Epicor(R) Honored as 2009 Microsoft(R) Partner of the Year for Global ISV Line of Business

  • 24 June 2009
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IRVINE, Calif., June 24, 2009 — Today, Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC) proudly announced it has won 2009 Global ISV Line of Business Partner of the Year in the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards program. Epicor was selected out of an international field of top Microsoft partners for delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology. A leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, Epicor is one of the largest independent software vendors committed to Microsoft technology.

“We’re truly honored to accept this award from Microsoft,” said George Klaus, chairman, president and CEO of Epicor. “Celebrating 25 years of innovation this year—Epicor has grown from its roots as an accounting software vendor in 1984, to be recognized as a global leader of enterprise software solutions providing best-in-class functionality with low total cost of ownership to more than 20,000 customers worldwide. From manufacturing to distribution, merchandising to point of sale, financial recognition to business analytics and reporting—leveraging leading-edge Microsoft technologies such as .NET and the Windows® Azure™ Services Platform—our next generation solutions are continuing to transform the way people work, enabling our customers to achieve greater business agility and improved productivity.”

Awards will be presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of nearly 2,000 entrants worldwide. The Global ISV Line of Business (ERP, CRM, ECM, BI, Industry Applications) Partner of the Year award is given to the global ISV partner that has demonstrated line-of-business application leadership excellence. This award is given to the most valuable global ISV partner in delivering Microsoft solutions to our mutual customers over Epicor Wins MS Global ISV Partner of the Year the past year. The award recognizes the global partner that has demonstrated leadership in driving Microsoft-based solutions and the most valuable line-of-business partner to our worldwide field.

“Microsoft is proud to recognize Epicor as the Global ISV Line of Business Partner of the Year,” said Ross Brown, Vice President, Solution Partners and ISVs, Microsoft Corp. “Epicor’s solution provides customers with the option to deploy on-premise or on-demand, Windowsbased or Web-based, centralized or decentralized, end-to-end or individual suites.”

Providing end-to-end business solutions in over 150 countries, Epicor is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a proven technology innovator in delivering software solutions with Microsoft technology that are redefining the enterprise application experience—built on a 100% service-oriented architecture (SOA), Epicor 9 released in December 2008 is the most recent achievement. Epicor applications offer users tremendous choice for interacting with their enterprise information—through the 2007 Microsoft Office system (Outlook® 2007, Word 2007, and Excel® 2007), Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server 2007, Windows Mobile and more. Epicor participates in numerous Microsoft Technology Adoption Programs (TAPs) and is currently working with Office 14, Silverlight, Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0. Epicor is also involved with a number of Microsoft Partner Advisory Councils and Boards, including Cloud Services, Global ISV Portals, and the Connected Systems.

In addition to winning this year’s Global ISV Line of Business Partner of the Year award, Epicor is also named a Finalist for Global ISV Industry Partner of the Year for its Retail Industry Practice. Historically, Microsoft has recognized Epicor’s leadership and innovation as follows:

Finalist for Global ISV of the Year in 2008 in two categories—Line of Business Application and Technology Innovation; Finalist for Global ISV of the Year in 2004 and 2007; Winner for .NET Application of the Year—Western Europe in 2003; and, Winner for ERP Solution of the Year in 2001.

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the last year. Visit PressPass at www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/wwpc/default.mspx, for more information about the Microsoft WPC Awards program and a list of the winners.