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Epicor(R) Extends Mobile Capabilities for Retailers With New Mobile Marketing OfferingAs Mobile Phone Adoption Skyrockets, a Growing Number of Retailers Move to Target Consumers With Mobile Marketing (January 11, 2010)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/10 -- NRF 2010, Booth 2105 -- Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions to the midmarket and Global 1000 companies, today introduced Epicor Retail Mobile Marketing for retailers, offering a highly interactive, cost-effective and personalized marketing channel to target mobile consumers.
Delivered via a partnership with mobile messaging and technology provider Impact Mobile, Inc., Mobile Marketing enables retailers to deliver customized messages, coupons, and promotions to mobile device users. Mobile Marketing encourages consumers to interact with the store environment, helping retailers strengthen brand and customer loyalty, while helping to drive revenues.
The solution can be used in house by retailers to support SMS (text messaging) campaigns, distribute mobile coupons, and support a wide range of additional types of promotions. Additionally, Epicor's Retail CRM Services team of highly trained CRM professionals are available to assist retailers in creating, managing and launching mobile marketing campaigns via the Epicor Mobile Marketing solution, which can augment existing CRM initiatives or be incorporated as a part of the turnkey execution and management of ongoing CRM campaigns.
Epicor is showcasing its Mobile Marketing solution onsite throughout the show. NRF show attendees have been invited to text a message to Epicor to enter for a chance to win an iPod®. Participants then receive a unique barcode, which represents their entry when scanned at the Epicor booth.*
Mobile Marketing Extends Epicor's Mobile Retail Offerings
Mobile device/smart phone users represent a rapidly growing and potentially lucrative customer segment. Deloitte's most recent Annual Holiday Survey of retail spending and trends projected that nearly one in five consumers would use a mobile device to assist in their holiday shopping this year -- to find store locations, research prices, find product information, get coupons, read reviews and more. And an estimated one in four consumers was projected to make a holiday purchase with their phone.
Epicor Mobile Marketing is the latest in the company's efforts to help retailers leverage the mobile environment as it continues to gain traction as both a business enabler and an indispensable consumer service. Epicor supports mobile functionality across its entire suite of retail solutions to improve in-store productivity and enable retailers to provide more timely and responsive customer service. With a wireless device running Epicor's Mobile Store applications, store managers and sales associates can support the full range of Point-of-Sale functions, including line busting, real-time product search, locate and reserve stock, in addition to completing various inventory management functions.
"For years, we have envisioned a combination of in-store mobile devices and consumer mobile devices powering the retail transactions of tomorrow," said David Henning, executive vice president and general manager for Epicor Retail. "Over the past 18 months this vision has begun to take shape as we have seen a major uptick in interest from retailers in mobile marketing and this unique, rich, one-to-one interactive marketing experience. As consumers continue to embrace mobile devices, retailers are rushing to leverage mobile marketing because it is extremely timely, customizable, measurable and cost effective, and has a relatively high response rate as compared to other marketing channels."
Today, many of the world's leading retailers utilize Epicor Retail solutions and services to become more profitable, productive, competitive and eco-friendly. Epicor's solutions use the .NET Framework, Microsoft's platform for building applications, 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. Retail customers include hundreds of marquee names, from Aéropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, and Ann Taylor to Zales and Zumiez.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services industries. With 20,000 customers in over 150 countries, Epicor provides integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and enterprise retail software solutions that enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. Founded in 1984, Epicor celebrates 25 years of technology innovation delivering business solutions that provide the scalability and flexibility businesses need to build competitive advantage. Epicor provides a comprehensive range of services with a single point of accountability that promotes rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership, whether operating business on a local, regional or global scale. The Company's worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.
Epicor is a registered trademark of Epicor Software Corporation. iPod is a registered Trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. 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.
*Participation in the Epicor "iPod® Giveaway" at the 2010 NRF Show is subject to the applicable rules and terms and conditions which may be accessed at http://go.epicor.com/nrf10/terms/.
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