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If you are a big company and have an active accountant then this system can be for you, it has many options but you need dedication. But the price starts from €39 and then you are not there...Most of the time you need other options to make it complete. Like ERP functions + €199~ want to book hours? +€129. And this is all per month... It goes up so fast that it's not interesting for small companies. When there are better options on the market that are even free...
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We need an all-in-one ERP system, and it suits basic needs. If you are looking to utilize reporting or utilize the CRM you will have to learn to format the information you are able to pull to make it manageable and easier to read. This ERP uses a Crystal Reports system that needs to be converted into Excel or another software program to sort and identify anything. There are a lot of advantages and I am sure the issues we are having are because of how our staff is using this system or has set up this system for our needs.
Read full review Pros Complete pack with many options, use it as CRM, ERP or simply for your bookings. Many connections with external programs, webshops, etc. Automatic backups. Read full review We have recently upgraded to the latest version and it moves pretty quick going from screen to screen. It is able to capture labor dollars per work order as well as materials to each job well. You can track the flow of materials pretty easily. Read full review Cons Support... It's bad, and when you want to stop or step back it's near impossible. Price, they tend to increase it without warning, and with all the extras it goes up fast. If you wanna spend all your time in accounting buy Exact... It can be complex and many handlings needs to be done. Read full review The layout is dated and hard to navigate at times. You need to go into different sections to access functions of the system, which can be confusing - this is one of the largest frustrations we face because we need to search for sections that are not commonly used. Updates seem to cause issues with the overall system and it takes several attempts with customer service to get issues resolved. We are behind in our updates because of this. Each update push causes us to shut down because sections then don't work correctly due to patches needing support to completely update them. We were unable to access customer transactions for a good part of the day because of the last update. Errors happen more often than not. We have random errors pop up that cause us to have to close out the system in its entirety, losing any work we have done. We need to restart the system and hope other errors don't populate before we can move forward. Calling customer support is not helpful with this, we are told that these errors happen sometimes. There is not a fix. Part/Router numbers randomly disappear. The Router/Part number will need to be rebuilt before we can move forward. It's frustrating. Again, customer support can not tell us the root cause of the issue. Help section of Global Shop Solutions is not helpful - it has a lot of technical jargon and at times is not easily understood. There are many sections that look to be more IT-based than user-based. Also, there are out of date sections so you might not be able to find what you are looking for. Training modules available for an extra cost. Read full review Alternatives Considered
I would not select Exact Online, but I can direct you to better options. Due to the high price, getting behind the competition and support I would suggest options like
for you bookings, or
as ERP. And here in the Netherlands e-boekhouden.nl is a real nice, cheap, and fast working booking platform for the smaller companies.
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This works the best for a manufacturing business. Any other type of business, I would look to other products.
Read full review Return on Investment Negative: High costs and implement time turned 1 client in to the negative, and after 2 years of use wants to stop. Positive: Once an ERP connection is running you can automate a lot in the process. Read full review We have used the CRM for the last 9 months to support our sales team. Now we can see interactions, followup practices, opportunities and adjustments in one section. This has allowed us to better service our customers and make sure that followup is done. Read full review ScreenShots Global Shop Solutions ERP Software Screenshots