Benefits and Insights

Why use Epicor Prophet 21?

Key differentiators & advantages of Epicor Prophet 21

Next-Generation Business Software for Wholesale Distributors
Prophet 21 enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is designed to address the challenges of today’s dynamic distribution industry?enabling distributors to take full advantage of modern, cloud-ready technologies to help them grow profitable businesses faster. Epicor is uniquely positioned to help you achieve the business results you need to sustain a long-term competitive advantage and growth.

Epicor Prophet 21 2017 runs on any browser, improving usability and mobility while allowing distributors access from any device, anywhere. It’s built on industry leading, proven SaaS technologies for lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and continuous improvement?a future-proof platform for digitalization of your business needs today and well into the future.

As a cloud-based solution, it provides greater flexibility to scale, extend, customize, and configure it to work the way you work with full extensibility throughout the stack via an application programming interface (API) that will give businesses the ability to add specialized vertical functionality for core or adjacent markets.

Dedicated Tenancy Cloud Option 
Epicor is also offering a dedicated tenancy deployment option which allows organizations to securely meet their need for scalability and customization in a cloud-based platform. In contrast to the multi-tenant model, which achieves significant scale economies by deploying clients on the same application server and the same database, dedicated tenancy provides each client its own database, with the dynamic elasticity and cost benefits of shared application servers. It is best suited for organizations with complex business processes and software needs for functions such as accounting, financial reporting, distribution, or manufacturing. 

This deployment method allows customers the benefits of strong isolation; ease of on-premises to cloud conversion, point-in-time restores, and greater control of upgrade timing. Moreover, with isolated processes per tenancy, customers can create and utilize customizations without affecting other customers in the server network.

Designed for your industry
The Epicor Prophet 21 system is designed to streamline the various distribution processes in today’s dynamic supply chain. Epicor provides industry-leading solutions for emerging distributors, midsized companies, and subsidiaries of large multinationals. Epicor Prophet 21 has more out-of-the-box distribution capabilities built in than any other software on the market—vessel & container cost tracking, sales tax, PO variance queues, kitting, assembly and production orders, job management, VMI, buying trend analysis, special project pricing, and more—all integrated in an end-to-end solution just for distributors. A feature-rich application with specific depth in a number of industries, the Prophet 21 system has been developed to manage the requirements of distribution verticals including:

  • Fasteners
  • Fluid Power
  • HVAC
  • Industrial
  • Jan/San
  • Medical Supply/Pharmaceuticals
  • Paper and Packaging
  • Petroleum 
  • Tile and Flooring
  • Safety Supply

 Deep functionality built for distributors
The Epicor Prophet 21 system is a complete, effective and efficient end-to-end business management solution, designed for today’s distributor in a single application with a number of ways to extend the system beyond these capabilities:

  • Mobility
  • eCommerce
  • Deep analytics and business intelligence
  • Financial Management
  • CRM
  • Order Management
  • Pricing
  • Purchase Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Service Management

New developments: world-class eCommerce, powerful business intelligence, mobility
Epicor Commerce Connect, a state-of-the-art Magento-based eCommerce platform, for Prophet 21 changes the game for B2B eCommerce in the distribution world—allowing distributors to deliver a world class user experience with a total eCommerce solution that is delivered with total back-office integration.

The newest product for Prophet 21, Epicor Data Analytics, offers powerful mobile functionality and enhanced BI and analytical tools to drive growth and profitability for distributors—using the business data already in the Epicor Prophet 21 system. With responsive connectivity to your mobile devices, this cloud-based solution comes fully integrated with Prophet 21 for a quick ROI for today’s fast-moving business.
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