SOURCE: Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Software Corporation

April 24, 2013 09:00 ET

New Version of Epicor Wholesale Distribution ERP Solution Expands Features, Functionality and Global Reach

Epicor Prophet 21 ERP Designed to Meet the Complex Business Needs of Growing Distribution Companies

DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2013) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced the general availability of version 12.11 of its Epicor Prophet 21® wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, featuring new Sales Master Inquiry, DynaChange® Tab Creator, and Container Building functionality, and Accounts Payable automation with doc-link™ for Epicor. Currently available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean, Epicor Prophet 21 continues to expand its global reach with the addition of country-specific functionality (CSF) for Mexico in this new release.

The Sales Master Inquiry window (SMI) is a tool for distributors to analyze their customers' revenues and bookings. Using SMI, the distributor can help discern problems in the sales cycle, identify opportunities, and then take an action. The window presents information that is not available in Customer Master Inquiry, and is a powerful tool for executives who like to manipulate data, for sales representatives looking to understand how their customers are trending year over year, and marketing team members seeking to identify target customers for a campaign.

For those customers with the Epicor Portal Designer feature, the new version adds DynaChange Tab Creator functionality. Tab Creator lets a user take an existing Portal and place it on a new tab that is created within an existing Prophet 21 window. Users can map the retrieval arguments of the portal to fields in the window, so that the portal will automatically retrieve data based on the current context of the window. This allows the user to be able to access portals without having to switch out of the window they are in and without having to re-specify the arguments needed to retrieve the portal.

Container Building functionality allows the distributor additional flexibility when dealing with overseas suppliers. By working with suppliers and freight forwarders, the distributor can help control the flow of goods coming from overseas, by directing which Purchase Orders and line items should be loaded onto containers for shipment -- allowing better management of incoming inventory to meet the distributor's priorities and stocking levels.

Users looking to automate their Accounts Payables process can do so with new functionality via doc-link for Epicor, an Integrated Document Management System (IDMS) designed to increase productivity and reduce paper handling. Available as an add-on module, this allows users to scan incoming vendor invoices and process them through the Epicor Prophet 21 voucher process with automatic document linking capabilities. As the module is designed for use with multiple monitors, the Accounts Payable staff will be able to greatly increase their efficiency of data entry and have the ability to immediately recall images of a vendor's documents when working with the vouchers.

"We understand the complex business challenges facing distributors today, and continue to expand the functionality of the Epicor Prophet 21 ERP to empower our customers to drive further efficiencies and innovation in their businesses," said Malcolm Fox, vice president, product marketing for Epicor. "In addition, we are pleased to extend the benefits of Epicor distribution software to Mexico in this latest release, with functionality designed to support both North American distributors who are expanding into that country, as well as the unique requirements of regional businesses."

For more information on the new release of Epicor Prophet 21, call 1.800.776.7438 and speak with an Epicor solutions specialist, or email

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kathleen Lang
    Marketing Communications Manager
    Epicor Software Corporation
    +1 215 493 8900

    Mariel Fuentes
    Public Relations Specialist, Latin America
    Epicor Software Corporation
    +52 81 1551 7426