Multidev ChainDrive Integrated Retail Software


11 reviews(3.5/5)
11 reviews(3.5/5)

ChainDrive is a cloud-based retail management solution for large retailers with multiple chain stores. The solution is designed for apparel, footwear, sporting goods, jewelry, home goods, department store and specialty retailers. Key features include web-order fulfillment, CRM, inventory management, merchandising, warehouse management, point of sale and financial management.

ChainDrive offers customer relationship management (CRM) features that help retailers to capture all customer related data and then design targeted offers to drive loyalty. The solution provides analytics and reporting features which allow users to identify which products to push and which promotions to extend. Users can also view their merchandise details which enables them to make allocation, purchasing and replenishment decisions.

ChainDrive provides store budgeting features that help retailers to monitor key performance indicators, rank stores on the basis of targets, draw graphs for selected data, create variance reports and evaluate performance of all the stores on a regular basis.

ChainDrive offers customer support via email, phone and through an online form.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Solaris , Windows 2000

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  • Nora from Maui Magnets

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2018

    We have used Chaindrive now for 8 years and it's been very reliable and functional for our needs.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    It does what it's supposed to do without extra stuff added that we don't need

    Pros

    Integration of platforms, all in one solution. Very reliable and has all the functionality that we need.

    Cons

    Not as easy to use at POS level as other software, support can be hard to reach at off hours. Some report writing functions are difficult to set up

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

    June 2018

    The transition from the old Chaindrive to the new system was long and there are still issues.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    The reports are more detailed
    There are more functions that are very useful in the employee maintenance section and standard reports (automatic report generation and emailing capabilities). However, since we do not use Chaindrive for accounting purposes, there are a lot of features that we cannot comment on.

    Cons

    Creating a PO manually is not nearly as easy as it used to be. Now products have to be imported and associated with a PO otherwise the matrix is empty.
    The receiving module is more confusing
    The introduction of more logic to the new system, while it should be a good thing, has caused problems with revising a product that already exists. I cannot update/revise a product if it is already in the system whereas before I could.
    Searching for a customer name/purchases made by a customer is much harder to find. I used to be able to pull a sales report by customer much easier and faster

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ash from E&J Lawrance Corp.

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

    June 2018

    a complete retail software application

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    manage business operation successfully in reasonable budget

    Pros

    One package software application for retail business Accounting-Merchandising - POS- EDI - Omni Channel - Enterprise
    easy to integrate with 3rd party, friendly use

    Cons

    users like it, user like to use it, friendly use, not too much support for users, build a different usages for different users, easy & friendly to use
    not too many issues reported

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Edward from Levines aka Lamdis Partnership

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    February 2017

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    Ease-of-use
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    Not user friendly enough. No backup video training available or if there is, there is no link to it. Locks when printing in accounting functions. No easy access to simple reports.

    Pros

    n/a

    Cons

    reporting

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Martin from Browns Shoes Inc.

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

    February 2017

    Multidev Review

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    We are with Multidev since 15 years and we are happy, they are always there if we need them, the services and support are very good.

    Pros

    Really Flexible, they are building new options every year.

    Cons

    Sometime they should ask questions and idea to their customer when the are building or doing some big changes.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Multidev Technologies, Multidev Technologies

    February 2017

    Thank you Martin for taking the time to review ChainDrive. We truly value our 15 year partnership and look forward to helping your business grow in the years to come!

  • Lisa from Petland, Inc.

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    February 2017

    MultiDev Review

    Ease-of-use
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    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    POS is super easy. Ease of navigation and use of the HO/SF is somewhat cumbersome. We find the MultiDev family to be a committed partner in the success of our business processes!

    Pros

    True multistore functionality. User friendly at the POS level. Ability to configure for our specific needs.

    Cons

    Our unique industry has presented some challenges to the software development process. We find the PO process to be a bit more cumbersome than our previous system, but are working to streamline that with MultiDev

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Multidev Technologies, Multidev Technologies

    February 2017

    Hi Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to review ChainDrive. We value your input! We look forward to our many years of partnership!

  • Jessica from Armstrong & Richardson

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    February 2017

    Chaindrive feedback

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Not overly impressed with the support post deployment. We were told there would be a second level of training for advanced reports and features once we had settled in and grown comfortable with the system. We have asked repeatedly for this next step in the training, but we were told it does not exist. Often times when we submit support emails, the person responding has not taken the time to read the content of the email. They call and ask us to tell them what's wrong. We always make sure to send detailed emails with an explanation of the issue, supported by screen shots.

    Pros

    It makes easier to manage our inventory.

