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Aptean Intuitive ERP

If you have a programmer and are willing to let them learn the system and want software to function the way you run your business this may work well. If you do not have a programmer on staff and are willing to change your business to match the software but think in the future you may wish to modify your ERP software this may work out well. If you want something you can modify quickly this is not a good choice. If you do not wish to modify the code nor your business practices an evaluation would be required. It does allow substantial modifications, but there are areas it may not fit with your business so well. It is possible that Intuitive may happen to make the options you require available in the future.
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Epicor Prophet 21

Good for distribution organizations with warehousing. Can also support both Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, although a more thorough Accounting package is recommended. Is strong when it comes to integrating bar codes and scanners, particularly for warehouse maintenance. Prophet 21 does include a basic CRM offering. However, it is very basic, and for any real Customer Resource management, a third-party tool is best (even recommended by Epicor.)
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Aptean Intuitive ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
API for custom integration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.0
Plug-ins
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.2

Security

Aptean Intuitive ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.5
Single sign-on capability
Aptean Intuitive ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.1
Role-based user permissions
Aptean Intuitive ERP
8.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.9

Reporting & Analytics

Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
Dashboards
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4
Standard reports
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.7
Custom reports
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.1
Epicor Prophet 21
7.2

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.9
Epicor Prophet 21
7.0
Accounts payable
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.6
Accounts receivable
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.4
Global Financial Support
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.8
Intercompany Accounting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
Localizations
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.7
Journals and Reconciliations
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.2
Enterprise Accounting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
Configurable Accounting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.9
Centralized Rules Framework
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
Standardized Processes
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.6

Inventory Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.7
Epicor Prophet 21
8.1
Inventory tracking
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
9.3
Automatic reordering
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.8
Location management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.7
Manufacturing module
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.9
Epicor Prophet 21
6.7

Order Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.1
Pricing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.5
Order entry
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.1
Epicor Prophet 21
8.7
Credit card processing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.0
Cost of goods sold
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
8.6
Order Orchestration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.7
End-to-end order visibility
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.8
Order exception Resolution
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.3

Subledger and Financial Process

Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.2
Automated Invoice Processing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.7
Shared Services Payments
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.9
Billings Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.7
Customer Receipt Applications
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.6
Customer Collections
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.4
Revenue Recognition
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.4
Cash Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.3
Period Close
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.7
Transactions Tax
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.5
Subledger Reconciliations
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
7.5
Asset Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.4
Travel & Expense Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.1
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.2

Project Financial Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.4
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Project Costing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.0
Cost Capture
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Epicor Prophet 21
4.9
Capital Project Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
3.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Customer Invoicing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.6
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Project Financials Dashboard
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.9
Real-time Financial Reporting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.3
Embedded Business Intelligence
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.2
Project Planning Collaboration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.3
Customer Contract Compliance
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.6
Project Revenue Recognition
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.2

Procurement

Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.8
Epicor Prophet 21
5.4
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.3
Sourcing Analysis
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.3
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
4.9
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Epicor Prophet 21
4.1
Electronic Signatures
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.1
Supplier Assessment
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
4.8
Supplier Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.7
Supplier Portal
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Contract Authoring
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.8
Contract Compliance Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4
Contract History
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.0
Contract Renewal Automation
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.2
Contract Repository
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.3
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4
Invoice Automated Matching
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.8
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Spend Compliance Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.8

Manufacturing

Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.6
Epicor Prophet 21
3.4
Production Process Design
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Production Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Work Definition
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Epicor Prophet 21
2.3
Work Execution
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.0
Manufacturing Costs
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Configuration Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
2.7
Advanced Fulfillment
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
1.0

Supply Chain

Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.0
Forecasting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Inventory Planning
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4
Performance Monitoring
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Epicor Prophet 21
6.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9

Payroll Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
Pay calculation
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.9
Benefit plan administration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
8.1
Direct deposit files
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.2
Salary revision and increment management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.9
Reimbursement management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.3

Project Execution Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Project Planning and Scheduling
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Project Manager Dashboard
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Resource Manager Dashboard
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Task Insight for Project Managers
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.2
Team Member Task Collaboration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.2
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.1
Project Candidate Search
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Defineable Resource Pools
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Defineable Resource Pools
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Talent Profiles
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Real-Time Project Reporting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.2
Absence Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6
Product Lifecycle Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
2.7

Grants Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.1
Award Lifecycle Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.3
Spending Control
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.7
Indirect Cost Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.2
Billing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.2

Risk Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.3
Risk Repository
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Control Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Control Mapping
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Control Efficiency Assessments
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Automated Control Assessments
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Assessment Capture
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Issue Detection
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Automatic Notification
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Remediation and Certification
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4

Logistics

Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.1
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.0
Transportation Sourcing Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.8
Transportation Process Integration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Transportation Execution Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Freight Payment Automation
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Trade Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.6
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.0
Customs Entry Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.6
Customs Document Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.2
Customs Document Collaboration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Fulfillment Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Inventory Visibility
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
7.1
Warehouse Workforce Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.5

Product Lifecycle Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.4
Ideation Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4
Requirements Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.9
Proposal Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Innovation Portfolio Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
6.4
Product Master Data Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
5.5
Vendor Portal
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
4.5
Project Portfolio Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Epicor Prophet 21
3.6

