Epicor(R) Named One of the 'Hottest Companies of 2005'
Start Magazine Names Epicor to Prestigious Industry Rank for Fourth Consecutive Year
IRVINE, Calif., July 13 -- Epicor Software Corporation (Nasdaq: EPIC - News), a leading provider of integrated enterprise software solutions for the midmarket, today announced its selection by Start magazine as one of the "Hottest Companies of 2005." With nearly 100 businesses vying for the coveted distinction, Epicor was chosen by the editors' of Start magazine for its demonstrated commitment to providing technologically advanced solutions that help its over 20,000 customers in 140 countries worldwide maximize resources, minimize costs and improve profitability.
The annual award, now in its eighth year, was created as a way to recognize software and hardware vendors that have developed innovative applications for the manufacturing industry. Nominees were asked to describe their essential product or services and how their product/service is unique, what their growth record was for the past three years, any awards/honors received in the past year, what accomplishments or hurdles were overcome the past year, and what made them stand out as "Hot" against their competitors.
"The companies selected for Start's Hottest Companies of the Year showed remarkable innovation in a challenging environment. I commend them for helping manufacturers compete in the global marketplace and make the most out of all of their available resources," says Peggy Smedley, editorial director of Start magazine. "We are excited to award these companies with one of the industry's highest honors and believe they represent the best of the best in manufacturing technology."
Epicor's solutions are uniquely tailored to the needs of the midmarket, offering enterprise-level functionality with a total cost of ownership proposition that fits the unique constraints and challenges of the midmarket. Epicor remains a pioneer in the adoption of new technologies such as Web services and service-oriented architectures (SOA), delivering the industry's first manufacturing solution based on a 100-percent SOA and optimized for high performance, greater business agility and collaboration across the globally expanding supply chain.
"We're extremely honored to be named one of the 'Hottest Companies of 2005' by the editors of Start magazine," said George Klaus, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Epicor. "Earning this recognition four years in a row is testament to our commitment to deliver real world business solutions to global manufacturers. We're proud to continue helping midmarket enterprises around the world meet their business objectives and achieve faster return on investment through innovative technology."
About Epicor Software Corporation
For 20 years, Epicor has been a recognized leader dedicated to providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software solutions to midmarket companies around the world. With the acquisition of Scala, Epicor became a global leader in the midmarket serving over 20,000 customers in over 140 countries. Epicor leverages innovative technologies like Web services in developing end-to-end, industry-specific solutions for manufacturing, distribution, enterprise service automation, and hospitality that enable companies to immediately drive efficiency throughout business operations and build competitive advantage. With the scalability and flexibility to support long-term growth, Epicor's solutions are complemented by a full range of services, providing a single point of accountability to promote rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership. Epicor's worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.epicor.com.
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