Who Uses This Software?

Organizations that manage their own equipment with internal/external calibration. Industries: machine shops, electronic manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, hospitals, aerospace, and more


Average Ratings

63 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $768.00/one-time/user
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Single User $768, Single Concurrent $1,037, Add User $200-300, Read-Only $0
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Ape Software
  • www.apesoftware.com
  • Founded 1992
  • United States

About Calibration Control

Free 30-day full-featured trial download. License includes 12-mo. updates & tech support. We can import your existing data from any format. MS Access or SQL Server Databases. Networking and User-Role Security. 21-CFR-Part-11 compliance. Spanish, French, Italian, and more languages. Features include multiple histories, auto-email notifications, attachments, certificates, reports, link procedures, print labels, barcodes, custom fields, check out, tracking, adjustable precision and much more.


Calibration Control Features

  • Calibration Instructions
  • Calibration Schedules
  • Compliance Management
  • Device History
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Gage Management
  • Label Printing
  • Measurement Readings
  • Multi-Station Management
  • Out-of-Tolerance Notification
  • Statistical Data Reporting

Calibration Control Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

Excellent calibration software. Fits our operation perfectly.

Apr 11, 2018
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: This software is extremely easy to set up and use. We don't utilize every feature that's available, but it's nice to know it's there if we decide to. The customer support team is fast, friendly, and knowledgeable. The developer also seems very receptive to tweaks and modifications if you should happen to notice anything that may personally benefit your operation. Ongoing support and frequent updates are also a couple of things I like about this program.

Cons: I honestly have no complaints or dislikes. This software fits our needs and plays an important role in our daily operations. If I had one wish, it would be that this software tied into our instrumentation repair history database. That's of course no fault of this program; it's simply a desire to streamline our overall process.

Overall: Better management of calibrations through use of software. Before Cal Control we were documenting all our calibration data and records through Excel Spreadsheets. This has streamlined our process and allows far better data collection and record keeping.

APE software is an easy and efficient way to help capture calibration history for your company.

Jan 13, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used this software for one year and I have about 5,000 gages currently that I handle. My overall experience with the software and APE staff has been very pleasant. I have experienced some issues stemming from security on my computer, knowledge and glitches in the software but I have had wonderful support every step of the way.

Customer service is SUPERIOR. The Ape staff is friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. Mark has many years of experience and takes time to understand your needs. One particular time there was a glitch with my system and Mark walked me step by step through what happened, why it happened and although he had never had that problem before was able to fix the glitch with me. A big plus is that they usually answer the phone when you call but if they do not, leave a message; they return calls and emails in less than 24 hours generally and in most cases within the hour.

The biggest bonus is that Mark and Natasha are always listening to suggestions, concerns, and feedback and then look for solutions to incorporate it into the software to ensure that their customers are running efficiently. Natasha and I have worked on things before and when I would suggest or make a comment and she will stop me, write down the information and I will see the fix in a future update. The software I used prior did not do even 50% of what APE software does. APE gives me the flexibility to do what I need to do and with a professional look.

As for the software its very user friendly no matter what the level of computer knowledge the user has. I have not had time to read the manual and still have been able to print reports, attach documents, attach links to policies and procedures and print certificates of calibration among basic calibration record keeping. The software allows for such a variety of options so that you are able to accurately record everything happening with each gauge, tool, machine, etc. By using features like measurement groups, notes, check in and attachments it is easy to with a click of a button know your tolerance for a tool, when it was last calibrated, who checked it out last, where it is located and any documentation such as manufacturers instruction manual, certification, and repair information right from your pc. My previous software was unable to do that and did not always know how it was filed.

Feature rich, this system is easy to use and transfers old data from V 4.x

Apr 11, 2012
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Implementation and support were superb using the telephone and Teamviewer application. Installation and personalized training in one step! Our data migrated without a hitch. Our Technician said the interface was familiar and has needed virtually no support while calibrating our tools. We purchased the label maker along with the software upgrade and, after a few modifications to a standard label, we have several custom labels for different applications.

Cons: A few glitches and inconsistencies in our old data caused some heartache in sorting and assigning new tool identifications; Good news was that this will be solved by an upcoming revision, but this is the only drawback so far. We did buy the Bar Code Wand but can't print Bar Codes on everything we'd like due to the size of the label and space restrictions and physical size of the bar code itself. This is not a software problem but it is something to consider for labels.

