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Epicor Named a Champion in Midmarket ERP Vendor Landscape by Info-Tech Research Group

Epicor ERP Awarded Best Overall Value and Scores Highest on ERP Value Index Providing "More Bang for the Buck" Than the Average Vendor

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 08/27/14 -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that its next-generation Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is listed as a Champion and awarded Best Overall Value in the new Midmarket ERP Vendor Landscape published by Info-Tech Research Group. The research firm evaluated ten products in the ERP market, including Epicor ERP, focusing on those vendors that offer broad capabilities across multiple platforms and that have a strong market presence and/or reputational presence among mid and large-sized enterprises.

Info-Tech's evaluation of Epicor ERP reveals that Epicor provides a "very good core offering that is highly extensible," and that the system's "feature set and additional tools are above average for the price point." In the report, Epicor maintained the highest Info-Tech Value Score™ of the vendor group evaluated, achieving 100 on the ERP Value Index. All the vendors evaluated were then benchmarked against the performance of Epicor to provide a complete, relative view of their product offering. According to the study, the overall business strength and strong product features relative to its price point differentiates Epicor, offering "more bang for the buck" than the average vendor. Based on the analysis, Info-Tech analysts recommend that "distributed organizations looking for a single platform for sales, manufacturing, and business processes will find great value in Epicor."(1)

"Epicor has a long history of serving the midmarket with vertical solutions that not only meet an organization's industry-specific needs but their budget needs as well," said John Hiraoka, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Epicor. "The Info-Tech vendor landscape further validates our commitment to providing high-performance business software at a compelling price point, offering our customers rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership."

Hiraoka continued, "This will continue to be our focus, along with innovating and delivering technologies that help businesses gain and maintain competitive advantage. With Epicor ERP, our customers are realizing the benefits of a more responsive solution that is built on agile technology and designed for device mobility, deployment choice and social collaboration."

Built on a 100% service-oriented architecture and Microsoft .NET technologies, Epicor ERP is an end-to-end, industry-specific enterprise software solution for business that provides complete freedom of choice in deployment -- on premise, hosted or in the cloud as a software as a service (SaaS) solution.

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category. Champions receive high scores for most evaluation criteria and offer excellent value. They have a strong market presence and are usually the trend setters for the industry.

Download the full study to learn more about how Epicor ERP enables companies to drive profitability, inspire innovation, and respond quickly to an evolving business environment.

About Info-Tech Research Group
With a paid membership of over 30,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a seventeen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.

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 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: Info-Tech Research Group, "Vendor Landscape: Mid-Market ERP" (July 2014)

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