Epicor Named Title Sponsor of 2017 AWDA Business and Education Conference

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 22, 2017 — The Auto Care Association announced today that Epicor Software Corporation will be title sponsor of the 2017 Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Business and Education Conference, October 28-30, 2017, at the Venetian Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Epicor, a leading provider of technology solutions developed specifically for motor vehicle parts and service businesses, is the first title sponsor in the 70-year history of the conference.

“We are proud to step forward in support of this critical annual event for the parts distribution community and leading industry suppliers,” said Scott Thompson, vice president, automotive, analytics and content, Epicor. “The AWDA conference has a long and impressive history, but it has perhaps never been more important than in today’s extraordinarily dynamic business environment, where channel partners must carefully align their resources and strategies to meet their growth objectives.”

Epicor’s investment in the conference corresponds with aggressive expansion of its industry data analytics capabilities for automotive parts and service businesses. The company is the leading provider of data warehouse services and related business and industry analytics for suppliers, program groups, warehouse distributors and service chains. Epicor is also an industry leader in software platforms, eCatalog content and eCommerce solutions.

“Epicor is a longtime partner to our members and the entire auto care industry, and we are very pleased to be able to rely on their support in making this year’s conference our best yet,” said Larry Northup, AAP, executive director of AWDA and senior director of community engagement for the Auto Care Association.

The annual AWDA Business and Education Conference hosts more than 2,000 individual one-on-one meetings scheduled during two days, and represents the auto care industry’s single, most efficient venue for warehouse distributors and their suppliers to conduct real business.

To learn more about the 2017 conference, please visit www.autocare.org/awdaconference.

About Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation drives business growth. We provide flexible, industry-specific software designed around the needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than 40 years of experience with our customers’ unique business processes and operational requirements are built into every solution―in the cloud or on premises. With this deep understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions manage complexity, increase efficiency, and free up resources so you can focus on growth. For more information, connect with Epicor or visit www.epicor.com.

About AWDA

AWDA is the oldest organized group of warehouse distributors for the motor vehicle aftermarket, along with their respective suppliers of parts, accessories and other supplies. Through networking and educational programs, market research and communication tools, legislative and regulatory support, consumer education and much more, AWDA’s goals are centered on member growth.

About the Auto Care Industry

Based in Bethesda, Md., the Auto Care Association has nearly 3,000 member companies that represent some 150,000 automotive businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials and supplies, and perform vehicle service and repair. Visit www.autocare.org.


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SOURCE Auto Care Association

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