IRVINE, Calif. — December 10, 2009 — Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, today announced that its next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution Epicor 9 has garnered recent industry award honors in Germany and Poland.
The Center for Enterprise Research (CER) and ERP Management magazine in Germany named Epicor 9 “ERP System of the Year.” Award entries were judged by a committee comprised of impartial consultants and representatives from science and the trade press; under the chairmanship of Professor Norbert Gronau, judges chose the winners after a two-stage selection process. Epicor 9 was deemed particularly innovative, as according to Gronau, “of the 27 companies participating in the competition, the judges considered Epicor’s solutions to be the most promising in terms of ergonomics, integration capabilities and system architecture.”
The Business Forum, sponsored by the Ministry of Regional Development and the FIRE Innovation Center in Poland named Epicor 9 as “Innovation of the Year” for 2009. The goal of the “Innovation of the Year” competition — a nation-wide program aimed at promoting and encouraging the development of innovative technologies — is to award projects, solutions, products and technologies that are unique and demonstrate innovation.
“We are truly honored to be recognized by these two prestigious award programs,” said George Klaus, chairman, president and CEO for Epicor. “Being named ‘Innovation of the Year’ and ‘ERP System of the Year’ is testament to our innovative approach and delivery of a truly collaborative and dynamic enterprise business application experience to our customers.”
These latest awards build on growing global momentum for Epicor 9. Other notable recognitions for the breakthrough enterprise business software solution built on a second- generation service-oriented architecture (SOA) include, “Best Recommended ERP Solution for China Manufacturing” at e-Works’ Third Annual CIO Forum, 2009 Progressive Manufacturing 100 (PM100) Technology Partner award, a “Leading Innovation” award in Poland, and “Product of the Year” honors in 2008 from Customer Interaction Solutions magazine. Epicor 9 also received finalist honors from the International Business Awards and American Business Awards (The Stevies) for “Best New Product or Service of the Year-Computer Software,” “Business Innovation of the Year,” and “Product Development/Management Team of the Year.”
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services industries. With 20,000 customers in over 150 countries, Epicor provides integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and enterprise retail software solutions that enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. Founded in 1984, Epicor celebrates 25 years of technology innovation delivering business solutions that provide the scalability and flexibility businesses need to build competitive advantage. Epicor provides a comprehensive range of services with a single point of accountability that promotes rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership, whether operating business on a local, regional or global scale. The Company’s worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.