Ross Software


 

Ross ERP by Aptean is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed for the needs of process manufacturing companies in the food and beverage, chemicals, pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The solution is useful for companies that use recipes or formulas to manufacture products, typically with lot control, shelf life and traceability or recall requirements. It can be deployed as either on-premise or as a cloud-based solution.

Ross ERP is able to support business processes for planning, manufacturing, procurement, inventory, sales and customer service, shipping, costing, accounting and financial reporting with business intelligence and analytics. It supports barcode scanning to perform receiving, inventory, manufacturing and shipping functions.

Key features of Ross ERP include full bidirectional lot traceability recall from supplier to customer, inventory management, and control of multiple units of measure for catchweight, potency and packaging. It includes sales pricing capabilities including bracket pricing and cost plus pricing with promotion management and accruals.

 

Ross - Dashboard
 
  • Ross - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Ross - Mobile app menu
    Mobile app menu
  • Ross - Analytics
    Analytics
  • Ross - Supply chain management
    Supply chain management
  • Ross - Inventory report
    Inventory report
  • Ross - Order status
    Order status
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

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Specialty: High Technology

December 2014

December 2014

Decent program. User Friendly

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The functionality, it's very user friendly. Customer service is helpful.

Likes Least

It seems a little out-of-date. The product could use some upgrades.

Recommendations

Cost efficiency rating. Ensure you are willing to make the $ cash outlay.

 
 
 
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Eddie from Hardy Diagnostics
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Ross is a world class ERP system, robust and flexible enough to perfectly fit our company's needs

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Ross' rich feature set, functionality, ease of integration and customization provides the perfect infrastructure to operate and grow our company.

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Very reliable and stable system that allows us to run almost every one of our business processes on it. The product has matured over the past 20 years to encompass our company's entire landscape, including financials, inventory control, manufacturing and scheduling, bi-directional traceability, warehouse management, etc. My favorite Ross feature is its active user community and Aptean's commitment to listening and engaging with them. Aptean is by far the most customer focused software company I have ever worked with.

Cons

Uses a development language that is not well known. That being said, it is a very easy language to learn and begin developing in.

Source: Capterra
 

Troy from Berner Food & Beverage LLC
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Ross ERP is a user friendly suite designed for specific industry verticals.

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It is the heart of our system of record and has performed extremely well for us over the last 18 years of food and beverage process manufacturing. We have most recently taken on massive core and new product growth during our expedited capital investment plan and Ross ERP has sustained the growth and speed of our implementation plan.

Pros

It is a great fit for the Food & Beverage Process industry. It is the heart and soul of our business and Aptean leadership is definitely customer focused and listens to the user community. I like the feature and functionality improvement process that the supplier uses and believe this ERP suite is affordable and sufficient for the million and billion dollar companies.

Cons

It is coming and currently in development, I want the modules to be UI browser based (Chrome, IE, etc.) so there is no need to load a software client and I can use any type of mobile device. I have seen some preliminary development on this and it is exciting which will make the ease of use and screen flow outstanding.

Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from Paradise Tomato Kitchens Inc.
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Ross is an excellent process manufacturing ERP system. Flexible and powerful, Great user base.

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Single system of record for Finacial, Sales, Manufacturing and food quality data. Quick deployment of solutions to new business challenges.

Pros

It's process manufacturing focused, very flexible, powerful, fantastic user base for sharing solutuions and processes. tight integration with additional software packages from Aptean.

Cons

Some area's are a bit dated in regards to user experience. They are catching up a rapid pace basedon the current product road map.

Source: Capterra
 

David from Sadler's Smokehouse
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Excellent software that fits our business needs

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Flexability and comprehensive functionality

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Flexible and customizable to fit unique needs of our business. There is functionality that just works better than most ERP systems specifically dealing with process manufacturing

Cons

The only con that i can think of is actually not a con to others. It is the development language used. It is not a mainstream language

Source: Capterra
 

Carrie from Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats

July 2017

July 2017

Our implementation was great and we've also performed an upgrade that went even better.

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The realtime reporting and analytics due to data collection allows us to develop financial reports that refresh automatically and the tools needed for forecasting.

Cons

Of course we sometimes need to customize it but the good news is we can and we continually improve it.

Source: Capterra
 

Craig from Midwest Trading, Horticultural Supplies, Inc.
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Good overall package for small/midsized companies that is affordable. Continuous improvements made.

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Very easy to use for many different types of functions - AP, AR, SO, Inventory, Purchasing, planning, etc. Full suite of functionality. Very solid platorm.

Pros

Very easy to use for many different types of industries. The company listens to it's user base and incorporates changes that come from the field. Very strong for manufacturers. The company is constantly integrating new features and products thru acquisitions and internal development. Easy to administer and to customize. Tools for downloading data are there. Very strong user base and has yearly user's conference which is great for networking and connecting with Ross/Aptean employees.

Cons

Not on HTML5 yet, but that is in progress. Mobility with any handheld device is not fully developed, but again in progress.

Source: Capterra