I've used Expandable at the last 3 startup companies I was involved in.

Publié le 27/03/2018
Pam D.
Senior Vice President Operations
Biotechnologie, 13-50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Avantages: Expandable is very straight forward to implement from the ground up. It's a very intuitive software and easy to train new users. I like the flexibility it has in handling custom parts and multiple product iterations. The part and BOM uploading utilities make adding high numbers of parts to the system quick and reduces the incidence of errors from manually adding them.
The vast array of Inquiries search tables makes getting information easy and able to download into excel for further analysis. The Technical Support team answers questions quickly and provides good instructions to resolve issues or help you through something new.
I have also transitioned a company from Expandable to two other ERP systems post-acquisition when the parent company decided to integrate the ERP systems. Transitioning Expandable to the other systems was more straightforward than I could have imagined.

Inconvénients: I'd have to dig deep to find something that I didn't like about Expandable. Perhaps one thing would be a report or two that I use could have a little better layout with the way the header ID fields align with the lines of the report details. But honestly there are so many great Inquiries that this is hardly an issue.

Implemented as a startup and serves us well 13 years later

Publié le 21/03/2018
Rick A.
Sr. Director, IT
Fabrication électrique/électronique, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
4 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: We run the business using Expandable.

Avantages: Easy to use and can be really easy to implement. Ideal for a new company without a lot of onsite IT. Expandable was implemented kind of "on the fly" and was able to support the financials needs and operational requirements of the company. Built on MS Sqlserver, it is very easy to add custom data and even stored procedures to without difficulty. Features added a few years ago allow the user to customize their page layouts to arrange fields so as to optimize efficiency for their specific job function. Partnered with very effective tools for reporting (Crystal Reports) and report scheduling (Vineyardsoft).

Inconvénients: Adding support for customers with multiple addresses, such as a Bill To and a Ship To was very late in coming. We had to build in some workarounds to prevent treating the two addresses as two separate customers. Second, no effective way to allow customizations to be accessed through the UI. We had to build utility user tools accessed through the "Attachments" menu.

Very quick implementation, great customer service, organized data structure, intuitive GUI.

Publié le 17/07/2018
Bill M.
President
Fabrication électrique/électronique, 201-500 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: For a very reasonable investment, Expandable allows you to bring order, consistency and sanity to your business. If you are a discrete manufacturer of complex products, Expandable represents the best of both worlds in terms of handling your complex data management challenges but in a package that is easy to manage and control. The ROI on the product is almost immeidate.

Avantages: We were able to implement Expandable very quickly. The company has the implementation process down to a science. Bill of Material and Part Master options were perfect for our discrete manufacturing setting. MRP processes are well defined and allowed for meaningful long term planning. GL and all subledger functions are well integrated and allow for meaningful analysis and control.

Inconvénients: The lack of an internal financial statement generator means that you are reliant on a third party plug in, which we found to be cumbersome and confusing at times.

We've experienced only success with Expandable. It has met all of our needs...and we're picky.

Publié le 21/03/2018
Matt M.
Director of Operations
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: It supported the rapid and significant growth of our business without incident. It simply worked day in and day out when we needed it.

Avantages: We love the ability to access the SQL database, the abundance of user fields, the ability to customize and the way Expandable has organized the data. Also, the amount of modules and features is great. Every time something new comes up in our business, Expandable has a way to handle it. Also, it only took us a few weeks to implement it.

Inconvénients: Of course, we all have minor, personal dislikes. He thinks that button should be there, she wonders why they can't show this in that editor, etc. However, we honestly haven't found anything of significance to dislike in Expandable. Also, the customer support is very receptive to suggested changes.

Excellent product and value for a small business. It's "expandable" as your business grows.

Publié le 22/03/2018
Jerry P.
CEO
Fabrication électrique/électronique, 13-50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: We've been using Expandable since 2009. This was the first ERP system that we implemented in our company. It allowed us to transition from Quickbooks and a group of stand alone applications to an integrated ERP system that was perfect for a small growing business. SQL server based, it's fast and reliable. No data has ever been lost.

Avantages: We outgrew Quickbooks and needed a more comprehensive ERP system. Expandable met all of our needs. Easy to use. Robust. No data has ever been lost. Customer support is excellent.

Inconvénients: Expandable doesn't have a good PLM module. We use Arena Solutions for PLM. There is a good transfer function that brings data from PLM into Expandable. Also we use an outside standalone software system for RMA and CAPA

Expandable was quick to implement, immensely powerful, and affordable for the small company!

Publié le 30/03/2018
Zack F.
Production and Engineering Manager
Hôpitaux et soins de santé, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: 6 à 12 mois
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: This software has allowed us to link up our manufacturing, inventory control, purchasing, and invoicing into a single platform. We have great trace-ability through the whole process.

