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Results-Oriented Industry Veteran Himanshu Palsule Brings Diverse Experience Running Globally Distributed Research and Development Organizations

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, announced today that Himanshu Palsule has been named executive vice president and chief technology officer of Epicor, effective immediately. Reporting directly to Epicor President and CEO Joe Cowan, Palsule is responsible for the delivery of all Epicor solutions on a global basis, including product design, engineering, technology and quality, as well as development operations.

“Our research and development organization is a critical component in the delivery of innovative solutions and services — Himanshu is a proven leader and a tremendous asset as we continue to expand our cloud-first development initiatives,” said Cowan. “I’m confident Himanshu will drive his team to maintain its focus on delivering high quality products, while keeping an eye on accelerating future innovation to keep our customers a step ahead of their competition.”

With this change, former Epicor CTO Jeff Kissling moves into the role of Chief Scientist, where his focus will be on research and technology innovation. With complementary focus, Kissling and Palsule will align to ensure Epicor continues to deliver innovative business software solutions that not only meet the needs of its customers today, but also gives them a platform to support future business growth.

“I’m excited to lead the product development organization at Epicor — it’s a unique environment where customer focused innovation happens at a very grassroots level across the organization,” said Palsule. “Whether it’s innovation within our on-premises, cloud, mobile, or social platforms, the focus is always on delivering ease of use and instant value to the customer.  With a globally distributed development team — from Moscow and Monterrey, to India, the U.S. and several other regions — we’re able to attract global talent with local skillsets. I’m looking forward to building on and accelerating the continuous innovation that’s already happening at Epicor.”

Palsule has more than 30 years of experience in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software industry, running globally distributed product organizations focused on driving innovation and growth.  Prior to Epicor, Palsule was CTO and head of strategy at Sage Software, a leading provider of global accounting and ERP solutions, and has leadership experience from companies such as Open Systems International, Man-Trak and HCL. Palsule holds a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from the University of Saint Thomas, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology.

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