IRVINE, CA and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, Dec 09, 2010 — 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 Australian company One Group Retail Experience (One Group) has selected the award winning Epicor 9 next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to support its thriving retail fit-out and manufacturing business throughout Australia.
One Group works closely with some of Australia’s largest and most dynamic retailers including Specsavers, The Just Group, Sportsgirl, The Lew Group, Telstra and Bankwest to create innovative and effective retail fit-outs and solutions, both in Australia and overseas. Headquartered in Melbourne with approximately 300 employees, One Group also operates two retail-manufacturing facilities located on the east and west coast of Australia. One Group’s extensive knowledge of the retail industry and innovative business approach focusing on R&D, prototyping and value engineering, sets it apart from competitors.
Formerly comprised of four businesses — Australasian Retail Projects, JRB Shopfitting, Focus Shopfitters, and FINN — One Group has grown to become Australia’s largest retail fit-out group. Following the company’s merger, One Group recognized an inherent need to streamline and consolidate all business and IT processes across its four distinct business units. The company required a centralized ERP platform with the flexibility and strength to provide a single point of accountability for all key business systems including: financials, CRM, project and inventory management, among others.
Following an extensive tender and evaluation process, which saw the company review eight competing ERP systems in the market, One Group selected Epicor largely due to the full portfolio of business software solutions it offered, which will provide the scalability and flexibility it needs to meet key business challenges and opportunities.
Commenting on the deal, Ian Gamble, CEO, One Group, said, “Epicor was selected for a number of reasons. Not only does it share a similar business culture to our own through its focus on innovation and world-class service; the centralised nature of Epicor’s ERP system and the cutting-edge technology on which it is based, means we can now have one point of truth across all business processes.”
Craig Charlton, senior vice president of Asia Pacific operations for Epicor, said, “It is very encouraging to see leading Australian companies such as One Group reaping the benefits of Epicor’s world-class integrated ERP software. We are confident that the flexibility and breadth of the Epicor platform will support One Group with its continued growth and ongoing success.”
About One Group Retail Experience
One Group Retail Experience is Australia’s largest retail fit-out group. It creates effective retail fit-outs and solutions for clients ranging from ‘big box’ retailers to fashion chains, and financial institutions to health care providers. One Group Retail Experience works with national retailers in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Its extensive network covers more than 80% of that of our clients, providing a truly national infrastructure. The One Group’s reputation for delivering national projects with speed, efficiency and personalised service means that no matter where a retail project is located, One Group Retail Experience is also there. For more information visit: www.onegroupretail.com.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software (NASDAQ: EPIC) 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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