SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

August 24, 2011 09:00 ET

Epicor® Express Customer Deals Continue to Accelerate Worldwide

Epicor SaaS ERP Supports More Than 80 Customers With Core Manufacturing Functionality Out of the Box

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced impressive sales growth and customer demand for its on-demand, cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition (Epicor Express), developed from Epicor's latest generation software, continues to gain momentum in becoming the go-to choice for small and emerging companies. Since its launch just over a year ago, Epicor Express has been selected by more than 80 customers worldwide.

"The demand for Epicor Express has been fantastic," said Chad Meyer, director, product marketing for Epicor. "It's a validation of the solution and cloud computing. Job shops and small manufacturers often have the same functional requirements as large manufacturers, but are constrained by the cost and complexity of implementing an ERP solution. Epicor Express provides the functionality they need to manage their business, while eliminating the barriers that prevent them from implementing or upgrading their ERP system."

Supporting Manufacturers with "Out of the Box" Functionality
Simplicity, affordability and manufacturing specific functionality are among Epicor Express' top characteristics that have a wide range of organizations implementing the SaaS ERP solution. While start-up ventures and small manufacturing companies are its sweet spot, Epicor Express is also finding its way into larger and more established manufacturers. As well, numerous existing Epicor customers have elected to move to the solution, realizing the fiscal and operational benefits of managing their business via SaaS ERP.

J & A Tool Company, dedicated to providing the highest-quality machined products for its customers, selected Epicor Express because it is a true manufacturing ERP solution that will provide them with the information they need to streamline productivity across the organization.

"We looked at several different vendors, and while there were a couple that may have met our requirements for an all-inclusive manufacturing package, none offered the freedom that's found with the web-based Epicor Express," says Steve Smith of J & A Tool. "Epicor Express matches what we are doing now at a very competitive price."

Similarly, Texas-based GTech-HilTech, a manufacturer of decanter centrifuges, sought a SaaS ERP solution to keep track of everything. The company implemented Epicor Express to replace its previous solution that was too big and expensive and didn't have the functionality they needed out of the box. Epicor Express has cut their IT spending in half, amounting to a significant cost savings for GTech-HilTech.

"We knew we needed something different that was cost-effective and manufacturing-based," said Jennifer Hilpert, business manager for GTech-HilTech who says they looked at different solutions but their biggest restraints were IT resources and costs. "Epicor Express met all of our needs and didn't require a large up-front investment. We were immediately able to leverage core manufacturing functionality right out of the box. With Epicor Express, information is available at our fingertips, giving us a greater competitive advantage because we can view our business better."

Nutrition Fact de Mexico, a nutrition company based in Mexico City dedicated to the research, development and marketing of healthy bakery products and pastries, looked at multiple cloud-based ERP options, and after narrowing their search down to three they selected Epicor Express as the best choice.

"We wanted a highly-functional ERP system that set the basis for growing the company, but one that we wouldn't have to administer and maintain," said Santiago Arroyo, innovation and business manager for Nutrition Fact de Mexico. "The great references and feedback given to Epicor Express, and the direct relationship we have with Epicor were crucial. Having a local call center in Mexico for support, continuous software updates, savings in hardware investments and affordable cost per user resulted in a very attractive IT model in terms of profitability and strategy."

About Epicor Express
Epicor Express is a comprehensive SaaS ERP system for job shops and small manufacturers that is provided in the software as a service (SaaS) model. Epicor Express has been developed from Epicor's next-generation ERP solution. It leverages core functionality that has been in use and proven at thousands of job shops and small manufacturers over the past 25 years.

Whether your business is a job shop, machine shop, plastics extruder, stamper, or any other type of manufacturer, however you account, cost and manufacture, Epicor's SaaS ERP system is flexible enough to support your manufacturing type and process, including: customer relationship management (CRM), material management, product management, production management, financial management, business intelligence, and more.

Learn more about Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition.

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation (recently combined with Activant Solutions Inc.) is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With nearly 40 years of experience serving midmarket organizations and divisions of Global 1000 companies, Epicor has more than 33,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), point of sale (POS), 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 lasting competitive advantage. Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Livermore, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit

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