Several times each week, I encounter a business or IT leader struggling to manage customizations made to their existing ERP solution. This challenge isn’t limited to any particular size of organization, industry niche or operational maturity, but it is common among distributors running Prophet 21®. ERP software has become a fundamental requirement of running a […]
When it comes to IT solutions, most businesses rely on one of three options: 1) They have a dedicated in-house IT employee or team, 2) an outsourced managed services provider (MSP) or 3) nothing at all. There is, however, a fourth option, especially relevant for companies using P21™: co-managed IT. This hybrid option gives you […]
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Prophet 21 2021.1 release marks a permanent shift away from the Desktop. Here’s how to get ready.
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 […]
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. […]