A comprehensive ERP solution powered by Aptean for process manufacturing companies.
Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP ProcessPro Edition offers a robust ERP system with full manufacturing, inventory and financial integration–a complete system from beginning sales order entry through the manufacturing and accounting process. The software solves the critical needs of batch processing, including forward and backward lot traceability and the management of complex formulas and recipes. The fully integrated quality control functions eliminate the need to re-enter data, and the centralized database provides immediate and accurate visibility of sales, manufacturing and inventory across your business.
Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP ProcessPro Edition offers the market leading batch process ERP solution. Built on the world’s most accepted technology, spanning the broadest set of functional capability and providing the ability to customize without the penalties commonly experienced with other software vendors.
Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP ProcessPro Edition is built from the ground up on leading edge Microsoft technologies - .NET, SOA and SQL Server - and uniquely designed for adaptability to meet the unique requirements of your specific business while staying current with the latest standard release.
The breadth of the ERP application set is more comprehensive than any other ERP system in this market. Manufacturing, Inventory, Quality, Financials and Sales are supplemented with Warehouse Management, Compliance, Point of Sale, Direct Store Delivery, Maintenance and Repair, Field Service, Fixed Assets, Project Costing, Payroll, Human Resources, EDI and much more. Process manufacturers’ critical business needs are built into the software solution.
Multi-language. Multi-currency. Multi-company. Multi-industry. If your business spans multiple countries and industries, the system can leverage the broad functional capabilities across multiple industries and is the only ERP system you will need.
In order to optimize complex and ever-changing business needs, you’re often forced to weigh the benefits of customizations against the cost of programming, reprogramming, retesting or replacing those custom efforts as your business requirements change or software upgrades were required. ProcessPro is designed to simplify the multiple ways to adapt the solution to meet unique business needs, none of which alter the underlying base code, allowing seamless incorporation of future updates.
Integrated MRP functionality allows for more efficient and effective use of resources by factoring in all supply, demand and forecasted requirements of your business to help you plan production, purchasing and available-to-promise.
Maintain and develop formulas and recipes, including physical property, versions and revisions, production notes, set up instructions and QC tests. View costs for labor, material and overhead and generate Certificates of Analysis (CofA) from one software solution.
Manage and prioritize the manufacturing floor at the batch and work order level, accounting for organics, allergens and other attributes, line loss and efficiency, by-products and co-products and all aspects of an efficiently run operation.
Simplify production scheduling with automated schedule generation, color coding for work order status, and drag and drop rescheduling. Multiple batches can be selected and rescheduled simultaneously and all route steps can be seen within the schedule.
Manage the performance of both emergency and scheduled/preventative machine maintenance. Includes MRO inventory, work order generations, scheduling and historical tracking of work performed.
If your business provides customers with on-site services in conjunction with your products, Field Service Software can automate scheduling, invoicing and reporting for those tasks that take place in the field.
Linked to DRP, Purchase Order Software features real-time tracking, automatic updating of vendors and inventory account balances and extensive reporting capabilities. Along with use of preventative controls for managing purchases from approved suppliers.
Inventory Control Software automatically tracks inventory balances, serial numbers, lots and product line information. All balances are updated in real-time for up-to-the-minute, on-screen access. Extensive reporting to analyze and control inventory is available.
Instantly see lot number genealogy of all raw materials, intermediates and finished goods from receipt through final shipped sales orders and back again. Generate mock and actual recall information on demand. Meet all your audit and recall needs.
Increase efficiency and improve data accuracy for receipts, movements, transfers, issues and returns, pallet tracking and sales order shipments. WMS provides real-time inventory transactions through bar code scanning on a WiFi network.
Schedule inbound and outbound shipments across different docks and locations. Drag and drop SOs or POs to schedule and track carrier, seals and other information.
Easily integrate shipping information between UPS and FedEx shipping system and ProcessPro.
The kitting solution allows the ordering, selling and shipping of pre-defined groups of products, and streamlines your business as it relates to commonly bundled products.
