Latest Release of Epicor

Expanded Global Service and Supply Chain Functionality with Enhanced Global Capabilities; Extended Vertical Capabilities for Industrial Machinery and Consumer Packaged Goods Industries

IRVINE, Calif. (January 29, 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 the availability of Epicor iScala 2.3 – the latest release of the
company’s tightly integrated end-to-end enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer
relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) solution.
Global corporations and large local and regional companies worldwide in the hospitality,
distribution, industrial machinery, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods industries rely
on Epicor iScala. Significant attention to international management reporting and cross-border
trading requirements make Epicor iScala an ideal total business solution for multi-company,
global deployments. Featuring improved security and control, Epicor iScala 2.3 empowers
companies to directly address corporate governance, centralization and global deployment
issues head-on – ultimately enabling them to achieve operational excellence. The
comprehensive application suite provides collaborative functionality, country-specific
localizations supporting multiple currencies, language and accounting regimes in parallel – with
a focus on enhanced global capabilities for the Latin America and India markets in this latest
According to Gartner, “Organizations must think about their supply chains within a global
perspective. Globalization of their markets, increasing competition, off-shoring of suppliers and Morecontract
manufacturing, increased network complexity and lengthening supply lines are all
contributing to a changing cost basis for making supply decisions.”1
The Gartner report further states, “Key to managing your supply chains on a global
basis is gaining visibility and collaboration throughout your supply chain business processes.” 1
SCM Enhancements and 3PL Warehouse Support
Providing enhanced real-time visibility into the global supply chain, the newest release of
Epicor iScala delivers significant enhancements to the core Service and Supply Chain
capabilities, in addition to expanded functionality focused on the Industrial Machinery and
Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industries.
The sales, sub-contracted manufacturing and purchase processes have been extended
to support working with third party logistics provider (3PL) managed warehouses via Web
services, including instructing the 3PL regarding receiving, shipping to sub-contracted
manufacturers, counting and sales order shipping. Essential for CPG organizations – Epicor
iScala enables fast, efficient sales, distribution, purchase, planning and production processes,
whether hosted in-house or externally with 3PL partners. Whether transacting electronically or
via paper to large channel masters with their own distribution centers, multiple small businesses
or a mix of the two, Epicor iScala provides the tools needed to plan and execute business
processes with decreased transaction costs and a wealth of management information.
Additionally, Lead Time Management (LTM) performance and usability has been
improved by adding user-defined milestones along with many other features. A new Picking
Sub-Module enables consolidation of warehouse activities and provides a single picking
interface for warehouse staff to use.
Significant Enhancements for Latin America and India
Enhancing global capabilities is a key focus of the new release – specifically for
countries within Latin America and India. Significant changes were made to the Advanced Tax
Engine, introduced in the previous release of Epicor iScala, to enhance support for the
numerous tax requirements in Latin America and India. The new release includes enhanced
flexibility and usability, including support for user defined tax algorithms and other additions that address specific requirements in Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela,
as well as India.
Industry Leading Technology Promotes Rapid ROI
“We are delivering added value to our customers with the release of iScala 2.3 and
specifically providing enriched functionality for service and supply chain organizations,” said
Steve Humble, senior director of product marketing for Epicor. “This latest release further
expands and enhances Epicor’s core strengths of global availability and depth and breadth of
functionality for key vertical markets. This solution is designed to help our customers achieve
operational excellence by reducing costs while improving usability and process efficiencies.”
Epicor iScala incorporates leading-edge technology capabilities enabling customers to
leverage the potential of the globally extended enterprise. The current release builds on proven
implementations installed at thousands of sites, which help define Epicor’s services
methodology and approach, supporting a rapid return on investment (ROI) for customers.

Source: Epicor