SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

June 27, 2013 15:00 ET

Epicor Congratulates Build-A-Bear Workshop for Earning CIO Magazine's 2013 CIO 100 Award

Honorees to Receive Award at IDG's CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2013) -  Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today congratulated Build-A-Bear Workshop® on being named a recipient of a 2013 CIO 100 Award. The program, in its 26th year, is the IT industry's most prestigious award for innovation and business value, and acknowledges enterprise excellence for IT organizations and their leaders.

Under the technology leadership of Chief Information and Interactive Bear, Dave Finnegan, Build-A-Bear Workshop is being recognized for its newly imagined store design being implemented across the United States as the company defines what's next in customer engagement. Building on its reputation of providing an imaginative in-store shopping experience, guests are now offered an even more personalized, interactive make-your-own stuffed animal retail-entertainment experience utilizing touch-screen and customer engagement technology tools by Epicor, Microsoft, Samsung, Infusion and other technology companies.

"At Build-A-Bear Workshop, we are highly committed to continually innovating and providing breakthrough experiences for today's generation of kids," said Dave Finnegan. "It is an incredible honor to receive this award for our newly imagined stores."

Three core Epicor Retail solutions are leveraged in the Build-A-Bear Workshop newly imagined stores: Epicor Retail Multi-Channel Transaction Adapter (MCTA) collects all transaction data, behind the scenes, as the guest personalizes their furry friend, Epicor Retail CRM provides real-time connectivity for new and repeat guests, and Epicor Retail Store seamlessly completes the purchase using the MCTA transaction data and provides the guest with a unique code on a receipt for™, the Build-A-Bear Workshop virtual world.

"For 26 years now, the CIO 100 awards have honored the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value," said Maryfran Johnson, editor-in-chief of CIO magazine and events. "Our 2013 winners are an outstanding example of the transformative power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to competitive advantage."

"Epicor extends its congratulations to retail customer Build-A-Bear Workshop for being named to the CIO 100," said Diane Cerulli, director of retail marketing for Epicor. "We are proud to work with Build-A-Bear Workshop and to help provide innovative technology to support the unique Build-A-Bear Workshop customer experience that delights and inspires guests of all ages." 

Epicor solutions are used by hundreds of the world's leading retailers to become more profitable, productive and competitive. Epicor retail software solutions are designed to meet the evolving merchandise and service expectations of today's connected, cross-channel shoppers and the business requirements of the most demanding retail environments.

Business technology executives from the winning companies will be recognized at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., August 11-13, 2013. CIO 100 winners will be featured in the magazine's August 2013 issue.

About Epicor Retail
Epicor provides advanced solutions for retailers seeking to streamline processes, integrate channels, leverage intelligence and inspire customers, to maximize profitability. The Epicor Retail end-to-end suite is designed to meet the evolving merchandise and service expectations of today's connected, cross-channel shoppers, and the business requirements of the most demanding soft goods, hard goods and specialty retail environments in a variety of industries including apparel, footwear, discount, general merchandise, automotive aftermarket, lumber and building materials, nursery, and pharmacy. Thousands of leading companies -- from Aeropostale, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance and Build-A-Bear Workshop, to General Nutrition Centers, True Value Company and Under Armour -- trust Epicor to help them remain current, competitive, and consistently strong.

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor 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

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Contact Information

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    Lisa Preuss
    Senior Director, Public Relations
    Epicor Software Corporation
    +1 949 585 4235

    Erin Lutz
    Lutz PR (on behalf of Epicor)
    +1 949 293 1055