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8/26/2011

Earlier this week CIO Magazine commented on the prevalence of Cloud Computing for small and emerging companies in the article, More IT Leaders Turning to SaaS ERP – Rich Freeman writes, “Businesses have been using SaaS solutions for years, but most have balked at putting that most mission-critical of mission-critical business applications—their ERP system—into the cloud. Now, however, the barriers and fears that have kept many CIOs away from SaaS ERP products appear to be slowly but steadily eroding.”

Epicor is definitely in step with the noted Cloud momentum – and this week announced the availability of Epicor Distribution Express Edition , the on-demand version of its next-generation ERP solution designed specifically for the needs of today’s distributors. This launch builds on the success of Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition , which has continued to gain traction worldwide. Epicor’s Cloud offerings are part of the Software as a Service (SaaS) model that is becoming increasingly appealing and popular among small and mid-size businesses globally.

Both of Epicor’s on-demand solutions were developed from Epicor’s next-generation ERP software and leverage core functionality that has been in use and proven at thousands of businesses over the past 25 years. The solutions are licensed on a simple, straightforward subscription basis – perfect for businesses who want the benefits of an end-to-end ERP solution with minimal up-front costs and an affordable monthly fee inclusive of software, hardware, support, training resources, system maintenance and upgrades.

Epicor’s distribution cloud software leverages the same core functionality as the on-premise solution:

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Freeman notes in his article that worldwide spending on Web-based ERP software is expected to rise by 21 percent annually through 2015, according to Forrester Research. So what do you think – is your business looking to the cloud?

Posted by Morgan Liti, Social Media Team, Epicor

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