Leading Manufacturer Partners with Epicor Retail Technology Solutions to Ensure a “Cool” and Inspired Customer Experience
AUSTIN, Texas, January 21, 2015 -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for retail, manufacturing, distribution, and services organizations, today announced that Bauer Hockey, the world's leading manufacturer of ice hockey equipment, has selected Epicor Retail solutions to power its new "Own The Moment" retail experiences. The new retail experiences -- the first of which is set to open in the Boston suburb of Burlington, Mass., in Summer 2015 -- will showcase the full Bauer product line, offer in-depth product education and will feature an ice rink where customers can test-drive Bauer skates and gear.
Founded in Kitchener, Ontario in 1927, Bauer Hockey is the world's leading designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of ice hockey equipment. The company has a proud history of innovation from its inception, when it developed the first skate with a blade attached to a boot -- forever changing the game of hockey.
The company's products have always been available through its worldwide network of dealers; now through its new retail experiences, the hockey community will have an exciting new way to interact with the products and services associated with the Bauer Hockey brand. As the company embarks on its next chapter and new retail experiences, it has selected Epicor Retail solutions to serve as its retail technology backbone and to support an inspired and engaging customer experience.
Bauer Hockey will leverage the Epicor Retail Store (point of sale), Mobile Store, Merchandising, CRM and Sales Audit to deliver a personalized and interactive shopping experience to its clients, leveraging the Epicor Retail Software as a Service (SaaS) engagement model.
With minimal up-front cost and turnkey service and support, the Epicor Retail SaaS delivery model provides retailers with access to the award-winning suite of Epicor Retail solutions for the specialty retail marketplace while eliminating the need to invest in and build out a retail specific IT organization, giving retailers the freedom and flexibility to focus IT resources on other parts of the business. The Epicor Retail SaaS delivery model includes the associated implementation services, support and maintenance, as well as ongoing updates and upgrades. The "pay as you go" software as a service pricing model eliminates the need to amortize the cost of "traditional" software licenses, resulting in significant total cost of ownership advantages. With a proven seven-month project timeline from project kick off to go-live, the Epicor Retail SaaS solution delivers considerable speed-to-market benefits.
"We selected Epicor Retail as our retail technology solution partner following an extensive vendor evaluation process," said Paul Dachsteiner, vice president of Information Technology and Global Initiatives, Bauer Hockey. "We anticipate that Epicor's extensive retail expertise and offerings will enable us to achieve significant speed-to-value and ease of deployment, which will allow us to focus less on technology administration and more on customer inspiration. Leveraging the Epicor Retail SaaS solution leaves us free to focus on having the right products, people and strategies in place to achieve our goals and objectives and offer an exciting new Bauer Hockey brand experience."
"Given our Canadian heritage, it's probably no surprise that the Epicor Retail team has a very strong love of hockey; the Bauer Hockey name is legendary and we're tremendously excited to partner with them to bring to market this exciting new retail experience," said Noel Goggin, executive vice president and general manager, Epicor Retail. "Epicor is proud to support many of the world's most recognized retail brands, and to also play a role in helping organizations such as Bauer Hockey innovate and expand its brand presence and inspire customers."
About Epicor Retail
Epicor Retail advanced end-to-end cloud and on-premises solutions meet the business needs of forward-thinking retailers, and the evolving expectations of their technology-enabled customers. Our solutions, which include Store/Mobile Store, Digital Commerce, CRM/Clienteling, Enterprise Order Management, Planning, Merchandising, Sourcing/PLM, Audit and Operations Management, and QuantiSense Retail Analytics, optimize all aspects of customer engagement, enterprise merchandising management and big data analytics. Together, they represent retail's first extended omni-channel Cloud offering with a converged commerce platform that supports one clear view of products, customers, and transactions across the enterprise. Epicor Retail solutions are trusted by more than 500 leading brands -- from Aeropostale, Boot Barn, and Carters to Michael Kors, Plow & Hearth, and Urban Outfitters -- to drive efficiency, profitability and growth.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, 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 provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com .
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