Synergy SPC Software


 

Zontec has been delivering powerful statistical process control (SPC) software for the past 3 decades. The Synergy SPC Software product suite enables manufacturers to identify variations in the production process and correct them in real-time. Synergy SPC Software collects data throughout the manufacturing process. Results are immediately available through various charts, so users will know if products are trending towards out-of-control or out-of- specification and they can prevent errors.

Zontec’ Synergy product suite includes products to fit any sized company. Synergy 100 is geared towards a single user. It’s affordable and has built-in color-coded notifications and pop-up warnings that give real-time feedback. Synergy 1000 caters to small to mid-sized manufacturers. From a single dashboard, users can manage data, charts, communications, and reports. Synergy 2000 gives companies complete visibility over their processes regardless of location. Unique reporting tools are available for each level of users; from operators and managers, to engineers and administrators. Before an error can occur, the system sends emails directly to the appropriate team members to correct the issue on the production floor. Synergy 3000 is powered by the Microsoft .NET platform. The Synergy 3000 is designed for the global manufacturer with real-time reporting, so they can monitor numerous fast-paced production environments.

Synergy SPC software product suite was built, so that a customer can easily upgrade to the next level of the product. Previous data will still be accessible in the new product after the upgrade.

Zontec supports 5,000 customers from various industries worldwide.

 

Synergy SPC - Synergy 2000
 
  • Synergy SPC - Synergy 2000
    Synergy 2000
  • Synergy SPC - Synergy 1000
    Synergy 1000
  • Synergy SPC - Synergy 3000
    Synergy 3000
  • Synergy SPC - Scoreboard report card
    Scoreboard report card
  • Synergy SPC - Cost of analysis report
    Cost of analysis report
  • Synergy SPC - Web manager portion of the Synergy 3000
    Web manager portion of the Synergy 3000
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Kim from Polymerics Inc.
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber

August 2015

August 2015

Long time Fan

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It is very easy to set up and intuitive to figure out. I can also set up multiple run charts in the same view and can monitor several different specifications at one time.

Likes Least

I do not like having to relink data. It is a little tedious to have to go in and do this if a different user has logged into a data bank.

I also do not like being tied to a software key. We have to figure out how to connect this to the back of one of our servers and it is a hassle. There should be a better way to control licensing than that.

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This software is very versatile and can do most anything you need as far as a specific type of chart or data trending. We have been using it successfully since about 2004.

 
 

Heidi from Thermal Spray Technologies
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber

August 2015

August 2015

Zontec is #1

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The product itself is very user friendly and easy to set-up and maneuver. Working with personnel who had minimal computer skills and/or SPC knowledge was a breeze due to the easy of the software use. For me, I love the diversity of the software to collect and extract data as needed for reporting. The vendor I can't say enough about! Zontec personnel go out of their way to ensure they know your application of the product and are available at the drop of a hat when assistance is needed. I never talk to a computer I am always is direct contact with personnel who truly know the product and how it works. I can't say enough good things!

Likes Least

I have used this product for many years now and I don't have one single complaint.

Recommendations

Evaluate it and buy it! You will not be sorry. I evaluated three. This was the most expensive of the three I chose and it was a hands down choice to spend the initial extra upfront.

 
 

Robert from The Carlisle & Finch Co.
Specialty: Metal Fabrication

April 2014

April 2014

Have been using Synergy since 2002

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It has been easy to use, and the vendor is nearby for troubleshooting help when it has been needed.

Likes Least

Spell check would be nice, as would a few more spaces in the character boxes to allow for more info.

Recommendations

I would recommend asking if it will it do everything you need it to do both now and in the near future.

 
 

Deborah from Batesville Casket Stamping plant
Specialty: Metal Fabrication

April 2014

April 2014

Helped in its implementation and I use it daily

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I like the ease of the database use for the operator and the ease with which you can copy and paste data sets to create new databanks or download data into excel. I like the technical support from our rep, who is a gem. She has helped me numerous times either when I was first learning the software or if I misinterpreted something out of the manual. I can make changes very quickly, archive old information, or add new information in a matter of minutes.