Pros

  • Easily allows adding fields to the database. The data manager reads all fields, so just adding a field automatically brings it over.
  • Optionally purchasing a tool called "Form Wizard" allows non-programmers to add new fields to a form and move around existing fields freeing up the developer to work on other things.
  • They have a wrapper for the DevXpress grid which allows individual users to add and remove columns pertinent to their specific job.
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  • Comprehensive customization of many fields and screens
  • Offers a fairly robust API that allows external connectivity
  • Provides connectivity to Crystal Reports for improved reporting capabilities
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Cons

  • Documentation. The design of en extensible system works well once you figure it out. Some things can be tricky and time consuming.
  • They provide no support for customizations. I can understand not wanting to help write specific custom code, but they refuse to even tell anyone what a method on a base class does unless you pay them $200 an hour.
  • Their proprietary design can cause modifications to take longer. If you use one of their forms you can not load it, you must call their launch function and put you code in the "Execute" method. If they were more standardized the documentation issue would not be so bad.
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  • CRASHING, the system crashes too frequently for me. 3-5 times a day, support can't figure out why it happens. Extremely annoying when in the middle of a transaction.
  • Overall support from P21 technicians is poor. If they or you can't replicate a problem, they can't help. Even if the problem is frequent.
  • Cycle counts are a concern. Not much of a real cycle count report to check inventory daily, we had to create our own.
  • Crystal Reports and how they can link with documents are challenging. Especially for packing lists and commercial invoices. As well as certs that are created for some items.
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Likelihood to Renew

Aptean Intuitive ERP10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have a lot invested in this from user education to customizations. It would be hard to justify the cost for changing.
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Epicor Prophet 219.1
Based on 1 answer
I've used Epicor Prophet 21 for about 12 years (in various iterations). It started out as CommerceCenter by Prophet 21 then became Prophet 21 by Activant and then Prophet 21 by Epicor. So frequently, when a software company is acquired, it stops being great. That has not been the case with Epicor Prophet 21. Over the years they've been under Epicor, the product has just gotten better and better, with major extensibility enhancements and new mobile components coming online.
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Usability

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Epicor Prophet 218.2
Based on 1 answer
Overall, I love using Prophet 21. With a few rare exceptions, functions within the application have been streamlined so they can be used with as few clicks and key presses as possible. That's not to say they've given up any functionality. The platform is incredibly powerful; just easy to use.
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Reliability and Availability

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Epicor Prophet 218.2
Based on 1 answer
When hosted locally, you don't have to worry about outages unless the power goes out and the battery backups fail. It can also be hosted in the cloud which is as reliable as your internet connection. There's really no concern for outages in the software by itself. Outages are controlled by external factors.
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Performance

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Epicor Prophet 216.4
Based on 1 answer
I do feel like there are some screens and reports that could be streamlined. Prophet 21 likes to load features all at once when going into a program but a quicker load time into order entry, for example, is worth having a little latency while a non-essential tab that doesn't get used very often is opened.
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Support

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Epicor Prophet 214.1
Based on 2 answers
The support is some of the worst I've seen across all the 122 software vendors we work with. Everything is offshore and it is always vague answers, links to wiki's that don't apply, and when we pay for project support they charge $200 an hour for someone who works remote from Mexico to call you on a poor quality VoIP connection that isn't all that well trained and often doesn't have basic IT skills
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In-Person Training

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No answers yet
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Epicor Prophet 218.2
Based on 1 answer
The on-site training was great. I give it a 9 because the trainer was a chain smoker who had to excuse herself a lot to smoke. Kind of unprofessional. She was a very good trainer though.
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Online Training

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Epicor Prophet 217.3
Based on 1 answer
I had a great time with the online training. Most of the online trainings were live which meant you had opportunity to interact with instructors. I liked trying to derail them by posting funny comments to the chat window. The only complaint I had about these is they weren't recorded for later use. Well, another complaint is that they were sometimes too short.
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Implementation

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Epicor Prophet 216.4
Based on 1 answer
The overall implementation is smooth. Prophet 21 sends someone on-site for as many days as you need them to step through the initial implementation. Data conversion is the biggest trick. Make sure you get help with that portion of implementation. Also, be sure to offer plenty of training incentives to keep people coming back for more training. A little money spent up front will save you tons of headaches later.
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Alternatives Considered

This is the only ERP product I have used.
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I don't recall the other solutions we looked at
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Scalability

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Epicor Prophet 219.1
Based on 1 answer
Prophet 21 is very reliable. The database is robust and well designed. The application is also hard to break. If there's one feature I don't like, it's that they haven't accounted for the dreaded single quote. That's kind of the bane of Microsoft SQL's existence. They need to escape that character in every field that will accept it in the system. Otherwise, the system throws all kinds of errors and many times will crash.
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Return on Investment

  • Since we can customize it I would like to think it has been beneficial.
  • It is difficult to measure how well business would have done without the software.
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  • We are able to handle the workload with a low overhead.
  • System crashing doesn't really make things better for us. Can't work or get things done quickly or in a rush when the system crashes. Too much time logging in and out and setting up windows with each crash. ( Time wasted )
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Pricing Details

Aptean Intuitive ERP

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Epicor Prophet 21

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Epicor Prophet 21 More Information