Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), announced at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference in the Dallas Convention Center the expansion of its Epicor for Hospitality and Entertainment offering. With the acquisition of Scala Business Solutions completed, the Scala Hospitality solution is now available to midmarket hospitality and entertainment organizations worldwide as part of the Epicor for Hospitalityand Entertainment offering.
Epicor for Hospitality and Entertainment leverages Microsoft technology, and is a prime example of a solution that is uniquely suited to the everyday needs and specific business challenges hospitality organizations face.
We launched our Smarter Retailing Initiative this year to help retailers, hoteliers and restaurants address important business challenges like customer retention, increased competition, and emerging technologies, said Tom Litchford, director of marketing and channel, Retail and Hospitality Industry Solutions Group at Microsoft Corp. Working together with partners like Epicor, were providing a .NET enabled infrastructure that empowers the retail and hospitality industry to deliver maximum customer value.
Epicor for Hospitalityand Entertainment, part of the Epicor Enterprise suite of integrated business applications, empowers mid-sized hospitality and entertainment organizations to manage customer and supplier relationships, streamline financial operations, integrate cash/sales, labor and product mix processes, track key business indicators, and provide accessibility to information to grow revenue and drive efficiency benefits straight to the bottom line. Epicor for Hospitality and Entertainment has been extremely successful in enabling professional sports teams, sports facility management, venue and event management, state lotteries, casino and gaming, restaurant, hotel and resort organizations to better manage and streamline virtually every aspect of their businesses through a single solution.
Scala Hospitality, with interfaces to virtually all of the major property management and point-of-sale systems, enjoys an eight-year history as a global hospitality solution with installations in over 300 locations in more than 60 countries worldwide. Scala Hospitality provides a fully integrated solution for financial management, material management, reporting and budgeting, with customers that include the worlds leading hotel chains such as Sheraton, Choice Hotels, Four Seasons and Hyatt International, and many independent hotel chains.
The combination of Epicor and Scala will enable us to expand our capabilities, service and support worldwide, particularly in an industry like hospitality where we both bring complementary strengths to the table , said Mark Duffell, executive vice president of Epicor. Epicor now represents the largest independent provider of integrated midmarket enterprise solutions based on Microsoft technologies like the .NET Framework and Windows Small Business Server 2003. With a truly global perspective on the industry, our hospitality customers will have greater flexibility while retaining our low total cost of ownership proposition.