Expandable ERP Software


 

Expandable by Focus Works, Inc. is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed for manufacturers of all sizes. It offers material requirement planning, production planning, accounting, business intelligence and supply chain management functionalities within a suite. The product runs on a Microsoft SQL server and can be installed on-premise or run as a cloud-based application over the web.

The manufacturing module allows users to manage job scheduling, costing, material management, inventory and production scheduling. The product also offers an accounting module, which allows users to manage accounts payable and receivable, create general ledgers, calculate taxes and process multi-currency transactions. The reporting module offers standard and ad-hoc reports for progress evaluation.

The cloud-based offering is available on a subscription pricing, while the on-premise version is available for a perpetual license fee. The vendor offers implementation, training and troubleshooting support via phone, email and online options.

 

Expandable ERP  - Serial number editor with cross references
 
  • Expandable ERP  - Serial number editor with cross references
    Serial number editor with cross references
  • Expandable ERP  - BI dashboard
    BI dashboard
  • Expandable ERP  - Bill of materials viewer
    Bill of materials viewer
  • Expandable ERP  - Integration with salesforce CRM
    Integration with salesforce CRM
  • Expandable ERP  - Parts master lot status inquiry
    Parts master lot status inquiry
  • Expandable ERP  - MRP workbench
    MRP workbench
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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Richard from Iceberg Enterprises
Specialty: Other Industry

January 2016

January 2016

Expandable Software: Feature rich, great support, easy to use

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Easy to use, feature rich software with exceptional customer support.

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No access to source code; however, this ensures business logic is not compromised.

Recommendations

Expandable is a SQL based, manufacturing and accounting software product that allows for easy access to the data structure. With continued evolution of the software, as witnessed by the recently introduced EDT (EDI) module that covers most electronic documents that are required in the supply chain, and Web Service API's that will allow seamless integration into the database with access to the underlying business logic, Expandable stays in touch with its' users needs. The software can be installed in a typical client/server mode and recently they introduced a cloud based version. All in all, this is a well designed, well supported, and well run company that has a vision for the future and follows the road map that they have crafted. Thumbs up to a great company and great software. Well done.

 
 
 
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Zack from MiraVista Diagnostics
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Expandable was quick to implement, immensely powerful, and affordable for the small company!

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This software has allowed us to link up our manufacturing, inventory control, purchasing, and invoicing into a single platform. We have great trace-ability through the whole process.

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Expandable offers a remote desktop installation, allowing any user to access the application with an internet connection. Anyone on my team can login and transact. Expandable offers very quick and efficient launches, with data migration and on-site training. Expandable seeks to learn your processes and process flows and then teach you how Expandable can fit into the system. Expandable offers endless extra functionality that you can choose to implement down the road. Customer service response times and quality of response are top notch. And they are much more affordable than their competitors, while offering a gold-standard product.

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There is a steep learning curve, but luckily, Expandable does offer great training resources (online tutorials, guides, support hotline, on-site training).

Review Source: Capterra
 

Pam from Purigen Biosystems, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

I've used Expandable at the last 3 startup companies I was involved in.

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Expandable is very straight forward to implement from the ground up. It's a very intuitive software and easy to train new users. I like the flexibility it has in handling custom parts and multiple product iterations. The part and BOM uploading utilities make adding high numbers of parts to the system quick and reduces the incidence of errors from manually adding them.
The vast array of Inquiries search tables makes getting information easy and able to download into excel for further analysis. The Technical Support team answers questions quickly and provides good instructions to resolve issues or help you through something new.
I have also transitioned a company from Expandable to two other ERP systems post-acquisition when the parent company decided to integrate the ERP systems. Transitioning Expandable to the other systems was more straightforward than I could have imagined.

Cons

I'd have to dig deep to find something that I didn't like about Expandable. Perhaps one thing would be a report or two that I use could have a little better layout with the way the header ID fields align with the lines of the report details. But honestly there are so many great Inquiries that this is hardly an issue.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jerry from Versatile Power
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Excellent product and value for a small business. It's "expandable" as your business grows.

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We've been using Expandable since 2009. This was the first ERP system that we implemented in our company. It allowed us to transition from Quickbooks and a group of stand alone applications to an integrated ERP system that was perfect for a small growing business. SQL server based, it's fast and reliable. No data has ever been lost.

Pros

We outgrew Quickbooks and needed a more comprehensive ERP system. Expandable met all of our needs. Easy to use. Robust. No data has ever been lost. Customer support is excellent.

Cons

Expandable doesn't have a good PLM module. We use Arena Solutions for PLM. There is a good transfer function that brings data from PLM into Expandable. Also we use an outside standalone software system for RMA and CAPA

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from Iradimed Corporation

March 2018

March 2018

Both Expandable the company and the software have made our jobs much easier to do!