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There are some interpretation issues between the language in the manual and what can happen live. The search function is nice but not always helpful either. The support from our rep, however, fills those gaps nicely. She can usually help even when the problem is IT-related or something technical with the computer.

Recommendations

Have your vision well laid out before you evaluate any software, not just your current state. How many seats will you eventually need? What do you want to gain? How will you train your operators? How will you maintain the system? Learn how to use all of the functions. How will you use the dashboard? How do you want to see the SPC laid out for your operators? How many different kinds of charts do you want to run on this system? The more defined your vision, the better your results.

 
 

Christine from Multicircuits, Inc.
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense

February 2014

February 2014

Multicircuits, Inc Review of Synergy 2000

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Product: I observed a software demonstration a few years ago at the Quality Expo down in Chicago. When the time came to purchase software, the Zontec Synergy software was my first choice because of all the features within the software. To name a few: ease of use, file setup, ability to download pictures, video, and documentation within a file, and email alerts.

Vendor: Completed my training at their facility in Ohio. Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful even after you leave the classroom.

Likes Least

I have not found any features using the software that I do not like.

Recommendations

1. Have the software manufacturer send a sample of the software to try for no less than 30 days to see if it is a good fit for your company before you purchase.

2. Make sure that you will get training/support in case there are any issues down the road.

 
 

Bob from Acme Aerospace Inc
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense

January 2014

January 2014

Acme review of Synergy 2000

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Synergy 2000 is very easy to set up and use. Enter the number of ID labels that specify the sample (operator initials, job #, line #, etc), number of data points to be recorded, spec limits, and decimal points; enter the communication settings if using scales or calipers to capture the data; and the system is ready to go. We have 2 levels of access: one for the operators and one for the engineers to correct, review, and report the data. Charts are easily copied into Word or Excel. Great support from Zontec technical folks. They will help you set up the data capture process. We set up next year's data sheets in advance so that our operators can move from old to new without waiting.

Likes Least

When correcting mis-entered data, you cannot select multiple entries unless they are sequential. So this takes a bit longer when correcting data entry errors throughout tens of thousands of data points.

Recommendations

There are many features in the software that we have yet to utilize. Some time should be spent up front to outline how you will capture data and in which areas of the business. This should be presented to the trainers before the initial training sessions and actual data should be supplied to them to maximize the training. We started in a few areas and expanded into other areas of our facility.

 
 
 
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Kenneth from Berry Global Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Took our company to the next level.

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Reduced labor hours spent inputting data for COAs. Reduced paperwork.

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It is very user-friendly for the operators on the floor to use. Correcting errors is not difficult. The ability to add any type testing you want to require.

Cons

Would like more COA options. Would like to see Synergy offer something to show auditors as proof of validation of the system.

Source: Capterra
 

Callum from The Vollrath Co

May 2017

May 2017

Customer support has been excellent with new additions and helping understand the product.

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Keeps track and documents everything we need for quality checks from first piece approval to tooling condition.

Cons

Would like it to work with other quality software we currently use. Would also like it so the data tables were easy to edit and move around within a program.

Source: Capterra
 

Michelle from Bright Plastics
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Versatile, easy data entry.

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Our customers feel more confident in our process control because the program sends out an email alert when data is out of tolerance. Easy for people with limited computer background to use.

Pros

Easy to create a new database of measurements for a part. You can use a previous data table as a template to save steps. Data entry is very quick. It allows you to download your data if you need to do more complex analysis. You can set up the database to send an email alert if a value is out of spec. Customer service is very quick to respond when I have questions.

Cons

I would like to have a feature that allowed me to get a message if any of the required measurements were missing for a part. Currently, the only way to know if all of the data is being entered is to go into the database for each part.

Source: Capterra
 

Brian from Oiles America Corporation
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Works great for controlling a process or working variation out of the process.

