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ALERE Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

ALERE product overview

What is ALERE?

ALERE is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that helps businesses in aviation, food and beverages, distribution, apparel, packaging, textile, and other industries handle operations related to order management, job scheduling, inventory tracking, dispatching, and other processes. The order module allows supervisors to create manufacturing work orders with details, such as description, material requirements, specific notes, product configuration settings, and more.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Documentation
In Person
Live Online
Webinars
Videos

ALERE pricing information

Value for money

4.9

/5

7

Price starts from

No info

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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ALERE features

Functionality

4.1

/5

7
Total Features86 4 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
API
Third Party Integrations
Document Management
Inventory Management
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export

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ALERE users reviews

Overall rating

4.6

/5

7

Positive reviews

100%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.57/10
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Alere Offers Robust Functionality Reflecting Decades Of Ongoing Development & Improvement

Reviewed 2 years ago

Alere's publisher, TIW Corp, has provided superb customer service, both to our company as well as directly to our clients. This is definitely a company who understands the importance of timely responses to issues and have always gone out of their way to provide thorough resolutions. Their annual software maintenance is one of the best investments our clients can make and we never hesitate to heartily recommend that our clients stay current in order to take advantage of the new features Alere consistently provides each year.

Pros

Conative Information Technolgy specializes in providing software that accommodates and streamlines existing business workflow and assisting our clients to accomplish their stated goals and objectives. We often write custom programs that integrate with existing ERP systems. We've worked closely with Alere since the early 90's and have always been impressed with their technical depth and clearly evident...

Cons

Since we reside in Canada, we have had to integrate Canadian-specific payroll programs with Alere, but this has never proven to be much of an issue as there are several ways to integrate and analyze the data.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Matt Rizzo Review of ALERE ERP Software

Reviewed 2 years ago

One of the biggest benefits we have realized is we have managed to reduce our inventory carrying costs by 40% while still stocking all the inventory we need. ALERE's robust inventory control helped us make sure we only purchase items when we need them whereas we used to stock too much slow moving inventory. We are closer than ever to "just in time" inventory control. ALERE's exceptional support of multi-tasking also allowed us to reassign 25% of our order fulfillment people to revenue generating positions such as sales and marketing which resulted in increased revenues.

Pros

There are many pros including robust inventory control and order fulfillment functionality. In addition, there is tremendous consistency throughout the screens. The result was that once I learned the sales module, I essentially also knew the purchases module due to the consistency. This is important because I do a great deal of multi-tasking. One final pro is the comprehensive nature of ALERE which allows it to manage all facets of our operations including inventory control, order fulfillment, procurement, financial reporting and service operations.

Cons

I really can't think of any cons but if I had to list something, I would suggest improved dashboard screens for increased data visibility.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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New User

Reviewed 2 years ago

Everyone is able to find out information through the system, instead of constantly asking if an order has been placed. There are less errors with duplicate orders because of the warnings. On my end, setting up the system wasn't as bad as I was imagining it, and the learning curve was short for new users. We are still learning new tricks, but people have picked up the system rather quickly.

Pros

This software has so many capabilities that we didn't have available in our last software. The ease of finding information is great. We all love being able to have multiple windows up at once.

Cons

Sometimes the different tabs of the modules can take time to load, and we had some problems with errors and the system freezing up. The most problematic area is mass emailing, currently there is a large work-around to be able to send out mass emails from G-Suite. Also, we would like to be able to input customer information when using the mobility app.

Vendor response

Hi Melissa, Thank you for the feedback. There shouldn't be a large amount of lag time between opening a tab and the feature set of the module loading. If you're experiencing that kind of issue, please let Technical Services know. We'll be happy to take a look at your data to see if it's something we can help rectify within ALERE. I'll be happy to float the idea of integrating with G-Suite past...

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent ERP Program for SMB Market

Reviewed 2 years ago

ALERE is excellent ERP solution for small to medium size business in distribution and manufacturing industries. Well organized and connected data structure provides powerful and easy to use ERP program without complex and confusing user interface. Reason pricing and low maintenance cost allow users to keep up with latest version which comes with new enhancements and better reports.

Pros

Easy to learn and use in most area of company work including accounting, inventory management, distribution and manufacturing. Normalized data structure eliminates duplicate information stored in multiple places. Drill down allows auditing process or researching information work pretty simple and straight forward. Reasonable purchase price and low maintenance cost is the best in SMB ERP market. Fast and knowledgeable support team provides dependable assistance in problem solving.

Cons

Front end program is still based on VFP9, which make some large transaction processing slow. VFP also creates ungraceful program crash in case of program or data error.

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great Value, ever improving, company that Listens

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have implemented ALERE for many companies converting from sage Pro, dynamics and older MAS 90/200. for the end user customer, you get a software product that has been designed to be upgraded meaning you pay for business software maintenance and get to use with carrying any configurations over from version to newer version. Of course, recent change from ALERE v14 to ALERE v15 introduced multi line customer's and supplier's addresses but 3-4 hours of custom forms changes - cosmetics - and on the new version with some 50+ improvements, new document management features , better service tickets and dispatching. You as a customer get value

Pros

In the world of software where every company buying software wants to implement and configure the software to meet business needs, ALERE makes this possible.

Cons

Not well know in the industry and localized in Eastern PA makes it difficult for Central and mid west companies to know

ALERE FAQs and common questions

ALERE has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: One Time License
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


ALERE has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


ALERE supports the following languages:
English


ALERE supports the following devices:
Android


No, ALERE does not have an API available.


ALERE integrates with the following applications:
Authorize.net, Microsoft Outlook, TaxJar, Shopify


ALERE offers the following support options:
Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum

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