Overall: This is the first Calibration software I've had occasion to use. Our previous version, V 4.x purchased by a previous administration, was OK but our Auditor did not like it.

I believe it was due to the old interface and opportunity for errors. This version is updated, modern and has a much nicer look and feel for data input and reporting. I expect he will be satisfied with the data output.

We transferred about 1,400 tools from our old system to the new and have added almost 200 more since then.

After we get our tooling current from the data transfer we plan on investigating the Templates for more rapid entry of data.

We are also going to begin to use this database and Bar Coded labels for Asset Management.

I can't wait until we can get the software upgrade to make our jobs even easier.

All in all, this is a great system at a great value that is performing above our expectations.

We needed to find a calibration tracking system that was a better fit. Cal Control is perfect.

Jul 28, 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: Between the included features in the program and the amazing customer service, we have not encountered a single scenario that Cal Control can't handle. The support team is responsive and professional, and has provided excellent insight to any problems I've needed assistance with. I very much enjoy the ability to customize every report and printout; it lets the program perform exactly as I want, and opens a lot of opportunity for expansion as well.

Cons: Some small functions take more manual entry than I would like. Specifically, when creating a new measurement template, I would like to be ale to copy an entire measurement group. When I mentioned this to the customer support team, they said it had been brought up before and that they would look into it in future updates.

Overall: Updated tracking and organization of calibration and maintenance events.

Simple yet highly effective

Sep 08, 2011
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: At first glance the software may seem simple in its design and implementation, yet the ease of use and user customability make this software a must have for any company that tracks and manages tool calibrations. The custom reports offer endless possibilities, and for those who just want it to work out of the box, the software comes with plenty of pre-configured options.

Tool calibration is not all you can do with this software either. Enter information on other equipment to track daily, weekly, monthly or any other frequency you need for preventive maintenance schedules as well.

The author is very responsive to user feedback and bugs are corrected within a few days. Newly suggested features from end-users have been included in recent releases as well.

The layout of the UI is very well done, and even that can be user configured to display only the data you need to see at a glance.

Cons: Users of other similar software may find it tedious to enter all their calibration records manually into Calibration Control as there is no real option to import data from an Excel spreadsheet or similar formats.. The author offers a conversion service for a nominal fee, depending on the data format that is being converted from, and can usually have the converted database back to you within 48 hours.

Overall: If you are looking for a easy to use solution for your calibration tracking needs, then I suggest you download the free 30 day demo of this product and give it a try. I think you will be very happy with the way it performs.

Out of the box, or custom configured, this software package delivers on everything you could want in a calibration tracking solution.

Flexible software. Dedicated team behind. All your wishes are attempted to be met

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have managed calibration databases since 2002. In 2013, I was looking for a new and better software. I downloaded several trial versions from different companies, including a trial version of Calibration Control, which I immediately became very excited about. Since 2013 I have been a very satisfied user of Calibration Control. The support I get from the CC team is fantastic. Any wishes for new features and improvements are always attempted to be met. The CC team is very dedicated to make a great user experience.

Cons: It is hard to find any cons when a software, and the team behind, never have let you down through a period of five years.

ApeCal has been an awesome tool in keeping track of all of our test equipment.

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Notifications, sorting by any column, clarity from even a novice's view are able to understand what we are all viewing. The customer support is stellar. They've been able to remotely figure out every situation I've had with ease. Very sharp in not just ApeCal, but their understanding of computer operations and file storage has helped to rectify every imaginable issue. Clicking and dragging a picture or a calibration cert is so easy too!

Cons: The only thing I wish was easier, is when I enter a new calibration on an existing unit, I wish the 'company', 'as found' and 'as left' fields could be set to a default.

CC met all of my expectations and needs. The CC Team provided a flawless download and startup.

Jul 27, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Software fields are flexible to use customer specific terminology. Software stores calibration certs, gage R&R results by gage for easy retrieval. With minimal training, gage technicians were able to convert from a gage card system to an electronic system. The software system allowed us to pass our AIAG MSA, ISO/TS 16949 audit with no issues.

Cons: Requires additional help to modify or create output reports. Minor modifications of existing reports is easy. Specific reports require MS Access knowledge. Once created, no issues.

