Epicor To Host Global Customer Conference In Las Vegas

Insights 2012 will feature manufacturing, distribution, and services industry leaders offering perspectives on a wide range of topics . . .

“Insights 2012” Brings Together Leaders in Innovation from the Distribution, Manufacturing, Retail and Services Industries

Dublin, CA - Epicor Software Corporation is hosting the largest global customer conference in the company’s 40-year history, Insights 2012. Epicor expects to welcome more than 3,000 users of its enterprise resource planning (ERP), human capital management (HCM), and retail solutions to Caesars Palace Las Vegas, May 6-9.  The global conference hosted by Epicor president and CEO Pervez Qureshi, represents the combination of the former Epicor® Perspectives and Activant Summit into a single event encompassing the entire business value chain -- from supply through to demand.

“For the first time, we are bringing together all parts of the extended value chain to interact and learn from each other,” said Qureshi. “Insights 2012 will offer more opportunities for our customers worldwide to network across products and industries. We are incredibly excited to invite everyone to get informed and inspired by exploring new technologies and products, exchange insights and strategies for driving performance and productivity throughout their business.”

Insights 2012 will feature manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industry leaders offering perspectives on a wide range of topics including cloud computing, customer service and segmentation, enterprise IT management, human capital management, industrial manufacturing, integrated supply, sales and marketing optimization, strategic pricing, and more.

Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, will provide the Monday, May 7, keynote address on technology and how to spur innovation in your business.. Diamandis is a key figure in the development of the personal spaceflight industry, and winner of the 2007 Arthur C. Clarke Award for Innovation, the 2006 (inaugural) Heinlein Award, the 2006 Lindbergh Award, the 2006 Wired RAVE Award, and the 2006 Neil Armstrong Award for Aerospace Achievement and Leadership. He has created many space-related organizations, including the X PRIZE Foundation, an educational nonprofit prize institute whose mission is “to create radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.” The foundation is best known for the Ansari X Prize, a competition to launch a reusable, manned spacecraft into space twice within two weeks. This was the first private-sector manned spaceflight.

Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large, FORTUNE Magazine and author, Talent is Overated, will provide the Tuesday, May 8 keynote address. An award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on today’s most significant trends in business, Colvin has become one of America’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, globalization, wealth creation, the infotech revolution, and related issues. His groundbreaking bestseller, Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else, received the Harold A. Longman Award for Best Business Book of the Year and has been published in a dozen languages. Colvin was also named one of the 100 most influential figures in corporate governance by Directorship magazine. He has engaged hundreds of audiences on six continents, and is a skilled on-stage interviewer whose subjects have included Jack Welch, Henry Kissinger, Richard Branson, the Prince of Wales, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, Steve Case, Ted Turner, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and many others.

Other Insights keynote presentations will be given by Epicor President and CEO Pervez Qureshi, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer John Hiraoka, EVP and General Manager Kevin Roach, EVP of Research and Development Paul Farrell, and Vice President Retail Product Marketing Ian Rawlins.

In addition, Emmy® award-winning comedian Dana Carvey will perform at the conference on Tuesday night, May 8. He became a regular on “Saturday Night Live “in 1986, and spent seven very successful seasons establishing his best-known characters: The Church Lady, Hans from bodybuilding duo Hans and Franz, Grumpy Old Man, and Garth, the Most Excellent Co-Host to Mike Myers in the immensely popular “Wayne’s World.” In addition to these characters, Carvey has received widespread praise for his uncanny comedic impersonations of such political figures as George and George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ross Perot and Ronald Reagan, as well as Johnny Carson, Andy Rooney, Regis Philbin and Casey Kasem, as seen on “SNL,” his HBO special, and on Jay Leno and David Letterman.

Insights attendees will benefit from:

  • Hands-on training sessions to learn how to get more from their Epicor solutions; also offering extended education sessions the weekend prior to Insights at only $250 (valued at $500)

  • Meetings with Epicor experts for help in effective streamlining of processes and operations.

  • Networking with fellow attendees to discuss common challenges and share solutions.

Epicor customers will also have the opportunity to select from dedicated education tracks focused specifically on their products and solutions. A Solutions Pavilion will highlight new and add-on products and services, Epicor partners’ booths, and hands-on troubleshooting to address individual questions.

The global conference brings together Epicor customers, partners, and industry and product experts for a focused exchange of plans, tactics, strategies, solutions, and insights -- all focused on extending the value of the investment customers make in Epicor business software solutions. For more information, visit http://insights.epicor.com and follow the event on Twitter @Epicor_Insights.

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With nearly 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), point of sale (POS), 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 California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.