Big 5 Sporting Goods Selects Epicor FFL Compliance Manager

LAS VEGAS, Nevada January 23, 2018

Southern California-based sporting goods retailer to modernize the management of FFL business processes with cloud-based solution

500_big5-logo.pngEpicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, and Orchid Advisors, the firearm industry’s trusted compliance and operations experts, announced today that Big 5 Sporting Goods has selected the Epicor FFL Compliance Manager® application to streamline firearms management processes with cloud-based technology.

With 433 locations throughout 11 western states, Big 5 Sporting Goods provides a full line of product offerings in a traditional sporting goods store format. Their product mix includes athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as a broad selection of outdoor and athletic equipment.

To continue operating successfully, Big 5 Sporting Goods has chosen to implement the FFL Compliance Manager application—utilizing Orchid Advisors as the implementation specialist. With FFL Compliance Manager, Big 5 Sporting Goods hopes to make electronic acquisition and disposition (A&D) reporting available across the entire business, facilitate labor associated with processing and auditing ATF related forms, modernize business processes for serialized asset procurement and FFL-based controls as well as inventory management, and eliminate time-consuming double entry of regulated data, among other goals.

  • “Our primary objective is to deliver an outstanding retail experience to firearm consumers during every touchpoint without adversely impacting our ATF compliance or operating efficiency. With the FFL Compliance Manager solution that goal will be achieved.”
  • - Rick Gridley, Director, Public affairs, Big 5 Sporting Goods

“Integrating an A&D book with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and point of sale (POS) software requires industry-specific experience, ATF compliance expertise, and an investment in robust employee education. Alongside Epicor, we’re honored to have been chosen by Big 5—an organization who clearly understands the importance of combining these elements,” said Jon Rydberg, CEO, Orchid Advisors.

“With combined offerings that are unmatched in the industry, the partnership between Big 5 Sporting Goods, Epicor, and Orchid will produce a new vision for business operations,” said Bill Wilson, senior vice president, product development, Epicor Software. “By utilizing proven firearms process and software designs, Big 5 will implement a proven model and yield retail ATF compliance embedded in the fabric of its business—reducing overall operating costs and a regulatory risk profile.”

Epicor FFL Compliance Manager software is being presented in the Orchid Advisors and Epicor booth #1007 during this week’s SHOT Show, January 23-26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. To schedule an appointment with an FFL compliance expert, please visit

About Epicor FFL Compliance Manager

Epicor FFL Compliance Manager software, created in collaboration with Orchid Advisors, is designed to streamline transaction entry, reduce non-compliance risk, and quickly and easily generate the necessary reports for ATF inspections or inquiries. Ideal for entities of any size, the solution gives FFLs a comprehensive system to help them stay compliant and serve customers more efficiently. The cloud-based solution can be easily integrated with the leading Epicor Eagle retail business management system. The combination of the two solutions gives firearm dealers a comprehensive end-to-end solution that can protect and optimize every aspect of their businesses. Visit the Epicor FFL Compliance Manager solution hub to learn more.

About Orchid Advisors

Orchid Advisors provides ATF and ITAR compliance services to manufacturing, distribution and retail FFLs. The firm offers FFL and Export licensing, deep record inspections, e4473 / NFA eForms and Electronic Bound Book software. In conjunction with NSSF, Orchid Advisors hosts the Firearm Industry Compliance Conference and operates the largest online ATF and ITAR compliance training platform available. Orchid Advisors' unique staff of former firearm industry attorneys, former ATF, compliance professionals, and software executives are passionate about eliminating FFL compliance. We are the only compliance firm to work alongside all four industry associations including NSSF, NASGW, ASA and the NRA Business Alliance. Visit or the firm’s software company,, today.