Propel Reviews & Product Details

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The Flexibility of the Propel Team. During initial creation of how we would use the system, the team on site were very helpful and flexible. A+ customer service. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Perhaps the pricing strategy for licenses and the difference in cost between the licences. Ranges from 8 - 90$. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

From a training perspective, really think about how you want to organize training. the use of Plans are great but, if its not properly organized it can be really difficult to maintain. Consider the end user. My recommendation is to get everyone the basic access to the system, so everyone can use the system to its highest capability. Its very intuitive, even those with basic (or less) computer skills can use the system for training. I think that is really where you get your ROI. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Training compliance, with the training module is, in the long run, going to be a huge benefit, in relation to compliance and retrieval of records. Initial implementation is alot of work but well worth the work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Propel Overview

What is Propel?

Propel's enterprise cloud software is the innovation platform for future brands. We offer the world's only integrated Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Information Management (PIM) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) solutions that help all your employees, partners and customers deliver your best ideas to market. Propel has developed the only integrated PLM, PIM and QMS solutions built on the Salesforce platform — the world’s most secure, trusted and flexible cloud platform. Our SaaS PLM, PIM and QMS software helps everyone collaborate better on all the product information needed for market success, and only takes a few weeks to get up and running.

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Danish, German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Chinese (Simplified)
Product Description

Propel helps the world’s most innovative brands like Desktop Metal, Samsara and Peak Design get their products to market ridiculously fast. Propel uniquely combines product lifecycle management (PLM), Product Information Management (PIM), and Quality Management Solutions (QMS) into one system, natively built on the Salesforce platform. With Propel, your engineers, marketing, partners, customers, and everyone else collaborate on all the product information needed to get your products from concept to customer.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

- Only integrated PLM, PIM and QMS built on the Salesforce cloud platform
- Super easy to use and get up and running
- Lowest cost total cost of ownership (TCO) and implementation
- Highly configurable and flexible
- Easy collaboration with internal and external teams on all content that defines modern products
- Built-in dashboards and reports - all available on any mobile device


Seller Details
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Propel
Company Website
Year Founded
2015
HQ Location
Santa Clara, CA
Twitter
@PropelPLM
780 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
34 employees on LinkedIn®

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Propel is a software that is characterized by its great performance and effectiveness to handle customer complaints, find solutions to problems that present products or services and allow users to provide a high quality service. The software is perfect to accelerate the commercialization of products or services, help increase quality processes, carry out detailed follow-up of employees among many other tasks, which allows to increase the effectiveness of the business operation. The service has a very affordable cost even for small businesses or companies, which is a great advantage, the service is based on the web, has a very well structured interface, its design is quite elegant and orderly, it should be noted that despite its learning curve it is an interface that once people get used is easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The tool, being so complete in terms of all its functions, leads to a learning curve for beginners, I consider it necessary to see more training to help new users integrate more easily into the operation of the service. As for faults, I can say that I have viewed very few so I really have no complaints, since the service works very well to cover all our needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Propel is quite advanced and functional software that I recommend for all kinds of companies and businesses, since it is very easy to implement, has a super accessible price and its innovation is unquestionable. Personally, I have been working with this service for several years and. experience that he has given us has been incredible, it is a very good alternative and his reputation provides a lot of confidence due to its great solidity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Propel is considered a great tool for my company because it is very useful in many aspects, since we can handle complaints from our customers, increase the quality of our services, provide efficiency to our marketing and know our employees in depth, allowing us thus, efficiently completing all of our objectives, easily face multiple challenges and drive the growth of our business. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its quality management helps to quickly solve product problems, improving the quality, design and guarantee of compliance with the effectiveness of the acceleration and commercialization of new products, with detailed monitoring of the operations carried out by the company. , including certification delivered to maintain consistent workflow compliance, preconfiguring a successful response system with predictive intelligence. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The propulsion interface is somewhat inaccurate, where I was able to identify a programming error, in which your system becomes completely slow and not very functional, which is evidenced by activating commands of established patterns to carry out activities, attenuating your Product data mobilization capacity, where the corresponding benefits cannot be obtained as established with its joint operational guarantee functionalities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Flexible joint integrations constitute the acceptable and professional management of the progress and the affinity of the life cycle of the processes with the client, editing the quality management of the information used by the client, admitting the cost of projects, personalization of product specifications and variability in collaborative tools, with high-tech manufacturing with quality enhancement devices that help resolve product issues and customer complaints. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I managed to consolidate a healthy and fresh appreciation of my products by connecting the safeguard process system and corporate support and carrying out delivery processes of my products, forming an appropriate customer recognition council, where I accelerated the time of commercialization and sale of the product, managing its value chain, accelerating the operational development of the assisted coloration of propulsion software towards the company, where I was able to communicate with employees, suppliers and partners, from the office or by digital means, complying with certain parameters of market regulations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Co-Founder & CEO
Civic & Social Organization
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

