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Epicor Releases Upgrades to Fit-for-Purpose Software Solutions for Digital Distributors

Austin, Texas October 29, 2018

Latest versions of Epicor Prophet 21 and Epicor Eclipse provide enhanced tools designed to increase productivity

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth today announced the latest versions of its distribution software solutions, Epicor Prophet21 and Epicor Eclipse. Now available, these modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are designed to fit the needs of today’s digital distributors—enabling them to take full advantage of cloud-ready technologies to drive sales growth and increase margins.

According to Gartner research, many leaders (66%) desire to transform, but only 11% are actually delivering digital business transformation…Digital business transformation is focused on new business models (how an organization creates value) and new operating models (how an organization delivers value).[1] The latest releases of Prophet 21 and Eclipse help customers succeed by providing enhanced tools that improve the user experience while delivering new refinements to improve the business effectiveness of distributors. These updates provide new capabilities that fit distributors’ business objectives, focus on the ease of everything, and enable operational excellence to support growth objectives.

Grow sales, increase margins, and improve productivity with Epicor Prophet 21

This newest release of Prophet 21 software introduces Inline Search, which allows users to enter search parameters without leaving the window in which they are currently working. This feature—only available in the Prophet 21 web application—helps to dramatically improve user experience and productivity. For better management of inventory the addition of enhanced cycle counting provides greater flexibility. With more options to customize cycle count in line with business needs, users can be more productive and reduce the use of paper.


Customers now have the ability to make system changes much faster using DynaChange. This feature also allows for the tracking of changes by who made them. Additionally, Mass Updates has an updated user interface for the Prophet 21 web application. The new modern, user-friendly interface allows for simple updating of data—including the ability to add new records with full data verification.

This new release includes the migration of the Prophet 21 Wireless Warehouse Management System (WWMS) to the Prophet 21 web application, a time clock entry feature, and improved integration between Prophet 21 and Epicor Manifest for shipping management. Prophet 21 Manufacturing has been enhanced to help distributors simplify processes, reduce waste, track labor, and improve profitability—regardless of product complexity.

Increase efficiency and flexibility with Epicor Eclipse

This release sees the launch of a new application programming interface (API) option for Eclipse software. The API improves extensibility to help make distributors in the electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and pipe, valve, and fitting (PVF) industries more efficient and flexible. This first phase of API’s delivers modern technology with file-level integration transactions to ensure data integrity. The introduction of APIs will establish Eclipse as a platform that can be extended to solve new problems with newer technology.

Job Management enhancements extend access to job data and improve end-user efficiencies in data entry. Additionally, Epicor Data Analytics (EDA) has been enhanced to include a radio frequency (RF) data extract.

  • “Upgrading to the newest version of Eclipse helps us stay on the leading edge of technology. Moving forward with the APIs that are in development will allow us to be more fluid with our customer interfaces as well as integration of other third party applications.”
  • - Charlie Connerly, Vice President of IT, Ameripipe Supply

“Distributors today are looking for ways to digitally transform their business,” said Tony Corley, senior product marketing manager, Epicor Software. “Epicor helps distributors make this transformation. Our solutions fit their needs through the combination of industry-specific functionality, ease of use, extensibility, and cloud deployment. These latest versions of Prophet 21 and Eclipse software enable distributors to unleash growth and compete in a disruptive industry. There is no better time than now to embrace digital transformation with Epicor.”

If you would like to learn more about Prophet 21 and Eclipse software, please visit the Prophet 21 solution hub and the Epicor Eclipse solution hub.

[1] Source: Gartner, “4 Starting Points for Digital Business Transformation,” by Kristin Moyer, Don Scheibenreif. (June 14, 2018)