The Total Guide to Genius ERP

In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Genius ERP integration including market-fit, pricing, features, and comparisons.

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What is Genius ERP? 

Genius ERP is user-friendly, modular accounting and business process software for small and mid-sized custom manufacturers covering the entire engineering-to-cash business cycle. Genius provides a unified database for users in all functionalities of the company. Genius ERP has planning tools and handles complex manufacturing. ERP is enterprise resource planning software.


Genius ERP software handles:

  • Customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Quoting and estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Production, shop floor management, and productivity improvement
  • Supply chain management 
  • Purchasing
  • Inventory control and inventory management
  • Real-time job costing and budget costing
  • Accounting

Genius manufacturing ERP software solutions and CRM features include:

  • Accounting
  • Timesheet management
  • Product engineering with CAD  integration
  • Project management
  • Vendor management
  • DBR (drum buffer rope) production planning and scheduling
  • Real-time information
  • Rest API
  • Sales CRM

The Genius ERP headquarters office is in Quebec, Ontario, Canada, in North America. 

Which Types of Businesses Use Genius?

Small businesses and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are custom manufacturers use Genius software.

Types of manufacturing that Genius ERP customers use include:



 Engineer-to-order (ETO)



 Mixed-mode manufacturing, 

 Repeat, and 

 Contract manufacturing

Genius management software works well for high mix, low volume manufacturing used by custom SME manufacturers.

Genius ERP software customers include custom manufacturing businesses in these industries:

 Machinery & equipment

 Mold, tool & die


 Pressure vessel (PV) & tank

 Automation solutions

 Food & bakery

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How Much Does Genius Cost?

Genius ERP cost begins with the SaaS pricing of selected Genius ERP and CRM software modules. Add optional third-party add-on software and professional services, including ERP implementation coaching with system documentation, training, manufacturing consulting, and customer support services. Genius ERP software is sold directly without using a reseller network. Request a quote from the company, Genius ERP.

How Does AP Automation Software Integration Work With Genius? 

AP automation software is seamlessly integrated as a Genius ERP app either through flat-file or API integration. Tipalti uses flat-file integration with Genius software, which handles batch payments well. Users access add-on SaaS Tipalti features through the Genius ERP login. Automated payables software saves up to 80% of payables workflow time, eliminating manual data entry. 

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What Are The Primary Features and Advantages of Genius?

 Specialises in ERP system for custom manufacturers

 Integrated modular ERP solution and CRM, including MRP features

 Offers directly provided implementation services

 Production engineering module has CAD integration with SOLIDWORKS software

 DBR (drum buffer rope) production planning and scheduling tool

 Production monitoring 

 Real-time job costing and cost budgeting

The Genius ERP company is very experienced in understanding engineering and manufacturing concepts for custom manufacturers. The design of Genius software and professional services offered by Genius ERP reflects their deep field expertise in the niche. Genius manufacturing management software doesn’t have resellers. The company provides services directly, including implementation, training, and customer support to help users succeed. 

The Genius production engineering module is integrated with computer-aided design (CAD designs) software from SOLIDWORKS to link product engineering and manufacturing processes.

Cloud Genius ERP software is the only ERP solution for custom manufacturers that provides DBR (drum buffer rope) production planning and scheduling. DBR considers constraints for lean manufacturing. 

Genius ERP excels at production monitoring designed to help custom manufacturers improve manufacturing productivity, throughput, and profitability while reducing bottlenecks. 

Genius ERP software includes real-time job costing and detailed cost budgeting by item.

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How to Implement & Use Genius?

Genius ERP offers implementation services (with a plan and customised timeline) for a fee to help your team of users implement the system. Genius Solutions offers ERP training, manufacturing consulting, and Genius ERP support, including online resources. Genius provides free video tutorials on its linked Genius ERP Tutorial page or YouTube. Genius ERP hosts webinars.

Which ERP Systems are Comparable to Genius?



E2 offers two different ERP software products for manufacturing companies, E2 Shop and E2 Manufacturing.



Wherefour competes with Genius in the food and bakery industry. Wherefour ERP is a software solution designed for manufacturing companies making products from a formula or recipe. Wherefour excels at ingredient and lot traceability.



IQMS manufacturing ERP software has been rebranded as DELMIAworks. IQMS offers forecasting, production management, supply chain management, quality control, and CRM software modules.


Oracle NetSuite

NetSuite offers cloud-based comprehensive mid-range ERP systems for a variety of industries, including manufacturing.


SyteLine (Infor)

Infor acquired SyteLine manufacturing software, which is rebranded as Infor Industrial CloudSuite.



Epicor is a mid-range comprehensive ERP system for mid-sized manufacturing and distribution companies that offers Industry 4.0 (Industrial IoT) real-time information for shop floor performance and user notifications to help companies reduce rework and scrap.


Deltek Costpoint Manufacturing 

Deltek offers Costpoint Manufacturing, a manufacturing ERP software solution for government contractors that handles project manufacturing well.


QuickBooks Desktop

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise for Manufacturing is the on-premises accounting software product from Intuit.