It helps us stay organized. That's truly the value of the product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is way too expensive for what it is. And the sales team forced us to do and PAY for onboarding training that we kept insisting wasn't necessary for us. That really started our relationship out on the wrong foot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider all of the products available. All of the companies offer great products that provide the same function, so you are really deciding based on team + support. I would give the product a B+/A- and Propel a C+/B- in that regard. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Organizes our part numbering, our BOMs, and changes. Helps us communicate what we need to our factory. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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PLM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Cloud based, so the setup is super simple. We were up and running in a matter of days. The user training they provided was pretty straight forward if you have used a PLM in the past. The admin training was also a bit more complex as it run off of salesforce and I didn't have salesforce admin experience in the past, but their support and their help center website has provided all the help I needed so far. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The fact that it's built off of salesforce is a good thing and a bad thing. It is customizable, but at the same time there are too many different things that could be done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a startup we were pretty unorganized, so our main goal was to get things in order. BOM management and ECO control. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Salesforce Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

How the item revision view allow me to compare revisions. The idea of board from project with view of all of the activities. Ability to customize some views and layouts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

That there are screens or popup windows that I can't control what is displayed on them. The fact that it is easy to block multiple items with one big change. I do not like that creation of related list the way you advice to is not working if there is formula field with hyperlink in it. I have request from my sell team to have hyper links there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Please make sure you will have time to adapt. This app is good but huge at same time so getting it to do it's work will require at least one of your employees to get to know it good and then teach others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problem of changes in items. Whole change idea is well done and stops our employees from making mistake. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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E-Commerce Manager - Wall Decor
Consumer Goods
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I like the organization and layout of our product details. The chatter function has become invaluable asset to track progress and managing projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The inability to query from different objects. Not able to store and share product images outside of Propel. We resorted to using a 3 party platform to house our images and link them to Propel. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We now have standard system of housing product data, spec sheets, product photography and certifications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Technology
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It has a great layer of personalization and a flexibility to adapt your work and your interests to the tools that the platform gives you. It makes the work much simpler to have that possibility of personalization also wide.

The range of possibilities the program is quite broad, which allows you to use it in different areas. You can use it to approve documents, store files, review lists of products used and also in areas such as the marketing section of your company to review products, customers ... In short, one of its best aspects is that you can integrate it into different areas of your company for the accomplishment of different tasks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Performing some functions is complex and also requires ample learning time. That you can use the program in multiple areas of your company and that it has extensive functionalities means that you can take some time to learn how everything works.

I think they should improve the search function within the system because many times when I look for something I should look for it in different ways and in different places until at the end I see where it is located. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is important to have tools such as Propel in a company that facilitate the execution of tasks, review of documents and the management of the projects you are doing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project management, task review and document validation are now done much more quickly and efficiently than before.

Different areas of our company have improved their quality at work by using the tools within Propel. An example of this is the area of commercialization, as we now better check the details and data of sales, users and we can better review the information obtained to improve the quality of our global service. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Director of QA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The flexibility is what most impresses me about the tool. You can create Custom layouts, workflows, Views. The Audit trail feature is a must for a medical device company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would say the training material. It is difficult to find help guides on more detail topics. That said the support team is excellent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want a one stop shop for managing most of, if not all your manufacturing / quality records Propel does the job. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Well, it is our PLM. We also use it to manage the following artifacts and records:

Design History File (DHF)

Risk Management File

Usability File

Device History Records (DHR)

Full Supplier Management Process

Tool Qualifications

Device Master Record (DMR)

Complaint Management & Recall management

Calibration

CAPAs

ECOs, DCOs, MCOs

Management Review Records

Purchase Requests

Etc Etc Etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mr
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Archiving documents in one place, it very helped employees in keeping documentation. BOM - project management system - a big plus is that it works in the cloud. Propel is very easy to adapt to the company's needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The large complexity of the system, even the experienced employees have a problem with some functionalities in the propel. There are no applications for the mobile phone, and the mobile version of the site looks very poor and is not functional. The system is not very intuitive, the graphic design is outdated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Put more emphasis on training employees from using Propel. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Problems solving with propel:

- dealing with items in company

- integration with external systems such as, for example Shopware

Benefits:

