LandscapeHub, the Chicago-based digital marketplace for the landscaping, nursery and retail garden center industry and Epicor Software Corporation, Austin, Texas, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software, have announced that they are working to form a strategic alliance. The agreement is intended to allow Epicor retailers to streamline their plant purchasing and selling by linking the two company’s systems.
The parties expect their integration availability plans will be released later in 2020.
“LandscapeHub has created the industry’s first standardized plant database, which we expect to help our customers bridge the gap between landscape businesses and retail stores and take advantage of the digital supply chain,” says Sam Kirkland, strategic relationship manager for Epicor. “Our work and alliance with LandscapeHub are designed to allow Epicor retail customers to enhance their plant purchasing and selling processes and provides an added benefit to leverage the company’s plant and purchasing data.”
Landscape and nursery professionals across the country use LandscapeHub to source, estimate and order plants and landscape materials from hundreds of available suppliers. Through a partnership with Epicor, LandscapeHub will be able to further expand its user base and provide Epicor users with the convenience of being a part of a digital supply chain for green goods. It is also expected that this will drive greater supply chain visibility, better pricing for landscape retailers and faster procurement of goods and services.
“Professionals around the world have embraced Epicor to power the way they manage their businesses,” says Lisa Fiore, CEO and cofounder of LandscapeHub. “We are excited about and expect our partnership with Epicor will make it easier than ever to collaborate seamlessly across the two platforms, giving the nursery and landscape industry the ability to get more done.”
“As an Epicor customer, this relationship will give me an easy way to access information across both systems to make my business and other garden center businesses more profitable and operate more efficiently,” says Brian Riddle, president, Homestead Gardens and an Epicor customer for 40 years. “I’m looking forward to having the ability to access LandscapeHub’s plant database and ordering capabilities from within my Epicor solution.”