Epicor Acquires Auto Parts Software Firm

Epicor Software, the developer of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software which has major operations in Irvine, said Thursday that it has acquired Internet AutoParts (IAP), a developer of business-to-business e-commerce software for the automotive replacements parts distribution market. Epicor did not announce any financial terms of the acquisition. Internet AutoParts' software is used by automotive parts distributors and dealers to manage reordering of parts. Epicor is now headquartered in Dublin, California, after the company was acquired by private equity firm Apax Partners in early 2011, and combined with Activant Soultions; the company still has sizeable Orange County operations.