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Plante Moran to Provide ERP Implementation Services for Epicor ERP version 10 as a Member of the Epicor Inspired Partner Network

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 16, 2014 — Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest public accounting and consulting firms, today announced its support for the latest version of the next-generation Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP version 10, which became generally available in April 2014.

With Epicor ERP version 10, Epicor delivers a technology that is twice as fast, four times as scalable, and requires half of the previous hardware. Epicor ERP version 10 was designed based on today’s business need for flexibility, device accessibility, performance, collaboration, ease-of-use, and quality. The five guiding principles for the new release of Epicor ERP are collaboration, choice, responsiveness, simplicity, and mobility. “Today, businesses want ERP solutions that are easy to use, that their employees can become productive with very quickly, and that deliver high performance and scalability. Epicor ERP version 10 delivers that and more. The result is an inspired solution that changes the end user’s relationship with ERP to drive growth and opportunity throughout their business,” says Matt Bauer, director, channel sales, ERP Americas for Epicor.

With the rollout of Epicor ERP version 10 certification, Plante Moran has joined the comprehensive training program from Epicor University providing a full suite of education courses to have their team of specialists certified. As part of the Epicor Inspired Partner Network, Plante Moran will help meet the growing need among manufacturing organizations for a scalable and flexible business management solution. The industries Plante Moran will consult with Epicor on include industrial, aerospace and defense, and life sciences manufacturers.

“Plante Moran shares our vision to deliver innovative solutions that address critical business needs for our customers across industries,” says Bauer. “Through our relationships with companies like Plante Moran, we expand our industry expertise and implementation support to bring added-value to our Epicor ERP customers worldwide.”

John Lumpkin is a principal within Plante Moran’s ERP practice and is team lead for providing Epicor services. With more than 20 years of experience, Lumpkin helps companies harness the power of their data and information systems to better manage supply chain complexities.

About Epicor Inspired Partner Network
The Epicor Inspired Partner Network provides a solid foundation for partners committed to excellence and customer satisfaction. Epicor provides a comprehensive sales, marketing and support program that offers its channel partners significant opportunities to grow their businesses in key industries—manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services—backed by award-winning Epicor solutions, support and professional services. More than 400 value-added resellers and authorized consultants participate in the Epicor Inspired Partner Network worldwide. For more information on this program and the three-tiered partner incentive program, send e-mail to partnerinfo@epicor.com.

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. The Company’s headquarters are located in Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

About Plante Moran
Southfield, Mich.-based Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest accounting, tax and consulting firms and provides a full line of services to organizations in the following industries: manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, service, health care, private equity, public sector and real estate and construction. Plante Moran has 22 offices and a staff of more than 2,000 professionals throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois with international offices in Shanghai; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work. For more information, visit plantemoran.com.