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About Datapel WMS

Designed for growing business that need improved warehouse and manufacturing functionality. Extends your Xero, MYOB and SMB accounting.

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Justin G.
Managing Director in Australia
Wholesale, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Datapel WMS Review

4 last year

Comments: It has given us the ability to integrate MYOB with a Warehouse Management System.

Pros:

- Easy to use once you understand the system - It gives us the ability to integrate MYOB with a Warehouse Management System. - Integration between cloud based and server based applications.

Cons:

- Unable to have multiple windows open at the same time. Specifically we are unable to access important information such as customer reports, item list and New Sales Order at the same time. - Stock transfers are convoluted, and we are only able to do 1 item at a time. - Special pricing doesn't show the profit margin per line. - When confirming sales or purchases there should be an option to email reports. It would be handy if there was a script to open the email program, not just composing an email that sit in the outbox until the email program is manually opened. - It would be great if there was more specific information on customers. i.e list of lines a customer purchases with the last time they ordered them, last purchase price and product margin; customer gp for the last 3 months - Would be good if it had an integrated email client

Alternatives Considered: 3PL Warehouse Manager

Reasons for Choosing Datapel WMS: We went from a 3pl service provider to having to manage our own stock.

Reasons for Switching to Datapel WMS: For it's ability to integrate with MYOB at a competitive price.

Jodie T.
Business Manager in Australia
Machinery, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Review

3 last year

Comments: We find response to our queries is extremely slow. Queries get passed from one person to another and requires constant follow-up by us to resolve any issues.

Pros:

Easy to raise POs and sales orders. Accurate tracking of inventory

Cons:

Reporting options could be better Very limited features for recording information although we do have an earlier version of Datapel so maybe it has improved

datapel Response

last year

Hi Jodie, Thanks for your review - you are correct - the version you are on is a little old and we are not able to help customers using versions of our system connecting to unsupported Accounting Software - which have been out of cycle for a few years now. We have put through a few requests for your system to be upgraded - but will try contact your team again ASAP to see if we can connect with the right person to get you on the latest and greatest WMS edition. We will be in touch soon...

Sarah H.
Office Administrator in Australia
Wholesale, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Product review

4 last year

Pros:

The ease of Order tracking from start to finish can help advise internal operations of the progress of each order as well as the ability to give customers updates on their order. The integration with accounting software is seamless which saves time on uploading data.

Cons:

New online software can be slower than the desktop version. Support assistance can sometimes be a difficult process and can be lengthy at times.

Nicole S.
Administration/Accounts in Australia
Medical Devices, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Happy Customer

4 7 months ago

Comments: Satisfied customer

Pros:

It's easy to use and enables me to achieve all my warehousing goals and objectives. In the medical field we have to track lot numbers / serial numbers, which is easy to achieve and manage with WMS.

Cons:

There are sometimes software glitches that disrupt the workflow.

Melanie B.
Office Supervisor in Australia
Chemicals, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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Good

5 10 months ago

Comments: Good

Pros:

Easy to use, information easy to find, Sales numbers matched Purchase Numbers which made searching easy.

Cons:

There was no problem with WMS, it served the function we needed it for.

Robin E.
Warehouse Manager in Australia
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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Sincro

5 last year

Comments: It is better now on cloud based and support is better

Pros:

How it is cloud based and accessible anywhere

Cons:

Not being to use your own automatic responses when sending out emails to customers

Daniel M.
Managing Director in Australia
Retail, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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Retail Stock Control

4 last year

Pros:

We appreciated the ability for the package to integrate seamlessly with our MYOB Accounting software.

Cons:

Would be nice if WMS could integrate with our Wordpress online shopping for receiving and processing orders.

Alternatives Considered: MYOB Advanced

Reasons for Choosing Datapel WMS: Act were moving to cloud based, which would dramatically increase costs, and force us to move into Office 365.

Switched From: Act!

Reasons for Switching to Datapel WMS: Initial outlay was less for WMS, and due to direct integration with MYOB Accountright, the learning curve for staff was much less.

Vennesia S.
General Manager in Australia
Food Production, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Easy to use

5 last year

Comments: Team at Datapel always friendly and suportive, responsed quickly.

Pros:

Batch control amendment, transfer betwen bins locations and the easy of work orders

Cons:

The latest update and myob are proving to be more challenging as some aspect changed.

