Analyst Firm Positions Epicor in Leaders Quadrant for Retail Point-of-Sale Software Applications for Tier 1 Retailers

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Epicor Software Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of the Global 1000, today announced Gartner, Inc. has positioned Epicor in the Leaders" quadrant in its recently released report, Magic Quadrant for Retail Point-of-Sale Applications for Tier 1 Retailers, 2006.[1]

Gartner, a leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, defines Leaders as those vendors that are performing well today, have a clear vision of the market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership positions in the market. 

According to the report, In the mature but demanding Tier 1 market for POS applications, it is not surprising that the majority of applications that meet the inclusion criteria for this analysis fall within this quadrant. Basic POS functionality is well established and deployed in highly distributed and challenging environments. The differences are down to ability to execute, today, in different markets, in line with demands of major trends such as segment blurring and internationalization. Vendors of applications in the Leaders quadrant are successfully articulating a business proposition that resonates with the vision and strategy of retailers and is in line with consumer expectations of the retail experience today and in the near future.

The Epicor CRS RetailStore 3.0 POS solution is a highly configurable application based on Microsofts .NET architecture and designed to work standalone or as an integral part of the end-to-end Epicor CRS Retail Suite. 

We are extremely pleased that Gartner has positioned Epicor in the leaders quadrant in the Retail POS software applications space, said Mark Duffell, president and chief operating officer of Epicor. The acquisition of CRS Retail Systems in 2005 added a comprehensive, market-leading suite of retail software applications to our robust offering of enterprise business software solutions.  With our global footprint serving more than 20,000 customers in over 140 countries worldwide were well positioned to expand the market presence of the Epicor CRS Retail Suite.

[1] Gartner, Inc. - Magic Quadrant for Retail Point-of-Sale Applications for Tier 1 Retailers, 2006 (July 28, 2006 - Mim Burt, John Davison, Stephen E. Smith)

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