Who Uses This Software?
Manufactures Businesses: Medical Devices, FDA Controlled, High Technology, Computers and Electronics, Telecommunications and Networking, Industrial Machinery, Consumer Packaged Goods
Average Ratings23 reviews
- Overall 5 / 5
- Ease of Use 5 / 5
- Customer Service 5 / 5
- Features 4.5 / 5
- Value for Money 5 / 5
- Starting Price US$250.00/month
- Pricing Details $20K-200K or$250/User/Mo
- Free Version No
- Free Trial No
Cloud, SaaS, Web
Installed - Windows
24/7 (Live Rep)
- Expandable Software
- Founded 1983
Expandable is an enterprise resources planning software suite designed to help executives and managers of fast-growing companies maximize business performance by maintaining visibility and control of manufacturing operations.
Expandable drives increased business valuation for your SMB enterprise with proven third party analysis showing Best-In-Class Business Performance against ERP industry average business metric bench marks.
- Distribution Management
- Enterprise Asset Management
- Financial Management
- HR Management
- Inventory Management
- Order Management
- Project Management
- Purchase Order Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Warehouse Management
Expandable Most Helpful Reviews
Reviewed on 27/03/2018
I've used Expandable at the last 3 startup companies I was involved in.
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.
Cons: 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.
Reviewed on 21/03/2018
Implemented as a startup and serves us well 13 years later
Comments: We run the business using Expandable.
Pros: 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).
Cons: 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.
Reviewed on 17/07/2018
Very quick implementation, great customer service, organized data structure, intuitive GUI.
Comments: 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.
Pros: 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.
Cons: 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.
Reviewed on 21/03/2018
We've experienced only success with Expandable. It has met all of our needs...and we're picky.
Comments: It supported the rapid and significant growth of our business without incident. It simply worked day in and day out when we needed it.
Pros: 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.
Cons: 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.
Reviewed on 22/03/2018
Excellent product and value for a small business. It's "expandable" as your business grows.
Comments: 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.
Pros: 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.
Cons: 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