Epicor Supports the Next Evolution of Mobility in the Retail Enterprise; Presents NRF Big !deas Session on Tuesday, Jan. 14
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced it will be showcasing its leading Epicor Retail Store solution designed for use with Windows 8 tablets based on Intel® Atom™ and Core™ processors here at NRF, giving retailers comprehensive mobile Point of Sale (POS) to improve the customer experience while streamlining backend operations to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
The Epicor Retail Store Windows 8 Tablet Edition enables retailers to run a full POS installation on Windows tablet devices for check out, as well as access to all back office, inventory management, time and attendance and dashboard functionality. Now retailers have the power of the Epicor Retail Store solution -- running on more than 300,000 Point of Sale devices in more than 250 brands at the world's leading retailers -- wherever and whenever needed along with the ease-of-use, familiarly, and dependability of Windows.
Supporting the next evolution of mobility in the retail enterprise, Epicor will present the NRF Big !deas Session: Windows 8 POS Tablet: Why Less Really is More, on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. ET in Room 1, Level 1 in the Expo Hall. Session attendees will have a chance to win an HP ElitePad. Epicor representatives also will be demoing the new Epicor Retail Store Windows 8 Tablet Edition at both the Epicor Software and Intel booths (Booth 3501 and Booth 2738, respectively) during exhibition hours at NRF 2014.
As store associates work to delight today's easily distracted consumer, they gain a tremendous advantage working with the new class of Windows 8 tablets -- which are thinner, lighter, and faster -- and software -- which offers a familiar on-screen setting across all Windows devices. With better performance and increased battery life, the new tablets benefit customers and store employees alike as they can tap on-the-fly from any location across the enterprise to attain product information, check inventories and place orders. For retail managers, Windows 8 translates to being in control; they can monitor performance indicators to get an instant view of store operations, have information at their fingertips from anywhere within the premises, and support smart decisions to strategically run the business.
“Nearly a decade ago, Epicor created the first mobile shopping experience for handheld devices, personal digital assistants and more recently iPads and iPods -- and over time it became clear that businesses desired mobility on a common platform they were accustomed to working with -- Windows,” said Ian Rawlins, vice president, retail product marketing for Epicor. “To this end, we're excited to introduce our Epicor Retail Store Windows Tablet Edition to fulfill retailers' aspirations to deliver a superior shopping experience.”
“Windows 8 can help retailers grow their businesses through better customer experiences and reduced costs,” said Craig Dewar, director of Windows Product Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “Retailers must stay ahead of ever-changing consumer expectations and shopping behaviors, and with today's mobile world, Windows 8 offers the right components to deliver better customer engagement, enhanced business processes and more flexibility across the board when it comes to store operations.”
About Epicor Retail Store
The flagship Epicor Retail Store suite functions as the critical point-of-sale (POS) backbone for a large and growing number of specialty, mass merchandise, and department store retailers in tier one through tier four. The feature-rich POS system software offers full functionality to optimize transactions, integrate information and inspire customers -- on a common platform for all channels and devices, including mobile. The POS system provides the retailer the power and flexibility to create unique workflows and user experience as well as easily configure and change business rules. Its real-time central features designed to enhance service and drive sales, include central CRM lookup, omni-channel selling, return/exchange management and store central management. The solution offers strong off-the-shelf functionality that enables retail organizations to customize without extensive modifications, and empowers shoppers to not only transact in store, but dynamically across the business.
About Epicor Retail
Epicor provides advanced solutions for retailers seeking to streamline processes, integrate channels, leverage intelligence and inspire customers, to maximize profitability. The Epicor Retail end-to-end suite is designed to meet the evolving merchandise and service expectations of today's connected, cross-channel shoppers, and the business requirements of the most demanding soft goods, hard goods and specialty retail environments in a variety of industries including apparel, footwear, discount, general merchandise, automotive aftermarket, lumber and building materials, nursery, and pharmacy. Thousands of leading companies -- from Aeropostale, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance and Build-A-Bear Workshop, to General Nutrition Centers, True Value Company and VF Corporation -- trust Epicor to help them remain current, competitive, and consistently strong.
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 Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.
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