Epicor Introduces Commerce Connect Platform Fully Integrated with Epicor ERP version 10 for Rapid Implementation and Scalability

Robust eCommerce Platform Drives Rich B2B and B2C Online Experiences for Consumers, Customers and Suppliers, Supporting Mobile Access and Secure PCI-Compliant Payments

 EPICOR INSIGHTS 2014 — LAS VEGAS, April 29, 2014 — Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today introduced Epicor Commerce Connect, its eCommerce platform management solution for Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) companies available now with Epicor ERP version 10. Epicor Commerce Connect enables Epicor ERP customers to develop unique websites quickly and manage them easily — providing the necessary tools to deliver a rich customer experience, throughout the typical order lifecycle — from quote to fulfillment, and beyond.

Epicor Commerce Connect is a toolset and connector to the Magento® open commerce platform that is developed, implemented, and supported by Epicor. It is designed to create substantial savings based on an affordable entry price, ability to implement rapidly, and scalability through comprehensive feature sets that support advanced B2C, B2B or B2B2C online commerce requirements.

Fully integrated to Epicor ERP version 10, Epicor Commerce Connect eliminates the need to maintain a separate product database and provides streamlined access to ordering, product or account information including customer specific pricing, inventory levels, marketing and customer service processes — all in real-time using ERP data that can be viewed online via Epicor Commerce Connect.

Additionally, Epicor Commerce Connect provides gateways to Android and iOS mobile devices with responsive design that automatically formats the website to the size of the screen, enabling fast, efficient browsing and an optimal user experience on mobile devices.

“While many companies can provide eCommerce services, very few leading providers are able to deliver the value and rapid results that Epicor Commerce Connect affords,” said Malcolm Fox, vice president, product marketing at Epicor Software. “Epicor Commerce Connect extends business boundaries with a proven commerce architecture that connects business to consumers, customers, and suppliers. Fully integrated with Epicor ERP version 10, Epicor Commerce Connect enables our customers to utilize their websites to drive revenue, increase customer satisfaction, and grow their businesses.”

Whether the objective is to connect with consumers, suppliers or customers, Epicor Commerce Connect provides the platform to develop the right online presence via its Consumer Connect, Supplier Connect, and Customer Connect offerings.

Epicor Consumer Connect is for businesses serving a direct-to-consumer channel. Epicor provides the tools and framework to engage them online, and provides specific features for selling online to consumers such as guest and account login, open site allowing browsing before login, anonymous checkout, sophisticated message caching for B2C performance enhancements, and ERP payment via Epicor Secure Data Manager (ESDM) where the website will display a page and collect the consumer detail for processing by the ERP. Epicor Commerce Connect is PCI compliant, so no card details are held within the solution – any communication with a payment gateway is conducted over a secure HTTPS connection.

Epicor Customer Connect is designed to give business users the same online experience and ease of use provided by top consumer websites. Features include the ability to view special promotions and pricelists, make repeat purchase and pay on account. Other features include portal only login, instant payment options, and a shopping basket that allows users to search and add products and update or remove items, request for quote (RFQ) option, and more.

Epicor Supplier Connect enables businesses to maintain more convenient, seamless and cost effective relationships with suppliers through websites that provides online self-service and whole range of inquiry options — open orders, part information and access to invoice and payment history. With easy access to the information that suppliers need most frequently, Epicor Supplier Connect helps reduce or eliminate time spent on questions that come in via email, phone, or fax — liberating employees to devote their time to other more value-added relationship building efforts.

Epicor Commerce Connect also includes a configurator module that provides a fast and efficient mechanism to display product option on one page – allowing customers to simply and easily select product specifications, streamlining quoting, pricing and order management.

Epicor Commerce Connect delivers a number of business benefits including:

  • Full integration of ERP and eCommerce;
  • Single database simplifies platform management;
  • Around-the-clock service to all trading partners with real-time access to account and product information; and,
  • Leverages the strength of a leading eCommerce platform.

Availability

Epicor Commerce Connect is available immediately worldwide with Epicor ERP version 10, and is scheduled to be available with Epicor Prophet 21 and Epicor Eclipse distribution ERP solutions in the summer of 2014.

