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Epicor Global Business Software Solutions to Utilize the Power of SQL Server 2012

Unveiled at the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Epicor ERP and Epicor iScala Customers to Benefit From Stronger, Faster Analysis of Business Data (July 10, 2012)

TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/10/12 -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced at the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) that the newest versions of the next-generation Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) and Epicor iScala business software offerings will both support Microsoft Corp.'s SQL Server 2012.

ERP Software Designed to Inspire Innovation
"SQL Server 2012 was developed to give customers high-performance data warehousing, enhanced security features, and greater uptime for mission-critical workloads," said Eugene Saburi, General Manager, SQL Server Product Marketing, Microsoft. "Epicor has a proven history of delivering ERP systems built for SQL Server, and shares our view that companies of all sizes -- small businesses to midmarket organizations, to global enterprises -- will benefit from SQL Server 2012 data platform innovations."

The next-generation Epicor ERP was first introduced in 2008 and to date been selected by more than 3,000 customers in 63 countries worldwide spanning the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. Built on the Epicor True SOA™ architecture that leverages Microsoft .NET, the software is designed to offer extensive flexibility, usability, and agility in support of application-to-application integration and business-to-business collaboration, key to enabling the delivery of information throughout the enterprise. SQL Server 2012 is expected to be generally available to Epicor ERP customers in September 2012.

Epicor iScala is a business solution designed for the worldwide divisions and subsidiaries of multinational corporations and large local or regional companies that need to collaborate with customers, suppliers, sister organizations or other partners to achieve operational and business excellence. Epicor iScala offers organizations -- including the chemical and pharmaceutical, industrial machinery, light engineering, electronics, automotive components, consumer packaged goods and hospitality industries -- integrated ERP, supply chain, manufacturing execution systems (MES), field service, project management, payroll and other capabilities, all built on a collaborative business framework leveraging Microsoft .NET and Web services. SQL Server 2012 is expected to be generally available to Epicor iScala customers in September 2012.


Delivering on the Promise to Empower Faster Business Intelligence
"The role of database technologies has changed remarkably in recent years, with innovations such as SQL Server 2012 that are making business intelligence more personal," said Erik Johnson, vice president, technical strategy for Epicor. "We continue to harness the new capabilities of SQL Server 2012 to bring our global customers increased flexibility, collaboration and power to inspire innovation in throughout their businesses.

"We announced our commitment to SQL Server 2012 last year at WPC 2011, and our plans to uplift the Epicor Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) suite to take advantage of the enhanced levels of performance, availability and security; to employ its productive management and development tools; and, to deliver the next-generation for doing ad hoc business intelligence (BI) data analysis and bring pervasive insight to business users," said Johnson. "We've already delivered on the promise to leverage the rapid data exploration and visualization capabilities, in-memory computing capabilities for faster data analysis and navigation to extend what a business user can achieve without requiring they have any in-depth knowledge of traditional 'BI lingo' like OLAP, Cubes, Measures or Dimensions."

News Facts

  • Epicor global business software solutions to support Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Epicor customers stand to benefit from faster analysis of business data
  • Epicor takes advantage of new capabilities of SQL Server 2012 to bring global customers increased flexibility, collaboration and power to inspire innovation

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With 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), retail management software, 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.

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Epicor and the Epicor logo are trademarks of Epicor Software Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Scala and iScala are trademarks of Scala Business Solutions N.V., an Epicor subsidiary, registered in the United States and other countries. 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.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS:
This document includes descriptions of product functionality that is not presently available. This press release contains certain statements which may constitute forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding future product releases, growth prospects, and the direction and launch of future functionality and other statements that are not historical fact. These forward-looking statements are based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data together with management's views and assumptions regarding future events and business performance at the time the statements are made and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to changes in the demand for Epicor's products; the timely availability and market acceptance of new products and upgrades; the impact of competitive products and pricing; the discovery of undetected software errors; changes in the financial condition of Epicor's customers; and other factors discussed in Epicor's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 as well as its S-4 Registration Statement filed on January 11, 2012. As a result of these factors the business or prospects expected by Epicor as part of this announcement may not occur. Epicor undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements.

Contact:
Lisa Preuss
Senior Director, Public Relations
Epicor Software Corporation
+1 949 585 4235
lpreuss@epicor.com


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