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Epicor Software Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, today announced that it received the IT Innovation Award 2010 in the category for enterprise resource planning (ERP) system from Initiative Mittelstand, a German initiative for medium-sized companies. The award show took place at CeBIT 2010 in Hannover, Germany.
Several hundred guests from various industries, including the IT and telecommunication sector, attended the show where the Initiative Mittelstand honored the leading IT innovations of the year for mid-sized businesses. A panel of 80 professors, scientists, and journalists as well as industry and IT experts evaluated the submitted solutions against such criteria as innovation, practical relevance and suitability for medium-sized businesses.
The award highlights Epicors innovative and flexible solutions, based on Web 2.0 and True SOA technologies with an affordable pricing model that suits medium-sized companies. Due to the highly flexible technology Epicor offers low total cost of ownership. The decisive factor for this is not an initially low purchase price but the various factors that make Epicor affordable to run in the long-term such as its service-oriented architecture (SOA), which allows users to easily customize the system. Furthermore, with its unique Shared Benefits programme Epicor splits the financial risks and cost savings of an ERP implementation project with customers.
With its intuitive enterprise search function Epicor makes information finding as easy as a Google search. Mobility is another benefit of Epicors solutions; mobile users can easily access data via an iPhone or Blackberry, helping businesses increase employee productivity.
Customer feedback is vital to our product development, said James Norwood, senior vice president of product marketing for Epicor. Many customers tell us that the most important part of their IT strategy includes, how to protect IT investments by using modern software architecture, how to best implement enterprise mobility, and how to gain a fast return on investment. The IT Innovation Award is a testament to Epicors commitment to delivering ERP solutions suited to local medium-sized companies, as well as global companies that need an efficient and cost-effective solution that connects with their headquarter systems.
Epicors next-generation ERP solution has garnered international recognition with more than a dozen awards and honors since its launch in 2008. In addition to the IT Innovation Award received at CeBIT 2010, Epicor also recently won an award for second-tier ERP Solution of the Year for 2009 from e-Finance magazine in Romania, a 2010 Product Innovation Award from Network Products Guide in the US.