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Professional Control Corporation Selects Epicor Prophet 21 to Gain Competitive Advantage

Wisconsin Distributor Opts for a Modern Enterprise Software Offering to Support New Business Opportunities

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced Professional Control Corporation has chosen the award-winning Epicor® Prophet 21® as its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to enhance customer experience and support future growth.

Professional Control Corporation is based in Germantown, Wisconsin. The company, which was founded in 1980, is a leading industrial automation and control distributor serving manufacturers in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

When the company began searching for a new ERP system, the top priority was a system with improved business analytics tools that would allow them to make better decisions to increase revenue, increase gross margins, lower inventory levels, lower expenses, and maintain customer service levels. Just as important was the ability to increase the speed, ease and accuracy of doing business with customers.

“What we are most excited about is a complete solution that fits our business needs but with tools that will allow us to mold the product to our unique business processes when needed. We’re also confident with the overall Epicor implementation and support capabilities.”
Scott Rishel, vice president and general manager, Professional Control Corporation

Building the Foundation for Growth with Industry-Specific Software

On Professional Control Corporation’s previous system, employees had to use multiple applications to do their job. The need to jump between different applications and train new employees on multiple systems caused many delays and inefficiencies. The company also had to manually update customers on their orders instead of having an automated email sent out like on Prophet 21. Large web-based competitors are raising the bar when it comes speed, information, accuracy of orders, and returns. Prophet 21 will enable Professional Control Corporation to not only keep up, but also gain an advantage in order to maintain margin levels and profits. “I expect 2018 and the years that follow will provide us opportunities to grow the business without incrementally growing expenses”, said Rishel. “Epicor will provide the foundation to develop an e-business strategy upon which will have an impact on revenue growth.”

“Epicor Prophet 21 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. “With a combination of features and functionality to accurately streamline processes, Prophet 21 enables distributors to automate pricing, inventory and even quoting, ultimately reducing time consumption.”

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