During a recent ERP selection project, we had the opportunity to review the ProcessPro® Premier software solution from ProcessPro Software. This ERP solution is designed for process manufacturers within the industries of food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and chemical.
ProcessPro® Premier includes a MS Documents (File Manager) look and feel for navigation which is very easy to use. The reporting tools are BI like with dashboards and multiple level of report and graph creation (end user to more technical), and go directly at the live data.
The CRM tool is from SAGE and is very easy to use. The tab format of SAGE CRM offers the ability to see the customer 360 degree view, and drill into a specific person at the customer to see information as it relates to only that customer. It is fully integrated with both ProcessPro ERP and MS. Outlook.
For organizations who operate in a process manufacturing environment that is make to order, ProcessPro offers the ability to release a batch ticket for a specific customer order without the need to run MRP (recommended to run MRP daily/weekly). Also, the ability to bill as produced, or track consignment inventories, provide flexibility of ownership for customers.
ProcessPro has setup formula management in a separate R&D company to allow chemists to have and area to create new formula’s without affecting the manufacturing database. A quote (sample) can be created in the R&D company and the order can be created in the manufacturing company. The ability to manage formula’s in a separate company offers a PDM like tool without the extra cost. Some of the other capabilities include, formula audit trails, Active vs. Inactive, MSDS, and C of A’s.
The ERP product offers visual scheduling trucks for the dock, and a drag and drop scheduling board for production. Purchasing and Manufacturing offer standard process features.
If the company is a small to mid-sized manufacturer of food, chemicals, HBA, or other processed goods, ProcessPro® Premier ERP software is a good fit for the ERP selection short list.