Albany County Fasteners Streamlines Warehouse and Consolidates Software with Epicor Prophet 21
New Jersey fastener distributor selects cloud-based offering to transform warehouse and cut costs
Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced Albany County Fasteners has chosen the award winning Epicor® Prophet 21® software as its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to streamline warehouse processes and calculate costs.
With humble beginnings based in a two-car garage in New York State, Albany County Fasteners has grown into an e-commerce distributor and fastener super store with over 18,000,000 fasteners in stock and ready to ship worldwide. The company sells nuts, bolts and screws at low prices online and the owners have over 45 years of combined experience in the fastener industry as well as in construction, project management and commercial building.
Albany County Fasteners’ expansion prompted the company to look for a solution that could keep up with their growth. When Albany County Fasteners began searching for a new ERP system, they wanted something that could combine all of the different software modules they were using into one system to create a more streamlined experience.
“What’s key to me is that I get all of my costs into one software. Right now, accuracy of costs and inventory are concerns for us as a distributor. As we continue to grow, we want to make sure that our numbers stay accurate. With the Prophet 21 application, everything is in one place, the data is accurate, and nothing is lost in translation. For us it will streamline a bunch of different software systems into one big package, which will help with order fulfillment, customer service, and all of our workflows really.”
Calculating hidden costs with industry-specific software
Calculating true product cost and cost of goods sold for Albany County Fasteners was an ongoing concern as the company's catalog grew. Implementing Prophet 21 will allow the company to accurately determine cost of goods and hidden expenses in shipping and ecommerce, which will result in increased profitability and the ability to forecast for growth. Albany County Fasteners will be utilizing the wireless warehouse feature, a management solution that streamlines all warehouse processes. Implementing this will increase productivity, which will decrease order fulfillment time and enhance the overall customer experience. “We’ll be saving time and money by using wireless warehouse,” said Mike Fee, IT manager, Albany County Fasteners. “It will really improve our fulfilment process, from when we get an order in to when we ship it to a customer. The interface is also very user-friendly which will save time for employees, and time is money.”
“The Epicor Prophet 21 solution is a proven success for distributors of all sizes, and the software is becoming more powerful and valuable to companies that need a one-stop shop for their services,” said Tony Corley, senior product marketing manager, Epicor. “Prophet 21 software offers a combination of features and functionality that can accurately streamline processes. Pricing, inventory and even quoting becomes automated reducing time consumption.”
About Epicor Prophet 21
Leveraging a half-century of distribution industry knowledge and expertise, Epicor Prophet 21 software is an end-to-end distribution solution offering deep functionality—from open ecommerce platforms to mobile sales and field services, wireless sales counters and warehouses, advanced inventory management, and customer optimization tools. Visit the Epicor Prophet 21 solution hub to learn more.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation drives business growth. We provide flexible, industry-specific software designed to fit the precise needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than 45 years of experience with our customers’ unique business processes and operational requirements are built into every solution―in the cloud or on premises. With this deep understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions dramatically improve performance and profitability while easing complexity so you can focus on growth. For more information, connect with Epicor or visit www.epicor.com.
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