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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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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