SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

November 04, 2015 14:00 ET

Epicor Customer Chirch Global Manufacturing Wins 2015 Beacon Award From Saugatuck Technology

Winners Honored at the Cloud Business Summit Conference in New York City

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - November 04, 2015) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Chirch Global® Manufacturing, LLC is a recipient of this year's Beacon Awards for IT business innovation from Saugatuck Technology for its use of the Epicor Cloud ERP solution. Each year, up to five businesses worldwide achieve this recognition.

As a leader in the manufacturing industry, Chirch Global, a metal stamping and fabrication manufacturer based in Cary, Illinois, deployed the Epicor Cloud ERP solution in 2011 to support the company beyond commodity-style stamping and fabrication by linking US-based and overseas manufacturers. Epicor Cloud ERP is the foundation upon which Chirch Global is able to move quickly in implementing global strategies in a more profitable and efficient manner. They are no longer tethered to any physical location and able to operate in a virtual and global manufacturing environment.

"Business success today starts with the right cloud approach," said Anthony L. Chirchirillo, CEO of Chirch Global. "One can choose to use cloud-based applications, or choose to be a cloud-based business -- through Epicor Cloud ERP we've been able to integrate cloud into our culture. Being selected as a Beacon Award recipient is truly an honor as it encapsulates everything we've worked towards with our strategy. We believe cloud has to be part of a business' competitive foundation -- the world moves way too quickly not to leverage the technology."

The Beacon Awards honor the most compelling, most innovative, and most creative firms utilizing cloud solutions which enable unparalleled creativity and an opportunity to innovate, create, and improve business of practically in any market. Additionally, the Beacon Awards spotlight and reward user enterprises that have adopted and adapted Cloud into real digital business innovations, developed real improvement and advantage, and helped to shape the future of their company, their markets, and their customer/partner ecosystems.

"The Beacon Awards are our way of recognizing pioneering user enterprises whose innovative applications of cloud and related IT improves their business," said Bill McNee, CEO of Saugatuck Technology. "Chirch Global's strategic decision to implement a cloud-based ERP system has empowered them to have a transparent, robust and information-rich management platform."

"We congratulate Chirch Global for this recognition from Saugatuck Technology," said Craig Downing, senior director of global marketing for Epicor. "Epicor is in a unique position to empower partners and deliver true freedom of choice -- working with clients to determine how moving to the cloud can deliver the best business and technical solution results. We are proud of the partnership with Chirch Global and look forward to helping them achieve more success in the future."

About Saugatuck Technology

Saugatuck Technology, Inc., provides subscription research and management consulting services focused on the key market trends and disruptive technologies driving change in enterprise IT, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Infrastructure, Social Computing, Mobility and Advanced Analytics, among others. Founded in 1999, Saugatuck is headquartered in Westport, CT, with offices in Falmouth, MA, Santa Clara, CA and in Wiesbaden, Germany. For more information, please visit or call +1.203.454.3900.

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 Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit

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