Petra Engineering Industries of Jordan Selects Epicor Manufacturing Solution

IRVINE, Calif. & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 27, 2008— Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, said today that it is continuing its successful expansion into the high-growth Middle East enterprise resource planning (ERP) market with the announcement of Petra Engineering Industries Co. of Jordan selecting Epicor's leading ERP solution for manufacturers. Petra is a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial and industrial air conditioning equipment and other HVAC products in the Middle East.

With the assistance of Business Consult Limited, Epicor's consulting and implementation channel partner in Jordan, Petra will implement the Epicor solution across its business operations. Petra selected Epicor for its ability to provide an ERP solution that is an excellent fit for the Company's manufacturing operations that will enable them to reduce costs while increasing efficiency. Additionally, Epicor's solution will help Petra to drive growth across the value chain by targeting better utilization of resources, which is expected to increase the company's bottom-line.

According to Omar Ali, production manager of Petra, "Epicor was selected after a thorough evaluation of competitive solutions. Epicor is a very good fit for Petra and we are convinced that the Epicor solution will help us grow our business efficiently. Petra is a fast growing company with operations in 40 countries across the globe and a regional base that is growing significantly. We required a scalable solution that will work in tandem with our business growth, and Epicor's manufacturing solution is ideally suited to our needs."

The Epicor solution, designed to meet the needs of progressive and mixed-mode manufacturing companies, is delivered out of the box with built-in workflow processes that enables manufacturers to manage the entire order cycle - from marketing and sales through production and planning, sourcing and procurement to installation and service.

"We believe the Middle East offers Epicor a tremendous opportunity for growth, especially in the manufacturing sector," said Jim Bork, senior vice president of global operations for Epicor. "Petra is an excellent addition to our portfolio of manufacturing clients and this win reflects the increasing uptake of ERP solutions within the region as a whole. As more and more companies continue to recognize the importance of IT in supporting seamless manufacturing processes and driving company-wide efficiencies, we expect to see further growth in the sale of Epicor's solutions that should track the rapid expansion of this sector of the regional economy."

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor is a global leader dedicated to providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and professional services automation (PSA) software solutions to the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies. Founded in 1984, Epicor serves over 20,000 customers in more than 140 countries, providing solutions in over 30 languages. Employing innovative service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services technology, Epicor delivers end-to-end, industry-specific solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality and services that enable companies to drive increased efficiency, improve performance and build competitive advantage. Epicor solutions provide the scalability and flexibility to meet today's business challenges, while empowering enterprises for even greater success tomorrow. Epicor offers a comprehensive range of services with its solutions, providing a single point of accountability to promote rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership. Epicor's worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the world. For more information, visit

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