For distributors, DRP Software allows for more efficient and effective ordering and stocking by factoring in all supply, demand and forecasted requirements for your business.
Quality Control Software is a necessity for most process manufacturers, due to cGMP and other quality regulations. Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP ProcessPro Edition’s QC features are easy to use and has the flexibility needed for in-process and customer-specific testing. Custom Certificates of Analysis (CofA) can be easily generated and be specific to individual customers.
Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP ProcessPro Edition provides you a head start in your SOP documentation and validation process. This function includes test scripts for Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ) and Performance Qualification (PQ).
Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP ProcessPro Edition provides electronic signatures, approvals and audit trails that help you comply with the FDA, including validation efforts and 21 CFR Part 11.
Order Entry generates, schedules and maintains sales orders and sales order backlogs. Invoices are created automatically and linked to Accounts Receivable. Order Entry prints pick lists, UPS tags and a variety of sales analysis reports.
R&D allow for product development within the system without interfering with current production. Leverage existing cost history while quickly adding new items for R&D purposes only. Easily convert R&D items into “live” company.
With CRM you can quickly analyze, manage sales, marketing and customer care activities across all points of contact, giving your teams the tools they need to find new customers, close sales faster and build lasting relationships across all channels.
EDI can provide significant efficiencies for key business transactions. Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP ProcessPro Edition seamlessly links your EDI transactions to trading partners through our own translator and value added network or with your existing EDI provider.
A PCI compliant solution for processing credit card transactions that seamlessly integrates to SO functions and multiple payments solutions. Eliminates duplicate entry and quickly processes transitions while keeping customer information secure.
Point of Sale is a retail management system that takes advantage of the latest touch-screen, scanning and barcoding technologies, facilitating the rapid transaction processing necessary in a single company store or a multi-point retail environment.
Extends our POS sale functionality to your mobile route sales and delivery team to order, invoice and accept payment “on the road.”
Provide your customers with a web portal for self-service sales without the need for a third-party eCommerce solution. This functionality also allows your sales reps the ability to enter mobile orders from customer locations and trade shows.
Advanced financial reporting capabilities designed to meet the needs of today’s businesses. Post to current, previous and future periods and lock them from posting. Flexible reporting provides comprehensive financial, comparative and audit trail options.
Track credits, discounts, payments and recurring obligations. Create checks and generate warnings to help prevent losses. Manage business expenses effectively.
A complete billing and accounts receivable system. Instantly display and print customer sales histories and graphs, and updates customer and inventory records in real-time.
Manage all electronic transfers such as direct deposit, electronic funds transfer (EFT) and automated clearing house (ACH) transactions from within your financial system.
Project Costing allows you to budget and track costs to a specific project or capital expenditure. Cost and revenue is captured from other modules at a transaction level and project status and profitability reports can be automatically generated.
Gives you the power to analyze the tax and cash flow implications of assets and track their valuation and depreciation. Stay up-to-date using IRS-supplied depreciation tables, as well as MACRS, ACRS, straight line and other recovery methods.
Allows transactions to be performed and maintained in multiple currencies with user defined exchange rates.
Track hourly and salaried employee wages, print checks, manage sick time and vacation accruals and produce timely W-2 reports. Manage HR record keeping and government reporting. Options include Enhanced Payroll Tax Reporting with ACA.
The Aptean Process Manufacturing ERP ProcessPro Edition platform provides ‘on-the-fly’ interactive views for unlimited reporting potential. Users have the ability to report, search, filter and query as needed, gaining easy access to the data and the ability to manipulate and visualize the information. Predefined and configurable dashboards provide key business information, enhancing business monitoring abilities out-of-the box.
Featuring a robust data reporting warehouse, Advanced Analytics enables interactive visualization, reporting and analysis of your data from any device (desktop or mobile) anywhere in your business. Graphing, sorting and drilling into your critical business information in any way, combined with robust pre-built reports, metrics and KPIs, scheduling and alerts provides an essential tool for analyzing your business. Pre-defined connections and organization of your data also provides the ability to extend analysis to additional pre-built business tools:
The inventory lot tracking ability really suits the needs of my company.
