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Manufacturing and distribution organizations with annual sales revenue of $100M - $1B

Product Details

Silvon Software is a global provider of business intelligence software solutions for manufacturing and wholesale distribution enterprises. The company's Stratum solution suite enables businesses to plan, analyze and manage operational performance through the use of pre-defined analytic reports, KPI metrics, scorecards, dashboards and performance alerts. The Stratum suite also offers integrated applications for sales planning, demand forecasting and inventory optimization.

Contact Details

Silvon Software

http://www.silvon.com

Founded in 1987

Located in United States

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Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

Stratum Features

Ad Hoc Reports
Benchmarking
Dashboard
Key Performance Indicators
Performance Metrics
Predictive Analytics
Profitability Analysis
Publishing / Sharing
Scorecards
Strategic Planning
Trend / Problem Indicators
Visual Analytics
Ad Hoc Reports
Ad hoc Analysis
Budgeting & Forecasting
Consolidation / Roll-Up
Dashboard
Key Performance Indicators
Predictive Analytics
Qualitative Analysis
Quantitative Analysis
Scorecarding
Strategic Planning

Stratum Reviews

Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5

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Elise S.
Sr Programmer/Analyst (plus Stratum Administrator)
Computer Software, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
February 28, 2017

“Stratum met our reporting requirements... twice”

OverallSilvon was the only vendor that demoed and met our main reporting requirements (twice... initially when acquiring a reporting tool for users on the iSeries and 7 years later when we re-visited our reporting tools for SQL server). We especially needed criteria like "all these but not those". Stratum allowed our users to write and run their own reports, freeing up IT time for projects. The users love the crosstab reporting! Silvon employees are knowledgeable, friendly and caring. The on-line documentation is full of examples and the help videos are great!
ProsWe love the ability to manipulate the criteria. A primary requirement for us for reporting is give me all these (items, customers, etc.) but exclude these few. User lists allow us to do that!
ConsWe definitely needed Silvon's help to get the tool up and running, but they helped us with the extract, load and processing set-up.
Recommendations to other buyersSilvon Software wants you to get the most out of their Stratum software... from conferences to monthly instructional webinars to periodic check-ins by a sales rep to new help videos.
Source: Capterra
February 28, 2017
Frank T.
Inside Sales
Medical Devices, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“Using Stratum for Numbers Review”

OverallStratum is very effective in compiling data and sales numbers for my accounts. I can drill down in many different ways to effectively get the tracings needed to conduct my daily meetings and calls. Sometimes it takes a bit of work to learn how to obtain the information that I am looking for but can always save my progress in order to utilize the report again in the future. I regularly import to Excel in order to manipulate and run totals for my yearly budget.
ProsThe program allows for me to utilize our sales tracings in order to effectively conduct calls and meetings. I can also track my progress and export to Excel in order to prepare for my upcoming days.
ConsDifficult to get some of the more "funneled" reports and may take time to have the numbers needed but can be saved so work is not all lost. This saved report then can be used in the future.
Recommendations to other buyersDo not be afraid to try different drill down activity as it may produce needed value that you were not expecting.
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
Linda S.
Senior Director, IT & Business Intelligence
Food & Beverages, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
February 24, 2017

“Stratum Business Intelligence Software ”

OverallSilvon Software has been providing Business Intelligence software before BI became a buzz word!They provide a robust, scalable solution to deliver business insights against any data set.
ProsI'd have to say that I like the flexibility of the software the most. Insight to Sales, Inventory, Production, Receivables, Payables, General Ledger etc. can be gained by importing data from these applications into Stratum. The software handles 100+ concurrent users.
ConsI frequently export to MS Office tools for better graphics and annotation capability.
Source: Capterra
February 24, 2017
Gary W.
Demand Planning Manager
Consumer Goods, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2017

“Candle-lite Demand Planning Manager”

OverallOverall, I find Stratum easy to use and exceptional to use as I review data at several levels. However, I struggle with the use of filters. As I drill down to several levels , it still pulls all original data in the fields instead of narrowing the list. I would like to see the filter function replicate the functionality of Excel.
ProsAbility to drill to several levels and change the hierarchy of the fields.
ConsThe filter and search functions is not user friendly. As I drill down to a certain level, I expect to use the filter and only see values that are in the field I pick. Instead, I see all original values . I would to see the filter function perform similar to Excel.
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2017
Sarah W.
Financial Analyst
Warehousing, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“Silvon is a Helpful Tool”

