P21 Distribution ERP Software with EstesGroup ConsultingEnable your distribution system to run smoothly with Prophet 21
Markets are changing faster than ever before, and this poses many challenges for today’s distributors. New competitors are entering the market, product categories are evolving rapidly, and customers are consuming products and services in new and different ways. These factors are creating an unprecedented level of pressure on the distribution industry to grow with the times, as the alternative (staying the same) is ultimately self-destructive in nature.
The primary question that stems from all of this is how will you respond to these changes within the industry? Will you be reactive in trying to keep up, or will you get out in front of it by becoming a change agent within your enterprise by harnessing the power of tools like P21 distribution ERP software to gain a competitive advantage and grow your distribution network?
Five strategic goals you need to pursue to remain on the cutting edge of the distribution business:
- Provide a best-in-class eCommerce experience for your customers
- Attract new customers, leveraging your online presence and e-commerce platform
- Become the preferred supplier in your target verticals
- Optimize your processes
- Defend your base
To achieve these goals, you need the right systems and processes in place.
Prophet 21 – Epicor’s Flagship Distribution ERP Software
Whether you’re looking for on-premise solutions or cloud hosting services, Epicor’s P21 distribution ERP software can be implemented for both. P21 boasts an advanced user interface (with a similar look and feel to Microsoft Outlook), making it highly intuitive and user-friendly (which helps your company easily adopt the new system throughout the implementation process, as well as after). The P21 distribution ERP software system is specifically designed to handle high volumes of transactions and order processing necessary to scale your business.
Epicor’s Wholesale Distribution ERP Software and Technology
As previously mentioned, P21 has a very familiar look and feel to Microsoft applications, and it actually runs on a Microsoft SQL server, making it very easy to use and provides the functionality necessary for reliability and scalability. This wholesale distribution software is capable of accessing real-time information from a wide-range of data analysis platforms.
Main Takeaways of Epicor’s Distribution ERP Software
- Exceed your customers’ expectations with improved speed and reliability throughout your supply chain
- Improve relations with your customers by helping them with inventory management at their individual location
- Centralize purchasing and improve service levels with multi-branch transfer management
- Maximize profits by squeezing higher margins out of less price-sensitive transactions
- Improve control over warehouse tasks with the fully integrated wireless warehouse solution
- Gain a higher level of visibility into the import costs and in-transit goods
Customer Buying Trend Analysis with Epicor’s Distribution ERP Software
Epicor has masterfully crafted a Customer Buying Trend Analysis module for P21 that applies a series of Six Sigma® statistical models that identify customers who have a proven, consistent buying pattern for specific items. The distribution ERP software then reports on which of these customers’ buying habits are trending up or down the fastest on an item-by-item basis, as well as the overall financial impact this has on your company. If a customer should ever deviate from the projections and miss an expected buy, the application alerts you about this missed opportunity (as well as the dollar amount of potentially missed revenue) and reveals:
- Customer/item combinations with a measurable sales trend (up or down over the past 90 days)
- Customer/item combinations with missed buys over the past 30 or 60 days
- The financial impact of customers’ trending buying behavior
At EstesGroup, we know technology is only a good investment when it makes your business run more efficiently, especially when it comes to improving deliverability, financial forecasting and customer satisfaction. This understanding is why EstesGroup highly promotes P21, our preferred wholesale distribution ERP software. If you choose to work with us, we will work hand-in-hand to ensure that your enterprise takes full advantage of Epicor’s powerful P21 software by organizing the system in a way that’s particular to your specific business needs. Ultimately we are here to ensure your distribution business adopts an ERP that works for you rather than against you, transitions your business seamlessly, ensured the scalability of your business model, delivers an unparalleled amount of customer service, and maximizes your profit.