DBA Software

4.38 / 5 (4)

About DBA


DBA is an on-premise manufacturing requirements planning (MRP) solution for small manufacturing organizations. It allows users to create additional bills of material by utilizing the rapid item creation feature that enables the creation of new items. Additionally, the solution creates a repository of documents that are tagged per respective project.

The solution enables users to calculate the cost roll-up of each unit, add the corresponding profit margin and share price quotes with clients in a confirmed order receipt. Users can keep track of inventory and generate jobs and purchase orders (PO) accordingly. It tracks inventory across different locations, assigns lot or serial numbers, creates workflow process and enables product dispatching.

DBA inventory value report feature provides a past and current valuation of the inventory and the data view tool allows users to generate customized reports in a spreadsheet format for further analysis. Pricing is per user. Support is offered via knowledge base and videos.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

4 Reviews of DBA

Overall rating

4.38 / 5 stars

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July 2016

Stephen from SDR Enterprises, LLC


Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

July 2016

A happy and faithful user since 1990, need I say more?

Pros

I have been using this product since its inception when it was out of Pryor, OK. It has evolved considerably since then. I can quickly do what if's for capital improvement projects and whip off a quote in minutes. It requires very little maintenance and works well with other software products like Excel, Access, and Quicken. It supports every function that I used to use while I was at a Fortune 250 company. Everything I need for the day to day operations is available to evaluate COGS, Inventory Control, all quality functions, BOM's, Routings, PO's, and Scheduling. I have real time access to every phase of my operation and I can quickly update any field to reflect any changes in man, material, or machine.

Cons

I have always received great customer support. Many people complain that it doesn't do payroll. The original versions did but after doing an analysis of cost and effect I transferred payroll to an outside vendor (Paychex) and it was one of the best moves I could have made. My biggest complaint from the very beginning is the same one I have for almost any product in this category so I have to temper my response as a personal preference and that is, it is structured so that each operation is regarded as having 100% yield which is never in the real world. I have always preferred to be able to assign my own yields to the routings and BOM's.

October 2018

Mike from All New Stamping Company

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2018

Best Value and Features for the money

Implementation videos were easy to use. Data import helped with conversion and users picked up on the system quickly. DBA is responsive to adding meaningful features.

Pros

Full featured MRP system and great document control.
Easy BOM and MRP
Great for labor tracking and job shops

Cons

Lacks some reporting but can be supplemented with tools like Crystal Reports and Reports can be added to the user menus.

September 2017

Kevin from Playcraft Systems, LLC

Company Size: 201-500 employees

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Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

September 2017

Successful data entry and retrieval, but choppy user interface.

We still rely on this software for our creation of customer orders and sales orders, and tracking of inventory and costs of goods. But we have needed more versatility in the area of accounting as our company's need for increased managerial accounting reports grows.

Pros

The data is stored successfully, and usable, correct reports are available. Every component of the software successfully works for all divisions of our manufacturing company - including sales, inventory, purchasing and accounting.

Cons

Cannot reverse certain steps in data retrieval without starting over completely. This "choppy" progression of steps makes it easy to make a mistake and have to start over to retrieve data or have to start over to go to the next query for more data.

October 2015

Rod from Artech


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

5.0

October 2015

Great easy reports and custom reporting a breeze value for money

Pros

Easy self customisable system that can do it with ease

Cons

Just doesn't support wages
Needs an external wages system