Global Leader in Active Travel Chooses Supply Chain Solution

Backroads taps Epicor for streamlined accounting processes, multi-company and multi-currency capabilities

Irvine, CA July 25, 2005 Epicor Software Corp., a provider of integrated enterprise software solutions for the mid-market, today announced that Backroads, an active travel company that offers nearly 150 active itineraries for bicyclists, walkers, hikers and multi-sport enthusiasts in 34 countries around the world, has chosen Epicor Enterprise to manage and streamline its financial and operational resources.

Founded in 1979, Backroads began as a small, regional touring company that offered bike trips in the western United States and has grown to be the world's No. 1 active travel company. Today Backroads offers more than 1,400 scheduled departures annually with services ranging from Premiere Inn Trips at five-star hotels to Deluxe Camping Trips at scenic campgrounds where Backroads' leaders prepare meals and handle camp chores.

"We evaluated the Great Plains, Navision, Solomon and MAS 500 solutions and ultimately choose Epicor because it provides a strong financials and project accounting package, along with the multi-company and multi-currency functionality required to manage our international operations," said Robert Notte, vice president of IT at Backroads. "The Epicor solution will assist us in better budgeting and tracking trip costs through comprehensive project accounting functionality," said Karen Bennett, vice president of finance at Backroads.

Epicor provides enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software solutions to over 20,000 customers in over 140 countries.