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, 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 provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company’s headquarters are located in Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

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New Epicor Windows Phone 8 Apps

New Epicor Windows Phone 8 Apps Help Businesses Streamline Time and

Expense Tracking, Support BYOD Strategies

Touch-Optimized Apps Free Employees from Cumbersome Filing, Streamline Billing and Improve Accuracy and Transparency for Greater Customer Satisfaction

EPICOR INSIGHTS 2014 — LAS VEGAS, April 29, 2014 — Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, introduced two new Windows Phone® 8 mobile apps, here today at the company’s annual user conference. The apps — Expenses and Time Entry — are designed to streamline recording and improve the accuracy and efficiency of time and expense tracking for employees in the field.

The apps are specifically designed to leverage the design elements and user experience of the Windows Phone® 8, and to give IT organizations the flexibility to support an increasingly mobile workforce and BYOD strategies that are becoming more commonplace. Researchers say that some 30% of the global workforce relies on phones and tablets to get work done on the road and more than 80% of workers have at least some portion of their work tasks that regularly takes place away from an office.

Available via download from the Windows App Store, the new touch-optimized Expenses and Timekeeping Windows Phone 8 integrate with both Epicor ERP and Epicor iScala software. The apps allow employees to focus on actively producing revenue instead of furiously scribbling down notes and having to later recollect and reconstruct details — which may lack accuracy. Use of the apps to track and report time and expenses also streamlines billing of transactions, improving cash flow and providing clear time stamped entries and supporting documentation to support dispute resolution when needed, key to customer satisfaction.

The Expenses and Timekeeping apps reside on users’ Windows 8 phones and are accessible via an icon. The apps feature Dashboards, Timesheets and Expense Tracking Forms, Reminders, Memos, Rounding, Notifications, Personalization, and Sharing. A software wizard interface ensures time and expenses are logged in a manner that ensures accurate reporting with minimal time and effort. The apps make it easy to edit entries and/or attach images, and provide quick access to summary or reference views with just a tap. Users can view attachments — such as receipt images captured through the camera — in full screen view model with pinch and zoom support, and also pin dashboards to the home screen for easy reference.

Epicor Windows Phone 8 apps work with existing Microsoft® infrastructure, easing back end administration and enabling organizations to maximize the value of their existing Microsoft investments. As well, Epicor Windows Phone 8 apps leverage Microsoft’s layered security approach, so organizations can deploy with confidence knowing the apps are rigorously protected.

“Mobile is a key technology element redefining the enterprise; while some organizations are adopting mobile wholeheartedly, many more are making a gradual transition toward mobility,” said Erik Johnson, vice president, Technology Strategy at Epicor Software. “The new Expenses and Time Entry Windows Phone 8 apps enable organizations to achieve a sound, solid return on investment as a first point of entry for enterprise mobility strategies. As well, the new apps underscore the practicality of employees’ mobile devices as a valuable aid for logging billable hours, employee hours, and client-related expenses — and to address corporate head office initiatives to reduce revenue leakage and streamline customer billing.”

“Epicor and Microsoft have strong history of working together to incorporate the newest Microsoft and Windows technologies for ERP innovation to support business everywhere, in real-time, and always online,” said Craig Dewar, Director of Windows Commercial Marketing, Microsoft. “The new Epicor Windows® Phone 8 apps offer Epicor customers the ability to leverage their existing Microsoft infrastructure solutions for maximum IT management efficiency. Additionally, the layered security benefits of Windows Phone 8 apps will appeal to organizations that are concerned about the insecurity implications of mobile apps associated with other mobile operating systems.”

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, 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 provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company’s headquarters are located in Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

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Epicor Announces the Availability of Epicor ERP version 10

Transforming the Business Relationship with ERP to Drive Growth and Opportunity through a More Responsive Solution, Designed for Device Mobility, Deployment Choice and Social Collaboration

EPICOR INSIGHTS 2014 — LAS VEGAS, April 28, 2014 — Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today unveils Epicor ERP version 10 at its annual customer conference, representing the transformation of business software to inspire the next-generation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) users.

The new offering is a visionary blend of rich global functionality built on agile technology that eliminates complexity to make ERP easier to use, more collaborative and more responsive than ever before, while supporting today’s business imperatives: social collaboration, deployment flexibility, accelerated performance and broad device accessibility.

Customers are already live and running their businesses on Epicor ERP version 10 today, including Allambi Youth Services, Boers & Co FineMetalworking Group, Cylicron Engineered Cylinders, LLC., Enpress LLC, Habasit America, Hallmark Building Supplies, Humtown Products, MK Products, and XT (previously Xstrata Technology).