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Software is user friendly, customer support is very helpful whenever we call, and the documentation on the Expandable website is very thorough and easy to reference when necessary

Cons

No "import from bank" functionality on bank reconciliation utility, most reports are quite useful, however they are not user friendly once exported to excel

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rachelle from Maxtec

March 2018

March 2018

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Expandable is a user friendly software. They provide knowledge and skills to enable you to use the software to the best fit within your company. They also have many great resources at your fingertips to enhance your experience.

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Expandable offers many add on's which can become quite expensive. It also requires additional software to run reports.

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

They have been great to work with and take feedback from customers to improve the product

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The ability to track consignment inventory, Control inventory and have costing available. Lot tracking and history. Dave

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It is very easy to use. Exporting data and developing pivot tables is a very easy process so you can create custom reports within excel. The consignment inventory module works very well. The updated sales order entry is easy and streamlined. The ability to Query data easily. Very good inventory/lot control..

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The tools for production and work center scheduling and capacity planning and lead time generation are not as powerful as they could be.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brian from Cytonome ST, LLC

March 2018

March 2018

The overall software is user-friendly.

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Since the software is user-friendly it was really quick to learn how to navigate throughout the software. There are a lot of neat features which reduces time and cost.

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The cell formatting of a exported reports to excel isn't can be hard to sort out information. Needs automated AP invoice vouchering feature.

Review Source: Capterra
 

DAN from Advanced Cell Diagnostics Inc
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

We have implemented Expandable software since late 2013.

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Expandable is very suitable for small to mid-size company. It does not need much IT administration. If users are familiar with SQL, they can add lots of useful reports.

Pros

Expandable is a SQL based MRP/ERP system, the system structure is simple and very easy to deploy. The software is strong in Manufacturing module, rich in features and easy to be customized. Users can also add customized reports using Crystal developer tool. We validated Expandable as the ERP system to pass ISO 13485 certification.

Cons

Expandable is not a big brand in the market, and sometimes lack of existing 3rd party tools to interact with other enterprise systems (e.g. CRM or Quality system).

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rick from Xirrus, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Implemented as a startup and serves us well 13 years later

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We run the business using Expandable.

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Easy to use and can be really easy to implement. Ideal for a new company without a lot of onsite IT. Expandable was implemented kind of "on the fly" and was able to support the financials needs and operational requirements of the company. Built on MS Sqlserver, it is very easy to add custom data and even stored procedures to without difficulty. Features added a few years ago allow the user to customize their page layouts to arrange fields so as to optimize efficiency for their specific job function. Partnered with very effective tools for reporting (Crystal Reports) and report scheduling (Vineyardsoft).

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Adding support for customers with multiple addresses, such as a Bill To and a Ship To was very late in coming. We had to build in some workarounds to prevent treating the two addresses as two separate customers. Second, no effective way to allow customizations to be accessed through the UI. We had to build utility user tools accessed through the "Attachments" menu.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cherie from ESAM, Inc.

March 2018

March 2018

Great customer service!

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Clean user interface. Easy to follow User Documentation. Wide variety of built-in reports which can easily be modified to fit individual needs using Crystal Reports.

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From a manufacturing standpoint, some modules like Quality and Mobile Bar Coding should be included. Add-on modules tend to be a little pricey but are very robust.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tannaz from Tarana Wireless

March 2018

March 2018

Overall, easy to use software and great customer support.

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Software is fairly easy to use. Training documents available for all modules. Option to to have a client server or cloud base is a plus.

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I would like to see the reports updated with standard features and requirements instead of customization.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matt from Dr. Harold Katz, LLC

March 2018

March 2018

We've experienced only success with Expandable. It has met all of our needs...and we're picky.

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It supported the rapid and significant growth of our business without incident. It simply worked day in and day out when we needed it.

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We love the ability to access the SQL database, the abundance of user fields, the ability to customize and the way Expandable has organized the data. Also, the amount of modules and features is great. Every time something new comes up in our business, Expandable has a way to handle it. Also, it only took us a few weeks to implement it.

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Of course, we all have minor, personal dislikes. He thinks that button should be there, she wonders why they can't show this in that editor, etc. However, we honestly haven't found anything of significance to dislike in Expandable. Also, the customer support is very receptive to suggested changes.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Susie from Medical Instrument Development Laboratories, Inc
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Expandable is great when it comes to manufacturing!

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It helps our business run

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Manufacturing aspect. Although, I still do not fully understand all the features this software offers.

Cons

Still lacks financial reporting aspect and you still have to close month end each month. Other softwares are real time and you don't have to go through that tedious process.

Cannot easily make changes to existing data. Must keep a log as what was done wrong and put in a new log to correct it. Can be confusing if you don't know what you are doing

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tony from SciAps Inc
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Expandable is incredibly stable and so much functionality! It grows with the company.

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Quick period closing; excellent reporting; good visibility into company processes.

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It is reliable. All operational and financial processes for small and medium companies are accommodated - easily and with common sense. Use the modules you want.

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Hmmm. I can't think of anything. It never crashes; it is easy to train others to use it; its reports and inquiries are informative. Its a true scalable enterprise software.

Review Source: Capterra