Prophet 21 Software: Using Min/Max for Sporadic Items

In the world of demand forecasting, sporadic items can be among the most difficult items to deal with. These items do not have regular enough usage data for a forecasting formula to have a reasonable level of accuracy. Users of Epicor’s Prophet 21 software, like any other ERP system, often spend too much time trying to […]

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P21 Tutorial: What is a Transfer Backorder?

A common place where people using transfers is the concept of the transfer backorder. This P21 tutorial is going to shed some light on what the transfer backorder is, and how to manage it. This will help Epicor Prophet 21 users be more effective in managing their inventory movements between location. Not Like a Normal […]

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Prophet 21 Purchase Pricing: How Do I Manage It?

I believe that when you deploy any ERP system, whether it is Epicor’s or anyone else’s, there are some big things that you have to get right.  Prophet 21 purchase pricing is the big thing sitting right at the top of the list for users of that system.  This aspect of the system underpins almost […]

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Epicor P21 Business Rules – A Simple Example

How many times have you been working in Epicor P21 and thought, “Why can’t that box just be checked for me?”. Good news! If you have Dynachange Business Rules for Epicor P21, you can do just that. I often get asked about what the benefit of business rules is. I have written articles in the […]

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Epicor Prophet21 Secondary Process – Remnants

For Epicor Prophet 21 users who are trying to do some amount of manufacturing, a common issue that arises is the concept of the remnant. Remnants (also called drops, leftovers, etc.) are raw material stock that were only partially used during the manufacture of the finished item. Tracking these remnants in Epicor Prophet21 can very […]

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Prophet 21 Help – What is a Pre-Defined Route?

Today’s Prophet 21 help related post is going to focus in the secondary process / manufacturing area. Though the Epicor P21 system is not strictly speaking designed for manufacturing, there are some features that do allow you to convert raw material into finished product. In a previous post, we covered the basics of the Process […]

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P21 Secondary Process – What Does it do?

Secondary process, or process transaction, is a versatile feature of Epicor’s Prophet 21 distribution ERP system. Strictly speaking, the thought behind this feature is centered around sending parts through additional processing. Examples of this might include sending parts out to a painting or finishing company to have a special coating put on. How Does P21 […]

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Epicor Prophet 21 and Database Compatibility Level

A common question amongst those who administrate the Epicor Prophet 21 ERP system revolves around Microsoft SQL Server and the setting that controls compatibility level on the Prophet 21 database. Compatibility levels in SQL Server are primarily used to control backward compatibility for legacy applications. Essentially, if you are running SQL Server 2016, but your […]

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Prophet 21 Performance – Desktop vs Web Client

The more I talk to users and system administrators about the Epicor Prophet 21 web client, the more I get asked about Prophet 21 performance in the web client versus the traditional desktop client. Today, we are going to do a side by side comparison of Prophet 21 performance using loading times for common windows […]

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Prophet 21 Software – Web Client and Crystal Errors

Today’s post is going to be all about helping system administrators with the web client. Previously, I have talked about getting your DynaChange Business Rules web client ready. This installment is going to focus on Crystal forms and reports in the Prophet 21 software. Out of the box, there is not really anything you need […]

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