EnterpriseIQ Manufacturing ERP Software - 2015 Reviews


 

IQMS’ flagship product, EnterpriseIQ ERP, is developed specifically for SMB and large discrete, and batch process manufacturers in the aerospace, medical device, automotive, food and beverage, consumer products, plastics, packaging and electronics industries.

The IQMS solution can be deployed on premise or in public or private clouds. The solution offers integrated enterprise resource planning and manufacturing operations functionality, including accounting, CRM, purchasing, EDI, reporting and business intelligence, production planning and scheduling, and production, real-time shop floor control, quality, supply chain, and warehouse and shipping management

EnterpriseIQ ERP software offers tools to monitor, track and communicate business activities throughout the supply chain process. The estimating and quoting module helps in building accurate sales quote. The inventory module helps to facilitate lean manufacturing management concepts by building separate inventory master record for each location. The solution also supports vendor management inventory VMI which allows businesses to manage the inventory stored at the customer end.

 

IQMS MES Software  - IQMS dashboard
 
  • IQMS MES Software  - IQMS dashboard
    IQMS dashboard
  • IQMS MES Software  - CRM - Queue View
    CRM - Queue View
  • IQMS MES Software  - Corrective Action Request
    Corrective Action Request
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Linux, Unix, Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Jeff from Jeff Brown Lifescience
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2017

December 2017

Medium-level ERP for Small-to-Medium Size Companyy

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Originally created for plastics manufacturing. Now broadly applicable to many industries.

Pros

Production integration is its strength.
Main-line production features are strong.
Real-time Efficiency Metrics
Warehouse Management Tools

Cons

Weak Quality Controls - Tough for ISO 9001 Companies
Things like Line Clearance and QA Release Managed Through Permissions and Other Functions Not Specifically Created For QA Controls
Secondary business functions (not production) are not as strong as the production tools.

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Ryan from CW Thomas Inc.
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2017

November 2017

IQMS can be a powerful tool for maintaining the information and processes that drive a business, but a firm's experience with IQMS is highly dependent upon the quality of the firm's employees and business practices before adopting IQMS.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

IQMS might benefit from better scaling on their pricing to encourage deeper adoption of the software. The more heavily integrated a business is with IQMS, the less likely that business is to switch to using a competing software solution.

Pros

The features that IQMS has are all fairly well developed and mature. Support staff can be incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. There are a wide array of software modules with highly configurable settings to cover most production situations for a diverse array of firms.

Cons

IQMS implementation specialists can leave a lot to be desired. Many essential features of our install were never configured or were configured incorrectly. To that extent IQMS is highly reliant on companies having individuals with high aptitudes for trouble shooting and problem solving. If your company has this sort of talent, it can be an incredibly helpful software suite. Without that baseline expertise or talent, IQMS can hurt more than it helps. Additionally, the licensing for IQMS is quite expensive, which can make implementing the full range of software impossible. For some companies, modules like RealTime Production monitoring will never be cost effective, and other software features of IQMS are hamstrung by an absence of crucial pieces like RealTime. Because of the way that IQMS' business logic is designed, businesses will necessarily need to make some changes to the way they operate to bring them more into line with the best practices set up by IQMS. Unfortunately, the exact nature of these best practices and the gaps in an individual business' adoption of these best practices is not well specified by IQMS.

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Chuck from All Service Plastic Molding Inc.
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2017

November 2017

IQMS Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Great Software for the injection molder. Has good communication areas that all customers can see update requests. They have started regional user group meetings which is a good way to communicate with other users and go over modules you might not be using or are using and they have found ways to maximize the modules.

Cons

As usual price and continual support costs would be nice to be lower and stabilized. You get this with every software company so its the nature of the beast.
Sometimes you might have to update the whole software from a previous release just to fix maybe one small area you need fixed. This can cause issues when your running 24/7. Running a small SQL to the data base to fix your small problem works the best. Sometimes that's all you have to do, but other times not.

