Chairman, President and CEO Recognized for Focus on Selective Reseller Channel and Ambitious New Partner Program Initiatives
IRVINE, Calif., March 2, 2009 — Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC) a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies today announced that Epicor Chairman, President and CEO George Klaus has been chosen as a 2009 Channel Chief by Everything Channel’s CRN. Currently in its seventh year, the Channel Chiefs program recognizes influential executives who consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.
“I am honored to be recognized as a 2009 Channel Chief—CRN’s acknowledgment of our channel team’s continued investment in the reseller community demonstrates the value ofEpicor’s strong, collaborative sales partnerships,” said Klaus. “Our introduction of new partner initiatives and the launch of Epicor 9 in 2008 are a serious opportunity to drive competitive growth into new and increasingly converged markets.”
Epicor’s value-added-reseller (VAR) sales channel continues to advance. During 2008, the company’s channel evolved significantly, launching new programs and driving growth in underrepresented regions. In the Americas, Epicor expanded their selective group of VARs by 20%, with a focus on new initiatives and products as a catalyst for success. Epicor VARs were introduced to three new channel programs including a three-tiered partner incentive program and the first fully-converged midmarket enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution built on truly collaborative, flexible service-oriented architecture. Since 2006, Epicor partners have increased revenue contributions over 196%, reaching 25% of the company’s total revenue with a 12% increase occurring in 2008.
“Effective channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel’s voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director with Everything Channel. “This year’s Channel Chiefs are strong channel advocates and we applaud them for their successful partner programs and strategies.”
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About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services industries. With 20,000 customers in over 150 countries, Epicor provides integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and enterprise retail software solutions that enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. Founded in 1984, Epicor celebrates 25 years of technology innovation delivering business solutions that provide the scalability and flexibility businesses need to build competitive advantage. Epicor provides a comprehensive range of services with a single point of accountability that promotes rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership, whether operating business on a local, regional or global scale. The Company’s worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.