Avantages: Expandable offers a remote desktop installation, allowing any user to access the application with an internet connection. Anyone on my team can login and transact. Expandable offers very quick and efficient launches, with data migration and on-site training. Expandable seeks to learn your processes and process flows and then teach you how Expandable can fit into the system. Expandable offers endless extra functionality that you can choose to implement down the road. Customer service response times and quality of response are top notch. And they are much more affordable than their competitors, while offering a gold-standard product.

Inconvénients: There is a steep learning curve, but luckily, Expandable does offer great training resources (online tutorials, guides, support hotline, on-site training).

We have implemented Expandable software since late 2013.

Publié le 22/03/2018
Dan Z.
Sr. Director of Operations
Biotechnologie, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: Expandable is very suitable for small to mid-size company. It does not need much IT administration. If users are familiar with SQL, they can add lots of useful reports.

Avantages: Expandable is a SQL based MRP/ERP system, the system structure is simple and very easy to deploy. The software is strong in Manufacturing module, rich in features and easy to be customized. Users can also add customized reports using Crystal developer tool. We validated Expandable as the ERP system to pass ISO 13485 certification.

Inconvénients: Expandable is not a big brand in the market, and sometimes lack of existing 3rd party tools to interact with other enterprise systems (e.g. CRM or Quality system).

Very favorable for ~10 years that I have been using it

Publié le 16/07/2018
Gisli H.
Corporate Controller
Fabrication électrique/électronique, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
4 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: An affordable tier 3 ERP that does the job very well.

Avantages: Ease of use, the ability to download directly to Excel, and their great customer support, it always ties, and it is consistent with Dr and Cr signs for balance sheet accounts (if an amount is a credit it has a "-" sign regardless of the account you are looking at (asset or a liability)

Inconvénients: I am very happy with Expandable, if I have to select what I least like, it is the fact that it does not have a Fixed Asset module and it would be great if the system automatically booked the current year retained earnings to prior year rte at year end, versus needing to book a manual journal voucher.

Expandable has been a great asset, for our company over the years.

Publié le 07/07/2018
Laura W.
Accountant & Human Resources
13-50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
4 / 5
Support client
4 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: The main benefit for our company is the lot tracking for our inventory and consignment inventory.

Avantages: The most valuable part of Expandable for us is the use of Lot tracking along with consignment inventory. In our line of business, we must know where all of our products are at all times. We also like the feature that it works great with Microsoft Excel.

Inconvénients: For the most part, Expandable has worked great over the years. However, I would say that what we would like the least about the software is that it is sometimes difficult to produce a report that could save time without having to customize it.

They have been great to work with and take feedback from customers to improve the product

Publié le 22/03/2018
Utilisateur vérifié
Director of Product Development
13-50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
4 / 5
Fonctionnalités
4 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: The ability to track consignment inventory, Control inventory and have costing available. Lot tracking and history. Dave

Avantages: It is very easy to use. Exporting data and developing pivot tables is a very easy process so you can create custom reports within excel. The consignment inventory module works very well. The updated sales order entry is easy and streamlined. The ability to Query data easily. Very good inventory/lot control..

Inconvénients: The tools for production and work center scheduling and capacity planning and lead time generation are not as powerful as they could be.

Expandable is great when it comes to manufacturing!

Publié le 21/03/2018
Susie C.
Accounting & Finance Manager
Appareils médicaux, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
3 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
3 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
3 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
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Commentaires: It helps our business run

Avantages: Manufacturing aspect. Although, I still do not fully understand all the features this software offers.

Inconvénients: Still lacks financial reporting aspect and you still have to close month end each month. Other softwares are real time and you don't have to go through that tedious process. Cannot easily make changes to existing data. Must keep a log as what was done wrong and put in a new log to correct it. Can be confusing if you don't know what you are doing

Expandable is incredibly stable and so much functionality! It grows with the company.

Publié le 21/03/2018
Tony N.
Operations
Fabrication électrique/électronique, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: Quick period closing; excellent reporting; good visibility into company processes.

Avantages: It is reliable. All operational and financial processes for small and medium companies are accommodated - easily and with common sense. Use the modules you want.

Inconvénients: Hmmm. I can't think of anything. It never crashes; it is easy to train others to use it; its reports and inquiries are informative. Its a true scalable enterprise software.

Expandable met our needs in pretty much every way, from the functionality to the support.

Publié le 04/07/2018
Debi F.
president
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
4 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
4 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
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Commentaires: They took us off quick books and moved us to a real ERP system!

Avantages: I used Expandable at a previous company.
We looked extensively at their competitors and Expandable was the only vendor that met our requirements list.
The software is designed to grow with your company, and it does.
We didn't believe in customization, but the base product met our needs just fine. If we wanted a new feature the team listened and often it would be in the next release.
The Expandable team is very accessible from the president downwards.

