Progress Software honours Epicor with Visionary Award

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Epicor Software Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, was recently honoured to receive the Progress Visionary Award from Progress Software Corporation, a global supplier of application infrastructure software used to develop, deploy, integrate and manage business applications.

The Progress Software Application Partner Awardsheld in Dallas, Texascelebrate the work and efforts of the Progress Application Partner Community by recognising members for their vision, collaborative spirit and contributions to the Progress community, as well as their achievements in the marketplace.  By leveraging Progress partner programmes designed to help Application Partners (APs) transform their applications, companies are able to take advantage of the latest technologies and capabilities and competitively position themselves for even greater market success and profitability.

It is an honor to be recognized with the Progress Visionary Award, said Mark Duffell, president and chief operating officer of Epicor.  The award further validates our accomplishments in delivering global enterprise solutions, leveraging innovative technology, that enable our customers around the world to streamline processes, increase efficiency and achieve growth.

The Progress Visionary Award goes to partners taking advantage of the flexibility of Progress technology to improve their competitiveness in their marketplaces.  This award recognises Epicor for its technical vision as well as its ability to executeleveraging both the Progress OpenEdge platform and Microsoft .NET, Epicor delivered the industrys first enterprise manufacturing solution based on a flexible service-oriented architecture (SOA) and delivering greater business agility.  The solution, Epicor Vantage, surpassed the 1000th customer mark in October 2006, demonstrating its market success and customer acceptance. 

This is the fifth consecutive year that Epicor has received an award from Progress for its demonstrated success and ability to stay ahead of industry demands using the latest Progress technology.  "Epicor continues to stay on the forefront of innovation leveraging cutting-edge technologies to deliver the most value to its global manufacturing customers, said Diane Albano, Vice President of Americas Operations for Progress.  "We are pleased to once again recognize Epicor for the success theyve achieved employing the OpenEdge Platform as an important component in their SOA strategy."


About Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) provides application infrastructure software for the development, deployment, integration and management of business applications. Our goal is to maximize the benefits of information technology while minimising its complexity and total cost of ownership.

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor, named one of FORTUNE magazines 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in 2006, 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 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.  Epicors worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world. 

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