Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition

4.1
Overall rating
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4.1
Overall rating
Reviews

About Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition

Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that helps midsize businesses in the manufacturing industry with their management processes and operations. It can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud. Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition provides users multiple applications that can be used to build different roles which organizations can deploy either at the group level (customer service, scheduling, accounts payable, etc.) or at the individual user level. Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition helps users to drill down to details with one click, save queries for later use, export query results directly to Excel and set their own specific navigation and browser preferences. In addition, to protect confidential data, security can be set at the role and/or user level. Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition also offers implementation services using their exclusive role-based implementation methodology (RBIM), which includes a series of built-in management checkpoints. Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition offers support through an online knowledge base and via email and phone during business hours on weekdays.
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Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition does not have a free version.

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Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.3
Functionality
4.1
Ease of Use
3.9
Customer Support
4.1
5 reviews of 38 View all reviews
Lisa
  • Industry: Machinery
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 26/02/2020

New WorkWise Software Customer

With the implementation of WorkWise, we plan to be more streamlined in our processes as we learn to use the software effectively. We started using MRP with this software which has made the purchasing function more efficient. The DASH DDX add-on saves time as we no longer have to save our PDF's to folders on our server. The annual financial audit is much more efficient due to the EXCEL export functionality within the software.

Pros

The full functionality from Customer/Vendor setup thru the Financial Statement process. We are very excited to master the DDX function as we strive to be paperless. The ability to export data to EXCEL is very important and much more user friendly than our last software package.

Cons

It is not as intuitive as I expected, however, our company attempted to do the installation without formal WorkWise training and I don't recommend that. If I had to do it over, I would have scheduled a more formalized training and installation process.

Alternatives Considered

Global Shop Solutions and NetSuite

Reasons for Choosing Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition

EVO-ERP was not making any changes to the software and they are a small company that lacks customer service and support.

Switched From

EVO~ERP

Reasons for Switching to Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition

Company History - U.S. Based with a good track record of U.S. Service and Support Functionality within the software User Groups - User Conferences Constant improvement and innovation in software upgrades
Jennifer
  • Industry: Environmental Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 20/02/2020

Great Data; Supportive Company

Our overall experience with Workwise has been positive. We had a slow implementation, our first PM was not very involved or proactive and we had inexperienced members on our internal implementation team. We felt the discovery process was disorganized which delayed a thorough understanding of our business needs and clear articulation of how our business needs translated into system use. However, our implementation consultant always makes and takes time and help with whatever we need and has always been very helpful and accessible. We have received a lot of support from management to resolve any issues and concerns we have and to provide additional resources when needed.

Pros

We are 8 months into our live system. We are cloud-based so the accessibility from practically anywhere is great. The transparency and ability to extract and analyze data from this system is better than any previous software used by our company. We have been slow getting off the ground but we have already been able to make better, data-driven decisions and look forward to how much better we will be able to monitor the business.

Cons

There seems to be a lot of bugs. Turn around time on support tickets can be pretty slow with things that need reviewed by programmers-which would be fine but there is a lack of communication that would make that wait more tolerable. As the admin for the system, it's frustrating. when I can't give clear updates to department mangers on issues that slow their productivity.

There are a lot of clicks. Shipping large orders and orders with NNM items is very cumbersome. Bank recs and other financial functions are clunky.

Debra
  • Industry: Machinery
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
4

3
Reviewed on 08/08/2019

Software Review

There seem to be a lot of bumps in the road as we progress further into the software. We are still struggling to get all of the information we need, in and out of the software.

Pros

The ability to customize features and potential to hold all of your information in one software program. They have reps that can come out to your business to train employees how to use the software. The forms you print out look professional.

Cons

This software is designed for the user that never makes mistakes. Fixing a mistake is very cumbersome in this software, and there doesn't seem to be a quick fix for anything. We keep having to work outside of the software to solve issues to problems. The inability to edit invoices after they are processed is an issue for us. It doesn't support large projects with multiple purchase orders. The reports that are available, do not contain the information we need. The base program is very basic and needs a lot of customization to be useful which is expensive. Orders get locked up frequently and can't be used until someone releases them. Financial module could use more work.

Ian
  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 08/08/2019

Excellent ERP for Small to Medium Manufacturing Operations

We have recently went LIVE with WorkWise ERP. We are very happy with our end product and our results so far. The Sale process was great and very informative. The sales team was very good at customizing a demo for our industry and business. The implementation team was excellent. Our Project Manager did an excellent job making sure all of our needs were met and helping us stay on track to meet our 6 month implementation time frame. I would highly recommend this software for any Made to Order manufacturer.

Pros

Ease of Use
Implementation
Integration with CRM
Price
Cloud Offering
Customer Support
Engineer to Order Workflow
SolidWorks Integration
Scheduling

Cons

Install Team could be more thorough in knowledge of our Cloud Environment

Reasons for Choosing Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition

PFI purchased two businesses that were on E2 and M2M. We had to combine these two businesses and ERP's into one and successfully built and implemented this project in 6 months.

Reasons for Switching to Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition

The solidworks integration, multi-site support, and overall ease of use were our deciding factors for choosing WorkWise.
Brandon
  • Industry: Packaging & Containers
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 09/08/2019

Good System if you understand its limitations

Overall we moved to WorkWise ERP to cut costs, gain some functionality, and have direct access to our data. They delivered on all of those needs. At the time of implementation we thought we would be able to use their manufacturing system, but found that with us being a custom job shop with variable processes and materials their shop floor and job cost system is not flexible enough for us to use effectively. But, because the system is built on SQL Server we have the ability to easily tie a costing system built for our industry into WorkWise ERP.

Pros

For a great price you can pick and choose what features you need in your business. They offer pretty much everything, but some modules come with limitations. They do a great job of improving the software every year, and it's really moving in the right direction. Love the ability to add custom fields almost anywhere in the system, and change the work benches to fit your needs. Built on MS SQL Server with full access to the data when you host. Dash document repository is great by its self, but printing options in the software need improvement (see cons)

Cons

They are still working to replace the "Old" pieces of the software, and those are clunky and not very streamlined. As others have stated, their printing leaves a lot to be desired. You have very limited options when printing as everything has to be pre-defined for email/faxing and your only option at time of printing is to by-pass those presets and choose a physical printer. Even when setting up the default printers for the various documents, you need to type in the printer path, no look ups or drop downs.

Their shop floor, scheduling, and costing features are very nice, but make sure you fully understand your needs and the limitations of the software. They have a standard cost option, but if you have multiple sites you can only have one standard cost. Also when you move any item into inventory you lose the cost breakdown between labor/material/overhead.

Finally their financial reporting is very limited and clunky to put together. Luckily (like most ERP vendors) they work with a great 3rd party financial package provider that integrates great with their system and is very cost effective.

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