institutions, service firms and retailers worldwide have selected Epicor 9 for its ease of use, ability to adapt to business and industry-specific requirements, and ultimately to scale as an organization expands or changes.

Finland-based EpiCrystals Inc. develops produces and sells advanced light sources for the latest projection display applications. Planning for strong future growth, EpiCrystals was looking for an ERP system that would grow with the company, was flexible and ready to adapt to change and selected Epicor 9.

"Epicor was clearly the right solution for us," said Markku Pajunen, operational director for EpiCrystals. "Our aim in the long term is to have large international companies as our customers. It is extremely important that we are able to easily integrate our ERP system to their systems for efficient and fast-moving processes. A global partner, such as Epicor, will therefore be a huge benefit to us."

Based in the UK, Linkam Scientific Instruments is the market leader in temperature controlled microscopy with products installed in thousands of laboratories worldwide. "We were looking for a flexible solution with low total cost of ownership that could integrate our processes across the whole company -- from sales and marketing right through to manufacturing," said Richard Lloyd, production manager for Linkam.

"After narrowing down our list to three major vendors we chose Epicor ERP because it was simply the most comprehensive solution. We were impressed with Epicor's approach, including the integration between CRM and Microsoft Office Outlook, as well as the ability for us to streamline our production. Functionality such as bar coding, work orders and workshop scheduling will help improve our manufacturing processes; the fact that Epicor is used in large organizations gives us the confidence that the solution has the scope to grow with us as we grow the business."

Global Industry Accolades for Epicor 9

Epicor 9 virtually puts "ERP everywhere," utilizing Web 2.0 concepts to provide users with a truly collaborative and dynamic enterprise business application experience. Technology is raised to a level that delivers unprecedented business management and supports continuous performance improvement through real-time, in-context business insight. At the core of Epicor 9 is an adaptable and collaborative business architecture that satisfies the needs of any enterprise regardless of country, industry, or access device, enabling business anywhere -- business without barriers.

The accomplishment of delivering this groundbreaking solution based on 25 years of experience building ERP solutions hasn't gone unnoticed, as Epicor 9 has garnered international recognition winning numerous awards since its launch. The most notable awards include "Best Recommended ERP Solution for China Manufacturing" at e-Works' Third Annual CIO Forum, 2009 Progressive Manufacturing 100 (PM100) Technology Partner award, a "Leading Innovation" award in Poland, and "Product of the Year" honors in 2008 from Customer Interaction Solutions magazine. Epicor 9 also received finalist honors from the International Business Awards and American Business Awards (The Stevies) for "Best New Product or Service of the Year-Computer Software," "Business Innovation of the Year," and "Product Development/Management Team of the Year."

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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