Global Petrochemical Marking Company John Hogg Moves to Epicor

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Epicor Software Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions to the mid-market and Global 1000 companies, has announced that John Hogg, one of the world's leading specialist companies for marking petroleum fuels and lubricants across every continent, has selected the Epicor 9 next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

The implementation will be part of a complete systems overhaul that will see John Hogg upgrade its long-serving DOS-based custom ERP system and reduce the number of integrated systems, merging its financial, inventory, customer relationship management (CRM) and production functionality to Epicor. To ease the transition between the DOS-based solution and Epicor, John Hogg will be using the Epicor Data Migration Tool to extract, cleanse, verify and import its master data sets, saving a huge amount of time, and moving from a labor intensive text-based process to a simple automated "drag and drop" experience.

"We chose Epicor 9 because we feel it provides us with the greatest flexibility of all of the different ERP solutions we assessed, in terms of how we want to run the system now and develop the business in the future," said Jamie Williams, IT manager at John Hogg. "While our existing system has been very reliable and served us well, moving to an open architecture that allows us to quickly refine the way we use Epicor and extract management information to ensure we make fully informed business decisions, means we can become even more efficient as a business."

"One of our key strengths has always been the ability to help companies move from ageing or outdated systems to technology leading functionality in a way that minimises risk through Epicor's Signature Implementation Methodology," said James Norwood, vice president of product marketing for Epicor. "John Hogg is the latest example of a global organisation availing itself of the tremendous features and functionality offered in Epicor 9. We're excited to take part in enabling John Hogg to achieve the flexibility it wants from an ERP system."

Established in 1981 and based in Trafford, Manchester, John Hogg Technical Solutions is a leading manufacturer of solvent soluble dyes and marker chemicals for the international petroleum industry. A subsidiary of the privately owned John Hogg Group based in Northern Ireland which was founded in 1890, John Hogg Technical Solutions' DYEGUARD range of dyes and markers has been designed to meet national fuel marking legislation and customer requirements across every continent. John Hogg Technical Solutions invested in a new dye manufacturing facility in India in 2005. With a global sales network of agents and distributors, John Hogg Technical Solutions is a flexible and customer-focused company providing first-class service supplying most major oil companies throughout the world.

 

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC) 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.

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