Epicor Cloud ERP Customer Chirch Global Wins Manufacturer of the Year Honors at ML100 Awards

Two-time ML100 Winner Achieves High Honors for Its Leadership Vision

INSIGHTS 2012 -- LAS VEGAS, May 7, 2012 -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today congratulated Epicor® Express customer Chirch Global Manufacturing, LLC for garnering 2012 Manufacturer of the Year (annual revenue less than $1 billion) honors at the Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Awards ceremony held May 3 at The Breakers, in Palm Beach, Fla.

In addition to being named 2012 Manufacturer of the Year, McHenry, Ill.-based Chirch Global Manufacturing LLC was also recognized earlier this year as a winner in the Global Value Chain Award category of the ML100 Awards category for forging a new collaborative manufacturing business model. The Chirch Global Manufacturing Network is comprised of business owners of small to medium size manufacturing companies that collectively bring added-value to customers in the increasingly competitive and complex global manufacturing playing field.

“Epicor commends Chirch Global for garnering this prestigious honor, which is a testament to the company’s continued forward-thinking manufacturing vision and leadership,” said Kevin Roach, EVP/GM, ERP Americas for Epicor. “Chirch is a valued Epicor customer and we are proud that our on-demand ERP solution has provided a solid platform to support operational visibility, agility, and collaboration to enable Chirch to innovate and evolve the US manufacturing industry.”

The Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards, now in their ninth year, honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. The ML100 Awards program recognizes manufacturing companies and individual executives from around the world who have achieved distinction in a competition that spans 11 award categories, including innovation, information leadership, global value chain management, workforce development, and industry leadership. An independent blue-ribbon panel of leading manufacturing researchers, analysts, academics, and executives, including past award winners, evaluates and judges all nominations.

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About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With nearly 40 years of experience serving midmarket organizations and divisions of Global 1000 companies, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), point of sale (POS), 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 inspires customers to build lasting competitive advantage. Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company’s headquarters are located in Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

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