Software summarizes data in graphical snapshot.

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Knowledge Management Center, using data warehouse technology, summarizes sales, inventory, accounts receivables, accounts payables, and open orders. Software also allows distributors to set alerts whenever one activity falls outside predetermined range. Executive information system lets users access, analyze, manage, and respond to information in graphical manner, while enabling administrators to disseminate sales and marketing information to all users.

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Prophet 21 Puts Critical Information at Distributors' Fingertips

Prophet 21 Knowledge Management Center Helps Executives Access, Analyze, and Respond to Information in a Timely Manner

YARDLEY, PA, April 2, 2003 - As any businessperson will tell you, instant access to up-to-date information is vital to managing a successful business. Responding to distributors' needs for fresh, up-to-the-minute business data, Prophet 21 has developed a tool that provides executives a snapshot of their businesses at a moment's notice: Knowledge Management Center.

Knowledge Management Center, an executive information system using data warehouse technology, quickly summarizes sales, inventory, accounts receivables, accounts payables, and open orders and allows distributors to set alerts whenever an activity falls outside a range they predetermine.

"Prophet 21 provides its distributors with the technology they need to reduce operating expenses, increase sales, and improve customer service," said Chuck Boyle, Prophet 21 president and CEO. "Knowledge Management Center adds another crucial tool in a distributor's toolbox, because it helps executives access, analyze, manage, and respond to information in a graphical, easy-to-understand manner."

Easily Obtaining Critical Information

P.J. Glauber, COO of Glauber Equipment Corporation, a Lancaster, NY-based blower, compressor, and pump distributorship, could not agree more. "If you need to make a business decision and your data is one month old, you're really taking a shot in the dark," he charges.

Prior to using Knowledge Management Center, Glauber Equipment executives used a report writing system that was difficult to create and interpret. "With Knowledge Management Center, the reports are intuitive and easy to generate. They can be developed and modified on the fly, and I don't have to involve an IT person."

Ease-of-use is just one of the reasons Rodger Hurt, president of Southern Marketing Affiliates, a Jonesboro, AR-based agricultural distributor, enjoys using Knowledge Management Center. Another reason is the ability to quickly disseminate important sales and marketing information - in a graphical format - to his managers. "A lot of the time, information becomes proprietary to the people who can write the reports," he said. "But it's important stuff my managers need to know. Knowledge Management Center gives everyone - including the people who don't understand SQL tables and report writing - access to the data that drives our business."

Concludes Hurt: "Knowledge Management Center provides rich data that is easily attainable. You get a 'snapshot' of the critical numbers in your system - when you need it."

About Prophet 21

Since 1967, Prophet 21 has been a leader in providing durable goods distributors with innovative, adaptive solutions essential for running their businesses. With more than 2,000 customers and 70,000 users conducting over $35 billion in highly complex supply chain transactions annually, Prophet 21 is a true business partner, helping companies of all sizes leverage technologies and maintain a competitive advantage. Through its business technology and services, Prophet 21 seeks to streamline customers' business processes and reduce transaction costs to maximize profit and growth.

Prophet 21 offers enterprise software solutions that provide organizations with powerful, highly customizable applications designed to improve customer service and maximize their return on investment. In addition, the company offers an Internet trading network that streamlines the commerce process between distributors, manufacturers/suppliers, and end-users. A complete line of professional services backs all Prophet 21 solutions.

For more information about Prophet 21, please visit or call 1-800-PROPHET, ext. 3120.

Copyright (c) 2003 Prophet 21, Inc. All rights reserved. Prophet 21 is a registered trademark of Prophet 21, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

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