Chempax

4 / 5 30 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

We serve process manufacturers and chemical distributors in the adhesive & sealants, lubricants, paints & coatings, water treatment, fine & specialty chemicals, and janitorial & sanitation industries.


Average Ratings

30 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $4,000.00/one-time/user
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Datacor
  • www.datacor.com
  • Founded 1981
  • United States

About Chempax

Chempax is a complete ERP solution specifically written and developed for the process manufacturing industry and chemical distribution. It integrates your entire business environment by linking people, procedures and departments across your operation. Chempax enhances the flow of information between your sales force, customer service, management, warehouse, shipping, accounting, planning, quality control, purchasing, regulatory compliance and production.


Chempax Features

  • Certificates of Analysis
  • Chemical Process Simulation
  • Inventory Management
  • ISO Management
  • Particle Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Samples Tracking
  • Traceability
  • Uncertainty Analysis

Chempax Reviews

Review of Datacor Chempax

Nov 09, 2016
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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Comments: Datacor Chempax is very user-friendly and provides you with the ablity to customize the layout to best fit your work scene. You can easily navigate between the menus.

Pros: Easy to use. User interface is amazing.

Cons: Needs you get new license when you subscribe for anything new.

Review of Datacor Chempax

Nov 08, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great software. Flexible. Can create automatic reports and queries ant the update will not cause them to stop working. Tech support team knows their product. Designed for both small and large companies. User Interface is amazing. Faster than SAP.

from costing to material managment

Aug 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: it's versatility of programming that can be custom tailored to your needs

Cons: so many options ! Learning them all can be difficult

Recommendations to other buyers: Use it and learn ! ... look around at all the options and you will learn daily !

Okay Product

Aug 31, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: Once you know how to navigate through Chempax it's a very useful product. It's capable of holding a wide variety of useful information.

Cons: I do not like how you have to go into different transactions in order to print the sales order, bill of lading and work order. It would be much easier if we could print these from one place.

Recommendations to other buyers: Before reviewing this product make sure you have used it for at least a month.

Multiple Terminal User

Aug 27, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I am able to export excel sheets from the Enterprise task

Cons: The program is slow when you run multiple windows representing different companies/terminals

Recommendations to other buyers: Making the multiple windows into one and separating them into tabs

Chempax is all you need

Aug 27, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like the ease of use, user interface, and fluidity of the program

Cons: What is not to like? Everything about Chempax will have you speechless. Push this program to its limits, and it will still fight for more.

Recommendations to other buyers: There is other software like this? I'm sure it doesn't come close. Chempax is King.

How I feel about Chempax

Aug 27, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: What I like best about this product is that it is user friendly with easily accessible menus

Cons: What I like least about this product is the fact that you have to purchase new licensing every time you add a new feature

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure to review this product to make sure it is a good fit for your industry style of work

Chempax is the way to go.

Aug 26, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It is convenience to use with little errors. It is not as slow as SAP, which is great.

Cons: Sometimes, there's error with printing out the BOL and COA. This is what I don't like about this product.

Recommendations to other buyers: I haven't been exposed to many different software. So, I don't have any recommendations.

Chempax review

Aug 26, 2015
3/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like that when something is wrong Chempax most likely can tell and not let you proceed.

Cons: the reason why i least like this product is because i have a lot of inter company transactions going on and i am constantly getting run time errors and when i need to run a report the system hangs up and refreezes on me.

Recommendations to other buyers: try to get this software set up to access inter-company transactions.

Many features to complete job duties.

Aug 26, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The option of copying an order - saves time when processing multiple orders with the some of the same information.

Cons: You can't duplicate more than once - if you could have the opportunity to choose more than one it would save even more time.

Recommendations to other buyers: There are so many functions and features that I learn daily in Chempax which are all beneficial to my job duties.

Chempax is Leading the way

Aug 26, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Chempax is very fluid with the way it flows with a solid infrastructure

Cons: No complaints in this department, everything here works great

Recommendations to other buyers: This is the software to have. No issues, and even with a ton of work actions hitting, solid execution in Chempax

I am an end user who looks at data reporting only.

