GainSeeker Software

4.59 / 5 (37)

Our advisors have recommended this product 1 time in the last 30 days

About GainSeeker

GainSeeker is a statistical process control solution that helps businesses across industries such as aerospace, automotive, packaging, electronics and more to collect and analyze their manufacturing data and make business decisions based on it. Key features include corrective actions (CAPA), point-of-production analysis, real-time data collection, dynamic reporting and regulatory compliance.

GainSeeker’s Big Data dashboard widgets enable users to analyze variables and defect data that help them to spot opportunities and problem areas. Users can customize their dashboards by using various dashboard controls such as charts, images, URLs, data tables, stats lists, scrolling marquees and more.

GainSeeker can either be deployed on-premise or hos...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows XP, Linux, Windows 8, Windows 10

37 Reviews of GainSeeker

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.59 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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July 2018

Jay from U.S. Tsubaki Automotive

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

Our experience has been very positive. The support from Hertzler has been outstanding.

Pros

While there is a lot to like about this software, the ease of use is at the top of our list. It is easy to set up to fit our processes and work flow. The operators find it easy to learn and use. The ease of customization of the interface has been an important part of getting the software implemented and getting the operators comfortable using it. Also, being able to quickly put together desktops & dashboards for the supervisors, managers and technical staff allows us to keep others involved easily.

Cons

Some of the desired customization requires some Python coding. This is not a major issue, however, since there is plenty of support from Hertzler and useful information on the web.

Response from Hertzler Systems

Replied July 2018

Thank your for the review. You and your team have done a great job ramping up your implementation and leveraging the capabilities of Gainseeker We look forward to working with your team at the next location.

January 2017

Dustin from Tech Ord

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Defense & Space

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2017

Great bang for your buck and awesome customer service

My company has had this software in operation for a little over 2 years now and we have expanded its use well beyond our original scope. We have scripts setup to capture PLC data for our various machines and record the defects and good parts being produced as well as an hourly sampling of the machines dimensional measurements. Recently we expanded the use of GS into our chemical lab where our engineers and lab techs are recording their various findings for materials. This allows the engineers for the production lines to have immediate access as well as graph changes over time. Another expansion beyond standard SPC has been our test lab recording first articles and lot acceptance testing. This has given us the ability to do easy and direct comparisons between production lots and compare material being used to determine variances. Our defect monitoring setup has allowed us to quickly see where problems are as well as cost analysis to put that "price of quality" on those defects. Some of our equipment is currently in the process of several upgrades that are partly due to the engineering groups using this data to justify the capital expense. The Python scripting has been great for collecting as well as organizing data. One noticeable area is aerospace requirement AS9102 first article paperwork.

Pros

Customizable to a wide range of applications

Cons

Does not work with USB devices well. To the point of using them becomes more of a chore than useful. Example, we have a 4inch digital indicator that uses a USB output cable in order to transmit data rather than a serial RS232 port which is what we use for our resistance meters etc.. Because the software is COM based rather than looking for the plugins and drivers based on the name of the device, every time the computer is rebooted it is a toss of the dice as to whether or not Windows will assign it the same COM port number. There is software out there that can assist with this but in todays environment more and more devices talk using USB 2.0 & 3.0 rather than RS232. That being said most of our devices have both options or use a cable along the lines of a Mitutoyo 10 pin.

Response from Hertzler Systems

Replied January 2017

Thanks for insight around the importance of developing your internal capacity to expand deployment. GainSeeker is a powerful platform, and you've put your finger on the key: extending functionality through Python. We also appreciate your reflections on USB devices. Congrats on a great deployment.

January 2017

Molly from Consolidated Container Company

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Plastics

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

January 2017

Super glitchy

We have had several error messages that popped up shortly after implementation, which frustrated several employees. The dashboard data only takes screengrabs, which makes it difficult to send to the team when we have more information than is on the first part of the box

Pros

Very easy to use on front line

Cons

Glitchy

Response from Hertzler Systems

Replied January 2017

We appreciate your feedback on the error messages. We'll be in touch to learn more.

August 2018

Gary from D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc.

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Food Production

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

Overall happy with Gainseek as it allows our plant to run efficiently

Overall we are happy with GainSeeker. It allows us to keep a database of all of our standard checks, set the limits of those checks, either positive or negative, and react quickly using our dashboards to problems in realtime. The ability to tap into the backend DB and display stats to the works is a huge help as well. Looking forward to the new features in new releases.

Pros

The software itself is pretty easy to use once setup. It guides you through checks against standards on our manufacturing lines. Users are easily able to do their standard checks with limited interaction from managers. We run an RDP session on a thin client which cuts down the price for machines on the floor, and overall hardware. We use the backend database to show stats to the plant workers to help them be more efficient and more informed of what they are doing line to line and product to product.

Cons

Setup can be a little confusing and not all options are available right out of the box. Once we dialed in it was good. Tracking down an issue with a standard check can be a little cumbersome if you don't know what your looking for. Normally rely on tech support for these issues.

Response from Hertzler Systems

Replied August 2018

Thank you for the review and using GainSeeker. We greatly appreciate user feedback and the window you provided into how your facility is using the software. As you noted, we have exciting new features slated for future releases in the near future.

July 2016

Gary from Dart Container

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

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

July 2016

SPC and DMS at it best

This is a great SPC and DMS system and can be adopted to just about anything. We are using this system at 14 plant and working on 1 overseas now. I took some time to learn the template language since it can be use on may different platform and languages. Also great for import other application as well to do SPC reporting and analytic . I highly recommend this software to anyone.

Pros

It can be use on just about any different request that I have receive from may different user. So far we have not come across any problem where we could not meet the user request. Also we been able to import data from Excel and MS Access to do statistic on and this also been great as well.

Cons

Like all software it take some time to understand from a developer point of view but it is very user friendly as long as the developer keep the user in mind when doing the template. The biggest issue I had to learn was when to use signal and double quote in the template.

Response from Hertzler Systems

Replied July 2016

We appreciate the A+ rating on our support, and the breadth and depth of use of GainSeeker Suite at Dart Container.