    Cons

    Reports are often incorrect or doesn't match from one day to the next. We find working the reports very difficult because no one has been able to explain exactly how to use each report the way we want, which was something we were told would be provided.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Multidev Technologies, Multidev Technologies

    February 2017

    Hi Jessica, We're so sorry to hear about your experience with our support department as well as your issues with the ChainDrive reporting. We can assure you that we are working on many internal initiatives that will focus on our clients satisfaction on product and service. Please contact your account representative and we will take the necessary steps to solve your issues. Thank you for taking the time to review ChainDrive.

  • Candace from Armstrong & Richardson Ltd.

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    February 2017

    Satisfactory

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Sorry I can't give you a better review, but we do have functional issues with the program and we have issues with your support desk. We often send complete backup information when we call support with an issue, but they never read our supporting documentation. This is a waste of our time to have to repeat ourselves and often it's harder to put into words what we can show in screen shots. Hoping for an improvement in your support department.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Multidev Technologies, Multidev Technologies

    February 2017

    Hi Candace, We're so sorry to hear about your functional issues with ChainDrive and your issues with our support department. We aim to offer our customers the best product, support and satisfaction possible. Please contact us and we'll be happy to work with you to rectify the situation. Thank you for taking the time to review ChainDrive.

  • Seth from HandPicked

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    February 2017

    Great Potential but Falls Short of Potential

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    We purchased ChainDrive over 8 yrs ago as a replacement for a current POS/ERP system we were currently using. The main reasons for purchase were POS replacement, dynamic reporting, replenishment, OTB, and CRM management (loyalty, targeting, etc). Unfortunately, the reporting is the only feature that seemed to improve over our previous ERP system. That being said, the terms, labels, and layout are not commonly used in the retail environment. The data also has to be checked and "rerun" periodically to be correct. We have never been notified of version updates. Any updates have been researched and pursued from our end. Many of the things that never worked, like replenishment, were promised to work after a version upgrade but still never did. OTB is a "different" set of numbers than the reporting data and can vary greatly based on activity other users input or change on the hierarchy or product side. It causes great issues for us as some members of our team use the Stats reports and others use OTB data and can be going off of different numbers. Also, very few support center associates understand OTB and tickets can take months to resolve or respond to. In truth, the issues I have listed are also mostly viewed as our company grumbling about things that is "our fault" or our job to fix. The lack of customer focus or care from a higher level is disappointing at best. Having extensive experience with ERP systems over 30 years, both large and small, I would not recommend this software to other retailers. It is designed, in my mind, without end user consideration or feedback.

    Pros

    If you are technical, the reporting features are robust in general.
    Store Planning

    Cons

    OTB uses different data and calculations than the other reporting and thus differs.
    Replenishment does not work
    Issues are viewed as users fault
    Many places or data points that can be accessed erroneously to cause user issues
    Expensive to not be 100% completely working

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Multidev Technologies, Multidev Technologies

    February 2017

    Hi Seth, Thank you for taking the time to review ChainDrive. We are disappointed to learn of your dissatisfaction with ChainDrive and the many issues that you have experienced. We hope that our relationship over the last 8 years has had some benefit to your company. We take all reviews very seriously and will take the necessary steps to make things right. Our customers satisfaction is of the utmost importance.

  • Dino from Indeka Retail Inc

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    February 2017

    Great User Friendly Software

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    ChainDrive is a very intuitive, user friendly software. I've had great experiences dealing with the customer support team, they are very responsive and walk you through any issues with ease. Keep up the good work!

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    Takes a lot of steps to get to where you want to go

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Multidev Technologies, Multidev Technologies

    February 2017

    Hi Dino, Thank you for taking the time to review ChainDrive. We are happy to hear of your satisfaction with our product and your great experience with our support department.

  • Bernard M. from Carter Consulting

    December 2009

    Cutting Edge Tech

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    Although not as well known as some of the "Big" names in ERP solutions, it offers all of the functionality and much more. All of this at a fraction of the big name pricing.

    Pros

    Fully Intergrated Solution, no need for add-on modules
    Handles all aspects of my business,end-to-end.
    Provided custom modifications to me our special requirements. Totally scalable.
    Offers cutting edge tools such as OTB, Store Budgeting and Mobile Marketing in addition to a full ERP solution for retailers between 10 and 130 stores.
    The company has a sound and comprensive Implementation Methodology which successfully quided the implementation.

    Cons

    Did not offer a complete web-engine. However, they did supply a fully functional e-commerce gatework that works well with my web provider

    Review Source: Capterra
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