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Epicor to acquire Solarsoft Business Systems

Dublin, Calif.-based Epicor Software Corp., will acquire privately held Solarsoft Business Systems from Marlin Equity Partners.

Solarsoft is a specialist in midmarket enterprise resource planning (ERP) and management systems for manufacturing and distribution. The acquisition of Solarsoft is expected to close in 45 days.

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 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 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. 

“Solarsoft shares our customer-centric focus and product strategy to protect customer’s investments in our solutions, while delivering unprecedented choice and flexibility,” said Pervez Qureshi, president and CEO of Epicor. “The acquisition is an excellent fit culturally and from a technology standpoint. Both companies offer deep industry expertise, and are committed to building long-term relationships with customers, providing next-generation capabilities and enabling technologies -- on-premise, on-demand, hosted or in the cloud -- that customers need as their businesses evolve.”

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