Schedlyzer Software

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About Schedlyzer

Schedlyzer is a production scheduling solution that helps small and midsize manufacturing businesses streamline capacity planning, automated scheduling and change management operations. It allows organizations to process high-mix, low-volume (HMLV) and make-to-order (MTO) manufacturing orders. Features of Schedlyzer include Gantt charts, reporting, what-if scenario analysis, a drag-and-drop interface and more. It enables managers to view job scheduling details, projected daily resource utilization levels and resource utilization percentages in the production scheduling module. Additionally, it lets supervisors monitor the production lifecycle and manually modify job schedules as per business requirements. Schedlyzer helps businesses integrate the system with several...
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Schedlyzer User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 19 reviews

Carlos

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

March 2017

Schedlyzer user for over 4 years

Optisol´s solution has been of great benefit for our organization and for our customers! We have managed to place control over a very large and complicated manufacturing process. The process of introduction to the operation of Schedulyzer was significantly less painful than expected. We got higher confidence in the completeition times of our projects, specially larger ones. We typically operate with around 100 orders active in the system at the same time, each having a large amount of activities. Now we are in the process of bringing the rest of our operations to the system sure of bringing the benefits Optisol advertise.

Pros

The ability to make sense of large number of activities, with different priorities and different constraints.

Cons

That it does not run a live simulation of what should be going on. It basically gives a static forecast every time. Reporting is not that great looking either.

John

Time used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5

January 2015

Optimizing Job-Shop Production

Our company is in the custom floor finishing business which means we purchase milled wood and finish it (color and texture) as a unique custom order. We were initially concerned the Schedlyzer would not apply to us since we were not actually manufacturing or fabricating a product but were performing a service. We quickly learned the tool was adaptable to our environment and we were able to start scheduling our jobs fairly quickly after getting the software. PROS: 1. By creating and using templates, we could enter new jobs very quickly 2. The ability to set job priority helped us assure the most important jobs were completed first 3. The Gantt chart view enabled our production staff and sales force to have the ability to view where projects were on a daily basis CONS: 1. The print capacity is not there only for graphs. All schedule output in numerical form can be printed and saved without any problem. 2. We were initially unable to group multiple jobs with a single customer. We later discovered if customer name is entered as "Part Number", then you can filter all projects belonging to a customer on Gantt chart. OVERALL IMPRESSION: We are very pleased with the ease of use, simplicity, and versatility of the tool. We also had outstanding customer support and any and every time we had a problem, we were able to get a quick response and quick resolution. We believe this tool was very much worth the purchase and the effort.

Response from Optisol

I agree with John Saladino's comment on limited print option. Our software does not print graphs on paper although the entire numerical schedule output can be saved in various formats and printed on paper. To compensate this drawback, we offer a site license of an optional module called "Schedule Viewer" which is the same as the actual scheduling software except that it does not allow users to change input data or reschedule. All features related to schedule output are the same in both tools. John's main benefit with the software comes from the capability to handle multi-resource requirements of various production operations and schedule multi-skilled workers optimally. Schedlyzer Lite, a lighter version of our software used by John is very powerful for both the features and also for scheduling production over multiple shifts. It should be very difficult for anyone to find in the market a scheduling tool as powerful and economical as Schedlyzer Lite for custom production.

Replied January 2015

Emily

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Furniture

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

April 2018

Schedulyzer Lite in a small shop with highly varied tasks and worker skills

It has helped us take a very busy schedule with several workers of varying skills and jobs with numerous different steps, and manage it to help ensure we prioritize jobs correctly, and understand our capacity.

Pros

We are a small custom furniture and upholstery company. Our business and team began growing quickly a couple of years ago when we began manufacturing marine cushions; as such excel and a calendar were not cutting it anymore to manage our schedule. We needed something to help us manage and schedule the steps that had to occur to ensure jobs were completed on time. Schedulyzer Lite has met our needs at a manageable start-up cost for a company of our size. - I like that I am able to enter jobs with multiple tasks that are completed by different workers and at various points. This software is able to sequence the steps appropriately while working to meet the overall due date. - It’s easy to print off the schedule details with just a couple of clicks. - Customer service is excellent; requests for assistance are responded to almost always the same day, often in the same hour. - Technicians will walk you step by step through the launch and assist with any challenges you encounter for quite a while after your launch - The software is straightforward to use and I love that it saves job templates so I can easily enter similar jobs in the future.

Cons

Optisol rep I worked with was sometimes hard to understand due to a thick accent; however he was always very patient to repeat/rephrase when needed. - I wish I could print off/export the gantt chart view of the schedule.

Rob

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Machinery

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

April 2018

Schedlyzer Lite does a great job for the price.

Pros

We are a small company that makes custom industrial ovens. We do engineering design, fabrication, welding, painting, assembly, electrical wiring and testing for all ovens. We were having a difficult time estimating our ship dates and understanding capacity constraints. However, we did not want to spend a lot of money on scheduling software that might be too cumbersome for us to understand and maintain. Schedlyzer Lite has met our needs for a great price. It is not fancy, but it does the job and is easy to maintain and understand. It is easy to set-up so the 60 day trial period was plenty of time for me to make my buy decision. Customer support is excellent. I get my questions answered on the spot or within few hours Price is very affordable for the functionality you get Ability to create routing templates makes entering new jobs easy

Cons

It is sometimes difficult for me to understand one of the rep due to his accent. However, he is more than willing to explain things again. It would be nice to see a list of jobs ready for a resource, but which are waiting because another job is occupying that resource.

Response from Optisol

Thanks to our customer Mr. Rob Hughes for a valuable suggestion for further enhancement of Schedlyzer Lite functionality.

Replied April 2018

zach

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Building Materials

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

September 2016

Schedlyzer helped us get a grip on our capasity

WE researched many scheduling software packages and discovered that many of them were just glorified calendars that were not based on any real data. Schedlyzer was the best capacity planning software that we could find. It has helped us see true asset utilization, bottlenecks, and be able to see how break in work effects the overall schedule. Not only is the software great i have had a great experience with Prasad. When i had questions he was more than responsive.

Pros

ease of customization

Cons

there is a language barrier between Prasad and his customers that can make communication difficult.

Response from Optisol

I agree with Zach regarding communication. Some people find it somewhat difficult to follow my heavy accent in English. But, Zach implicitly provided a good example that the merit of Schedlyzer can outweigh this drawback. We are glad that the merit of Schedlyzer keeps us in competition in spite of the drawback. After the free trial period, users buy Schedlyzer and contact us very infrequently for any help because they do not need the help anymore. Prasad Velaga, PhD

Replied October 2016