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Epicor CEO Joe Cowan Named Executive of the Year in the 2015 International Business Awards

12th Annual Awards Program Recognizes Cowan for Driving Exceptional Business Transformation

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Joe Cowan, president and CEO of Epicor, has been selected as a Gold Stevie® Award recipient in the category of Executive of the Year in the 2015 International Business Awards.

Cowan joined Epicor in 2013 and introduced a strategy centered around transforming the customer experience by streamlining business processes with a targeted focus on delivering the highest quality products, services and support to drive customer satisfaction. By cultivating a 'customer-first' culture, Cowan has lead the more than 3,900 Epicor employees in various initiatives that enable the company to capitalize on industry experience, knowledge, skills and technology innovation to deliver best-in-class solutions that support customers in the achievement of profitable growth.

The International Business Awards are the world's premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- are eligible to submit nominations. The 2015 International Business Awards received entries from more than 60 nations and territories. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.

“The International Business Awards grow in stature every year, and with that, the number and quality of entries increases,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “This year's judges were treated to more than 3,700 stories of success from around the world. We congratulate the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners whom we'll celebrate in Toronto in October.”

“I am honored to receive this recognition from the International Business Awards as Executive of the Year,” said Cowan. “This is an award I share with our employees, whose commitment to delivering innovative software and services, with an absolute focus on the customer experience every day, empower our customers to grow business and achieve success.”

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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

Lindsay Ortega
Specialist, Public Relations
Epicor Software Corporation
+1 952 417 5022

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