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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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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ERP Testing and Upgrades: Have a Strategy

ERP systems are complex.  These software packages touch nearly every part of your company.  Downtime and errors are too costly to be tolerated on an ongoing basis.  You need to be assured that the software at the core of the company’s infrastructure is in proper working order at all times.  Additionally, if you do experience […]

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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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