Epicor Software Corp. announced on January 5, 2015 that its acquisition of ShopVisible has been completed. The company first announced the acquisition on Dec. 11, 2014.
ShopVisible is expected to expand Epicor's position in extended omni-channel solutions for midsize and large retail chains ShopVisible customers include leading and emerging global and domestic retailers and branded manufacturers such as 3M, Liberty Hardware, Tempur-Pedic, Bluemercury, Hue, Atwoods, and Plow & Hearth.
"The acquisition of ShopVisible provides key capabilities supporting Epicor's vision of a converged commerce platform to serve today's connected shoppers," said Noel Goggin, general manager, Epicor Retail. "We now can offer retailers all the elements they need for omni-channel retailing through real-time interaction among our point of sale (POS), mobile POS, Enterprise Selling, eCommerce, Mobile Commerce, CRM, Sales Audit Merchandising, and Warehouse Management solutions."
The upward trajectory of connected shoppers continues. According to a recent report by Gartner, Inc., “The worldwide market for digital commerce applications is growing at 14% CAGR, reflecting the high priority that organizations place in digital commerce investments.” Furthermore, “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.”