GAINSystems Software


 

GAINSystems is a cloud-based and on-premise supply chain management (SCM) solution designed for midsize to large businesses across manufacturing, distribution, MRO and retail sectors. Core functionalities include demand planning and forecasting, inventory management, replenishment and production management and sales, inventory and operations planning (SI&OP/S&OP).

GAINSystems also has a continuous process mode where real-time changes are evaluated, and recommended actions provide real-time visibility into ongoing operations.

Forecasting automatically assigns plausible and feasible forecasts to each SKU and location combination (SKUL). Demand planning allows users to explore demand patterns and make adjustments to history for promotions or ‘one-off’ events. Inventory management considers all of the costs and constraints in a supply chain to establish the optimal stocking policies and parameters. SI&OP enables all stakeholders to contribute to and monitor the performance of their supply chain periodically or in real time.

 

GAINSystems - Forecast deals
 
  • GAINSystems - Forecast deals
    Forecast deals
  • GAINSystems - Track KPI's
    Track KPI's
  • GAINSystems - Replenishment detail schedule
    Replenishment detail schedule
  • GAINSystems - Service level optimization
    Service level optimization
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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October 2018

October 2018

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Overall, great experience. Very valuable and saves us time.

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I love the relay approval process and the fact the customers don't have to login to approve content. Very efficient.

Cons

There are some glitches in how Gain posts certain things - double posting, not posting, etc.
Also, I wish there was more analytics reporting.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

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I really like the ease of scheduling posts and being able to duplicate them across various channels in gain. Moreover, I absolutely love the creative editor that helps you edit the creative for your post within the app.

Cons

Nothing in particular. I think it would be great to have mobile app to schedule and create posts.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kelsey from Hannah Schneider Creative
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

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No issues!

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I like the easy access and that it is so user-friendly. I have never had a client complain or have to ask a bunch a questions regarding how to use it.

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It runs a little slow and having to manually post to Instagram is frustrating.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Krystal from Overhead Door Company of Tampa Bay
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Highly Recommend for All Businesses and Marketing Teams

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Social media calendars have become much easier. They're actually fun to create again! I've transferred jobs twice and made sure GAIN was one of the first softwares we included in our marketing plan. I've told dozens of people about GAIN and if there was a Representative Referral Program or something, consider me the first to sign up! I love GAIN and wouldn't trade it for anything. I know they will continue to better the software and increase available features! Customer service is always on point and I truly admire that. Go Gain!

Pros

I LOVE the drag and drop feature on the calendar view.

Cons

The size minimum for photos and some link previews don't load when live on social channels. But I don't think the latter is necessarily a GAIN problem.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Pam from Buzzwordz
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2018

October 2018

What a Great APP

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My time is mine again to do with what I like. Whether it be a vacation or just a day, I can schedule my work to be posted, and trust that Gain will do the job right.

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The Gain App has allowed me to take my life back, by letting me schedule my posts as far ahead as I like and post for me. The customer service is second to none. I wish all companies took such care with their clients. When I told the customer care person I was speaking to that Gain was allowing me to take my first real vacation since opening my business 6 years ago, there was a bon voyage email when I was leaving and a welcome home email when I came back.... my family didn't even bother to that degree! A fabulous platform easy to use and great customer care.

Cons

It did not allow for posting to Google+ but apparently that is coming soon.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mary from Porter White & Company
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Very Functional and Cost Effective for Financial Services Firm

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GAIN solved a major need for our firm in a cost effective way.

Pros

We like the approvals process for compliance purposes. The software is easy to use, and we are able to export a monthly log/report showing the posts and approvals.

Cons

Having to re-certify linkedin connection monthly.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kevin from Ecolab
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

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Good software implementation team.

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Easy to use tool, canned screens
Implementation team easy to work with.

Cons

Custom reporting to fit our Business needs

Review Source: Capterra
 

Judith from Big Rock Sports
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2018

October 2018

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Being able to upload forecast for customers, channel forecasting.

Cons

Not balance buying every sku when looking at orders.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sebastien from Husky Injection Molding Systems
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Gains for Spare Parts business

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Gains helped us to really improve the way we manage our inventory
The only issues we are facing are linked to files transfers between Gains and our ERP (Server connectivity issues, partial data transfer)

Pros

- Service level management per product class
- It really improved the way we work between our different Spare Parts Centers (USA, Europe, Asia...)

Cons

- BOM demand
- Forecast made on sporadic items (items with really low demand)
- files transfers between Gains and our ERP

Review Source: Capterra
 

Bilal from Bio Rad
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

September 2018

September 2018

System on a journey

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Has nice graph functionality
Ability to make customized multi tier reports

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Not very user friendly
has limited functionality
tends to hang or crash quite often or when trying to run big reports
limited reference material and no help function

Review Source: Capterra
 


September 2018

September 2018

Useful overall

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Its shortened our forecast review cycle a fair amount, but the functionality is not well understood or trusted outside of the demand planning teams.

Pros

I like that the software does a huge amount of "heavy lifting" from a statistical analysis POV and the logic used is really well thought out.

