Mar-Kov Chemical Management System

RATING:

5.0

(5)
Overview

About Mar-Kov Chemical Management System

Mar-Kov CMS (Chemical Management System) is a cloud-based process manufacturing solution for process, batch, and formulation based manufacturers. The solution can also be installed on-premise to automate daily routine processes of companies and enable them to adhere to FDA, HACCP and other regulatory requirements. Mar-Kov CMS offers a manufacturing execution system, electronic batch recording, chemical inventory management, recipe/formulation management, laboratory information management, and equipment maintenance. The solution allows recipe manager to add new products into the system for manual or automatic batch execution. Maintenance scheduling enforces routine maintenance in accordance with HACCP best practices. Mar-Kov CMS provides visibility over invento...

Mar-Kov Chemical Management System Pricing

Starting price: 

$2,500.00 

Free trial: 

Available

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Mar-Kov Chemical Management System Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

Most Helpful Reviews for Mar-Kov Chemical Management System

5 Reviews

Tom

Food Production, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2024

Comprehensive Batch Manufacturing at a Great Value

I have personally used a couple of different solutions at previous employers (not for batch execution, but as ERP, WMS, and MRP solutions). I have never had a system that came as close to providing exactly what they promised. We have had no significant "gotchas," where we thought we were going to be able to do something only to find out that we didn't quite understand the caveats in the sales pitch. Mar-Kov has been able to give us everything we thought we were going to be getting. And their support team has been very responsive in helping when we have issues with execution, whether that is because we are not using the system correctly or there are minor bugs to work through.

PROS

We have had a great experience with Mar-Kov Computer Systems so far. The product is customized to our specific business needs and meets all of the regulatory requirements to help us keep detailed, lot specific records of the products we make. All the aspects of batch execution in an FDA regulated atmosphere are thought of. The Mar-Kov support team is dedicated to helping us understand how to best use the system.

CONS

Unfortunately, any comprehensive batch manufacturing system is going to require a lot of data to get up and going. We were starting from a process where almost everything was kept on paper, so there was a bit of work to get up and going. I can't imagine that any other system would have been any easier, and Mar-Kov's implementation strategy focused on getting the most important tasks done first so that we could get through all of the data entry as efficiently as possible.

Reason for choosing Mar-Kov Chemical Management System

The other options were either too expensive or did not offer a comprehensive solution. Mar-Kov fit in the sweet spot of having a full complement of features and being friendly to a small business budget.

Kellie

Food Production, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed August 2023

Manufacturing for small businesses

Our overall experience has been great. We currently have our daily activity exported into Quick Books Online with ease via a nightly automatic export. We are able to manage maintenance schedules on rooms, machinery and equipment. The planning and entry of batching orders and the purchasing of raw materials and packaging materials is easy and something we do quarterly. CMS makes this easy because we can't remember everything, but this software does. It holds all of our data from when we began using it in 2014. It is easy to update individual items to make it work as accurately as it needs to.

PROS

My favorite feature is the Plan Tracing Set Viewer (PTSV) because I manage the planning of Inventory from forecasting the sales of Finished Goods to purchasing Raw Materials and Packaging Materials to manufacture them. The PTSV shows me when we will have an issue and on what date. All of the data entered to get this accurate information is all setup by me including lead times, testing lead times, minimum stock levels, ect.

CONS

We have a very unique product and style of manufacturing which makes it difficult at times for support to resolve our issues quickly. Having one assigned Account Manager has helped us in the past and I am confident it will continue to help us along in the future. We also have data in CMS from 2014 so the set viewers can become a little bogged down over time with so much data.

Katie

Food & Beverages, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed November 2023

Comprehensive ERP Solution for Batch Manufacturers

Our overall experience with Mar-Kov has been highly positive. It has allowed us to achieve greater efficiency, accuracy, and compliance in our batch manufacturing processes. The software's comprehensive features, combined with the excellent support from the Mar-Kov team, have made it an essential component of our operations. Despite some initial challenges and occasional updates, the benefits of using this system far outweigh any drawbacks.

PROS

Mar-Kov has proven to be an invaluable tool for our batch manufacturing processes. What we appreciate most is its robustness in handling the complexities of our industry. Its ability to manage formulations, production processes, and inventory in one integrated platform has streamlined our operations significantly. The system's real-time tracking and traceability features have enhanced our quality control and compliance efforts. Additionally, the customer support from Mar-Kov has been exceptional, with prompt responses to our inquiries and effective problem-solving.

CONS

What I find challenging about Mar-KOV Recipe Manager is its initial complexity, which necessitates a learning curve. However, once you invest the time to understand the system, it opens up numerous opportunities and proves to be incredibly valuable. The initial learning effort is unquestionably worthwhile for the benefits it brings.

Reason for choosing Mar-Kov Chemical Management System

Ultimately, we chose Mar-Kov over the alternatives because it offered the most comprehensive solution tailored specifically to our industry's needs. Its robust features for managing chemical formulations, batch processes, and inventory control aligned perfectly with our requirements. Additionally, Mar-Kov's reputation for excellent customer support and their willingness to customize the system to fit our unique workflow played a significant role in our decision.

Halyna

Cosmetics, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed October 2023

SDB Products_Halyna Myronyuk's review

Very friendly, professional and knowledgeable employees.

PROS

No need to fill out manually forms. All steps are automated with set specifications (analytical test parameters, physical parameters such as temperature, pressure, etc.). With Mar-Kov platform, the opportunity of a n error is very minimum or almost impossible. The system is designed to prevent an error instead of correcting it.Extra comment I would like to add regarding an excellent traceability system which serves SDB Products as the best tool when conducting annual Mock Recalls. All our external auditors (ISO and customer's) give a high rating in reviewing our Mock Recall records. I am sure our auditors are spreading through their clients the high level of Mar-Kov system for many manufacturing companies as a recommendation for improvement when they identify gaps in their current systems.Mar-Kov is one of the best ERP systems I have worked with in Europe and US.

CONS

When I occasionally verify the formula and need to export to an Excell, it also gives me prices and other unnecessary information that I have to manually delete in order to print out for physical verification process. This verification is done by the R&D chemists now. I used to conduct formulas verification starting 2020 until summer of 2021.

Reason for choosing Mar-Kov Chemical Management System

This purchase was done prior my employment. As per my best knowledge our previous General Manager - Jason Dhaliwal selected this program by communicating with other pharma companies who have been using your software and are fully satisfied with the quality and capabilities.

Emily

Food & Beverages, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2019

Best Software for Food Manufacturers

PROS

Levels of customization that helps keep workflow simple. Platform easily integrates with your SOP's and CP's for HACCP plans. Amazing lot tracking capabilities that allows you to find any combination of raw or finished goods in your supply chain from in-stock through shipping to the final destination. There are so many features that allows you to grow with the software. Excellent analysis and reporting of goods costs.

CONS

No issues to date. Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? Excellent value in comparison to the competition.

5 Reviews