AUSTIN, Texas Epicor Software Corp. has been selected as Business Technology Partner of the Year by the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (Alliance), one of the world’s largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations. The award recognizes the role Epicor played throughout 2013, helping extend the competitive benefits of the leading-edge Alliance Technology Suite.
Epicor has been a key technology provider to the Alliance for more than a decade. The companies recently signed a multi-year agreement covering product data, business intelligence and connectivity solutions. Several Alliance shareholders also rely on a variety of Epicor business management solutions, including Epicor Eagle and Epicor Vision.
“The Alliance continues to innovate and lead the aftermarket with highly advanced business technologies for our shareholders, and Epicor has played a vital role in helping us expand the competitive benefits of these solutions,” said Alliance Chief Information Officer Dale Hopkins. “Their expertise within the automotive aftermarket, and a talented team, have helped us achieve our business goals.”
Epicor and the Alliance have collaborated in the development of a wide range of innovative business intelligence capabilities, including the award-winning Alliance Data Warehouse, comprehensive inventory planning and modeling tools, and vertical category management initiatives. The Alliance is a longtime user of the industry-leading Epicor replacement parts database and other product intelligence solutions.
“The Alliance team has a deep understanding and appreciation for the ever increasing role of technology in today’s aftermarket industry,” said Scott Thompson, vice president, automotive, retail distribution solutions for Epicor. “We are proud to have earned their trust as we collaborate in developing new business intelligence solutions for use in every Alliance shareholder business.”