Epicor Vista for the Automotive Aftermarket Brings Powerful New Intelligence Services and Inventory Modeling Tools to Users

Web-Based Solution Optimized for Mobile Devices, Includes 'Installer Insight' Data Visualization Tool for Distributor Sales Professionals

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DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2013) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, today unveiled version 6 of Epicor® Vista® for the Automotive Aftermarket, introducing its Web-based market and category intelligence services solution that enables automotive aftermarket distributors to create location-specific inventory models based on actual parts demand by vehicle, brand and other criteria. The solution also offers an array of new data visualization applets designed for use on distributor sales representatives' mobile devices.

Epicor Vista helps distributors create highly customized market basket assortments by vehicle, across categories and brands, and specific to each store location. The solution's advanced analytics identify buying patterns and emerging trends by combining transactional information -- including store sales and regional rankings by part -- with eCatalog fitment data available through the industry-leading Epicor PartExpert® replacement parts database. This data also is filtered through Polk's Vehicle in Operations (VIO) records and Vista replacement rate information to create fact-based stocking recommendations across each part category.

"Vista 6 delivers advanced, aftermarket-specific analytics that can dramatically enhance inventory efficiency and sales performance at the DC, store and installer levels," said Steve Bieszczat, senior vice president, automotive and marketing, retail distribution solutions for Epicor. "This solution helps empower the entire distribution channel to step beyond traditional category management by providing unprecedented customer insight, including the individual vehicle and parts installer as well as the anticipated repair demand by part type and brand. It also offers distributor sales professionals the tools they need to better maintain and grow their installer relationships."

The Epicor solution includes new data visualization technology in the form of easy-to-use applets that present key information in clear, crisp, dynamic presentations designed for mobile devices. As one example, the solution's new "Installer Insight" applet summarizes account-specific vehicle repair and parts consumption patterns for the shop owner, manager, or service writer as a means to increase customer loyalty and sales volume.

For additional information regarding Epicor Vista for the Automotive Aftermarket, contact your Epicor representative, call Epicor toll-free at (888) 463-4700, or email automotive.marketing@epicor.com.

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, 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 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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Lisa Preuss
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Epicor Software Corporation
+1 949 585 4235
lpreuss@epicor.com

Drew Shippy
Pinnacle Communication Group, Inc.
on behalf of Epicor
+1 330 688 3500
drew@pinnmedia.com
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