MESA International announces new Keystone Sponsor.

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MESA International announced that Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, has joined MESA as a Gold Keystone Sponsor. According to Mike Yost, MESA President, Epicor's enterprise capabilities coupled with their manufacturing and MES domain expertise give them a valuable perspective that needs to be brought into the discussions impacting members.



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MESA International Announces New Keystone Sponsor



Epicor Software Corporation Joins Association's Leadership Ranks



CHANDLER, ARIZ. – Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International announced today that Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, has joined MESA as a Gold Keystone Sponsor.  Epicor will join other manufacturing execution/operations management leaders in driving the association forward as part of MESA's committees and working groups and its regional and international boards of directors.



Mike Yost, MESA President commented, "We're very excited to have Epicor join our organization as a Keystone Sponsor. Their enterprise capabilities coupled with their manufacturing and MES domain expertise give them a valuable perspective that needs to be brought into the discussions impacting our members.  I expect the Epicor voice to bring real value to our community."



Within the Epicor portfolio of business software solutions is the Epicor Mattec manufacturing execution system (MES) with out-of-the-box integration to the next-generation Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution providing a real-time, top-to-shop business system. Epicor Mattec is a configurable MES solution designed to meet the operational challenges in manufacturing including rubber and plastics, metals and automotive industries. The solution offers a comprehensive set of MES capabilities for production scheduling, machine operation and maintenance, quality management, and real-time analytics to monitor machines and analyze machine-related data such as overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), run rates, scrap, yield and energy consumption. The system captures data directly from machines and operators, and delivers real-time production metrics and real-time operations analytics in an easy-to-digest visual manner. Manufacturers use Epicor Mattec to improve on-time delivery, quality, reduce scrap and boost product throughput, helping them deliver the right product, at the right time, at the right cost.



Tom Muth, senior product marketing manager at Epicor, said, "MESA's mission of helping its members drive performance and profitability in their organizations through best practice sharing, thought leadership, and industry dialogue aligns with Epicor objectives.  We see the value, not only in the solutions we provide to our global customers, but also in ensuring manufacturers from different industries and of different sizes and geographies can all learn from each other.  We feel we can help MESA accomplish that goal."



About MESA

MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International is a global, not-for-profit community of manufacturers, producers, industry leaders and solution providers who are focused on improving Operations Management capabilities through the effective application of Information Technologies, IT-based solutions and best practices. To accomplish this, we:

Enable members to connect, contribute, cultivate understanding, and exchange strategies to drive operations excellence.

Collect, share, and publish best practices and guidance to drive greater productivity and the overall profitability of the manufacturing enterprise.



Educate the marketplace on manufacturing operations best practices through the MESA Global Education Program.



For more information about MESA, visit www.mesa.org.



About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, 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 provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

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