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Activant Solutions Inc.

A developer of business management software.

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This developer has been merged with Epicor Software.

NEW YORK, NY, April 4, 2011, Funds advised by Apax Partners… today announced that they have entered into definitive agreements to acquire Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC)… and Activant Solutions, Inc. The combined transaction is valued at approximately $2 billion. Apax intends to combine Activant and Epicor to create one of the largest global providers of enterprise applications focused on the manufacturing, distribution, services and retail sectors. Following completion of the merger, the combined company will be named Epicor Software Corporation and will no longer be a publicly traded company. It will have over 30,000 customers and $825 million in annual revenues.

“Apax Partners to Acquire Epicor Software Corporation and Activant Solutions, Inc.” Apax Partners.

Activant provides technology solutions and services to more than 4,200 wholesale distributors throughout North America. A leading technology provider for the distribution industry, Activant develops comprehensive enterprise software solutions to help you improve customer service and maximize the return on your technology investment. The company also offers an Internet trading network that expedites sourcing, expands geographic reach, and streamlines transactions between distributors and manufacturers. Activant solutions are backed by a host of professional services, including support, consulting, and educational programs.

In addition to wholesale distribution, Activant provides technology solutions and services to the hardlines and lumber and automotive parts aftermarket industries.

Activant Enterprise Solutions

Activant offers enterprise software solutions that provide you with powerful, highly customizable applications that streamline business processes and transaction costs to maximize profits and growth.

If your company is a distribution business, Prophet 21™, a Windows-based platform that utilizes SQL Server, was developed especially for companies like yours. Features include order and inventory management, purchasing, pricing, financial management, customer relationship management, business reporting and analysis, e-business, warehouse management, and much more.

Eclipse, a fully integrated, real-time business management solution, was developed especially for wholesalers. Eclipse provides best-of-breed technology for large wholesalers. Features include order management, inventory management, warehouse management, purchasing, financial management, customer relationship management, business reporting and analysis, PDA integration, and e-business.

All of Activant’s enterprise software solutions may be implemented on-site, or accessed via the Internet through a Hardware Hosting option.

Activant’s Internet Trading Network

Activant is shaping the next phase of Internet commerce within the durable goods industry through its Internet trading network, Trading Partner Connect. Trading Partner Connect streamlines the commerce process between distributors, manufacturers/suppliers, and end-users, thereby increasing sales and improving customer service while reducing operating costs. Through Trading Partner Connect, distributors can access millions of items, enabling them to compete on a larger scale and improve customer service. Distributors further benefit from eliminated EDI VAN charges and dead stock reduction. Trading Partner Connect also provides distributors with a Web-based storefront to give end-users online customer service as well as ordering capabilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Industry-Specific Functionality

Activant offers solutions specific to the durable goods distribution industry, with functionality designed to address the requirements of your unique business objectives. The robust functionality of all of Activant’s solutions target the industrial, fasteners, electrical, medical, plumbing, HVAC, tile, fluid power, janitorial, paper, packaging, and general distribution.

Professional Services

All Activant solutions are backed by a host of Professional Services designed to maximize your return on technology investment.

Activant Consulting helps distributors streamline daily operations. In addition to assisting with the implementation process, consultants can provide insight into how your company can best utilize your solutions, hardware, and the Internet.

Activant Support includes a comprehensive Web-based solutions database, which you can search 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, solution experts are available to answer your questions over the phone during normal business hours.

Activant Education features a Custom Education Program to help you meet your company’s specific needs, a blended suite educational courseware, and Summit, an annual conference for customers.

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  • Activant Eclipse

    A web-based software system designed by Activant Solutions Inc. for distribution/wholesale trade companies.

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    • Activant Prophet 21

      A web-based software system designed by Activant Solutions Inc. for distribution/wholesale trade companies.

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