Resource Manager DB is a scheduling and planning solution developed for manufacturing companies. It is available for on-premise deployment and is suitable for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) seeking a material requirements planning (MRP) solution.

Resource Manager DB works with Excel so users can import and export data for integrations with other systems and reporting purposes. The platform uses a run-time version of Microsoft Access Database. It is also available with SQL server compatibility.

This solution offers finite capacity scheduling, where bottlenecks are indicated in red. Users can make scheduling adjustments with drag-and-drop functionality and customize the scheduling view by choosing their preferred report view. Reporting options include Gantt charts, production reporting, inventory forecasting, work center activity reporting and more.

Resource Manager DB is available as a perpetual license, sold either for a single user or for five users.



8 Reviews of Resource Manager DB

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 8 of 8 reviews

October 2018

Robert from Krause Consultants

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Reasource Manager DB Review

Pros

Being a seasoned Epicor Software ERP implementation consultant and also a customer for Resource Manager DB (RMDB) in a previous role working for Instruments For Industry (IFI), I can attest that RMDB is easier to implement than the larger ERP packages and requires minimal training, a short implementation cycle, minimal network infrastructure, data friendly import/export capability and less staffing overhead to maintain RMDB than the larger ERP Packages.

Robert W F Krause
Epicor/ERP/Consulting
Krause Consultants
Cell: 516.983.8095
Email: rkrause@krauseconsultants.com
http://www.krauseconsultants.com/

Cons

I have no complaints about Resource Manager DB.

October 2018

Mike from IMEC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Resource Manager Capabilities

Pros

The software has many desirable capabilities, including the ability to engage in capacity planning by resource. However, the most powerful feature is the ability to engage in "what if" scenario analysis before firming a schedule, and the ability to do both forward and backward scheduling. Can answer the questions..... "If we start the order today, when will it be complete?" and "If the customer wants it by XX date, when do we need to start the order?"

Cons

It is a very powerful tool, so in order to use it effectively, a person will need to take the time to really learn and understand its capabilities.

March 2017

Joel from Dutch Design

Company Size: 11-50 employees


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2017

Flexible MRP with great ongoing support

A unique scheduling system with the flexibility we need for custom jobs that have many variables, at the right price point. User Solutions has great ongoing support needed for our continuous improvement objectives after initial implementation.

Pros

Flexibility for highly variant scheduling with many workcenters. Easy reporting and working with Excel. Great support during and after implementation. ROI – reduced a 40 hr./wk. scheduling effort by professional Production Scheduler to 1. basic schedule automatically generated by Office Clerk’s input into legacy order entry system (made possible by RMDB’s easy adaptability to legacy systems) and 2. handful of hours by Production Scheduler for advanced tweaks, changes, checking.

Cons

Our not having an ERP system to feed the production scheduling system, that as flexible as RMDB is, it still requires the subset of ERP implementations that is relevant to the production scheduling. This part was new for us but User Solutions helped us work through it - consistent part numbering schemes, developing a method to accurately estimate the time required for each new custom job, and so forth. We are much more efficient because of it and glad to do it but wish there was a magic wand for that part.

March 2017

Scott from Enevate Corporation

Company Size: 11-50 employees


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2017

Solid MRP That's Easy to Implement

The User Solutions team and the Resource Manager-DB product provide a unique combination of traditional MRP types of functionality, such as costed Bills-Of-Materials (BOMs), materials scheduling and full Lot Traceability with flexibility at a palatable price point.

February 2017

Scott from Technical Glass Products

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2017

Excellent Value!

We've been using Resource Manager as our sole Scheduling and Planning software for about 6 years and have been very pleased with the ease of use, customer support and functionality. The program is absolutely customizable for any application, and since we've nearly doubled our Production output over this time period the tool has been flexible and very user friendly throughout.

Pros

We use the Resource Manager for our all of our Production Planning, reports, and for exporting data directly into our dashboard tools. It's relatively simple and people can grasp the concepts without a Phd. We can track our job progress instantly and create spreadsheets and graphs to analyze, improve and control our work centers and throughput.

Cons

It would be nice if the program (as we use it) could integrate with our current MRP software.

March 2011

Albert from Homberto Arts Lifestyle Ltd

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

March 2011

Excellent Customer Service and Support

a versatile software that can adapt to most production structures

Pros

The system is versatile in its scope of offering. Every company runs their production a little differently, the staff at User Solutions is committed in making necessary changes to best fit the customers operation.

Cons

like any computer software it may not meet "exactly" everyone's current production model, an element of adjustment and compromise is needed to reap the full benefit of incorporating a scheduling software.

March 2011

Ronald from Technical Glass Products

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

March 2011

Evaluation

Unknown at this time.

Pros

Integration with out existing applications was simple. The database naming scheme and field descriptions makes it simple to build tools to extend usability.

Cons

Printing features are limited. Printing features need to be added to areas such as View Schedule, Workcenter view, project details.

Response from User Solutions of User Solutions - DUPE do not use

Replied April 2011

We use Excel as report writer which offers great flexibiity in final customization and printing of data. Most screens contain an export to Excel for this purpose.

March 2011

Bob from Lodge Consultancy

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

March 2011

Implementation in Metal Fabrication Company

First class product, particularly suited for flexible scheduling needs. Quck implementation gives rapid ROI. Good support gives confidence.

Pros

Ease of initial understanding. Feature rich, but not all has to be set up to get the application going. This means that focus on the customer's initial main pain can be achieved from day 1. Quick implementation time - typically 1 to 2 months. Very responsive support, both in terms of help, and enhancement requests.

Cons

User interface looks a little old fashioned by today's standards, but once live, users can work easily and efficiently with it.