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Deltek Costpoint is the most frustrating and clunkiest software I've ever used, and I've been using software for 30 years. The interface appears to have been developed before the internet and HTML and does not appear to use any modern widgets made for HTML. Every button click or menu selection requires a pause while something else loads. Our employees waste much time trying to figure out (what should be) simple tasks, and I've spoken with nobody in our company that likes the software. We've had trainings on Costpoint, but people still have issues constantly.
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If you're setting up operations where you have to manage manufacturing builds from raw components to finished goods, I would recommend QAD. It's nice to have subassemblies part numbers for your builds and enter in the number of accepted quantities and rejects. QAD is very helpful if you have a lot of parts floating around. I would not buy QAD if you only have to manage less than ~20 parts... just use Excel.
Read full review Pros I love how you can cut a check and it opens a PDF version so it can be saved for retention at a later date if needed. I love how you can research vendor history different ways. It allows you to input a range or just enter one at a time. I also love that there are tons of reports that can be run to help with any projects. Read full review The QAD Enterprise application is great, we only started using this application a few years ago. The Master Scheduling Workbench has been a great improvement to our daily operations. The Web-based QAD Supplier Portal has also been implemented recently in our company and has been a huge help to our purchasing and materials department. The QAD support that we receive has helped our company grow and is a major asset in upcoming projects. Read full review Cons Customer Care - this is probably the one area that needs the most work. Quality Control Testing - if this area had a higher level of detail prior to releasing updates, it might mitigate the number of patches required for customers. Cloud Based Product doesn't work for every customer. Get multiple references before considering moving to the cloud offering. Read full review Needs more flexibility to add/configure new indexes (if using the Progress Database) as the current indexes on key tables like transaction history are not helpful Need a better support system for the TMS/Precision interface Need better KnowledgeBase articles to understand the innerds of Pricing functionality Read full review Likelihood to Renew
The cost / benefit of changing to a different ERP will create a high cost and low benefit that's why I believe that we'll continue renewing QAD for a long time.
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It is the most unintuitive system I have ever used. No one understands it right off the bat and the documentation doesn't help much.
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Easy to use, zero or minimum cost to maintain the database (DBA etc) , no issue with OS ( Linux), stable database
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The software is so huge and clunky that I wouldn't know how to ask for support. Here is my example of support needed: "Hello, I'm filling out my timesheet like I have been doing every day for years, and suddenly this error message came up that says "Error: 6HX7: PLC not available". I just made that up as an example of the cryptic error messages, but what is that telling me?
Read full review Alternatives Considered Deltek Costpoint was able to provide a few more dimensions than ADP and is better prepared for larger international integration. DATABASICS can meet our dimension needs and provide the same services as Deltek Costpoint at a much lower cost. Read full review
QAD is very easy to use once it's set up. It's basically an Excel sheet that can handle a lot more data points and faster. It's nice that you can dump the data stored in QAD to a CSV file and analyze in Excel. Careful narrow down the data searches to a limited number of points or Excel will crash. QAD is much easier to set up than Arena and SAP. And the numbering systems you can create in QAD is more customizable.
Read full review Return on Investment Costpoint has made it possible for our business to get our invoices paid quickly and on time Costpoint has made it possible for our business to get a ISO audits cleared every year Costpoint has made it possible for our business to always setup projects in a standardized manner that either meets or goes beyond the industry standards. Read full review It help us to reduce the inventories (FG and RAW) It reduce the time to adjust to the constantly changing international customs laws Read full review ScreenShots Deltek Costpoint Screenshots