IRVINE, CA – 09/22/10 – 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 Epicor Express — the on-demand version of its award-winning Epicor 9 next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution — continues its successful debut, with more than 40 percent of the customers who’ve signed up already live today.
Epicor Express — launched this year in May — is a complete end-to-end ERP solution provided in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Epicor Express delivers broad functionality, particularly for the specific needs of job shops and small to midsize businesses. It is priced affordably with a deployment model that minimizes complexity. In order to maximize the benefits of the cloud, Epicor Express runs on a multi-tenant, shared database environment via a single application instance.
“Epicor Express is gaining remarkable momentum with businesses who have been somewhat underserved by the manufacturing and distribution capabilities of alternative offerings targeting larger companies,” said James Norwood, senior vice president, worldwide product marketing for Epicor. “Epicor understands that small and midsize companies have the same business needs as their larger counterparts, so as we developed Epicor Express we were careful to balance extensive functionality in one complete system with a simplified solution that would make more sense for smaller users. We expect the adoption of Epicor Express to continue increasing as users are unable to find a depth of functionality, modern and agile technology, and flexible terms of service in any other SaaS ERP solution on the market today.”
The Epicor Difference
Businesses increasingly require a fully integrated system to manage their customers and contacts, opportunities and orders, products and production, and accounting and payroll; however, many SaaS providers have fallen short when it comes to delivering overall business functionality in an end-to-end system, making Epicor Express the front-runner in comparison to its competition. Epicor Express provides businesses with everything they need to manage their opportunities, orders and operations in one integrated solution.
Epicor Express leverages core functionality that has been in use and proven by thousands of customers over the past 25 years, offering a game changing opportunity for small and midsize businesses. Effectively, Epicor took its next-generation ERP solution and created a lower cost means to implement a world-class ERP suite by delivering it in the cloud.
Dayson Polymers, LLC, a full line distributor specializing in engineering plastic resins, is currently a three-person company that operates out of remote offices throughout the U.S., requiring them to implement a Web-based system to easily access and manage their business. Having previously invested in a SaaS ERP solution, Dayson switched to Epicor Express as a result of poor customer service and escalating subscription fees.
“With our previous SaaS ERP provider it took up to six months to resolve an issue, forcing us to carry on business with workarounds until the problem was fixed. Exceptional customer service and a regional support team were among the main factors that led us to choose Epicor,” said Chris Schmeltzer, manager, Dayson Polymers. “We also experienced increasing yearly subscription fees and finally had to seek a more cost-effective solution. Epicor Express provides us with real-time visibility over our customers, orders and financials at a fixed monthly fee we can afford.”
Pacific Electronics is a leading manufacturer of high-quality electronic products and components for a large and diverse customer base. Based in Woodstock, Illinois with sales offices in Taiwan and China, Pacific Electronics required global ERP capabilities in one integrated solution to support its back-end business and industry-specific needs. Formerly operating on an expensive SaaS ERP system with limited functionality, the company was looking to replace it with a complete end-to-end cloud solution that fit their business requirements — making Epicor Express the right choice.
“We chose Epicor Express because it is the most cost-effective cloud solution,” said James Gorman, president and COO of Pacific Electronics. “Epicor Express is a full-service ERP solution that is integrated with every aspect of the company, enabling us to improve our overall ‘way of doing business.’ Epicor Express offers all of the essential functionality we require to remain competitive and profitable.”
Flexible Foundation for the Future
Based on the same source code as Epicor 9, Epicor Express has the flexibility and functionality to accommodate future requirements and growth so users can move up and down Epicor’s continuum of editions and deployment models (i.e. multi-tenant SaaS, hosted, on-premise, etc). Built from the ground up using a service-oriented architecture (SOA), Epicor has flexible business architecture that is ideal for the cloud. With Epicor Express, businesses have the choice to do what makes the most sense for them at any particular time. The ability to grow with the system and mix and match deployment models makes Epicor a truly unique offering.
To learn more about Epicor Express, Everyone’s ERP™, view a demo or request a free trial, please visit http://www.epicorexpress.com.
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 takes pride in more than 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.
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