Epicor Software Corp., Dublin, CA, 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 andContainer Building functionality,and Accounts Payable automation with doc-link for Epicor.
Currently available in the U.S., 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 for Mexico in this new release.
The Sales Master Inquiry window is a tool for distributors to analyze their customers’ revenues and bookings. Using SMI, the distributor can help discern problems in the sales cycle and identify opportunities. The window presents information that is not available in Customer Master Inquiry.
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 Buildingfunctionality 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.
Users looking to automate their Accounts Payables process can do so with new functionality via doc-link for Epicor,an integrated document management system 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.