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Global Shop Solutions

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Global Shop Solutions Features

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Functionality

4.1

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67

Total features

50

3 categories

Global Shop Solutions features

Accounting
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Barcode/Ticket Scanning
Billing & Invoicing
Bills of Material
CRM

Common features of Enterprise Resource Planning software

API
Accounting
Activity Dashboard
Billing & Invoicing
Bills of Material
CRM
Customer Database
Customizable Reports

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  • Enterprise Asset Management

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  • HR Management

  • Distribution Management

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Total Features

54

Features in Common

10

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  • Floor Plans & Maps

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  • Manufacturing Design Data

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Total Features

132

Features in Common

44

Unique features

  • Contact Management

  • Order Processing

  • Dashboard Creation

  • Data Visualization

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John S.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Absolutely horrible user interface.

Reviewed 5 years ago

We’ve been using this program for about 13 months now and I struggle to find anything to say that is positive. In summary, if anyone is considering using this program to make their work simpler, they’ll be very disappointed. Below are some notes. Note; I have paragraphs and paragraphs of how bad this program is but I'll try to be brief. The user interface is, without question, the worst I’ve ever...

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Cons

This program will not interface with Windows(tm). Among other things, you cannot use control-Z. Formatting is not possible.

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Peter C.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing,

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Solid and Flexible System with Advanced Features.

Reviewed 9 years ago
Pros

The product is very flexible, detailed, and truly integrated. It is capable of delivering capabilities and options that most vendors only seem able to promise. This, matched with a very high reliability, makes the system a good match for most manufacturing organizations. The integration and interface make for a good user experience that is flexible enough to meet most users' needs. This is accomplished...

Cons

Dealing with issues after upgrades and limited support for older versions are a hassle. Being that it is such a complex piece of software and is tweaked to each user's needs, I understand that issues crop up, but that doesn't make dealing with them any less difficult.

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Steven W.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Operations Manager

Reviewed 6 years ago

We went live in Global Shop on 04-01-15 and in virtually all areas of our company, it's simplified how we operate. Is there a learning curve? Yes, but we went into the transition expecting a learning curve! It was new, complex software that took the place of multiple homegrown systems. It took 4 months from when we started till we went "live", which for us exceeded our expectations.

Pros

1. Customer Support - Global Shop was and has been with us every step of the way. It's an understatement to say selecting an ERP system is a big deal! There will be questions/issues to work through and when those questions/issues come up, you need answers ASAP. Global Shop has been there for us. 2. Simplifies operation - Having everything one umbrella has been a game changer for us. No more double entering. 3. The list goes on - Advanced Planning/Scheduling, visible inventory, real-time job costing, auto-purchasing, etc.

Cons

1. The shop side has been fantastic. The office gals had a tough time transitioning the accounting side to Global Shop from Quickbooks. Although one thing I will say on this is, Global Shop was always there to answer questions, and now after we are up and going our accountant says her job is easier. 2. Updates (we've been updating yearly). We are committed to staying up to date with the software. So far I've done three updates. Two were seamless and one took a bit more work.

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Joseph H.

Mining & Metals,

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A great solution for your manufacturing business!

Reviewed 9 years ago
Pros

The product: GSS is truly a one-system ERP. Every aspect of our business will soon be done inside of GSS. There will be no more Word documents or spreadsheets! We utilize nearly all of the GSS modules and a few non-standard modules/programs in addition. One of the most valuable non-standard modules/programs for us has been the SolidWorks to GSS upload tool. This module allows us to model a custom job...

Cons

The product: GSS heavily utilizes Crystal Reports to generate nearly all reports. Almost a year ago, SAP (Crystal Reports) changed the level of process GSS was able to use, making the report generation slower. It has been a minor inconvenience, but an inconvenience nonetheless. GSS has been working on solutions for this, and it has gotten better with the latest updates. We are an update or two behind...

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Nathan T.

Oil & Energy, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Powerful modern ERP

Reviewed 6 years ago

Concerning a manufacturing company that is dedicated to maximizing value to the customer, Global Shop Solutions offers an ERP that provides access to high-end continual improvement tools without the complexity and cost of software used at much larger companies. The access to those tools such as SPC, CRM, inventory control, and workflow planning/scheduling then provides a means to gain significant competitive advantage in whatever market your firm operates in.

Pros

Global Shop's interface is intuitive. In that, the vast majority of its functionality is quite literally at your fingertips.

Cons

While Global Shop Solutions has incredible functionality for the price, it still seems to be primarily focused on a traditional model of manufacturing. Because of that, there are instances where certain modules don't quite fit with existing operations procedures and processes.

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Jeremy P.

