Epic Data International Inc.
TSX VENTURE : EKD

Epic Data International Inc.

September 08, 2010 13:44 ET

Epic Data Upgrades Inventory System for Major DIY Retailer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2010) - Epic Data International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EKD), a provider of manufacturing operations and inventory management solutions, today announced the successful completion of a major technology system upgrade to the inventory management solution in use by an industry-leading UK-based do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement and garden center products retailer in its distribution centre and stores.

The customer, which first implemented an Epic Data solution in 2000, operates hundreds of outlets across the UK and China and offers tens of thousands of home improvement and garden products.

Using Epic Data's solution, the location and movement of stock is tracked as it is transferred from back-of-store warehouses to various storage and shelf locations within the store, providing real-time stock counts and location. This information can be queried by all staff on the mobile platform in order to provide better service and increase store sales to customers.

The Epic Data solution provides increased inventory visibility across the company; helps keep inventory costs down and increases customer satisfaction. "The costs of the initial deployment were recouped in 12 months and allowed them to manage business growth cost effectively," reported Alan Foster, Epic Data's Executive Vice President. "The major enhancements just completed updates the technology platform which will help protect their IT software investment and support operational efficiency well into the future."

About Epic Data International Inc.

Epic Data International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EKD) is a provider of shop floor data collection and warehouse management solutions. For over 35 years Epic Data has delivered real-time shop floor information to the world's most progressive discrete manufacturers through turnkey data collection, warehouse management and lean manufacturing operations management solutions. Defense contractors, aerospace, automotive, high technology and industrial equipment & machinery manufacturers, employ Epic Data solutions to optimize the ROI of their manufacturing IT infrastructure investments and operations by increasing plant productivity, materials visibility and production velocity. Customers include Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, Komatsu, Learjet, CAE Inc., B&Q plc, Joy Mining Machinery, Cobham Defence Communications Ltd., GE Aircraft Engine, Contour Premium Aircraft Seating, McBride plc, Phoenix Contact, Rolls-Royce and Volvo.

For more information about Epic Data please visit our website at www.epicdata.com.

Note: Forward-looking statements in this news release are based on current expectations of management. Epic Data cautions investors that, due to risks and uncertainties, actual events may differ materially from current expectations.

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  • Epic Data International Inc.
    Ruby Bleiker
    Director, Marketing
    604-273-9146
    www.epicdata.com