Date Added: Apr 2010
Epicor is a global software company that creates Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions for manufacturing firms and other customers. A growing number of Epicor customers wanted a more flexible version of Epicor 9, the company's flagship ERP solution. Epicor also sought to reduce the time it spent on framework development and wanted to lower the traffic to its Microsoft SQL Server database. The company took advantage of the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 development system and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, which includes a new version of the Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework. This software, which supports large data models, has greatly eased development for Epicor programmers and reduced SQL Server database requests by 90 percent.