Activant Solutions, Inc. has made available version 11.5 of Prophet 21, the vendor's business software for managing orders, inventory, warehousing, purchasing, finance, customer relationships, reporting and analysis, and electronic business. The new version of the Windows-based software includes new lost-sales reason codes and improved profit-margin tracking, among other things. New portal-view functionality makes for quicker validation of orders, Activant said. Prophet 21 launches a portal view each time a new module is opened, populating role-and module-specific information that allows users quickly to open tasks, quotes and orders. Enhanced commission-module functionality allows commissions to be calculated based on order type, with adjustments for terms and late payments. Integration between Prophet 21 and Microsoft Excel has been enhanced to improve auditing accuracy, by offering users the freedom to insert, remove or reposition lines on any Excel spreadsheet associated with a financial statement. Users also have the option to specify a gross-profit percentage and cost source at the product-group level, in order to ensure that all items within a given group continue to yield desired profit margins.
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