Overall: Eliminated use of archaic gage card system resulting in an electronic, searchable database, integration of MSA documents with the specific gage (no independent filing cabinets), can take the software to "the floor" using a tablet to address the gage on site, and automated calibration notification.

Great Calibration Software!

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Coming from another calibration software to Calibration Control was very easy transition. I find it easy to use. I was easily able to make custom reports and worksheets. I use it to schedule all our calibration events, print asset tags and to keep our calibrations records . The customer support has been great. They are always helpful.

Cons: There have been a few minor glitches after updates but they were all taken care of within a few days. So far I have been able to find a solution for every problem I have come across. Not really any Cons to speak of.

Overall: Most of all it makes my job a lot easier and makes the auditors happy. What more could you want?

Easy to use, reasonably configurable. User control and change tracking are great features.

Apr 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Technical support service is incredibly helpful. I wish all software maintenance agreements came with support like this! Sorting and ability to custom name/define fields.

Cons: There are very few features in this program that have a negative impact. Once during an upgrade some of our custom reports quit working properly - but support to resolve the issue was quick and effective.

Overall: Improved traceability back to national standards. Improved homogeneity of data entry.

Its been very good. Customer service is very helpful.

Apr 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: its easy to use. I am still learning and customer service has been very patient with me. I like that I can color according to calibration due date.

Cons: I wish you could print out gauging locations according to department. To better track if gauging is being moved from one machine to another, It would be easier to print out a list and give to the leads of each department of what is where and at which machine.

Overall: under industry you should have a manufacturing.

Overall an "OK" product; not very intuitive and reports are weak. I would give it a C+.

Apr 06, 2018
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: Viewing and sorting is very easy; easy to enter new gauges. It's fairly easy to use, but there are a lot of useless features that just complicate and confuse things.

Cons: Reporting and filtering are terrible. Easy to enter information in wrong fields, etc. We have to export everything to Excel if we want to perform filtering and generate reports. Very cumbersome setup.

Overall: it replaced an Excel spreadsheet; it adds more structure and control.

Great product for the price, and some of the best support offered

Apr 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, easy to set up users, and access. Tech Support was always available and more than ready to help.

Cons: older versions were a bit buggy, disconnects from database. Error message may not be real error so i really did not know what true problem was and had to call support, great thing is that support is the best and easy to work with.

Overall: Great Product for starting out needs, was able to grow with us to this point.

I have found this program to be easy to use.

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like how searchable this program is! It is also very easy to use, new users are easily able to learn to use this software.

Cons: I find that it is more difficult to make this program custom than I hoped it would be, in regards to reports.

Overall: This software has enabled our business to easily maintain a complete list of all in-house assets. It is easy to use and easy to teach to new employees.

Helps me to schedule calibration of our equipment.

Apr 09, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Looks a lot like Windows so it gives a familiarity to the person using the tool. The customer support team has always responded promptly and always answered any questions I had.

Cons: I don't really use the software to its potential so I can't really say there are cons. I basically use it to schedule the calibration of our equipment.

Excellent software!

Feb 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use. Frequent updates to keep it current.

Overall: When I have a problem their customer service with technical help is always perfect. I never worry when I encounter a problem since I know that help is just a phone call away. Software is intuitive and easy to learn. With frequent updates they seem to be always on the cutting edge of technology and their updates make sense and include the end user in their decisions.

Capterra loader

Amazing Calibration Software

Aug 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very simple to use, amazing customer service. Professional and comprehensive reports

Cons: The report designer is a bit difficult to use.

Overall: The guys at calibration control have amazing customer service and a great product. If i have an issues they respond and repair the issue usually within 24hrs, which is great as i know they are based on the other side of the world.

Overall I have not had a lot of problems learning the software.

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I like the custom changes that can be made and the support has always been good when I have had a question on how to make changes.

Cons: As with most software once you get use to the way it runs they update and make changes to it that change the flow your use to. Other than that it is still good.

Overall: Ease of use and paper trails

excellent customer service and they resolve issues quickly

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This program is very user-friendly especially the help menu on the website. When we first bought the Database Team gave us great instructions and was very detailed. Support when we had issues with the database it was taken care of the same day we called.

Cons: I have no Cons at this time.

Really worth the money.

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Old style interface but really effective the certification maintenance is well developed. In out instruments is gold.

Cons: Old style interface. The access software is old. A fresh interface will be welcome. Better maintenance of barcode.

