Epicor Announces Bagging ERP Mandate from International Cricket Council at GITEX 2006

Epicor iScala ERP and Active Planner Budgeting Solution to be Deployed

Dubai, UAE (November 22, 2006) – Epicor in the Middle East, the regional subsidiary of the leading provider of enterprise software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of the Global 1000, Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), today announced winning ERP mandate from International Cricket Council (ICC) at the ongoing GITEX 2006, Middle East’s premier IT expo at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (DIEC).
Commenting on ICC’s decision to choose Epicor as its technology partner, senior officials of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) major said the implementation will help the cricket entity streamline its business processes with end-to-end visibility at a time of rapid growth in its activities.

ICC has awarded an integrated ERP mandate to Epicor starting with the implementation of Epicor iScala financial management and iScala Active Planner for enterprise-wide budgeting and forecasting.

Mr. Faisal Hasnain, Chief Financial Officer, ICC said, “Our decision to partner with Epicor comes at a time of a rapid expansion of our activities and the need to have an integrated ERP system to further streamline our business processes, reduce costs and save time. Scalability was also an important parameter for us in zeroing in on Epicor products which we are convinced is the ideal answer to handle complex functionalities with ease.”

The ICC was founded on June 15, 1909 by Australia, England and South Africa. These three founding members have been joined by seven further Full Members, 32 Associate Members and 55 Affiliate Members so that the cricket world now boasts 97 member countries from all corners of the globe.

“At a time of growth, the advantage of an integrated ERP system which can be expanded in step with our enhanced activities is an imperative. With Epicor solutions we will be able to handle budgeting, analysis, tournament accounting and financial control in a streamlined manner at a lower total cost of ownership,” Mr. Hasnain added.

Commenting on the win, Mr. Basil Daniells, sales director for Epicor, Middle East, North Africa and South Asia said, “It is indeed a privilege to work with a global body such as ICC and we consider it as a milestone addition to our client portfolio which now stands at 350 sites in the Middle East & North Africa. We are confident that we will be able to contribute to enhancing the efficiency of ICC as it grows its activities.”

Mr. Daniells continued that Epicor solutions are proven across the globe in various enterprise scenarios and ICC will benefit from the expertise and excellent service levels of the company. “We believe it is a challenging addition to our portfolio. Epicor provides comprehensive and measurable services to its clients and ICC will benefit from the advantages we offer.”

Epicor offers a wide range of enterprise solutions designed to meet the industry-specific requirements of manufacturing, distribution, services, hospitality and retail organizations. Epicor’s comprehensive suite of enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, professional services automation and supply chain management software solutions are globally supported by the company’s standard Signature Implementation Methodology.

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