Who Uses This Software?

Scout Systems serves the manufacturing sector exclusively. With customers in assembly, fabrication, robotics, plastics and electronics, our software is versatile and can adapt to your needs.


Average Ratings

3 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $30.00/month
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Scout Systems
  • www.scout.systems
  • Founded 2014
  • United States

About Compass & HQ

Scout System's suite is comprised of Compass - the work instruction software for operators, and HQ - the management suite for office workers. Together they provide an incredibly easy to use interface to assist operators through a process. If/when complications occur, the system can alert the appropriate staff to decrease down time. The system is self-learning, as it becomes more intelligent it will predict when jobs complete and even if defects are occurring.


Compass & HQ Features

  • 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
  • Benchmarking
  • Cost Tracking
  • Downtime Tracking
  • Historical Reporting
  • Performance Metrics
  • Quality Control
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • Work Order Management

Compass & HQ Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Scout Systems software review

Aug 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is easy to learn and manipulate. It is great that it can track very detailed information or it can be used in a slightly more generic way, the choice is yours. I also like that it is always up to date due to being cloud based and there is nothing to download or keep track of. The dashboards are clean and easy to navigate. The pause list is huge for production buy in. It allows the lowest level employee a voice that is heard by all.

Cons: There are a couple features that are not supported yet (batch building being the biggest for us). We have found a way to work around the problem but it would be nice to have the option. The only other thing we are having problems with is being able to juggle assembly steps due to machinery that is currently occupied so we can continue working on another part of the assembly.

Overall: One of the biggest things we are realizing is our labor times were off. We realize there are things done during the build process that were not accounted for and we can now capture that time accurately and reflect the cost accordingly in the quotes.

HQ user

Aug 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This software provides accurate costs of doing business.

Cons: It is only as good as the information entered by the operators.

Overall: We now have an accurate accounting of the time it takes to manufacture specific parts. We have identified non value added time issues and made adjustments and improvements to increase production.

Scout Data Collection

Aug 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The software is cloud driven with built-in reports that help quickly do a deep dive into where delays, quality issues, or people/process opportunities exist. With some guidance from the Scout team, I've been able to quickly process reports and provide them to my leadership, prompting questions like "what else can you show us?!"

Cons: To an extent the community-driven aspects of the software sometimes delay features that you'd like. The software is designed to appeal to a wide audience (which it does well) but customization is not a fast task.

Overall: Downtime evaluations, who is truly using the system as expected, and where are the biggest opportunities for improvement in our lines... all of this and I feel I'm still just scratching the surface of what all the software is capable of showing me.