Overall: Have a instruments management software without buy a big SAP software

Pre-designed calibration system management software for nearly all applications.

Apr 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Speed of navigation and intuitive interface. Covers most key features very well, such as:

Asset number assignment

Calibration record retention

Calibration interval management with easily managed due dates

Standard identification and linkage

Functional approval tracking

Cons: Flagging calibration events as needing review and how reviews are managed could be better. Reporting of system metrics is rudimentary at best.

A VALUABLE TOOL AND A VALUE AS WELL

Aug 24, 2018
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 software meets all of the requirements that we need for tracking, recording and maintaining our calibration sytem. The customization of forms allows us to print out just what we need.

Our AS9100 auditors and our prime customers were extremely impressed with how complete and comprehensive this system is. Tech support was very helpful in helping customize the forms to meet our needs.

Cons: Nothing negative to say about the software or the people providing the support.

Overall: We upgraded to ape software years ago when our old system (dos) became obsolete.

I can say it was a very smooth transition and continues to be the same today

The software is easy to use

Apr 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The software is an expellant value. The ease of searching through the data. This software is very user friendly and customizable.

Cons: When there are multiply users the updates to the database do not show until the software is closed and reopened.

Calibration Control is perfect for us

Aug 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like the customer support the most. Any issues we have they are addressed immediately. I also like the value of the product

Cons: I cannot think of anything I dislike about this product

Overall: Our company is completely satisfied with calibration control

Awesome bang for your buck!!!

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use. Very self explanatory and customer support is great!!

Cons: Would really like to have a mobile app interface so you could use your phone for data entry and retrieval.

Overall: All in one cal program. I really like the auto email notifications.

It'll WOW Ya!

May 31, 2013
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I'm a quality consultant who has been exposed to a myriad of calibration software products. About a year ago, I was at a client's location and I saw that they had switched from a well known software package to APE. My client raved about both the software and the service.

Then, I tried the software and was so impressed that I recommended it to another client. At that firm I was the primary user. I was blown away with how easy it was to use. It has every feature I could want, but Mark keeps thinking up cool, new features and adds them to subsequent releases. Oh, and the service is OVER THE TOP FABULOUS.

Now, two more of my clients have purchased and are loving it! That's a total of four of my clients in just the past year who are gaga for APE.

Cons: I can't think of a single negative thing.

Overall: It makes me look good to my clients every time I recommend this software.

1) Slick, powerful, robust software.

2) Pricing is more than fair.

3) All upgrades free for the first year.

4) Outstanding customer service.

I rarely write product reviews but I love this software!

Great product

Aug 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very user friendly, and easy to navigate.

Cons: I found that creating custom reports was a bit difficult.

Our experience with Calibration Control has been very positive, better than three others we tried.

Apr 06, 2018
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: It is easy to use and very economical for the features. We had a different package that was touted as "easy" but found it difficult and pricey.

Cons: Setting up the software for login of new users when using SQL database requires IT support as there is no easy way to do it through an interface from the software.

Overall: Allowed training of new persons to be easier based on the software. Left me open to spend more time on the actual processes and not as much on how to use software to manage them.

Easy to use, intuitive and hugely beneficial to us.

Apr 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Really easy to use.

Has improved the way in which our calibration system is managed.

The auto notification feature of this software makes it really easy to locate equipment and make people aware at the time of calibration.

Cons: There are some features that would improve the user experience: -

Auto-Notification ignoring equipment with the status "Out for Cal"

It would be beneficial to store documents such as UKAS Accreditation Certs under suppliers details.

We would like to option to be able to print indication only or limited use calibration stickers. If this can be done, it isn't obvious how to.

We've used Calibration control for over 15years to help with ISO requirements

Apr 06, 2018
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: Ease of use and even non technical users don't have a problem with it

Tech support when needed has always been courteous and helpful

Cons: I have had no real complaints we use it at 2 of our locations. It is probably the easiest of all the software we have to maintain

Overall: Since our companies have started on ISO 9000 we have had to different registrars and 5 different outside auditors - all were very satisfied with the software's ability to perform the needed record keeping

Review of Calibration Control

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use. Robust data input. Generate reports easily. Fast data look up.

Cons: I cannot find anything wrong with this software.

Overall: This software was far more superior then the old software we had.

