M. Holland Company selects Epicor Distribution to streamline supply chain management

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teamEpicor Software Corporation, provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, has announced that M. Holland Company, North America's thermoplastic distributor of choice, selected Epicor 9 Distribution as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solution. Epicor will enable M. Holland to be more efficient, provide better customer service and improve its supplier communications.

Founded in 1950, M. Holland began as a small regional company. By increasing staff, products, suppliers, geography and under great leadership, M. Holland's distribution network evolved from a regional company to a recognised force throughout North America. Today, M. Holland is a thermoplastic resin distributor serving customers from sales offices and distribution centres throughout the United States and Canada. With more than 125 employees, the company works closely with its customers and suppliers to deliver premium products and unparalleled service. As the company continues to position itself for future growth, M. Holland sought to modernise its ERP solution. As a distributor with unique functional requirements, M. Holland recognized Epicor Distribution as the best solution to empower its business.

"Epicor is extremely well regarded in the enterprise software industry," said Bob Fredriksen, manager of information technology for M. Holland Company. "With Epicor's latest distribution offering we can achieve best practices in supply chain management and modernise our business practices. From a functionality and technology standpoint, Epicor is the best software system for the midmarket."

Supplier relationships are critical to any organisation, but they are especially important to distributors. "Suppliers are like customers to us," said Fredriksen as he explains the impact M. Holland's suppliers can have on its bottom line. "A collaborative working relationship with our suppliers is fundamental to our business success." With Epicor, M. Holland looks forward to improving its long-term supplier relationships. "Epicor will allow us to better track what we are buying from our suppliers to meet their needs, and in turn track our suppliers' performances to ensure they meet our needs as well."

M. Holland conducted an extensive software selection process, asking each vendor to demonstrate very specific scenarios, including order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, lot control and lot costing, among other criteria. "Epicor presented the best practices for meeting our critical distribution needs," said Fredriksen.

Optimizing M. Holland's supplier relationships and streamlining its distribution processes is only the beginning. Looking ahead, M. Holland plans to take the company as paperless as possible to further maximise operational efficiency and minimise costs. With Epicor, M. Holland is able to manage its entire distribution processes in real-time via a near-paperless system, providing complete visibility over its demand, supply and everything in between. Reducing dependence on paperwork will accelerate the decision-making process, providing the ultimate cost- and time-efficient business environment.

"We are very pleased that M. Holland has chosen Epicor to help meet their unique distribution needs," said James Norwood, senior vice president of product marketing for Epicor. "M. Holland fully understands that a comprehensive value chain, one that seamlessly incorporates supply and demand-side processes and relationships is critical to business success. With Epicor Distribution, M. Holland gains a powerful end-to-end value chain resource that offers complete business visibility and transparency, ultimately helping drive greater responsiveness, accuracy and performance."

About M. Holland Company
M. Holland Company is North America's thermoplastic distributor of choice. M. Holland Company distributes resin solutions to plastic processors, offering all types of commodity and engineering thermoplastics. M. Holland Company was formed in 1950 and is based in Northbrook, Illinois. The company has sales offices and distribution centers throughout the United States and Canada and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. For more information, visit www.m-holland.com

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software delivers 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 takes pride in more than 25 years of technology development 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 a round the world. For more information, visit www.epicor.com

Epicor is a registered trademark of Epicor Software Corporation. Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners. The product and service offerings depicted in this document are produced by Epicor Software Corporation.

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Epicor Software Corporation
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Damon Wright
Vice President, Investor Relations
Epicor Software Corporation
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