SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

May 04, 2011 09:00 ET

National Food Industries Chooses Epicor® to Support Steady Growth

Next-Generation ERP to Help Snack Industry Leader Face New Business Challenges

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - May 4, 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 National Food Industries has selected Epicor's next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. A pioneer in the field of snack food manufacturing in the entire Gulf region, National Food Industries produces and distributes leading brands such as Mr. Krisps, Emirates Pofaki, Mr. Pofak, Pufaki Abusaa, Bakeman's and Sindbad. The solution will be implemented by local Epicor partner Intercol.

"Recent global calamities have put a big strain on the food industry and we are about to face a new business challenge, commodity shortages," said Piyush Mahesh, director for National Food Industries. "We also have to cope with dynamic costings, and we operate in a very competitive industry. Despite this, the snack industry in particular has seen steady growth over the last few years and we anticipate that this will continue. To support that growth, help us be more competitive, and enable us to foresee and plan more effectively we decided to implement Epicor."

Before selecting Epicor, National Food Industries looked at all the vendors on the market, including global and local organizations. They shortlisted three suitable vendors and outlined detailed specifications with questions about pricing, functionality, support, and local implementation success, and then scored each vendor against these criteria. "We also visited local customers to see the various systems in operation and made our final decision based on the scoring and the real-life experiences of the customers. Epicor came out on top," said Piyush Mahesh. "We have been using another system for a number of years but their latest version is just not able to cope with the business challenges we currently face in manufacturing and field distribution."

Epicor partner Intercol manages the project. "We partnered with Epicor because of its leading business software solutions that enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improved profitability," said Mohammed Reza, sales manager for Intercol. "With our multi-disciplined team, varied technology-oriented backgrounds and extensive product knowledge, we are well positioned to support National Food Industries throughout this project."

With extensive global retail and manufacturing experience Epicor understands that food manufacturers face constant pressure to produce a top quality product -- on time, every time -- and therefore look for solutions that can help them out perform the competition. "World events, global economic fluctuations and increasing compliance add to the complexities that food organizations face every day," said Basil Daniells, vice president, sales for Epicor. "Without a modern and flexible ERP solution that can support them through known and unknown challenges, organizations today cannot stay competitive globally. Epicor continues to be an excellent choice for these enterprises."

About Intercol
Established in 1957 in Bahrain, Intercol continues to grow and diversify at a fast pace by building on its rich experience. Built on firm foundations, good customer relations, constant attention to detail and the professionalism of its well-trained and qualified workforce, Intercol continues to ensure it keeps abreast of the needs and demands of its customers through the introduction of new products, processes and advanced technologies. To enhance the confidence of principals and customers alike, Intercol attained ISO 9001:2000 certification company-wide and ISO 14001:1996 accreditation in recognition of adhered to environmental, health and safety standards. Intercol has focused on developing a suite of enterprise applications and has been a solutions partner to Epicor for the last four years. For more information visit

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 Follow Epicor on Twitter:;

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