Engineer to Order (ETO) ERP Software Comparison for the Aerospace and Defense

A comprehensive independent review of Engineer to Order (ETO) ERP Software Comparison for the Aerospace and Defense Industry. Below you will find an easy to navigate matrix comparing general data (e.g. price, financing options etc), materials management, sales order management, financial, production, supply chain, and customer management and any additional capabilities each vendor might provide. Click on the links to dive deeper into each vendor's software, or request a Free Demo to get more hands on experience.
  General Data
  Product NameSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop Solutionsabas ERPECi M1Infor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) Microsoft Dynamics AXSAP Business OneCetec ERP
  Version7.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current8.02016.220168.09.00.10AX 7 2016Always Current
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$300K-2M$5K-500K$75K and up-$10K-250K$25K-500K$20K-750K$25K -$250K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription
  User Range4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited40-50003-100010-2501-5005-10005-2,25025-10005-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETSOASOA, .NET, CloudSOASaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, ODBC Compliant, Proprietary`, Customized per Client, Pervasive, Power, Sage ProvideX, Sybase, Cloud-Based (Saas), PostgreSQL, MS SQL Express, abas Open Object Oriented Database, MS Access, IBM UniData/UniVerse, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, Quickbooks, Salesforce, Multi-Tenant SAAS on the SalesForce CloudCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Bar Coding     Inventory Management    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Material Management Summary    Inventory Controls    Inventory Management    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Costing    Bill of Materials     Material requirements planning (MRP)    Inventory Management    Plant Maintenance    Manufacturing        Bill Of Materials  
       Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    Material Cost Posting    M1 Calculators        Material Planning        Dimensional Inventory Control  
       Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control    Scheduling            Warehouse Management        Inventory Management  
       Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management    Warehouse Management                    Lot & Serial Traceability  
       Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory                        Mobile Warehousing  
       Sales Order Allocation                Scheduling and Resourcing    Materials Purchasing                        MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                           Materials Solutions                        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
                           Physical Inventory                          
                           Wireless System                          
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Costing    Advanced Bill of Materials    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Marketing    Sales & Promotions    Automatic Order Processing  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Demand Management    Invoicing    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Estimating / Quoting    Sales Management        Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Process History    Lead Management    Request for Quote            EDI / Ecommerce  
   Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History    Quotation Management    Project Mgmt                Field Service & Projects  
   Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service    Order Enrty    Sales Management Overview                    Manufacturing Quoting  
   Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status    Sales    Quoting & Estimating    Shipping Order                    Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
   Sales Orders            Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center    Sales Quotes    Return Merchandise Authorization                        Sales Reporting & Analysis  
                   Shipping Integration        Sales & Service Management                        Workflow & Routing  
                   Streamlined Receiving        Sales Application                          
                           Shipping Logistics                          
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     “What if” Financial Scenarios    General Ledger    Financial Management    AP / AR    Financial Reporting    Accounts Payable   
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable        Financial Management Overview    Accounting and Financials Overview    Accounts Receivable  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable        Fixed Assets    Banking & Reconciliation    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Fixed Assets    Multi-Currency        General Ledger    Cost Accounting    Configurable Costing Methods  
   Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Liquidity Planning    Payroll        International Capabilities        Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow    Perpetual Inventory Costing            Project Accounting        General Accounting   
   Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    General Ledger    Financial Management                        General Ledger  
   Analytics    Global Engines                Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets                        Project Accounting  
                           General Ledger                        Tax Management  
                           International Accounting                          
                           Multi-Currency Management                          
                           Payroll Management                          
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    CAD Integration    Job Management    Engineering    Bill of Materials        Bill Of Materials  
   Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    Production Summary    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Planning & Scheduling    Key Production Features        Configurable Manufacturing   
   Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Project Cost Accounting    Order Managent    Production Management    Product Builder        Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Project Management    Product Configurator    Project Control            Mobile Shop Floor  
   Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Time Recording / Job Time    Quality / Warranty    Shop Floor Data            Production & WIP Reporting  
   Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Work Order Management    Scheduling    Workflow            Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration        Multisite Planning    Production Configurator                        Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Preventative Maintenance        Project Management    Project Management Application                        Work Order Documents  
   Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Production Scheduling Overview        Repetitive Manufacturing    Quality Control Application                          
   Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control        Shop Floor Reporting    Quality Tracking                          
               Statistical Process Controls        Shop Order    Shop Floor Control                          
                       Sub-Contract Management    Shop Floor Data Collection Application                          
                           Shop Management                          
                           Software Preventative Maintenance Application                          
                           TrueView Data Display Application                          
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing    Purchasing Mgmt.    Shipping / Receiving    Key Supply Chain Features        Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Requisitions    Purchasing RFQ                Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Sales Planning & Forecasting    Shipping Mgmt.                MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management     Supplier Relationship Management                    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
       Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview        Procurement    Supply Chain Manager                        Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping  
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                Supply Chain                            Requisitions & Purchase Orders  
       Warehouse Management                Warehousing                            Supply Chain Management  
                                                   Supply / Demand Forecasting  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    CRM Features    CRM Application    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Call Management    Customer Relations Management    Marketing Automation    CRM Overview    Built-in CRM  
   CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Contact Manager    Field Service Management    Sales Force Automation    Customer Data Management     Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
       Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management                        Custom Lead Pipelines   
       Customer Relationship Management        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management    Mobility Features    Sales Forecasting                        Customer & Contact Management  
       Information Worker        Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator     Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                         Customer Case Management  
       Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Opportunity Tracking    Website        Service Management                        Integrated CRM  
       Mobile Connect        Quick Quoter                                    Last Touch Reporting  
       Service Management        Quote Tracking                                    Mobile Access & Field Service  
                                                   Sales Management & Quote Tracking  
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    Alert System    E-Commerce    Application Programming Interface  
   Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Business Analytics    Business Web    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Internationalization    Business Intelligence and Reporting        Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
       Composite Applications        Document Control System        Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    Multi-Site    M1 WebGear Interface    Intuitive User Interface    Compliance Management        Custom Report Writer  
       Composite Applications        E-Commerce        Expense Management     Crystal Reports        System Security    Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    Human Resource Management        Custom Workflow & Alerting  
       Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        Human Resources    Data Conversion        Unlimited View    Quality Control (Supplier)    Service Managment        Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
       Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication        Mobile Solutions    Document Control            Report & Analysis            Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors  
       Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview        Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application            Sytline Data Collection            Enterprise Document Management  
       Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        SmartPlex Mobile Access        Recruitment, Training & Developemnt    Electronic Data Exchange                        Pulse Report  
       Global Business Mgmt                    Global Application Builder                          
       Human Capital Mgmt.                    Key Performance Indicators Application                          
       ICE Business Architecture                    Messaging System Application                          
       Mobile                    Mobile Wireless Application                          
       Product Data Mgmt                    Online System / Time and Attendance                          
       Service Mgmt. Overview                    Process Documentation & Training                          
       Social Enterprise                    RFID Technology Application                          
       Subscription Services                                              
       Web 2.0                                              
  Services Support
   STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Customer Care    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Upgrade Guarantee    Services & Support        Support Options    E-Learning    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                        Custom Development & Integration  
   Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    Training    Global Shop Solutions University                        Data Migration  
       Learning & Educational Services                    Learning & Educational Services                        Local / Resident Hosting  
       Managed Services                    Training Strategies                         On-Site Implementation Consulting  
       Professional Services                                            Project Discovery & Gap Analysis  
       Subscription Services                                            Services User Training Programs  
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