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Portek International Selects Epicor to Support Engineering Business Growth

DUBLIN, CA and SINGAPORE — (Marketwired) — 08/12/13 — , a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, announced today that (Portek), a global midsize terminal operator and port equipment engineering solutions provider, has chosen the Epicor (ERP) solution to help the company further streamline its engineering business operations in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Headquartered in Singapore, Portek has offices in over 10 countries and approximately 1,400 employees throughout Africa, Europe and Asia. Besides operating and managing nine ports and inland cargo facilities globally, Portek is also a leading global provider of port equipment engineering services. Through its engineering arm, Portek has transported more than 250 cranes from one port to another across the world. Portek has also modified and modernized more than 500 cranes enabling such cranes to be more productive and efficient for the port operator.

Given its rapid global expansion, Portek required a centralized ERP solution for its engineering business which could consolidate the status of all its various operations and projects. The procurement of a new ERP system followed a major review of Portek-s business processes and operations last year.

“We have been searching for almost a year for a new ERP solution that would suit the growing needs of both our ports and engineering businesses,” said Mr. Tok Soon Chong, chief technical officer for Portek. “Besides budget and ease of implementation, our strict compliance to international rules and regulation was also a factor considered during the evaluation. We selected Epicor after much deliberation, because we believe Epicor ERP will maximize productivity across our engineering businesses and optimize resource planning, which will help us manage continued business growth.”

Epicor ERP will help Portek-s engineering business consolidate its disparate systems, giving management a single and consistent view of the business. For example, the new platform will link up Portek-s various warehouses, providing visibility into overall inventory levels and resource needs in real-time. This will enable Portek to improve supply chain planning and overall business efficiency, as well as reduce the cost of operations.

The new ERP solution is also expected to improve business management and planning by providing easy-to-use tools for reporting and cost analysis. Reports are currently done manually, with significant lag between the time information is submitted and the actual status in real-time. Epicor ERP will not only address the need for accurate real-time data, but also allow Portek to generate this intelligence with less man hours.

“We are pleased that Portek has chosen Epicor ERP to meet their strict requirements for compliance and comprehensive need for project management tools,” said Craig Charlton, vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific for Epicor. “Portek is on the cusp of tremendous growth and Epicor is excited to be a part of this important transformation. We look forward to working closely with the team at Portek, as they take the company to even greater heights.”

Portek will roll out Epicor ERP in Singapore first, followed by its offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia by the middle of next year. “Epicor provided us with a good overview of how the capabilities of its solution would meet our diverse needs. Epicor was also willing to conduct trials to ensure the new ERP platform is able to integrate well with our existing system. We are excited to experience the benefits that Epicor ERP will bring to our organization, and are confident that the solution will contribute significantly to our business transformation,” Mr. Tok concluded.

Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With 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), retail management software, 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 Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit .

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Lisa Preuss
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Epicor Software Corporation
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Safina Samian
Associate Account Director
Cohn & Wolfe XPR for Epicor
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