Epicor closes office

Having struggled in the crowded New Zealand ERP and CRM market for two years, business software company Epicor Software has closed its Auckland-based New Zealand office.

Having struggled in the crowded New Zealand ERP and CRM market for two years, business software company Epicor Software has closed its Auckland-based New Zealand office.

Epicor ANZ sales and marketing manager Jason du Preez says resellers Datacom and Eagle Technology will continue to sell the software.

"We had been supporting the New Zealand channel locally, and determined that the operations are in excellent shape for our solutions suite to be handled solely by them.”

The resellers support the complete e suite, covering financials, budgeting, distribution, manufacturing, sales and marketing and customer service solutions.

Epicor Australia New Zealand manager Harry Child has left the company and has been replaced by Du Preez.

Epicor sprang from the 1999 merger of Platinum Software and Dataworks and the closure is reminiscent of an identical move by Platinum in 1998. Then Platinum retrenched to Sydney leaving front line sales and support in the hands of Datacom and Eagle.

Platinum had had a strong connection with New Zealand having bought Kiwi accounting software developer Automation One in 1993. At one stage it had a team of eight software developers based in Auckland.

Epicor customers include Auckland University of Technology, National Library, Restaurant Brands, Treasury and The Warehouse.

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