Cetec ERP Software


 

Cetec ERP offers a suite of modern ERP, MRP, and QMS software solutions. Applications include ERP, Job Costing, Manufacturing Execution, Production Scheduling, ISO 9001 Management, Electronic Routers/Work Instructions, Inspection Reporting, and much more.

Cetec ERP can be installed locally or deployed in the cloud, reducing up-front costs. It's suited for growing manufacturers in the aerospace, metal fabrication, medical, military, and electronics verticals, in addition to several others.

Cetec ERP was developed to grow with your business. Cetec provides a path to a fully integrated ERP system, with premier full-suite accounting, purchasing, inventory control, and custom reporting upgrades available to leverage as your business expands. With Cetec ERP, manufacturers have a single source to more effectively manage the shop floor, maximize cash flow, and grow as a business.

 

Cetec ERP - Material requirements
 
  • Cetec ERP - Material requirements
    Material requirements
  • Cetec ERP - Work order
    Work order
  • Cetec ERP - Documents
    Documents
  • Cetec ERP - Report writer
    Report writer
  • Cetec ERP - Quote line breakdown
    Quote line breakdown
  • Cetec ERP - Work order instructions
    Work order instructions
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Todd from TACK Electronics, Inc.
Specialty: Wire & Cable
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great Software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We rely on Cetec ERP to control all of our business practices in one central location. This software is essential for us to focus on what we do best, which is supporting our customer needs.

Pros

The integration of all data across business functions, real time updating, and high level ease of use. Solid phone/email support, good reporting, and easy to utilize tables and fields. Very configurable with lots of options. There are great ways to view information entirely and standardize processes across the company.

Cons

Configuration options are very vast, and unless you're a programmer - or understand advanced computer software well, it's difficult to know what the system is capable of doing or if there is a better way to be using the software. Certain sections of the software tend to be slow to update or access various pages. The company website contains lots of support, but overall training is lacking specifically with updates and fixes that have been implemented.

 
 

SHBS from JB, LLC
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great modern platform for small businesses

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Coming from the legacy software program, it was an easy transition filled with wonderful advancements and enhancements. It really helped launch our new start up into this century with tons of room for growth. It has enabled our company to look larger and more professional than ever before and has given us the opportunity to become ISO certified quickly and confidently. I think the best part about the Cetec ERP program is the support staff. The door is always open, and the incredible team is always wanting to know more from the clients as to where we need to go and where we see needed changes that are required for success. We pay less for our software system which drives our engine, than we do for our cell phone bill!

Pros

Staff support
Cost
Constantly evolving
Cloud based

Cons

1. Weaker accounting functions
2. If restrictions are not put in place it is very easy for staff members to accidentally delete or change information.
3. Some more customization would be awesome

 
 

Brittany from TACK Electronics
Specialty: Wire & Cable
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

User friendly ERP

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Cetec ERP is very user friendly and has served us well. The team is responsive to our questions and ideas on how to customize the system to best fit our company's individual needs. Cetec integrates all aspects of our business making visibility in all departments clear and easy.

 
 

Terry from Buse Industries
Specialty: Wire & Cable
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Terry Messmer's review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I started at my current company in March of 2016. I had not received any training, but was able to pick up how to maneuver around the system easily.
Very user friendly. I also am in charge of Buse's Vendor/Supplier evaluation process which is required to maintain ISO status. There are many easy to run reports that support the ISO requirements.

Pros

Manufacturing capabilities.
When you place a customer on "production hold" due to past due accounts receivable balances on their account, no information can be entered or processed until the credit hold is removed. Great control functionality.
I like the fact that you have all the modules you need to run your business effectively

Cons

A couple of inquiries take more time to process than expected, but not to a point of slowing the process at hand to an unacceptable level.
I like the fact that you have all the modules you need to run

 
 

John from Buse Industries, Inc.
Specialty: Wire & Cable
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Cetec ERP is a great value

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We have been using Cetec ERP for 2.5 years. The team at Tech-X continually upgrades and improves their product on a regular basis throughout the year. We are very pleased with how responsive they are to our requests, and how much functionality they continually add to the product.

