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Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Single-Instance ERP Product-Centric Midmarket Companies based on evaluation of its next-generation Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

The MQ for ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies in part evaluates products that have a global presence and are specifically tailored for product-centric midmarket companies with roughly $50 million to $1 billion in revenue.

“We consider our positioning as a visionary vendor in this report by Gartner further testament to our commitment to delivering innovative technology, services and support to our customers that inspires them to achieve new levels of success,” said Pervez Qureshi, president and CEO of Epicor. “Our unique approach to developing ERP software solutions designed and built for the way people work today, is enabling our customers to increase efficiencies, improve performance and build lasting competitive advantage. Epicor ERP empowers businesses to maximize productivity, resulting in truly inspired organizations that think differently and deliver inspiration to their customers.”

Today, over 3,000 customers representing 63 countries around the globe have selected Epicor ERP — primed to put the power of the next-generation platform to work to support business innovation, process improvements and a truly integrated view of the business and value chain.

According to Gartner, since the last publication of this Magic Quadrant, among the major trends and changes in the market, “SOA and model-driven architecture prove their value in packaged applications for the midmarket. Systems with a more model-driven architecture (for instance, Epicor ERP) offer more configuration capabilities that allow users to adapt the system to their specific, differentiating needs. Instead of more intrusive customizations that can prove difficult in a system upgrade, the model-based configurations can be preserved during an upgrade.”

Epicor ERP (formerly Epicor 9) is truly a new breed of solution — built on the Epicor ICE Business Architecture, the software is designed to offer extensive flexibility, usability, and agility in support of application-to-application integration and business-to-business collaboration, key to enabling the delivery of information throughout the enterprise. The innovative business architecture supports multi-tenant Software as a Service (SaaS) deployments of Epicor ERP for small manufacturers and distributors. In fact, Epicor is one of the few vendors to have architected a full multi-tenant SaaS and on-premise version out of a single product.

Epicor recently announced an even better, faster and more powerful version of Epicor ERP offering more than 300 new features and enhancements designed to further improve reliability, performance and ease of use. Working in close co-operation with customers around the globe, the focus of the new Epicor ERP release has been on optimizing performance in today’s real world computing environments. The latest release delivers functional improvements and enhancements across every suite within the Epicor ERP solution, including the Epicor ICE Business Architecture.

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