Synergy SPC software


Synergy SPC solution by Zontec is a product suite that enables manufacturers to identify variations in the production process and correct them in real-time. The product suite includes products to fit small, mid and large size companies. The solution 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 can prevent errors.

Synergy has built-in color-coded notifications and pop-up warnings that give real-time feedback. It provides a dashboard that allows users to manage data, charts, communications and reports. The solution gives companies full 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 is designed with real-time reporting so that users can monitor numerous fast-paced production environments.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Brian from Aircraft Precision Products

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2018

    over all its been a decent product but I don't feel we got what we paid for and continue to pay

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    allows us to record and SPC parts with ease

    Pros

    its easy to deploy and simple for operators to use, once the database is all setup and users created adding data is much easier and can be taught in 1 day training

    Cons

    I bout the Synergy3000 SQL version and we did not have SQL server pro so we used the free version. had trouble after the first year and the support blamed it on the sql server being free not full, so we upgraded started all over and had to transfer all our data, here we are a year after that and its running slow again, then then tell me that we need to hire a DBA to help clean our database all the time. not something you want if your a 1 man IT department. we frequently would get programming errors that someone with no database experience could fix. and we pay annually for updates and service and rarely see updates so not sure what we are paying for because we rarely call service

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    July 2018

    Brian, Thank you for taking the time to review our Synergy 3000 SPC software. We appreciate valued customers who provide important feedback and are glad to learn how easy it is for your shop floor operators to learn and use the software. We understand that the SQL database element of maintaining the software has been somewhat challenging for you and your team. We are committed to your satisfaction. Our team will reach out to you personally to discuss. Thank you again for taking time to provide this feedback. - The Zontec Team

  • Kenneth from Berry Global Inc.

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2017

    Took our company to the next level.

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

    Pros

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    May 2018

    Thank you for the five star rating. We are glad your shop floor operators like the software and its easy-to-use features. Saving time and reducing labor hours is such an important benefit of SynergySPC software. Our Certificate of Analysis (COA) report is designed for flexibility to satisfy customer data requests. Our technical support department is here to help you get the most out of the software. We offer software validation if you are interested. We appreciate your feedback.

  • Callum from The Vollrath Co

    May 2017

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

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    Pros

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    June 2017

    Thank you for the high marks on your review Callum! We especially appreciate your compliments on our customer support. Also, we agree that our developers do an excellent job of maintaining Synergy SPC's position as the easiest SPC software to use on the market. Regarding working with your other quality software, Synergy SPC can absolutely do that! Through the use of either the Multi-function Toolbox or the DLL, this is a cinch. Regarding the ease of editing the data tables and being able to move them around within a program, this can be done using the add/insert/remove functions. We will follow up with you soon to help with both of these concerns. Thank you again for your review!

  • Michelle from Bright Plastics

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    June 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to review the software Michelle! You are right, the ability to use previous data table as a template is a HUGE time saver. Also, the email alerts when values are out of spec are a big help as well. Thank you for the feedback about creating messages to alert you if any of the required measurements were missing for a part. Users of the Synergy 2000 product are able to create a report that shows missed measurements. We are always looking for ways to make the software better, and we can see how creating that alert would be a benefit to our customers. We will add it to our developers' list!

  • Brian from Oiles America Corporation

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    June 2017

    Thank you for the feedback Brian! The fact that our software is both robust AND easy to use for operators, engineers, and managers is a huge point of pride for us and has been a key design element for our developers since day one. The ability to run customized reports is also something we love hearing hear compliments about, so thank you for mentioning both. We understand your concerns regarding the renewal price. We are comparable on pricing within the SPC software industry, but we know that we can always do better. Dedication to continuous improvement in all aspects of what we do will always be a core tenet.

  • Dubravka from WECO Electrical Connectors Inc.

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    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

    Pros

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    June 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to respond Dubravka! We appreciate both the positive feedback and the constructive input. It's because of the constructive input of our customers that Synergy SPC continues to be the innovative, class leading software that it is. The current version of your software will address the exact issues you brought up. All of our customers that maintain current service agreements have access to both unlimited technical support and free software upgrades. We will reach out to you soon to assist with this. Thank you again for the review!

  • Alex from Clariant PLastics & Coatings

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    June 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to review our software Alex! The ability to make on-line decisions is one of the biggest reasons people choose our software, so we're glad to hear that you are enjoying that functionality. Another key reason quality professionals choose us is because of the ability to be customized. We can offer to meet your special requirements. Regarding template usage, our support team is available to show you how to create templates for both so that it's not a time consuming process. Someone will reach out to you soon to follow up on this. We always want to make sure our customers are getting full use of the software's vast capabilities.

  • Cristina from Spectrum Brands HHI

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    June 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to give feedback Cristina! Ease of use at all three levels is something that we are especially proud of, and that most of our other customers point out as well. Regarding the ability to compare data from data tables from different data banks in one report, the software is able to do that at the Manager access level. The software is also able to create charts by inputting the dates instead of selecting the actual data from the data table spreadsheet. We are happy to show you how and will contact you soon. Thank you again for reviewing us and being such a long time customer!

  • BJ from Daktronics, Inc.

