ProfitKey ERP Software


 

ProfitKey has developed Rapid Response Manufacturing (RRM) tool to provide an integrated ERP and MES solution for small to mid-size manufacturers. Rapid Response Manufacturing incorporates an accounting solution with advanced MES functionality, providing a solution that can manage all aspects of the manufacturing process from order placement to invoicing. The accounting module is integrated with the system, providing financial reporting, customized G/L report writer and more. The General Ledger allows users to view information from multiple accounting periods at a time and supports foreign currency conversions.

As employees labor on the shop floor, the solution collects data and automatically accounts for any breaks or lunches taken, so that employees do not need to clock in or clock out excessively. The barcode reader can scan employee IDs and pertinent order IDs or operation numbers reducing data entry. Drag-and-drop functionality allows managers and business owners to monitor orders and move specific jobs between different stations. Support is provided via phone and online ticket.

 

ProfitKey ERP - Order status
 
  • ProfitKey ERP - Order status
    Order status
  • ProfitKey ERP - MES
    MES
  • ProfitKey ERP - Launch
    Launch
  • ProfitKey ERP - Graphical scheduling
    Graphical scheduling
  • ProfitKey ERP - Engineering
    Engineering
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 8, Windows 10

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Jeremy from Frederick Logan Company, Inc.
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Good system for small business

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Value for Money

This is a simple program to learn the basics of with a multitude of options. The user interface is very straight forward. It is mostly all encompassing as far as ERP systems go. The options are plentiful, but sometimes lengthy to find. Extra seats are economical. A good tool for a small business trying to track quote to cash.

Pros

Clear user interface
Many options
Customizable documents

Cons

Some options buried a bit

Advice to Others

Shop around before pulling the trigger on this type of software.

 
 

Nancy from Hotwatt
Specialty: Other Industry

May 2016

May 2016

Profitkey is a great company!

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This product has helped our company run efficiently by improve our manufacturing process in real-time and giving us a central location where we input our companies data. The reports that we use in Profitkey allow us to see a clear picture of the data we enter on a daily basis which helps keep our company organized and in return helps us improve the quality of our company. Profitkey support is also very helpful. Their support always replies to our questions in a timely manner and helps us sort out any issues we run into.

Likes Least

Profitkey is open to taking suggestions which they implement into future updates. That means if there is anything that you dislike about their software they are willing to listen and fix the issues in the future.

Recommendations

If your company is looking to manage and improve the manufacturing process in real-time this software is perfect for your company.

 
 

Beverly from RFR Metal Fabrication, Inc.
Specialty: Metal Fabrication

May 2016

May 2016

The heart of our business

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Likes Best

The ProfitKey software covers every essential aspect of our business from quoting to getting the product out the door on time. The staff always responds promptly to any need we have and they are genuinely invested in helping us in any way possible. It is customer service the way it was meant to be. That aspect is important to any business but critical to small businesses. There are a lot of aspects to love about this software. Having a demo database that we can update at any moment to duplicate our live database is an excellent tool when exploring how some changes might affect operations without taking any risks in the live database. I am able to attach work instructions, pictures, and videos directly to an operation for clarification purposes - an awesome tool in ISO risk management. No more white boards or hot lists, the scheduler can be changed and updated so the people have up-to-the moment information on which jobs should run next from their MES components. ProfitKey's off-site backup service, in addition to my own backup practices, gives me peace of mind knowing we have knowledgeable people protecting our data. And perhaps as important as any other aspect, ProfitKey has an active user group that keeps the continual improvement ideas flowing.

Likes Least

If there was anything I could change, it would be to have a printed help book because I'm a book person. But their online help files are good.

Recommendations

There are other shop software products out there but there are none that are as integrated throughout the shop nor are there any that are more thorough or solid. Certainly the customer service can't be beaten. Information and peace of mind are priceless!