- control over what users do

- process automation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The most helpful element of Propel is the ability to search on any field and category, and some form of a result will appear. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Propel, at times, can be a bit weird to maneuver around and customize, as customization definitely feels like taking a thousand steps to get one customization implemented. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Keep up the good work, it surely is enjoyable to use! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Instead of using Excel, as we have for a long while, we are able to concurrently and simultaneously create and edit multiple items in one session, saving us a lot of hassle and efforts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Peter Lockett
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Version control management for sku's that have repeated parts across multiple sku's. It's important we know what version of the products we are building and propel is our tool that manages this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We have a hard time managing soft goods in this platform as the platform was built for hardgoods. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version control as mentioned above. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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EC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The best thing about Propel is the intuitive user interface. It was not only extremely easy to set-up and learn, but it has been extremely easy to teach new users and on-board new employees. We have quickly populated Propel with data and began the process of controlling all of our documents and Bill of Materials in just a few short months. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is very little that I do not like about Propel. Our team has had great success with usage and integration into our process. The main dislike is in regards to the Propel Zendesk website for getting help with problems. It is very difficult to search and find answers, however when I email Propel Support, I am quickly steered to an answer by the salesforce team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a more modern, very easy-to-use version of other more established PLM softwares. Be open to changing to Propel because it has great capabilities as a cloud and phone based PLM system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The primary business problem we solved with Propel was implementing a document management and document control system for our specifications, artwork and Bill of Materials. We had a strong need to store our documents and route them for approvals and then send the official documents to our manufacturers. Propel allowed us to do this. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Easy to locate product information for PLM needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Would like to be able to update a unit price for a part number in one tab called, Pricing. One direct and central location to make costs updates. Would also like the export of BOM XCL to be cleaner as we currently have to go comb through the export and format as needed, and sometimes correct the top down BOM Cost. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The support team is very willing and easy to work with. Also, the tutorial materials they have available are great resources to learn from. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PLM all together. We didn't have a clear process in the past for our PLM cycle. We have been able to communicate engineering changes efficiently, which helps with our purchasing processes as well. Also, it has provided a leaner communication process to our BD team as the sales team can see current product costs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Manager
Machinery
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Propel is easy to use and they provide excellent customer support. They also have quality and project management software to compliment PLM. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would like to have full automation between Propel and Salesforce. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Part numbering consistency, Engineering Change Order standardization, Project Management reporting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Propel is easy to use. It integrates with Salesforce and internal systems, like Microsoft SQL server. I like that it's accessible via the standard Salesforce API. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I'd like more robust reporting and to customize the display. Better support for importing data via excel, not just CSV. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Export your data into Excel prior to implementing Propel. This will speed up the implementation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lifecycle management and product catalog. Surfacing the product data in the same system that our market teams use for daily activities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Quality Engineer
Pharmaceuticals
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Propel is an intuitive and easy-to-learn system. The customizability and flexibility of the system is great, but what I really love the most about Propel is their great customer service. I'm able to reach out at any time and reach a full staff of knowledgeable individuals who provide me everything from links to learn things on my own, webinars and demos to watch, or step by step instructions on exactly what I need to do. As someone who is learning the Salesforce platform and PLM systems for the first time simultaneously, this has been a great resource for me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are a few cases we've run into where there are not quite enough controls in place to support our needed quality regulations and specifications. We've always been able to find work-arounds, but sometimes it would be nice to have a clear solution for those sorts of issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Propel provided us with a much more intuitive and easier to use PLM system than our previous solution. We have seen review times decrease for our change orders , which is a huge positive in our industry. We plan to integrate more of our Quality Management System into Propel as well, which will also help to cut down on unnecessary manual documentation and processes that slow down work times and make us less efficient than we can be. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Engineering Communications Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

We have multiple facets to our business from design and manufacturing to marketing. We are able to use Propel as a one-stop shop to take care of BOMs, approval of documents and storage of important files with a known approval status and history. Files can be kept together - for instance Word, Illustrator and PDF files of the same document (the draft, the page layout and the releasable version) are easily bunched together so that version control and later editing is pretty seamless. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve is quite steep and some of the functions are non-intuitive, (although perhaps less so for people with a Salesforce background.)

I don't like the sense when I know a document is in the system but for some reason I can't find it in a search. This may be because I am searching in the wrong way, but nevertheless it is frustrating. In one case I think I could not find a document until it had been exploded out of the BOM that wrapped it. This is not a useful search as I may know a document (an image in this case) exists, but not know where it resides - hence the search.

My other main gripe is that an approval request requires too many clicks. I would like to receive the request via email and with one click open the document to be approved. Instead there is a series of 6 or 7 clicks, each with a few seconds dwell, before I have the actual document open before me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get training in small chunks and do the initial training multiple times until you have really got the basics. Ask the dumb questions. It's easy to become lost even after one successful training session. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had poor document version control and rapidly ballooning manufacturing and inventory management issues. Propel has proven to solve these issues for the most part. In some cases the most senior people can't be convinced to become adept at using the system, and certainly the large number of clicks to find the item for approval is a stumbling block here. But to the extent that most staff use the system we have solved these two quite distinct and major issues in the one tool, which is very satisfying. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Miguel Tam of Propel

Hi Robert - thanks for your review. We'd definitely like to help address any concerns you have, especially since many of our customers find our product to be extremely intuitive. Propel's top goal is #1 happy customers, so I hate to see anyone even a little bit unhappy. I'll have our team reach out to you to see if we can help make things easier for you. Thanks again for being a Propel customer!

