PRODUCT PICKS: September 2014

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our picks for September 2014.

Epicor® Introduces Eagle N Series™

The Eagle N Series, Epicor’s next-generation retail management software for independent retail businesses extends Epicor Eagle by marrying the platform’s feature set and advanced business intelligence tools with a completely redesigned and simplified user interface. Epicor Eagle N Series aims to give independent retailers the advanced technology used by big box retailers at an affordable price point. According to the company, the new software gives independent retailers a comprehensive set of business management tools aimed at creating a seamless, customer-centric shopping experience. It also offers embedded business intelligence, simplified workflows, an integrated support bar with context sensitive access to online training, customer support and online user community, and an updated user interface.


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Interfor Launches Reserve Pine Products

 Following investments totaling more than $15 million since 2004 to upgrade its Gilchrist Mill, including $5 million in the last year, Interfor Corporation has launched its new line of Reserve Pine products. The Reserve Pine boards are manufacturered from slow-growing Lodgepole and Ponderosa Pine from the high plateau of central Oregon, said to give them a distinct grain pattern, tight knots and a golden color. Available in dimensions from 1×4 to 1×12, they have a moulded micro-eased 1/16th radius edge and are described as ideal for fascia, interior trim, general building construction and pattern blanks.