Propel

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PLM, QMS & PIM built natively on the Salesforce platform

About Propel

Propel Software is the creator of the first product value management platform that helps product companies deliver customer-centric products through a single product data thread. Propel combines Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Quality Management (QMS), and Product Information Management (PIM) into one cloud SaaS solution.

This enables companies to create winning products efficiently, commercialize them successfully, and correct quality issues decisively. Since Propel is built on the Salesforce platform, the product and customer records are natively connected.

Our key differentiators include our ability to successfully connect both product and commercialization teams and enable enterprise-wide collaboration. Our connected solution allows product companies to avoid siloed tech and increase data visibility throughout your entire organization.

Product Lifecycle Management: Enable enterprise-wide product collaboration to launch products faster, resolve customer issues more efficiently, and increase margins. Our key PLM capabilities include BOM management, CAD integration, and supplier management.

Quality Management System: Track and quickly resolve product issues, non-conformances, corrective actions, and customer complaints with a QMS solution that connects both product and commercial teams.

Product Information Management: Aggregate product data, manage product assortments, enrich product information, and activate product content. No more asking around for the most accurate and recent information regarding your products. Get real time access to accurate information in a timely manner.

Consumer expectations have shifted, and a product from 20, 10, or even 5 years ago cannot thrive just by being a ‘good product’. A great product is one that is built to evolve with the customers themselves, so you can keep them engaged.

Many product companies are struggling to meet increasing customer demands with existing technology stacks because their legacy solutions were created before customer-centric experiences became the norm! They were built by engineers, for engineers – not to connect people, processes and information across value chains.

We built Propel to solve this problem.

Our modern cloud solution is secure, always up to date, and does not require costly maintenance fees. And, our streamlined, low code / no code user interface maximizes productivity while maintaining the flexibility to adapt to future needs.

Our mission is to help product companies win customers for life. Propel customers report an average 50% faster time to market, 20% revenue growth, 100% compliance assurance, and 5x increase in throughput with our solutions.

Propel has been recognized multiple times as a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, a Forrester Wave Strong Performer, and one of America’s Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

We have doubled our customer base over the past 18 months because we provide customers with an unfair advantage over their competitors. Propel is the right solution for product companies and manufacturers that move quickly, prioritize customer experiences, and want the flexibility to evolve as their needs change.

Propel customers span across various industries including medical devices, high tech, consumer goods, along many others. We serve companies of all sizes, from fast-growing startups to Fortune 500 leaders.

Propel clients see tremendous benefits.

Savant Systems, leader in smart home technology, reports a 35% revenue increase in two years.

Guardant Health, a precision medicine company focused on cancer-prevention, saved 27,000 hours with Propel.

AMS Technologies, provider and distributor for optical, power and thermal management technologies, saw a 500% increase in engineering productivity.

Bekaert Deslee, manufacturer of mattress textiles, increased their Net Promoter Score by 20 points.

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Pricing starting from:

US$73.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Propel

- Connect product and commercial teams on a single cloud-based platform
- Achieve 50% faster time to market by streamlining product development with enterprise-wide collaboration
- Increase revenue by over 20% by using a single connected product data thread
- Achieve a 5x increase in throughput with optimized processes
- Resolve customer issues 25% faster with a unified view of service, quality, and product data
- Increase margins by up to 50% with real-time BOM cost rollups, built-in part and product quality, accurate quotes, and project tracking
- Faster time to market; decreased resolution time; enterprise efficiency; improved margins
- Only solution that combines PLM, PIM and QMS on a single platform
- Enables business model flexibility
- Continuous product thread from concept to customer
- Wide range of contextual, role-based collaboration capabilities
- Enables concurrent workflows and team access, keeps data accurate
- Cloud-native, extensible, secure, scalable
- Integration friendly & part of a powerful ecosystem
- Low code / no code (100% Lightning Web Components code base)
- Unify teams, processes, and information so everyone can collaborate from concept to customer to grow product revenue, increase profits, and engage customers for life
- Eliminate siloed technology
- Manage all product data in Salesforce since Propel is built directly on top of the Salesforce platform. Connect product data to Sales cloud, Service cloud, and Commerce cloud
- Achieve 100% compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements
- Scale company growth with the only solution that combines PLM, PIM and QMS on a single platform
- Take a customer-centric approach by having the right technology in place to bring products to market faster and resolve customer complaints efficiently and effectively
- Keep product data accurate and up-to-date to help your teams make informed decisions
- Manage all vital product management processes without leaving the Salesforce platform.
- Create winning products by aligning product features with customer needs
- Bring suppliers into the fold in a secure manner
- Easily train employees on a platform that’s low-code/no-code with a UI/UX that’s easy to use
- Get up and running in just weeks, not months
- Equip marketing teams with the most accurate, up-to-date product data to create a consistent buying experience across all channels
- Resolve corrective actions with ease
- Easily manage change and document control
- Aggregate product data, enrich product information, and activate product content