Alternatives Considered: MYOB Business

Reasons for Switching to Datapel WMS: Recommend by [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] from Number Nine Business Services

Adam K.
Director in Australia
Apparel & Fashion, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Strong Inventory Features with eCommerce and Shipping Adapters

5 last year

Comments: Our experience working with Datapel has been absolutely first class, We have been working with them for over 10 years, they continue to add value every year.

Pros:

The Datapel WMS has a really simple to use interface. It handle all our warehouse pick pack and scanning needs with ease. The ability for us to plug in our web stores and mobile sales systems has been fantastic, now we can automate our entire process from order to printing of shipping labels.

Cons:

In reality there is not much at all that we don't like about Datapel WMS Its such a comprehensive WMS and dose its job so well that its the only piece of software that we haven't changed in the last 2 years of our cloud first digital transformation of the business.

Liezel N.
Accounts Administrator in Australia
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Satisfied

5 last year

Pros:

The software is really easy to use and navigate. It has lots of places to retain detail on everything. It is an all in once solution.

Cons:

The only down side is that while invoices and purchases are sent to accounting software it locks other users from ordering, picking and packing. The process is slow but we also realise that there will be room for improvement once we switch to online versions.

Troy L.
General Manager in Australia
Wholesale, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Easy inventory system to use

4 last year

Comments: Initially we had no inventory management and this software is great for that

Pros:

Product is user friendly, has great reporting capabilities and inventory management is spot on.

Cons:

General complaint from my team is the system can be slow. Better CRM integration or capabilities, less reliant on accounting systems for data.

Peter H.
MD in Australia
Wholesale, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Serial Number recording

5 2 years ago

Pros:

The ability to record and recall serial/batch numbers

Cons:

all good no dislikes. it doesn't let me continue without filling in some space, so that is what I am doing now, filling in space

Rachel H.
administration in Australia
Food Production, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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Easy to use Software

4 last year

Pros:

It helped stream line our company processes

Cons:

All the changes that were needed to be made, but this was only early in usage

Maxi B.
Director in Australia
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Datapel WMS Review

4 2 years ago

Comments: The remote service was originally most helpful when we could speak with people online.
Not so easy when this service was suspended and one had to wait for email response.

Pros:

Integration with our business was not as easy as I had hoped. However don't believe we ever had enough training to use all of the features of the program.

Cons:

The integration with myob always created inventory issues. This was because we hadn't correctly moved stock one way or another, once again probably never understanding the correct integration process. Support of the Datapel and Myob provider on a paid basis was essential for us, and I constantly felt like we needed so much more training. This service provider was amazing.

Christopher G.
Managaing Director in Australia
Food & Beverages, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
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Exactly what we needed

5 10 months ago

Comments: Something that i think even suprised Datapel was that when we choose Datapel - we had a two week window to implement - I didnt think they thought this was possible, as software is uniquely adapted to your requirment! They arrived on the day of our first pack off, and be it only in a skeleton fashion - everything worked and we could collect and send the data required! Then over a few months they refined the process to be more automated, Still some work to be done on other areas as we develop our knowledge within using the system.

Pros:

Firstly we needed the easy integration with our Financial system, Secondly we had some unique requirments in terms of capturing and sending all the Xml data of site daily. Thirdly it has the scope for us to expand and utilise more functions interms of MRP. We have a way to go but Datapel have enabled us to use componenets we need now and we are working on establishing a plan to continue on this journey.

Cons:

Dash board is not updating very well and would be nice if i could adapt this to something more meaningfull

Craig M.
CFO in Australia
Wholesale, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Datapel Warehouse management System

4 last year

Comments: The after sales, technical support can be slow to respond

Pros:

It sync's seamlessly with MYOB and has become our source of truth

Cons:

Sometimes the software needs to be customised to function/fit our business process. This can be timely and costly.

Joe H.
Administration in Australia
Food & Beverages, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Datapel WMS Review

4 last year

Pros:

Interface is quite and simple and easy to learn.

Cons:

Difficult to get slight improvements with existing processes. Example in Receiving once you Drill to Source there isn't a check box to change from Ex GST to Inc GST. However this feature is available in Special Pricing in the Sales screen

Paul H.
Manufacturing and Logistics Manager in Australia
Building Materials, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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Very handy and easy to use product - difficult to gain support when the rare issues arise

4 3 months ago

Comments: Gaining support has proven difficult. Need to wait for replies to emails (time-zone differences) and if I call the help-line, I am unable to understand them and feel they cannot understand me - language barriers.

