Mar-Kov CMS Review

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Last updated: Aug 23, 2020

Mar-Kov CMS Review

ITQlick rating
(5/5)

Small business, Medium business

Mar-Kov CMS (Chemical Management System) is a set of software modules that helps with the management and improves the efficiency of formulation, process, and batch based manufacturers. The software helps by aut...

  • Categories (4/20):

    • Budgeting & CPM
    • Manufacturing (MRP / MES) Module
    • Inventory Management
    • Inventory Reporting & Analysis

Shlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 23, 2020

What is Mar-Kov CMS Used For?

Mar-Kov CMS (Chemical Management System) is a set of software modules that helps with the management and improves the efficiency of formulation, process, and batch based manufacturers. The software helps by automating most daily routine processes. This allows clients to streamline most of their operations while still keeping within the requirements of HACCP, FDA, and several other regulation requirements.

Mar-Kov Computer Systems has been in the business for the past 25 years. They have headquarters in North York, Ontario.

Average Rating -

The rating of Mar-Kov CMS is 5 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

Mar-Kov CMS targets Small (100 employees) to Large (more than 1000 employees) companies in several industries including the food, chemical, fragrance, pharmaceutical, flavors, OTC, and cosmetics industries. Mar-Kov CMS’s software provides specialized functions for Purchasing and Distribution, Inventory Control, Order Processing, Pre-Weigh, Research, Batching, Quality Control, Quality Analysis, Safety, and Regulatory.

The software also uses bar-coding, wireless, RFID, email and document scanning technologies so that it can produce paperless solutions that can help with making the company achieve the most accuracy for the least amount of effort. Among their most prominent clients includes Johnson & Johnson, Chanel, Actavis, and Sanofi-Aventis.

Features

The main competitors for Markov CMS Software are Chempax and Batchmaster Manufacturing.

Chempax provides enterprise management software for the chemical process manufacturing & distribution sectors. Its core features include financials, CRM, as well as procurement & inventory management. There are also portals for both customers & suppliers to monitor orders & materials requirements as well. Additionally it handles batch & process manufacturing with support for quality control as well as production maintenance & scheduling.

In comparison Markov CMS provides a specialized manufacturing system for the chemicals sector which can be run as a standalone system or integrated with other leading ERP systems. While it provides similar features to the manufacturing module of Chempax, it also provides options for integration to laboratory information systems to monitor material chemical composition & analysis for better recipe management.

Then there is Batchmaster Manufacturing which addresses different sectors that need a batch & process manufacturing solution including the chemicals industry. The product is also web-enabled and provides mobile device access to shop floor engineers to track production processes & update status in real-time. Additionally while the product can be integrated to leading ERP & accounting systems like Markov CMS, it also supports segmented formula based production to ensure finished goods can be packaged and delivered separately rather than in combined shipments.

Markov CMS does not address these features currently but does provide its own inventory management system with wireless device support for tracking & allocation. Additionally the product also has direct interfaces with plant equipment to control the production process and enforce material & process quality standards.

Mar-Kov CMS 5 Pros

  • Prompts the company operator through the weighing process, which can reduce the risk of errors
  • Automatically adjusts calculations to deliver the right quantities for compensation materials and active ingredients
  • Equipment maintenance implements the use of qualified equipment
  • Mar-Kov CMS provides accurate traceability of raw material
  • Provides accurate weighing through electronic enforcement and scale integration

Mar-Kov CMS 2 Cons

  • Can cause confusion with the integration of the inventory system
  • Mar-Kov CMS Software has no available version for mobile devices

Competitors & Alternatives

Among the Mar-Kov CMS’s top competitors includes Batchmaster Manufacturing and Epicor CMS. With Batchmaster Manufacturing, both software programs can be helpful in streamlining the processes of most manufacturing production companies. But Mar-Kov has more in common with Epicor software because they both offer CMS or a Chemical Management System for their clients, and both software programs have features that are custom made for that specific industry.

But the difference is that Mar-Kov CMS provides a lot more in terms of tracking. Mar-Kov CMS has Barcode identification that helps to make sure that only correct materials which have met QC approval are used by the company. The Mar-Kov software also allows for a more efficient weigh and dispense operations, that will increase capacity for the company. 

Mar-Kov CMS Pricing Information

The experts at ITQlick has reviewed Mar-Kov CMS pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 3 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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Mar-Kov CMS Categories

Budgeting & CPM
Manufacturing (MRP / MES) Module
Inventory Management
Inventory Reporting & Analysis
Manufacturing Inventory
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Work Order Management
Manufacturing
Capacity Planning
Chemical Manufacturing
Discrete Manufacturing
Food Service Management

Specifications

Company:
Address: Toronto, ON, Canada
Website:https://www.mar-kov.com/
Customers: Small business, Medium business
Business Area: Cross Business Areas
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

Mar-Kov CMS Features

Inventory Management
Order Processing Management
Sourcing & Procurement
Supplier Management
Warehouse Management
Document Management
Enterprise Resource Planning
Forecasting
Quality Control

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