Infotech Lead Middle East: Epicor Software, a provider of software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, has acquired Solarsoft Business Systems from Marlin Equity Partners.
Solarsoft provides enterprise resource planning (ERP) and management systems for manufacturing and distribution.
The acquisition of Solarsoft enables Epicor to provide business solutions for discrete manufacturing and distribution and wholesale management solutions in vertical industries including lumber and building materials, automotive, and print and packaging.
Moreover, Solarsoft’s manufacturing execution systems (MES) and intelligence solutions provide extended capabilities to measure, monitor and optimize 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 for process manufacturing will allow Epicor to accelerate initiatives in the regulated food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Additionally, Solarsoft brings significant 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.
“The acquisition is an excellent fit culturally and from a technology standpoint,” said Pervez Qureshi, president and CEO of Epicor.
Solarsoft delivers enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers in North America, Europe and Asia, and has over 400 employees, almost 2,000 customers, and annual revenues of approximately $90 million.
Collectively these companies will have over 22,000 customers and combined revenues approaching one billion dollars annually, making them part of one of the largest enterprise software providers worldwide.
“Combined with Epicor, our increased scale, expanded solutions portfolio, enhanced service offerings, and global infrastructure will drive even greater value to our customers, now and in the future,” said Shawn McMorran, CEO of Solarsoft.