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Epicor 9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series outlined Epicor 9 (a.k.a., Epicor ERP [evaluate this product]), Epicor Software’s next-generation converged product suite. A similar

what are databases  if desired. Dear readers, what are your views, comments, and opinions about Epicor’s lofty strategy? If you are an existing user, I would appreciate you sharing your experiences with any Epicor solution mentioned above or the company in general.

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