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Epicor Congratulates Little Hardware on Winning a 2014 Technology ROI Award From Nucleus Research

Little Hardware Realizes Highest Return on Investment at 7,002% With Epicor Eagle Business Management Solution

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - July 23, 2014) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that family-owned industrial and hardware supplies business Little Hardware, has been selected a winner in the 2014 Nucleus Research Technology ROI Awards. This award recognizes companies whose deployment of IT solutions has produced a positive, bottom-line financial return on investment (ROI).

"We are honored to be named an ROI Award winner," said Kyle Little, eCommerce and IT manager for Little Hardware. "With Epicor we have improved our bottom-line significantly and have been able to make intelligent and more strategic business decisions. Our implementations of the various Epicor solutions have paid off and prove to be exceptional investments for our business."

For the past 11 years, the Technology ROI Awards has selected the top ten technology deployments based on value returned. After analyzing the results from more than 209 entries, Little Hardware has been recognized by Nucleus Research with the highest return on investment among the winners for their implementation of the Epicor Eagle business management solution. Little Hardware has leveraged Epicor technology in their business' operations since 1994, most recently with new investments in Epicor Payment Exchange, Epicor Eagle Training on Demand, and Epicor Eagle Inventory Planner. The implementation of Epicor Eagle solutions has resulted in a 7,002% ROI and full project payback with an average annual benefit of $47,053, as determined by Nucleus Research1.

"Little Hardware is an example of how IT investments that are closely aligned to business goals can deliver significant ROI and allow a company to take full advantage of the Epicor Eagle solution," said Rebecca Wettemann, vice president of research for Nucleus Research.

"Companies that receive the Technology ROI Award, like Little Hardware, have established a strong relation between their IT strategy and business goals," said Craig McCollum, executive vice president and general manager, retail distribution solutions for Epicor. "We congratulate Little Hardware for their achievement as the top ROI winner, and we are proud of the partnership that helps foster an environment of business growth and success."

More information about the Technology ROI Award winners can be found at www.ROIAwards.com.

About Nucleus Research
Nucleus Research is a global provider of investigative, case-based technology research and advisory services that provide real-world insight into maximizing technology value. For more information, visit NucleusResearch.com or follow us on Twitter @NucleusResearch.

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

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Epicor, Eagle, Epicor Payment Exchange, Training on Demand, and Inventory Planner and the Epicor logo are trademarks of Epicor Software Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners. The product and service offerings depicted in this document are produced by Epicor Software Corporation.

1 Source: Nucleus Research. "Epicor ROI Case Study: Little Hardware" by Rebecca Wettemann (June 2014)

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