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Afghanistan, Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Armenia and 120 others

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$73.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Propel: 81

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Bills of Material
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Change Management Software
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Complaint Management Software
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Creation
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Categories
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Defect Tracking
  • Design Management
  • Digital Asset Management Software
  • Document Coding & Control
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Documentation Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Management
  • Filtering
  • ISO Standards Management
  • Ideation
  • Image Library
  • Incident Management Software
  • Item Management
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Master Record Management
  • Metadata Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multi-Channel Distribution
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Multimedia Support
  • Portfolio Management
  • Predictive Analytics Software
  • Prioritization
  • Product Catalog
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management Software
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management Software
  • Real-Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Requirements Management Software
  • Resource Management Software
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management Software
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Supplier Quality Control
  • Tagging
  • Task Management Software
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management Software
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5
(16)
Value for Money
4.1/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support Software
4.1/5

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Logan
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Propel will LAUNCH You Forward in Your Workplace

Reviewed on 2018-12-28

Great program, definitely needed if using Salesforce.

Great program, definitely needed if using Salesforce.

Pros

Propel does just that. It "propels" the work you do by streamlining items in one system. It provides for easily accessed design reviews, change order management, and it integrates with Salesforce platform which is very useful if your company uses Salesforce.

Cons

It is somewhat reliant on Salesforce, and overall it has the ability to maximize tools but takes some training to understand.

Kelly
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  • Industry: Medical Devices
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

End User Experience

Reviewed on 2023-10-05

We are excited to be part of Propels growth, and our collaboration with your team has been a...

We are excited to be part of Propels growth, and our collaboration with your team has been a delight. Propel has challenged us to come up with an amazing system to fit our niche needs and working to build custom solutions has been a great experience for our team.

Pros

Our end users have never been happier since we have migrated to Propel. Daily, they are thinking of ways to implement new modules or make improvements to the existing ones! Instead of complaining about an archaic system, they are excited to build our custom solution.

Cons

Determining what is Propel specific and what is Salesforce native takes some time getting used to.

Alternatives Considered

Agile CRM and Dot Compliance

Reasons for Choosing Propel

Our legacy system was overconfigured and was no longer serving our needs, we had outgrown the original build and it was unable to keep up with our growth.

Reasons for Switching to Propel

The ability to customize a solution for our company was extremely beneficial for where we were within our personal growth.

Response from Propel Software

Thanks for your kind words about Propel, Kelly! We are glad to hear that your end users are much happier now and we hope that our future innovations further exceed their expectations.

Rajesh
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Easy and effective PLM tool

Reviewed on 2024-05-15

Having worked on other PLM tools, I find Propel is simple yet effective to use. It's extremely easy...

Having worked on other PLM tools, I find Propel is simple yet effective to use. It's extremely easy to use and implement, particularly if Salesforce is being used in the organization. I have seen new great features being added every release. It's been great so far with our Propel journey.

Pros

Easy implementation
Less maintenance
Salesforce integration is ready

Cons

Unstable behavior
Nothing much, rest is good

Response from Propel Software

Hi Rajesh, so glad you like Propel! And glad to know that the integration with Salesforce is useful to your organization.

nathan
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

terrible and awful

Reviewed on 2024-04-03

Pros

absolutely nothing

Cons

buggy. broken features. upgrades brick things within the system. no support. no upgrades

Response from Propel Software

Hi Nathan,

Thank you for your feedback. We’ve checked our records and haven’t found any open cases from your company. However, we take your concerns seriously and have escalated them to our customer team, who will reach out to you directly to address your feedback.

We want to clarify that we offer regular support to all our users. Additionally, we provide regular updates throughout the year to enhance our product’s features and functionality.

We apologize for any inconvenience you’ve experienced and appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this for you.

Jemma
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  • Industry: Medical Devices
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Inari Medical

Reviewed on 2024-05-15

Pros

Ability to customize, User friendly and propel support is super responsive

Cons

Searching capabilities. Our users have a hard time searching for what they need in the global search. For example searching by the keywords of the file name doesn’t result in the correct documents that they want to find

Response from Propel Software

Thank you for your review Jemma, and glad that Propel is working well for your organization overall.

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Propel FAQs

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Propel offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$73.00/month View Pricing Plans
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Contact Propel for more pricing information.

Propel has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Propel supports the following languages:

English

Propel supports the following devices:

Propel integrates with the following applications:

Allegro X AI, Altium Designer, Epicor, Infor10, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, NetSuite, Onshape, OrCAD X, Oracle Database, QAD Adaptive ERP, Rootstock Manufacturing ERP, SAP Customer Experience, SOLIDWORKS, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce Service Cloud

Propel offers the following support options:

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

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