 
 

Gerald from Tufts University - The Gordon Institute
Specialty: High Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

CETECERP is great

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I began implementing material management systems in the 1980s, when they cost million of dollars and required a team of people to install the system in the "glass house" data center. CETECERP provides most of the functionality of those systems with implementation times and costs that are a fraction of what clients paid in the 1980s and 1990s. Quickly operational, it requires minimal training before I could use it to operate a simulated company to complete a full cycle of planning to shipping our "product." I run a business assistance program in Maine, supporting close to 100 companies, and would recommend CETEC to any of them as a means of tracking inventory, production and results.

Pros

Ease of use, integration of the modules, and flexibility in terms of supporting everything from make to stock to make to order. I implemented the software myself, after a brief phone based training session with CETEC, and was impressed by its support for all production modes from make to stock to make to order. The product provides features such as serialization and lot tracking which I was pleased to find in such a low-cost product!

Cons

There is little not to like in the CETEC ERP. One could always look for more functionality in financial and simulation capabilities, I suppose, but I'm not sure that's what a small company requires versus the ability to plan and manage its operations.

 
 

Don from Sager electronics
Specialty: Electronics
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Director of Mfg Operations

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Nice system that offers lots of upside for contract manufacturers. Orders are easy to track, move and communicate inside the ERP system. We converted from a DOS system and this offers many more opportunities for advancement for our factory. QA module, scheduling to estimated times and visibility to identify differences, ...
I like the BOM is the control for all job related documentation.

Pros

Lots of capability without having to buy outside modules (APM, QA, ...)

Cons

For our application, the RMA process is difficult and we can't use the invoice cancel option.

 
 

Lance from FIXTUREWORKS
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great product and better service

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Overall great package. A+ company and product.
The software is easy to implement and therefore the benefits are almost immediate.

 
 

Jordan from Fairmount Technologies, LLC.
Specialty: Metal Processing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Fairmount Technologies Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Thus far, my experience with this program has been positive. As I am completely new to ERP systems in general, it will take some time to get used to this system.

Pros

Simple and easy to navigate for the most part. Allows you to add fields that are specific to your company which is helpful.

Cons

Support page could be a little more extensive.

 
 

Alan from Pacific Shine Group
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Our impression of Cetec ERP

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Value for Money

Our consulting firm is in the process of evaluating CetecERP for recommending it to our client base, many of which are manufacturers. We were recently given access to an evaluation account and the ability to enter test data into all areas of the program.

This is a comprehensive solution for manufacturers and distribution organizations, primarily in the small to medium business size range. System architecture allows users to add additional data dimensions via bonus fields which can be used in analytics functions. This solution seems to be a departure from the older generation applications where accounting period were limited by the accounting / manufacturing calendars they were able to accommodate. Our understanding is that any number of accounting periods and date ranges can be used and there is no traditional period end close function required.

Pros

1) Low cost per user in a web based solution
2) Comprehensive manufacturing and distribution functions
3) Ideal for growing companies who can grow into the solution without committing to a tier I / II ERP solution.
4) Implementation seems straight-forward with minimal external consulting expense.
5) Developer / Publisher offers customization services at a modest cost due to quick project duration and quick implementations.

Cons

1) At this time some of the accounting functions, particularly the general ledger are limited for use in relatively small organizations. We are told that the developer is working on strengthening the the capability of the GL where it will be able to be used with much larger organizations, companies with complex organization structure and many business units / multi-level corporate hierarchies.
2) There is no fixed assets module at this time. The CIP function (construction in progress) can probably be implemented using work orders, but depreciation must be calculated outside this application.

