Aptean Catalyst WMS vs. IBM Sterling Warehouse Management System

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Aptean Catalyst WMS
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Aptean Catalyst WMS is described by the vendor as a robust, scalable, and configurable warehouse management system for organizations with complex supply chains and distribution networks, including multi-site and multinational environments. Catalyst WMS delivers end-to-end visibility and control over the full scope of warehouse operations, to optimize warehouse space, improve inventory accuracy, and maximize throughput.N/A
IBM Sterling WMS
Score 7.9 out of 10
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The IBM Sterling Warehouse Management System (WMS) supports management of distribution and fulfillment processes across multiple warehouses and their inventory from a central hub.N/A
Pricing
Aptean Catalyst WMSIBM Sterling Warehouse Management System
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Aptean Catalyst WMSIBM Sterling Warehouse Management System
Top Pros
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User Ratings
Aptean Catalyst WMSIBM Sterling Warehouse Management System
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(2 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Aptean Catalyst WMSIBM Sterling Warehouse Management System
Likelihood to Recommend
Aptean
Catalyst is good for data collection and being able to create individualized programs. However, it lacks the ability to export data via an API to do more in depth reporting and outcome analysis
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IBM
Like I previously mentioned, this software fits our needs right now because it allows us to control inventory and remove items when needed from our participating retailer's websites. The price is reasonable. Our traffic and shipping teams have also used this software to create fewer touch points in shipping and make the process more digital. That has been a big winner for us. You'll definitely want an internal IT team to support this software. The implementation process is long and tedious and you will need to restructure to fit your needs. That is difficult to do when you are a smaller business with cross-functional employees.
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Pros
Aptean
  • Easy to learn and use.
  • Flexibility when creating different behavioral programs.
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IBM
  • Pretty straight forward for entering new items or deleting items not needed in the feed anymore.
  • Able to match vendor models to retailer SKU's without issue.
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Cons
Aptean
  • It is very challenging to export our data to a more in-depth analysis of outcomes.
  • Inflexible API to connect with other platforms and reporting modules.
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IBM
  • Not able to export lists to excel. This is a big negative for me personally. It makes it harder and more time consuming to clean up accounts.
  • Doesn't warn you if the same sender and receiver code are on another list.
  • The dashboard is not the best. The next button that you would assume takes you to the next page actually doesn't, it ends up showing past interactions with the software. You have to click on the tiny numbers at the top to navigate. Super annoying. Not very user-friendly or appealing to the eye.
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Support Rating
Aptean
It is pretty easy to get a hold of someone and get support, however, the software itself is limited
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IBM
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Alternatives Considered
Aptean
It was a better clinical data book initially, however it has been slow to upgrade and we are now looking at other technologies
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IBM
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Return on Investment
Aptean
  • It is a positive investment as it allows our clinical supervisors to be more efficient and not need to manually record or graph data.
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IBM
  • The overall impact has been good for us and I do feel like the software is worth the money they just need to do a lot of updating and making the software more user-friendly.
  • As a ecommerce account manager, it is important that we are able to remove and add items quickly to our retailer sites. This software has allowed us to do that.
  • Would like to see a more knowledgeable support staff that are able to work through issues in a timely matter.
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