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Global Leader in Active Travel Chooses Epicor(R)
Backroads to Leverage Epicor Enterprise for Streamlined Accounting Processes, and Multi-company and Multicurrency Capabilities

IRVINE, Calif., July 25  -- Epicor Software Corporation (Nasdaq: EPIC - News), a leading provider of integrated enterprise software solutions for the midmarket, today announced that Backroads (www.backroads.com), an active travel company offering nearly 150 active itineraries for bicyclists, walkers, hikers and multisport enthusiasts in 34 countries around the world, has chosen Epicor Enterprise to manage and streamline its financial and operational resources around the globe.

Founded in 1979, Backroads began as a small, regional touring company offering bike trips in the western United States and has grown to be the world's number one active travel company, offering the most destinations, itineraries and annual departures in the active vacation industry. Backroads offers more than 1,400 scheduled departures annually with services ranging from Premiere Inn Trips at luxurious five-star hotels with award-winning cuisine, to Casual Inn Trips featuring simpler cozy accommodations and Deluxe Camping Trips at scenic campgrounds where Backroads' leaders prepare meals and handle camp chores.

"We evaluated the Great Plains, Navision, Solomon and MAS 500 solutions, and ultimately choose Epicor because it provides a strong financials and project accounting package along with the multi-company and multicurrency functionality required to manage our international operations," said Robert Notte, vice president of IT at Backroads. "The Epicor solution will assist us in better budgeting and tracking trip costs through comprehensive project accounting functionality," said Karen Bennett, vice president of finance at Backroads.

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 is 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 services 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.

Epicor is a registered trademark of Epicor Software Corporation. Scala is a registered trademark of Scala Business Solutions NV, an Epicor subsidiary. All 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.

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