Inconvénients: The only thing was you need to gauge the level of support to install carefully. Expandable will help you do this, but if you don't buy enough hours you can end up putting too much of a burden on your implementation team .

Expandable Software: Feature rich, great support, easy to use

Publié le 11/01/2016
Richard F.
Vice President
Fabrication électrique/électronique
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
Source : SoftwareAdvice
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Avantages: Easy to use, feature rich software with exceptional customer support.

Inconvénients: No access to source code; however, this ensures business logic is not compromised.

Great customer support

Publié le 22/03/2018
Rachelle K.
Acct. Spec.
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix

Avantages: Expandable is a user friendly software. They provide knowledge and skills to enable you to use the software to the best fit within your company. They also have many great resources at your fingertips to enhance your experience.

Inconvénients: Expandable offers many add on's which can become quite expensive. It also requires additional software to run reports.

Both Expandable the company and the software have made our jobs much easier to do!

Publié le 22/03/2018
Ryan C.
IT Manager
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix

Avantages: Software is user friendly, customer support is very helpful whenever we call, and the documentation on the Expandable website is very thorough and easy to reference when necessary

Inconvénients: No "import from bank" functionality on bank reconciliation utility, most reports are quite useful, however they are not user friendly once exported to excel

Great customer service!

Publié le 21/03/2018
Cherie H.
Materials Manager
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
4 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
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Avantages: Clean user interface. Easy to follow User Documentation. Wide variety of built-in reports which can easily be modified to fit individual needs using Crystal Reports.

Inconvénients: From a manufacturing standpoint, some modules like Quality and Mobile Bar Coding should be included. Add-on modules tend to be a little pricey but are very robust.

The overall software is user-friendly.

Publié le 22/03/2018
Brian B.
Staff Accountant
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
4 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix

Avantages: Since the software is user-friendly it was really quick to learn how to navigate throughout the software. There are a lot of neat features which reduces time and cost.

Inconvénients: The cell formatting of a exported reports to excel isn't can be hard to sort out information. Needs automated AP invoice vouchering feature.

Expandable is very user-friendly.

Publié le 08/05/2018
Erin R.
Operations Manager
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Avantages: Customer service is fantastic, the software itself is very intuitive and user-friendly, and it's easy to find the information you are seeking.

Inconvénients: We do come across glitches every now and then that give us pause, but customer service is very helpful with solutions. Tracking serialized inventory is not easy.

Lighthouse is the IT Department for 5 Expandable-using clients in addition to many other clients

Publié le 04/07/2018
Peter A.
CEO
Services et technologies de l'information, 13-50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: Our clients consistently report better visibility into their bushiness, better controls, and improved processes.

Avantages: Tight straight-forward inventory control, Lot & Serial Number traceability.
Ease of use, including mobile applications.
Great Implementation & Customer Support Team (really fast complete implementation!)
Great scalability from small pre-revenue to large enterprise.

Inconvénients: Doesn't have rich features for large/complex multinational enterprises requiring localized support. Expandable is a relatively small company with limited general public knowledge available on the Internet.

I had a great experience installing Expandable and working with their team! Their team is the best!

Publié le 02/07/2018
Jeff O.
Managing CFO
Fabrication électrique/électronique, 201-500 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: Functionality
Ease of Use
Low Total Cost of Ownership
High user satisfaction

Avantages: Easy to install, all the functionality I needed. I have worked with multiple systems all the way up to Oracle for a business and found that the functionality in Expandable meet every need I had. I was prepared to run a square foot manufacturing facility and 5 reporting entities in multiple currencies in Expandable. The Expandable team is great. We signed a contract Thanksgiving week and went live the first week of January -- 7 weeks over the holidays! Loading Master Data was a breeze -- Excel templates made it easy to prep data and load.
Total Cost of Ownership was superb. Implementation cost was low and we were fully supported.

Inconvénients: Really can't think of one -- we had a great experience. We had to work a bit on the Consolidation of entities, but overall we were happy with the outcome.

Overall, easy to use software and great customer support.

Publié le 21/03/2018
Tannaz L.
Director , Supply Chain
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
4 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
4 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix

Avantages: Software is fairly easy to use. Training documents available for all modules. Option to to have a client server or cloud base is a plus.

Inconvénients: I would like to see the reports updated with standard features and requirements instead of customization.

Great software, great API's for extensibility, great support organization and management team.

Publié le 03/07/2018
John G.
Founder, Managing Partner
13-50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5 / 5
Facilité d'utilisation
5 / 5
Fonctionnalités
5 / 5
Support client
5 / 5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Avantages: Great company to work with. We have helped integrate external apps including eCommerce stores with Expandable many times. Pros include software stability, support organization, API's, ROI.

Inconvénients: I don't have any cons.