Love being able to export the information into excel.
I don’t like that you can’t see all the information on the screen that a report has to offer. You need to export into spreadsheets which means it may take a while before you actually find the reports that fit your needs.
Process Pro has helped NutraKey Health to up our game, especially in our Warehouse using the ERM system and scanning. We implemented Process Pro in 4th Quarter of last year and already seeing improvements in tracking, and trending over our old system.
NutraKey Health likes the integration in the ERM module and using hand held scanners in our warehouse. It has greatly improved our inventory accuracy and ease of picking shipments.
Our least liked feature is the Batch Sheet process. while it meets the very minimum requirements it takes us longer to use this feature than our hard copy process in which we also collect other data for waste and rectcle.
I am the purchasing agent within the company. I rely heavily on using the software for maintaining the inventory on hand and how much I will need to order for the next few days as well as the future. Entering Purchase orders and receiving the orders is a neat, organized way of keeping track of inventory especially for SQF audits
It is great for record keeping, that we have many different items and cold storage, freezer, and corrugated
Every now an then the system gets locked and is down for short periods of time
Support is weak. Answers to problems/issues are often figured out by our own staff.
The software TYPICALLY does what it is asked to. Very detailed reports are useful.
Reporting is extremely slow. Exporting is extremely slow.
Process Pro is a fully integrated system with a lot of potential if set up correctly and used properly in a manufacturing environment. That being said there is a lot of room for user error and incorrect training can lead to many problems in all aspects of the business.
I like the ability to see how transactions flow through the system. There are a few different ways to look at the same information in different presentations.
I find the reporting aspect of process pro to be antiquated. If you do not purchase a separate BI tool, the reports are limited and difficult to manipulate. We find we have to have someone with SQL knowledge to extract the data from the background tables and build reports in excel to really analyze the business.
As production manager, i am able to track in detail every lot produced of our materials. This includes cost, inventory use, variance and so on. A great tool to judge and see how you are doing…The forecasting tool is also a big help to show the production plant what is needed by when.
The ability to cost my products with precise labor and overhead figures
The MRP system is bulky in detail but that also takes times and it cannot foresee issues that arise. MRP is good for a strict lean system tho.
Works well for process manufacturing.
Because of the complexity of our operation we had to implement customizations but the software was able to do what we needed.
We haven’t been able to actively use the AWS due to connectivity issues but are unsure if it’s related to our wifi.
ProcessPro is a fully integrated system that connects sales, production, purchasing and quality. It fits many basic needs.
I like having the AWS add on, it has gained a lot of efficiency in our inventory process.
I dislike the fact that it is in two different platforms (.NET and Premier), as it would be easier to train as one. I also think more should be included in the baseline software.
Would like to see a more upgraded platform.
The system has a lot of modules that we don’t even use. Pretty easy to move around in the system once you learn it.
I would like to understand everything the system has to offer and the training for those modules. Don’t like that you feel you can’t call for help with a problem without being charged. It makes customers feel helpless and try to fix issues on their own.
ProcessPro is a fully intergraded ERP system that we are currently using for chemical manufacturing. It allows us to track the critical components of our business through the system & back where we need to.
The accounting piece is much more dynamic than what we had in the past. It is much more user friendly & streamlined which enables us to process our financial statements much faster than before.
In certain areas its a bit difficult to understand how the behind the scenes work so we can adjust our work processes accordingly.
The applications all have similar menus, makes it easy to navigate ar,ap,gl etc.
The menus and applications ease of use
Not being able to have two applications open at once like the ap and gl screens
Process Pro is a difficult system to work with. There aren’t easy ways to gather information from different modules. I have heard a lot of complaints around my company about the software not being very user friendly.
