Epicor earns Gold 5-Star Overall Winner accolade

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Epicor Software Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, has been recognised by Everything Channel's VARBusiness magazine as one of North Americas top information-technology (IT) vendors for its Epicor Partners for Growth Programme.

Epicor was certified as a Gold 5-Star Overall Winner in the VARBusiness 2008 Partner Programme Guide (PPG), which acknowledges the commitment and strength of a vendor's partner programmes for its Channel resellers, IT integrators, and technology consultants.  Of the hundreds of vendor programme entries reviewed for this years guide, in addition to earning the Gold 5-Star award for its overall programme, Epicor was one of the coveted few programmes to win Silver 5-Star awards in all six of the categories against which programmes are reviewed and measured.  The six categories are: sales support, marketing support, partner profitability, channel operations, partner recruitment and communications.

The Epicor Partners for Growth programme provides a solid foundation for partners committed to excellence and customer satisfaction.  Epicor provides a comprehensive sales, marketing and support programme that offers its channel partners significant opportunities to grow their businesses in key industries manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and professional services backed by Epicors award-winning solutions, support and services.

The quality of a vendor's partner program reflects the true commitment they have to the thriving Solution Provider Channel, and this years 5-Star Partner Programmes Guide winners are the cream of the crop of Channel-friendly vendors," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

We are honored to receive the coveted Gold 5-Star rating for the Epicor Partners for Growth Programme, said Tom Kelly, president and CEO of Epicor.  The award is a testament to our commitment to build strong collaborative relationships that offer our partners significant growth opportunities. We view our channel partners as an extension of the Epicor team, and thank them for their contribution to our continued success in delivering innovative global enterprise solutions that empower our joint customers to achieve greater business success.

Weve partnered with Epicor since 2005, and are thrilled to see its programme receive this honor from VARBusiness magazine, said Jeff Maddox, president of Vision Business Solutions.  We truly feel like a part of the Epicor team, with the ability to leverage Epicor resources in sales, marketing, technical services, training, implementation and support to deliver the ultimate value to our joint customers.

More than 300 value-added resellers and authorized consultants participate in the Epicor Partners for Growth Programme worldwide. 

The 2008 Partner Programme Guide appears in the March issue of VARBusiness

About VARBusiness

For the past 20 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the commercial and public sector (or government) Solution Provider community. The VARBusiness integrated platform of media opportunities provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness offerings lead vendors and distributors to unprecedented access to the most powerful strategic Solution Providers in the market. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design.  

Everything Channel is the Global Leader in Technology Sales and serves as the one stop shop for the indirect sales channel that drive 75 percent of technology sales throughout the world.  IT suppliers and Solution Providers turn to Everything Channel to manage and accelerate their business. Everything Channel provides the answer to strategy and branding, online marketing, research/market intelligence, lead generation, branded and custom events, education and workflow tools targeted to those who buy and sell through the Channel.

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor 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 the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies. 

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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