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Epicor to acquire Solarsoft Business Systems

Epicor Software Corporation will acquire privately held Solarsoft Business Systems.

Solarsoft is a specialist in midmarket enterprise resource planning (ERP) and management systems for manufacturing and distribution.

Epicor offers business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations.

The acquisition of Solarsoft extends Epicor’s position as a provider of end-to-end enterprise business solutions for discrete manufacturing and distribution and wholesale management solutions in key vertical industries including lumber and building materials, automotive, and print and packaging.

Solarsoft’s manufacturing execution systems (MES) and intelligence solutions provide extended capabilities to measure, monitor and optimise production and manufacturing operations through real-time data collection, analysis and performance tracking whether in a single facility or across a globally distributed enterprise.

Solarsoft’s solutions and expertise in process manufacturing will allow Epicor to accelerate initiatives in the highly regulated food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries.

Additionally, Solarsoft brings expertise and resources to support the delivery of both Solarsoft and Epicor cloud-based ERP, software as a service (SaaS), hosting, and managed services offerings.

Solarsoft delivers modern enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers and has over 400 employees, almost 2,000 customers, and annual revenues of approximately US$90 million.

Solarsoft offers solutions in the areas of automotive parts to packaging, life sciences, fresh food, electrical components, lumber and building materials.

“Collectively we will have over 22,000 customers and combined revenues approaching one billion dollars annually, making us part of one of the largest enterprise software providers worldwide,” said Shawn McMorran, CEO of Solarsoft.

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