Irvine, Calif. Epicor Software announced that apparel retailer Glik's has selected the Epicor Retail Software as a Service (SaaS) solution to provide its Midwest retail locations with software and hosting infrastructure and services to help drive improved efficiencies and processes throughout its retail operations.
The Epicor solution, which delivers Epicor's integrated store, merchandising, planning, audit & operations management and CRM modules, was chosen to support Glik’s ongoing expansion, which averages four to six new store openings each year. To further drive efficiencies, Glik's is also leveraging electronic data interchange services via Epicor alliance partner TIE Kinetix, providing Epicor SaaS clients with an array of integrated "on demand" tools and services to allow clients to automate the way business documents are exchanged throughout the supply chain.
"To support our growth, we needed to update and expand IT systems, but didn't have the right IT structure in place, nor did we want to build one," said Darryl Gerstenecker, CIO/CFO, Glik's, which operates 53 stores throughout the Midwest. "Epicor's SaaS solutions offer a tremendous value proposition for small- to medium-sized retailers. We now have an end-to-end integrated solution being managed by a team of retail software experts -- giving us best-of-breed capabilities and technology 'muscle' used by large retailers."
With minimal up-front cost and turnkey service and support, the Epicor Retail SaaS delivery model provides retailers with access to Epicor's suite of solutions for the specialty retail marketplace while reducing the dependency on onsite retail IT infrastructure. The "pay as you go" SaaS pricing model eliminates the need to amortize the cost of "traditional" software licenses, resulting in significant total cost of ownership advantages.