OverallI am a financial analyst and monitor sales and GP daily for our business. Without Silvon my job would be very difficult to do efficiently. I have seen the capabilities of competitive software and I am very pleased that we have Silvon. Silvon is one of the most useful and user friendly tools on the market, I highly recommend it.
ProsUser friendliness, ability to build custom views on the fly and regoranize data quickly. This allows my team to get down to identify problem areas of the business.
ConsWould like a multi sorting ability for columns like excel has.
Recommendations to other buyersAllows people to become very efficient in their role, and helps communicate points based on data.
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
Mike J.
Sales Analyst
Building Materials, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“Sales Reporting at your fingertips!”

OverallStratum is a good sales reporting tool and very easy to use. The issue at year end when the tool has January data and you want previous months data, the filters have been corrected to display the data. Previously you would have to set up two reports and have the filters set by year and months. Thank you!
ProsEasy to use
ConsDoesn't have data visualization or an impact tool.
Recommendations to other buyersBuilding an impact tool. So if I wanted to increase price on a certain product or customer what is the impact in gross sales and margins?
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
Joseph S.
Commercial Excellence Manager
Oil & Energy, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“Excellent customer service / OK software”

OverallCustomer service on Stratum is top-notch. Questions and service issues are addressed quickly. The software absolutely does what it says it will do. The cons are primarily around some of the difficulties of building reports. It is impossible to copy and paste a measure item so it is more labor intensive than it seems like it needs to be to build and alter reports. This is especially bad at the beginning of the year when reports need to be changed. Overall, I give Stratum 4/5 stars because I am happy with the support and the way the program operates other than the report building.
ProsService
ConsReport building
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
Michael J.
Manger, IT
Medical Devices, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“Long-Time and Very Satisfied Stratum Users”

OverallWe have been using Stratum in its various iterations since the 1990's. Each new version and release has been am improvement of a very fine product. Their support and service rank amoong the highest I have ever dealt with in over 35 years. You can't go wrong by selecting Silvon Software and Stratum.
ProsVery powerful and flexible
ConsSlightly complex
Recommendations to other buyersSupport and service are over the top.
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
Lupe C.
Sr. Sales and Marketing Analyst
Paper & Forest Products, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
January 25, 2017

“Stratum Viewer Survey”

OverallI personally love Stratum, and especially Viewer, because of the flexibility setting up reports and its quick response time. the ability to slice and dice the data is endless. The business considers it a very powerful too. For me, I would like to see two areas changed if possible. The node concept on the attributes is difficult to train on, and adds steps to every filter. If they were designed more like the measures where you can edit them without opening them up to the 2nd node would be wonderful. Also the verbiage used within the software sometimes isn't very user friendly. Terms such as member list, edit attribute relationships caption expression and format string are not terms that are readily understood or received by new users. I still love it!
ProsThe flexibility of drilling down from year to months, and then back up. Also the ability to drill down on unlimited attributes. Ability to budget within the tool and at any level. The pre-built Stratum expressions in Viewer. The flexibility of inter-changing rows and columns. the ease of creating/applying conditional filters.
ConsThe node concept of attributes, the limitation of pick up fields, the export at size 13 font, the fact that the filters don't export out with the report, the difficulty of adding budget where no history exists,
Source: Capterra
January 25, 2017
Mark B.
Business Analyst
Automotive, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2017

“Silvon Viewer Review”

OverallTitan has been a customer of Silvon for 20+ years and still with them because of value for the money. Recently working on moving the solution into a hosting situation to better reflect today's business requirements.
ProsEase of use
Consnot real time data
Recommendations to other buyersManaged Services has not been as high of value as it has been in past years
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2017
Stephen L.
financial analyst
Building Materials, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2017

“Using Stratum for Financial reporting & analysis”

