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Automotive Parts Headquarters Completes Upgrade to Epicor Vision Automotive Aftermarket Software

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Shareholder Now Able to Integrate Multiple Services Across All Locations for Increased Business Efficiency

Epicor Software Corporation,a global provider of industry-specificenterprise software to promote business growth, today announcedthatAutomotive PartsHeadquarters, a third-generation family-owned automotiveparts wholesaler and retailer based in St. Cloud, Minn., has upgraded to the Epicor®Vision® business management solution to meet its enterpriseresource planning (ERP) business growth and technology needs. Epicor Visionsoftware is a comprehensive distribution management solution utilized by severalleading multi-location distributors of motor vehicle components.

A shareholder of theAftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Automotive Parts Headquarters is using theEpicor Vision solution to fully integrate multiple technology platforms andservices within its headquarters location. According to Dennis Gregory, chiefoperating officer of Automotive Parts Headquarters, the new software shouldenable enhanced visibility and control across each operational area forincreased efficiency and a superior customer experience.

“Thesystem we were operating was an excellent system, but was written around 1980.A lot of the new technology we have now was not envisioned at that point,”Gregory said. “With the Epicor Vision solution, we knew we could integrate ouraccounting system, have a tighter integration with our customer relationshipmanagement system, our databases and more.”

Seekinga solution that would allow for increased integration was a priority for thecompany, as it would allow employees to be more productive, according toGregory. He cited the Vision software’s tight integration with Epicor Compassanalytics, which offers more team members broader access to critical businessperformance data.

“Dennisand his team learned the value and competitive power the Vision softwareprovides, and they did an outstanding job of preparing for and completing theimplementation,” said Scott Thompson, vice president, automotive, analytics andcontent, Epicor Americas. “It is exciting to watch a leading channel partnerposition itself for enhanced competitive advantage and long-term growth.”

Gregorycredited his IT and core teams with making the integration successful. The teamsworked for two years in analyzing and determining pain points associated withtheir existing solution and speaking with users of the Vision software andthose using competing solutions. He pointed to the teams’ enthusiasm to learnthe capabilities of Vision software as a leading reason for the comparativelyfast, trouble-free implementation.

EpicorVision software is a powerful enterprise solution that includes world-classcustomer relationship management (CRM) tools, a centralized database, highlyadvanced price management and inventory capabilities, comprehensive “centralservices” functionality, integrated accounting and other features that helpdrive sales, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction. The solutionalso includes a comprehensive “three-way match” feature that helps usersquickly identify and reconcile discrepancies between purchase orders, advanceshipping notices, receivers and vendor invoices.

To learn more about Epicor Vision software,please contact your Epicor representative, call Epicor toll-free at888-463-4700 or email automotive.marketing@epicor.com.

AboutEpicor Software Corporation

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