Inspired by the needs of today’s tech-aware workforce, Epicor ERP version 10 introduces a number of new applications and technologies that will transform the way companies operate. Based on the five principles of collaboration, choice, responsiveness, simplicity and mobility, Epicor ERP version 10 is designed to help organizations work better, both internally and externally, leveraging the knowledge and experience of the people and systems connected together throughout the supply chain.

With a streamlined experience across multiple devices and expanded deployment choices — on premise, cloud or managed service — Epicor ERP version 10 delivers a consistent experience, delivered in a single solution. The new touch-enabled, intuitive user interface (UI) is designed from the ground up to work with touch screen devices — empowering users to work the way they want.

Based in the Netherlands, Boers & Co FineMetalworking Group was the first customer to go live with Epicor ERP version 10. Boers enjoys a 100-year history of delivering fine mechanical parts, high precision assembly and sheet metal products to customers in the medical appliances, flow-control, automotive and petro-chemical industries. The company implemented Epicor ERP, from the shop floor to finance, to meet the growing customer demand for access to real-time information.

“With Epicor ERP version 10 we can see the advantages of the new user interface — it makes everything simpler and easier to use,” said Jos Greeve, ICT Manager at Boers. “Epicor ERP version 10 will change the way we work and the computers we use — touch enabled, touch friendly — the new menus allow employees to adapt the solution to the way they want to work.”

Social ERP Drives User-Centric Business Innovation

According to a recent report by Forrester Research, Inc., “Both customers and employees now expect that information, services, and social media will be available to them — in context — on any device, at their time of need. And business leaders are taking note: Today, 77% of business decision-makers believe that creating a comprehensive mobile and tablet strategy for customers and partners is a moderate, high, or critical priority for their company.”[1]

Epicor ERP version 10 embodies the evolution to a fully social-ized system of engagement, as Epicor Social Enterprise delivers an extensive collaboration and personalization environment. Consumer-grade search anywhere capabilities, enables users to do cross-company searches, drill down into live information, call and return data from any application in context, all from their own view into the ERP system. Epicor Social Enterprise users are able to effectively and efficiently handle information overload through activity stream management, following application data or people alerts on an ad-hoc basis.

Enpress LLC, a worldwide leading manufacturer of composite pressure vessels for use in water treatment based in Eastlake, Ohio, recently went live with Epicor ERP version 10. The company is running its business operations — from front office through production, receiving and shipping, from to order entry and cash receipts — on the new version.

“Epicor ERP version 10 is going to allow us to do more with less,” said Anthony Gercar, plant accountant for Enpress LLC. “With Epicor ERP version 10 we have the ability now to collaborate inside the system through Epicor Social Enterprise. We are very excited about this new capability.”

Innovative and Agile Business Architecture

At the foundation of Epicor ERP version 10 is the powerful next-generation Epicor ICE 3 Business Architecture that drives increased performance, scalability, interoperability and ease of use, while reducing the cost and complexity of doing business leveraging a 100% Microsoft® technology stack. (See news release: Epicor Provides a Look at Potent Technology ‘Under the Hood’ of New Epicor ERP v10)

“Epicor ERP version 10 represents the evolution of our innovative technology platform to support today’s business imperatives — social collaboration, deployment flexibility, broad device accessibility, with ease of use and accelerated performance,” said Malcolm Fox, vice president, product marketing at Epicor Software. “We’ve made a significant investment to deliver the next-generation of our efficient, high performance business architecture, designed to provide our customers with competitive advantage from these advances in technology. Epicor ERP inspires business agility, transparency and enriched customer experience, with unprecedented ease-of-adoption to deliver rapid time to value and drive greater information collaboration so businesses can make smarter decisions, faster, and with better results.”

With Epicor ERP version 10 companies gain a technology platform that can support them as they conduct business today and in the future – on any device, anytime, anywhere in the world. It is an enterprise solution that supports growth and expansion into new markets, encouraging companies to connect with their customers, partners, employees and products in new and innovative ways.

Moving from the prior release to Epicor ERP version 10, “We received great support from Epicor and our partner Macroscoop during implementation,” said Greeve. “It only took us an evening to go live – from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., we completed the conversions, installations, everything.”

Visit Epicor.com/ERP10 to listen to the implementation stories of Epicor ERP version 10 customers Boers, Cylicron and Enpress.

