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Epicor Customer Chirch Global Manufacturing Wins 2015 Beacon Award from Saugatuck Technology

Winners Honored at the Cloud Business Summit Conference in New York City

EpicorSoftware Corporation, a global leader in businesssoftware solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail andservices organizations, today announced that Chirch Global® Manufacturing, LLC is a recipient of this year’s Beacon Awards for ITbusiness innovation from SaugatuckTechnology for its use of the Epicor Cloud ERP solution.Each year, up to five businesses worldwide achieve this recognition.

As a leader in the manufacturingindustry, Chirch Global, a metal stamping and fabrication manufacturer based inCary, Illinois, deployed the Epicor Cloud ERP solution in 2011 to support thecompany beyond commodity-style stamping and fabrication by linking US-based andoverseas manufacturers. Epicor Cloud ERP is the foundation upon which ChirchGlobal is able to move quickly in implementing global strategies in a moreprofitable and efficient manner. They are no longer tethered to any physicallocation and able to operate in a virtual and global manufacturing environment.

“Business success today starts withthe right cloud approach,” said Anthony L. Chirchirillo, CEO of Chirch Global.“One can choose to use cloud-based applications, or choose to be a cloud-basedbusiness -- through Epicor Cloud ERP we’ve been able to integrate cloud intoour culture. Being selected as a Beacon Award recipient is truly an honor as itencapsulates everything we’ve worked towards with our strategy. We believecloud has to be part of a business’ competitive foundation -- the world movesway too quickly not to leverage the technology.”

The Beacon Awards honor the mostcompelling, most innovative, and most creative firms utilizing cloud solutionswhich enable unparalleled creativity and an opportunity to innovate, create,and improve business of practically in any market. Additionally, the BeaconAwards spotlight and reward user enterprises that have adopted and adaptedCloud into real digital business innovations, developed real improvement andadvantage, and helped to shape the future of their company, their markets, andtheir customer/partner ecosystems.

“The Beacon Awards are our way of recognizingpioneering user enterprises whose innovative applications of cloud and relatedIT improves their business,” said BillMcNee, CEO of Saugatuck Technology. “Chirch Global’s strategic decisionto implement a cloud-based ERP system has empowered them to have a transparent,robust and information-rich management platform.”

“We congratulate Chirch Global forthis recognition from Saugatuck Technology,” said Craig Downing, seniordirector of global marketing for Epicor. “Epicor is in a unique position to empowerpartners and deliver true freedom of choice -- working with clients todetermine how moving to the cloud can deliver the best business and technicalsolution results. We are proud of the partnership with Chirch Global and lookforward to helping them achieve more success in the future.”

About Saugatuck Technology 

Saugatuck Technology, Inc., providessubscription research and management consulting services focused on the keymarket trends and disruptive technologies driving change in enterprise IT,including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Infrastructure, Social Computing,Mobility and Advanced Analytics, among others. Founded in 1999, Saugatuck isheadquartered in Westport, CT, with offices in Falmouth, MA, Santa Clara, CAand in Wiesbaden, Germany. For more information, please visit or call+1.203.454.3900.

About EpicorSoftware Corporation

Epicor Software Corporationis a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to themanufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 yearsof experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has morethan 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resourceplanning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), andhuman capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiencyand improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise andpassion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability thatlocal, regional and global businesses demand. The Company’s headquarters arelocated in Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For moreinformation, visit

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