Exclusive Midmarket Focus Has Propelled Epicor’s Growth, Cementing its Place as One of the Industry’s Largest Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors
Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Cowan has been named a Top Midmarket IT Executive by The Channel Company. The annual awards program honors influential vendor and solution provider executives who have demonstrated an exceptionally strong commitment to the midmarket.
The Top Midmarket IT Executives honorees were recognized at the 2016 Midsize Enterprise Summit West, at the JW Marriot Hotel in Austin, Texas, this past Sept. 18-20.
Epicor has a long history of serving the midmarket with vertical solutions that meet an organization’s industry-specific needs and which are easy to use and implement and which reduce business complexity.
Cowan has served as Epicor president and CEO since 2013. Under Cowan’s leadership, the company was recently acquired by global private equity firm KKR. In recent years, Cowan has been a driving force in Epicor’s transition to a cloud company, building out the company’s infrastructure to support its cloud business, along with the necessary redundancy, resiliency and data security. Epicor has seen a 71 percent year-over-year increase in total cloud users, buoyed by its laser focus on the midmarket, a segment ripe for transformation as new cloud-based and mobile technologies are leveling the playing field, making ERP much more affordable and quickly deployable.
“I am honored to receive this recognition from The Channel Company and to be included in such an esteemed class of executives who are dedicated to serving the needs of midmarket businesses,” said Cowan. “Since its inception, Epicor has been focused on meeting the needs of the midmarket, continuing to innovate and deliver technologies that help businesses gain and maintain competitive advantage and fuel growth.”
“The Channel Company and Midsize Enterprise Summit are proud to recognize these individuals and the companies they represent for their remarkable efforts to meet the unique IT needs of this fast-growing segment,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president of Event Content and Strategy, The Channel Company. “The winners were honored at this year’s Midsize Enterprise Summit West event this month in Austin, Texas, the nation’s largest gathering of midmarket senior IT executives and the ideal venue in which to honor these deserving leaders. We congratulate each of the honorees and look forward to their continued success.”