Availability

Epicor ERP version 10 is immediately available in 35 languages and 26 countries worldwide.

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, 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 provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company’s headquarters are located in Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

Follow Epicor news on Twitter @Epicor, @Epicor_Retail, @Epicor_DIST, @Epicor_MFG, @EpicorEMEA, @EpicorUK, @EpicorAPAC, @EpicorLAC and @EpicorRU.

 Epicor and the Epicor logo are trademarks of Epicor Software Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners. The product and service offerings depicted in this document are produced by Epicor Software Corporation.

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[1]  Source: Forrester Research, Inc. “Predictions 2014: Mobility and Computing Technologies in the Age of the Customer” by J.P. Gownder (January 15, 2014)

Continental Outdoor Media Deploys Epicor ERP

Epicor to Provide Centralized ERP Solution to Manage Trans African Operations

 
Johannesburg, South Africa, April 9, 2013 –
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Continental Outdoor Media, Africa’s largest billboard advertising company have deployed the Epicor next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to manage its trans African operations.

Made up of 23 businesses with operations spanning 14 sub-Saharan African countries, including South Africa, Continental Outdoor Media will use Epicor ERP to automate processes and facilitate the flow of transactions between its operations across the African continent. The implementation was carried out by Epicor value-added reseller (VAR), New Era Solutions.

“After considering the leading ERP players, Epicor offered the most comprehensive solution at the best price. Its comprehensive asset management capabilities really stood out for us and its ease-of-use meant that it would be more easily adopted by our users” said James Scott, Chief Financial Officer of Continental Outdoor Media. “With 28,000 advertising opportunities in South Africa and 14,000 in sub-Saharan Africa the Epicor system’s compliance and local language functionality helps to improve efficiency and makes it possible to operate in different markets with ease.”

New Era Solutions, an Epicor value added reseller for over 10 years, specializes in integrated and customizable IT solutions in partnership with global specialists in ERP, warehouse management systems (WMS), customer relationship management (CRM) and mobility, offering a single-source solution.

“Epicor ERP helps businesses to be more agile and enables them to adapt quickly to change, manage processes and reduce costs in order to meet demanding market challenges,” said Johani Marais, channel manager for Epicor in Africa. “Continental Outdoor Media will now be able to consolidate data through a centralised database, streamline their operations and have more control and accountability with every transaction.”

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With 40 years of experience serving midmarket organizations and divisions of Global 1000 companies, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, 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 Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

Follow Epicor on Twitter @Epicor, @EpicorUK, @EpicorEMEA, @EpicorAU, @Epicor_Retail, @Epicor_DIST and Facebook.

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Chandling International Charts a New Course with Epicor ERP

New ERP to Automate Processes and Support Strategic Decision Making

 Johannesburg, South Africa, and Dublin, Calif., November 06, 2012Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Chandling International, one of Africa’s oldest and largest ship chandlers in South Africa has selected the Epicor next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The solution will be implemented by Epicor Authorized Partner, New Era Solutions.

Operating in South Africa’s principal ports of Durban, Cape Town and Richards Bay, Chandling International has a reputation for reliability, professionalism and service, which is at the core of their business. Their wealth of experience and comprehensive service offering have made Chandling International the preferred choice for shipping lines for over 30 years.

“After a thorough investigation it was obvious that we needed something that is more than just a number cruncher¾adding numbers is simple, we needed a management tool,” said John Laister, managing director for Chandling International. “Epicor ERP became the clear choice because of its versatile offering which could not be matched by any of its competitors. The system integrates transactions from all areas of our business and data only needs to be input once which represents a massive time saving. Management can then draw business intelligence data to manage every aspect of the business. This ensures efficiency, accountability, productivity and assists with streamlining our operations.”

The implementation will be done by New Era Solutions, an Epicor value added reseller for over 10 years specializing in integrated and customizable IT solutions in partnership with global specialists in ERP, warehouse management systems (WMS), customer relationship management (CRM) and mobility, offering a single-source solution.

“With Chandling International’s rich history and impeccable track record it was essential that they select an ERP system that would support their business objectives and work to take their operations to new levels,” said Aminah Khoza, channel manager for Epicor in Africa. “The automation of processes and the accessibility of real-time business intelligence data with the click of a mouse represent a significant move towards the optimization of operations and strategic growth.”

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, 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 provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company’s headquarters are located in Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

Follow Epicor on Twitter @Epicor, @EpicorUK, @EpicorEMEA, @EpicorAU, @Epicor_Retail, @Epicor_DIST and Facebook.

