RP LMS Review
July 31, 2014

RP LMS Review

Todd Craig | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Modules Used

Overall Satisfaction with RedPrairie

Rollout in process to all distribution units. The modules were customized for each unit. We implemented the LMS modules for engineered labor standards and payroll determination.
  • It is a relatively cheap and basic LMS.
  • If customization is not required it can be dropped into an operation quickly.
  • Attractive starter program for organizations with limited engineered labor standards experience.
  • Engineered labor standards are very generic and times/elements could be tightened up.
  • Customization of the programs throws them a curve. logically they are resistant to rewrite what is already written, but meeting the needs of a more sophisticated customer requires greater flexibility and investment.
  • On site support needs to be more robust. It is dictated up front in the project plan, but needs to be flexible to meet customer needs, based on their demands.
  • Supervisor level time required to maintain the system (punches, etc) is significant and not a value-add use of their time.
  • SAP,Manhattan Associates,MIDS
All are transaction based. RedPrairie engineered labor standards are generic in comparison. Greater time requirements are needed to maintain RedPrairie transactions. RedPrairie was selected at a C-level decision based on available licenses purchased originally for other business units.
In a conventional distribution operation where basic labor standards can be beneficial, RedPrarie's logistics management systems(LMS) may hold value. RP LMS is best if you can live with the package "as-is". Otherwise cost, time of customization, and ongoing cost of maintaining elements of the system, will reduce the value provided. Volume of the operation, a large number of elements input to RP, requirements to share data between different systems, automation, all present challenges that may not make RP LMS a good choice. My recommendation is if using RP, do not mix systems. AKA - if you like RP, buy your LMS, YMS, WMS, etc., from RP.