Epicor Delivers Functionality to Support Hospitality Best Practices

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Packaged POS/PMS Integration, Enhanced Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools Address Key Industry Needs

Epicor Software Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of the Global 1000, has announced new functionality that provides support for recommended industry best practices. The new features - packaged front office integration, extended business intelligence tools and reporting, and extended supply chain tools - are available immediately in the latest release of Epicor iScala Hospitality.

Packaged POS/PMS Integration

Epicor iScala Hospitality now includes integration templates to MICROS-Fidelio, one of the primary providers of point-of-service (POS) and property management systems (PMS) to the hospitality industry, as well as to other leading front office providers. This new industry-leading feature enables hotels and restaurant companies around the world to quickly benefit from a seamless integration across their front office systems and the Epicor iScala Hospitality back office solution.  Leveraging Epicor Service Connect, the XML business integration platform that functions as a central integration point for secure workflow orchestrations within Epicor applications as well as for external connectivity to Epicor and non-Epicor applications, Epicor iScala Hospitality uses XML Web services to integrate seamlessly with MICROS-Fidelio and other POS/PMS vendors. The flow of information can be done via legacy technologies including flat files and CSV (comma separated value) files, or through Web services and XML.

Epicor Service Connect enables hospitality companies to create a fully
automated process to import all information from the front office POS/PMS
systems into the Epicor modules, either as a scheduled activity or in real
time.  In addition, Epicor Service Connect enables exception processing,
automated workflows, improved governance/auditability, and minimized human
intervention to quickly integrate property-level information into the back
office. Major international hotel chains, currently piloting the new
functionality, estimate the new integration capabilities between on-premise
solutions and the Epicor system to have the potential to save half a day's
time of one resource per day for each of their many locations around the

Standard Reports and Essential Business Intelligence

Epicor iScala Hospitality also includes a hospitality reporting tool (HRT)
that provides essential hospitality reports such as daily revenue reports
and others currently utilized by hotels around the world.  The new release
also integrates Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services technologies to
provide hospitality-specific Business Intelligence (BI) Cubes with
financial, requisitioning, purchasing, and inventory data.  The BI solution
can deliver information to a desktop or publish to a Microsoft SharePoint
Portal Server 2007 portal using standard Epicor BI Web parts.

"Epicor continues to work with Microsoft to develop technologies that help
hospitality organizations streamline business processes," said Matthew
Shigenobu Muta, industry director for Microsoft's Worldwide Hospitality
Group.  "By utilizing Microsoft SharePoint Server, Epicor technology
empowers information workers with business intelligence right on their
desktops that helps them turn insight into action - and ultimately drive
business success."

The recent release, available immediately worldwide, also includes extensive
localization for Brazil, India and other countries with high-growth in the
hospitality industry, providing an opportunity for Epicor to reach new
markets with its hospitality solution.  In addition, enhancements for
managing the supply chain including support of Bill of Materials in supply
requisitioning and new bar-coding capabilities.

Collaboration with HTNG Drives Development; Industry Best Practices
As a leader and innovator in the hospitality industry, Epicor is working
with Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG), a trade association that
facilitates the development of next generation, customer-centric
technologies to better meet the needs of the global hotel community, as well
as hoteliers and other solution providers to establish industry standards
for front office to back office integration.  "Epicor has been involved from
the outset in our efforts to define protocols and benchmarks for integration
of on-premise systems with the back office," said Douglas C. Rice, executive
vice president and CEO of Hotel Technology Next Generation.

The packaged POS and PMS integration and enhanced business intelligence and
reporting capabilities developed by Epicor provide a straightforward means
for today's hospitality organizations to collect, analyze and leverage
timely data.

"Hospitality executives and operators rely on the data collected on premise
to make business decisions, making it essential that POS and PMS data is
collected in a timely and accurate manner," said Nader Nemati, global
director of Epicor's Retail and Hospitality Practice. "With the delivery of
our packaged POS/PMS integration, Service Connect, enhanced business
intelligence tools and expanded localizations, Epicor iScala Hospitality
helps hospitality organizations around the world operate with optimal
efficiency and achieve maximum profitability."

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor, named one of FORTUNE magazine's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in
2006, is a is a global leader dedicated to providing enterprise resource
planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain
management (SCM) and professional services automation (PSA) software
solutions to midmarket companies and divisions of the Global 1000.  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.  Epicor's worldwide
headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates
around the world.

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