SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

June 10, 2013 09:00 ET

Epicor Congratulates Walton Signage and Cornell's Hardware as Winners in Nucleus Research 2013 Technology ROI Awards

Tenth Annual Technology ROI Award Program Highlights Companies With Successful IT Deployments

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2013) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today congratulates Epicor customers, Walton Signage, and Cornell's True Value Hardware, which have been named winners in the Nucleus Research 2013 Technology ROI Awards. This award recognizes companies whose deployment of IT solutions has produced a positive, bottom-line financial return on investment (ROI).

The Technology ROI Awards, now in its tenth year, honors companies that demonstrate a skillful link between IT strategy and business goals. For Walton Signage, this meant using Epicor Tax Connect and updatable dashboards with the next-generation Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to reduce report building costs and eliminate the time dedicated to manual data entry. Determined by Nucleus Research, the implementation of both Epicor Tax Connect and updatable dashboards resulted in a combined 478% ROI. Also the full project payback was just shy of three months for the company, enabling them to support their growing business without hiring additional staff.

"Before Epicor Tax Connect, our accounting department would have to research the tax code for every new city, county, or state to figure our tax liability, not to mention maintenance when the rates change -- it was extremely time consuming," said Jennifer Mesiano, IT director for Walton Signage. "With the populated tax code information on the invoicing screen within the ERP system, this eliminated 10 hours a week for our accounting team."

"Walton Signage and Cornell's Hardware provide great examples of when IT investments are closely aligned to their business' goals and demonstrate how successful deployments can deliver significant ROI and allow the company to take full advantage of the software vendor's solutions," said Rebecca Wettemann, vice president of research for Nucleus Research.

"Discovering processes to improve our bottom-line business performance is our number one priority," said John Fix III, president of Cornell's True Value Hardware. "With the Epicor solutions, like Pricing Planner and Inventory Planner, we are more aware of our forecasting algorithms and now spend less time on orders and have much better accuracy." Cornell's Hardware deployed Epicor Pricing Planner and Epicor Inventory Planner to better forecast future product sales, enable better purchasing decisions and to maximize profits. The implementation of the Epicor solutions resulted in a 453% ROI for the company in only two and a half months.

For more information about the Nucleus Research ROI Awards, visit

About Nucleus Research
Nucleus Research is a global provider of investigative, case-based technology research and advisory services that provide real-world insight into maximizing technology value. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @NucleusResearch.

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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