Prophet 21 Distribution Software

    Powerful Tools for Digital Distribution

    Your biggest competitors have spent millions developing the digital tools that have reshaped customer and employee expectations. To keep up, you need to collect and harness the same powerful data and build online experiences that drive engagement and sales volume. With a half-century of distribution experience, Epicor Prophet 21 helps distributors grow with cloud or on-premises ERP systems that keep them healthy and thriving in today’s highly competitive marketplace.

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    Drive Sales Growth

    Focus on your customers, not your software. Work from any device and meet your customers where they are.

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    Improve Profitability

    With decades of distribution experience, Epicor can help you stay profitable.

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    “Epicor is a thought leader, and we’ll continue to invest in their technology and take advantage of the tools they bring to the table.”
    Scott John Wiborg, President | Stellar Industrial Supply  


    Set Yourself Apart

    Exceed customers’ expectations for speed and reliability with improved supply chain efficiency from Prophet 21.

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    “Epicor gives us the tools, and then works with us to make sure the tools all work well.”
    Kathy Johnson, Manager | Manager, Customer Satisfaction | Electro-Matic Products, Inc.  


    Drive Employee Engagement and Productivity

    Set up Prophet 21 workflows and windows to be more productive—no development experience needed.

    • Build hassle-free workflows with highly configurable software
    • Provide user personalization without touching the source code
    • Create mobile portals and learning management systems
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    “The breadth and depth of knowledge of the Epicor staff is a huge resource to us. Epicor is a progressive, leading-edge company we want to be associated with.”
    Renee Lytle, CFO | E.B. Horsman & Son  




    Get greater visibility into your business and make better decisions with Epicor Data Analytics.

    Offer customers and partners a modern digital shopping experience with eCommerce solutions.

    Manage customer and prospect data, quotes, orders, invoices, multi-level pricing contracts, and more.

    Manage payments, collections, rebates, commissions, taxes, currency exchange rates, and more.

    Manage all aspects of your supply chain more efficiently from forecasting to fulfillment.

    Manage services dispatch, preventative maintenance, warranties, and service orders.


    Analyze customer buying trends, improve margins with strategic pricing, and stay connected from the sales field.

    Keep your staff productive in the warehouse, in the field, or on the road by letting them work from any device.

    Capture, store, manage, and retrieve your documents and content anytime on any device.

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    Deploy Prophet 21 in the cloud or on premises, with the option to change your deployment model as your business grows.


    Run Prophet 21 on any browser, any device, anywhere in the world—no terminal service licenses are required.


    Customize fields, personalize views, and enact your own business logic. Prophet 21 adapts to your needs, not the other way around.

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  • Epicor 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 solutions are designed around the unique operational needs of distributors and are available in the cloud, hosted, or on premises.

    Now, distributors can better manage complexity and focus on growth.

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