The system is able to use many keyboard shortcuts. This makes it easier to navigate when entering data.
Hard to find a good way to extract information. System limitations on tracking time spent on jobs.
We are extremely pleased with the implementation process and our actual go-live was exciting and seamless, with immediate benefits from all the pieces of our new investment. Warehouse Management System (WMS) has allowed us to gain visibility across our three locations and we have been able to bring our processes back into one integrated system without high modification costs.
Before we implemented Advanced Analytics we had in place, honestly, a human being that printed reports for people. They would manually pull data and put reports together for people. It was very laborious and time consuming. People waited in line for their data. What we were hoping to accomplish by replacing our ERP system and then implementing a BI tool was to make our users self-sufficient, and we got everything we had hoped for with ProcessPro and Advanced Analytics. People are getting their own data. Their getting it now, the pieces of information that they need, take them five minutes and they move on with their day. Rather than contacting the data department and asking for information.
It was extremely important for us to find a company we would not only purchase software from, but also form a positive ongoing working relationship. We like that ProcessPro Software provides us with a two-party relationship from development to implementation and training to ongoing service and maintenance. In addition to this, we are pleased with ProcessPro Software’s customer centric approach to updates and modifications.
The one area we see the most increase in efficiency would be in our inventory control. As an example, our month end physical inventory counts where we go through and count all the inventory we have at all of our locations, in the past was a 3-4 day processes where we would start the last day of the month and it would take us 2-3 days to input all that inventory and then reconcile it back to look for any mistakes. Now we’re able to do that entire process in a matter of hours. So something that took us four days can take us 3-4 hours at this point and we have increased accuracy as well.
ProcessPro has had great impact on our company. As a matter of fact, I consider it one of my decisions in my career. We launched with 5 user licenses, we had a 30,000 square foot facility and one building. Today, we have over 100 users, 50 regular licenses, 50 AWS license, and our company has increased in over 600% in terms of revenue. We went from that 30,000 square foot building to today we are over 265,000 square feet in 8 buildings. Six of those buildings we connect wirelessly, all of those are using the software package from ProcessPro. We had tremendous amount of growth and productivity improvements - without having to add a lot of bodies. We use the technology and the efficiencies that ProcessPro gave us to continue to grow that company in the most effective manner.
This is a full ERP system, however, it is on a VERY old platform and the user interface is poor. Although we were told it would be upgraded, instead the company was purchased by another software supplier. As a system, it is adequate. Transactions work, but are very difficult to correct. MRP is no per APICS. No action messages, etc.
Ability to upload and download via Excel. It’s limited, but handy
The user interface is old technology. Very difficult to recover from a user entry error
The ProcessPro ERP software suite tackles your mission-critical business functions while linking all of your information through integrated “business intelligence” functionality. Gain total visibility to all your information so you can run more efficiently and grow more profitable. ProcessPro Premier helps Batch Production Process Manufacturing Companies organize and track your manufacturing process, planning and execution, inventory management, quality assurance, FDA compliance, financials, sales, and more.
ProcessPro Premier is a robust ERP system with full manufacturing, inventory and financial integration, and offers a complete system from beginning sales order entry through the manufacturing and accounting process. Premier incorporates the critical needs of batch processing which includes lot control and management of complex formulas and recipes. The fully integrated quality control eliminates the need to re-enter data and provides immediate and accurate visibility of sales, manufacturing, and inventory for your business. Premier is built on the strength of Microsoft Windows, SQL Server and .NET architecture, which provides the additional advantage of Microsoft’s extensive research, development, and testing in every package. Unlike products that rely on proprietary languages and databases, Premier delivers a fully tested standard.
It’s not for everyone. ProcessPro is very focused on mid market, well regulated (FDA, cGMP, AIB, SQF, ISO) markets and process manufacturers in those markets (Food/Bev, Pharma/Nutra, Cosmetic, Supplements, Specialty Chem) so I guess my criticism is that it is not for everybody!