Epicor Chairman, President and CEO Recognized for Continuing to Create Effective Channel Programs for Solution Providers
IRVINE, CA, Feb 28, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — 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 Chairman, President and CEO George Klaus has been named a 2011 Channel Chief by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating, defending, promoting and executing effective channel programs and strategies for solution providers.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized as a Channel Chief for the third consecutive year,” said Klaus. “Channel growth is a strategic focus for Epicor, as we continue to deliver on our commitment to provide innovative products, leading technologies and best-in-class service and support to organizations around the world. In 2011, we look forward to adding more partners that are excited about our company and solutions. Our goal is to empower them to be more productive and effective in growing their businesses, as their success will be our success.”
Channel partners bolstered Epicor’s success in further expanding its reach into new verticals and geographies during 2010. Contributing to this success were several key milestones, including:
-- Epicor channel team restructured with the addition of senior channel leadership and talent, enhanced training and certification programs, and extra channel support to drive innovation; -- Growing momentum for its cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition (Epicor Express); -- Acquisition of SPECTRUM Human Resource Systems Corporation, which broadens Epicor's position as a leading provider of complete enterprise business software solutions with the addition of an end-to-end Human Capital Management (HCM) offering.
Despite the downturn in the economy over the past few years, Epicor drove organic software license growth rates in 2010 as more companies around the world chose Epicor next-generation enterprise software solutions to run their businesses. In 2011, Epicor will continue to court partners that are ready to take full advantage of the capabilities and keys to success it offers — the right solutions, modern technology, market focus, and a global footprint.
“Being named a Channel Chief is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry. This year’s Channel Chiefs offer tremendous insight into the who’s who of the Channel,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. “Top channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel’s voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud this year’s Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies.”
This year’s Channel Chiefs were chosen based by Everything Channel editorial on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities. For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit www.channelweb.com. The Channel Chief list was published in the February 21, 2011 issue.
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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), human capital management (HCM) 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. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Epicor; http://twitter.com/EpicorEMEA.
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