Epicor P21 Review: Is it a Fit for My Company?

Today’s post is an Epicor P21 Review.  You may be considering purchasing a new ERP system and Prophet 21 might be on your list of packages to look at.  ERP is a huge investment, so how do you know if you are choosing the right software to run your company?  As an power user, administrator, […]

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Prophet 21 Reviews – A List of Unbiased Information

Getting unbiased data about any major purchase is difficult at best.  I get very frustrated when I am looking for solid reviews about a product and cannot find any.  Typically I end up bouncing in and out of sites that are just trying to hook me into reading 300 words of fluff that do not […]

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Prophet 21 Tutorial: Forecast Formula Maintenance

Today’s Prophet 21 tutorial is focused on how to edit and maintain Epicor P21 ERP’s formulas that are used for forecasts.  You may have seen earlier posts or other training docs that talk about “best fit formulas”.  This post is going to guide you through what that means, and how the formulas in P21 are used. […]

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Epicor Prophet 21 Training – Editing Item History

Keeping your item history clean is a very important part of having useful forecasting and replenishment.  Every distribution business suffers from similar supply chain and fulfillment challenges.  Simply put, it is very difficult to balance supply and demand for every item, all of the time.  One of these two, sometimes both of them, are in […]

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Prophet 21 Cost: How Much are the Servers?

I recently attended the 2017 P21 Worldwide User Group meeting in Orlando, and it was a wonderful event.  I continue to be amazed by the P21 use community.  They are truly a breed apart and love to help each other.  This keeps me energized and engaged to continue staying involved.  There was one session in […]

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Prophet 21 Safety Stock Settings

What is Safety Stock? Safety stock is kind of like insurance.  It is the additional inventory that you carry to protect yourself against running out of stock.  In my experience, there are three primary reasons for running out of inventory. Demand that is higher than anticipated. Interruption in the supply chain (e.g. late delivery from […]

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Prophet 21 Training – Demand Year Maintenance

In this installment of Epicor Prophet 21 training, we are looking at demand year maintenance.  This is an important part of P21 because it determines how Up To, EOQ, and DRP items replenish based on the future expected usage.  This tutorial and video will cover the basics of setting up a demand year, and running […]

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Prophet 21 System Requirements: What Hardware Should I Choose?

Understanding the Epicor Prophet 21 System Requirements can be a challenge for system administrators and prospective buyers.  The Prophet 21 system is not only large & complex, it is also resource intensive.  It is important to make sure you allocate the right compute resources to Prophet 21 if you want to get the most out […]

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DynaChange Rules – Getting Ready for the P21 Web Client

Disclaimer:  This information is provided based on my own testing and is current as of version 2017.1.2920.  Your mileage may vary.  This is an attempt to give actionable information about considerations for DynaChange Rules when working between clients. If you have been following the development of Prophet 21 over the course of this year, then […]

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Epicor Prophet 21 – An Early Review of the Web Client

The Epicor Prophet 21 ERP system has recently been given a major new feature, a web enabled client.  This represents a major step for Epicor regarding the architecture of one of their flagship ERP software systems.  Introduced at Insights 2017 in Nashville, TN, Epicor is going a long way to promote this new version, and it […]

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