Leading Office Furniture Manufacturer Selects Epicor

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Corporate Furniture Innovators and Manufacturers to Use  Epicor ERP to Enhance Production and Greener Manufacturing Processes

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, October 9, 2014 — Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Ergoform, one of South Africa’s leading office furniture innovators and manufacturers will deploy the Epicor next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to manage its state-of-the-art manufacturing operations. The implementation will be carried out by New Era Solutions, member of the Epicor Inspired Partner Network and an Epicor value-added reseller for over ten years.

Founded over 20 years ago, Ergoform has become synonymous with cutting edge office furniture design and manufacturing using the very latest equipment and software technology. Ergoform was voted the top South African company for Innovation and Technology in 2011 and in September 2014 was named the winner for the Western Cape in the prestigious Productivity SA award for emerging companies. Ergoform’s philosophy is that since people spend so much time in the office, it makes sense to have nothing less than a comfortable chair, ergonomically designed desk and neat storage arrangement to set the stage for a productive work day.

“Our world class product offering combined with business system excellence guarantees our clients the latest designs, product consistency and excellent service,” said Leon Roodt, CEO of Ergoform. “We also continuously strive to make our manufacturing processes greener. This starts with designing products using less material volume and eliminating materials that are potentially harmful to people and the environment. Then we source raw materials from certified ‘green’ suppliers. Our biggest challenge is implementing environmentally responsible practices without increasing costs.”

“Epicor offers the ultimate combination of functionality and usability, which were both key requirements for Ergoform,” said Johani Marais, channel manager for Epicor in Africa. “This is backed up with New Era Solution’s expertise and sterling track record. Built on the principles of collaboration, choice, responsiveness, simplicity and mobility, Epicor ERP inspires manufacturers worldwide to become more agile and gain a competitive edge.”

New Era Solutions 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 adapt quickly to change, manage processes and reduce costs in order to meet demanding market challenges,” said Stuart Scanlon, sales and marketing director for New Era Solutions. “It is also very scalable and flexible which means that it grows with your business and its expanding needs.”

 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

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Contact:      Melissa Combrinck

Daheim Communication

(on behalf of Epicor in South Africa)

+27 83 226 2433

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