Genius ERP

Enterprise resource planning for SME custom manufacturers

About Genius ERP

Genius ERP by Genius Solutions is an all-in-one, enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small and medium custom manufacturers with features for managing inventory, projects, customers, employees, production processes, vendors, accounts, and more. The cloud-based tool is specifically designed for manufacturers handling make-to-order, engineer-to-order, custom-to-order and assemble-to-order projects within industries including machinery, transportation, food production, and more.

With the aim of helping businesses to manage and automate their manufacturing processes, Genius ERP facilitates project, customer, employee, and vendor management. The project management features within Genius ERP allow users to plan labor capacity, set and track goals, generate estimates, schedule tasks, track time, and more. Tools for quoting, estimating, invoicing, and shipping aid with managing vendors and customers, and real-time work orders and progress tracking allow businesses to keep their customers in the loop at all times. Automatic inventory tracking ensures that businesses can keep track of materials in real time, and alerts can be triggered for potential stock shortages, meaning users can carry out reorders and make price inquiries to vendors.

Genius ERP also offers tools for transforming CAD designs into bills of materials and requests for quotations in order to automate engineering processes and reduce data entry errors. The system also includes measures for quality control through automatic non-conformance reports and corrective action input and assignment. The Genius ERP production planning tools facilitate task scheduling based on capacity and other relevant metrics, prioritizing of workloads vs capacity, real-time monitoring of work-order completion, expense tracking for jobs, and more. Finances can be managed within Genius ERP with real-time, synchronous data entry for accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, and banking management.


Key benefits of Genius ERP

  • Use the Genius ERP REST API to integrate with third party applications and websites, and carry out custom development in order to share real-time information with end users.

  • Transform CAD designs to bills of materials and requests for quotations with the CAD2BOM tool which integrates with SolidWorks and Inventor to produce a bill of materials using CAD properties.

  • Manage customers and vendors within Genius ERP with tools for pricing, quote creation, invoice processing, price inquiries, smart ordering, and more.

  • Control the quality of production with automatic creation of non-conformance reports and corrective action input. Businesses can build a quality history in order to guide team members and new hires on quality norms.

  • Track sales with the in-built CRM sales platform within Genius ERP. View a dashboard of sales reports and opportunities, manage communications with customers, track sales pipelines, setup user permissions, and more.

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    Genius ERP Software - Save on engineering time with Genius CAD2BOM. With a push of a button, turn a Solidworks or Inventor model into a fully itemized, complex Bill of Materials—no matter the number of assembly levels—ready for procurement, planning, pricing, and production.
    Genius ERP Software - Get visibility of your entire business with a range of reports and analytics available at your fingertips—giving you oversight into every aspect of your operations. Harness the power of real-time data to make the best decisions for your company.
    Genius ERP Software - Accurately know your inventory levels every second of the day. Track all of your inventory needs—including on mobile devices—to control your costs and replenish stock based on actual on-the-job demand with one simplified and fully integrated system.
    Genius ERP Software - Genius ERP has two scheduling systems—traditional plus the only DBR scheduling system available within an ERP. Choose the right solution to schedule your shop with precision, and ensure jobs are always completed on time and within budget.
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    Genius ERP Software - Genius ERP has two scheduling systems—traditional plus the only DBR scheduling system available within an ERP. Choose the right solution to schedule your shop with precision, and ensure jobs are always completed on time and within budget.
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    Genius ERP Software - Save on engineering time with Genius CAD2BOM. With a push of a button, turn a Solidworks or Inventor model into a fully itemized, complex Bill of Materials—no matter the number of assembly levels—ready for procurement, planning, pricing, and production.
    Genius ERP Software - Get visibility of your entire business with a range of reports and analytics available at your fingertips—giving you oversight into every aspect of your operations. Harness the power of real-time data to make the best decisions for your company.
    Genius ERP Software - Accurately know your inventory levels every second of the day. Track all of your inventory needs—including on mobile devices—to control your costs and replenish stock based on actual on-the-job demand with one simplified and fully integrated system.
    Genius ERP Software - Genius ERP has two scheduling systems—traditional plus the only DBR scheduling system available within an ERP. Choose the right solution to schedule your shop with precision, and ensure jobs are always completed on time and within budget.
    Genius ERP Software - 5
    Genius ERP Software - Genius ERP has two scheduling systems—traditional plus the only DBR scheduling system available within an ERP. Choose the right solution to schedule your shop with precision, and ensure jobs are always completed on time and within budget.
    Genius ERP Software - What If Scheduling
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    Masoud
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    convenient and flexible ERP