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Kevin from Lomont Molding LLC
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2017

November 2017

We couldn't run our business without it.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

The software modules are seamlessly integrated. There is a robust set of modules to select from based upon the needs of your company. The support people are knowledgeable and very friendly. IQMS wants us to succeed.

Cons

The software releases tend to be buggy. Even after slowing their release process down and increasing regression testing there are still a lot of defects in their early releases.

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Peter from Plastic Products Company
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

IQMS Enterprise ERP

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Overall, IQMS ERP has functioned very well for us. IQMS continues to show an aggressive road map with future enhancements and capabilities. They seem to genuinely listen to feedback from their customers and try to implement the best suggestions and recommendations.

Pros

The IQMS ERP software is a well rounded and full-featured software package. Manufacturing modules are specifically designed for plastic injection manufacturing. Software has a comprehensive set of modules and covers everything from manufacturing, inventory, accounting, supply chain and human resources activities. We have found IQMS customer service and technical support to be excellent.

Cons

Some modules are a bit clunky and difficult to use. There is also a lack of an API structure to allow for customization by the customer. Use of product in a WAN environment requires use of Terminal Services and/or Citrix for client connectivity. Upgrading the software is also a cumbersome process.

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Stacey from Thomson Plastics, Inc.
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Well supported and mature product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

A software that grows with the world around it.

Pros

Solid Oracle database
Flexibility through modules; purchase only what you need.
Effective customer support.

Cons

Multiple windowed navigation can be difficult to use.
Reports can be hard to find due to multiple windows.
WMS/Ataman needs to be improved.

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Brad from Rotary Systems, Inc.
Specialty: Petroleum / Oil & Gas
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Good and bad experiences, hoping for improvements

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

This is the second company I've worked for that is using EnterpriseIQ and despite the issues, I'm glad we have it and enjoy working with it and with IQMS. It's very impressive how many things it can do all under one database and one login. It makes a lot of sense for small manufacturers with limited IT support. I have high hopes that the software will continue to improve and would recommend it to others with caveats. Choosing an ERP/MRP system is a huge decision and I would recommend going well beyond the sales pitches and brochures to make your decision. Visit other customers and speak to actual users with manufacturing requirements similar to yours, if you can.

Pros

As an IT Administrator who does my best to help my company utilize the software, I can say that I actually enjoy working with the software, learning about it, and customizing it. I enjoy designing Crystal Reports, utilizing the built-in customization features like user fields and user-defined forms, and figuring out how to use and customize the various modules of the software to meet my company's unique needs.

Cons

I'd say my biggest complaint with the software is the lack of refinement. There are too many basic canned reports that were designed a decade ago seemingly only placed into the software as placeholders without much thought into what would actually be a useful report to each module. There are lots of features that seem thrown in to meet specific customer requests without enough strategic thought into how to make the feature the best it can be. One example is a CRM utility that automates the reassignment of activities to a different user. Sounds great. But the problem is, it won't work if the current owner of those activities has left the company and you deleted their account or set their termination date.
IQMS has been growing by leaps and bounds over the years, and the software I think reflects that. To their credit and to their discredit, they have been responsive to their customer's requests for new features and improvements. But the frequent changes led to things not working right. I think they were pushing out features faster than they could reliably test them and they were over their ski's for a time. For example, the HR/workforce module, in a previous version, was shockingly buggy. It seems to better now, though. New management at IQMS seems to have gotten the message about their customer's demands for higher quality and reliability. I think the jury is still out though how successful their quality push has been.
EnterpriseIQ is a good system but I wouldn't say it is intuitive in regards to MRP, scheduling, work orders, etc. I think it takes a sharp person to really dig into how everything fits together and how the multitude of switches and knobs throughout the software affects how things work. My fear, with the new ambitious management team, is that they'll push for new features and the latest buzzwords to win new customers but won't prioritize making the day-to-day workflow better and more intuitive for current users. The executives want the astronomical growth to continue, I'm sure, but slow and steady growth is probably more conducive to stable product development with growth based on word-of-mouth from people who have actually used the software every day.

