John Heathcoat and Company Limited Selects Epicor

Industry Leading Precision Fabric Engineers Turns to Epicor Manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning Solution to Maximize Visibility

IRVINE, Calif. And BRACKNELL, United Kingdom (March 07, 2007) – Epicor Software
Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for
the midmarket and divisions of the Global 1000, today announced John Heathcoat and Co. Ltd,
one of the UK’s leading precision fabric engineers, has selected the Epicor Vantage├é┬«
enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite to support its continued growth needs. Widely known
for its capability to enable manufacturers to maximize operational efficiency, Epicor’s
manufacturing solution continues to build momentum with very strong double digit growth in UK
sales over the past year.
With an international reputation for innovation and quality, John Heathcoat and Co.
requires clear visibility of the manufacturing process across the organization, which they were
not achieving with their previous enterprise applications. The company began the search for an
ERP solution that would have clearer production line visibility, better stock control and more
accurate delivery date quotations that would also be able to develop with them into the
company’s future.
“As one of the major players in the midmarket ERP industry, we invited Epicor to be a
candidate in the selection process,” said Chris Constable, IT Manager for John Heathcoat and
Co. “Epicor took the time to understand our business processes and translated that into what
the Epicor solution would provide. Ultimately, Epicor had the best solution to fit our business
“John Heathcoat and Co. found that all areas of their business were covered by our
solution,” says Anthony von Bergen, Regional Director of Epicor in the UK. “We are delighted to help them increase efficiency and reduce their information systems costs as our solutions are
optimized for rapid installation and low operating costs.”
Epicor has won the confidence of thousands of customers around the world that have
adopted its enterprise solutions to meet business challenges. Epicor enables the whole
manufacturing process to be real-time and paperless. It helps streamline the order cycle and
enables enterprises to maximize operational efficiency, minimize costs and improve profitability.
“Epicor was truly a better overall fit for our needs as a company,” Constable added,
“Many of the features included in the core solution, we could have only gotten as expensive
‘bolt-ons’ from other suppliers.”

Source: Epicor