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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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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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