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Improved process control and improved product performance. The software also helps with containment of bad by recording lots numbers, time and date stamping, alerts (in software and email options and logging assignable clauses.

Pros

Easy to use for operators and set up engineers for all types of parts, stores data and makes all types of SPC charts in seconds. Synergy manager is easy to use dashboard to monitor operations performance. Software can produce reports as needed for part performance by lot, over a specified period of time. I work auto and industrial industry and would recommend this software for any manufacturing that validates dimensions.

Cons

Annual renewal per seat is pricy. Recommend using only the number of seats needed for your company. A discount on number of seats renewal would be nice.

Source: Capterra
 

Dubravka from WECO Electrical Connectors Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

very practical, flexible, we have a version 8.0, we use Zontec more that 15 years

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increase in productivity, prestige on the market

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I can look at individual measurements back in time. I can see statistics Ppk, different graphs.
I can see trends and share the graph with supplier.

Cons

Creating data bank and data table is quite long. Expensive technical support, because of that we are not applying a full potential.

Source: Capterra
 

Alex from Clariant PLastics & Coatings
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Overall, I enjoy the software. Easy to use, live run charts making understanding trends easier.

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Live in-line data trends. Saves time and money in being able to make quick judgement calls to help best streamline our production process.

Pros

The live run chart is a crucial piece of information for us. It allows us the opportunity to make on-line decisions and changes to adapt to changing parameters. We have everything separated into designated data banks which make it easy to organize.

Cons

There are some functionality items that we are wishing to incorporate. Working with the technical team to figure out what would work best. The only issue that I have is the ease of setting up various data banks. I am able to set up a template and save the characteristics, but I still have to go through and check off boxes in the data bank map for graphs and whatnot. Not terribly hard, just time consuming.

Source: Capterra
 

Cristina from Spectrum Brands HHI
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2017

May 2017

It is a great experience because they provide all the support you need to make it work.

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This is the easiest way to have the records from the inspections the operators do in one location and also that the engineers can access the data and analyze it in the same software.

Pros

It is really easy to use and manange for all the three levels such as Operator, Engineer and Manager.

Cons

I would like the software to be able to compare data from data tables from different data banks in one report. Also to create charts by inputting the dates instead of selecting the actual data from the data table spreadsheet.

Source: Capterra
 

BJ from Daktronics, Inc.
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Synergy 3k - Difficult to Set-up, Easy to Use

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The setup of Synergy 3k was a bit time consuming and we did run across a few issues. Our IT group was able to work with Zontec customer service to overcome these issues. The learning curve on developing the appropriate database/databank/data-table structure was a bit more difficult than I would have liked but with enough experimentation we were able to find a solution that worked well for our company. This software provides us with a considerable amount of potential to implement SPC into a large number of processes but it does take time and resources to accomplish this. Entering data into the software is simple and it provides an instant visual indicator of how the process is performing. The data reporting feature is quite limited in functionality so we have decided to use a different reporting feature to extract data from the Synergy database. During the 3 years that we have owned Synergy, Zontec's customer service has been very helpful and attentive to our needs.

Source: Capterra
 

Andy from GECOM Corp

November 2016

November 2016

Synergy Review

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I like the ease of being able to pull data into
Reports. The ability to quickly analysis of the data and make good decions
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Source: Capterra
 

Kc from Gecom

November 2016

November 2016

Synergy 2000

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Great software . Helped get us added notifications and quick responses to issues on The shop floor.

Source: Capterra
 

tania from MKS

October 2016

October 2016

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It is a system that can be set up and maintained by engineering and doesn't require an IT department to support. Charting/user interface is based off of spec rather than control limits. System uses a proprietary database (which can be a plus or minus depending on your environment and needs).

Pros

Easy to set up and use

Cons

Spec limits rather than control limits appear in the user interface. Would like the UI to be fully customizable - for display as well as messages.

Source: Capterra
 

RYAN from BAND-IT - IDEX

October 2016

October 2016

Software works, but setup and updates are very time consuming.