OverallI find Stratum a useful tool for month-end reporting of sales results and analysis by customers and channels. Even though Stratum was initially bought by our Sales organization for their use, our finance organization is able to use Stratum by tailoring data views that enable us to understand the drivers of our monthly sales including customer pricing. Even though stratum has graphing capabilities, due to our internal presentation requirments we download stratum data to Excel and create our graphs using Excel.
ProsEase of use in creating views and downloading to Excel
ConsDifficulty in using existing views as the year rolls-over to new year. Many existing views do not allow editing to change the year.
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2017
Mark G.
Food & Beverages, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 27, 2014

“Our experience with the Silvon Product”

ProsI like the fact that the software has grown with the industry and is the outcome of the company listening to it's customers. Silvon has done a good job staying knowledgeable about many niche industries including the fffood industry. They treat their customers like a partner. I always enjoy sharing our challenges and vision for the software and feel their team wants to hear our opinion. The Silvon software has been a great fit for us as we liked the versatility of the software (integration options, calculated fields, virtual dimensions, etc.). The access speed of the cube reporting has been a huge improvement for us as we transitioned from the thick client application.
ConsSometimes the software can be challenging to maintain (from the administration side). We are used to supporting our own software, but have looked to Silvon to help us maintain this area.
Recommendations to other buyersTalk to some of the Silvon customers in your industry and size that might be using this software. Have a good understanding of what your reporting needs are before looking for a product. Don't get too swayed by dashboard systems. The data feeds are as important, if not more important.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 27, 2014
Derek P.
Merchandising and Planning Analyst
Consumer Goods, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2017

“Stratum Review”

OverallStratum consistently meets our needs and when it does not the issue is quickly resolved. It is an easy platform to learn and teach.
Prosease of use, multiple selections
ConsThe loading time but it is standard with comparable platforms.
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2017
Matthew A.
Purchasing Analyst
Consumer Goods, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“A great analytic software”

OverallI love all the features of silvon reports. I use this software every single day in my work...the only thing that this reporting software really needs is an undo button because sometimes when building a report if you click something you didn't mean to you have to start over in the report.
ProsGreat reporting, nice graphs, easy to use
ConsNo Undo button
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
Alicia B.
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
3.5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 12, 2014

“Powerful tool for data extraction”

ProsSilvon is great for getting reports on demand quickly using company data that in the past had to be handled via pivot tables. Once a view is set up, even the least tech-savvy user can get the information they need in the click of a button. Their folks are attentive and have many ongoing training opportunities for the casual to advanced user.
ConsMy only real complaint is that the formatting component (Planner) does not come standard and is an add-on for an additional fee. As my company did not want to invest in this fee for every user, most everything that comes out of Silvon has to be reformatted in Excel which kills a lot of the time-saving aspect of one button reporting. The coding used is also somewhat convoluted if you're not a programmer.
Recommendations to other buyersKnow what your software needs are prior to purchasing this product or you may find yourself getting nickel and dimed over extras or frustrated at the amount of hard coding that will be needed to manipulate your report results.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 12, 2014
Nick P.
JDE Developer
Wholesale, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2017

“Good bang for your buck”

OverallThe software was setup easily with great support from the company, and managing the software takes a little more work than we thought. However it comes with great features and functions that more than meet our expectations. I would recommend the software but keep in mind it will require a lot of training for the users.
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2017
Nicholas P.
Developer
Paper & Forest Products, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
5/10
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“Stratum Review”

OverallSilvon was great with the setup and training of the software, only issue we have is it does take alot of training for end users to be able to use to its full potential.
ProsThe ability to dive in to the data
ConsRequire a strong knowledge of the data
Recommendations to other buyersOffer an online training option
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
Keith H.
Sr. Software Development Analyst
Consumer Goods, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: Capterra
January 23, 2017

“Gives us what we need”

OverallStratum.Viewer provides the data analysis tools that our business needs to run successfully. Most users are happy with the product, and our user base is constantly growing.
ProsNo software loads on PCs
ConsAmount of time to reload cube
Source: Capterra
January 23, 2017
Karen C.
Network Systems Administrator
Pharmaceuticals, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“Stratum Review”

OverallStratum is a wonderful easy tool to use! All the information you need with a few clicks. Great graphs and pie charts.
ProsEasy of use.
ConsNothing to report.
Recommendations to other buyersInvest in it!
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
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Debolina N.
Oversight Data Manager
Pharmaceuticals, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 5, 2018

“Great Data Analysis Tool”

ProsWe use this for our Supply Chain Analysis and it has been just great. Its very easy to merge data from different sources and get data modelling done.
ConsThere aren't any cons for this application. It's simple and very userfriendly
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 5, 2018
John K.
Food & Beverages, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
3.5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 28, 2014

“Great tool as long as you don't need too much detail.”

