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Epicor and Plante Moran Announce Strategic Alliance

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

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, and Plante Moran, one of the nation's largest public accounting and consulting firms, today announced a strategic alliance to deliver the next-generation Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to its growing manufacturing client base.

Plante Moran has an established independent team of ERP systems advisors and implementation specialists, and has recently joined the Epicor Partner Network to extend its services to Epicor ERP customers.

“Our relationship with Plante Moran reflects our emphasis on growing a vibrant, highly capable, broad-based partner ecosystem that creates choice for Epicor customers,” says Matt Bauer, director, channel sales, ERP Americas for Epicor. “Plante Moran's technology consulting team is uniquely positioned to help organizations select and implement enterprise systems like Epicor ERP that support innovation and transform business and processes.”

As part of the Epicor 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 aerospace and defense, industrial, and life sciences manufacturers.

“Our ERP implementation service has been very successful for several years, but many of our clients wanted us to expand our services around additional ERP solutions,” said Doug Hockenbrocht, partner, management consulting for Plante Moran.

Industry veteran John Lumpkin has been hired by Plante Moran to lead the new team to provide Epicor services. Lumpkin will be based out of Plante Moran's Chicago office. Lumpkin has more than 20 years of experience in information technology. His background includes a specialization in providing enterprise software and information technology consulting services, including Epicor consulting. Lumpkin helps companies harness the power of their data and information systems to better manage supply chain complexities.

Prior to joining Plante Moran, Lumpkin led a complex $2.2 million, 18-month, multisite Epicor ERP implementation. He served as the Epicor ERP leader and provided IT consulting services in manufacturing and distribution.

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

About Epicor Partner Network

The Epicor 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 Partner Network worldwide. For more information on this program and the three-tiered partner incentive program, send e-mail to

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit

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Lisa Preuss
Senior Director, Public Relations
Epicor Software Corporation
+1 949 585 4235

Dan Artman
Plante Moran
+1 248 223 3469

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