The International Cricket Council implements Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning Solution

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Significant savings achieved through business efficiencies 

Epicor Software Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, has announced that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has successfully completed implementation of its Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

Headquartered in Dubai, the ICCglobal governing body for crickethas already begun to realise the benefits of the Epicor iScala solution, achieving significant cost and time savings across its organisation.

The ICC selected Epicor last year, to streamline the sports bodys budgeting, analysis, tournament accounting and overall financial management functions.  The solution, Epicor iScala, is a comprehensive end-to-end suite of proven industry-specific solutions for divisions and subsidiaries of Global 1000 corporations, as well as large local and regional companies worldwide.

It was important for us to leverage the advantages enterprise technology brings at a time of dynamic growth for the ICC, Faisal Hasnain, chief financial officer of the ICC, commented on the successful implementation of the Epicor solution.  Epicor has strengthened our financial management by giving us a clear end-to-end control over funds flow and its administration as the ICCs operational footprint expands rapidly in line with the growth of the game of cricket.

Elaborating on the benefits, Hasnain added that following the implementation, the ICCs business efficiency has improved tremendously across all its functions.  The benefits have been across the boarda marked improvement in report generation, user-friendliness and, in the case of budgeting, it is beneficial that the Epicor solution allows us to forecast and compare on our budget base, he said.

The ICC moved its global Headquarters to Dubai in 2005 at a time of rapid rise in commercial revenues from the game.  The ICCs International tournament business model has been reviewed recently and the fundamental change includes greater direct responsibility for delivering the event, unlike earlier when host countries were allowed greater autonomy. Moreover as part of the restructuring process we have expanded considerably, with growth in staff and a larger geographical footprint. Epicors support has been very timely and we are confident that we will gain even greater benefits from the iScala solution in the years to come, said Hasnain.

The ICC implementation was spearheaded by Scan Technologies, Epicors channel partner in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  The ICC is a unique and milestone customer for Epicor in the region, said Basil Daniells, regional director for Epicor Software, Middle East, North Africa and India.  The ICCs endorsement of Epicor is a reflection of how organizations with multinational operations are able to run our enterprise solutions to automate business processes that are currently executed manually to significantly improve efficiency.  Epicor solutions are highly functional, scalable and flexible, and are well designed for growing midmarket companies and global organizations.  We are confident our solution is suited to support the ICC as they continue to grow.

The ICC was founded on June 15, 1909 by Australia, England and South Africa. These three founding members have been joined by seven further Full Members, 33 Associate Members and 58 Affiliate Members so that the cricket world now boasts 101 member countries from all corners of the globe.
 

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor is a global leader dedicated to providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and professional services automation (PSA) software solutions to the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies.  Founded in 1984, Epicor serves over 20,000 customers in more than 140 countries, providing solutions in over 30 languages.  Employing innovative service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services technology, Epicor delivers end-to-end, industry-specific solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services that enable companies to drive increased efficiency improve performance and build competitive advantage.  Epicor solutions provide the scalability and flexibility to meet today's business challenges, while empowering enterprises for even greater success tomorrow.  Epicor offers a comprehensive range of services with its solutions, providing a single point of accountability to promote rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership.  Epicors worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world.

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