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Epicor Acquires Internet AutoPartsCompany Is Now a Leading Integrated B2B eCommerce, Connectivity Provider for Aftermarket Parts Distributors and Repair Businesses (April 05, 2012)
DUBLIN, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/05/12 -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, has acquired Internet AutoParts (IAP), a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce solutions for automotive replacement parts distributors, jobbers and vehicle repair businesses. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
With the acquisition of IAP, Epicor is now a leading automotive aftermarket integrated B2B eCommerce and connectivity provider, with a comprehensive offering of reliable, robust and easy-to-use solutions for parts distribution businesses, shop management system providers and automotive service dealers.
"IAP is a perfect complement to our growing range of powerful product research, estimating and sourcing solutions," said Pervez Qureshi, president and CEO of Epicor. "The IAP platform is a leader in the industry in terms of total connected distributors and service dealers, daily transactions, transaction size and the number of integrated shop management systems."
Established in 2000 through a collaboration that included Activant Solutions Inc. (now Epicor), IAP serves more than 18,000 parts distribution locations and over 148,000 registered automotive service dealers. IAP eCommerce software is integrated with virtually every major repair shop business management system, enabling shop users to:
- Quickly and easily find and order application parts for a specific repair
- Manually enter and order specific part numbers
- Access parts from a customized non-application catalog
- Cross-reference OE-to-aftermarket and aftermarket-to-aftermarket part numbers
- Take advantage of special product promotions
- Identify labor costs through an integrated flat-rate labor guide
- Provide feedback directly to parts suppliers
IAP-managed and hosted eStores are integrated with the industry-leading Epicor® PartExpert® database of more than 8,000 manufacturer product lines -- with coverage of 410 million vehicle applications -- as well as the Epicor® Cover-to-Cover graphical eCatalog module and other value-added parts and repair information resources.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With nearly 40 years of experience serving midmarket organizations and divisions of Global 1000 companies, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), point of sale (POS), 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 inspires customers to build lasting competitive advantage. Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.
Epicor and PartExpert are registered trademarks and Cover-to-Cover is a trademark of Epicor Software Corporation. 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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