Prodsmart

Prodsmart

Production management for manufacturers & fabricators

4.5/5 (40 reviews)

Prodsmart Overview

Prodsmart is a production control and shopfloor management solution for manufacturers and fabricators designed to help track shop floor activity and achieve a paperless production workflow. The manufacturing execution system (MES) provides real-time data to help users understand and improve the production line. With Prodsmart, manufacturing businesses can collect data from the shopfloor, manage operations and inventory, identify issues, create dynamic workflows, view production analytics, and track workers, all form one central platform.

To aid with production management and shopfloor operations, Prodsmart collects real-time data based on input from workers on the shopfloor who can use mobile devices to update their progress one operations as they work. The solution can be adapted to suit business needs based on the way their shopfloor operates, and businesses can define time limits, machinery needed, raw material consumption, and more to ensure performance is meeting targets. Managers can also control parameters for machine usage and identify any machine stoppages or issues as they occur, with color coding and alerts to represent each machine's current status.

Prodsmart facilitates the creation of custom workflows so that businesses can control the process of tasks within the production line. Users can analyze their production chain with visual reports on metrics such as monetary gains per product, monetary losses, material usage, output, time wasted, and other custom parameters. In order to ensure quality control, Prodsmart provides insight into product wastage, and provides tools such as quality control checklists, quality reports, and product files to provide guidance to employees.

Planning tools within Prodsmart allow users to schedule their production line, ensure production targets are met, manage stock, organize employee shifts, add bill of materials (BOM) to products, track raw material consumption, and more.

Pricing

Starting from
US$597,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, Europe, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Prodsmart Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
100% positive reviews
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Pedro G.

Prodsmart is the most intuitive and user friendly solution I've worked with in my 20 year experience

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/06/28
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The user interface both for operators and supervisors it's simple to use, and require minimum interaction. Data is processed and displayed in real time, which is a very strong argument.
The possibility of using the application short after registration and activation it's unbeatable.
Additionally, workers and machines performance follow up capabilities are a plus for effectively managing operations, whether on their availability and stoppages. This can be translated into money in a very easy way, at a distance of a few clicks.
Reporting no longer has to be a nightmare, even on the other side of the planet, where there is an internet connection, there is the possibility to check on operations progress. On a computer, or on a smart device, as simple as that.
The email notifications are a useful feature which informs supervisor when something is going wrong, on production efficiency, quality issues or machines stoppages.
Built in intelligence makes it really simple to configure and use by anyone.

Cons

The price seems too low comparing with other similar systems in the market, which pushes away potential users. In my opinion, it's underrated.

Response from Prodsmart

Thank you for your words, Pedro.

Rating breakdown

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Roberto F.

Roberto Fernandes review

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/11/12
Review Source: Capterra

Honestly, it has been a great experience. We´ve been using Prodsmart for almost two years now and I can´t imagine not using it. Thanks to Prodsmart we are completely digital in our production management. We strongly recommend Prodsmart.

Pros

The thing I like most about using Prodsmart is that I now know exactly how much time it takes to produce each product we manufacture. This gives me the ability to price with much more accuracy my products. The other great aspect of Prodsmart is the real-time management. I always know exactly what each worker is doing and can create a weekly production plan with higher productivity.
I must mention their customer service, it has been a wonderful experience. Every time we have a problem or a question there is always someone to help us in a quick and efficient manner.

Cons

My first impression of the software was really positive. When we started to implement the software, we had some difficulties. The software didn´t come personalized to our way of working. But in our case, this was a good thing because we rethought our process and now, we’re more efficient. The software is always evolving and almost every month they add something new or improve some functionality.

Response from Prodsmart

Hello Roberto, thank you for your words.
We are glad that the full shop floor insight we provide is helping Portancora in so many ways.
We will keep on working on new and useful features!

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Nuno B.

Nuno's Portancora Review

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/11/07
Review Source: Capterra

The experience has been great! One of the things we love the most is the customer service. There is always someone online to answer any question or problem you might have and even when they don't have an immediate solution to your problem, they will solve it quite quickly. We highly recommend Prodsmart.

Pros

We like a few things, like the user interface which is easy and straightforward to navigate. The strongest point of Prodsmart is the real-time management capability. We can now track all our production instantly and change our production plan quickly if we need to. Another key aspect of using Prodsmart is that it's an entirely paperless process. With Prodsmart we became entirely digital in production management.

Cons

The software doesn't come personalized to your every need or wish. At first we had to adapt it a bit to our processes but truth being said, this was a good thing. When we had to think about our process to customize our Prodsmart, we realized we could improve them. Nowadays we can´t imagine not using Prodsmart.

Response from Prodsmart

Hello Nuno,
Thank you for your words and recommendation!
It is always necessary to set up the software to your own processes but as you know our team is always glad to help :)
We are happy to have Portancora as a customer!

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Diogo F.

Made for Everyone!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/12
Review Source: Capterra

Prodsmart helped us gain control of our daily operations while feeding a data base that serves as support to high impact strategic decisions! Short term control for Long term success!