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Epicor Appoints New Senior Vice President and General Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa

News Release

Epicor Appoints New Senior Vice President and General Manager for  Europe, Middle East and Africa

Industry Veteran and Proven Leader Keith Deane to Focus on Driving Growth

LIVERMORE, Calif., February 23, 2012 — Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business  software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced the  appointment of Keith Deane as senior vice president and general manager for Europe, Middle East and  Africa (EMEA), effective immediately. Reporting to Epicor President and Chief Executive Officer Pervez  Qureshi, Deane will lead operations in EMEA including all sales, services, support and marketing across  the region. He is based at the Company’s regional headquarters for EMEA in the United Kingdom.

In this new role, Deane will be focused on revenue growth and expanding the market for Epicor enterprise resourcing planning (ERP) solutions throughout the region. A proven leader, Deane brings more than 20 years of sales, operations and software industry experience to Epicor, having worked for leading ERP, SaaS, e-commerce, middleware, infrastructure, process management and business intelligence software providers during his career. Under Deane’s leadership as the head of EMEA operations at Infor, revenue more than quadrupled in the region.

“Keith is a seasoned leader with a proven track record in our industry in EMEA,” said Qureshi. “His broad experience leading sales and professional services organizations will be instrumental in this strategic role, as expanding our global footprint is a key to our continued growth and success. I am confident that Keith brings the experience and leadership our company needs to drive continued success in EMEA.”

“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead the Epicor EMEA team and build on the company’s market leadership to drive further success,” said Deane. “Epicor software, services and support offer remarkable value to companies whether operating from a local, regional or global perspective, with businesses solutions that enable greater agility, efficiency and compliance. I am looking forward to working with our customers, employees and partners throughout EMEA to help them achieve even greater success.”

Prior to joining Epicor, Deane served as Vice President and General Manager, International with Iron Mountain Digital, which was acquired by Autonomy, now an HP company. From 2009 to 2012, he served in a board of director/chairman role for a UK-based provider of managed software as a service (SaaS) solutions for B2B e-commerce. As President, EMEA at Infor from 2005 to 2009, Deane was instrumental in its growth to become the third largest provider of business software.

Bowman Gilfillan Selects Epicor ERP to Consolidate Intricate Billing Structures and Budgeting Processes

Simplifying Complicated Billing Process and Budget Management

 Johannesburg, South AfricaEpicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Bowman Gilfillan, one of Africa’s premier corporate law firms has selected Epicor’s purpose built budgeting solution. The Epicor solution encourages enterprise-wide collaboration, incorporates information sources, and utilises advanced modeling and data visualization tools. The solution will be implemented by Epicor value added reseller, New Era Solutions.

Employing over 310 specialised lawyers and a total staff of over 550, Bowman Gilfillan offers professional legal services across the African continent. By drawing on its unique knowledge of the African business environment and in-depth understanding of the socio-political climate, Bowman Gilfillan advises clients on a wide range of technical legal issues.

“Epicor’s budgeting solution is very intuitive and simple to use which makes the complicated process of budgeting effortless,” said Grant Karolius, chief financial officer for Bowman Gilfillan. “The system will be rolled out in five locations, Sandton, Cape Town, Kenya and later in Tanzania and Uganda. This will consolidate our financial management efforts with speed and accuracy.”

The implementation will be done by New Era Solutions, an Epicor value added reseller for over 10 years who specializes in integrated and customizable IT solutions in partnership with global specialists in ERP, warehouse management systems (WMS), customer relationship management (CRM) and mobility, offering a single-source solution. New Era Solutions has recently been certified as a level 2 BBBEE contributor.

“Bowman Gilfillan selected the Epicor solution because it offers a proven system that can be rolled out yearly without reinventing the wheel which saves a great deal of man hours. It also gives a true reflection of the firm’s productivity and ensures the business maintains a firm grasp on its operational expenses. With the seamless integration to the Practice Management System (3E), the finance team can manage variances between budget and actuals.” said Aminah Khoza, channel manager for Epicor in Africa.

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving midmarket organizations and divisions of Global 1000 companies, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, 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 Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

Follow Epicor on Twitter @Epicor, @EpicorUK, @EpicorEMEA, @EpicorAU, @Epicor_Retail, @Epicor_DIST and Facebook.

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