SYSPRO ERP Software


 

SYSPRO offers enterprise resource planning solution to support the control, integration and synchronization of the life of the manufacturing process for both short and long production runs. The solution offers the choice between on-premise and cloud-based deployment.

SYSPRO manufacturing software offers functionality to help companies manage core competencies with both standalone and integrated suite options. It helps keep finished inventory to a minimum and maintains a balance between availability and cost. It enables the definition of bills of materials. SYSPRO’s Engineering Change Control (ECC) also helps users manage changes to product versions.

Planning and scheduling production is managed with SYSPRO’s forecasting, master planning, materials requirement planning and capacity planning capabilities. It has highly-developed scheduling functionality that extends from single-constraint scheduling to multi-constraint scheduling and sequencing. Track actual versus estimated labor and manage material and scrap during work-in-progress, then extract job data for reporting.

It also integrates with many CAD and shop-floor data collection systems in the production environment for seamless implementation.

 

SYSPRO - Job Query
 
  • SYSPRO - Job Query
    Job Query
  • SYSPRO - Structures and Routings
    Structures and Routings
  • SYSPRO - Quotations
    Quotations
  • SYSPRO - Inventory Management
    Inventory Management
  • SYSPRO - Lot Traceability
    Lot Traceability
  • SYSPRO - User Dashboard
    User Dashboard
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux, Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Mark from Large manufacturing facility
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Syspro has an excellent database, but is kind of clicky

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It's an ERP. There are better ones, with easier navigation.

Pros

The database is very well structured. It was easier to create reports and custom applications because it was unambiguous and followed best practices

Cons

The actual UI left much to be desired. You have to click, a lot and some of the menus are confusing. There were no links to other records, you had to manually open the right module and start over again to find related records.

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Mary May from Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Good and Reliable Software

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Pros

This product is really helping me in terms of organizing work structure as well as keeping the operations well-monitored.

Cons

The features are limited so I look forward for more upgrade

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Anne from Food Manufacturing
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2018

August 2018

SYSPRO Review

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Pros

Syspro integrated all the necessary information as you need it. I like how I handle its customization feature to be more understandable.

Cons

A little limited based on its features. Fixing on some updates should be properly affixed to be more competitive.

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Malay from MKNetwork Inc.
Specialty: Professional Services
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Quite generic

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It will help to make it more compatible with other OSs.

Pros

Has been stable over the years for most basic features. Works well when the system is understood by new users.

Cons

Is quite slow and sometimes does work well with Google Chrome. I have to constantly keep changing browser to IE or Edge

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Anthony from Casco
Specialty: Construction & Engineering
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Syspro is feature rich, complex and does not fit our industry or our company

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It seems that there are basically two camps of Syspro users: those that love the ERP, and those that hate the ERP. That is evident in both the official and unofficial forums on the web. Overall, we can see the reporting advantages, but we are in the camp that Syspro is just not a good fit for us. We are the rare company that is in the middle - we don't hate Syspro, but we don't like it either. We definitely have more cons than pros.

Pros

Our installation of Syspro uses SQL, which allows for a great amount of reporting options. The data can also be extracted to Excel or an Access database. You can also utilize SSRS to generate reports.

Cons

1. We are unable to receive inventory in a prior period. We are a repair service and subcontractor. We will order equipment and parts on the last day of the month. However, we will not receive invoices for those parts until the next month. If we roll our period forward, then we are unable to receive inventory in that prior month. As many of our customers have service budgets, often we have to bill items through a month end; billing in a different period can mess up our customer budgets. But if we are unable to receive inventory in our prior month, then we have to "hold" the month open. That throws off our AR. Although AR and Inventory can be closed separately, it will not work as no new Sales Orders can be open due to a period mismatch between Inventory and AR. That essentially means that we have to choose between Cash (AR Receipts) or Inventory being correct. The other will be off unless we juggle daily processes (like stop recording AR Cash Receipts in the ERP). This is a huge problem as often the prices on our inventory purchases can vary daily. As such, we often do not have an exact cost until our invoice is received from our vendor. As such, inventory is often required to be received in a prior period.