Cons

The version we are on is dated and it can be unwieldy to use. We've also done too much customizing in some with the features and tables, so troubleshooting data issues can be difficult.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Chris from Summit Electric Supply
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

September 2018

September 2018

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The KPI's are helpful but do not match up with our systems calculations.

Pros

The forecast models and MAD determination the ease of building out orders

Cons

I like the software it is not very intuitive or user friendly the instruction manuals are not helpful.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dawn from Broan

May 2018

May 2018

Product is good but it doesn't fit manufacturing needs as well as it could.

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Our Rep is very responsive to our needs/wants. Rep Detail screen provides a lot of detail on a single screen. Like ability to drill down into PIPE. Ease of creating and running queries and MTRs. Ease of approving AROs. ERO Management is convenient. we are anxious to get started on Production Optimization.

Cons

GAINS format is not the best fit for manufactures requirements or conform to Planning & Procurement standards (APICS). Data integrity is questionable due to it's unpredictability - one day it works and next it doesn't which causes a lack of trust from Users. Need to have separate file for archive as AROs remain in PIPE after approval causing confusion when analyzing. Failure by GAINS to communicate system updates to their clients. System noise caused by daily changes to calculated safety stock, ORQs and forecast within lead time.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Robert from Broan
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Very impressed with support for enhancements used for forecasting, purchasing, and production.

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One place to see supply, demands. and forecasts unlike our legacy system. Ability to see more data at a time.

Pros

Visual KPI's that are customizable to our wants, multi-tier reporting functionality, restrictions queries allowing users to quickly access there ARO's, and waterfall for forecasts.

Cons

Inability to customize some of the calculations but most are able to customize. Exporting is our version requires CSV file then conversion to XLS.

Review Source: Capterra
 

James from Turtle & Hughes

April 2018

April 2018

Still learning how to use the GAINS application directly but the GAINS team has been helpful

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The system's versatility has interested other divisions of my company. We are currently using the system for inventory management of manufacturing sites. Each site has it's own way of dealing with inventory; the inventory systems differ per site and some sites have consignment inventory. GAINS has allowed us to configure the system on a site-by-site basis which makes our analysis a lot less tedious.

Cons

We are currently using an older version of GAINS where the user interface isn't very intuitive. It's sometimes hard to know how get certain data to show up on screen.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Bernie from Graco Inc

April 2018

April 2018

Company with vision and the passion to bring enhanced functionality to reality.

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Forecasting tools that help manage our demand and inventory management tools.

Pros

Solid functionality, easy to use and the system is easy to set up per user. The screen layout for the main forms that we use contain all relevant data so users are not having to jump from screen to screen. Report writing feature allows you to create spreadsheets that can be used with execution forms. Online processing for forecasting and inventory optimization. New innovative ideas every year that apply to what we are looking for.

Cons

Implementing new functionality can, at times, take longer then expected. We always get there but it would be nice if the process was less complicated and time consuming.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Robert from McNaughton-Mckay Electric Company
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

April 2018

April 2018

We have had a very good experience overall and GAINS has delivered on everything that they promised

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Simply put "It Works" It also is highly customization and flexible and has allowed us to achieve a high service level at an optimal inventory investment.

Cons

The reporting tools are somewhat difficult to understand and we have found them challenging as a team to use.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

The software is powerful and easy to use

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If you've used any supply chain optimization software before learning the software is very quick. The multi-echelon optimization screen is great for drilling down to find where BOM & dependent demand is coming from. The multi-tier reporting is great for building just about any report you want. Users can customize their portal screens and queries to their own preferences.

Gains Systems does a great job with user training and an annual research group conference. The conference reviews new functionality that was added from the prior year, shows potential new functionality that is in development, and surveys customers to gauge interest and identify areas of improvement.

Cons

One of the things I don't like about the software is there is no alert showing if there was a problem with data processing. In other supply chain optimization software I have used, there is an indicator which shows if data processing completed successfully or if it failed.

The support from Gains has been challenging lately. They hire a lot of new college grads to work as analysts. It seems like they are having an issue keeping them. We worked with three different analysts in under two months because the first two quit. Our implementation took longer than normal and it's been a challenge trying to get support in the last remaining open issues we have. This seems to be because of the turnover issue.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

GAINS software provides great value to our company along with outstanding customer service

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It forecasts our worldwide business nightly allowing us to service our customers.

Pros

The flexibility and capability to set up and manage our forecasts worldwide. The customer service is second to none.

Cons

Some of the functionality is underdeveloped and not as advertised. We are excited to use a feature only to find out it does not work as we expected.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Terry from DynCorp International

April 2018

April 2018

GAINS is an excellent tool!

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It takes a lot of guess work out of procuring items. It allows you to see all the data needed to help you make the right decision when purchasing parts and materials. We have 11 military sites so it also allows me to see where I need to transfer parts around to keep aircraft flying.

Cons

Can't copy and paste using your mouse. Also having to break the query every time you want to do a Forecast Review on an item. These are minor yet slow you down in the heat of the battle.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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