• Supply Chain Management for Prophet 21

    Gain Visibility and Insight to Grow Your Distribution Business

    Inefficiencies in the supply chain can spell trouble for any distribution business. From customer order through fulfillment and payment, you need to deliver products and services to market faster and cheaper while retaining the quality your customers expect. The Prophet 21 system integrates a full range of Supply Chain Management (SCM) capabilities that enable business growth through purchase management, sourcing and procurement, inventory management, advanced material management, and warehouse management features. With Epicor Prophet 21 software and SCM, you have the solution needed to simplify workflows and satisfy increasing customer demands.

    “The integrated supply management capability of Prophet 21 is great for VMI and MRO—now we have one solution for billing, data mining, and reporting, all customized for our customers.”
    Jim Ruetz, President and General Manager | All Fasteners

    Advanced Demand Forecasting

    The Prophet 21 solution’s Advanced Demand Forecasting feature helps take the guesswork out of ordering the right amount of inventory. Prophet 21 uses an intuitive system of industry-proven weighted averages, standard reports, graphical views, and user-defined formulas to identify the unique demand pattern of every item you stock. The Prophet 21 system also automatically detects seasonal or trending items so you can meet customers’ needs.

    Connectivity Services

    Streamline supply chain processes through a secure Internet network with Trading Partner Connect (TPCx). Integrated with Prophet 21, TPCx does more than just exchange data with trading partners. It acts as an efficient marketplace that lets you choose with whom to conduct business and how much information to share.

    Purchasing Management

    Whether you have one warehouse or dozens, Prophet 21 distribution software centralizes the purchasing process so you can optimize buying power and inventory levels. Choose from a variety of purchasing scenarios—including substitutions, discontinued items, drop ships, and specials. Prophet 21 software also supports overseas procurement, so you can protect your margins by knowing the true landed cost of foreign shipments—including tax, broker fees and handling charges. Plus, you can track container shipments and update the status and due dates of all purchase orders along the way.


    Many distributors perform manufacturing work and other value-added activities for their partners, such as kitting, assembling, and processing goods for customer orders. For distributors who perform a significant volume of value-added work, Epicor offers manufacturing capabilities that combine production order and multi-stage processing functionality, allowing you to process raw materials as a step within a production order.

    Warehouse Management

    Prophet 21 warehouse management tools provide control and efficiency —from receiving through fulfillment. A powerful range of features help you manage warehouse activities—including receiving, cross-docking, put-away, picking, inventory adjustments, cycle counts, and much more. Add the Wireless Warehouse Management Solution (WWMS) to further streamline warehouse processes. A wireless handheld device communicates with your Prophet 21 solution, sending detailed picking information in real time for up-to-the-minute accuracy.

    Inventory Management

    Centralize purchasing operations, increase buying power and optimize inventory levels with built-in inventory management features. Plus, you can offer customers added convenience while lowering your carrying costs with vendor managed inventory. Prophet 21 inventory management software gives you the tools you need to monitor customer inventory and transfer products from your warehouse to your their locations automatically.

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