    Reviewed on 2021-08-17

    It is an strong ERP tool. It is capable of synchronizing all the departments, from accounting to...

    It is an strong ERP tool. It is capable of synchronizing all the departments, from accounting to customer service. Even the smallest elements of the supply chain is featured by useful tools.
    Moreover, it has a high capacity of customization. I am amazed by the flexibility in creating the forms and hard-copies.

    Pros

    flexibility for customization, convenient dashboards, quantitative demonstration, integration with accouting

    Cons

    shortage of formulating quantities, shortage of built-in analytical tools

    Josh
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    • Industry: Machinery
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    A Genius Fit for Custom Manufacturers

    Reviewed on 2022-10-12

    The implementation process was shockingly smooth. We were expecting a lot of clean up and things to...

    The implementation process was shockingly smooth. We were expecting a lot of clean up and things to fix and found that to be very little. Compared to our previous ERP, getting to data and having it available without the need to drill down several levels to find it is a major improvement. The ability to filter data using drag and drop headers makes data processing much faster. Overall it has improved our business functions dramatically and we are only getting started. There are many features we are bringing on board that will further improve the value to the business. The technical team has also been easy to work with and responsive.

    Pros

    The integration by far was the most seamless and easy process that we've gone through with an ERP implementation. Being a custom manufacturer, we needed an ERP designed for our type of business. From CAD to BOM capability, preliminary purchasing of long lead time parts, scheduling using the drum-buffer-rope method and the ability to access data for metrics and data driven process control, Genius had it all!

    Cons

    There are some features that are not customizable. If you can't adapt your process to fit then you've got to figure out ways to use other features in a different manner to achieve the goal. Luckily we've been able to do that for most processes and still maintain a high level of efficiency. The software has a Gantt chart feature but its not printable in a format that can be shared. That for us is the biggest omission for software focused on custom manufacturing.

    Alternatives Considered

    Dynamics 365

    Reasons for Choosing Genius ERP

    ABAS is a great ERP system but is geared towards "widget" manufacturers when it comes to scheduling. With our company growth it was becoming obvious that we could no longer keep scheduling disconnected from our processes that utilize the ERP system.

    Switched From

    abas ERP

    Reasons for Switching to Genius ERP

    Genius is built on the Theory of Constraints and the Drum-Buffer-Rope method of scheduling. It has been proven to be the best method for custom manufacturers who deal with long lead parts, changing priorities and many changing factors that a lot of scheduling packages can't handle. The ability to handle scheduling, provide an accessible database (SQL), not require bolt on packages to be fully functional (finance, CAD2BOM, service, etc.) and cost competitive all gave Genius the edge over the others.
    Pascal
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    • Industry: Environmental Services
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Low cost tool that is "okay" for little businesses

    Reviewed on 2020-04-07

    Genius is not the best tool to follow inventory movements with custom reports (as SAP does it very...

    Genius is not the best tool to follow inventory movements with custom reports (as SAP does it very well). It would be usefull to get features improved for that.

    Pros

    The low cost of annual license (compare to SAP or ORACLE) is the best argument to use Genius as we Don't have budget to use more expensive Tools like SAP or ORACLE.

