May 25, 2011

Defiance and Epicor partner to set up Center of Excellence for Next-Generation Enterprise Software Solutions

New Delhi: Defiance Technologies Limited, a Hinduja Group Company, has partnered with Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, to launch the Epicor 9, the next-generation Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite in India. As part of this partnership, Defiance has also set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Epicor in Chennai, India.

This partnership harnesses significant synergies emerging from Epicor's rich capabilities in developing enterprise solutions software for businesses worldwide and Defiance's ERP consulting and implementation expertise using the global delivery model.
A significant highlight of the Defiance - Epicor Center of Excellence will be its role in adapting the Epicor 9 suite to India-specific functionalities, for Indian customers to benefit from a world class ERP product suited to India specific requirements and at the same time benefit from reduced implementation cost and time.

In addition, Defiance's Epicor certified team of consultants will provide worldwide implementation and support services to Epicor clients leveraging the products, processes and domain knowledge available in this CoE.

Subu D Subramanian, MD and CEO, Defiance Technologies said, "With the robust growth of the Indian economy, global companies are eyeing India as a significant market opportunity. There is an increasing awareness in the Indian industry to invest in the latest enterprise solutions technology for global competitiveness. In this context, we are happy to note that Epicor is introducing its state-of-the-art ERP solutions suite for the Indian market at a most opportune time. We are delighted to partner with Epicor to set up the Defiance Epicor Centre of Excellence to support their product development initiatives and to service Epicor's customers globally.”

Roy Shooter, Senior Vice President, EMEA Operations, Epicor Software said, "Thanks to Defiance, we have been able to launch a locally compliant next-generation ERP solution in India. Designed to enable customers to focus on growth opportunities rather than the administrative backbone of their business, Epicor helps them to quickly realize tangible and sustainable results. Indian companies can now benefit from Epicor's modern and flexible ERP platform and Defiance's Centre of Excellence will support them both now and in the future.”

"I am extremely pleased with this strategic partnership with Defiance. I am delighted with the inauguration of this CoE. My teams are looking forward to collaborate with the CoE for our global consulting opportunities. I am sure this is not only going to benefit Epicor but also all our existing and new customers by leveraging defiance's solution lead consulting expertise , their domain capability and the CoE's strategic geographic location”, added, Dave Fogel, Senior Vice President, Global PS & Consulting.