Prophet 21: Transforming Distribution
Distribution today doesn’t look like it did 10 years ago. Amazon and iPhones have completely changed customer expectations. New distribution services and products are rolling out every day, flooding the marketplace with options. Consumers can get anything they want from around the world at a moment’s notice. Distributors must keep up with growing industry demands while combatting labor shortages. With distribution more competitive than ever, how can businesses rise to the top?
The answer: Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. ERP serves as a comprehensive solution to manage every step of the supply chain, equipping you with the right tools to procure, assemble, ship and deliver goods to satisfy your customers. By delivering deep insights, workflow automation and end-to-end efficiency, ERP software gives you full control over your distribution processes.
However, not just any ERP can fully transform your distribution performance. Epicor leveraged almost 50 years of distribution expertise to create Prophet 21, the premier ERP solution for wholesale distributors. Prophet 21 consists of rich features to manage the unique needs of several industries, including electrical, fasteners, HVAC and plumbing wholesale. Available to be hosted on the cloud or on-premises, Prophet 21 is designed to work for your business. The solution makes it easier for distributors to add product lines and services, increase efficiency and reach more customers. For wholesale distributors of all sizes, Prophet 21 drives business growth, so you can surpass the competition.
Powerful Prophet 21 Features
Prophet 21 goes beyond pick, pack and ship to optimize every area of your business. Designed around specific distribution needs, Prophet 21 includes the following features to elevate your operations:
- Inventory Management: Prophet 21 gives you the flexibility and precision to meet customer needs and reduce costs. With demand forecasting tools, multiple inventory replenishment methods and the ability to manage several distribution centers, Prophet 21 can support any of your inventory management requirements.
- Financial Management: The solution’s real-time general ledger and user-friendly reports enable your business to cut costs and proactively manage finances. Streamline AR and AP processes, handle multiple currencies and automate fiscal management procedures in one place.
- Warehouse Management: From receiving to shipping, Prophet 21’s warehouse management module streamlines operations and provides real-time control. Its wireless access and process automation enhance accuracy and efficiency across multiple activities, such as receiving, cross-docking, put-away, picking, inventory, cycle counts and more.
- Epicor Commerce Connect: With this advanced eCommerce solution, you can generate more business and deliver stronger customer experiences. You can easily create an interactive online store using a variety of user-friendly templates and tools. Epicor Commerce Connect is also tightly integrated with Prophet 21, automatically syncing data between your eCommerce and ERP systems to help you meet customer demands quickly and accurately.
- Prophet 21 Web Application: Now you can use Prophet 21 anywhere without the need for a VPN connection. This browser-based version of Prophet 21 allows users to access rich distribution features from any mobile device to enhance productivity.
- Prophet 21 DynaChange: This feature gives your company the flexibility to tailor Prophet 21’s appearance and logic to your needs. Customize screens, hide fields, add new tabs of data and make many other simple changes to enhance the user experience. Users can also enjoy personalized home pages and real-time views of relevant data. Plus, DynaChange Rules lets you apply external business rule logic to Prophet 21, so you can design your workflows and notifications around your processes. Best of all, these changes will carry over each time you upgrade.
An Epicor Gold Partner, Datix lives and breathes distribution. Our certified consultants have experience managing projects and delivering premier solutions across a wide array of distribution industries. We work closely with each client to deliver strong, scalable software to take their business to the next level. From start to finish, we’ll work with you to maximize the value of your Prophet 21 system.
As one of the largest Epicor partners in North America, Datix offers a wide range of software services and solutions, including implementations, integrations, customizations, cloud hosting, business intelligence, disaster recovery and more. This makes us a true one-stop shop for all your enterprise software needs.
Learn more about how Prophet 21 can transform your distribution business. Get in touch with an expert at Datix today, and download an overview of Prophet 21.