ProsThe software is relatively intuitive. Learning and mastering it doesn't take an excessive amount of time. Changing how you are viewing and sorting data is easy to manipulate.
ConsIt doesn't seem that it is designed to go from a top-level view drilled through to a detailed view. Also, multiple calculated formulas can really slow down or freeze the view you are looking at.
Recommendations to other buyersEvaluate what you are going to need it for. Our sales people tend to want to see sales history without a lot of analysis. This is perfect for that. Our sales management likes to see the sales data with additional analysis on it. This can become an issue with drilling to the level they need and include calculations.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 28, 2014
Thomas W.
Food & Beverages, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3.5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4.5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 27, 2014

“Lactalis American Group - Stratum Review”

ProsIt's versatile and is easy to learn and use for most individuals, but some find it difficult. They offer continual application improvements available from year to year. They have outstanding support and responsiveness and offer exceptional training materials and audio/video tutorials.
ConsI dislike the inability to freeze column headings on multi-page views.
Recommendations to other buyersLet the users test drive the application before making the final decision. They need to embrace the application and become self-sufficient in its use. Otherwise, your IT department and/or power users will be forced to support the entire user community.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 27, 2014
Michelle H.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2017

“Stratum Viewer makes budgeting easy”

OverallStratum Viewer is easy to learn and the views are endless. We use Stratum Viewer for our annual budgeting process. Budgets can be entered at various levels (product, group of products, customer, territory, by month, etc). Users can quickly build views to allow this. Data can be uploaded from Miscrosoft Excel in seconds, literally. It takes additional preparation time to enter a budget for a product for which no budget history exists (new item). Conversations with Stratum IT suport helped us bridge that gap.
Prosease of use, easy to manipulate, simple to understand
Consentering budget for items for which no history exists
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2017
Kathy C.
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 27, 2014

“Silvon Product review for our company”

ProsThis product gives us the ability to look at our data company-wide/multiple locations in an accurate and convenient way. I like to initially see the overall picture then like the ease of going in for more detail. The support for issues and training are top of the line
ConsThe only thing I can say on this is it is not the product or vendor that i might have an issue with, but the use of all it has to offer that we as a company are not taking advantage of.
Recommendations to other buyersDefinitely give this software a look as it would be great for any type of business.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 27, 2014
Steve P.
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3.5/5
Customer Service
3.5/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 31, 2014

“Stratum by Silvon - Dependable Sales Data and Insights Delivery”

ProsI like the reliability. It's easy to build ad-hoc views on the fly. I also like the ability to select different time buckets for different columns on any report. Stratum always works with you as a partner
ConsStratum interface is showing its age. There is an opportunity to modernize. Services such as SSRS and PowerPivot enable nice cosmetic enhancements to view Stratum data. I'd like to see improved product support team's depth of product knowledge.
Recommendations to other buyersAttain references from current customers. Evaluate total cost of ownership.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 31, 2014
Anand C.
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 28, 2014

“Stratum Demand Planning”

ProsThe Stratum Viewer application is we- based and visually appealing to an end-user. Our end-users seem to love it. From an IT standpoint, we are thoroughly appreciative of the consulting support we received to implement the project within an aggressive timeline. They are seasoned and responsive professionals.
ConsI wish the planner application was web-based as well.
Recommendations to other buyersFor a planning application, user adoption is key. User adoption in a large part is driven by ease of use and visual appeal, areas in which the Stratum product excels.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 28, 2014
Will M.
Retail, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4.5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 28, 2014

“Stratum Viewer at Follett ”

ProsI like its close tie to the iSeries Data Warehouse and the expanded functions over IDEAS that it offers. It also ties closely into Excel and scheduling abilities.
ConsThe daily update cycle is lengthy. This could be a reflection of our data, but it is a constant irritant with the users. Some views are run long, but this could be our data and the analyses the planners are doing.
Recommendations to other buyersTalk with references and put a large amount of upfront time into sizing the servers involved. This caused a fair amount of discontent until we got the sizing and infrastructure right.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 28, 2014
Jose B.
IT support
Wholesale, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“Great Product”

