SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

September 17, 2013 13:46 ET

Epicor Recognized as No. 1 Vendor of POS Software Among Top 250 Largest Specialty Soft Goods and Hard Goods Retailers by Independent Research and Advisory Firm

For the Third Consecutive Year, Epicor Is Ranked Leading POS Software Vendor for Both Specialty Retail Soft Goods and Hard Goods Retailers by IHL Group

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2013) -   Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced the company has again been named the leading vendor of point of sale (POS) software for both specialty soft goods retailers and hard goods retailers -- as recognized by global research and advisory firm IHL Group. This marks the third consecutive year that Epicor has been ranked the No. 1 vendor overall in both studies.

The annual rankings conducted by IHL are based on the following criteria: Number of accounts in the top 250 retailers in the hard goods and specialty soft goods segments, number of POS licenses, and managed revenue.

Epicor was ranked first over other top POS vendors in IHL's POS Software for Softgoods Retailers -- a report that evaluates vendors of POS software installed among the leading 250 North American retailers in the specialty soft goods space, including apparel, jewelry, luggage and shoes. Epicor, and its acquired affiliates, have topped IHL's leading POS software vendor ranking in the annual report for the past eight years.

In IHL's POS Software for Hardgoods Retailers report, Epicor remained in first position for a third consecutive year. The report evaluates vendors of POS software installed among the upper 250 retailers in hard goods segments -- such as books, electronics, DIY and sports.

"Specialty retailers face significant competition from mass merchandisers, and are extremely vulnerable to shifting trends," said Greg Buzek, founder and president of IHL Group. "They must be agile and focus on the shopping experience and investing in systems to make customers enjoy shopping their stores and be able to fulfill the instant gratification desire of the consumer. Technology is a significant competitive advantage for these retailers and getting to single business logic for transactions via traditional POS, mobile, or ecommerce is a key to success. When it comes to specialty retail, Epicor clearly has the market leadership presence and impact potential as retailers migrate to Omni-Channel Retailing."

"Epicor is honored to once again be recognized as the leading POS vendor in both IHL's specialty soft goods and hard goods rankings," said Pervez Qureshi, president and CEO of Epicor. "Specialty retailers are laser focused on remaining relevant to today's consumers and differentiating their brands against a field of many competitive alternatives. Epicor provides exceptional technology and expertise to optimize retail operations and enable retailers to address new and emerging requirements such as globalization, cross-channel execution, and customer experience demands."

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, 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, Corporate Communications
    Epicor Software Corporation
    +1 949 585 4235

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