2. There are multiple ways in which to set permissions for users. We upgraded a few years ago from Syspro 6.1 to Syspro 7.0. Upon doing so, many users lost permissions. We have a service contract with Syspro (directly, not through a VAR), and they told us it should not have done that. They worked with us and could not find out why that occurred. After a few weeks, we ended up opening all permissions to everyone in order for people to perform their duties. Syspro never provided us with a resolution. This is not an optimal setup.

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Alan from Pacific Shine Group
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2018

January 2018

A very comprehensive ERP solution for a variety of small to medium size companies.

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Pros

SysPro is a complete ERP solution for both distribution and manufacturing companies, which is my experience with this software. However, I don't see any reason why a service company cannot use this product as the software is licensed by the module and overall implementation can be custom tailored to the needs of each organization.
The accounting and finance section is robust and complete and the general ledger can serve large organizations.
Inventory and warehouse menaagement are comprehensive and should only require minor customization for most companies that use it. I imagine most of the customization can be done in-house using the power-tailoring capabilities.
Another powerful set of features allow each user to have a custom and unique user interface with only the needed functionality and using personalized colors, fonts, and other graphics.

Cons

Browsing capability is limited to a relatively small number of records if you don't want to wait a very long time to see results. Alternatively, you can query the data you need using MS-Query or SQL Server Management Studio to get quick and accurate results.
Many of the system reports are not very useful. Here again, you can design your own reports or use your own queries.

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Mike from ORCA Coolers
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

SYSPRO is not a good fit for what we do at our company.

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I'm sure there's other companies that like SYSPRO, it's just not a good fit for our company as we are currently using it. Perhaps if someone were to customize it and increase the speed it might be better. It seems to do alot, it just doesn't do anything quickly.

Pros

It does a lot of things......so I guess the features are there and it does a lot of things some companies need.

Cons

Its slow, cumbersome, not easy to teach, not easy to learn, not easy to use. Very slow.....very very slow.

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Bill from TDBI
Specialty: Construction & Engineering
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Good

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Customer Support

Thanks

Pros

Quick response! They quickly had recommendation for the type of software I was looking to purchase.

Cons

There is nothing that I am aware of that I would consider as a negative to the service that they provided

 
 

Ross from Dynamic Industrial Group
Specialty: Aerospace & Defense
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Frustration awaits

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As with most MRP systems, junk in junk out- so don't start with junk! the long process of data entry pays off when you can retrieve information with minimal searching. This system defaults are too limited and lack enough information. When I run cost analysis of a product/job I should be able to determine piece price and all factors are broken down if my widget costs in material, labor, and from outside process, these should be easy to find, not search different areas for individual costs or have to write a Crystal report to cover this. Accounting features are good for general applications but lack the details that are so often a requirement for me to review for costing and margin.

Pros

Keeps track of most everything with little effort. There is the standard trackers that can account for inventory and process planning. major customization abilities.

Cons

Pulling data that would seem logical is just beyond your reach, requires a lot of customization to retrieve common data that is a logical default field.

 
 

Joshua from Sunview Patio Doors Ltd.
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Structured capabilities with flexible customization to meet our needs

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Overall, a good experience with the software in achieving what we need from an ERP software

Pros

SYSPRO allows for a variety of screen customization and scripting in order to get the desired behaviour. 3rd party software integration through Business Objects allow us to achieve virtually any functionality and any desired level of automation.

Cons

Documentation on 3rd party interfacing is not thoroughly documented. There's sometimes a bit of guesswork required to achieve that taks. New port releases are usually a bit uncertain and best to wait a few weeks before upgrading.

 
 

KRIS from Lith-O-Roll Corporation
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Syspro Software

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I have worked with many ERP systems and ??Syspro is as good as any better than most. It is very flexible but ridgid which is what you want in an ERP system. We have been using it for over 10 years and find it to have very few glitches and very few software errors. It is a very reliable system. We currently use the MRP module as well as the AP, AR, GL, BOM, INV, WIP, Sales Order, Requirements Planning, Forecasting and they all performs well and are nicely integrated.

Pros

Module integration, User defined screens, Flexibility, Ridigity, Ease of use, Constant upgrades, User support groups, Add on enhancements from secondary software companies.

Cons

Lack of premade printed forms. Such as PO, Sales Order, Invoice, Job Router etc.

Advice to Others

I would recommend Syspro as a very good ERP solution for any company large or small.