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Kelan from Airlite Plastics Co.
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Great Manufacturing ERP

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Overall, IQMS has helped streamline major aspects of our business, and we're currently expanding its usage as much as possible. Consistent data for use with a BI system is a vital to finding issues and getting them corrected. Release quality is getting better, which has been a large pain point of doing upgrades.

Pros

The MES side of the software is highly configurable, and allows great flexibility on how you process your business. There is a module for nearly everything, so you can probably encapsulate every function of your business within the ERP if you wish.

Cons

Accounting and infrastructure side is weak, but IQMS is committed to fixing those in the near future. Support turnaround on bugs can be a little slow, but not abnormal

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John from TH Plastics, Inc.
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Has been a big overall improvement to our previous ERP system

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I've only used 2 ERP systems in my life, so my experience is limited. IQMS does nearly everything better than our old ERP system, but we had more flexibility with our labeling in the old system, and the old system had superior finance capabilities in nearly every way. Since going live in IQMS, we are constantly catering to the finance folks with report tweaks.

Pros

Integrates very well in our environment. Users were able to understand how the use the system pretty quickly. Very good customer support. The real time screens give very good visibility into the state of operations. Easy to schedule. System help menus are very good.

Cons

Financials lacking in comparison to our 10+ year old ERP system. Missing some basic elements, like being able to add operator initials to a production label without having to enter all employees into the system and make sure they're all logging in as themselves. Unable to customize box count on production labels (reset box counts on a shiftly basis). Unable to set default label templates per customer ship-to. Had an issue lately after updating to newest version where PLM module didn't work any longer. The fix took over 10 weeks. Feel like the licensing for shopdata is a bit expensive. We'd like to have an IQMS station on every work center, but the cost of the shopdata licenses is prohibitive.

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Sam from KO Cell Phone Repair, LLC
Specialty: Electronics
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Easy to use

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Good

Pros

This software is very good. I really like it because of the ways you can navigate the software. The ease of use is the best part.

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Tibor from Inwesco Inc
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

I have just started using the software a month ago and still have a lot to learn but I can feel it is going to be a good ERP system for us.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Very user friendly I like the way I am able to jump from screen to screen without having to go all the way back out.

Cons

So far the hardest thing I have not been able to figure out how to attach drawings. When I learn how to attach drawings IM sure this con will be go away.

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Maynard from The Halvorsen Co.
Specialty: Consumer Products
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

September 2017

First shop floor data collection software package I ever used

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Once this software is set-up correctly, the data collection is great. But it takes a lot of fine tuning to get to that point.

Pros

It integrated well with IQMS's ERP system. Was able to see the jobs currently running as well as how many pieces were molded in real time.

Cons

It took a lot of training (trainer was great) and set-up. There are a lot of features that need to be configured prior to start up. Even after set up, it took months to get the system to a point where we could trust the data coming out.

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Kevin from Playcraft Systems, LLC
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Workable, functional, but a little counter-intuitive, and has some data entry quirks.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I am content with this software, but wish it was more intuitive & logical in its data entry method. Also wish it was more able to create A/R invoices in a general format out of large parts lists per each structure we produce and sell.

Pros

Good security checks, good specialized reports, consistent data accuracy and reporting accuracy. Able to find data as needed from various report sources.

Cons

Difficulty in reading an imported parts list from a manufacturing design software. A/R invoicing is a struggle.

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Jeff from Jeff Brown Lifescience
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Specialized ERP system for Plastic Industry

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Easy to use, compatible with QMS systems like ISO 9001, and full of features. Reporting uses Chrystal reports, so if you're already familiar with Chrystal you can create custom reporting and business intelligence dashboards.

Cons

IQMS was specially created for the plastics industry. May not be very useful to other industries.

 
 

Sheena from TAT-Technologies
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Very satisfied

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I love the fact that it is for Manufacturing specifically.. I like that it manages project costs etc.