Pros

Prodsmart is without a doubt the most user friendly manufacturing software I have ever used! Its easy for Users and Administrators to submit or download information making available a number of well organized reports Prodsmart automatically generates. Also, they provide very useful tools to manage daily operations in a manufacturing environment such as dashboards, OEE analysis and a very complete data base with your manufacturing history. I strongly recommend it, especially due to the support they provide before and after installing the software!

Cons

At first it was not as easy to register a “manufacturing team (or Group)” as it was to register a single Operator. Prodsmart fixed as soon as they got that feedback, and now it’s just as quick to do both!

Response from Prodsmart

Hello Diogo, thank you for your review!

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Tiago A.

Prodsmart in Factory

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/13
Review Source: Capterra

Prodsmart as a MES was a game changer to my department (operations). We have more than 100 people, and before no one had no idea about what each employee´s performance. I think we were one of the toughest chalenges for Prodsmart since we have a complex production process (multiple stages) and they were just launchong their product. They were very cooperative and that´s one of the reasons Prodsmart is a success in our company.

Pros

User-friendly, very easy to install/implement especially compared to other similiar products. If you are a small company or you have difficulties "selling" this kind of software to your Board, than Prodsmart will be the only choice you have.
There´s no "no" for Prodsmart team. One can take advantage of other clients requests of improvement.

Cons

Since they´re in the beggining of their long "journey" there are some features missing, despite being planned for future realeases.

Response from Prodsmart

Hello Tiago,
Thank you for your review and considering Prodsmart a game-changer in the Manufacturing Software industry! :)

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Prodsmart Pricing

Starting from
US$597,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing is based on the customers needs, with modules ranging from Production to Quality Control.

Production: $199/user/month (minimum 3 users) - for companies who want to use real-time data to plan production.

Quality: $249/user/month (minimum 3 users) - for companies with quality control requirements.

Total Control: $399/user/month (minimum 3 users) - for companies who need full control of their production.

Enterprise plans are also available - contact Prodsmart sales for more information.

Prodsmart Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Third Party Integration

  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Search Functionality

Additional information for Prodsmart

Key features of Prodsmart

  • Activity dashboard
  • Bills of Material
  • Bottleneck optimization
  • Capacity planning
  • Chat
  • Collaboration tools
  • Data import/export
  • Dynamic workflow
  • Employee management
  • Employee self service
  • Employee time clock
  • Equipment maintenance
  • File management
  • Goal setting / tracking
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Inventory tracking
  • Issue tracking
  • Material planning
  • Order management
  • Order tracking
  • Performance management
  • Planning tools
  • Process control
  • Production control
  • Production tracking
  • Quality assurance
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Real time notifications
  • Shipping management
  • Status tracking
  • Supply chain management
  • Third party integration
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • Visual analytics
  • Work instruction authoring
  • Workflow management

Benefits

  • Manage production lines with real-time shop floor data collection, operations management, and machine control. Machine status can be tracked with alerts for any issues or downtime relating to entire machines or machine components.

  • Stay in control of the workforce with employee management tools such as the ability to assign tasks to employees, setup teams, track productivity individually or as a team, and a punch clock to track hours worked.

  • Control quality with tools such as waste tracking and logging for each product, quality checklists, quality reports, and files and visualization for every machine to aid employees.

  • Schedule and plan which team members are in charge of which tasks, control shift schedules, and track stock and raw materials. Plan production chains so that targets are always met and balance workloads.

  • View real-time dashboards which provide alerts when specific actions occur, show real-time data on machine maintenance, and offer a chat functionality to communicate with other team members.

  • Prodsmart FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Prodsmart.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Prodsmart offer?

    Prodsmart offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$597,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Pricing is based on the customers needs, with modules ranging from Production to Quality Control.

    Production: $199/user/month (minimum 3 users) - for companies who want to use real-time data to plan production.

    Quality: $249/user/month (minimum 3 users) - for companies with quality control requirements.

    Total Control: $399/user/month (minimum 3 users) - for companies who need full control of their production.

    Enterprise plans are also available - contact Prodsmart sales for more information.

    Q. What are the main features of Prodsmart?

    Prodsmart offers the following features:

    • Activity dashboard
    • Bills of Material
    • Bottleneck optimization
    • Capacity planning
    • Chat
    • Collaboration tools
    • Data import/export
    • Dynamic workflow
    • Employee management
    • Employee self service
    • Employee time clock
    • Equipment maintenance
    • File management
    • Goal setting / tracking
    • Graphical data presentation
    • Inventory tracking
    • Issue tracking
    • Material planning
    • Order management
    • Order tracking
    • Performance management
    • Planning tools
    • Process control
    • Production control
    • Production tracking
    • Quality assurance
    • Real time analytics
    • Real time data
    • Real time notifications
    • Shipping management
    • Status tracking
    • Supply chain management
    • Third party integration
    • Time & attendance tracking
    • Visual analytics
    • Work instruction authoring
    • Workflow management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Prodsmart?

    Prodsmart has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Prodsmart support?

    Prodsmart supports the following languages:

    English, Portuguese, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Prodsmart offer?

    Prodsmart has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Prodsmart support mobile devices?

    Prodsmart supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Prodsmart integrate with?

    Prodsmart integrates with the following applications:

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, QuickBooks, SAP Business One, Sage | Accounting

    Q. What level of support does Prodsmart offer?

    Prodsmart offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support