SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

March 07, 2011 09:00 ET

Epicor® Carbon Connect Wins Top New Products Award From AccountingToday Magazine

Epicor's On-Demand Carbon Accounting Solution Is Honored for Being One of the Best New Products Designed for Tax and Accounting Professionals

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, today announced that Epicor Carbon Connect, a Software as a Service (SaaS)-based enterprise carbon accounting solution that helps organizations address sustainability and the ever increasing associated government regulations, has been seleted as a winner of AccountingToday's 2011 Top New Products in the Carbon Accounting category. The 2011 Top New Products report represents the latest and greatest in accounting technology developments aimed at tax and accounting professionals.

"We are honored to win the 2011 Top New Products award from AccountingToday magazine for Epicor Carbon Connect," said James Norwood, senior vice president, worldwide product marketing for Epicor. "Epicor Carbon Connect provides businesses with a unique reporting framework to evaluate and demonstrate meaningful measurement of their investments in 'green' initiatives. Sustainability initiatives, such as enterprise carbon accounting, are rapidly moving beyond the corporate social responsibility agenda and taking center stage as essential business mandates. Not only do they offer organizations a way to operate more efficiently, to help reduce costs in the business, but they can also deliver upside revenue through the monetization of carbon credits."

Epicor Carbon Connect is designed to help companies identify, analyze, audit, track, manage, benchmark and report on their carbon emissions/environental impact and energy consumption. Introduced in December 2010, the new enterprise carbon accounting solution is available today on-premise, or on-demand with Epicor's next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite. As part of Epicor's ERP product suite, Epicor Carbon Connect draws on information that will assist companies to calculate their expected emissions output and budget for their environmental cost factors. Epicor Carbon Connect is a fundamental part of an overall financial management and accounting system to enable companies to engage in emissions accounting for regulatory, public relations, marketing, and operational efficiency purposes.

"Technology has always been crucial to accounting, so we created the Top New Products to highlight some of the best new tools available to help firms or their clients be more efficient and more profitable," said Seth Fineberg, technology editor for AccountingToday magazine. "Top New Products is an excellent representation of new or significantly updated offerings that were released within the last year." 

Epicor Carbon Connect Empowers Profitable Sustainability Initiatives
In the face of climate change compliance and other evolving sustainability regulations, businesses are looking for ways to optimize their sustainability profile for their customers and stakeholders. Not only does Epicor Carbon Connect allow companies to better address current global carbon initiatives, but it also helps businesses turn their sustainability efforts into an area of opportunity -- reduction of carbon emissions, energy conservation and supply chain efficiencies. Many companies today are finding that implementing "green" initiatives go beyond simple good-citizenship to real business opportunities and bottom line savings that can contribute significant financial value to the organization while meeting demanding customer requirements for sustainable and low-carbon products. "It's no longer just about compliance, reducing risk or being a better corporate citizen, with Epicor Carbon Connect businesses understand, develop and monetize a new asset class as part of a holistic carbon asset management position within the organization," said Norwood.

Vist Epicor on YouTube to hear James Norwood discuss how Epicor Carbon Connect supports profitable business sustainability initiatives.

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services industries. With 20,000 customers in over 150 countries, Epicor provides integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), human capital management (HCM) and enterprise retail software solutions that enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. Founded in 1984, Epicor takes pride in more than 25 years of technology innovation delivering business solutions that provide the scalability and flexibility businesses need to build competitive advantage. Epicor provides a comprehensive range of services with a single point of accountability that promotes rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership, whether operating business on a local, regional or global scale. The Company's worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

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Contact Information

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    Lisa Preuss
    Director, Public Relations
    Epicor Software Corporation
    949/585-4235
    lpreuss@epicor.com

    Damon Wright
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    Epicor Software Corporation
    949/585-4509
    dswright@epicor.com