Epicor Software Corp. and Village Green Global Inc. have entered into a strategic alliance to extend Epicor's enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite in the area of sustainability. The venture will help companies to identify, analyze, audit, track, manage, benchmark and report on carbon emissions, environmental impact and energy consumption. Village Green specializes in business carbon accounting, using an internationally recognized system for carbon analysis and trading. Its services help customers to monitor electricity use, water consumption, transportation, natural gas, waste and other factors related to saving energy. The companies' goal is to assist businesses in becoming more energy efficient, while complying with a wide range of environmental regulations, such as Australia's National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act, Europe's Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) and Restriction, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, and proposed regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to limit industrial greenhouse gases. In addition to its ERP suite, Epicor provides software for customer relationship management, supply-chain management and retail activities.
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