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What is Total ETO?

Total ETO is a highly specialized ERP solution designed exclusively for Engineer to Order (ETO) Job Shops and Custom Design Manufacturers. Here are a few highlights: Sales & Estimating, Quoting and Change Orders. Even Spares and Parts Orders. Jobs have a nested Bill of Materials (BOM) and can be integrated with popular CAD applications: SolidWorks or Inventor. Using more than one CAD system? No problem! In addition, Total ETO can import BOMs from all sorts of CAD programs such as AutoCAD Electrical, EPLAN, Catia, Creo, SolidEdge and more. A unique hold & release system allows engineers the ability to release completed assemblies and long lead items to purchasing early on and hold back incomplete designs until ready, eliminating bottlenecks in procurement bottleneck that prevent ETO shops from getting jobs done on time. Purchasing has more time to issue RFQs and shop for best pricing and availability. As designs change, Total ETO reconciles changes to required materials and notifies your buyers so they can cancel or return any unnecessary orders, saving you money. If you have left over parts from previous jobs that you can't return, you can track them in the inventory management system in case you might need them again. Fabrications can be tracked all stages, both in house and farmed out. With Purchasing, Routing, Receiving and Quality Control in one system, Expediting information is readily available so buyers can stay on top of vendors for late deliveries and monitor supplier performance. Financial and data analysis is easy with over 200 reports including Real Time Committed Job Costing, allowing you to slice and dice your data as needed. Accounts payable and receivable invoices are Integrated with feature rich, industry proven accounting systems such as QuickBooks and Sage. No double entry and the best applications for the job! All this and more at very affordable prices. Tiered pricing starts at $85/user/month and includes implementation, training, support and upgrades. No hidden fees! Pricing includes all features and modules. For over 20 years, Total ETO has been streamlining Engineer to Order Job Shops across North America. Call us to find out more: 1.855.780.8973

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Burlington, CA
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"Overall Good Software"

What do you like best?

Questica is good for managing projects and keeping track of items used on each project. The search functions work very well to identify past projects or parts orders which is a great help in correctly quoting parts. The reports are also very detailed which aids in many tasks such as looking up costing to quote a similar project.

When you get familiar with it you get all the info you need. It’s very user friendly in terms of entering info and very forgiving if you need to correct something. Most of the functions are fairly intuitive and the available reports give you several different options for disseminating information depending on what you’re looking for.

What do you dislike?

Improvements we would like

- Ability to link documents in areas other than sales order (i.e. Purchasing – link quotes to PO’s)

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

As a QA Manager I have been using various export functions, especially, exports to excel, which helps me to monitor NCR trends, supplier performance and easily generate presentation graphs and diagrams.

Overall it is a good software, works well with SolidWorks, easy to use, and satisfies all engineering, purchasing and administrative needs for our company.

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"Questica ETO has been reliable and intuitive."

What do you like best?

It is easy to track all the projects that I have been assigned to enter and expedite. I can reliably search for parts as I enter BOM's while not even having to leave the BOM entry screen. I also like the option to have multiple BOM's open at a time.

What do you dislike?

There has been nothing to dislike so far. If anything it would be speed, however I am on an old laptop and it is most likely a hardware issue instead of software.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Questica ETO was easy to set up and switch to. It is fast, powerful, and will suit your company's needs well.

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

I am increasing efficiency of tracking and expediting, as well as entry of new projects into our workflow.

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"User Friendly and Organized"

What do you like best?

I would say one of the things I like best about Total ETO is the ability to navigate and track parts. We have an inventory of over 10,000 parts and track hundreds of PO's that we have sent out to suppliers. Being able to easily identify parts and how many we have in inventory or how long before we receive parts is effective and necessary for smooth operation on a day to day basis

What do you dislike?

I ship a lot of packages out, using the parts order feature in Total ETO. I'm most disappointed in the Packing Slip feature when it comes to shipping. There is so much customization with the rest of the software yet the packing slips generated in Total ETO are very simplified and aren't very profeesional. As a result, I use third party software to generate a packing slip as the packing slips in Total ETO do not meet our standards.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a great system to simplify business solutions.

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

Item management is the biggest issue solved by Total ETO. We can manage thousands of parts at the click of a button which allows us to run smoothly as an operation. It is easy to set up jobs and track jobs by number as well as track parts through old jobs to allow us to accurately price components for customers. Using Total ETO I have realized that I'm not spending hours trying to locate parts or PO's outstanding. I can simple click a few buttons and find my answers quickly and efficiently.

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"Questica ETO is exceptional for job costing,quoting and expediting."

What do you like best?

Questica ETO is reliable and easy to use. It is simple to enter bills of materials.Great product for Engineering or repeat projects The item master is excellent allowing me to search intuitively for parts.Questica ETO reports are simple and easy to use.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much, no issues have surfaced so far.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Questica ETO is easy to learn and use but also has the required depth and reliability to help complete all our project needs.

