SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

August 31, 2011 09:00 ET

Diamond Key International to Implement Epicor ERP Throughout the Asia Pacific Region

Epicor ERP to Be Rolled-Out in Multiple Markets to Support Company Growth Strategy

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA and LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 31, 2011) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organisations, today announced that Diamond Key International (DKI), a leading provider of automation solutions and services to manufacturers and system integrators specialising in bulk liquid storage, transfer and distribution, plans to expand its engagement with Epicor by rolling out its next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to multiple markets throughout the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, DKI's Asia Pacific operations also service New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, Hong Kong and China. With 140 employees, DKI has undergone significant growth since the company's inception in 1998. Having implemented Epicor ERP to replace a number of disparate legacy IT systems at the company's Australian operations last year, DKI now intends to leverage the solution to support its entire Asia Pacific operations.

Prior to implementing Epicor ERP, DKI did not have a fully comprehensive and scalable ERP system in place to manage its financials and other business critical processes, on one centralised platform. Instead, the company had a number of manual based systems including multiple spreadsheets to manage procurement, quoting and project management. Based on the success DKI has enjoyed since bringing the Epicor ERP system on board in Australia, it has now decided to roll the system out to support its growth strategy across the wider APAC region.

"We knew at an early stage that Epicor was the best fit for our business," explained Henry Brockman, corporate finance manager at Diamond Key International. "With a proven track record in multi-market solution rollouts, as well as a long history in working with make-to-order manufacturing customers, we recognised that Epicor was the right ERP partner for us. Once we were able to map out what we required from an ERP system, including financial consolidation and project management, we issued an RFP and invited several companies to come speak with us. Epicor stood out because of the robust and flexible nature of its ERP platform." DKI was also impressed with the system's ability to provide a centralised view of its entire business and a single point of accountability. In particular, DKI has reaped real benefit from the dashboards offered as part of the Epicor ERP platform, which have provided the company with a consolidated view of all projects underway, as well as a granular view of every component involved in each.

"In some instances, the design phase of one project may take place in Australia, manufacturing in China and installation for a customer in Malaysia. Having increased visibility and control of a project that is being undertaken across several locations is essential for us to operate efficiently and to remain a profitable entity. Epicor's project management functionality plays an incredibly important role in our day-to-day operations. Implementing the Epicor ERP platform beyond Australia, across all geographies we work in will have innumerable benefits for our business, now and into the future," said Brockman.

Commenting on DKI's plans to extend its engagement with Epicor throughout the Asia Pacific region, Craig Charlton, senior vice president, APAC operations at Epicor said, "Time and again Epicor ERP proves itself to be a critical business enabler and productivity driver for rapidly growing organisations with ambitious growth strategies across multiple markets. We are delighted to be working with DKI and supporting them in their continued success. Our ongoing engagement with DKI is just one example of the growing number of local, regional and global customers that use the Epicor ERP platform as the backbone of their business."

About Diamond Key International
Diamond Key International is a leader in providing products and services to the petrochemical industry related to the storage, transfer and distribution of bulk liquid and gas products. DKI's products range from specialised technical components to metering and control systems to full facility automation systems. DKI's services include consultancy, engineering, project management, installation, maintenance, and a wide range of 24 hour support services.

Whether it involves providing a product, or a completely integrated solution, DKI's team can provide an answer that meets the functionality, time and budget.

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation (recently combined with Activant Solutions Inc.) is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With nearly 40 years of experience serving midmarket organizations and divisions of Global 1000 companies, Epicor has more than 33,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), point of sale (POS), 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 Livermore, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit

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