Aviation & Aerospace, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Global Shop Review

Reviewed 6 years ago

As a small manufacturing company we are underutilizing Global Shop's potential, however, regarding our customer demands, it satisfies more than 80% of our needs. It is a great interface for time tracking, generating part specific costs and reports. It is not so great when I want to track quality metrics not necessarily part related.

Pros

Global Shop has given our company a wonderful infrastructure for cost evaluation and reporting. It is also wonderful at time tracking for employee time on machines, jobs, or process. We use it as a comprehensive overhead tracking tool.

Cons

Modules are expensive and customizing applications is difficult. The user interface has a high learning curve for personnel when new to this type of ERP.

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Joe P.

Used daily for 2+ years

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We have been using this software now for 4 years and it's paid for itself a few times over

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

1. It cut our purchasing time literally in half, we can now run our MRP on a daily basis thanks to automated purchasing. 2. Our on time delivery increased from 72% to over 90% using the APS feature. 3. The ARC store has thousands of custom reports that were developed by Global Shop for specific customers and they make them available to all of their customers. if you see one you would like to try just...

Cons

1. Sometimes when major updates are released there a quite a few issues that have to be fixed after install via hot fixes. 2.Training classes are only held in Houston which can run into quite a bit of money for a 1, 2 or 3 day class for air, lodging, food and transportation. 3. Sometimes it takes a bit of time to get an answer to a problem

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Paul R.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great Company, Fanastic ERP Solution

Reviewed 6 years ago

We have been using Global Shop for well over a decade and it has grown with our company. It's been great to see all the new features and modern enhancements they have been putting in recently. It does an excellent job tracking our manufacturing costs and getting things scheduled on-time. It would have been impossible to achieve our current 99% on-time delivery without their scheduling system. ...

Pros

-Modules to help run every aspect of our business -Ability to customize modules to our needs

Cons

-Some aspects of the system can be complicated -Needs more tools to flush out problems created by users not using the system correctly (garbage in garbage out)

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Heather T.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 51-200 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great Customer Service, Fantastic ERP System, Easy to Use!

Reviewed 5 years ago

If you want to learn more about the use of this software, I recommend signing up for the Global Shop Friday Features! It is such a great added benefit and has been useful many times when I want to learn different modules and functions.

Pros

As the Human Resources Manager, my primary use of Global Shop is the Payroll function. This function is very simple to use and very user friendly. It is wonderful at time tracking for employee time on machines, jobs, or process. I love that this function gives me the ability to export the necessary reports straight to our payroll provider, which saves me time and makes my job easier. We have been utilizing the training capabilities within GS to create training guides for certain departments and it has saved me a ton of time not having to write out each step. Being able to screenshot each step of the process is wonderful and really helps my training process. Also, the support team is absolutely wonderful to deal with and very helpful anytime I have questions on how to better our system.

Cons

At times, the speed of the system can lag, and it varies from module to module.

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Steve L.

Machinery, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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IT Support Opinion

Reviewed 6 years ago

As person supporting the software, I find it a bit difficult. We are not able to fully use the installer module. We have to uncheck a number of options because they cause problems. We uncheckPervasive because the module installs Pervasive 12 and we are on Pervasive 11. It took several problem installs and a support request learn this. We uncheck Crystal because the current Crystal reports will...

Pros

It is full featured. Support is generally good.

Cons

Slow. Info about installation is not disseminated.

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Jennifer W.

Oil & Energy, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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The good and the bad

Reviewed 5 years ago

There are some widgets/features on GSS that we do not use. Also, some of the features we use a shortcut (basically) instead of doing things the long way. Sometimes it is to our advantage, others it is not.

Pros

Payroll is an easy feature that I like on Global Shop Solutions (GSS), it is very simple. I have used other payroll software that was very difficult to use. Accounting (A/P & A/R) are also very functional. Quoting, Shop Orders,

Cons

Speed, it is very slow at times and Crystal Reports are ALWAYS slow. So many reports to print, some cannot be simplified. Many Error codes that need a hotfixes or cannot be fixed. These are the basic cons, the extended list of error codes, and hotfixes are very long and daily.

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Layne B.

Defense & Space,

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Software To Grow With You

Reviewed 6 years ago

The ability to customize Global Shop is key, since it allows an organization to find and maintain its' processes without trying to fit into a pre-defined mold. The support team is knowledgeable in their product, and willing to get to the bottom of every issue.

Pros

customizable, relatively easy to report out of once you know where to look

Cons

Pricing model

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John K.

Mining & Metals, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great ERP software

Reviewed 6 years ago

I have been a Global Shop user/administrator at our company for almost 10 years. The software is easily navigated and has some powerful tools. We find that the accounting side has all the details you would ever need. Job costing is very thorough and easily extracted.

Pros

Great detail. Great reports.

Cons

There are several ways to get to the same information. Make sure you choose the path that works best for your needs and stick with it.

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joe f.

