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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Prophet 21 Support: How to Create a Good Support Case Ticket

I often hear customers of Prophet 21 expressing frustration with getting help through the support ticket system at Epicor.  I can sympathize with this as I have had similar issues in the past.  However, over the last year or so, I have had much better success with Prophet 21 support.  I know that at Insights […]

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What is Prophet 21’s EOQ Replenishment Setting?

One of the first questions I heard asked when I started working with Epicor’s P21 ERP system was “What is Prophet 21’s EOQ Replenishment used for?”.  I was horrified at the answer I heard.  The response was a lot of double talk from a consultant that really should have just said “I don’t know.”  Instead, […]

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5 Tips for Prophet 21 DynaChange Screen Designer

One of the more powerful features in Epicor’s Prophet 21 ERP system is the DynaChange Screen Designer.  This feature of P21 allows you to change the layout of windows on the screen.  This allows companies to improve workflows, streamline data entry, and make the user’s experience better overall.  Below are 5 things you can do […]

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Epicor Prophet 21: When Should I Use DRP Forecasting?

Advanced Forecasting is an often spoken about subject at an Epicor Prophet 21 related event.  There is a good reason for this, its a complicated module.  There are a lot of moving parts to Prophet 21 ERP’s Advanced Forecasting, and it takes time to get your head wrapped completely around the concepts.  One of these […]

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Prophet 21 SQL – Using P21 Views vs NOLOCK

I see this topic debated from time to time.   People who spend a fair amount of time writing queries against the Prophet 21 database are sometimes confused between using the views and writing queries directly against the tables.   Most of the time the standard answer I see is “Always use the Prophet 21 […]

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Prophet 21 DynaChange Rule: Pre-SQL Hooks

Epicor introduced the Pre-SQL hook as a new feature for the DynaChange Rule in version 12.17.   This feature extends the reach of a DynaChange Rule to insert business logic, including modifying the SQL statement itself, before the statement executes.  This can be a slippery slope.  P21 is a complex application, and tinkering too much […]

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P21 ERP: 5 Ideas for Prophet 21 DynaChange Rules

In a previous post, I laid out the business case for DynaChange Business Rules as an essential part of any Prophet 21 deployment.  Business rules are an important arrow in your company’s quiver that allow you to adapt P21 ERP to your business process and streamline operations.  In my experience, it is the little things […]

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