    Cons

    It's very hard in Genius to follow inventory movements with custom reports with all relevant information in exportable format (Excel). For exemple, in SAP there is a transaction MB51 that is so usefull to produce custom reports to follow items with many parameters.

    Response from Genius Solutions

    Thanks for leaving us a review I want you to know that we take customer feedback seriously, especially when it shows us where we have room for improvement. I understand your concerns about the lack of custom reports to track inventory movements, and if you would like to get in touch with me at [email protected] we can talk more about these limitations.

    I am glad to see that you find our customer support to be very helpful, and I really do appreciate you taking the time to help us improve our product. - Jesse Linklater, Director of Marketing

    chris
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    • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

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    Reviewed on 2023-07-11

    Overall good experience, very customizable within custom reporting or adding custom fields to be...

    Overall good experience, very customizable within custom reporting or adding custom fields to be used.

    Pros

    Ease of use, Customer service and responsiveness to needs.

    Cons

    Can be clunky on modules needing to open for information that may link from one transaction.

    Response from Genius Solutions

    Hi Chris, I'm glad to hear our Customer Success team has been helpful and you're getting what you need out of our software. Thanks for the review.

    Greg
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    • Industry: Warehousing
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great Software and Functionality at a fraction of Big ERP Cost!

    Reviewed on 2022-10-12

    Very good. From signing the contract to go live with a small trailer manufacturer in NC was 2...

    Very good. From signing the contract to go live with a small trailer manufacturer in NC was 2 months! Good training and experience in ERP helped that, but even if we added more complexity, we could have accomplished it in 4 months, tops.

    Pros

    Having been in ERP space for 30+ years in Manufacturing Environments, I can attest that Genius ERP provides very robust functionality at a very competitive price. From BOM to Engineering Lifecycle to MRP and MPS, it really does it all. Their training is straightforward and their support is excellent! They also have scheduled "talk with an expert" sessions (~2x week) that enable you to get quick responses on issues of functionality.

    Being Cloud hosted means you don't have to invest in the infrastructure and sleep at night knowing your data is safe. Their security is as robust or simple as you'd like it to be. Lastly, if you're familiar with SQL databases, they have a very nice interface through their own Analytics Product and Power BI.

    Other nice features: Downloads of views of data to excel, Export/Import of major data sources; Robust custom fields; Report export to Excel, PDF, etc..; REST API to enable web based integrations.

    Cons

    Being cloud hosted, we have to RDP into Azure (as opposed to a full-fledged html version) to get to a desktop (I believe this is on their roadmap). They do, however, have a Web Shop Floor interface that eliminates the need of the Remote Desktop for shop floor reporting. Lastly, because of the RDP, we have to rely on local default printers for printing (but there are many option for preview->pdf/excel).

    No OBC data access, but they do have a nice Power BI connector.

    Their General Ledger is servicable, but they tell you that from the outset. And I would never make a manufacturing ERP decision with the quality of the G/L being a major factor. Besides, you can get the data out of Genius via Analytics and/or PowerBI and cut/paste into Excel.

    File exchange (through Azure connectors) is accomplished by creating a share on Azure and local company and syncing the two. It's not immediate, but it is relatively timely.

    No local admin rights on the desktop, requiring a help desk ticket for any software install or upgrade.

    These are all relatively minor inconveniences, when you look at the core functionality of Genius.

    Alternatives Considered

    SYSPRO and NetSuite

    Reasons for Choosing Genius ERP

    Disparate systems didn't talk to each other. Needed integrated solution to eliminate redundant tasks.

    Reasons for Switching to Genius ERP

    Cost, better fit, better interface, sales relationship.
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    Genius ERP has the following typical customers:

    2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500

    Genius ERP supports the following languages:

    English, French

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    Genius ERP integrates with the following applications:

    Avalara - inactive, Inventor, Microsoft Power BI, QuickBooks, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, SolidWorks Premium, SolidWorks Simulation Premium

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    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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