Epicor brings cloud hosting to CNRG retailers

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Dublin, Calif.-based Epicor Software Corp. announced the company’s first major implementation of Epicor Eagle delivered in a software as a service (SaaS) hosted environment. Home Hardware Center, the first retailer of Central Network Retail Group (CNRG) to undergo the hosted solution conversion, successfully completed integration in early February 2013.

CNRG, founded in Mississippi in 2011, operates 41 home center and hardware stores in seven Southern states -- 38 of those currently operate using Epicor solutions.

CNRG CEO Boyden Moore said the retail group challenged Epicor to come up with a solution to fit CNRG’s business.

“We feel strongly that a cloud-based or hosted solution provides a better infrastructure for the speed and flexibility our company needs,” Moore said. “Epicor was able to fulfill that requirement by offering us the Epicor Eagle hosting service for our 21 Home Hardware Center stores. The transition from our server to the hosted server was extremely smooth.” 

The company’s critical business data is located in an Epicor Tier-4 datacenter that provides significant redundancy and fault-tolerance in regards to power, network circuits, backups, security and server hardware.

Hosted solutions can provide significant time savings over on-premise environments, which allows for more time to focus on driving business initiatives and serving customers,” said Craig McCollum, executive VP and general manager, retail distribution solutions for Epicor.

“In today’s businesses, every resource must be weighed in order to operate at maximum efficiency with cost effectiveness at the top-of-mind,” he said.

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