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The software does it's job, but it's ease of use is terrible and it is very cumbersome to setup new files. It should be much faster to setup new files that are very similar to other files, but it is a very manual process that is extremely time consuming and provides a lot of opportunities for mistakes.

Cons

Very time consuming to setup new files, especially when copying/pasting from a similar file. A lot of manual steps for something that should be very easy.

Source: Capterra
 

George from Advanced Structural Alloys
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

SynergySPC a great solution

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SynergySPC has been a great solution for our organization.

We have some very demanding customers that require a high level of QC documentation and expect aerospace quality standards.

The software has enabled us to meet there demands at a cost and ease of use that fit our needs.

I would highly recommend this product to any organization looking to get SPC off the ground fast with out the need for a long high cost implementation.

Pros

ease of use

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None

Source: Capterra
 

Cynthia from Britt Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Synergy SPC Review

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The software is good but there is very limited availability of quality reports from the software. It is very limited in it's ability to allow customization of reports.

Pros

The ability to have multiple users accessing at the same time. We did not have that before purchasing Synergy1000.

Cons

The reporting options are very limited. We use the software to collect data throughout our facility but we cannot easily get a professional looking report from it.

Source: Capterra
 

Keith from Twin Rivers Foods

October 2016

October 2016

Zontec's S2K SPC software - good, but not great

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Salesperson over-promised what the product has been able to do - then promptly left the company. Tech support was helpful in trying to overcome some of the issues that arose - such as a 25 sample limit on standard checks. Larger sample sizes are possible, but a different style of data entry is required, which increase the complexity for the data entry person.
Seems like everything comes with a price. Fairly good SPC software for the price, but I think I would have been better off to pay a few more dollars on the front end, rather than the surprises on the back end.
Disappointed that there has been no follow-up of any kind from Zontec to see how we are doing. Especially since we did struggle in the beginning.
The periodic emails with SPC discussions are helpful.

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Good SPC components. Dashboard is clean and clear.

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Data entry can be problematic and sample size for standard checks is limited.

Source: Capterra
 

Ben from Covert Manufacturing, Inc.

October 2016

October 2016

Superb customer service and technical assistance!

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SynergySPC is an excellent tool for implementing statistical process control into an organization and the customer service is outstanding.

Source: Capterra
 

John from Peet's Coffee

October 2016

October 2016

Data you can use.

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We have run synergy software for the past few years and have been able to use it to help drive continuous improvement and cost savings by using data driven analysis.

Source: Capterra
 

Christopher from Slagel Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Great for starting an SPC program

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I have used Zontec in the past; here at my current employer I needed something easy and affordable. We are a small welding job shop that just got started with a large OEM project and we needed a way to show our customers progress in variation reduction and control. Synergy 1000 was the perfect program to get us started. The software was quick to install and quick to get data in and analyze results. With use of our CMM arm and Synergy software we are making huge advances in quality. The changes made have been beneficial for all our products and customer feedback has been extraordinary.

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Easy to get projects going quickly

Cons

Functionality is basic but this is the baseline program. Maybe make understanding the attribute data a little easier.

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So far our customers have been greatly impressed with our statistical controls so we are enjoying that we made the jump to SPC

Source: Capterra
 

lucas from Gecom
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Automated data entry

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Synergy helped atuomate our data collection and storage reducing carbon footprint and improving Teamleader ability to mange the process.

Source: Capterra
 

Robert from Schnipke Precision Molding
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Synergy 2000

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We have been using Synergy 2000 since its inception. I have worked with other SPC packages and Synergy 2000 features are as good as I have ever worked with. Tech support has been very helpful as needed.

Pros

Easy to use and works well with multi cavity files. Structure of data tables and data banks allows flexibility in sample frequency.

Cons

Setup is time consuming for multiple cavity tools although made easier with recent updates (templates).

Advice to Others

Synergy 2000 focuses on SPC and doesn't get bogged down by trying to be a full statistical package. Data export is easy to use so statistical analysis can be accomplished with Synergy 2000 data in another package.

Source: Capterra
 
 
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