Ape Calibration Control fit my calibration needs

Sep 08, 2011
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I have approx. 1500 gages to control.

I find it easy to find the gage I am looking for even without the bar code in place and a snap with the bar code.

It is also easy to separate the information that you want to look at.

The reports come out professional looking and can be setup with the information you want.

Customer support is excellent. I have ask to have a changes made to fit my situation and Mark has been great to implement what I ask for and help me understand any issue I might have.

Cons: There have been a couple of bugs to work out and usually after something new was added, but these were taken care of quickly. Also making custom reports can be tricky, but Mark set me up with the report I wanted. I just need to play with it more and should be able to put together any report I want.

Overall: I am very happy with Ape Calibration Control and can see that when it is up to date, I will have a program that be very easy to maintain and have the information to support any audit. I Highly recommend it.

Best Customer Support of any software I've ever used

May 22, 2012
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Unsurpassed support. Affordable software. Uncomplicated, easy to train others to use.

Cons: Minor problem is having to manually type calibration measurements specific to each new tool, instead of being able to have this info saved in a template so that you can save time entering info an new similar tools.

Overall: By far the best customer support I have ever encountered. I have never used a software in any application or field that is so responsive to issues we encountered. Even when the issue was 100% operator error, there was no condenscending attitude. All issues we have encountered have been logged and fixed in each new release, even if we were the only customer having an issue. In fact, our company is still using Windows XP (one of the only customers still using this) and he has given us XP specific help and functionality, even though his software is developed for Windows7 platform, and technically we should be upgrading to Windows7 to take advantage of all of Calibration Control's features. Absolutely unmatched customer support!

Great piece of software. It is very flexible and configurable.

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The email reminders are terrific. This allows us to reminder equipment owners about upcoming or overdue calibrations using the automated system. The customer support is 1st rate. I believe that this software is the best value in calibration software.

Cons: There is a learning curve that is fairly steep. However, once you clear the hurdle of the initial set up it works well

Overall: Automated notification, calibration tracking, calibration record keeping

The software does everything I need it to. Only problem is when adding locations and other items

Apr 12, 2018
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: Tech support is great. Quickly runs reports and shows the calibration. Easily add new gauges and completing calibration updates

Cons: Difficult sometimes to add to lists in the software like locations. Some parts are very easy to modify and other areas are very difficult

Incredible Support and Software

Jun 06, 2012
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Ease of use

Customizable reports

Customer support

Thoroughness of application, touches all needs of calibration

Enables organization to start performing independant in-house calibrations

Resources and tutorials available

Frequent updates with enhancements

Developer open to suggestions

Cons: Customized reports are not available on the dashboard. You have to go through a couple of menus to get to them. it would be handy to be able to put links to these reports somewhere on the dashboard for easy access.

Overall: Calibration control allowed us to take control of our calibration records. I am now begining an effort to use it to cut our calibration costs by doing some of our own in-house calibrations. Calipers, torque wrenches, crimpers, and more, his software has paid for itself. Our ISO registrars were impressed with the functionality, as well as, many of our customers as well when they perform audits.

APE Calibration Control

Aug 21, 2018
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: Ease of use and the ability to configure the software to our needs verses custom modifications.

Cons: User access does not integrate with Active Directory

Overall: Calibration was previously handled within a spreadsheet which did not support AS/ISO requirements.

APE Has Been A Great Choice For Us

Sep 30, 2016
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: Very user friendly.

Cons: n/a

Overall: Natasha was really great helping me out with the minor issue I had with printing. She was very professional and courteous in her support and in a very timely manor. My thanks to your company and to Natasha.

Mike

Recommendations to other buyers: not at this time

Outstanding Service, Friendly technical Support, combined with a powerful software

Sep 02, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: After reviewing numerous calibration systems we have decided on Ape Software's Calibration Control.

The software itself is massively powerful. After speaking to the designer of the software, we were shown that updates are all based on user feedback. All design iterations have been well thought out and constant updates are being made for a better overall user experience. With a little knowledge of Microsoft Access, the program has endless customization from everything to click-able links to custom designed labels and reports.

The customer support is outstanding, very patient and very fast to answer questions. The designer is very knowledgeable, friendly, and always open to suggestions and feedback. This is the kind of company I love to deal with. Responsive and open to customer feedback.

Give the trial a quick go, you won't be disappointed. Call for a walk-through, and make the same decision we did for our company!