 
 

Norm from American Technical Molding
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense

September 2016

September 2016

previous user

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Value for Money

Likes Best

Layout of pages is good fairly easy to navigate thru setup.

Likes Least

software eventualy clogged up with un needed items by users that should not have access to certin areas and trying to get it to do things not intended.

Recommendations

new version seems moren refined than the older version i used

 
 

Denise from Linn Products, Inc.
Specialty: Manufacturing

May 2016

May 2016

Custom Engineered Parts Manufacturer Competes in USA Thanks to IQMS

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

Our ability to accurately tie project planning, track costs, manage part quality data, gauge calibration, customer inventory, shipping management, and document control together. We are a complex engineered aluminum parts manufacturer that does not fit the mold of a typical manufacturer. IQMS has allowed us to better control the uniqueness of our custom part manufacturing.

Likes Least

There are a couple modules that we would like to add to our IQMS software for better integration of data, namely the Human Resource, Training, and Preventive Maintenance Modules, however they are not yet robust enough to replace our existing software. We knew this when we purchased IQMS, so there was no expectation at the time of implementation.

Recommendations

Evaluate your unique needs and how it will apply in IQMS. Discuss customization and unique utilization with IQMS representatives.

 
 

Sherri from Koller Enterprises
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber

May 2015

May 2015

IQMS review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

The ease of use is this products best feature. It is very intuitive but if you are struggling there is always a help file at your finger tips. This product is also very robust and there is a way to accomplish every business need through a variety of ways. Another handy feature is that you can jump to different areas within the current screen you are looking at. This saves time and allows quick analysis and decisions. I also truly appreciate the way the vendor interacts with their customers. They have many levels of support and training and they will help solve any business need. They also react to any changes the customer may want to see. As you can see I gave it a 10 and I am not one to usually hand out a top grade like that easily.

Likes Least

I have no downsides to IQMS that come to mind. The only thing I can say is that because this product is such a great system they have grown leaps and bounds so there is more of a process to have changes made or to receive support then there was in the past.

Recommendations

I have worked with a few ERP systems. This is hands down the best system I have used. However, when evaluating I would speak to other customers to get their feedback on the system and watch a few of the training videos to see if it is a fit.

 
 

Bev from FPI
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber

April 2015

April 2015

A review of IQMS

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

The ease of use is simple and intuitive for any level of user. The included help files are specific to each module & helpful to understand the module(s) in question. If needed, any issue communicated is handled quickly. They include users input in future upgrades. You have the ability to watch the production floor through real-time from anywhere.

Likes Least

I can't think of anything negative to say at this time.

Recommendations

You will not get lost in the crowd when dealing with this Company / software. They will do everything they can to assist you with any issue you may have.

 
 

Richard from Custom Profile
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber

April 2015

April 2015

EnterpriseIQ

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Likes Best

EnterpriseIQ is very functional and provides most all of the data desired to make informed decisions to make our business more profitable. IQMS encourages and is very responsive to customer suggestions to enhance the software. Personable, engaging employees are truly interested in supporting our business.

Likes Least

Annual Maintenance Contract cost has increased over the years, so has IQMS Support Services. Would have liked Maintenance Contract percentage to remain constant from year of implementation; increasing only when new modules or user licenses are purchased.

Recommendations

Focus on what EnterpriseIQ capability and functionality can do for your company instead of how to fit the software into your current business processes (which it typically can). Inefficient business processes remain as such unless you explore and discover how to accomplish the same objective with EnterpriseIQ. We've found it to be a completely different (and shorter) path more often than not.

 
 
 
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Jaime from Tailor Made Products

May 2012

May 2012

TMP Manufacturing Module review

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

- Solid piece of software.

Pros

- Easy to navigate
- User friendly
- Realtime really helps manage what is happening in our plant right now.

Cons

- BOM architecture is sometimes limited
- There are a handful of stock reports, but they are sometimes limited. We find we have to customize or generate a new report to see the data we need.

Review Source: Capterra