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Epicor Manufacturing Solutions Now Offer Linux Support

  • 24 September, 2003 10:54

<p>Choice Appeals to a Growing Number of Manufacturing Companies Using
"Open Source" Platforms for Lower Total Cost of Ownership</p>
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sydney - September 24th 2003</p>
<p>Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of integrated enterprise software solutions for midmarket companies, today announced its Vantage and Vista manufacturing solutions now offer support for Linux operating systems.</p>
<p>Vista and Vantage are complete end-to-end manufacturing solutions that address the core business needs of small and midsized make-to-order (MTO) and mixed-mode manufacturers. Linux support demonstrates Epicor's focus on enabling its manufacturing solutions to accommodate virtually any technology environment. Linux is available now for Epicor's manufacturing customers running Vista 6.0 or Vantage 6.0.</p>
<p>Epicor has also committed to Linux support for its upcoming Vantage 6.1 release and its next generation manufacturing solution code-named Sonoma, announced earlier this year. Designed to fit the size and scope of manufacturers from the lower to upper midmarket, this next generation solution and product roadmap will enable Epicor's manufacturing customers to adopt Web services technology at their own pace while protecting their technology investment.</p>
<p>Through a partnership announced last year with Progress Software, Epicor is leveraging the Progress OpenEdge platform to deploy a single collection of business logic components that will support a wide variety of technology platforms, including a native Microsoft .NET User Interface, enabling manufacturing companies to leverage the power of Web services and Microsoft .NET.</p>
<p>The addition of Linux support gives Epicor's manufacturing customers the option to deploy their Vista and Vantage applications on Linux and take advantage of the low cost of ownership, reliability and stability that Linux offers.</p>
<p>"Support for Linux is yet another way Epicor is responding to both emerging industry trends and our customers' requirements for flexibility," said Paul Farrell, senior director of product marketing for Epicor's Manufacturing Solutions Group. "Linux has continued to become more mainstream in the business world, through its high reliability and its low cost of ownership. Vantage and Vista offer customers a wide range of options for deployment, including support for Microsoft, Unix and Linux operating system environments. In this way, our customers have maximum flexibility to deploy the technology that best fits their individual requirements."</p>
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<p>About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor is a leading provider of integrated enterprise software solutions for midmarket companies around the world. Founded in 1984, Epicor has over 15,000 customers and delivers end-to-end, industry-specific solutions that enable companies to immediately improve business operations and build competitive advantage in today's Internet economy. Epicor's comprehensive suite of integrated software solutions for Customer Relationship Management, Financials, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Professional Services Automation and Collaborative Commerce provide the scalability and flexibility to support long-term growth. Epicor's solutions are complemented by a full range of services, providing single point of accountability to promote rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership, now and in the future. Epicor is headquartered in Irvine, California and has offices and affiliates around the world. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.epicor.com.</p>
<p>Epicor, Vantage and Vista are registered trademarks of Epicor Software Corporation. All 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. The foregoing statements regarding anticipated new product releases and customer benefits following the use of such new products as well as statements regarding targeted release dates, anticipated feature functionality, and integration with other products are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially. The factors that could affect actual results include but are not limited to, unanticipated development delays, undetected software errors, competition, technical difficulties with third party products, difficulties integrating with other company products and other factors discussed in the Company's Quarterly report on Form 10-Q, for the period ending June 30, 2003, at pages 29-36. As a result of these factors the business or prospects expected by the Company as a result of this announcement may not occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements.</p>
<p>Released on behalf of Epicor Software (Aust) Pty Ltd by Gotley Nix Evans Pty Ltd,
Level 2, 10-18 Cliff Street, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia,</p>
<p>For further information please contact:
Susan Burt
Epicor Software Australia and New Zealand
Level 32, 100 Miller Street, North Sydney NSW, Australia
Phone: + 61 (0) 2 9927 6200</p>
<p>Press contact:
Derek Evans
Gotley Nix Evans Pty Ltd
Phone: + 61 (0) 2 9957 5555
Email: derek.evans@gne.com.au</p>

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