AdvancePro

4 / 5 22 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Dynamic small to mid-sized enterprises who do manufacturing, warehousing and/or distribution. AdvancePro is a great entry-level system for expanding companies who've outgrown QuickBooks or Excel.


Average Ratings

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

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • AdvancePro Technologies
  • www.advanceprotech.com/
  • Founded 2001
  • Canada

About AdvancePro

AdvancePro is a real-time Supply Chain Management software that will streamline and organize your business. A fully integrated solution, AdvancePro connects with major accounting, e-commerce, shipping and EDI platforms. AdvancePro will work with your business to: * Optimize business operations from quote to cash * Provide real-time information for faster better decisions * Eliminate duplicate data entry * Identify and remove bottlenecks in your current workflow


AdvancePro Features

  • Demand Planning
  • Electronic Data Interchange
  • Import / Export Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Shipping Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Transportation Management
  • Warehouse Management

AdvancePro Reviews Recently Reviewed!

AdvancePro has been a powerful tool for Harris. We have zero regrets since our initial purchase.

Oct 16, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The paper trail, the MYSQL data base allows me to share the inventory with our engineering department and the administration department.

Cons: The lack of a printable user manual for training. Sometime we need the ability to re-create a packing slip but can not.

Overall: Inventory and cost control. Using the software gave us the ability to create Kits giving us the opportunity to market our panels as an industry standard for Underwriters Lab.

AdvancePro is easy to use, great value for the money, and offers outstanding customer support.

Oct 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: AdvancePro is user friendly and a great platform for inventory management. Being able to easily look at the history of a product or customer is extremely helpful. The shipping and receiving platforms in the Warehouse category are fantastic for both planning and executing shipping and receiving.

Cons: There are a few kinks such is the case with any inventory software that I have used. Making it easier to add new products and displaying them in whichever order is best from a business standpoint i.e. SM, MD, LG, XL rather than alphabetical would be a great feature. Adding tags has only worked to varying degrees of success.

Great application to manage and implement throughout the sales and purchasing process.

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The capacity to link from Sales to Purchasing along with inventory modules seamlessly.
Ability to have multiple remote users working simultaneously and each user can have custom permissions.

Cons: Cannot edit or, cancel drop-ship items within drop ship orders, sales order has to be re-enter all over again, otherwise, the canceled item/s will show in the final invoice.
Another weak feature is e-mails from within a sales or purchase order, it does not keep/save the text in the body of the e-mail for later, in addition, when looking to add a "cc" mail address it only allows the user to search outside AdvancePro, however, most times the second e-mail addresses are in AdvancePro under the vendors'/customers' file.

Overall: Control, organization throughout the business process, ease of use.

Apart from Retail POS System this is a good software

Oct 09, 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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Pros: 1) Apparel Matrix module for Apparel Industry
2) User Friendly and easy to use
3) Nice integration with Quick books

Cons: 1) Cant see the inventory available at the time of Order when we are using apparel matrix
2) In the warehouse the Pickets are the Users . There should be a separate list of Pickers that warehouse manager can assign .
3) sales man should not be able to take orders if the credit limit is crossed .
4) POS system is very very unstable

I like using advance pro!

Oct 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's pretty easy to use. I had a quick run through on how to use it my first 2 days at this job, I caught on very quickly.

Cons: My only issue is sometimes it prints our duplicates of serial numbers for some games that we sell and then we have to explain to customers why their are duplicates

A little buggy but not terrible

Oct 03, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Much better than manually writing invoices. Easy to set up since there aren't many automated features.

Cons: Some little things here and there. The pick list jumbles the order, search feature a little primitive. A lot of back and forth to do simple commands.

Overall: Not sure I am only a user.

My experience has been very good so far!

May 19, 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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Pros: very easy to use
support is very helpful when it comes to solving any issues we have with the program

Cons: one issue we are having currently is with the PI reports generating incorrectly and patch has not been released yet

Overall: Very easy way to keep track of purchase orders, products and customer sales

Great software-love that it can be inported to Quickbooks. Makes life easier on the accounting side

May 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Software is very easy to use. Love that invoices transfers to Quickbooks. Customer support is always very friendly and helpful.

Cons: Would like to see some additional reports - Movement report for customers (that I can group divisions together)

Overall: We where using a very old software program. Advance Pro has a lot more functions that is very useful for a warehouse/distribution center.

Affordable functional software

May 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Provides us with the information we need and most of what we want

Cons: Some of the functions are clunky and hard to execute

So far , not so bad

May 12, 2017
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Seems to be user friendly. I like that it is a windows base program. Enjoy the training modules. Easy to navigate thru.

Cons: Can be glitchy. Can be a problem trying to reach support. Periodically program seems to freeze but after a moment seems fine

Overall: Training

Used for years. Last update was not good and poorly thought out

May 11, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Interface and look and feel.
Functionality is great as it pulls a lot of functions together.
Returns is good.

Cons: Stock module spoilt and no longer user friendly. One click now many more to do same job.
Does not lend itself to working with UK add on's
Lack of traceability of invoices sent from within software not good.

