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Epicor Software Corporation

October 13, 2010 09:00 ET

Epicor® Named Number One Point-of-Sale Software Vendor for Specialty Soft Goods Retailers by Independent Research Firm

When It Comes to POS Software for Soft Goods Retailers, Epicor Has More Clients, Installations, and Managed Retail Revenue Than Micros, Oracle, JDA, SAP, or Any Other POS Software Provider

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - October 13, 2010) -  PERSPECTIVES 2010 -- Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions to the midmarket and Global 1000 companies, today announced the company has been named the leading vendor of Point-of-Sale (POS) software to top specialty soft goods retailers in the new report, A Retailer's Guide: POS Software for Softgoods Retailers, published by global research and advisory firm IHL Group.

The report evaluated vendors of POS software installed among the top 250 retailers in the specialty soft goods space and ranked the top 10, with Epicor topping the list. Vendor rankings were based on the following criteria: Number of POS licenses, the combined revenue of their customers, and total number of customers in the top 250. When it comes to POS software solutions for soft goods retailers, the report found Epicor has more retail clients, installations, and managed retail revenue than Micros, Oracle, JDA, SAP, or any other POS software provider.

The report features a profile of Epicor, which includes highlights on Epicor Retail solutions, customers and strengths. Commenting on Epicor's position in the POS soft goods retail space, IHL analyst Jerry Sheldon said, "Epicor continues to enjoy a leadership role in bringing top-tier solutions to the midmarket -- a market which has historically been underserved by the largest vendors -- and also differentiates its solutions through support for thick or thin client, wired or wireless retail POS deployments, and CRM and Loss Prevention integration. Additionally, Epicor is well served by its strong company reputation for customer service and reliability, SaaS options and close Microsoft partnership."

The study features an overview of the economic, technology and consumer trends shaping the retail sector as well as key business challenges soft goods retailers seek to offset via the use of POS technology. It also provides insights surrounding the top drivers for POS purchasing decisions, including retailers' requirements surrounding CRM, multi-channel selling, and PCI-DSS compliance. 

"Epicor is proud to have many of the top names in the soft goods retail space on our client list, and to be recognized as the leader in POS in this sector by IHL," said Randy Tofteland, executive vice president, retail software for Epicor. "As IHL so astutely recognizes in its report -- specialty soft goods retailers are extremely vulnerable to shifting trends. We're committed to providing next generation POS solutions to help them maximize competitive advantage, leverage windows of opportunity and mitigate threats to succeed in today's challenging retail landscape." 

Today, many of the world's leading retailers utilize Epicor Retail solutions and services to become more profitable, productive and competitive. Epicor's solutions work with the .NET Framework to improve business operations and meet the evolving merchandise and service expectations of today's cross-channel shoppers. Epicor delivers comprehensive retail management solutions to enterprises in all tiers -- from regional chains to multichannel global brands. Retail customers include hundreds of marquee names, from Aéropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, and Ann Taylor to Zales and Zumiez. Epicor employs more than 800 employees in retail-focused operations.

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) 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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