|Joseph L. Cowan, President, CEO|
|Products||ERP, Retail Software|
|Revenue||Over $960 million USD FY 2013|
Number of employees
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Epicor Software Corporation is an American business software company based in Austin, TX and was founded in 1972. The company markets business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries.
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 On-Premises deployment models.
Incorporated in 1972 as Triad Systems Corporation, the company was renamed Activant Solutions Inc. in 2003, and continued to grow through acquisition. In May 2011, the company was purchased by Apax Partners and merged with Epicor Software Corporation, retaining the Epicor name as a privately held company. Epicor was founded in 1984 under the name Platinum Software Corporation, and launched the first financial accounting software product designed for multi-user LAN based environments. Epicor acquired Clientele in 1997, an award-winning CRM solution, and FocusSoft, an extension to Platinum’s existing distribution solution. After a year, Platinum merged with DataWorks to extend its manufacturing solutions and operations.
Delivered industry’s first completely Web services-based enterprise service automation solution, Epicor for Service Enterprises in 2003. The company acquired CompuNet to expand hospitality solutions; TDC solutions for supply chain execution applications; and, ROI Systems to further extend manufacturing capabilities 
With the acquisition of Scala Business Solutions N.V. in 2004, this increased the company’s global presence and integrated ERP offerings.
In late 2010, Epicor purchased privately held SPECTRUM Human Resource Systems Corporation to further deliver service from a single-point of accountability.
2011 to present
In 2011, Apax Partners purchased both Activant and Epicor and merged the organizations together. Pervez Qureshi, prior CEO of Activant, became CEO of the new Epicor in May, 2011.
In October 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. Before the acquisition, Solarsoft acquired Progressive Solutions in June 2012. On October 7, 2013, Epicor appointed Joseph L. Cowan as President and CEO.
In 2013, Clients First Business Solutions launched the Epicor Demos Video training and Demonstration Site. This site was created to allow end users of Epicor access to a library of over 60 recorded videos that train and demonstrate key functionality for Epicor ERP version 9, 10 and 10.1. The site was launched as an additional technical resource to existing users of Epicor as a free resource. 
In October 2014, Epicor announces its acquisition of privately held QuantiSense, Inc., a provider of cloud and on-premises retail analytics software and services for leading specialty and department store chains.
On December 18, 2015, Epicor released Epicor ERP 10.1. This is the latest version of the Epicor ERP solution and includes some significant new functionality including PCID (Package Control ID's), Controlled jobs so that all the materials managed for a specific large scale job aren't 'stolen' for other jobs as well as a new printing engine that allows for automated document routing and flow.
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