REALTRAC

4 / 5 28 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Job Shops, Machine Shops, Captive Shops, Fab Shops, Prototype Shops, Repair Shops, Tool and Die Shops


Average Ratings

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

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $169.00/month
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Mindbridge Systems
  • www.realtrac.com
  • Founded 1981
  • United States

About REALTRAC

Realtrac Performance ERP is a software company specializing in manufacturing software for machine shops, job shops and make to order manufacturers. The company was founded in the heart of a machine shop and has served the manufacturing industry for over three decades. The program is used by thousands of users across North America. The Real Time Software is very easy to learn and use and boasts the lowest total cost of use software on the market. Operational in Days, Not weeks or Months.


REALTRAC Features

  • Accounting Management
  • CRM
  • Dashboard
  • Distribution Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Financial Management
  • HR Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Project Management
  • Purchasing
  • Sales Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Bills of Material
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Change Orders
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Production Cost Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Time Tracking
  • Work Order Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Capacity Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Tracking
  • Order Management
  • Purchasing
  • Quality Control
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Scheduling
  • Shipping Management
  • Traceability
  • Work Order Management
  • Bills of Material
  • Financial Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Manufacturing Execution
  • MRP
  • Product Configurator
  • Production Scheduling
  • Quality Management
  • Quote Management
  • Safety Management
  • Traceability
  • Document Management
  • Forecasting
  • Quality Control
  • Quote Management
  • Resource Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Traceability
  • Bills of Material
  • Compliance Management
  • Document Management
  • Forecasting
  • Formula Management
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Product Configurator
  • Quality Control
  • Quote Management
  • Resource Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management

REALTRAC Reviews Recently Reviewed!

RealTrac = Awesome

Oct 03, 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: User Friendly, Exports to QuickBooks, Exports to Excel, Can Upload your Logo, Customer Service!!!!!!

Cons: The software updates can be confusing at first sometimes, but customer service is good with helping.

A lot better then using post-it's

May 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: it's easy environmental setup for Users to follow day to day operations and track cost for the product

Cons: starting to become over complex's , New and old customer have idea's for improvement of the software base on how there operations or business are control

Customer Service

Apr 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Great product, needs better customer service. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great Software - Simple - Does everything it advertises.

Mar 30, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Software never crashes. It is easy for everyone in the shop to use. It gives many options to accomplish what you need. Tracks time and inventory very well.

REALTRAC for small lot production in a small shop

Mar 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Low cost, high functionality, responsive customer support!

Cons: It's a little bit of a hassle to setup and changes/updates to certain data have to be made in several locations. Inventory management could also be a little more intuitive and user friendly.

Overall: We have used REALTRAC for several years managing production and inventory of repeat items in our business. The software performs well and for the price, the functionality, support, and responsiveness of the REALTRAC team is unbeatable. There is something of a learning curve to the software, but with disciplined use, we have found it to be very flexible and effective at capturing at and managing the data we need without imposing an unnecessary waste of effort or time.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't assume you can figure it out on your own. Take the time to setup individual training and webinars and ask lots questions. Proper training and guidance initially is worth the investment and is almost imperative to getting the most value in return for the effort spent entering data.

A MUST have for any size business!!

Mar 27, 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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Comments: Our company after having Realtrac installed and about 3 weeks to get our employees accumulated to the process. we were able to pay for the system in one month!
Wish we would have bought this system earlier! Real Time Monitoring Gets Real Time Results!!

Great System

Mar 27, 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: Everything

Cons: No Cons

Overall: Havent had an issue that I couldnt pick up the phone and call the Realtrac team and them not be able to help right away. Very pleased

Recommendations to other buyers: Keep Doing the great work

Always looking for User Friendly options

Mar 15, 2017
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: When items on a purchase order post correctly to a job, that is a great.

Cons: Inventory is a huge pain, hard to always see if it is accurate. Estimate feature needs a lot of work.

Overall: Thomas Newvine is the only reason this program is receiving a positive rating at all. The kinks are being worked out, thank you. Still could use improvements on ease of use. Items from Purchase orders still not always post to the job, The estimate transition to the job, could use some serious time on making this a better feature.

