Top 3 Manufacturing Reporting Software

These three manufacturing reporting software tools offer real-time insights into your shop floor activities.

For a successful manufacturing business, you need the right tech and tools to manage shop floor operations and improve efficiency. Manufacturing reporting software can help you save time by automating processes such as materials planning, production tracking, and quality control while simultaneously providing real-time insights into shop floor activity.

With the reporting feature, you have a tight grip over your entire supply chain. You get real-time updates about what’s been produced, what’s in process, how much raw material is in stock, how many finished goods have been shipped, the overall manpower usage, machine efficiency, and more. You can make business decisions based on live data and identify issues hurting your productivity.

In this article, we’ve listed the top three manufacturing tools offering reporting and analytics capabilities. We analyzed the user reviews of manufacturing software listed on Capterra to identify products that have the highest sentiment score for reporting functionality.

What is a sentiment score?

Think of the sentiment score as a numerical representation of how people feel. It’s a rating of how positive or negative user reviews for a product or the features of a product are. Products with rave reviews get a high score, lukewarm reviews a midrange score, and poor reviews get a low score—all on a scale of 0 (negative sentiment) to 10 (positive sentiment).

To read our complete methodology, click here.

Top three manufacturing reporting software

Product name Reporting sentiment score
(out of 10)
E2 Shop System 6.38
NetSuite Distribution Edition 6.25
Sage 100cloud 5.97

1. E2 Shop System

  • Sentiment score: 6.38 (out of 10)
  • Mentions of “reporting” in reviews: 22
  • Percentage of positive mentions: 77%

E2 Shop System is manufacturing software that lets you manage orders, schedule tasks, monitor quality control, track shipping, and create custom reports. Its key features include scheduling, purchasing, accounting, and shipping and customer management. The software can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise.

According to buyer reviews on Capterra, the tool’s reporting feature is easy to use and lets users create a variety of custom reports, including manufacturing efficiency, material test, inventory, and financial performance reports. Buyers also like the report designer feature that allows them to change any report per their needs.

E2 Shop System’s reporting sentiment score analysis

Of all the user reviews mentioning “reporting,” 77% are positive and 4% are negative.

How Users Feel About the Reporting Feature of E2 Shop System

E2 Shop System has a higher sentiment score for the reporting feature compared with the average sentiment score of other products, excluding E2 Shop System, in Capterra’s manufacturing software category. It scores 6.38 against a category average of 5.96 (out of 10).

Reporting Sentiment Score Comparison
for E2 Shop System


2. NetSuite Distribution Edition

  • Sentiment score: 6.25 (out of 10)
  • Mentions of “reporting” in reviews: 59
  • Percentage of positive mentions: 71%

NetSuite Distribution Edition is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP), financial management, and distribution solution that’s suitable for manufacturers of all sizes. It allows you to process orders, manage inventory and customers, handle accounting, forecast sales, and create custom reports.

Its reporting dashboard helps visualize your manufacturing company’s key performance indicators (KPIs) and make data-backed decisions related to sales, expenses, and procurement. Users like that the tool allows them to drill down into the reports and get detailed information. They also like that they can create reports for clients from multiple countries.

NetSuite Distribution Edition’s reporting sentiment score analysis

Of all the user reviews mentioning “reporting”, 71% are positive and 6% are negative.

How Users Feel About the Reporting Feature of NetSuite Distribution Edition

NetSuite Distribution Edition has a higher reporting sentiment (6.25) than the average sentiment score (5.96) of other products in Capterra’s manufacturing software category.

Reporting Sentiment Score Comparison
for NetSuite Distribution Edition


3. Sage 100cloud

  • Sentiment score: 5.97 (out of 10)
  • Mentions of “reporting” in reviews: 25
  • Percentage of mentions that are positive: 61%

Sage 100cloud is a manufacturing software solution that helps manage production and distribution processes. It lets you automate accounting and finance, track your supply chain, and manage your inventory and customers. Its reporting feature provides a 360-degree view of your monthly finances and helps forecast future sales and cash flow. The tool is available in both cloud-based and on-premise versions.

According to buyer reviews on Capterra, users find the tool beneficial for financial reporting. They also like that the tool lets them create and save multiple report templates and add custom fields to the reports for in-depth reporting.

Sage 100cloud’s reporting sentiment score analysis

Of all the user reviews mentioning “reporting”, 61% are positive and 13% are negative.

How Users Feel About the Reporting Feature of
Sage 100cloud

Sage 100cloud has a marginally higher reporting sentiment score than the average score of all other products in Capterra’s manufacturing software category. It scores 5.97 against a category average score of 5.96 (out of 10).

Reporting Sentiment Score Comparison
for Sage 100cloud


Next steps

In this article, we’ve listed the top three manufacturing software tools with the most positive user reviews for reporting. Follow these steps to select the one that best caters to your needs:

  • Match your business requirements against the features of each tool. Eliminate products that don’t meet your reporting needs.
  • Read user reviews on Capterra to understand what real buyers have to say about the manufacturing reporting tool you’ve shortlisted.
  • Check out Capterra’s Top 20 Manufacturing Software Report to compare more manufacturing software options and identify the top market players.

Methodology

For this report, we analyzed 45,725 user reviews across 152 manufacturing software tools. Only tools with 20 or more unique reviews mentioning “reporting” or related terms were considered for this report.

The products listed in this report had the highest percentage of positive mentions of the reporting feature among eligible products.

To calculate the sentiment score, we looked at specific mentions of “reporting” in each review and analyzed the terms used to describe reporting. We then scored each term on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the most positive. The score for each snippet was the sum of all descriptive terms in the snippet. Snippet scores were then averaged for the product to determine the average sentiment score for the product.

When comparing the average sentiment score of a product to the average score for the entire category, the product’s score was removed for accuracy.

To identify user feedback trends, we performed sentiment analysis of reviews left for each product in the 24 months previous to the creation of this report. Reviews data may have changed since publication and may not reflect current conditions.

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About the Author

Rahul Kumar

Rahul Kumar

Content Writer at Capterra, passionate about technology and software research. Mechanical engineer, JSS-Noida (India) and MBA, IIT-Roorkee (India). Based in New Delhi, India. I love playing cricket and listening to music.

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