Pros:

Good functionality and simple to use - great for our inventory management

Cons:

Software itself is fine - struggling with Customer support

Angela G.
Accounts in Australia
Wholesale, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Satisfaction with using Datapel is quite high

4 last year

Comments: When we have had issues with the system, as soon as we log a complaint datapel is able to resolve it in a timely and efficient manner. They were always very attentive to our requests and problems. Overall WMS is a great system and have enjoyed using it

Pros:

I found learning this software was quite easy and can be learnt in very short times. I use the reporting features of it and the reports are very useful for what I need to use it as I need to prepare sales reports to my team and the figures are picked up quite well. I like the drill down features on it as well as can get to many features in a couple of searches.

Cons:

Integration is very good with MYOB but we have had a couple of hick ups in the last couple of years but data pel was able to resolve it very quickly when the system was not interfacing with our accounting software

Marie W.
Financial Controller in Australia
Food & Beverages, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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WMS

5 last year

Comments: Inventory control

Pros:

Efficient. Implementation was quite lengthy and long prior to implementation.

Cons:

It can be slow at times and crashes if "asking too much".

Greg H.
Sales Manager in Australia
Retail, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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Datapel WMS Solution for complex Retail Business

5 last year

Comments: Stock visibility was our biggest challenge. We are still learning and our business is quite complex. WMS has enabled us a level of visibility that we have never had before.

Pros:

The ability for the business using WMS to be able to track every piece of stock across multiple sites as well as track both agency and retail quotations and orders. WMS is a solution that saved the organisation from spending a six figure sum for a custom package. It also integrates into our current financial systems as has room to grow as the business grows.

Cons:

There is really nothing I can think of that is missing. Our experience so far has allowed us to add customised features as needed to suit our needs.

Alternatives Considered: MYOB Advanced

Reasons for Choosing Datapel WMS: Lack of support. Cost for customisation and support was excessive.

Switched From: Act!

Reasons for Switching to Datapel WMS: Versatility and price.

Kim hiang P.
Managing Director in Singapore
Wholesale, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great support from implementation to ad hoc assitance required

5 last year

Comments: Good

Pros:

It is easy to use. When we faced problem occasionally, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] from Seasoft is very quick to attend to our needs. Therefore, we faced very little downtime.

Cons:

1) For some transactions, there are discrepancies in the tax amount when they are replicated to MYOB. 2) Sales Reconciliation has to be performed daily to identify the above discrepancies to correct them in MYOB, but the Sales Reconciliation Report "MYOB Invoices NOT reconciled with WMS Sales" takes a long time to complete even when it is just for 1 day sales. 3) Under Stock Adjustment, after the list of items is selected and the quantities and batch numbers have been keyed in, at this point if you want to add another item, you will have to go back to the selection list but in doing so, all the quantities and batch numbers previously entered will be gone. 4) Credit Note: After credit note has been created under "Return Status" before entry of batch number, if you realised that there errors and you want to make any amendments at all, even in just a description like reference number, the area under discount will have strange percentage appearing, even though the total value is correct.

Tyson B.
Accounts Manager in Australia
Warehousing, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Datapel WMS - Great Software

5 last year

Comments: Excellent, great software, great support, great staff

Pros:

The ease of use, great functions for any stock control with loads of modification for all your needs.

Cons:

Some minor tweaks needed after latest upgrade but were addressed and fixed straight away by Datapel Support Team.

David W.
Director in Australia
Chemicals, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Mudex

4 2 years ago

Comments: The experience has been good for most parts there have been time where we have had issues but Datapel has always be able to rectify the issue

Pros:

We researched all products on the market and the WMS is the best fit for a mid size company

Cons:

Not much to say here as there is no other product available for the size company we are.

Terry P.
Managing Director in Australia
Wholesale, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

WMS review

4 last year

Comments: The implementation staff and support staff have been accessible and always there to help. WMS just works well

Pros:

Work flows are easy to follow. there is some flexibility in customisation. works seamlessly with MYOB. stock locations and levels are easily monitored

Cons:

some of the replication to MYOB can be a bit clunky