Recommendations to other buyers: Time management is not a positive remark for this software.

Small Company review

Mar 06, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As of yet it has not been able to run properly. I have not had a lot of "Pros".

Cons: I have to change some of my company nomenclature to conform with the software. There are several steps to enter a PO, plan, allocate materials, and release. These are not intuitive and don't necessarily run in a easy flowing order. The spreadsheet columns will not expand to show all the information within.

Overall: The hardest part of choosing a ERP software is adapting your already established nomenclature, planning and processing methods to the software. While no software can completely adapt to the way a company runs, this one comes close. Where you are forced to change to fit the system, the staff is every ready to help guide the stake holders through the process.

Realtrac Was the Answer for Us

Mar 02, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ease of use

Cons: You have to purchase additional modules for some functions

Overall: We are a small growing shop. We had purchased a different ERP software 1 year ago. We struggled to implement it. The estimating part of it was really clunky. We ended up relying on spreadsheets yet. Realtrac has been extremely easy to learn. It just makes sense. We went with the leasing option and like that we always get the most up to date version.

Excellent product

Feb 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We've be using this software for over 20 years. It has become a central part of our business, that we cannot do without.

Great Shop Tool

Feb 28, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: so far so good no issue, has improve production by showing our customers are 50-70% of the way through the purchasing process by the time they interact with a salesperson, it becomes even more imperative to make sure sales and marketing are on the same page.

Realtrac ERP being used in a CNC machine job shop environment.

Feb 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Work step customization. Attaching files to jobs or part numbers.

Cons: 1) Time card time display is inaccurate and not fixable, therefore not being utilized. 2) For estimating Bill or BOM items, there is no way to uniquely identify per unit cost based on associated quantity discounts from suppliers. 3) Overall look and feel of the software and reporting sheets feel antiquated, like it was developed in the late 90's.

Overall: Realtrac has been a great resource for quickly estimating upcoming projects and large scale bids on a variety of machines, work types and work stations. We offer many post-production processes at our facility that include a combination of some or all of the following: cleaning equipment, manual equipment, manual labor, ongoing consumable items and a variety of packaging materials and clean room supplies. The ability to affix real known costs to all of these things for any specific job has helped ensure that we are quoting our cost very accurately and not unexpectedly raisin our customer's pricing on subsequent orders.

Recommendations to other buyers: I feel like Realtrac needs to have 1 or 2 more full time developers working to make it a better product for their customer base. For the amount of money, there should be more value in regards to quicker updates, software improvements and technical customer support correspondence.

Extremely cost effective

Feb 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: the ease of use

Cons: the financial reports do not function well

Overall: We have been a long time user and it extremely satisfying to make a suggestion and then see it incorporated in the next upgrade.

Recommendations to other buyers: no

A great WIP software

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Well thought out, great features and you can adapt it to your needs.

Cons: A couple of sorting features that need adding.

Overall: We are a small manufacturing company and they have worked with us diligently and helped us get the program up and running. They listen to any suggestions to improve the program, plus the customer service is responsive and knowledgeable. It has been a great experience working with Realtrac and the support team!

Recommendations to other buyers: Be patient if there is a need you want with the software. They will work with you. Great support!

Great tracking software with plenty of capability.

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This software fulfills my needs for tracking and planning jobs. There is little difficulty in either of these processes. Customer support is excellent and willing to do what is necessary for their customers to have a good experience with the software. The software lacks a bit on intuitiveness in regards to the interface, but the training that the company provided was more than adequate to familiarize us with the software.

Needs improvement

Feb 23, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Never used an ERP before. This software has helped us track our work load and cost. It has been a valuable tool.

Cons: Customer support needs improvement and software could use pop up help tips when things won't post/export/enter, to direct the user what needs to be fixed in order to process the function needed.

