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Epicor Recognized as No. 1 Vendor of POS Software Among Top 250 Largest Specialty Soft Goods and Hard Goods Retailers by Independent Research and Advisory Firm

Underscoring Its Retail Technology Leadership, This Marks the Second Consecutive Year That Epicor Is Ranked the No. 1 Vendor Overall for Both Specialty Retail Soft Goods and Hard Goods Retailers by IHL Group

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced the company has again been named the leading vendor of point of sale (POS) software for both specialty soft goods retailers and hard goods retailers -- as recognized by global research and advisory firm IHL Group. This marks the second consecutive year that Epicor has been ranked the No. 1 vendor overall in both studies.

The annual rankings conducted by IHL are based on the following criteria: Number of accounts in the top 250, number of POS licenses, and combined retailer revenue.

Epicor was ranked first over Oracle, MICROS, SAP and Fujitsu in IHL's POS Software for Softgoods Retailers -- a report that evaluates vendors of POS software installed among the leading 250 North American retailers in the specialty soft goods space, including apparel, jewelry, luggage and shoes. Epicor has been named the leading vendor of POS software in IHL's POS Software for Softgoods Retailers for the last seven years in a row.

In IHL's POS Software for Hardgoods Retailers report, Epicor remained in first position for a second consecutive year, topping Oracle, Fujitsu, MICROS and JDA. The report evaluates vendors of POS software installed among the upper 250 retailers in hard goods segments -- such as books, electronics, DIY and sports.

"Epicor has clearly distinguished itself among a very crowded group," said Greg Buzek, founder and president of IHL Group. "Our analysis indicates a key driver for technology innovation in this market is anything that helps organizations capitalize on emerging trends -- and scalable, integrated systems with a mobile focus are helping retailers streamline operations and provide a rich in-store customer experience."

"Retailers taking full advantage of industry-leading retail technology from Epicor to effectively run and manage their operations are delivering a greater customer experience across all sales channels," said John Hiraoka, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Epicor. "We are honored to once again be recognized as the leading POS vendor in both IHL's specialty soft goods and hard goods rankings."

Epicor provides advanced solutions for retailers seeking to streamline processes, integrate channels, leverage intelligence and inspire customers, to maximize profitability. The Epicor Retail end-to-end suite is designed to meet the evolving merchandise and service expectations of today's connected, cross-channel shoppers, and the business requirements of the most demanding softgoods, hardgoods and specialty retail environments in a variety of industries including apparel, footwear, discount, general merchandise, automotive aftermarket, lumber and building materials, nursery, and pharmacy. Thousands of leading companies -- from Aeropostale, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance and Build-a-Bear, to General Nutrition Centers, True Value Company and Under Armour -- trust Epicor to help them remain current, competitive, and consistently strong.

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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