SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

July 10, 2012 09:30 ET

Epicor Named Approved Technology Vendor by Commerce Corporation

Epicor to Provide Independent Lawn and Garden Retailers the Tools to Enhance Business Operations

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, announced today that Commerce Corporation, a leading national lawn and garden supplier, has signed a nationwide agreement with Epicor as its "Approved Technology Vendor Partner," providing Epicor® Eagle® for lawn and garden management software to Commerce Corporation's independent garden center customers. The partnership allows for the integration of software solutions for both new and existing Epicor customers to improve communications, streamline ordering processes, and increase profitability for their customers.

"The Epicor solution that we have actively used for years, produces the right information which allows our management and sales teams to accurately make a decision on the fly," said Josh Harvey, manager of information systems for Armstrong Garden Centers. "The combined efforts of Commerce Corporation and Epicor will continue to strengthen the lawn and garden industry."

Commerce Corporation, in operation since 1923, is the largest independently owned lawn and garden distributor serving approximately 3600 independent garden centers nationwide. Commerce offers over 16,000 unique and flexible products adjustable to today's marketplace and available in three distribution centers in the U.S. They maintain their stance as a family business dedicated to providing the best service in lawn and garden to independent garden centers.

"Commerce Corporation is dedicated to bringing world-class products and services to lawn and garden retailers," said Richard Lessans, CEO of Commerce Corporation. "Through this partnership with Epicor, our retailer clients will have the opportunity to leverage the Epicor lawn and garden management software to implement industry best practices, improve their business operations, and ultimately increase profits."

Epicor lawn and garden management software assists independent lawn and garden businesses in managing all parts of their operations -- through point of sale, inventory management, financials, purchasing, payroll and marketing. The Epicor solution provides owners and managers of lawn and garden businesses with the tools to cut costs, improve productivity and better serve their customers.

"Epicor is pleased to engage in this mutually beneficial alliance with Commerce Corporation," said Craig McCollum, executive vice president and general manager, retail distribution solutions for Epicor. "We now have the opportunity to showcase to independent garden centers nationwide, the benefits of the Epicor solution and the sophisticated features it offers to streamline business processes, optimize productivity and more successfully manage an entire retail business."

News Facts

  • Commerce Corporation signs nationwide agreement with Epicor Software Corporation
  • Epicor to help lawn and garden retailers provide superior customer service and streamline day-to-day business operations
  • Independent garden center customers of Commerce Corporation to utilize Epicor for lawn and garden management software to help accomplish their business goals

About Commerce Corporation
Established in 1923 as an electrical wholesale supply business, Commerce Corporation has grown with the ownership of the Lessans family, whose third generation is actively involved in the business. Commerce Corporation is America's leading lawn, garden, and outdoor living specialty distributor with a unique and flexible product line that adjusts to today's changing retail marketplace. The company is organized into divisions, including Good Tidings and Michael Carr Designs. Each division has a specialized sales force and product offering to maximize customer success. Commerce Corporation's three distribution centers are located in Baltimore, MD, Grand Rapids, MI and Ontario, CA, with U.S. Headquarters centered in Baltimore, MD. For more information, visit

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About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader in delivering business software solutions to manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With 40 years of experience working with midmarket organizations and divisions of Global 1000 companies, Epicor serves 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 inspires customers to build a lasting competitive advantage. 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

Follow Epicor on Twitter @Epicor, @EpicorUK, @EpicorEMEA, @EpicorAU, @Epicor_Retail, @Epicor_DIST and Facebook.

Epicor, Eagle and the Epicor logo are trademarks of Epicor Software Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners. The product and service offerings depicted in this document are produced by Epicor Software Corporation.

Contact Information

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

    Lindsay Jenson
    Specialist, Public Relations
    Epicor Software Corporation
    +1 949 585 4622

    Jeannie Wilkerson
    Business Communication Analyst
    Commerce Corporation
    +1 410 360 5778

    John Johnston
    Brand & Business Development Manager
    Commerce Corporation
    +1 410 255 3500 ext. 2187