 
 

George from Frontier Oil Tools
Specialty: Petroleum / Oil & Gas
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

CETEC for Engnieering and manufacturing

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We opened a engineering and manufacturing organization in March of 2014. From the start, we choose to purchase and use the CETEC ERP system. We felt it was priced well for the functionality it brought our company.
My usage of the system is focused on the engineering side of the business. In CETEC, we create part numbers for each of our make and buy components. Attached to these part numbers are PDF files of our engineering drawings, material and coating specifications or other information required to make or purchase a given part.
We separate the different products to sell into individual product categories (PRC codes). Then using the PRC code assignment, we are able to create a bill of materials (BOM) for each assembly we are to produce.
Engineering has several assigned CETEC customer numbers. With these customer numbers, we are able to create internal quotes and then easily push those to manufacturing for prototype parts to be made for testing. At year's end, we are able to quickly run system reports to determine the R&D expenditures for tax purposes. This functionality has came in very handy for tracking and defining our R&D cost. We also run reports by PRC code to define which products are sell and which are not.
Beyond manufacturing, sales uses the system to quote products to our customers. When these turn to orders, the CETEC system E-mails engineering that an order have been received. We review the order, create new drawings and assembly's as needed, then use CETEC to notify manufacturing of the production demand. Manufacturing uses the system to control raw material inventory and parts demand. Part non-conformance's are entered into CETEC and sent up to engineering for disposition. Information flows quite well within our company without paper work trading hands.
CETEC has proven to be a good software for our engineering and production needs. When the occasional application problems has arisen, I've worked with directly with CETEC in working out a solution. It is nice to have the support. There's also an accounting side and other functionality within CETEC which I do not use; but others within the organization use it. Surprisingly, given that CETEC software interfaces with our entire company it is easy to use and intuitive. I would recommend it for use by other company's.

George Melenyzer
V.P. Engineering
Frontier OIL Tools
Houston, Texas

Pros

First, I like that it is easy to interface with. We can quickly enter and correct data into the system. I like that it sends notifications to my e-mail with my action is required. I like that CTEC is being use by our entire organization so we are all on the same page.

Cons

From the engineering side, CETEC has a limited description based look-up function. So in order to separate the differing assembly's we manufacture, we must have a "Smart" numbering system. It's workable but takes some forethought to get set up correctly.

 
 

Becki from Bimac
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Cetec Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

As the main user/trainer at our company I am pleased with the way Cetec ERP has worked. Change is always hard and Cetec staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful in making our transition easier. I work in all parts of the system from quotes, sales, production, accounting and purchasing and the user friendly aspect is great.

Pros

Web based access from anywhere, which is a huge plus from our old system. The help button and videos are a great way to find answers to questions. User friendly. Easy to navigate the system.

Cons

Commissions, I would like to see it integrate with accounting.

 
 

John E. from Justice Bearing, LLC
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Cetec's ERP Software meeting our needs and more

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Our industry is rather unusual. We are a wholesale distributor, importing and exporting, with some value added services to enhance our product offering. We are able to packaging, lubricate and modify our product to meet our customers demands with full tractability that stays with the order indefinitely. The ability to attach documents, pictures, notes etc. to orders is essential in our business and Cetec's ERP system has made this nearly effortless.

Pros

Having an ERP system allows us to service our customers at any time of day

Cons

None

 
 

Sam from Schofield Enterprises
Specialty: Wire & Cable
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great Product!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We have implemented CETEC ERP into our company over 1 year ago. The time saved and productivity increase is a real asset to the company. This system handles everything we need to keep our company running smoothly. The customer support is unbelievably excellent. CETEC employees are always fast to answer question and make it their number one priority to make sure their customers are 100% satisfied with the product.

Pros

Ease of use, Customer Support

Cons

None

 
 

Yvonne from Illumitex, Inc.
Specialty: Consumer Products
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Cetec

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

We have been on Cetec for about a year and a half and so far it is been a great experience. There are so many parts of this system, we are still finding functionality that we didn't know about. The staff has been good about giving us the support we need and the implementation was long with the amount of data we had, but worked out well in the end.

