Continental Outdoor Media Deploys Epicor ERP

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Epicor to Provide Centralized ERP Solution to Manage Trans African Operations

Johannesburg, South Africa, April 9, 2013 –
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Continental Outdoor Media, Africa’s largest billboard advertising company have deployed the Epicor next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to manage its trans African operations.

Made up of 23 businesses with operations spanning 14 sub-Saharan African countries, including South Africa, Continental Outdoor Media will use Epicor ERP to automate processes and facilitate the flow of transactions between its operations across the African continent. The implementation was carried out by Epicor value-added reseller (VAR), New Era Solutions.

“After considering the leading ERP players, Epicor offered the most comprehensive solution at the best price. Its comprehensive asset management capabilities really stood out for us and its ease-of-use meant that it would be more easily adopted by our users” said James Scott, Chief Financial Officer of Continental Outdoor Media. “With 28,000 advertising opportunities in South Africa and 14,000 in sub-Saharan Africa the Epicor system’s compliance and local language functionality helps to improve efficiency and makes it possible to operate in different markets with ease.”

New Era Solutions, an Epicor value added reseller for over 10 years, specializes in integrated and customizable IT solutions in partnership with global specialists in ERP, warehouse management systems (WMS), customer relationship management (CRM) and mobility, offering a single-source solution.

“Epicor ERP helps businesses to be more agile and enables them to adapt quickly to change, manage processes and reduce costs in order to meet demanding market challenges,” said Johani Marais, channel manager for Epicor in Africa. “Continental Outdoor Media will now be able to consolidate data through a centralised database, streamline their operations and have more control and accountability with every transaction.”

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With 40 years of experience serving midmarket organizations and divisions of Global 1000 companies, 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 inspires customers to build lasting competitive advantage. 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

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Melissa Combrinck

Daihem PR (on behalf of Epicor)

+27 83 226 2433

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