Aug 26, 2015
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The software seems to cover all needed aspects of Chemical Distribution.

Cons: The reporting is a little difficult to manipulate. The data set up is vital as the reporting results are very touchy and will report incorrect results if you work outside of how you set up the data model.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you have a smaller operation, this is perfect to run your chemical distribution business.

Review for Chempax Software

Aug 26, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: This software is very user-friendly and able to customize the layout to best fit your work scene. It is very helpful to navigate through the software.

Cons: When choosing between the Main Menu tabs, the windows will minimize automatically. This makes progress difficult when we have to reopen window to use each time. It would be very helpful to choose if we want to add our own comments to keep on the side task bar. (For example, if i wanted to leave a "post it" or "comment" in Chempax to remind me to create sales orders once the allocation is complete.) This will be nice to pin the comments in the background of the main screen, or to pin it to the side with the calendar view,remarks,...etc.

Recommendations to other buyers: It would be very helpful to choose if we want to add our own comments to keep on the side task bar. (For example, if i wanted to leave a "post it" or "comment" in Chempax to remind me to create sales orders once the allocation is complete.) This will be nice to pin the comments in the background of the main screen, or to pin it to the side with the calendar view,remarks,...etc.

Third Coast Terminals Perks

Aug 26, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This product is very useful in the chemical industry. We enter everything in it from when the order comes in and helps all the way until the product is gone. We can use this product for inventory, accounting, and many other purposes. This system also helps us with our end of month inventory and our customers love it.

Cons: For someone who has never used this product ever could be a little confused in the beginning but with practice, it gets easier. This product is very useful and helps locate information you need to be successful.

Recommendations to other buyers: See if what this product offers is right for what you need.

Need a lot of changes made when it comes to inventory reporting.

Aug 26, 2015
4/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
2.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Easy access to communicate changes needed for the type of business we do

Cons: Rather small or big they nickle and dime you for any changes you made need to better your use of the system

Recommendations to other buyers: The system is user friendly and makes it easy to train employees

Chempax review

Aug 26, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: there's extremely easy access and very accurate data, and the follow up to details and questions seems to be very professional and timely

Cons: the sales reports are a bit limited. It's difficult to compare year on year sales statistics. It's available to do, but not easy.

Recommendations to other buyers: chempax is helpful, be certain to clearly define your requirements on the sales reports, so that you have all the information and data you require at your disposal

Quick and User Friendly

Aug 26, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The layout is very user friendly and very quickly adaptable to ones company

Cons: Would definetly would like to be able to use more shortcuts

Recommendations to other buyers: I have worked with different software in the past and this is one of the easiest to use

Chempax and me

Aug 26, 2015
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: What I do like about chempax is that it is User friendly and can easily navigate between menus

Cons: What I liked least about chempax was The constant need for new user licensing anytime we as a company needed an extra feature

Recommendations to other buyers: Research product and make sure it is a good fit for your industry type of work

User Friendly

Aug 26, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: There are several ways to search for information. For the most part it seems to help out with day to day operations of our company.

Cons: It would be helpful if they could have different perimeters for different users.

Recommendations to other buyers: There are several ways to search for information. For the most part it seems to help out with day to day operations of our company.

my chempax review

Aug 26, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Even for somebody with just basic computer knowledge it is pretty simple and easy to use.

Cons: When you input some info by mistake such as the wrong date you cannot automatically delete the entry. It just stays there until an administrator fixes it.

Recommendations to other buyers: Evaluate the ease of use on people not highly experienced with computers to get an honest take on how fast somebody can pick up on using it.

I only use Chempax to print barcodes for the different products.

Aug 26, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like how when printing barcodes that you can send multiply Batch Tickets through at one time and it prints them all with ease and doesn't get overloaded.

Cons: The only thing that I don't particularly like about Chempax is when you are printing Barcodes and only need 1 barcode, lets say for instance barcode number 320 that you don't have an option to only chose barcode 320, it still wants to print barcodes 320-1.