 
 

Shawn from SE Acquisitions Inc D/B/A Schofield Enterprises
Specialty: Job Shop
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great ERP to work with!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I was able to install this ERP in 60 days and have production continue without any issues. Fully integrated in a few months and off and running! The reports are easily exported into Excel. I am now able to track internal PPM and show what our internal issues are. Great value for the money. Comes highly recommended!

Pros

Everything at your finger tips. From PPM to Labor Variance. Easily track materials throughout the supply chain.

Cons

Updates may change items that do not require updates.

 
 

John from Fairmount Technologies LLC
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Early impressions of the Software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I work for a small technology start-up that is trying to move into manufacturing for local aerospace companies. As we are a developing company, it was important to try and get a software that would allow us to grow into it. Cetec gives us access to all of their modules for a price much lower than any of the other ERP systems we looked into. We have just started using the system, but so far the software seems like a great value and the customer service has been top notch. We are hoping to work with Cetec to further support AS9100 requirements.

Pros

-Cost - All modules were included for a low monthly subscription. Several other companies were offering quality modules only for at least twice the price.
-Customer Service - Quick email response so far
-Easy to use - programming appears to be consistent throughout so the learning curve to learn another module should be small.

Cons

- Currently there is not functionality to keep track of training of employees
- Documents must be downloaded. They don't just show up on in the program.

 
 

Matthew from Smith Material Solutions
Specialty: Petroleum / Oil & Gas
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great ERP!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Cetec ERP is a great, easy to use ERP solution for Frontier Oil Tools. We implemented to system upon the company's start-up and we never looked back. Easy of exporting data into excel, cross-functional reports, and seamless implementation were some the reasons we chose CETEC. The system helped us streamline our processes and establish strong procedures across the organization. I would choose CETEC again every time.

Pros

Easy to use functionality.

Cons

None

 
 

Jennifer from CIRS, Inc.
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great Choice

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Our company was in the process of researching ERP systems to switch to when we came across CETEC ERP. We decided to add them to our list of demos out of curiosity. We had not heard of them before, but from the looks of things the software options were great, we love the idea of cloud based, the pricing was competitive, and it seemed to meet most everything on our list for what we needed an ERP system to do.

Long story short, CETEC beat out their 5 other competitors with their demo. Our entire team agreed that CETEC was the best option for us. The implementation when great, we had zero down time, we were able to do everything we were doing in our old system as well as add a few more new things, and most importantly we have stayed way below our budget and received a much better product.

Pros

-Customer service is exceptional from demo straight through to the end. All the employee's at CETEC are very knowledgeable and quick to help.
-They allow for you to implement at your own pace and in phases.
-There system is customizable to the needs of your business.
-Unlike the other companies we were considering, CETEC does quarterly software updates to add new features that customers have requested.
-While in the system, there is a help tab with documents and videos as well as a quick email link to their support team. We use these features all the time!
-The system really is user friendly. The majority of our team is 40's and up, and they have found it easy to adapt to.

Cons

-System was a little slow, but that issue was more or less resolved and CETEC is continuing to progress.
-There are a few minor inconsistencies with the engineering, but nothing that is an immediate fix.

 
 

Jackie from CIRS
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

120 day Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

120 day eval
Our data is better.
We have same capabilities as previous system - just getting it is different.
We now have added feature of seeing production
We are aware of some Cetec advanced features and continue to tweek our processes to get the most ouf of Cetec.

Great system - our problem: data issues which makes Cetec Support job challenging! Only advice: Get your data up to speed, have a good migration plan, and you will be very very happy.

Pros

Excellent Support Staff who responds to questions timely
Ease of Implementation
Logical workflow requiring minimal training

Cons

pro/con - when Cetec is notified of an issue, the support staff "Fixes" glitches quickly without global notification. The person making them aware is notified the fix is made and the change appears in their newsletter following, but it is a surprise sometimes.