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Penta is #23 ranked solution in top ERP tools. PeerSpot users give Penta an average rating of 8 out of 10. Penta is most commonly compared to SAP ERP: Penta vs SAP ERP. Penta is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 56% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 26% of all views.
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What is Penta?

PENTA is construction ERP software, which is short for construction enterprise resource planning software. It combines advanced enterprise technologies with decades of construction industry experience into one, integrated system. Going beyond traditional construction management software, PENTA also incorporates document, content, and business process management capabilities, empowering contractors to:

  • Unify management of construction accounting, financial management, payroll, projects, and service operations into one database.
  • Capture all business content electronically. Eliminate paper and manual process inefficiencies.
  • Mobilize labor, equipment, and material field reporting by crews and technicians with mobile field technology.
  • Analyze historical performance for planning, identify exceptions for action, and trend current performance for forecasting, while "drilling down" to critical supporting detail.
  • Automate multi-location, multi-company, and inter-company accounting.
Penta Customers

Luckinbill, Murphy Company, Waldinger

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Senior Advisor Electric & Electronics at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
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Less expensive than some competing solutions, but it's hard to handle logistics management at scale
Pros and Cons
  • "I believe Penta costs less than SAP"
  • "However, the production guys tell me that Penta is not suitable for mass production. If we build a hundred cars per day or more, then we'll have problems. At the same time, I can't say whether the issue is Penta or our process. In other words, maybe we have too many manual projects in it."

What needs improvement?

We're having problems with logistics and warehouse management, and we don't know if we have the right module from Penta. When shipments come into our warehouse, they have to plug it into the Penta system and find the right place to store them.  They have to go through the same process on the way out. Our production department has to do the same thing each time to prepare the material for production and get the goods out of the store.  It takes a lot of time. I don't know if there are any automated solutions for it.  We also do internal manufacturing orders from the German branch of our company. We send an order to the manufacturing department for every car and they have to enter each individual order into the system. The production manager spends so much time organizing this task. 

For how long have I used the solution?

My company has used Penta for about five or six years, but I'm not that familiar with it. We've got some shipping guys working with Penta. However, I'm just the team leader for this project, and we had to choose one ERP system. I believe we went with Penta because our sister company uses it, but I don't have to use it every day.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I didn't use it, so I don't know from personal experience whether there are problems with stability. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

However, the production guys tell me that Penta is not suitable for mass production. If we build a hundred cars per day or more, then we'll have problems. At the same time, I can't say whether the issue is Penta or our process. In other words, maybe we have too many manual projects in it.
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What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I believe Penta costs less than SAP

What other advice do I have?

I rate Penta seven out of 10. We are now talking with Penta about how the solution fits into our future plans. It offers a single way to solve our problems rather than building a new ERP system in the company.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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