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Epicor Software Corporation

March 17, 2010 09:00 ET

Epicor® Receives Network Products Guide 2010 Product Innovation Award

Epicor Wins in Software Product Innovation Category; Recognized for Excellence in Delivering Next-Generation ERP Solution

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) -  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 Network Products Guide, an industry leading information technology research and advisory guide, has named the Epicor 9 next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution a winner of the 2010 Product Innovation Awards. This annually venerated award recognizes and honors software solution providers, from all over the world, who are bringing to market innovative and ground-breaking products that drive essential and incremental changes, while setting the bar higher for others in all areas of information technology.

"We are honored to be recognized by Network Products Guide as an innovation leader," said James Norwood, senior vice president, product marketing for Epicor. "This recognition further validates Epicor's next-generation solution as excellence-in-class and ahead of the curve. Product innovation is critical to our continued commitment to delivering unmatched value to our worldwide customers with advanced business software solutions."

Epicor literally enables "ERP everywhere," utilizing Web 2.0 concepts to provide users with a truly collaborative and dynamic enterprise business application experience. At the core of the solution is an adaptable and collaborative business architecture that satisfies the needs of any enterprise regardless of country, industry, or access device, enabling business anywhere -- business without barriers.

The accomplishment of delivering this groundbreaking solution has garnered international recognition with more than ten honors since its launch in 2008, including "Best Recommended ERP Solution for China Manufacturing" at e-Works' Third Annual CIO Forum; 2009 Progressive Manufacturing 100 (PM100) Technology Partner award; a "Leading Innovation" award in Poland; "Product of the Year" honors from Customer Interaction Solutions magazine; and finalist honors from the International Business Awards and American Business Awards (The Stevies) for "Best New Product or Service of the Year-Computer Software," "Business Innovation of the Year," and "Product Development/Management Team of the Year."

Customer adoption of its award-winning ERP solution continues to be a huge success for Epicor, with shipments to more than 1,000 customers and partners worldwide, approximately 120 customers running their businesses on Epicor's latest ERP solution and over 34,000 user seats shipped worldwide. Manufacturers, distributors, financial institutions, service firms and retailers worldwide have selected Epicor for its ease of use, ability to adapt to business and industry-specific requirements, and ultimately for the fact that it can easily scale as an organization expands or changes. To read more about this product innovation, please visit http://www.networkproductsguide.com/innovations/2010/Epicor-Software-Corporation.html.

"Innovation is not just about new products alone," said Rake Narang, editor-in-chief at Network Products Guide. "To succeed, companies need to see innovation not as a one-time errand but as something that has to be continuously evolved and improved upon over and over again. This requires putting greater focus on customer needs and making innovation the center of a company's way of developing better solutions. Innovative products such as Epicor are enabling companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability."

About Network Products Guide Awards
As industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, Network Products Guide from Silicon Valley plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.com.

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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