OverallMany of my end users are enjoying the power of information on their tips. In the past they had to wait for IT department to create reports and now they have the ability to create their own
ProsAbility for users to create their own reports
ConsA bit difficult to create some templates
Recommendations to other buyersCreate tutorials for first time users, advanced classes for power users
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
DS K.
Management Executive
Biotechnology, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
July 18, 2019

“Very good”

ProsIt is a flexible supply chain management software. Inventory, manufacturing, business can be tracked completely.
ConsMay take time to become an expert but it depends on the individual.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
July 18, 2019
Michael M.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
February 27, 2017

“Best value BI tool on the market”

OverallThis system was a straight forward and easy implementation and has been an invaluable tool to our sales and finance teams. It remains low maintenance and is an easy system to train and on-board users to.
ProsEase of implementation and use. Extremely cost effective solution
ConsWould like for some basic visual dashboard and charting functionality to be built in.
Recommendations to other buyersIf you are looking for a straight forward, cost effective data analysis tool, Stratum should be at the top of your list for consideration.
Source: Capterra
February 27, 2017
Mike F.
Logistics and Supply Chain, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 27, 2014

“Del Papa Stratum”

ProsOnce learned, the product can provide the kind of reporting needed and functions without fail. As I state below, there is a fairly steep learning curve.
ConsThere is a fairly steep learning curve to get to a point where it is easy to use and can be frustrating for the new user.
Recommendations to other buyersGet a copy and try it. If the product is good and the salesman has confidence in it, they will let you try it so you can get a good evaluation. Nothing is better than hands on.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 27, 2014
Sue Z.
Project Coordinator
Wholesale, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
5/10
Source: Capterra
February 28, 2017

“Reporting Tool review”

OverallLatest version is okay. Not quite as intuitive as the previous version. Don't care for the way info now diaplays when the report is run.
ProsDisplay of various report dimensions
ConsDisplay of information after query/report is run.
Source: Capterra
February 28, 2017
Renata M.
Food & Beverages, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
2.5/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Customer Service
2.5/5
Features
2.5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
5/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 13, 2014

“To be or not to be: Silvon limits or Admin malfunction?”

ProsI like that you can splice and dice data and look at it various ways. If the report set up is done, you can access it quickly at a moments notice in near real time, within a days worth of updates.
ConsMy least favorite aspect of the program is that it does not inform you when you are outside of your authorized limits and cannot perform a function. It needs something else. It just lets you spin and try until you give up or determine it is not in the cards. It's a waste of time and disincentive to exploration. In fairness to Silvon, it it is hard to determine where Silvon's limitations are vs those dictated by administrators.
Recommendations to other buyersSilvon training of those purchaser staffers who will build the house constructs of the program should espouse use of logical abbreviations so that paper and time and finger resources are preserved.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 13, 2014
Bernie C.
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 12, 2014

“Stratum is very easy to use”

ProsI like the ease of use and speed of retrieving information. It is very easy to filter monthly and annual information as well.
ConsThe view finder is difficult at times. I find getting the correct information loaded is a little difficult.
Recommendations to other buyersWe have people in office who are experts using this software. When I run into problems, I ask them for help.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 12, 2014
Michael F.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“Great Data and Business Intelligence Tool”

OverallI've been a Stratum user for 5 years. Not only is the software package easy to use, the Stratum support team is always quick to help whether it is a simple question or an advanced syntax formula that is needed. The Stratum team is always working on updates and really strives to know how the customer is using the tool, in order to make improvements.
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
Scott L.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“Empower Your Users”

OverallStratum Viewer is a web based Business Intelligence tool for users to easily slice and dice and analyze your companies data. Its a nice tool but lacks some of todays more common features like creating robust visual dashboards, creating data marts on the fly from multiple data sources, and providing full support on mobile devices.
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
Jennifer K.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“Quick Response / Lacking Documentation”

OverallWe do receive a quick response on our submitted questions and request for help. Documentation is severely lacking. There should be some technical documentation that's easy to use and to help explain setup and basic functionality. How do the files relate to the tables you create, etc.
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
Jason C.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Source: Capterra
February 25, 2017

