Epicor and Kodak Combine Forces

Epicor Software, the ERP software solutions vendor, announced they would be aligning with Kodak Company to deliver fully integrated print, business and digitized workflow solutions. The alliance would deliver Epicor’s ERP solution with Kodak’s suite of print industry solutions. Together, Kodak and Epicor can meet the needs of printing, publishing and commercial printing and packing organizations who need a scalable ERP software solution.

Epicor wants to expand its focus on creating ERP solutions for the print, publishing and packaging industry. The partnership will give Epicor the opportunity to deliver integrated print production, digital workflow and ERP solutions that leverage printing industry best practices in all stages of the print and distribution process.

Under the alliance, Epicor will deliver Kodak’s EMS Business Software embedded with Epicor 9 ERP solution. The Epicor 9 and Kodak EMS combo will be branded Epicor for Printing and Packaging. The software solutions will help companies with business workflow and managing all aspects of printing, publishing, media and graphic communications. Under the agreement, Kodak plans to port its EMS software for printers to the Epicor 9 platform as well.

“Our relationship with Epicor to deliver a comprehensive business management solution to the printing industry leverages the key strengths of both organizations,” said Kodak Executive Dolores Kruchten. “Epicor brings more than 25 years of experience developing, marketing, selling and implementing ERP solutions that provide organizations around the world with a competitive advantage; combined with our expertise in bringing integrated business solutions to the printing industry, this creates a win -win for new and existing customers.”

“We have seen a dramatic change in the print, publishing and communications industry with the evolution of the digital printing, imaging and the Internet. We believe integrating these new technologies seamlessly as part of their overall business information system can increase performance and productivity for a wide variety of printing and publishing-related industries,” said CEO of Epicor George Klaus. “The partnership with Kodak aligns with our strategic focus to extend the odderings and market presence within industries. We’ve been very successful business management software to the printing and publishing industry. The addition of Kodak’s EMS solution and integrated workflow capabilities coupled with industry best practices allows us to create an even stronger value proposition for what is a significant market segment.”

The partnership is exciting news for ERP solutions because of the combination of Epicor’s award-winning ERP software and Kodak’s industry leading printing and workflow technologies. Businesses will be able to access real-time data and automate their workflow processes while linking customers, print systems and services. Epicor’s Printing and Packaging is designed for mid to large sized companies in traditional and digital printing businesses. For more information visit: http://www.kodak.com

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