I like how Chempax is a Chemical Manufacturing specific ERP system that has solid batch entry for production, a solid general ledger build, and is user-friendly once you learn how to navigate where everything is located.
What do you dislike?
Chempax is very limited on what you can create yourself. For instance, Chempax does not have the ability to upload a file from a banking institution to record payments made. You can have Datacor create a customized capability, however, that is an additional cost. I also don't like the capabilities Chempax has in regards to budgeting. It does have budget capabilities but it is very basic capabilities. We have to use a different software to budget.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Chempax is a strong ERP system for Chemical Manufacturers that are not the likes of Dow Chemical. If you plan on growing as a company within the next 5 years, I do not believe Chempax will be able to grow with you. Chempax is very limited and the customization capabilities are difficult because Datacor has to be the one to complete the customization and it costs a significant amount of money to complete.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We are solving the our entire business with Chempax. It is our ERP system and is also the system we use for inventory management and customer service management. The benefits have been endless since we can run our entire business (besides supply chain) through Chempax with few hiccups.
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