 
 

Lindsay from Multifeeder Technology, Inc.
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Syspro

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Great product! Has many modules and others that can integrate.

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Reports are mainly all custom and we need our IT to pull and can't do it on our own.

 
 

Yogi from Shefaria Ent Inc
Specialty: Chemicals
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Syspro

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Value for Money

Good for process manufacturing, not so much for retail

Pros

Well, organized menu.

Cons

Limited functionality. I come from a SAP shop, Syspro is very limited comparatively.

Advice to Others

Excellent product if you ar medium sized and don't plan to expand too much.

 
 

Adrianna from Carlisle Foodservice Products
Specialty: Consumer Products
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Syspro= flexibility, accuracy, & value

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Value for Money

Syspro is a flexible system in respect to various modules that can be purchased and with slight adjustments can be customized. Accuracy is as good as system input data but reports can showcase possible errors within data. Overall value is great when needing an ERP system for multiple company locations.

Pros

I used Syspro when overseeing 5 manufacturing plant locations. The locations where not integrated to use the same system. Syspro provided the technically to duplicate the same reports and overall streamlined the functionality between plants even though they were separated. Reporting was easy due to this.

Cons

Syspro has a wealth of opportunity and with each area, a company must balance the cost to buy that section verse benefit.

Advice to Others

Syspro might be an older written system but it serves the same overall functionality as the new programs. Engage the workers on their true needs in regards to fit form and function prior to making any investment. I highly recommend Syspro due to the flexibility and ease of learning the software.

 
 

Janeth from Classic Containers Inc
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Classic Review

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constantly glitches, technical support slow to respond back on issues.

Pros

the log report allows me to easily to trace.

Cons

discrepancy on inventory scan qty, example: scan a job in each and the same job it gets scan in thousands.

Advice to Others

N/A

 
 

La Donna from Pittsburgh Plastics Manufacturing
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Best ERP System

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Over the years I have used and implemented many MRP systems. I find SYSPRO to be the best of all I have used. Their MRP module saved our company countless hours and frustration of running out of materials. We are a contact manufacturer and this system works very well for us. They system allows you to add custom fields and allows you to customized all your own forms. We have been using SYSPRO since 2011.

Pros

As with any system bugs that pop up, but I have found they are fixed in port releases, shortly after I find them. SYSPRO is allows you to customize which I find to be very beneficial for our company. Also since you can access your own SQL database on your own server, you can write any reports needed with the Crystal Report Writer they provide with the software.

Cons

Their quoting module leaves a little bit to be desired, but I believe they are working on updating that module. Also they do not offer “Non Stock” part codes that can be kept in an inventory file as an expense item, as an inventory item GL code is based on Warehouse.

Advice to Others

The right implementation partner is very important, and give the proper time and attention to getting the GL integrations correct, and allow time to test your data in a test environment, before going live.

 
 

jerome from Lone Star Bakery
Specialty: Manufacturing

September 2016

September 2016

Excellent Customer Support

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Likes Best

The software is extremely powerful for the price and the software and customer support are top notch.

Likes Least

Lack of early time zone support. Being 2 hours difference in time zones results in some delays on answers.

Recommendations

Make sure to see a demo for a company in the same industry as yours.

 
 

John from MCI Foods
Specialty: Manufacturing

September 2016

September 2016

Syspro has been our work-horse for 16+ years!

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Likes Best

The support is great and they are always enhancing the product. Our CRR is awesome and very helpful.
The manufacturing side is great and the BOM function works very well with formulas and batching in the food industry. The lot functions and traceability is great as well.

Likes Least

Having to upgrade our custom modifications every time there is a major release. This is self-inflicted somewhat.. but it keeps us behind in the upgrade cycle. And the custom programming is expensive!

Recommendations

Try to avoid custom modifications if you can, it's difficult to upgrade and expensive with having to have the custom mods re-compiled every time.

 
 

Pat from ICONACY Orthopedic Implants, LLC
Specialty: Manufacturing

September 2016

September 2016

Extremely user friendly, including required maintenance

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Likes Best

Per above, user friendly and easy to navigate. Service has been timely and effective.

Likes Least

The "help" function within the software does not provide detailed assistance when trying to understand and complete transactions.

