Chempax 2019 Review

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Last updated: Apr 18, 2019

Chempax Review

ITQlick rating
(4.2/5)

Medium business

Chempax provides ERP solutions for Process Manufacturers and Chemical Distributors. The software addresses core operational needs, industry specific requirements as well as provides a full suite of applications...

  • Categories :

    • ERP
    • Operations
    • Inventory Management

What is Chempax? Updated: Apr 18, 2019

Chempax provides ERP solutions for Process Manufacturers and Chemical Distributors. The software addresses core operational needs, industry specific requirements as well as provides a full suite of applications for warehousing, container tracking and e-business support as well.

Datacor the developer of Chempax was founded in 1981 and is based in Florham Park, New Jersey. Its main goal is to provide practical and efficient business management systems to solve industry specific challenges, raise productivity, and drive profitability of companies based in its two sectors of operations.

Chempax Average Rating -

The rating of Chempax is 4.2 stars. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review

Chempax Typical Customers

Chempax is best suited for the Process Manufacturing and Chemical Distribution industry and addresses such sectors as Lubricant & Water Treatment manufacturers, Textile & Industrial Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Mining & Mineral companies as well as Paints and Adhesive manufacturers to name a few. The solution is scalable for any business size and can be deployed as a web-enabled on-premise solution.

This product is best for companies in the process manufacturing and chemicals industries because Datacor has over thirty years of industry related experience in developing software solutions for these niche sectors. Rather than obtain an ERP which is generic and then needs to incorporate significant modifications to adapt to these industry requirements, companies in these sectors can adopt Chempax which has industry practices and functionality already built in, allowing them to start realizing Return on Investment (ROI) from day one of their operations. This strong industry knowledge and expertise gives customers the added benefit of value added consultancy for both implementation and support to ensure a productive use of the Chempax application within the organization.

Customers for Chempax include Haviland Enterprises, C&L Aqua Professionals, CAM2 International, Tannin Corporation and Superior Oil Company.

Chempax Features

Chempax offers a multi-company and multi-currency solution that is web-based and mobile device friendly for universal access which is needed for 24x7 operations in this sector. In addition there are features for automated alerts & instant messaging, in built regulatory compliance as well as support for wireless device access within warehouses for effective tracking and allocation.

The product allows users to access customers, products & suppliers as well as enterprise level information from a single data dashboard. The dashboard provides options for multi-level queries, enhanced search capabilities, performance monitoring and data analysis to improve operational performance. There are also a range of reports which are available standard within the product.

There is support for industry specific requirements such as Recipe Based Manufacturing, QC & Production Formulas, Certificate of Analysis, Material Resource Planning, Repacking & Drum containers and Finite Capacity & Batch Scheduling. In addition customers have access to unlimited Routing Steps, Cost Analysis & Yield Variances as well as Cradle-to-Grave Lot Tracking & Packaging Formulas. Chempax also supports integration with process control devices such as QC and Laboratory equipment.

The ERP provides features for multi-source purchasing with rebates and price supports, lot tracking, product blending as well as import, export & flexible packaging. Finally there is an option to manage customer interaction and satisfaction through an add-on module for CRM which can be provided as a hosted solution to allow sales and customer service personnel to effectively manage customers.

Chempax 5 Pros

  • Chempax is an ERP specialized for the Process Manufacturing & Chemicals Distribution sector so it incorporates industry best practices and requirements as standard functionality
  • The solution offers a complete Business Continuity solution for Disaster Recovery
  • Chempax supports access via mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets
  • The product has an add on module for CRM to manage customers and allow sales and customer support to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction
  • There is a full suite of hardware and networking services provided with the Chempax solution to ensure all of a company’s requirements can be handled by one company increasing reliability of the solution.

Chempax 2 Cons

  • Chempax does not provide a customer driven customizable interface.
  • There is no provision for a SaaS delivery model in the product if the customer requires.

Chempax Alternatives

Plex Online is a cloud based solution that addresses both discrete and process manufacturing, and can be scaled to all sizes of business. It is focused on the management and automation of the shop floor processes and includes modules for Finance, Customer & Sales Management, Inventory & Production Management, Quality Management as well as Supply Chain Management. Additionally the product allows customers to customize it according to business requirements and is available as a cloud based solution.

Chempax on the other hand does not address the discrete manufacturing sector, and focuses specifically on the requirements for the chemical manufacturing & processing sector unlike Plex Online. While the solution is also scalable for any business size, it is not currently offered as a cloud based solution and is only available as an on premise solution. Additionally Chempax also incorporates industry practices specific to the chemical sector so that manufacturers can begin operations quicker, and with better performance that other more generic ERP vendors.

These ERP vendors include the likes of SAP & Epicor who also provide process manufacturing solutions as well, but it is generally accepted that they do not offer the depth of functionality or industry fit that Chempax offers in the chemical sector. This includes support for Certificate of Analysis, Material Resource Planning, Recipe Based Manufacturing, Quality Control & Production Formulas, as well as Finite Capacity & Batch Scheduling. Additionally Chempax supports integration with a number of industry specific process control devices such as QC and Laboratory equipment. However Chempax does not provide full support for third party software integration.

Chempax Pricing Information

The price depends on the deployment option and it is only available by request

Chempax demo

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Chempax Categories

ERP
Operations
Inventory Management

Specifications

Company:
Address: Florham Park, NJ
Website:Chempax
Customers: Medium business
Business Area: Cross Business Areas
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Operating Systems:

Chempax Features

CRM Integration
Customizable Reporting
ERP Integration
Inventory Optimization
Multi-Language
Order Entry
Purchasing
Quality Control
Stock Inquiries
Warehouse Management
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