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Epicor Prophet 21 Modernizes Inventory Management for Koehler Rubber & Supply Co.

Leading Ohio distributor selects ERP to transform inventory and pricing system

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced Koehler Rubber & Supply Co. has chosen the award-winning Epicor® Prophet 21® software as its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to accurately control inventory and focus on sales.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Koehler Rubber was founded in 1917. Today the company is a leading supplier of specialty fluid application products throughout Ohio and the Midwest.

When Koehler Rubber began searching for a new ERP system, the top priority was a system with improved inventory and pricing tools that would allow them to do assembly work and price things out more directly. Just as important was the ability to focus more on selling and less time on administrative tasks.

“As an industrial distributor, a large portion of our work involves assembly; we can’t ship right out of the box,” explained Bernie Green, president, Koehler Rubber. “Pricing was difficult for us before, but Epicor Prophet 21 software gives us the visibility we need and allows us to price things out more accurately.”
Bernie Green, President, Koehler Rubber


Inventory control with industry-specific software

Koehler Rubber’s previous system was dated and wasn’t working well for them anymore. The system had a hard time converting and forecasting inventory and pricing items accordingly. Koehler Rubber is unique in the market place due to the wide variety of products and services that they offer, many which need to be assembled. Managing inventory is crucial for them, and Epicor Prophet 21 software will allow the company to control their inventory more accurately and in less steps than before. This increased efficiency will allow employees to spend less time on administrative tasks and focus more on sales.

“The Epicor Prophet 21 solution is a proven success for distributors of all sizes, and the software is becoming more powerful and valuable to companies that need a one-stop shop for their services,” said Doug Smith, director of product marketing, retail and distribution, Epicor Software. “With a combination of features and functionality to accurately streamline processes, Prophet 21 software enables distributors to automate pricing, inventory and even quoting, ultimately reducing time consumption.”

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