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Epicor Honored as a Top Technology Innovator Nationwide

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that it made this year’s InformationWeek 500 for its innovations in business technology. The 2011 list was revealed last night at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference taking place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California. This marks the company’s second appearance on the InformationWeek 500, having made the 2010 list as Activant Solutions Inc., prior to the acquisition of both companies by Apax Partners in May 2011.

Epicor(R) was recognized for “Project Cappella,” a large-scale upgrade project to migrate Epicor’s main enterprise Web site infrastructures onto Microsoft(R) Office SharePoint(R) Server 2010. The primary focus was to achieve better content management, increase collaboration — both internally and externally — and improve workflow processes by bringing its extranet, intranet and Internet sites onto one common platform. The single platform integration available in SharePoint 2010 has made a positive impact on Epicor, helping to drive a greater level of information exchange among its employees, customers and partners.

“We’re proud to earn a spot on this year’s InformationWeek 500 as one of the top technology innovators across America,” said Andy Stameson, CIO and vice president of IT, real estate / facilities for Epicor. “Epicor is utilizing the latest in Microsoft SharePoint technology to build remarkable online resources that support all aspects of the company. The ability to bring people, processes and information together in a meaningful way is of great business value.”

The migration of Epicor’s technology platform to a single, service-enabled architecture is helping the company accomplish its changing objectives on a forward-looking basis. SharePoint’s new Web publishing capabilities and Business Intelligence (BI) tools allow Epicor to leverage an extensive array of tools and applications from one common platform, thereby supporting seamless activity internally and externally. Through a unified infrastructure, Epicor can accomplish more with the same resources. Out-of-the-box customizations allow Epicor to address business requirements quickly and easily, while a centralized environment enables Epicor to deploy solutions more rapidly for its intranet, extranet and Internet sites.

“For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “In this day and age, however, being innovative isn’t enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators.”

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

News Facts

  • Epicor earned a spot on the 2011 InformationWeek 500 for its innovative use of business technology.
  • InformationWeek recognized Epicor for “Project Cappella,” a large-scale upgrade project to migrate Epicor’s main enterprise Web site infrastructures onto Microsoft(R) Office SharePoint(R) Server 2010.
  • The single platform integration available in SharePoint 2010 has made a positive impact on Epicor, helping to drive a greater level of information exchange among its employees, customers and partners.

 

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