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Johnstone Supply Distributors Discover Benefits of Epicor Wholesale Distribution ERP Software


AUSTIN, Texas, May 13, 2014

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that the following companies have joined the growing number of Johnstone Supply distributors selecting the Epicor Eclipse wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution:

  • Johnstone Supply - AM Parts (of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • Hoffman Supply Company Inc. (Johnstone Supply of Springfield, Missouri)
  • Johnstone Supply of Columbus (Georgia)
  • Johnstone Supply of Memphis (Tennessee)
  • Johnstone Supply of Wichita (Kansas)
  • Johnstone Supply of Corona (California)

Johnstone Supply is the top cooperative wholesale distributor in the country and a recognized national leader in the HVACR industry. The company boasts over 370 independently owned stores throughout the United States and beyond, totaling more than $1.3 billion in annual sales. Over the years, Epicor and Johnstone have worked together to create Epicor Eclipse features, functionality, and services designed exclusively for Johnstone distributors, such as:

  • Automatic nightly updates of product, pricing, and costing data
  • Inventory sharing and visibility at participating Johnstone locations and distribution centers
  • Automatic updates of purchase orders with advance shipment notification
  • Dedicated Johnstone implementation processes and training resources
  • Johnstone data conversion specialists and setup

At Johnstone Supply - AM Parts, Epicor Eclipse will support 70 users throughout western Pennsylvania. “We recognized that the support we would gain from Epicor and the Eclipse user group would eliminate risk and add substantial value,” said Russ Stockhausen, president of Johnstone Supply - AM Parts. “Eclipse is truly built for a multi-location business in need of centralized purchasing and heavy transfers, which are critical requirements for our seven locations.”

Hoffman Supply Company has 10 locations throughout Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas. According to John Bunselmeyer, vice president of Hoffman Supply Company, “We feel that we are positioned nicely for growth, and that the next 2-4 years will present an opportunity to gain significantly, so we needed an ERP system that would support that. Eclipse is very robust in areas such as financials and inventory, and will provide ease of use and productivity tools in a powerful package for our 55 users.”

“With more than 15 years of Epicor experience implementing Johnstone accounts, and more than a third of Johnstone stores already running an Epicor solution, we are excited to continue our momentum with this progressive and highly successful distributor network,” said Donna Troy, executive vice president and general manager, ERP Americas for Epicor. “We expect to see many more Johnstone members going down the same path in the future.”

For more information on Epicor Eclipse, call 1.800.776.7438 to speak with an Epicor solutions specialist, or e-mail info@epicor.com

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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Contact:

Kathleen Lang
Corporate Communications Manager
Epicor Software Corporation
+1 215 436 1925
klang@epicor.com





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