Epicor Software Corp. announced the latest versions of its distribution software solutions, Epicor Prophet 21 and Epicor Eclipse. These modern enterprise resource planning 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.
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.
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.
This release sees the launch of a new application programming interface option for Eclipse software. The API improves extensibility to help make distributors in the electrical, plumbing, HVAC and 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.