“Managing Director”

OverallWith the Stratum software, I can easily create standing reports that I use on a daily basis. However, more importantly, Stratum allows me to create ad hoc reports effortlessly to dig into individual questions that come up on a daily basis.
Source: Capterra
February 25, 2017
Britney W.
Food & Beverages, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 11, 2014

“Software Review”

ProsIt helps out with daily work activities. It's easy to navigate through simple tasks.
ConsAt this time I have no complaints about the difficulty using the program.
Recommendations to other buyersIt is easy to navigate to complete the daily necessary duties.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 11, 2014
Ann Z.
Food & Beverages, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
3.5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3.5/5
Features
3.5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 4, 2014

“Silvon review ”

ProsI like the ability to pull specific data on the information needed.
ConsIt was difficult to create reports from beginning.
Recommendations to other buyersThis is a very useful tool to assist with reports and to reflect on a year's movement of inventory.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 4, 2014
Sandra J.
Food & Beverages, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4.5/5
Ease of Use
3.5/5
Customer Service
3.5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 3, 2014

“Sales Reporting Tool”

ProsSilvon provides a great way to pull and manipulate vast amounts of data.
ConsIt's difficult to get the hang of in the beginning. After a while, it's a bit easier.
Recommendations to other buyersTake your time to really learn what Silvon can do for you.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 3, 2014
Meghan R.
Food & Beverages, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
3.5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
2.5/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 17, 2014

“Silvon review”

ProsYou can do so much with the software.
ConsI wish there was better training on how to use it. I don't know if that would be more of an issue with my employer, or Silvon.
Recommendations to other buyersI recommend a better training program. Especially for those just starting out.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 17, 2014
Joan S.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“Stratum review 2016 usage year”

OverallOnce I used the program for a while, it became more intuitive. It does lack user friendly copy/paste functions, as well as ease in renaming a file. I still have figured out how to rename an existing file.
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
Jonathan B.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“Great Business Tool”

OverallOur sales staff loves the software and the reports they can generate. They use this day in and day out to run reports on sales data as well as running trends for determining input products to purchase.
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
Jeff C.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“Great viewer for accessing data”

OverallOverall, the Stratum Viewer has great versatility for digesting large amounts of data. The multi-dimensional nature of the software makes it an efficient tool.
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
Sabari D.
Quality Controller
Food Production, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
July 13, 2019

“Complete”

ProsA software suitable for manufacturing and wholesale distribution. The software is very flexible. Can track complete supply chain starting from inventory, production, sales, accounts etc.
ConsIt will take time in the beginning to become an expert, nothing big flaw.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
July 13, 2019
Adrian H.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2017

“Functional product but lacks in support”

OverallI manage the back end Silvon's Stratum products for my company. While the use and set up are fairly simple, trying to get information from their customer support at times can be like pulling teeth. Getting answers to my issues that turn out to be rather simple solutions often take a day or two of back and forth emails until they finally give me a solution. The lack of troubleshooting help on their website and having to go through emails further pushes this inconvenience.
Source: Capterra
February 1, 2017
Adam T.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017

“A reasonably simple tool”

OverallStratum is a relatively easy to use database that helps slice and dice data. Many different ways to view data help with business decisions.
Source: Capterra
January 20, 2017
Tammy C.
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
2.5/5
Customer Service
2.5/5
Features
3.5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 21, 2014

“Silvon Feedback”

ProsI like the ability to compile very large groups of data into one useable report.
ConsI would like to be able to manipulate the data a little more. Some of the formatting available limits the views that I create.
Recommendations to other buyersKnow what it is you are looking to pull from Silvon and the formatting you need. Ensure that this program can meet though needs.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 21, 2014
Lilia M.
Food & Beverages, Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
2.5/5
Ease of Use
1.5/5
Customer Service
3.5/5
Features
2/5
Likelihood to Recommend
5/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 21, 2014

“2015 Sylvon Servey”

ProsOnce you build a report, your view data is automatically updated and there is no need to rebuild your report.
ConsThe formulas are a bit complicated. I would like to see more improvements to the view set up. Freeze panes would be helpful.
Recommendations to other buyersMake sure you understand what you need and review if this software will meet your expectations.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 21, 2014