ALERE ERP Software

4.50 / 5 (6)

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About ALERE ERP

Designed from the ground up with the goal of assisting users in easily finding information, ALERE ERP contains a host of powerful tool sets which increase the speed and accuracy at which orders are processed, inventory is managed, and financials are analyzed.

While fully functional out-of-the-box, ERP ALERE can be customized to better suit your unique and ever evolving work-flows.

ALERE’s integrated MRP system, with automated purchase order generation and forecasting tools, quickly and accurately assists with material replenishment and planning. An integrated CRM assists with the sales process and automatically indexes orders and items. 

200 plus preconfigured reports, with both filterable and configurable options, assist users with...


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Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

6 Reviews of ALERE ERP

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Overall

4.50 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

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March 2020

Ron from Conative Information Technology

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2020

Alere Offers Robust Functionality Reflecting Decades Of Ongoing Development & Improvement

Alere's publisher, TIW Corp, has provided superb customer service, both to our company as well as directly to our clients. This is definitely a company who understands the importance of timely responses to issues and have always gone out of their way to provide thorough resolutions. Their annual software maintenance is one of the best investments our clients can make and we never hesitate to heartily recommend that our clients stay current in order to take advantage of the new features Alere consistently provides each year.

Pros

Conative Information Technolgy specializes in providing software that accommodates and streamlines existing business workflow and assisting our clients to accomplish their stated goals and objectives. We often write custom programs that integrate with existing ERP systems. We've worked closely with Alere since the early 90's and have always been impressed with their technical depth and clearly evident commitment to providing software that preserves these custom changes even as their product evolves over time. Their custom development framework is the best we have seen in over 30 years in the business. Our clients have found Alere easy to use and navigate. Due to the design of Alere's library of intelligent objects , integration with other company systems has been accomplished with ease.

Cons

Since we reside in Canada, we have had to integrate Canadian-specific payroll programs with Alere, but this has never proven to be much of an issue as there are several ways to integrate and analyze the data.

January 2020

Matt from Michigan Meter

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Wholesale

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2020

Matt Rizzo Review of ALERE ERP Software

One of the biggest benefits we have realized is we have managed to reduce our inventory carrying costs by 40% while still stocking all the inventory we need. ALERE's robust inventory control helped us make sure we only purchase items when we need them whereas we used to stock too much slow moving inventory. We are closer than ever to "just in time" inventory control. ALERE's exceptional support of multi-tasking also allowed us to reassign 25% of our order fulfillment people to revenue generating positions such as sales and marketing which resulted in increased revenues.

Pros

There are many pros including robust inventory control and order fulfillment functionality. In addition, there is tremendous consistency throughout the screens. The result was that once I learned the sales module, I essentially also knew the purchases module due to the consistency. This is important because I do a great deal of multi-tasking. One final pro is the comprehensive nature of ALERE which allows it to manage all facets of our operations including inventory control, order fulfillment, procurement, financial reporting and service operations.

Cons

I really can't think of any cons but if I had to list something, I would suggest improved dashboard screens for increased data visibility.

February 2020

Melissa from Digilube Systems

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Chemicals

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

February 2020

New User

Everyone is able to find out information through the system, instead of constantly asking if an order has been placed. There are less errors with duplicate orders because of the warnings. On my end, setting up the system wasn't as bad as I was imagining it, and the learning curve was short for new users. We are still learning new tricks, but people have picked up the system rather quickly.

Pros

This software has so many capabilities that we didn't have available in our last software. The ease of finding information is great. We all love being able to have multiple windows up at once.

Cons

Sometimes the different tabs of the modules can take time to load, and we had some problems with errors and the system freezing up. The most problematic area is mass emailing, currently there is a large work-around to be able to send out mass emails from G-Suite. Also, we would like to be able to input customer information when using the mobility app.

Reasons for Choosing ALERE ERP

They were all more expensive. However, I think the maintenance fee for each module is a bit high in Alere, especially when we keep adding modules.

Response from TIW Technology

Replied February 2020

Hi Melissa, Thank you for the feedback. There shouldn't be a large amount of lag time between opening a tab and the feature set of the module loading. If you're experiencing that kind of issue, please let Technical Services know. We'll be happy to take a look at your data to see if it's something we can help rectify within ALERE. I'll be happy to float the idea of integrating with G-Suite past development when we compile the feature-set wish list for the next version. It may also be possible to add that integration as a customization for your organization if desired immediately. If there are other items, or functionality, you would like to see in ALERE as part of the base product, please feel free to email tech@tiwcorp.com with the feature request and we'll investigate it. Thank you again, Tim

February 2020

Jeff from Sunland Consulting, Inc.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2020

Excellent ERP Program for SMB Market

ALERE is excellent ERP solution for small to medium size business in distribution and manufacturing industries. Well organized and connected data structure provides powerful and easy to use ERP program without complex and confusing user interface. Reason pricing and low maintenance cost allow users to keep up with latest version which comes with new enhancements and better reports.

Pros

Easy to learn and use in most area of company work including accounting, inventory management, distribution and manufacturing. Normalized data structure eliminates duplicate information stored in multiple places. Drill down allows auditing process or researching information work pretty simple and straight forward. Reasonable purchase price and low maintenance cost is the best in SMB ERP market. Fast and knowledgeable support team provides dependable assistance in problem solving.

Cons

Front end program is still based on VFP9, which make some large transaction processing slow. VFP also creates ungraceful program crash in case of program or data error.

Reasons for Choosing ALERE ERP

Best Value and Best Support team

February 2020

Dennis from Tandem Technologies LLC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

February 2020

Great Value, ever improving, company that Listens

I have implemented ALERE for many companies converting from sage Pro, dynamics and older MAS 90/200. for the end user customer, you get a software product that has been designed to be upgraded meaning you pay for business software maintenance and get to use with carrying any configurations over from version to newer version. Of course, recent change from ALERE v14 to ALERE v15 introduced multi line customer's and supplier's addresses but 3-4 hours of custom forms changes - cosmetics - and on the new version with some 50+ improvements, new document management features , better service tickets and dispatching. You as a customer get value

Pros

In the world of software where every company buying software wants to implement and configure the software to meet business needs, ALERE makes this possible.

Cons

Not well know in the industry and localized in Eastern PA makes it difficult for Central and mid west companies to know

Reasons for Choosing ALERE ERP

1 year of ALERE purchase with Business care < 11 months of Sage 300 subscription and ALERE has more features. year 2 and forward Sage extremely expensive. Sage produces <10 product changes (not supporting older MS Office versions anymore counts as 1).

February 2020

Joseph from Land Data Services LLC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2020

Flexible Business Management Software

All accounts receivable, accounts payable and inventory for our business is maintained in ALERE.

Pros

Consistent flow throughout multiple functions/menus. Follows traditional bookkeeping format and is easy to audit. Good reporting filters and criteria that get better with newer revisions.

Cons

I have no issues with the software. After using the program for over 15 years, I haven't experienced a weakness in the package.