Tactic

4.5 / 5 12 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Discrete part or batch manufacturers in a wide range of different industries. These manufacturers use TACTIC in single plants or networks of related facilities.


Average Ratings

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

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Waterloo Manufacturing Software
  • www.waterloo-software.com
  • Founded 1991
  • United States

About Tactic

TACTIC is highly customizable production scheduling and advanced planning and scheduling software that helps manufacturers reduce supply and inventory costs while improving customer service. Manufacturers use TACTIC to promise delivery, plan and schedule production, plan material and capacity, and deal with changes and problems. TACTIC s sophisticated scheduling algorithms and what-if features let management teams continuously balance whats good for business with whats good for customers.


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Tactic Features

  • "What If" Scenarios
  • Automated Rescheduling
  • Bottleneck Optimization
  • Capacity Planning
  • Constraint Scheduling
  • Job Scheduling
  • Material Planning
  • Priority-Based Scheduling
  • Quality Control

Tactic Reviews

Tactic Scheduling Software

Sep 15, 2016
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: Number of features, ease of use and value for the money spent.

Cons: Script import is a little tricky to get set up properly.

Overall: The demo we had was presented really well showing what features Tactic had and what we were getting. Set up was painless and the company representatives helped a lot with that.

Recommendations to other buyers: The company representatives go out of their way to make sure that Tactic works the way you need it to for your business.

Effective Scheduling Software with great Customer Service

Apr 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Tactic has been a solid scheduling package for our use. We have roughly 1500 orders in progress at any one time, and Tactic keeps everything flowing smoothly. The Customer Service could not be better, the Waterloo team is always happy to work thru any issues, and often goes out of their way to help find solutions to problems, if they arise.

We have been using this for about 6 years, and it is excellent for our business.

Oct 23, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros, it is pretty accurate as long as you have all the right details in place.
Cons, I think there could be more consolidation of steps so there are not so many boxes to click to get reports. This may be user error, there could be a better way, but I do not have the time to get with my rep to solve the problem.

I WOULD STRONLY recommend that Tactic market to all steel tubing manufacturers for this scheduling needs.

Key to our everyday operation

Sep 28, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using Tactic to schedule the work of our Testing Center for the past 10 years. Powerful, flexible software. Very pleased with customer support (commitment as well as creativity).

Quick to use and has a nice flow.

Jul 29, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Tactic has worked well with our scheduling for making brick at our Sgt. Bluff plant. I like the quickness with the way it operates and has a good flow through the steps. Other than a minor glitch with one of the macros, it has worked well.

Tactic

Jul 10, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Tactic is a very useful scheduling software that functions much better than many of the alternatives on the market for a manufacturing environment. Customer service is extremely helpful/responsive.

A great tool to schedule day-to-day, week-to-week pilot plant work activities.

Jul 10, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Customer service is excellent. The software is relatively easy to learn and use. It has improved our pilot plant productivity and has drastically reduced the number of scheduling conflicts we encounter. Overall extremely happy with software and associated support.

Appreciate the flexibility of the software.

Jul 06, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Integra is a long-time user of Tactic. The software has been able to meet our continuously changing needs.

Excellent software very flexible and easy to use.

Jun 16, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have installed this software at 2 different companies and the tech support was great. I have seen immediate savings in time and material, and much better visibility. I would recommend this software to anyone looking for a great scheduling package.

VERY USEFUL IN DAY TO DAY & LONG TERM PLANNING

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

Comments: Tactic is a great tool that gives our company short and long term visibility of parts that flow through our shop.

Vendor Response

by Waterloo Manufacturing Software on May 08, 2015

Thank you for sharing your experiences with our TACTIC software. We are glad your relationship with Waterloo has added value.

Very good software for scheduling.

May 04, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The customer service is very knowledgeable and is quick to respond to any problems or questions one has. The software works well identifying problems in schedules and allows/helps you find a solution.

Vendor Response

by Waterloo Manufacturing Software on May 08, 2015

Thank you for sharing your experiences with our TACTIC software. We are glad your relationship with Waterloo has added value.

The software has been reliable and easy to work with.

Apr 29, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Able to start utilizing software quickly after implementation. Customer service is quick to respond to any issue one may have while running software. Very knowledgeable.

Vendor Response

by Waterloo Manufacturing Software on April 29, 2015

Thank you for sharing your experiences with our TACTIC software. We are glad your relationship with Waterloo has added value.