Epicor’s recent upgrades to Prophet 21® marked an important evolution for the ERP software. Last summer, we wrote how the new Prophet 21 2017 .NET framework web-enables P21 with many benefits, but cautioned that you should transition slowly to allow time to test some of its web-based functionality. We have taken the approach of selecting a few […]
As you likely know, anyone in your organization working with Prophet 21® should handle its underlying SQL database with extreme care. One of the best ways to protect it is to create more than one P21™ database for different purposes. In this post, I’ll look at how multiple, separate P21 databases work in practice with […]
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Epicor recently announced a new version of Prophet 21®, its ERP for distributors. Prophet 21 2017 offers some exciting changes that make upgrading worthwhile — although for now, you should probably only test some promising web-based functionality. Here’s a brief overview of what has caught our attention and how you should approach updating your system. […]
As an ERP platform for wholesale distributors, Prophet 21® offers many powerful features and digital tools for managing your business. One often-overlooked but extremely valuable capability is adding alerts. Let’s take a look at a few scenarios, and how this kind of automation could help your business become more efficient. P21 alert basics Prophet 21 manages alerts […]
Data analytics is transforming many types of business, enabling companies to measure nearly anything. But as any manager knows, data is not the same as insights. You need to have the right information to understand business performance and make better decisions. Too much data can also cloud your thinking. As an ERP system, Prophet 21® has always offered […]
For all the features and efficiencies that Prophet 21® provides distributors, not everyone picks up how to use it right away. It requires a lot of training. But as your operations’ central nervous system, it must work for you and your users to stay productive. So when something gets glitchy, troubleshooting P21 and the user’s whole desktop experience quickly […]