Great support easy to use

Jun 14, 2016
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: Easy to use, The customer support you get is the best, simple to use support from the install helping you set it up and instructions on how to use

Recommendations to other buyers: Buy it you love it

Great Value For Your Money

Aug 28, 2018
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: The ease of use and great customer service

Cons: The reports are not that easy to mold to what you may want.

Overall: Am very pleased with what I have.

Ape Calibration Control - Best Buy

Sep 08, 2011
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Ape Calibration Control software met my specific needs and at a very reasonable cost. Customer service was excellent and responses to my questions were prompt. Data from my old data base was transferred to the Ape software this is a great value-added service. Calibration Control is intuitive, stable, and easily generates needed reports.

Cons: I've had no issues or performance problems. No cons as far as I'm concerned.

Overall: This not a bare bones program nor is it loaded with unneeded applications that would increase the cost. It is easily comparable to other programs two or three times the price. I would recommend Ape Calibration Control software to any business serious about getting control of their gage calibrations.

We didn't know how badly we needed this software until we started using it.

Apr 12, 2018
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: It's easy to use, but stores data in a way that is cohesive to robust analysis. It has vastly simplified QMS and other audit trails.

Cons: Setting up email notifications in an O365 environment can be challenging, because of the way O365 handles relaying.

Overall: We simplified our calibrations and control manual under ISO9001:2015 using this software. Now, all instrument calibrations are stored using the software.

IT manager, use as needed. My inspectors like the software.

Apr 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy to use and manipulate how we want. items are identified based on color coding to let us know when they are in need of calibration. all caibration times are set by user.

Cons: hyperlinks don't work where I want them to, in order to reference certs on my network. would like an easier upload for that to be able to just see the certs in the software rather than a two step plan to see them linked.

If you want a low cost S/W database for managing instruments, this is the one.

Aug 05, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: CONS:

I have to put one but it not really a con. The 3 hour time zone difference is a bit of a drag.

PROS:

Visual, browsing windows and icons placement well structured.

Works well on a SQL server (big plus).

We have over 15,000 instruments in the database with data and we have no glitches.

A good built-in protective scheme that all auditors will love.

The auditors will also like the graphs display.

Very flexible for reports and labels.

A good number of generic fields that you can rename.

Managers will love the price.

Learning curve not to long.

Good PDF help file.

They listen to customers.

Willing to modify software if any requests are added values. Some fees are sometime necessary but at minimal cost.

The most affordable and easy to use Calibration Software I've ever used or have seen others use.

Jun 08, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We had a very important re-certification audit for our AS9100/ISO9000 Quality Management System. The Audit team from NSF said our Calibration System is the best they have ever seen!!! They were so impressed with the photos of each tool/gage along with the scanned attached certs and the bar coded labels. Needless to say the owner of Kinemotive and my Quality Manager were extremely pleased. So hats off to us! Also let me say that Natasha is the best customer support rep I've ever dealt with. Her help with upgrades and any other issues I've had have always been answered and resolved in a very timely manner. Looking forward to continue using Ape Calibration indefinitely. Thanks again

We were looking to upgrade our calibration tracking system and this package helped get us there!

Apr 09, 2018
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. Ability to add features as our data and needs grow. Support from he company is timely.

Cons: The initial setup for manually entering calipers and other items we calibrate in-house took longer than expected.

Overall: Centralized control for all of our tool and calibration tracking and a dedicated platform to manage all of it.

Calibration Control Software

Nov 19, 2014
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The software is easy to use and user friendly the support team and team viewer is wonderful unlike other calibration software were you get a tech. that try's to walk you through or refers you to a class.

Like the scan ability to cut down on time when it comes time to calibrate a tool no need to search just scan and the record is there.

Like the THUM cuts down on data entry its automatic.

This calibration meets all the requirement for ISO 9000:2008.

also if you need a special field that is not in the program already you can call them and let them know what field you would like to see and they be happy to provide it.

There customer services is the best.

Easy to setup and use.

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: We have been extremely happy with how easy it is to setup use and stable. We are also happy with the timely updates and support when needed.

Cons: There is nothing that we don't like about this software. We have been extremely happy with it and will continue to use it.

Ape Calibration Control

Sep 08, 2011
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Ape calibration control is very intuitive. The software includes all features with no need to purchase add-ons. This full featured system offers all the capabilities of larger and more expensive systems without the unnecessary complexity.

