Skip to main content

P21 Webinar Highlights

Karthik Chidambaram
January 5, 2018 |

Prophet 21 Worldwide User Group Webinar Wrap-Up

This past December, I gave a webinar to the Epicor Prophet 21 Worldwide User Group in which we discussed how manufacturers and distributors can drive their online revenue with Magento & Epicor’s Prophet 21 ERP system. Through the webinar, I was able to interact with several P21 users, and learn first-hand about their daily needs and insights as they relate to creating value with such an integration. Additionally, we had a great Q & A session, and below I’ll highlight a few of the popular questions that were asked.

Magento P21 Integration FAQ’s

Q: Can Magento calculate shipping by using both weight and product dimensions or does it calculate solely on weight?

A: While shipping based on product dimensions is not native functionality within Magento, there are several extensions-/SaaS-based products we’ve successfully implemented in the past to accomplish such a need.

Q: Is pricing for the Magento and P21 integration based on entire sales, or just online sales?

A: The connector provided by DCKAP is priced based on the API calls. For instance, if you would want to bring in the orders placed on P21 to Magento (rather than just Magento to P21), then there will pricing for those API calls as well. In this case, it might look like the pricing is based on overall sales, rather than just the online sales. Hence, pricing is flexible based on the client needs.

Q: Why is this solution better than the B2B Seller?

A: Simply, Magento is the most powerful and scalable e-commerce platform available, and offers flexibility and options that others such as B2B Seller do not. As mentioned above, there is a wide array of extensions and plug-ins to accommodate most any needs available exclusively to Magento users in the Magento Marketplace. By the numbers, Magento transacts over 100 Billion annually in digital commerce sales, and merchants on Magento see an average of 30% faster growth than merchants on competing platforms.

Q: What is the cost of this Magento and P21 integration?

A: There are simply too many factors and requirements that go into the implementation to accurately quote an estimate. However, feel free to get in touch with us and we’d be happy to schedule a meeting and give you a free estimate based on your project requirements.

Q: Do you provide one way or two-way syncing between P21 and Magento?

A: The connector is entirely flexible and you can define the items which you need to sync as either a one or two-way sync.

Ready to Make the Switch?

If you are a manufacturer or distributor currently on B2B Seller, or with no e-commerce store, who wants a more powerful and agile option to drive your online sales, than our Magento P21 integration is likely just what you need.

Download our presentation deck by clicking the image below

pfd webinar

Karthik Chidambaram

Karthik Chidambaram is the Founder & CEO of DCKAP. He bootstrapped the company from his small apartment in Chicago, Illinois. DCKAP simplifies commerce for distributors. DCKAP was started with 2 people, 2 computers and 2 desks and is now a global and distributed team. Karthik reckons industry setbacks and renders solid & practical solutions to organizations. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. You can read more about him on his personal blog here.

More posts by Karthik Chidambaram