Who Uses This Software?

Public sector (Councils , NHS trusts and more) and private sector organizations.


Average Ratings

13 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $7,000.00/one-time
  • Pricing Details
    Please see our rate card: http://www.panacea-software.com/#!pricing/c2h5
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Panacea Software
  • www.panacea-software.com
  • Founded 2004
  • United Kingdom

About This Software

An award-winning online process management application with a single objective: to reduce costs on marketing, design & print activity!


Panacea Features

  • Asset Management
  • Auction Management
  • Bid Management
  • Budget Management
  • Catalog Management
  • Contract Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • PunchOut
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Receiving
  • Requisitions & Approvals
  • Sourcing Management
  • Spend Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Budget Management
  • Bug Tracking
  • Collaboration
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Issue Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Testing / QA Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Collaboration
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Source Connectors
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drill Down
  • Financial Reports
  • Marketing Reports
  • OLAP
  • Projections
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports

Panacea Reviews

Great bit of software speeds up the whole process

May 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: instant prices from framework printers, saves money and time, also all associated documents housed under 1 Job number.

Cons: The process of producing purchase orders, has somewhat changed and can be confusing to rectify, mini quotes to purchase order does not go. It the only issue I have with the software.

Overall: Quick

Excellent software that has saved us an average of 44.7% on the print prices we paid previously

May 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software provides end-to-end management of marketing projects that involve any element of print and design.

This includes all of the usual things you would expect, e.g. unique job numbers, client details, job specifications, scheduling, task management, etc.

But what makes this software particularly useful and stand out from the rest are the instant "calculators" that enable to pull off prices on demand from any of your suppliers for virtually any given specification.

Here's how it works in summary:

Suppliers complete a range of complex price matrices upfront. This enables you to "call off" from their price lists from a calculator of your choosing. This effectively reduced our quotation timeframe for fetching a quotation from hours to seconds.

Cons: The User Interface could look prettier, but it more than does the job. In our experience, if you have staff that are not system-savvy or lack project management experience, they will require quite a lot of training to get to grips with the system, but this is because the system is very capable and can manage a vast majority of your marketing project management requirements.

Ease of managing projects and as MIS tool it really time saver & fantastic

May 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of use and flexibility to add new functionality eg Purchase to Pay module Dynamic Procurement System module.

Best software of its kind I've used. Fantastic support team. Makes job so much easier!

May 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The online help pages are very comprehensive. Easy to use, reasonably intuitive. Reporting is very comprehensive - it's unusual for us to require a report that doesn't already exist.

Cons: 1. Lack of inbound email functionality, especially when trying to pick up on a colleague's jobs. You can see the question posed but not necessarily the answer.
2. Lack of notification when suppliers interact - user has to check to see if proofs uploaded or provisional enquiries have been accepted.
3. Lack of dynamic scheduling when using pre-set schedule templates - if a date in the schedule is changed the remaining schedule has to be altered manually.
4. Now we've integrated Panacea with our finance systems some additional reporting requirements are coming to light, such as the ability to export all budget codes along with the sections authorised to use each one.

Excellent customer service support

Aug 12, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: At first it appears complicated but once you understand how to input the information it makes sense. At this stage the customer service are very helpful and talk you though any problems you have and most of the problems are caused by input error.
Once basic data is in place it's easy amend and update.

Using the online procurement system makes a huge difference in efficiencies

Aug 12, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The software is hugely faster and more efficient than manually dealing with administrative issues relating to procurement and dealing with suppliers for quotes.

However, without detailed experience of using other online procurement systems it is difficult to compare although we are generally very satisfied with the service in general.

overall a good product could improve the reports it produces

Aug 10, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: a very good product for keeping a control of the finances
but can be frustrating when trying to get the best out of the reporting side of the software

Fraser Hamilton Review

Aug 07, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Overall an easy to use piece of software, any issue that has been raised has always been swiftly dealt with. It helps us to streamline our own internal systems as costs are generated at source.

Quite simple and very useful when you know how to use it properly.

Jun 24, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I don't think as an organisation we are using the system to its full capacity, so the more we find out about it and start using properly the better we are finding it is.

Its reporting function is very informative and useful.

Customer service is excellent, the panacea team are always on hand to answer any questions and problems we have quickly and efficiently.

I use Panacea for about 70% of my work, I'm sure I will find it easier with more use.

Jun 11, 2015
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Up until 6 years ago I worked as a print estimator using the shuttleworth system. After a break (change of job) where all our work was recorded manually we started to use Panacea. The pros for us is that it does away with all manual recording of work and records and time stamps every part of our production schedule, it takes away the ambiguity - which is incrediably useful given dealing with inefficiency. Personally I'd like to use it alot more, get familiar with it and also see it rolled out to the rest of the organisation.

The matrix needs their guidence or can be time consuming to setup.

Jun 11, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Did take a while at the beginning to get used to the software but has been worth while.
We can check and chase a job easier and hold our artworks for future use.
The estimates are easy to use.
The software can also be adjusted to your needs and the support is excellent.

Print procurement

Jun 11, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It's simple! Luton Borough Council needed to have a system that could be implemented within 1 month. Done.

It needed to be easy to use as training would be, on the job training. Done.

Three people run all Design and Print services via Panacea so it needed to be efficient. Done.

Project management, estimating, billing and reporting had to be managed in a timely manor from client, PR department, design, print and delivery. Done.

Savings were made by simply using the print matrix supplied to all of our printers who populated it with their prices enabling us to save on time enquiring quotes, as Panacea made this instant.

All standard design Letterheads, Business cards etc were template enabling anyone with a user name and pass word to order direct.

Panacea has passed all expectations as a Print Management portal and we are now looking into how to use this tailored to each department as a buying portal for other products. It's flexibility is astounding, the possibility's endless, the result, making the tax payers money go further by being proficient in buying goods and services.

This achievement would not have been possible without the professional guidance and continued support from the Panacea Team! keep up the good work.

Innovative solutions

Jun 11, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using the software for over 5 years now and not only has it revolutionised the way we work, making us more streamlined, it continues to deliver efficiencies in terms of cashable and non-cashable. It is easy to use and very intuitive therefore requiring minimal training for staff. Panacea Software continues to develop the software to meet our needs, and really has an understanding of the organisation to deliver innovative solutions to problems.