Epicor Software Corporation, a provider of business software solutions for retail, manufacturing, distribution and services has agreed to acquire Atlanda-based ShopVisible, a provider of cloud retail order management and digital commerce solutions.
Mentioned on Epicor’s website, “ShopVisible in combination with Epicor’s retail transaction, enterprise and analytics systems will help retailers in optimizing customer experience for consumers across mobile devices, channels and interaction points.”
The combined companies are expected to generate the retail industry’s integrated end-to-end cloud-based solution for omnichannel retailers with the assistance of ShopVisible’s order management capabilities and Epicor’s point of sale mobile POS, omnichannel enterprise selling, merchandising and warehouse management solutions.
A report by Gartner, noted, “The worldwide market for digital commerce applications is growing at 14% CAGR, reflecting the high priority that organizations place in digital commerce investments,” as outlined on Epicor’s website. “SaaS digital commerce platforms are popular among small to midsize organizations, as well as an increasing number of large enterprises. Roughly 20% of implementations are estimated to be delivered using SaaS, and that number is growing.”
ShopVisible provides a complete digital platform with extensive built-on functionality for B2C and B2B ecommerce and responsive mobile commerce sites. Content management, product information, management, ratings and reviews, wish list management, automated subscriptions with renewals and shipping are accessible within the solution. The platform also contains packaged integrations to leading third party systems leveraging modern standard published web services and file-based interfaces.
ShopVisible customers drive hundreds of millions of dollars of gross merchandise annually, including leading emerging global and domestic retailers and branded manufacturers such as 3M, Liberty Hardware, Tempur-Pedic, Bluemercury, Hue, Awtwoods and Plow & Hearth.