MONTREAL --(Business Wire)-- Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ:EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions to the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, announced today at its Retail Perspectives 2008 user conference in Montreal that the company has been named the leading vendor of Point-of-Sale (POS) software to top specialty softgoods retailers in the recent report, Retailer's Guide: POS Software for Softgoods Retailers, published by global research and advisory firm IHL Group.
The report evaluated vendors of POS software installed among the top 250 retailers in the specialty softgoods space and ranked the top 10, with Epicor topping the list. Vendor rankings were based on total number of vendor accounts among the leading 250 softgoods retailers, estimated number of POS systems running the vendor's software based on store count and lanes per store data, and the retail revenue represented by vendor accounts. When it comes to POS software solutions for softgoods retailers, the report found Epicor Retail has more clients, installations, and managed retail revenue than Micros, Oracle, JDA, SAP, and any other POS software provider.
The report features a five-page profile of Epicor, which includes highlights on Epicor Retail solutions, customers and strengths. Commenting on Epicor's prominence in the POS softgoods retail space, IHL analyst Jerry Sheldon said, "Bringing more than 30 years of retail experience spanning both North America and Europe, Epicor displays thought leadership by bringing top tier solutions to the midmarket, a market which has historically been underserved by the largest vendors. Additionally, Epicor is well served by its strong company reputation, extensive partner network, and impressive customer list."
The study features an overview of the economic, technology and consumer trends shaping the retail sector as well as key business challenges softgoods retailers seek to offset via the use of POS technology, such as price pressures, rising labor costs and the need to do more with less. It also points to key trends in the industry that are dictating more emphasis on POS systems as the central system of record as well as the need for more advanced features and functionality.
"Epicor is pleased to be recognized as the leader in POS for the softgoods retail space," said David Henning, executive vice president and general manager for Epicor Retail. "We are proud of our longstanding partnerships with leading softgoods retailers to help them achieve their business objectives, streamline operations and enrich the customer shopping experience."
About IHL Consulting Group
IHL Consulting Group is a global research and advisory firm specializing in technologies for the retail and hospitality industries. The company, based in Franklin, Tennessee, generates timely data reports, offers advisory services, and serves as the leading retail technology spokesperson for industry and vendor events. For more information about IHL Consulting Group, visit http://www.ihlservices.com.
About Epicor Retail
Epicor Retail solutions are used by hundreds of the world's leading retailers to become more profitable, productive, and competitive. Our solutions leverage proven Microsoft .NET technology to improve business operations and meet the evolving merchandise and service expectations of today's cross-channel shoppers. Epicor delivers comprehensive retail management solutions to enterprises in all tiers—from regional chains to multichannel global brands. Our retail customers include hundreds of marquee names, from Aéropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, and Ann Taylor to Zales and Zumiez. Epicor employs more than 800 employees in retail-focused operations.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor is a global leader dedicated to providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and professional services automation (PSA) software solutions to midmarket companies and divisions of the Global 1000. Founded in 1984, Epicor serves over 20,000 customers in more than 140 countries, providing solutions in over 30 languages. Employing innovative service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services technology, Epicor delivers end-to-end, industry-specific solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services that enable companies to drive increased efficiency, improve performance and build competitive advantage. Epicor solutions provide the scalability and flexibility to meet today's business challenges, while empowering enterprises for even greater success tomorrow. Epicor offers a comprehensive range of services with its solutions, 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, Calif., with offices and affiliates around the world. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.
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