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IRVINE, CA–(Marketwire – March 2, 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 ASD Inc. (ASD), a leading provider of high-performance analytical measurement solutions for researchers and industrial markets worldwide, has selected Epicor 9 — Epicor’s next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. ASD will utilize Epicor to integrate all critical business operations and data within one application in order to better serve its customers and distribution network.

ASD successfully expanded beyond its origins in scientific markets, into industrial manufacturing markets, by providing instrumentation solutions for the real-time measurement of non-homogenous materials in manufacturing and quality control environments. Today, ASD collaborates with industrial professionals, analytical researchers and remote sensing scientists to provide the most reliable, high-performance analytical instrumentation solutions to address some of the world’s most challenging measurement applications.

Working with business consulting firm Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC (EKS&H), the largest Colorado-based accounting and business consulting firm, ASD conducted an extensive selection process in its search for a flexible, intuitive and scalable ERP solution that could drive efficiencies and better business processes throughout its organization. ASD’s decision process included the initial search, thorough interviews, extensive sales presentations, and finally, a full-day demonstration to key ASD team members and decision makers.

“Following our lengthy evaluation process, Epicor clearly stood out from all other providers. We are eager to implement Epicor’s ERP solution to support our critical business needs,” said Dave Rzasa, president and chief executive officer for ASD. “Epicor best addresses the needs of all business and departmental functions for ASD, and provides the best platform to support our growth and expansion.”

ASD was looking for a single-source business solution platform to consolidate their information data base and improve their ability to make business decisions based on accurate and relevant information. “We chose Epicor because of its single platform fully integrated database and the ease of use with the extensive user tools that will help us work more efficiently to better serve our customers,” said Rzasa.

With Epicor, ASD expects to gain efficiencies throughout the organization thereby improving profitability and productivity. Additionally, ASD is leveraging Epicor’s unique customer relationship management (CRM) tool to ultimately improve the customer experience. Epicor CRM provides a 360-degree view of the customer throughout the relationship lifecycle and broadens the scope of customer information to everyone in the organization through delivery of essential customer data to information workers, wherever it’s needed.

“We are very pleased that ASD chose Epicor as its partner for ERP,” said James Norwood, senior vice president of product marketing for Epicor. “Epicor will provide an intuitive, single-source ERP solution that will support ASD’s growing business in their multiple markets and geographies.”

About ASD Inc.

Incorporated in 1990 as Analytical Spectral Devices, Inc., ASD is a privately held company based in Boulder, Colorado. The company was established to address a fundamental need of earth science researchers for a robust, high-performance, portable instrument that could be used in field work. ASD successfully expanded beyond its origins in the scientific markets, into industrial manufacturing markets, by providing instrumentation solutions for the real-time measurement of non-homogenous materials in manufacturing and quality control environments. 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), customerrelationship 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

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