Senior Product Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Low IT overhead with a clean interface and already built on a platform that we know (salesforce). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would love to see more best practice / usage information, as well as instructional videos. I know we improve and expand upon how we're using Propel, just need the right inspiration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Propel we can ensure that engineering, operations, and manufacturing are always on the right hardware revision, it keeps design change and collaboration simple and understandable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Interface is easy to customize from an Administrator viewpoint and on the End User standpoint, very user friendly front end. The tool is instrumental in scaling the small business quickly due to ease of use and excellent communication through email or chatter. I can quickly correct errors using ORB or enforce best practices for users with business rules that are easily turned on. The beauty of this tool is the ability to add new functionality such as Quality and Program Mgmt whenever because it’s included. There are fantastic support gurus at Propel always ready to troubleshoot problems ASAP! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

1. I have not used Lightning Experience yet because of time constraints to learn the new front end. It’s looming ahead of me as a requirement because the Classic interface is being phased out. It seems that both options should remain available but I do understand the reasoning to support 1 UI. Hopefully there will be some Admin training offered.

2. Multiple Changes can be written against an item but can not be routed until the first change is released through workflow. This limitation impacts the Deviation also as a subsequent change can not release until the Deviation is expired. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Configuration Mgmt, Change Mgmt, Release Mgmt. This is a small Marketing / Engineering driven company that focuses on development. Originally the CM managed the original product BOM configuration and changes were not managed correctly for parts & documents/DWGs. This resulted in a very difficult deployment of the initial release into Propel due to revision conflict between parts/DWGs. Propel has been instrumental in resolving this issue which was critical for the launch of new products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The system if fast to use, some PLM systems I have used are so slow to respond. Don't ever slow it down. The search works well as does the approval process Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I can't preview a STEP file, would be nice to add this support and support for other engineering files like gerber files

There is no App available, it would be useful to be able to approve ECOs in situations where China is waiting for something to start the line, need the approval but I am out at dinner with family and they have to wait till I get home Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It certainly helped having a consultant on board who knew the system inside out could set it up for us, solver the teething problems and to train us fitting in with busy schedules.

Note that preview is not available for engineering files only common document files. This is something propel could fix. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Approval process before factory implements changes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

User friendly and very intuitive. It is easy to customize Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

System doesn't seem to have a general configuration, but rather our module was what was set up for another customer. Wish the implementation team would have worked more with us Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Bit of a learning curve, but not too difficult Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Transition from a paper based QMS to eQMS to ensure compliance

Easy to have all docs in one place

Training simplified Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

All the normal PLM features + modern in context chat and ability to customize Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Salesforce UX is not my favorite for useability Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're just implementing so I have high hopes but no clear wins yet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mechanical Designer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

My favorite parts about Propel are the ease of use (cleanliness of UI) and the ability to customize the rules for your specific organization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We work with a few very old school contract manufacturers and at times it can be difficult to export and print things the old fashioned way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is extremely helpful when you are picking up a PLM tool to create formats and organizational rules early. Create part naming conventions, document uploading rules, maybe pick a document czar from your organization to handle quality so that you have a clean, uniform system. Otherwise, things maybe become messy and unsearchable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have special design cases that sometimes require "interesting" and creative solutions and Propel allows us the freedom and the agility to create use cases, revision rules, and tailored reporting for filtering results. We also tend to design, revise, and catalog on the fly, so as soon as we come up with new parts and assemblies, we can quickly lock these revisions and share them with our colleagues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sr Business Systems Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Propel Implementation was very simple and straight forward. Once our processes were defined we were able to quickly implement to the organization. We started with the Quality Management Processes so that we could fill a gap on other process improvements. We found an powerful tool in the PLM and are continuing to implement that process globally. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Salesforce does have some limitations on the page layouts. Form the most part I don't have any dislikes of the system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are continuing to solve problems around ensuring Quality controlled information is traceable and visible to the rest of the organization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The personalized support that we received from Propel was excellent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We were never successfully able to implement. It was difficult for the team to understand the big picture and how it would integrate with our current SAP system and Salesforce since each lives independently. It was no fault of Propel, I think as a company, we were not ready for an application like Propel, there were other items to be defined first before bringing in Propel. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure that you have a fully defined ERP system prior to implementation. This product does require a person to really push it's full adoption, otherwise the amount of work out into the setup will never be fully recognized. We have had access to Propel for over 2 years and I have yet to see it deployed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were looking to better organize our product list along with the bundles that they belonged to. It grew into trying to gain a better understanding of our margins and all of the costs that are baked into a product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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