Aviation & Aerospace, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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An improvment from what we had before

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

inventory/BOM tracking of inventory and needed item is helpful and works well. I helped look a lot of systems when we bought this one, seems like most bag for the buck for what we needed.

Cons

quality package is weak, does not track or report well and does not track cost of scrap the way we would like without splitting jobs. Report do not pick or filter out trends well.

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Natasha P.

Machinery, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Global Shop

Reviewed 6 years ago

When I first started working at Profab the ERP system that they had was horrible to use, and there was no check and balances before posting things to the system. Being an accountant, that's the one thing i like is that i am able to check things over before its just submitted for payment or invoicing.

Pros

easy access to being able to locate things in multiple areas.

Cons

Not having the capabilities export some reports

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Kelly E.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Global Shop Solutions Review

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

The product is very user friendly and powerful. The APS is a great tool for scheduling.You can easily find out questions from your customers within seconds as to where there product is and when it will be completed. We use Global Shop for everything from quoting to invoicing. The support team is wonderful, I would highly recommend this product.

Cons

I personally have nothing i do not like, if anything they could make there quality module stronger but it works just fine.

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Chuck E.

Consumer Goods,

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A Buyer's Review

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

I am a purchasing manager so I am in the purchasing and inventory side all day long. They are easy to use and I can have both modules open at the same time which makes my job easier. The vendor is great - very responsive.

Cons

The one thing that annoys me the most is limited number of characters that can be used when making a new item number in inventory. some of our numbers can be long and sometimes we need to abbreviate them to get them to fit.

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Joel Jr. P.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Beyond your Expectation

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The GS system was very helpful in terms of production planning, inventory, capacity and monitoring of the items, status and finished date.

Cons

The product works great in manufacturing, but the accounting flow was complicated and the price was indicated in every product.

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Donna B.

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Making it with Global Shop

Reviewed 6 years ago

This system allows us to be in command of our inventory and know our cost of doing business in all aspects of our product offerings. The help functions are probably the best I have had to work with and are written to assist the new user as well as a seasoned one. You can drill down to the level of information that you need to get past your user issue. Being in the medical device industry we must...

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Thank you for taking the time to submit a review for us and being a great, great customer Donna. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you on Friday Features! Global Shop Solutions

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John T.

Mining & Metals, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Global Shop - The never ending nightmare

Reviewed 6 years ago

We looked at several ERP systems - but decided on Global shop almost Seven years ago - to put it best it is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you are going to get. We were just forced to do another update - We avoid and delay doing updates because global shop does not do any testing to see what and how the updates will affect other parts of the system. Many behind the scene issues take...

Pros

Does a good job of managing inventory.

Cons

The system has a way to many internal issues - too many items not connecting - behind the scenes processing that does not connect the dots within the system. When you get technical help - they either go in a back door and fix something (short term) or they tell you there is a "bug" - And this is the first time anyone has experienced the issues -

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Lamar B.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 201-500 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Everything you need in one package!

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

From tracking inventory quantity, cost etc.. to managing employee labor hours, Global Shop Solutions makes life much easier. GSS has played an essential role in helping my company streamline its processes and they continue to innovate and bring fresh new ideas to a constantly evolving program.

Cons

No Cons to speak of. If any issues arise Global Shops Tech support team is always there to lend a helping hand.

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Greg C.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing,

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Highly customizable but does take time to figure out optimal use

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Will take feedback & follow up on questions / requests. We tend to be at the 'front edge' of implementation and come up with things that require research.

Cons

Having to be a few updates behind in order to keep system reliable. The maintenance module does suck, but we were told that when we loaded it up, so we appreciate the honesty.

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Jackeline C.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Business consultant

Reviewed 4 years ago

The technology it’s really advance for the price

Pros

This product it’s great it helped my company to have a better control of our inventory. Keeping track of it was a lot more work.

Cons

Sometimes the product it’s so easy to use that it make it complicated because we were used to go around through so many steps and this is in front of us!

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matt l.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Reviewed 6 years ago

I have been using GS for 7 months. There are some good features and some things that could be improved. I am coming to training at the end of April, so hopefully i will learn more tools and tricks.

Pros

Exporting data to excel. most reports are easy to use.

Cons

Using some modules are slow. Need to be able to speed up access to data.

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Jason T.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great software!

Reviewed 9 years ago
Pros

The software comes standard with all the modules. It is all-encompassing and very user-friendly. The software is very customizable, and the ability to generate detailed reports is great. Global Shop has a great customer service team. They are able to answer all of our questions in a prompt and efficient manner. When we updated from our old DOS-based ERP system, I thought that data transfer was going to be painful. Global Shop has developed an elegant solution, and the process was quick and smooth.

Cons

At times, the speed of the system can lag, and it varies from module to module.