Ultimate Software and Epicor announce strategic alliance

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Ultimate Software and Epicor Software have announced a strategic alliance whereby Epicor will label Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro solution under the brand ‘Epicor ePeople, Powered by UltiPro’.

As part of Epicor’s strategy to provide mid-market companies with a single-source solution for their enterprise software needs, Epicor will deliver Epicor ePeople, Powered by UltiPro with its existing ‘e by Epicor’ suite of applications. 
The suite includes Epicor eCommerce, Epicor eBackOffice, Epicor eFrontOffice, Epicor ePortal, Epicor eIntelligence and Epicor eIndustry, all of which enable companies to deploy e-business applications as an integral part of their overall enterprise infrastructures. Epicor ePeople, Powered by UltiPro allows customers to streamline human resource and payroll processes, easily report on and analyze business metrics, and provide web-based self-service to empower everyone in their organization. 

Epicor will market and sell the HRMS/payroll solution as a part of Ultimate’s recently introduced Powered by UltiPro program. It is a pre-packaged HRMS/payroll solution specifically designed to be co-branded by leading companies with products and services that complement UltiPro. 

“With over 40 joint customers, the decision to offer Epicor ePeople, Powered by UltiPro was a natural evolution in our relationship,” said John Hiraoka, senior vice president of marketing for Epicor. “Given the current focus on human capital management, expanding our offerings with an HRMS/payroll product as strong as UltiPro increases our value proposition and our competitive advantage.” 

According to Marc Scherr, vice chairman of Ultimate Software, Epicor is an ideal partner for the Powered by UltiPro program because it has a solid client base and recognizes the importance of web-based applications, especially those that face the entire organization. “Epicor has a solid reputation for leveraging the internet through advanced architecture, easy-to-use portals and e-business applications. With Epicor as a partner, we’re able to increase the distribution of UltiPro so that more businesses can experience strategic benefits from our leading HRMS/payroll solution.” 

As a stand-alone common component, ePeople is available to other Epicor back office solutions including Avanté and Vantage. 

Epicor is the largest provider of integrated enterprise and e-business software solutions exclusively for mid-market companies. By integrating leading edge eBusiness applications with advanced front office customer relationship management applications and back office ERP applications, Epicor provides midmarket companies with the complete solution they need to compete in the new internet economy. 

Founded in 1984, Epicor is ranked among the industry’s ten largest enterprise business solutions providers by industry analysts, with more than 30,000 customers worldwide. Epicor is headquartered at 195 Technology Drive, Irvine, California.
Ultimate Software delivers employee-centric e-business solutions, including UltiPro Web, UltiPro HRMS/Payroll and application hosting through IBM. It employs more than 400 people nationwide and has licensed its software to approximately 1,000 customers, servicing nearly 1,000,000 employees, including John Deere Information Systems, Chiquita Brands International, The Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks, Scottsdale Healthcare, The Florida Marlins Baseball Club and numerous Professional Employer Organizations. 

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