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Progressive Safety Footwear & Clothing Ltd selects Epicor to streamline ordering process to meet high customer demand

Bracknell, UK, 09 March, 2021,

UK distributor of protective workwear and PPE invests in cloud-based ERP to meet new production, operation, and distribution demands

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has been selected by Progressive Safety Footwear & Clothing, a UK distributor of safety footwear, protective workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE), to speed up the customer transaction process and improve stock accuracy, following a significant increase in customer demand.  

Epicor Prophet 21, an ERP solution designed for the end-to-end management of distribution operations, will enable Progressive Safety to streamline its quote-to-cash cycle and reduce the time spent on processing transactions to fulfill the rising demand in orders.

Peter Jow, Managing Director at Progressive Safety, comments: “A recent organisational restructure alongside new product launches, a streamlined digital strategy and the Covid-19 pandemic initiated high demand for workwear and PPE throughout the UK, putting our distribution model under pressure. By replacing our legacy operational systems with Epicor Prophet 21, we can adapt rapidly to support and grow our customer base, manage staff absences and adjust our operational activities to meet government guidelines as required.”

The cloud-based ERP platform, which replaces a bespoke, in-house system, will allow the company to continue to scale rapidly as the business requires, while ensuring robust, end-to-end distribution processes. Stock accuracy will be improved with a built-in wireless warehouse management system and a new online customer experience delivered using Epicor Commerce Connect, to take customers from quote to fulfilment.

Jow adds: “We considered other solutions, including Oracle Netsuite, SAP BusinessOne and Sage 200, but Epicor Prophet 21 really stood out. The company not only offers unrivalled industry expertise, but a modern, cloud platform designed specifically for distributors, with website integration and development features that could cater to our specific business needs.”

Mark Hughes, Regional Vice President UK & Ireland, Epicor, adds: “Distribution companies have faced significant challenges over the last year. An enormous increase in customer demand has put businesses under pressure to quickly adapt to a new way of operating and speed up the production process to meet customer needs. By selecting Epicor, companies like Progressive Safety will be able to streamline their distribution process and enhance the customer experience to create efficiency and deliver growth.”


About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation equips hard-working businesses with enterprise solutions that keep the world turning. For nearly 50 years, Epicor customers in the automotive, building supply, distribution, manufacturing, and retail industries have trusted Epicor to help them do business better. Epicor’s innovative solution sets are carefully curated to fit customer needs and built to respond flexibly to their fast-changing reality. With deep industry knowledge and experience, Epicor accelerates every customer’s ambitions, whether to grow and transform, or simply become more productive and effective. Visit for more information.


About Progressive Safety

Progressive Safety are an essential business supplying the UK market for over 60 years, with Workwear, Safety Footwear, Clothing, PPE and Safety Supplies. Based in Sheffield, they provide a nationwide service with all goods available from their National Distribution Centre and trade counter, open to the public with highly competitive trade prices. They are also the official licensee in the UK and Ireland to manufacture Safety Footwear and Workwear under the world famous JCB brand.


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