Prophet 21 Forecasting & Replenishment – Setting the Review Cycle

The Epicor Prophet 21 Forecasting system has a lot of moving parts.  It is definitely one of the most complicated parts of the P21 ERP system in my opinion.  It seems like every time I dig into it, I find something else that I did not know was there before.  With all of these settings […]

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Prophet 21 Inventory Management: Up To and Periods to Supply

Epicor Prophet 21 inventory management depends heavily on the PO Requirements/Generation window, commonly known as PORG.  At the heart of PORG is the Calculation tab, which tells you how PORG is arriving at it’s calculation for how much of an item you need to buy.  If you want to be successful with managing inventory in […]

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Deploying the Prophet 21 ERP Web Client

During Insights 2017, Epicor officially announced the web browser version of Prophet 21.  By the end of June, we saw the first production release of P21 version 2017.1.  As of the time of this writing, Prophet 21 is at version 2017.1, build 2950.  For the first time, users and administrators of P21 have a choice […]

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Prophet 21 Database : Basic Performance Settings

The Prophet 21 database, which runs on Microsoft SQL Server, is large and highly complex.  To get the best performance from the system, administrators should make sure that they have at least some of the basic database properties configured for better performance.  People dedicate entire careers to SQL performance tuning, and this post is not […]

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P21 ERP Setup: Fat Client vs Thin Client

If you spend much time talking to other P21 ERP users about an issue you are having with Epicor Prophet 21, you are likely to be asked something like: “Are you using fat clients or thin clients”.  These are the two common architectures for putting the P21 ERP Software into your environment.  I have come […]

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P21 Database: Adding a Missing Index

It should be commonly understood that any ERP system is built to appeal generally to a wide variety of companies. Epicor is no exception to the rule.  This is a fundamental principle of how you make money selling software.  You build a product with broad appeal, and then customize it where you have to here […]

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Prophet 21 ERP: Replenishment Methods Explained

The Epicor Prophet 21 ERP system has a fairly complex set of controls for purchasing.  One of the key decisions to make for any item/location combination is the replenishment method.   This setting determines how Prophet 21 ERP will calculate the suggested quantity to purchase in PO Requirements/Generation, or PORG for short.  Today, we are going […]

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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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