Advance Pro has acted like a true business partner, we're excited to focus on our business and growt

May 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: cloud based, consistency of function, employees like it. This software also works well with our production Staff which are based internationally.

Cons: other than custom xls reports, modifications if needed in main systems . I wish there were more controls to allow a specific vendor manager to see only that Vendor

Overall: great order management for my Team. Professional forms, and great customer support.

Overall it's a great system, easy to use, and good value for the cost

May 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It's relatively easy to use. Overall the design is great, the layout is nice, and it syncs with QuickBooks easily.

Cons: The reports are not great. Trying to manage inventory can be very confusing until you get the hang of it.

Overall: Greater ability to manage inventory, ability to sync with QuickBooks

Overall, the software works for the basic mechanics of our company.

May 11, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The customer service is the best aspect of Advance Pro. If need be, they will respond back to our problems by days end.

Cons: Invoicing and trying to change orders once processed is over complicated and troublesome. The customer often changes their sometimes massive orders, and our staff with more life experience has trouble coping with the often overcumbering steps required to make those changes.

Overall: It is our main company software which we use for our orders.

Use AdvancePro for order management and inventory management.

May 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is good for tracking inventory which is what it is designed for. The training classes are very helpful and easy to understand.

Cons: Some of the naming on fields seems intuitive, but it actually isn't what it seems. For example the field named UPC isn't really for a UPC and in order to enter you can't just type it in the product, you have to upload using Excel. Kits are difficult to edit as well.

Overall: Direct feeds from our ecommerce site. B2B portal for our customers.

You can't beat AdvancePro in regards to all around professionalism from beginning to end!

May 11, 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: Their software is designed with such clarity for ease of learning and use with full on online support and tutorials that make learning and using their software very simple. The interface has everything I need for ease of access to attain all operational information needed at the click of a button. AdvancePro software empowers me enabling me to make changes, edit data and upload information without the need of their support team unless I require them their support team is fast and professional in their response to any of my inquiries and provide full detailed answers as to not leave me guessing. I like the fact that all costs associated with their software is clearly stated upfront and you are charged only for what your company requires in an Inventory Management Software System (ERP). Their training from the get go was personal and detailed I was educated immediately and found everything easy to understand.

Overall: Able manage inventory accurately with the click of a few buttons.

Very good software and the customer support team are amazing

May 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1- User-friendly, and very easy to navigate through
2- Customer support team are very quick and responsive
3- AdvancePro University, weekly online sessions to learn how to use the software

Cons: 1- Sometimes it freezes and it doesn't respond (once in a blue moon though),
2- Sometimes it gets glitches, and some features don't function. for example: sometimes I associate a product to a vendor. and when I try to make a vendor order for that product, it doesn't show that product is associated to that specific vendor (only after 24 hours)

Overall: It definitely made my work easier, it linked all the departments of the company together, easier forecasting and figuring the amount of goods we need in inventory, QuickBooks service, and many more amazing features

The software works well with Quickbooks.

May 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Inventory, Vendor Orders, Product Customer Orders these are key functions on our every uses. keeping track of all our stock works

Cons: Takes time to learn the software, customizing the software to our daily uses and setting up takes some time and gettingthe updates for it.

Software works great. Customer service is also responsive and courteous

May 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and functionality. I can easily manage, ship and track all of my products. Customer service is quick if I ever have a problem.

Cons: There are somethings I just can't get to work, like automaically printing s/n on packing slips without checking the little "print s/n" radio button everytime

Overall: Great warehouse management

Simple put, AdvancePro Does the Job!

Mar 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: The company I am working for has been using AdvancePro since 2003, when they went from managed warehouse services, to in-house managed processing, there were some bumps in the beginning, but they managed to master the application and tailor it to be effective with their business model, nowadays running very robust with the integration to other applications. I see us using AdvancePro for many years to come.

Pros: Very intuitive, user-friendly, Windows interface. easy to integrate with user-popular, third party applications, superb customer support with ultra-fast response time.

Cons: Since my input to this aspect is merely from the technical point of view, I could not say AdvancePro has any cons, at least not at this time.

Cheap but with caveats

Jan 20, 2017
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We implemented AP 1 year ago for a distribution and manufacturing company. As of today, some features of the software still do not function.

Pros: 1. Cheap 2. Basics works well- such as order placing, sync with rep portal, inventory count.

Cons: 1. Customer service only ET from 9 to 5 - good luck after hours 'cause no one replies. 2. Missing tutorials and type of reports list or guide.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you just need a simple not so big in feature inventory software and don't mind waiting on customer service- then this is for you.

Good to import your data to try.

Dec 18, 2013
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: - Everything is a product. - Improved system management to one database, so data only exists once. - Easy to manage customer pricing, profitability and COGS by using the markup or setting up a price. - Automatically calculates the available stock for kits based on the availability of the components in the kit. - QuickBooks reporting with full item details. - Simplified order picking, shipping, and purchasing - Timely access to order and payment history directory on customer page.

Cons: Some details need polish. For example, if you are not familiar with this product, you will need to be patient.

Recommendations to other buyers: Import all data to try the product and not just see the product.