Bellwether Purchasing and Inventory

4.5 / 5 14 reviews

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Average Ratings

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

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $5.00/month/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Bellwether Software
  • www.bellwethercorp.com
  • Founded 1985
  • United States

About Bellwether Purchasing and Inventory

FREE, Basic, and Professional Purchasing and Inventory software that will fit your business needs with the Only Money Back Guarantee! Rated #1 for small to midsize businesses who create 50-1000 PO's a month. Proven over 32 years by 1000+ customers like Casio, Aramark, NY State Health Dept, Duke Power, Dart Container, Goodwill, Liberty Academy, Lifelong Health, Coca-Cola, Kraft, Comcast, ATT, Brookdale Senior Living, Baxter, HP, US ARMY, Churchill Downs Gaming, Budget Hotels, Florida Tile, et


Bellwether Purchasing and Inventory 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

Bellwether Purchasing and Inventory Reviews Recently Reviewed!

having good experince while using this product

Oct 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great CS and response. Great on willingness to hear and work on improvements. Lots of opportunity for further improvement in functionality and use. Decent value for the money however some missing functions keep to close

Pros: it Eliminates our out of control manual purchasing process. No more paper! Gain accountability, tracking, and reporting.

Cons: On the downside, most of the challenges experienced with e-procurement emanate mostly from the supplier and not the company but can have an effect on the procurement process. Training cost may be high. Any time technology is involved there is some level of risk to compromised data. What of a supplier who has for all the years been handling clients on a face-to-face basis? E-procurement will definitely become a challenge but it should not be an excuse to ignore e-procurement software.

My 2 Cents

Nov 08, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I think this is a good product overall, I haven't ever used customer support and don't know how much it costs so I can't really rate those, I gave them an average. I gave Features and Functionality only 2 stars as certain fields dropping out (all the time) can be frustrating and time-consuming. I often have to re-enter the supplier name or net terms, not sure why. I also wish the catalog search feature was a little more intuitive.

Overall - good

Oct 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Great CS and response. Great on willingness to hear and work on improvements. Lots of opportunity for further improvement in functionality and use. Decent value for the money however some missing functions keep to close

Vendor Response

by Bellwether Software on October 21, 2016

Bellwether appreciates your comments on BPM. Thank you for your high reviews for Ease of Use and Customer Support!!!! BPM is our light basic product that provides a lot of functionality for the low price we offer it for. We realize it may lack some features that is why we offer EPMX as our robust full featured heavy duty purchasing software. If you need more functionality please check out EPMX.

Awesome Program

Oct 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This software has been a solid addition to our company. It has taken the place of two to three other programs I was using for various reasons. The customer support has been top notch. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars on features & functionality is because of the inventory nod that is still in development. Once they have added more features to it I would change my 4 to 5 stars with ease.

Vendor Response

by Bellwether Software on October 21, 2016

Bellwether appreciates your comments on BPM. Thank you for your high reviews for Overall Quality, Ease of Use, Customer Support, Feature Functionality, and Value for Money!!!! BPM is our light basic product that provides a lot of functionality for the low price we offer it for. Thanks your for the recommendation!

Customer service is outstanding

Apr 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I was looking for PO generation software and came upon Bellwether. I scheduled a demo and went through the program with Travis Neville during which time we discussed our needs and how their program would need to be altered to fit those needs. Travis informed me he would speak to his development team and get back to me with changes that would need to be made. A few days later I received an email informing me that, while they could accomplish what I was looking for, perhaps it would be easier and more cost-efficient to try another company he recommended. He was right, the other company is a perfect fit and well within our budget. I really appreciated the candor and wonderful recommendation I received from this company. It appears they have a great system with many really good ideas and it looks very easy to use, it just wasn't exactly what we needed. Travis recognized that and got us on our way. I would count us among very happy customers even though we didn't end up going with their software.

The software is perfect for our needs, meeting all of our desires.

Dec 17, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are going live in the new year. The product meets all the requirements we were looking for. The customer service has been outstanding!

This product fit our needs well both from capability and price point perspectives

Dec 16, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our organization was looking for a purchasing software package to replace an antiquated and cumbersome excel routine. After viewing a number of available packages at various price points we felt that ePMX would best meet our needs. Our set up included the institution of a part numbering system for repetitive needs and inventory management purposes. We also needed a custom bridge to output from the invoice system in ePMX to another acct'g system we use.
Working with ePMX to understand master file setup was easy. Setting up each module took some time but there were no real hitches. Loading data into ePMX went very smoothly. Overall the implementation was done within our time frame. I found ePMX trainers responsive and knowledgeable.
The custom bridge we needed worked properly with just a slight bit of tweaking up front.
I feel one negative was the length of time it took to develop a punchout for one of our large vendors. This was not just an ePMX issue but also involved that vendor's input. But I felt as though ePMX should have been driving this harder when things got bogged down.
Overall I would recommend ePMX to anyone looking for a package with the advertised features. Reporting is easy and quick. Finding information is easy and quick. We are able to manage our purchases and inventory much more effectively using ePMX.

This is a dependable, cost-effective product with many available options to suit business needs.

Dec 15, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The software is more intuitive to use than others available.
You can choose the modules that fit your needs which also keeps costs down as you don't need to purchase more than what you will need and use.
Support and training staff are easy to work with and are willing to do what it takes to get you up and running on the software.
As with any purchasing and asset tracking system, it requires users to take the time to enter in the necessary information; this can be a hurdle to personnel using the system when they feel they don't have the time to properly enter in the data.
There are some glitches to the lookup features and there needs to be a better way to remove incorrect or bad records.

ePMX REVIEW

Dec 15, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: this enabled us to standardize all the prison systems in LA & allows us to pull reports for any agency at any given time

Bellwether Epmx software

Jan 21, 2010
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: works great for purchasing controls. Great Support staff that are willing to find a way to make a good fit. This is a great tool to help managers realize their budgets.

Cons: Time realization when you are going from no system to utilizing a system...education and ongoing addition time required to make it work.

Computer adverse staff will resist.

Overall: I would recommend this to companies that want to get their spending under control.

Vendor Response

by Bellwether Software on May 03, 2010

Bellwether Corp appreciates the challenge for some to convert from their paper purchasing system to a fully integrated SaaS model. Bellwether continues to strive to develop intuitive, user-friendly solutions for those of varying software/computer comfort levels while providing the capabilities needed by its customers.

ePMX works for us

Jul 21, 2009
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: has punch-out capability
reliable
runs on UNIX and Windows

Cons: no ability to cut cheques to vendors

Overall: it's low cost, reliable, and works well.

Vendor Response

by Bellwether Software on May 03, 2010

Bellwether's convenient SaaS model integrates with many AP applications enabling you to pay your vendors while working through the ePmx system.

ePMX works for us

Jul 21, 2009
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Punch-out capability
reliable
runs on Linux and Windows (reliable)
web based- nothing to deploy on the desktops

Cons: a little sluggish sometimes

Overall: it's low cost, it works, it doesn't break as software goes what more can one ask for?

Best program for the money. Support is great and people are wonderful.

Feb 19, 2009
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: The program has been very dependable and has many option to suit our business. This is easy for users to learn.

Cons: My only issue is I have had to get the IT department to do upgrades. New ePMX will take care of that.

Overall: Best program for the money. Support is great and people are wonderful. Great company to do business with.

This product overwhelmingly should be rated "Best in the Industry" for what it provides for its cost

Feb 19, 2009
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Easy to use and navigate. Robust data warehouse.

Cons: I have not come across any cons to the product as of yet.

Overall: This product overwhelmingly should be rated "Best in the Industry" for what it provides for its costs.