Epicor Software Corp., Dublin, Calif., says Crescent Electric Supply Co., East Dubuque, Ill., has selected the Epicor Eclipse ERP system to replace the custom in-house ERP system it has been using since 1965. A company release announcing the installation says Epicor will provide Crescent Electric Supply with a scalable business management system for 1,200 users initially, and that the company will join the 50% of EW's Top 200 that currently run Eclipse ERP system.

This installation is one of Epicor's largest in the electrical market. The largest is Rexel Holdings USA, Dallas. Kathy Lang, Epicor's marketing communications manager, told Electrical Wholesaling that US Electrical Services Inc. (USESI), Hartford Conn., is also one of the bigger electrical distributors that runs its operations on an Epicor/Eclipse ERP system.

In the press release, Crescent Electric's Martin Burbridge, president and CEO, said, “Our order processing and business software is one of the most fundamental tools we use every day, and while our mainframe system has served us well for many years, we feel the time is right to move to a new-generation software offering. Therefore, we have partnered with Epicor to leverage the Eclipse solution to advance our operations to the next level of excellence.

“It will allow us to do our jobs better, faster and with a greater degree of accuracy, and our customers will benefit from the change in vastly improved customer service and data access. We will gain many features that would take years to build if we remained on our current system, and every employee of Crescent Electric will be a part of this move to drive our company to greater efficiency and profitability.”

Kevin Roach, Epicor's executive V.P. and general manager, ERP Americas, said in the press release that two companies Crescent recently acquired also run Eclipse. “Input from the company's recent acquisitions of Stoneway Electric Supply and BA Electric Supply, who already utilize Eclipse, was extremely valuable,” he said.