Epicor

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Epicor Software Corporation
Type Private
Industry Computer software
Founded 1972
Headquarters Austin, Texas
Key people Joseph L. Cowan, President, CEO
Products ERP, Retail Software
Revenue Over $960 million USD FY 2013
Owner(s) Apax Partners
Employees 4,600
Website www.epicor.com

Epicor markets software products targeted at mid-sized companies. Headquartered in Austin, Texas,[1] it was founded in 1972.

Epicor provides enterprise resource planning (ERP) such as "Epicor ERP" "Epicor Retail Suite" "Epicor HCM" and Prophet 21", customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) software to business customers, in both Software as a Service (SaaS) and OnPremises deployment modalities.

Epicor was an early adopter of the .NET framework. In 1999 Epicor acquired Clientele, Inc. and then sold the Clientele CRM package. Epicor linked Clientele with Platinum for Windows to give a front office/back office solution. In 2001, Epicor split the two and sold PFW to Best Software, who was eventually acquired by Sage Software.

In 2011 Apax Partners purchased both Activant and Epicor and merged the organizations together.[2] Pervez Qureshi, prior CEO of Activant, became CEO of the new Epicor in May, 2011.[3]

In 2012 Epicor acquired Solarsoft Business Systems, established in 2007 from the merger of CMS Software Inc of Toronto and XKO Software Ltd from the UK. Through the acquisition of Solarsoft Business Systems, Epicor acquired Progressive Solutions in December 2012.[when?] Epicor markets its products both directly and through a vast global network of channel partners. Epicor's annual global customer conference, Insights, draws over 4,000 attendees and growing.[citation needed]

On October 7, 2013, Epicor appointed Joseph L. Cowan as President and CEO.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Epicor Announces Corporate Office Relocation". 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  2. ^ Gonsalves, Antone (2011-04-05). "Apax Partners To Merge Epicor, Activant - Software - Enterprise". Informationweek.com. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  3. ^ "Connected Retailer - An Epicor Blog: Meet the Executive Team: Pervez Qureshi". Blogs.epicor.com. 2011-08-24. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  4. ^ "Joseph L. Cowan Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Epicor Software Corporation" (PDF). Epicor. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 

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