SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

June 27, 2013 10:30 ET

Epicor ICE Business Architecture Now Extended to Eclipse Wholesale Distribution ERP Solution

Eclipse Users to Benefit From Access to Latest Applications

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2013) -  Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced the availability of the Epicor ICE business architecture for the Epicor Eclipse wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

Epicor ICE is a modern and visionary technology developed by Epicor that enables Eclipse users with enhanced levels of mobility, accessibility, and interactivity among business applications. As a connector and an application builder, Epicor ICE provides distributors with access to the latest technical capabilities while still taking advantage of the industry-leading distribution functionality of Epicor Eclipse.

Building on SOA Innovation and Expertise
Epicor has long believed that enterprise software should evolve its functional and technological capabilities independently. Moreover, business-critical applications like ERP have to be robust platforms that enable users to easily and continuously adapt to constantly changing business scenarios. The Epicor approach to software development is designed to ensure customers stay competitive. The parallel focus on ERP functionality and Epicor ICE technology drives parallel benefits in business efficiency and agility.

With the advent of Epicor ICE, businesses gained a highly sophisticated standards-based platform for low-cost integration and high-end performance that offers unprecedented user productivity and a rapid return on investment (ROI). Epicor ICE redefined business architecture by fusing Internet technologies with a modern SOA to deliver a solution designed for people, built for business, yet ready for change.

"Epicor ICE brings a new family of technologies to Eclipse," said Erik Johnson, vice president, technical strategy for Epicor. "With Epicor ICE, distributors can create new ERP experiences for their users and make their Eclipse data more widely available for integrating or analysis."

Epicor ICE brings together the necessary components to start leveraging the benefits of this new technology "out of the box," including:

  • Eclipse SQL Replication -- a data replication engine created specifically for Epicor Eclipse that provides near real-time access to Eclipse data using Microsoft SQL Server®
  • Dashboards -- a new way to access and visualize Eclipse information and create portals that are accessible by devices ranging from mobile phones to tablets and desktop systems
  • Business Activity Queries -- a tool that enables point-and-click access to the data tables in Eclipse for the purpose of mapping data to other applications with drag-and-drop simplicity.

"Epicor ICE adds flexibility to the Eclipse system and improves the overall user experience. Electrical, plumbing, HVAC and PVF distributors can now create more tailored user experiences and extend the benefits of Eclipse to the entire organization, even to those people who don't typically work directly with ERP systems today," said Malcolm Fox, vice president, product marketing for Epicor.

Les Johnson, vice president of information technology and CIO of North Coast Electric in Seattle, Washington, believes Epicor ICE will keep Eclipse relevant as it integrates with best-of-breed applications. "Epicor's electrical distribution knowledge combined with ICE equals a great customer-facing experience," said Johnson. "Technology is becoming a differentiator and a competitive advantage in our business. For example, we'll be able to show select data to customers. We will also be able to customize order cycle processes to conform with customer and vendor requirements, and B2B solutions will be much easier to develop, operate and maintain."

Current Eclipse customers may contact their Epicor customer account manager to discuss specific hardware and software requirements for Epicor ICE. All others please call 1.800.776.7438 to speak with an Epicor solutions specialist, or email

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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    Epicor Software Corporation
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