• HVAC Business Software

    Business Efficiency for HVAC Distributors

    Epicor Eclipse – best-in-class for HVAC products, information and job services

    • Best-in-class Processes - get the high productivity that only a focused distribution solution can deliver.
    • Automate those special processes like counter sales, cut-products, cross references, job management, and ecommerce.
    • Product Data - keep up with the mounds of digital content and cross-references needed to sell and support today’s products.
    • Job Management – give your project office a deep visibility into bid-to-ship-to-invoice, including change orders, mobile delivery and progress payments.

    “We could not have accomplished this [growth] so easily without Epicor Eclipse. Every time I do something new with Eclipse, it saves me time and money. It's so versatile; anything we want it to do, it will do.”
    Mark Temple, President, Johnstone Supply of Tulsa

    A Total Business Solution for More Productive, Efficient Operations

    Epicor Eclipse and Prophet 21 offer built-in HVAC distribution expertise to drive efficiency, productivity, and growth for your business.

    Epicor Prophet 21
    For growing distributors in a wide range of industrial equipment and supply industries.

    Read the Prophet 21 Value Summary and learn how its flexible, functional design gives you the ability to respond quickly to changing customer demands.

    Software designed to help increase sales, profits, productivity and the distance between you and your competition with its eCommerce capabilities, mobility tools, inventory optimization, CRM, and more.

    Epicor Eclipse
    A powerful business software solution for wholesale distributors in electrical, plumbing/PVF, and HVAC industries.

    It’s called Eclipse because it overshadows everything else. This end-to-end business system is designed with exactly the capabilities you need and is deployed at your discretion - in the cloud, hosted, or on premises.

    Distribution software designed by distribution experts with front counter capabilities, mobility tools, wireless warehouse management, advanced forecasting, and so much more.

    Customer Success Stories: Improving Productivity and Driving Growth for HVAC Distributors

    Epicor & The Ware Group

    Read how this HVAC Distributor doubled sales volume over the past 8 years, achieved 99.99% inventory accuracy, and saw 70% growth in revenue and profit per employee

    Read the story »

    Scales Industrial Technologies, Inc.

    Learn how Prophet 21 helped this compressed air distributor and service center make better business decisions and work more efficiently.

    Read the story »

    Epicor & The Ware Group

    Read how this HVAC Distributor doubled sales volume over the past 8 years, achieved 99.99% inventory accuracy, and saw 70% growth in revenue and profit per employee

    Read the story »

  • Distribution Blog

    • Innovation Paves Way for New Distribution Challenges
      I recently came across an article in Time magazine, The 25 best inventions of 2017. The best inventions ranged from shoes engineered to boost performance, a flavor packed guilt-free ice cream that packs fewer calories, mugs that heat your coffee just right, to glasses that give sight to the blind. It seems like today’s efficient electric cars and smart home technologies were introduced into the mainstream a decade ago.

    • Distributors, Race to Faster Growth Online at Insights 2018

      If your growth strategy involves online reach, this year at Insights follow the great conversation happening on digital commerce.   We have a compelling line-up of sessions featuring digital commerce experts from Epicor and fellow customers that have done it already – increasing customer loyalty by driving a branded online presence,  offering rich and deep product choice, accepting orders from any device, and creating compelling experiences to B2B buyers through any channel.

    • The Art and Science of Inventory Planning and Management – Part II
      Demand planning needs to account for many different scenarios such as the following – you’re selling an $8.00 widget – a customer wants to buy these widgets but decides to go with another vendor because your price is $3.00 higher than a competitor. Or lets says the buyer wants 8 and you only have a quantity of 5 on hand – they may buy the 5 or decide not to buy because you can’t fulfill the total quantity of 8. That extra 3 or 8 widgets that could have been sold but will not be needs to be incorporated into the demand forecast.

    • The Art and Science of Inventory Management and Planning – Part 1
      Inventory control is execution; inventory management and planning is strategy. Planning feeds to the distribution center and warehouse operations, and it’s essential.

    • Show Me the Money: Kroll International Finds Real Savings in Warehouse Ops Optimization
      Kroll International is a leading wholesale supplier of law enforcement, military tactical, public safety, homeland security, first-responder firearms, and shooting sports equipment. For more than 3 decades, the company has specialized in the stock of more than 100,000 products from 160 world-class brands for convenient shipping to dealers worldwide. Known as “the law enforcement wholesaler,” Kroll enjoys an enviable position in a market that is fiercely competitive and which has razor-thin margins.

    • Distributor Differentiation through Value Added Services – Part 2

      You’ll recall from Part 1 in this two-part blog series, I began sharing insights from the book I partnered with Tom Gale, editor of Modern Distribution Management magazine to write entitled Standout from the Competition. Through extensive primary research, our book examined how distributors across North America differentiated their firms in various market environments.
      Three of the four ways that smaller companies can gain a competitive advantage—Financial, Talent and Technique—were covered Part 1. Now I’ll cover the fourth.  

    • Distributor Differentiation through Value Added Services – Part 1

      In 2003, I partnered with Tom Gale, editor of Modern Distribution Management magazine to write a NAW/DREF book entitled Standout from the Competition . Through extensive primary research, the book examined how distributors across North America differentiated their firms in various market environments. 

    • Bringing Excitement Back to Accounts Payable

      A few years back, I was doing a visit with a customer. We were meeting with various departments to review their processes to determine if there was room for improvement. When we got to accounting, a young man walked in and said "Hi, I’m the Lead AP Clerk – I’m bringing Excitement Back to Accounts Payable". To this day I laugh whenever I think of that. Not sure the word "excitement" has ever been used to define Accounts Payable. But maybe it should. 

    • Prophet 21 Instrumental to Achieving Growth Goals

      From a 500 sq. ft. office and warehouse facility when Cohn and Gregory first opened in 1977 to five branches totaling 100,000 sq. feet at the present time, no doubt, the wholesale distributor of pipes, valves, and fittings is gearing towards expansion.

    • Growing Distribution Industry Leader

      MORSCO supplies more than 80,000 commercial and residential plumbing, HVAC, and PVF products to approximately 25,000 customers nationwide. Nearly throughout the last ten decades, MORSCO continues to be a leading U.S. distributor of commercial and residential plumbing, waterworks and HVAC, with showrooms across the country.

  • Epicor Distribution Solutions meet the unique needs of HVAC Distributors and is available in the cloud, hosted, or on premises. As a result, you can reduce complexity and better focus on your customers’ needs.

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