Petra Engineering Industries of Jordan Selects Epicor Manufacturing Solution

Epicor Continues to Tap into High-Growth Middle East Market; Leading Manufacturer of HVAC Equipment Selects Epicor to Streamline Its Discrete Manufacturing Processes

IRVINE, Calif. and DUBAI (March 27, 2008) – Epicor Software Corporation
(NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the
midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, said today that it is continuing its
successful expansion into the high-growth Middle East enterprise resource planning (ERP)
market with the announcement of Petra Engineering Industries Co. of Jordan selecting Epicor’s
leading ERP solution for manufacturers. Petra is a leading designer and manufacturer of
commercial and industrial air conditioning equipment and other HVAC products in the Middle
With the assistance of Business Consult Limited, Epicor’s consulting and
implementation channel partner in Jordan, Petra will implement the Epicor solution across its
business operations. Petra selected Epicor for its ability to provide an ERP solution that is an
excellent fit for the Company’s manufacturing operations that will enable them to reduce costs
while increasing efficiency. Additionally, Epicor’s solution will help Petra to drive growth across
the value chain by targeting better utilization of resources, which is expected to increase the
company’s bottom-line.
According to Omar Ali, production manager of Petra, “Epicor was selected after a
thorough evaluation of competitive solutions. Epicor is a very good fit for Petra and we are
convinced that the Epicor solution will help us grow our business efficiently. Petra is a fast growing company with operations in 40 countries across the globe and a regional base that is
growing significantly. We required a scalable solution that will work in tandem with our
business growth, and Epicor’s manufacturing solution is ideally suited to our needs.”
The Epicor solution, designed to meet the needs of progressive and mixed-mode
manufacturing companies, is delivered out of the box with built-in workflow processes that
enables manufacturers to manage the entire order cycle – from marketing and sales through
production and planning, sourcing and procurement to installation and service.
“We believe the Middle East offers Epicor a tremendous opportunity for growth,
especially in the manufacturing sector,” said Jim Bork, senior vice president of global operations
for Epicor. “Petra is an excellent addition to our portfolio of manufacturing clients and this win
reflects the increasing uptake of ERP solutions within the region as a whole. As more and
more companies continue to recognize the importance of IT in supporting seamless
manufacturing processes and driving company-wide efficiencies, we expect to see further
growth in the sale of Epicor’s solutions that should track the rapid expansion of this sector of
the regional economy.”

Source: Epicor