Australian company One Group Retail Experience has selected the award-winning Epicor 9 next-generation ERP solution from Epicor Software to support its thriving retail fit-out and manufacturing business throughout Australia.
Epicor Software Corporation is a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the mid-market including the Epicor 9 enterprise resource planning software.
One Group works closely with some of Australia’s largest and most dynamic retailers including Specsavers, The Just Group, Sportsgirl, The Lew Group, Telstra and Bankwest to create innovative and effective retail fit-outs and solutions in Australia and overseas.
Headquartered in Melbourne with approximately 300 employees, One Group also operates two retail manufacturing facilities on the east and west coast of Australia.
Formerly comprised of four businesses, Australasian Retail Projects, JRB Shopfitting, Focus Shopfitters and FINN, and now merged into a single entity, One Group recognised an inherent need to streamline and consolidate all business and IT processes across its four distinct business units.
The company required a centralised ERP platform with the flexibility and strength to provide a single point of accountability for all key business systems including financials, CRM, project management and inventory management among others.
After reviewing eight competing ERP systems in the market, Epicor was selected largely because of their portfolio of business software solutions, which would provide the scalability and flexibility One Group needed to meet key business challenges and opportunities.
Commenting on the choice, Ian Gamble, CEO of One Group said that Epicor was selected for a number of reasons including similar business culture, focus on innovation and world-class service, centralised nature of the ERP system as well as its cutting-edge technology base, all of which would ensure one point of truth across all business processes.
Craig Charlton, senior vice president of Asia Pacific operations for Epicor said that the flexibility and breadth of Epicor’s world-class integrated ERP software will support One Group with its continued growth and ongoing success.