 
 

Donald from Janos Technology, LLC
Specialty: Other Industry

May 2016

May 2016

ProfitKey ERP Improves On-time Delivery from 57% to 95% in Optics Job

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Likes Best

This ERP system is deeply integrated with a complete range of functional modules that all work in concert. Our company uses all of the core modules and the product is deeply integrated into every aspect of our operations. ProfitKey is a great company to work with and they are very responsive to our needs. There technical support team is first rate.

Likes Least

For a long time I considered the user interface to be clunky but this has improved dramatically with the releases of the past few years. Still, they system could use some interface designs that tie the data from various modules in one seamless view.

Recommendations

The key is to assess the type of manufacturing to be modeled and make a comprehensive check list of what is required in a system. Then get a thorough demo of the software that will show to what extent it fits the needs of the business.

 
 

Casey from General Machine Company of NJ
Specialty: Metal Fabrication

May 2016

May 2016

Review of Profit Key RRM Software

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Likes Best

Profit Key has great training tools such as webex topic sessions, a ticket system supported by engineers who intimately know the product and can help users with their particular issues, and Application Engineers who can come to your facility and train your users one on one. The Application Engineers develop relationships with the users and knowledge of your company so they know the best way to help you use the product.

Likes Least

Profit Key is always on the cutting edge of new development and modules to help companies move forward more efficiently. I'd love to see them have dedicated engineers for enhancements/developments of existing modules.

Recommendations

Meet with an application engineer and visit/or talk a facility with that is using Profit Key. They will immediately see similar benefits of using Profit Key that they can have as well!

 
 

Monty from Aerospace Dynamics International, Inc.
Specialty: Aerospace & Defense

May 2014

May 2014

ProfitKey has been a reliable platform for our ERP requirements

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Likes Best

The support from the ProfitKey personnel has been timely and complete. Our suggestions are reviewed, and if supported by the user base, they are incorporated into the product in a timely manner.

Likes Least

Ownership has changed a few times in recent years, slowing the positive progress and momentum in enhancing the product.

Recommendations

The investment into establishing an ERP system is substantial. A key cost that is hard to establish is the support you will receive from the supplier during implementation. Without qualified assistance, your company can spend money in the wrong direction that will have a financial impact from many years to come and cause frustration with the product. For a small-to-midsize company, the investment in the ProfitKey personnel is a key factor in evaluating other products.

 
 
 
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Casey from GEMCO
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Our company uses ProfitKey to control and manage shop and overhead activities.

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The efficiency gained when a job moves through the company.

Pros

The functionality for customer management, purchasing, inventory control, BOMs, etc. It makes our work flow more efficient and effective.

Cons

The lack of functionality in scheduling--specifically with materials being accounted for at the start of a work center operation.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dale from Wood-Mode
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Our experience with Profit Key ERP over the last 20 years has been very positive.

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The biggest benefit this software give us is the control of product flow. We handle thousands of custom parts through hundreds of work centers and Profit Key gives us the ability to schedule the product, knowledge of performance, and the ability to change routings or schedules as needed.

Pros

The flexibility it gives the user to incorporate the software in with existing critical systems. It is also complex enough to cover almost any type of system but simple enough that the learning curve is very reasonable.

Cons

The import export method is antiquated. Granted the software is not geared to larger volume order companies and is great for small volume complex orders. But for large volume simple orders where manual entry is not a viable option, the flat file import process is clumsy. Profit Key has been very helpful and agreeable in working with us on a couple of customs programs to offset some of these difficulties until a new interface can be deployed.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mark from Luminite Products Corporation

December 2017

December 2017

The database design needs some work. There should be some way of putting an ID on ship to addresses

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We have been able to get the information we need out of the software. It has most of the functions that we need. The design matches our style of manufacturing and the size of our company.

Cons

The modules are not named well. Its difficult to find the menu function you want to perform. The menu structure seems to be a carryover from when the software was written in Cobol. What they used to call a "workbench" of tools became a menu in the new software. The layout of the menus and modules should be rethought. For example, what is the difference between Manufacturing Operations and Manufacturing Planning. What should be on Accounting menus versus Inventory Management/Purchasing.

Review Source: Capterra