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Likelihood to Recommend

DDI System Inform

Unless you want to use every aspect of DDI for your company, I would not recommend their program. We have been unable to integrate their system with outside systems and even our website without having to pay for a "work around". If you do consider using other aspects of their offerings, make sure to get a trial of things like their CRM capabilities, as I have found them to be quite outdated in comparison to other programs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Exact Global

For a smaller company I can see this being a realistic solution. The cost is relatively low, complexity and install isn't too painful, and it's not difficult to use for the most part. As a large enterprise ERP system I believe this is a bit too simple. It is a cheaper alternative but would be hard to use if we were much larger.
Geoffrey Lodal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

DDI System Inform
1.0
Exact Global
1.5
API for custom integration
DDI System Inform
1.0
Exact Global
1.0
Plug-ins
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
2.0

Reporting & Analytics

DDI System Inform
5.0
Exact Global
4.4
Dashboards
DDI System Inform
5.0
Exact Global
4.7
Standard reports
DDI System Inform
5.0
Exact Global
5.6
Custom reports
DDI System Inform
5.0
Exact Global
2.9

Payroll Management

DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.6
Pay calculation
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Benefit plan administration
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Direct deposit files
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.0
Reimbursement management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.0

Security

DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.5
Single sign-on capability
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Role-based user permissions
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.5
Accounts payable
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Accounts receivable
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Global Financial Support
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
4.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Intercompany Accounting
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
5.0
Localizations
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Enterprise Accounting
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Configurable Accounting
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Centralized Rules Framework
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Standardized Processes
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0

Inventory Management

DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.8
Inventory tracking
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.9
Automatic reordering
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.8
Location management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.8
Manufacturing module
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.8

Order Management

DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Pricing
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.9
Order entry
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.7
Credit card processing
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Cost of goods sold
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.6
Order Orchestration
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.9
End-to-end order visibility
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.6
Order exception Resolution
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0

Subledger and Financial Process

DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.9
Automated Invoice Processing
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Shared Services Payments
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Billings Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Customer Receipt Applications
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.0
Customer Collections
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Revenue Recognition
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Cash Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Asset Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Travel & Expense Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
2.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
3.0
Period Close
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Transactions Tax
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Subledger Reconciliations
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
3.0

Project Financial Management

DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.5
Budgeting and Forecasting
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Project Costing
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Cost Capture
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Capital Project Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Customer Invoicing
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Customer Contract Compliance
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Project Revenue Recognition
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Project Financials Dashboard
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
2.0
Project Planning Collaboration
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.0

Project Execution Management

DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.7
Project Planning and Scheduling
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Project Manager Dashboard
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Project Candidate Search
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Defineable Resource Pools
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Defineable Resource Pools
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Talent Profiles
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Absence Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
3.0
Product Lifecycle Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0

Grants Management

DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Award Lifecycle Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Spending Control
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.0
Indirect Cost Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Billing
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0

Procurement

DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.9
Sourcing Team Collaboration
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.6
Sourcing Analysis
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.5
Bids Analyzed and Compared
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.0
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Contract Authoring
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Contract Compliance Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Contract History
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Contract Renewal Automation
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Contract Repository
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Electronic Signatures
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Invoice Automated Matching
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Spend Compliance Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Supplier Assessment
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Supplier Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.9
Supplier Portal
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0

Risk Management

DDI System Inform
Exact Global
5.6
Risk Repository
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Control Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Control Mapping
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Automated Control Assessments
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Assessment Capture
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
5.0
Issue Detection
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
5.0
Automatic Notification
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
5.0
Remediation and Certification
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
5.0

Logistics

DDI System Inform
Exact Global
5.8
Transportation Planning and Optimization
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Transportation Sourcing Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
5.0
Transportation Process Integration
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
5.0
Transportation Execution Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Freight Payment Automation
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Trade Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
5.0
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Customs Entry Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Customs Document Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Customs Document Collaboration
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Fulfillment Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Inventory Visibility
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Warehouse Workforce Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0

Manufacturing

DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Production Process Design
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
10.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Production Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.7
Contracted Manufacturing Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Configuration Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.7
Work Definition
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Work Execution
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Advanced Fulfillment
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Manufacturing Costs
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.6

Supply Chain

DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.8
Forecasting
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.5
Inventory Planning
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.8
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0
Performance Monitoring
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
9.0

Product Lifecycle Management

DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.9
Ideation Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
8.0
Requirements Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.0
Proposal Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.0
Product Master Data Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
7.0
Vendor Portal
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0
Project Portfolio Management
DDI System Inform
Exact Global
6.0

Pros

DDI System Inform

  • Calendar for the entire company to view
  • Customer search by account number
  • Sales order entry
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Exact Global

  • It is easy to use in Production Planning.
  • The bill of materials module is fully integrated with the engineering changes module.
Arlex Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DDI System Inform

  • Integration with other programs
  • CRM program
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Exact Global

  • The necessity to buy individual modules to fit specific needs is a bit of a pain, it feels like you're being nickle and dimed.
  • Revision control on bills of material and parts is not intuitive or easy. We have not purchased the engineering change module, but it appears it may be needed to really implement this.
  • It's difficult to transfer engineering models from popular solid modeling software, requiring a third party solution to really make the transfer work as designed.
Geoffrey Lodal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DDI System Inform

My company had already been using DDI when I began working here a couple years ago
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Exact Global

Globe has more modules and let's say it is the successor of Macola Progression
Arlex Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DDI System Inform

  • Not sure, management would know.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Exact Global

  • Tracking bills of materials has been very useful. I would appreciate better revision control here and integration with modeling software.
  • Quality metric tracking is not really done in Exact, instead in a sister software called Synergy. We have this and I don't particularly like it, especially for the cost.
  • Shipping is still a bit clunky for us and we rely on more manual methods vs. the optional shipping module.
Geoffrey Lodal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DDI System Inform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Exact Global

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DDI System Inform
3.0
Exact Global
7.8

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