New features are added frequently and customer support is second to none.

If you need a calibration program, this is your one stop shop and highly recommended.

Cons: I've not encountered any negatives to date.

Overall: Purchase this software and don't look back.

Useful tool for tracking equipment

Aug 21, 2018
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: The system is easy to use and fully customizable. Filled with features that meet our specific needs. From tracking high level equipment to periodic maintenance, Calibration Control has everything we need to help us with our design controls.

Cons: The GUI could use more polishing. It is often tedious for inputting certain inputs into the system.

Overall: CC has been extremely beneficial to our department.

Great Product and Excellent Support.

Apr 09, 2018
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: Very easy to add devices and keep everyone informed of upcoming due calibrations with the auto notify email option.

Cons: So far I have no complaints for this software, I.T. had it installed on the server the same day and I was adding devices with no training.

Overall: Able to manage over 150 devices and standards. At one time I could do this with excel and my email calendar but as the list grew and our machine shop needed to use more devices to take the required measurements it became very cumbersome to manage the devices. Calibration Control has made it very easy to keep up with the devices again.

One of the best calibration databases I have used!

Apr 11, 2012
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Fast to learn & easy to use.

Great value.

Excellent customer service.

Calibration Control has one huge advantage over many other calibration software packages - it is not just a scheduling program but lets you record data from the actual calibration events!

Cons: None known.

Overall: I highly recommend Calibration Control to anybody looking for an all around solution to schedule devices for calibration and log device history.

Easy to use

Sep 09, 2011
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Easy to use and managing databases is a breeze. We have almost one thousand tools and keeping track of each one of them is easy and painless. Great customer service.

Cons: From update to update have to change some stuff, i.e. we had to change the calibration cycle for all the lost and not in use tools because v. 7 automatically made the tools lost or not in use as calibration due.

Overall: Keep up the good job.

Great Customer Sevice!

Dec 04, 2014
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have never worked with a company that has been so quick and so willing to work with us on issues and custom works that we need with a program. With a lot of questions and help from Bill Shackleford we have made this program work for what we need here at Cal Tech. If for some reason someone needed calibration control software I would recommend this 100%. Great price and easy to use even for the basic user!

This is the first time I have used APE Software.

Jun 08, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is the first time I have used APE Software. After a learning curve and some help from them, the software is very use friendly to use. They like suggest from the user on improvement to the software. They are willing to help you with on any item or change you needed.

So far everything is what is was looking for

Apr 09, 2018
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 software is very easy to use, doesnt take much time to try to figure out. everything is excessible on the main screen saving time to find things.

Cons: honestly it has pretty much everything i was looking for, if i had to come up with a con id say that i wish there were a few more sortable options when i came to printing logs.

THANK YOU!

Sep 08, 2011
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Tech. support is AWSOME. I have all my questions answered and usually within that day. This also works well with keeping track of maintance schedules. Impeccable, thank you.

Cons: I haven't found any.

Overall: I would 110% recommend to everyone who needs to handle gage control.

ACM Machining

Sep 08, 2011
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Easy to use, does not have a bunch of extras that are not needed.

Cost & customer support.

Cons: Some of the lists & filters can be hard to get use to.

Overall: Great for companys that are doing there own calibration.

Also good for tracking outside calibration. Can not beat the cost.

Calibration Control

Apr 23, 2013
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: This software is comprehensive and easy to use. The customer service / support is TOP NOTCH.

Cons: Would like a calibration interval based on usage.

Overall: Calibration Control is priced right and comprehensive. I have found it to be a great value.

Excellent Product At The Pricepoint

Aug 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Straight forward relational data design.

Cons: Some of the documentation needs to be updated to the new screens.

Overall: We migrated out of our old Visual system into the CC SQL Server table with little trouble(Less than 2 weeks to transfer test and go live.) Reporting is easy to modify and expand. So far the only issues have been from things in the old system that were incorrect.

Calibration Software

Sep 12, 2011
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Software is easy to use and provides the needed management reporting and ISO compliance requirements.

Cons: None at this time.

Overall: Highly recommended. Great support by Ape Software.

Lots of maintenance - complicated to get and keep running

Jul 09, 2014
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Title says it all. Not ready for prime time. This is NOT a professional peice of software.