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Epicor to Provide Independent Lawn and Garden Retailers the Tools to Enhance Business Operations

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, announced today that Commerce Corporation, a leading national lawn and garden supplier, has signed a nationwide agreement with Epicor as its “Approved Technology Vendor Partner,” providing Epicor Eagle for lawn and garden management software to Commerce Corporation’s independent garden center customers. The partnership allows for the integration of ERP software for both new and existing Epicor customers to improve communications, streamline ordering processes, and increase profitability for their customers.

“The Epicor solution that we have actively used for years, produces the right information which allows our management and sales teams to accurately make a decision on the fly,” said Josh Harvey, manager of information systems for Armstrong Garden Centers. “The combined efforts of Commerce Corporation and Epicor will continue to strengthen the lawn and garden industry.”

Commerce Corporation, in operation since 1923, is the largest independently owned lawn and garden distributor serving approximately 3600 independent garden centers nationwide. Commerce offers over 16,000 unique and flexible products adjustable to today’s marketplace and available in three distribution centers in the U.S. They maintain their stance as a family business dedicated to providing the best service in lawn and garden to independent garden centers.

“Commerce Corporation is dedicated to bringing world-class products and services to lawn and garden retailers,” said Richard Lessans, CEO of Commerce Corporation. “Through this partnership with Epicor, our retailer clients will have the opportunity to leverage the Epicor lawn and garden management software to implement industry best practices, improve their business operations, and ultimately increase profits.”

Epicor lawn and garden management software assists independent lawn and garden businesses in managing all parts of their operations — through point of sale, inventory management, financials, purchasing, payroll and marketing. The Epicor solution provides owners and managers of lawn and garden businesses with the tools to cut costs, improve productivity and better serve their customers.

“Epicor is pleased to engage in this mutually beneficial alliance with Commerce Corporation,” said Craig McCollum, executive vice president and general manager, retail distribution solutions for Epicor. “We now have the opportunity to showcase to independent garden centers nationwide, the benefits of the Epicor solution and the sophisticated features it offers to streamline business processes, optimize productivity and more successfully manage an entire retail business.”