SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

January 20, 2011 09:00 ET

Flexible Container Manufacturer Fluid-Bag Chooses Epicor® to Support Global Expansion

Achieving Improved Transparency and an Integrated View of the Business With Technology That Supports the Modern Way of Working

HELSINKI, FINLAND and IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - January 20, 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 global flexible container manufacturer Fluid-Bag Ltd. will implement the Epicor 9 next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Fluid-Bag manufactures the most advanced flexible IBLC system for handling liquids and pastes, and operates through a network of distributors and partners worldwide.

"Our strategy is to increase turnover and grow the business globally," said Jan Backman, managing director for Fluid-Bag. "To support this growth we need better transparency and easy access to data from across the business. We currently use a mix of applications and databases for individual functions like accounting and production, but with Epicor in place we will gain a single system. This will help us avoid double entries between applications, and achieve a detailed overview of the entire order cycle, from initial order to delivery. It will also help us calculate more accurate delivery time based on the level of work load in the plant."

With offices in Finland and Thailand, Fluid-Bag manufactures and sells its products to the chemical, pharmaceutical, ink, and lubricants industries, to organizations such as Bayer Health Care, Wacker Silicones, Frutarom, Shell and ExxonMobil. "One of the reasons for why we chose Epicor is its ability to support us globally," explained Backman. "We work with distributors in far-flung places, and we have plans to open offices outside of Europe. With Epicor we can move ahead with our expansion plans confidently, and our staff gains a system they can work with in their local language."

Other reasons for why Fluid-Bag chose Epicor included its modern technology and flexible platform. "Out of the three systems we had shortlisted, Epicor has the most modern interface," said Backman. "It looks fresh and it's designed to be used in the modern work place, supporting the modern way of thinking and working. We don't want to invest our money in old fashioned technology. Epicor also showed us that they understand how to sell an ERP solution; they listened to us and understood our needs before they came with suggestions."

"In short, Epicor hits the bull's eye for us. It has the right functionality, is easy to use, flexible enough so that we can make changes when needed, and it can grow with us," Backman concluded.

Manufacturers all over the world enjoy Epicor's ease of use, ability to adapt to business and industry-specific requirements, and scale as they expand, change, and ultimately grow. "We offer businesses a dynamic and collaborative platform for achieving a truly integrated view of their business and value chain," said Matt Muldoon, vice president product marketing for Epicor. "This ensures that they can focus on growing their business and invest in activities that support their end goals rather than maintain various applications."

For more information about Fluid-Bag Ltd., visit www.fluid-bag.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), 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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    Epicor Software Corporation
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    Epicor Software Corporation
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    Epicor Software Corporation
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