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

project estimating/order/quotes are being utilized in Questica ETO, tracking, and expediting current projects. Questica ETO makes managing these projects much more reliable and allows me to swap between projects with ease. Job costing is achievable quickly and easily

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"Quality software solution with extraordinary support!"

What do you like best?

Total ETO was built 20 years ago around the Engineer To Order process, and they have kept adding and improving since. Unlike many packages out there, it isn't customized to force a fit for ETO companies, it was designed from the ground up to follow the flow, from BOM building to Invoicing.

What do you dislike?

Currently, the biggest area for improvement in my opinion is the user administration portion of the product. In the scheme of things, it's minor once you get up and going, but it could be improved.

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

Our old system was a customized solution that left the engineers in the dark. Engineers worked in Excel. Only accounting and purchasing had access to what was on order, or late. With Total ETO, our entire company has visibility, down to the builders on the floor!

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"Exceptional Software and World Class Support"

What do you like best?

As the IT administrator I'm the user's first contact for support. Thanks to the straightforward and logical design I can usually answer most questions even though I'm not technically a user. When I have questions the support team at Total ETO is unparalleled. I deal with a variety of software products but none come close to providing the service that Total ETO's team provides. They are truly a pleasure to work with.

What do you dislike?

The only suggestion I would make would be a more granular user administration scheme, namely the ability to manage individual users by group membership.

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

Our old system was a conglomeration of of Excel workbooks, MAS, and Access databases. Replacing those custom solutions with Total ETO has streamlined our process, increasing both efficiency and accuracy.

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"Best Engineer to Order Software!"

What do you like best?

TotalETO gives an astonishing value proposition. The flow of projects through the software is highly logical and easy to follow. Reporting of blended costs is an extremely valuable tool to give management real time information about how a project is trending. Product support and customization support is the best I have ever experienced. TotalETO is fully committed to their product and their customers. We feel we have a valued voice in helping the product continue to evolve over time.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to report here! Product support is unparalleled.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't let the day to day business activities keep you from jumping on the implantation of this system!

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

TotalETO has improved our organization's efficiency across the board. We were able to drop from two full time purchasing agents to one, and since this time we have doubled our machine revenue while maintaining a single purchasing agent. No longer do we have any issues knowing when enough parts are here to start assembly of our equipment. TotalETO has been scalable every step of the way through our growth curve. Our enhancement suggestions are taken very seriously and are worked into product releases whenever feasible. Exporting of AP batches to our accounting platform has saved countless hours of keying and errors. Flawless importing of BOM's from SolidWorks to TotalETO eliminates double entry and saves valuable engineering time. Pushing data to Excel gives with one click gives you instant analytic capability of your data. Project management has unrivaled, real time project information. TotalETO worked with us to automatically import time card data from a third party to eliminate double keying of time cards in two systems. The Process Schedules allow a branch work flow to our machine shop to keep track of in house manufacturing tasks. Invoicing of customers used to be a nightmare with duplicated word documents. The AR section of the software has allowed us total visibility on invoicing and no longer do invoices slip through the cracks. Any startup or mature custom manufacturer should not go without this product!

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"Highly Effective Customizable ETO Solution"

What do you like best?

We have been with this platform since 2006 after coming from a system developed in the 90’s. Questica/Total ETO was the solution we needed. Excellent integration with the design tools we use day to day. Easy to learn interface and outstanding customer support. If the system doesn’t have a feature available we’ve been able to work directly with their development team to add customizations, with extremely quick turnarounds. They also listen very closely to their users when planning new releases many of our requests have become new features in the next release. We can’t say enough about the relationships we have fostered working with this company.

What do you dislike?

There not much to say in this category. Any minor things we have come across have been resolved immediately or added to future releases.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need a system to handle a custom business type such as make to order products this product should be on your list.

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

We build custom automation solutions, this software package has increased our ability to forecast, track, and push forward product details and information in a very timely manner.

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"Great business tool for tracking project status."

What do you like best?

I like that I can keep a close eye on projects from procurement to shipping without missing a beat!

What do you dislike?

There really isn't anything that I dislike with this product.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Fill out all fields completely, accurately, with good description. The system is only as efficient as the information entered.

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

Helps control projects at a high level of detail. Couldn't imagine running my projects without it!!

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"Complete package for sales, supply and delivery."

What do you like best?

Package has all information in one central location for sales, Design, Manufacturing & assembly.

What do you dislike?

There is a fairly steep learning curve as there is so much information, at times can be difficult to find.

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

Central location for equipment builders to find parts suppliers, cost of equipment & ordering.

Total ETO User Ratings

8.7
Ease of Use
Average: 7.2*
9.8
Quality of Support
Average: 7.7*
8.3
Ease of Setup
Average: 5.6*
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