Recommendations to other buyers: Since all I use Chempax for is for doing barcodes I would recommend it if you are needing to use this software for barcoding your products. It is easy and simple to learn!

USER FRIENDLY

Aug 26, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This program is very easy to learn and highly adaptable to your business. If you need to add or take away from it the help department will definitely help you.

Cons: when I first started using CHEMPAX it was an older version but since I have upgraded I like the newest version.

Recommendations to other buyers: Very professional program for your employee to learn and love to use.

More Than Sufficient for our business needs.

Aug 26, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Program uses full integration of concurrent systems within our organization. Speedy and accurate help in resolving issues.

Cons: Industry specific tasks not generated by program. Need for new User licensing.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure to get proper fitment prior to launch of system.

Datacor Chempax has made my job so much easier.

Aug 26, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: What makes chempax really good is their willingness to make adjustments to the software as needed and their availability when there are issues.

Cons: One of my job functions is to create reports in Crystal and I wish Datacor had a training class for doing that. I have taken generic classes for Crystal, but that does not help in the understanding of Chempax's database structure.

Recommendations to other buyers: Apply updates to a test area/program before applying them to your "live" software. This will allow you to address any problems with functionality and reports in a safe place first.

User friendly

Aug 24, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: What I like most about Chempax is the AP module because it is very user friendly. I never had any issue contacting Datacor if I encounter any difficulty on Chempax.

Cons: The only thing I don't like about Chempax is their detail reports on the GL module because there is not too much space on the comments column. The only thing I don't like about Datacor is that their customer service has eastern time hours.

Recommendations to other buyers: I noticed that this software is forgiving if you make a mistake, any entry can always be fixed.

Great Software and easy to learn!

Aug 14, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's easy to learn and self explanatory. However, I wish there was a manual or classes my staff and I could set up for training.

Cons: When searching lots numbers (batches), I would like to see which lot is located to each order in the "Products" tab (near enterprise).

Recommendations to other buyers: I love the software and it was really easy to learn. However, there are some glitches I've come across when pulling reports. Also, in IC5 it doesn't show us what's allocated. When using OE 5.2 it also doesn't show me what lots are allocated in the system (Ex: Creating an order in OE 1 and allocating lots, those lots will not show allocated in OE 5.1).

Have used this software for awhile now and makes my job alot simpler.

Aug 14, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: this software is very forgiving. Mistakes are easy to correct where with our previous software, not easy and very confusing. We have very good response to any questions about the software and help is there when we need it.

Cons: There are some issues being talked about....and I believe these will be discussed at the next conference. I do accounts payable and I don't have any issues, other departments may have some with the work they do.

Recommendations to other buyers: Communication. Every job is different so it's hard to give a specific evaluation, I just know we had a lot of meeting when installing this software to work every detail out. Also there is a yearly conference that is attended to learn about any updates, very helpful.

Very Good ERP software that is easy to work with.

Aug 12, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It is very easy to get modifications done to suit the way you do business. If you have good knowledge about Access Databases then it is very easy to add things to the system without having to use the vendor. There is a yearly conference with open forums and training classes, where Datacor teach how to make changes to the software and also listen to the customers requests for features. Updates and added features are released on almost a weekly basis.

Cons: The licenses are expensive and managing licenses are done per machine and not per user.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are in manufacturing, especially chemical or lubricants then this is a great solution.

The Best ERP system for Chemical Industry Companies

Aug 20, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The product is a completely comprehensive product. It runs every aspect of your business except payroll. Datacor listens to their customers and is constantly enhancing the software.

Cons: I have absolutely nothing negative to say about the product or the vendor.

Recommendations to other buyers: When looking at other ERP systems, compare all the available functions, then look at the pricing. Chempax has all the functions necessary to run your business at the most reasonable price in the market place.

Chempax VB Review of ERP Software

May 14, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Great software. Flexable. Can create your own reports and queries without any fears that the next release will cause them to stop working. Tech support group knows their product.

Cons: None to speak of.

Overall: Best ERP software for the price. Designed for both small and large companies.