Overall: We've been using realtrac for several months. It has helped us keep track of our work load and costs efficiently. I would like to see help buttons when there are issues with purchase order or invoices not posting. It would be nice if the software gave some explanations as to why something may not have posted/exported. It would also be very helpful if there were satellite training classes to address specific issues that customers may be having (instead of only running remote sessions).

Forever Software

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: In my new position I am back using Realtrac software again. But I have used Realtrac since 1992 at just continues to get better and better. The software is so user friendly that anyone can learn very quickly. It has always been great for managing small to large businesses, being able to manage people, work centers, inventory, financials, truly amazing. I moved half way across the country and here I am again with Realtrac, it made my transition into my new job very easy. It is well worth the money spent and the customer service is great. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a manufacturing business solution.

Realtrac Review

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Overall satisfied with the program. There are some things that could be better, but it generally suits my purposes.

Wonderful Product!

Feb 23, 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: Ease of use.

Cons: Learning curve.

Overall: As an individual that is new to this software, I must tell you how easy it is to use. I am learning something new every day!

Not so impressed

Feb 23, 2017
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Shop Screen. Only easy thing to use

Cons: Inventory system lacks a lot. Job set up is confusing. System setup for employees, workcenters, workstations is a nightmare. The worst is the reporting, little to no customization.

Overall: We bought a company that had this software. After many phone calls we finally got a handle on it. Not the best GUI not the best functionality. Rigid in my opinion. Setup not straight forward. Only good part is the shop screen.

Recommendations to other buyers: Needs a complete overhaul

Reports...

Feb 23, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The reports that we are able to export out of Realtrac are horrible. Also, we have requested multiple items for improvement and many are not done.

Northern Precision - Realtrac for Twenty Years!

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The range of uses, reports and also the fact that it is tracked in "real" time and is current every five seconds.

Cons: The ability to design and generate custom reports. Some data is not available in all reports.

Overall: We have been using Realtrac for approximately 20 years and it has continuously improved in its applications, efficiency and overall quality. Realtrac is a large factor in our success over the years and has helped make us the company we are today! Look forward to Realtrac for years to come.

Money well spent

Feb 23, 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: Ease of use is the biggest item but there are many more. I hardly picked up the manual to learn this software!

Cons: I wish it was date sensitive for Inventory Reporting and other "what if" scenarios. But this isn't critical.

Overall: RealTrac fit our company at the perfect time! We were a smaller company that never had a job shop ERP system and RealTrac made this very easy to implement and allow us to grow. It is the perfect software to get started and grow your company!

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are new to Job Shop software .... this is what you want!

Review Realtrac for money back

Jun 09, 2014
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It is very user-friendly, and the vendor is very knowledgeable on the product.

Cons: The inventory module is not linked into the standard purchase system, and the vendor didn't explain this step.

Recommendations to other buyers: You have to understand that the modules are separate (inventory), and you should purchase multiple seats.

Apr 24, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: East Side Machine, Inc. purchased our first DOS version of Real Trac in 1993 when we were an eight person company with $750,000 in sales. We have been using Real Trac ever since for our shop floor tracking and integration with Quick Books. It has enabled us to grow with the upgrades to Real Trac to 42 employees and sales of $8,000,000+.

Apr 22, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: J & L Turning, Inc has had Realtrac software in our plant for approximately 20 years. We are a manufacturing company that manufactures custom designed tools, therefore every job is different. Keeping track and researching jobs was a nightmare. We found Realtrac extremely user friendly and adaptable to anything you want to monitor on your plant floor, plus it intergrates with our accounting software. If you run into a problem, help is always there when you need it. I certainly would recommend Realtrac to all businesses that want to monitor their production, inventory, costs, sales all of it. Easy to use, easy to learn - a winner.

Mar 27, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Talsco has been using Realtrac for the past five years. The software is very easy to use and to learn. We currently utilize all modules available and are more than satisfied with the software. We manufacture 100's of different part numbers and without Realtrac it would be a nightmare tracking all of those jobs. Customer service is excellent! If we have a question regarding the software it is extremely easy and quick to get an answer. I would recommend Realtrac to all shops and businesses looking for a functional and easy to use MRP system.