Recommendations

Determine your current and future IT needs and its ability to accomplish your financial reporting goals.

 
 

Joe from PermianLide
Specialty: Manufacturing

September 2016

September 2016

Just in time

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Likes Best

we chose Syspro just as we were merging 2 manufacturing companies with 7 manufacturing facilities in 3 states. The flexibility allowed us to complete this merger and keep all the financials and manufacturing data separated. the open database of SQL allows reporting with any software that can read sql. We have been on the software 8 years and SYSPRO has constantly stayed current with the latest developments in the IT area.

Likes Least

the software is all encompassing so you need know all the details of how your manual processes work.

Recommendations

get your processes in order and pay close attention to the Implementation planning offered by the vendor. Find yoursef a good VAR

 
 
 
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Olga from Sisu
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

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Its overall pretty good, its has lots of functionality and ability for tracking and storing information.

Pros

It's good at managing inventory, keeping track of everything and providing reporting into excel that allows one to work in and create and look for whatever is needed.

Cons

I found it at first a little hard to know how to use it, I found I would accidentally delete fields in my search area screen and not know how I did it and how to get it back. But other than that once you know how to use it, its fairly user friendly.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rick from Interstate Plastics
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Good product

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Pros

Wealth of features, functionality, and reporting.

Cons

Expensive and requires expert level support to maintain.

Review Source: Capterra
 


September 2018

September 2018

Syspro

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Pros

I enjoy the overall ease of use that Syspro provides for importing customer's orders in to our system. We are able to quickly take a customer's purchase order and convert it to a streamlined format. Another useful feature of Syspro is being able to access our inventory at any given moment. Being able to have an up to date look at our inventory when dealing with clients is essential and Syspro makes this possible in an easy to understand format.

Cons

I'd like to see Syspro start to implement some automated features in their upcoming releases. A lot of steps have to be done manually in order to get results. Another improvement that would be greatly helpful is adjusting the overall discount for material when entering line items. This has to be done by each individual line when it would be a huge time saver to adjust the entire order at once.

Review Source: Capterra
 


September 2018

September 2018

Perfect ERP system on a tight budget

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Syspro is the perfect ERP for small organisations that simply do not need to scale-ability of much larger and better marketed ERP systems. The software, using its MS-SQL database will give you almost any report you require, otherwise you can extract the data you need, import it into your favourite spreadsheet program and compile those reports you need. Using SRS (Syspro Reporting Services) you can easily compile forms and reports and make them look how you want.

Cons

Without a good and easily accessible local resource/service agent, the customisation possibilities are terribly daunting.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Doug from Qualbe Marketing Group
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Priced well for the functionality

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It's a solid product.

Pros

You can pretty much get a module for about anything you want to do.

Cons

Some modules are written in different countries and so the data validation and user interfaces are not always uniform.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Chip from Choctaw Defense
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Expensive to purchase, setup, and maintain.

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Good functionality.

Pros

A plethora of functionality and data collected. Can perform modifications of limited functionality by user.

Cons

Very expensive to setup and maintain the data. Requires constant technical support for users and data.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Doug from Qualbe Marketing Group
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Quality mid-market ERP offering

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Much better and an accounting package and custom software cobbled together.

Pros

The GUI is solid and intuitive. The support is responsive and positive facing. The ability to do a SQL install is good. Third party offerings are helpful as well.

Cons

International development across countries ends up producing a varied interaction with the product. Lack of consistency in the interface that is sometimes bothersome. Sometimes it seemed they didn't debug well with new releases.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Zach from PPI
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

ERP software that is relatively low cost and feature lite, but meets my company requirements

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Enterprise Resource Planning with low cost and lite features that is not too cumbersome

Pros

Syspro ERP has all the features a small business would need in Enterprise Resource Planning software, without being too feature rich

Cons

some of the features are not as intuitive or user friendly as one would expect, I had difficulty switching from my previous software

Review Source: Capterra
 

Teri from L A Aluminum Casting Co
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Syspro Use for a Small Manufacturer

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This is our 10th year using Syspro ERP software and for the most part, it has worked well and improved our efficiency and productivity. There are still some issues that haven't been addressed with any updates but we are confident they will be resolved with the next update.

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Issues have come up that updates have not fixed

Review Source: Capterra