Epicor Prophet 21 Summary
Epicor Prophet 21 — A fit-for-purpose, cloud-ready business system for distributors.
Powered by Microsoft Azure, the most trusted cloud platform for enterprise, Epicor® Prophet 21® in the cloud brings you mission-critical, industry specific value to drive business growth – faster, easier, and more reliable than ever. Leading industry analysts have praised our cloud strategy and vision.
Epicor Prophet 21 has been developed to fit distribution businesses and is continually improved with a focus on making it easier for our customers to grow their distributorships. Prophet 21 combines proven distribution expertise with an end-to-end Web-enabled infrastructure and modern technology stack: HTML5, Angular JS, .NET, and SQL Server®. On-premise and cloud deployment options are available. Distributors can start with the on-premises version and migrate to the cloud as their business grows.
Epicor delivers flexible, industry-specific business solutions designed to ease complexity and drive growth for your distribution business. The strength of Epicor business solutions lies in a simplified approach to technology, with products and services designed to fit our customers and how they work. More than 45 years of experience is built into Epicor Prophet 21. With more than 1.700 wholesale distribution customers throughout the world using the Eclipse system, Epicor is one of the leading technology partners for the distribution industry.
Optimize Your Entire Distribution Business with Prophet 21
Prophet 21 enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is designed to address the challenges of today’s dynamic distribution industry?enabling distributors to take full advantage of modern, cloud-ready technologies to help them grow profitable businesses faster. Epicor is uniquely positioned to help you achieve the business results you need to sustain a long-term competitive advantage and growth. Epicor Prophet 21 runs on any browser, improving usability and mobility while allowing distributors access from any device, anywhere. It’s built on industry leading, proven SaaS technologies for lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and continuous improvement. A future-ready platform for digitalization of your business needs today and well into the future. As a cloud-based solution, it provides greater flexibility to scale, extend, customize, and configure it to work the way you work with full extensibility throughout the stack via an application programming interface (API) that will give businesses the ability to add specialized vertical functionality for core or adjacent markets.
Designed for your industry
The Epicor Prophet 21 system is designed to streamline the various distribution processes in today’s dynamic supply chain. Epicor provides industry-leading solutions for distributors of all sizes. A feature-rich application, Prophet 21 has been developed to manage the requirements of distribution industries including:
Epicor Prophet 21 Advantages
In addition to a proven track record of helping distributors reduce costs, improve service, and grow sales, Prophet 21 delivers a number of competitive advantages to our distribution customers:
- More than four decades of experience developing distribution-specific software
- Functionality that matches the unique and complex requirements of various distribution markets, including fasteners, fluid power, medical supplies, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, petroleum, and many more
- A proven implementation methodology based on more than 4,000 distributor implementations that gets companies live on time and on budget
- Ability to easily customize the application to your company’s needs without having to perform development work or alter the source code
- Familiarity of the Windows interface, resulting in a shorter learning curve for employees
- Ease of access to business system data through SQL Server
Epicor Prophet 21 Technology
In today’s competitive environment, you need a solid technology foundation upon which to build a successful business. Epicor Prophet 21 provides that foundation with its Windows-based platform and SQL Server relational database.
Designed to run with the Windows operating system, SQL is the most widespread database available, in addition to being affordable and easy to use. SQL stores data in a user-friendly format, unlike other programs that store information in abbreviated fields that make it difficult to find and use data. Microsoft SQL Server exceeds dependability requirements and provides the enterprise data management platform your organization needs to adapt quickly in a fast-changing environment. With the lowest implementation and maintenance costs in the industry, SQL Server delivers rapid return on your data management investment.
Epicor Prophet 21 offers a rich graphical user interface (GUI) that makes navigating Prophet 21 easy and shortens the learning curve when training new employees. Prophet 21 offers real-time information with scalability that enables distributors with multiple companies to run their businesses on a single database. In addition, Epicor regularly conducts quality assurance tests during the development cycle to ensure that changes do not negatively impact the performance of the solution.
Prophet 21’s open SQL Server database enables you to access all of your data and export it to any off-the-shelf data analysis tool, such as Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Data may also be imported from these programs into Prophet 21. This simplifies information sharing and streamlines the report-writing process, allowing you to make confident, reliable, cost-effective decisions. Prophet 21 can grow with your business, streamlining communication and providing central, organized answers for customers.
- Fully scalable
- Import and export data directly to Windows programs, including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook
- Access information in real time
- Maintain customizations and stay on upgrade path