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    November 2016

    BJ, We appreciate your review of SynergySPC and the Synergy 3000 software. The way Synergy 3000 helps manage quality across a global supply chain makes it unique in the industry. Synergy 3000 is our most robust SPC solution, so it does require a modest yet worthy investment of time to fit the individual organization's needs and maximize the results. We are here to partner and help guide each client as they grow into the solution. Again, we are always here to assist if you have questions, as well. Thanks again for the positive feedback! -The Zontec Team

  • Andy from GECOM Corp

    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 Based on actual Data

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    November 2016

    Andy, Thank you for your time reviewing SynergySPC. Like many other users, you see that SynergySPC provides access to real-time to data that can be analyzed and acted upon. We are always here to assist if you have questions. Thanks again for the positive feedback! -The Zontec Team

  • Kc from Gecom

    November 2016

    Synergy 2000

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

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    November 2016

    KC, Thank you for your review. One of the great benefits of SynergySPC is the real-time data. This yields key insights to take immediate action AND for future decisions. We are always here to assist if you have questions. Thanks again for the positive feedback and the input! -The Zontec Team

  • tania from MKS

    October 2016

    Easy to set up and maintain

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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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    November 2016

    Tania, We like to see good ratings, especially on Customer Support. We work hard to be responsive and answer questions. Our goal is a top rating across all measures. Thank you for giving positive feedback and being so willing to recommend us to your colleagues. As far as concerns with the user interface, it seems you may be referring to the Easy Data Entry Window which lists specification limits, but not control limits. Other users have solved this by including the variable chart as part of the screen display. We will contact you directly to further clarify and address user interface customization and how to extract data from the file. Again, we are grateful for your time in providing feedback. -The Zontec Team

  • RYAN from BAND-IT - IDEX

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    October 2016

    Ryan, We appreciate the high marks on the Overall Quality of the SynergySPC software. Thanks for taking the time to offer some positive feedback as well as some constructive input. No matter the circumstances, we take very seriously our absolute responsibility for user experience. We regret that your experience has been less than ideal but feel we can change this perspective. With our recent update to your Synergy 2000 software, we stayed true to our focus on eliminating manual processes by enhancing file templates and creating multiple options for automating new file creation. We understand the surprise and potential frustration of software updates and the changes that come with them. We are here to help. Like you, all of our clients who maintain a current service agreement have access to unlimited technical support. We will contact you directly to further address streamlining file creation and set-up. Again, we are grateful for your time in providing feedback.

  • George from Advanced Structural Alloys

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    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

    Cons

    None

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    October 2016

    George, We appreciate this positive feedback review and your recommendation of our software. Your team has discovered what so many others have: 1. That SynergySPC doesn't require weeks of training like others. We can implement in literally hours. 2. The competitive advantage that SynergySPC lends in winning clients who have exacting needs. You already know we are here to help if you have questions. Thanks again for the good words! -The Zontec Team

  • Cynthia from Britt Manufacturing

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    October 2016

    Cynthia, We appreciate you providing your feedback. We're happy that the software is working out well and that user accessibility was an upgrade from your previous SPC and has benefited your team so much. For now, the most comprehensive reporting capabilities are reserved for our Synergy 2000 and Synergy 3000 offerings. Unfortunately, for the Synergy 1000, reporting capabilities are limited, as you have indicated. Our team will reach out to you personally to discuss your reporting requirement. Again, we appreciate your feedback. -The Zontec Team

  • Keith from Twin Rivers Foods

    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.

    Pros

    Good SPC components. Dashboard is clean and clear.

    Cons

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

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    October 2016

    Keith, Thanks for taking your time to provide valuable feedback. It's important for us to know how we are doing. We're happy that our tech support was able to provide some customization to help meet your sampling requirements and we are delighted you like our weekly SPC related emails. The timing of the transition on our sales team was unfortunate and unavoidable. We are truly sorry that this lead to a miscommunication. We also know that adequate and appropriate follow-up is important. We take ownership of your less than ideal experience with this as well. Zontec's leadership has been in place for over 30 years. In that time, we have maintained a consistent expectation of excellence in communication and clarity from our entire team. We strive to continually improve. Our team will reach out to you personally to discuss further assistance. Again, we appreciate your feedback. -The Zontec Team

  • Ben from Covert Manufacturing, Inc.

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    October 2016

    Ben, Thanks for the glowing review. We're especially proud of your review because it highlights a great customer service experience. It also shows that, while we have solutions that satisfy global companies with extensive supply-chains, we can also scale down for those just getting started. We are always here to assist if you have questions. Thanks again for the great feedback! -The Zontec Team

  • John from Peet's Coffee

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    October 2016

    John, A big thanks for your kind review. It's an honor to be associated with your well-known brand. Like you, our users benefit from our real-time SPC. While their team is working to reduce scrap, to reduce rework, and to enhance user productivity, they're also gathering valuable production information for future decisions. Remember, we are always here to assist if you have questions. Thanks again for the positive feedback and the input! -The Zontec Team

  • Christopher from Slagel Manufacturing

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    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.

    Pros

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    October 2016

    Christopher, A big thanks for your kind review. We're glad to hear how SynergySPC is revolutionizing your business. We have resources that can help you better understand attribute data. We typically share these resources exclusively with current customers in our weekly emails. We'll connect with you directly to provide this resource. The Book of SPC is also available to you as well as anyone who wants it at www.zontec-spc.com As you know, we are always here to help if you have questions and we'll keep making the best SPC software. Thanks again for the positive feedback and the input! -The Zontec Team

  • lucas from Gecom

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Zontec, Zontec Inc.

    October 2016

    Lucas, Thanks for the great review! As your team grows more sophisticated at using the software, keep in mind that SynergySPC is the only SPC software that adequately and clearly displays both the stability and capability of your processes. We are always here to help if you have questions and we'll keep making the only fully compliant SPC software on the market. Thanks again for the positive feedback! -The Zontec Team

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