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Winzer Corporation Selects Epicor to Provide Wholesale Distribution ERP for National Network of 1,000 Users

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DUBLIN, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/17/12 -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Winzer Corporation of Dallas, Texas, has selected the Epicor® Prophet 21® wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution as the IT backbone to advance its business to the next level.

With four distribution centers and nine branch locations, Winzer Corporation is a diversified national distributor of maintenance and repair items to the industrial, fleet and automotive marketplace, providing access to more than a million different fasteners, tools and other supplies. Winzer sells to a broad range of customers through a network of independent franchise owners -- the only model of its kind in the fastener industry. These 500+ franchisees will have direct access into the Epicor wholesale distribution ERP to enter their own orders and service their customers.

The decision to choose the Epicor platform was driven by the solution's alignment to a broad range of business requirements, according to Rich Funkhouser, vice president of information technology for Winzer. "Beyond delivering products to customers as quickly and efficiently as possible, it is critical that Winzer franchise owners have the most up-to-date information and tools available," says Funkhouser. "The Epicor wholesale distribution solution provides the features and, more importantly, the benefits that we were seeking for the Winzer organization. In particular, we believe the integration of the Epicor solution will play a key role in accomplishing our goals of providing real-time status on orders, inventories and other key aspects of franchise-customer needs."

"The national scale and scope of Winzer Corporation, totaling 1,000 users, make it one of the largest Epicor Prophet 21 installations to date," said Kevin Roach, executive vice president and general manager, ERP Americas for Epicor. "Winzer saw that Epicor could configure a wholesale distribution ERP solution that would best fit their business. They were impressed with our technology and vision. We were also able to provide a highly customized hardware configuration to meet their requirements and show that we could support a comprehensive, long-term IT partnership."

News Facts

  • Winzer Corporation of Dallas, Texas, has selected the Epicor wholesale distribution ERP solution as its business management system

  • 500+ franchisees will have direct access into the Epicor wholesale distribution ERP to enter their own orders and service their customers

  • With 1,000 users, Winzer represents one of the largest Epicor Prophet 21 installations to date

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

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Kathleen Lang
Marketing Communications Manager
Epicor Software Corporation

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