Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison For Automotive Industry.

Below you will find a comprehensive independent comparison of Top Rated Manufacturing ERP software systems for the  Automotive Industry. Use the easy to navigate matrix  to compare pricing and compatibility data, as well as materials management, sales order management, financial, production, supply chain, and customer management capabilities each vendor might provide. Click on the product name links to dive deeper into product's features, or request a Free Demo to get more hands on experience.

  General Data
  Product NamePlex Manufacturing CloudSYSPROEnterpriseIQSage ERP X3Microsoft Dynamics AXInfor VISUALEpicor ERPIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop Solutionsabas ERPE2 Shop SystemECi M1JOBSCOPENetSuite ERPMIE Trak ProCetec ERP
  VersionAlways Current7.015.27AX 7 20166.5.410.008.02016.220167.28.0v16Always Current2016.04.02Always Current
  Price Range$5K + per month-$25K-500K onsite$50K- $2M$2600/ user-$20K-750K$12K-100K$4K -500K$300K-2M$5K-500K$75K and up-$5K-200K$10K-250K$20K-$500K$10K-100K$ 5K-$ 500K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, FinancingFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, FinancingSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsSubscription
  User Range20-1000+4-10005-Unlimited20-1000+5-2,2505-5001-2000+40-50003-100010-2501-3001-5005-100010+unlimited5-5005-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries yesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.EnglishYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOA, XML, WebserviceSOA, .NET SOA, .NET, CloudSOASOASOASOASOA / Multi-tierClient/ServerSOA, .NETSOA, On-PremiseSAAS, MultitenantClient-Server, RDS CSaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Oracle, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas), Amazon Web services (Cloud)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliantabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL ServerMS 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 CloudMS SQL Server, Amazon Web services (Cloud)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Control    Inventory Controls    Enterprise Resource Planning    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Complex MRO    Bar Coding     Inventory Management    Data Collection    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Material Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Materials Management Modules    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Inventory Tracking    Lot Traceability    Vendor Managed Inventory        Manufacturing    Product Lifecycle Mgmt    Bar Coding    Costing    Bill of Materials    Material cost posting    Bar Coding    Inventory Management        Advanced Shipping        Bill Of Materials  
   Bill of Materials        Wireless Warehouse Management System        Material Planning    Quality Management    Handheld    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    Scheduling    Bill Of Materials    M1 Calculators        Bin Management        Dimensional Inventory Control  
   Bar Coding                Warehouse Management        Material Handler Interface    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control    Warehouse Management    Handheld / Pocketview            Order Promising        Inventory Management  
   Job Tracking System                        Material Movement    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management        Inventory Control            Real-Time Sustem        Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Material Requirements Planning                        Prioritize Orders    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory        Inventory Management            Return Materials Authorization        Mobile Warehousing  
                           Sales Order Allocation    Scheduling and Resourcing    Materials Purchasing        Lot and Serial Control                    MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                                   Materials Solutions        Material Management                     Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
                                   Physical Inventory                              
                                   Wireless System                              
  Sales Order Management
   Commission Tracking    Document Flow Mgmt.    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Purchasing Management    Sales & Marketing    Sales Management    Order Management    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Costing    Order Entry    Advanced Bill of Materials    Configurator    Automated Order Processing    Sales and Order Management Modules    Automatic Order Processing  
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Quoting and Estimating    RF Warehousing    Sales Management        Sales Management    Component Repair    Demand Management    Invoicing    Quoting / Estimating    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Estimating and Quoting    Automated Payments        Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Customer Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Orders    Sales Monitoring            Demand Management    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Process History    Vender Returns    Lead Management    Sales Management    One Click Purchase Orders        EDI / Ecommerce  
   E D I    Report Writer                    Electronic Data Interchange    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History    Quotation Management        Project Mgmt        Order Management        Field Service & Projects  
   Order Entry & Tracking    Return Mgmt                    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Field Service    Order Enrty    Sales Management Overview                Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Manufacturing Quoting  
   Quote Tracking    Sales Analysis                    Storefront    Sales    Quoting & Estimating    Shipping Order                Real Time Order Status        Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
   Sales Order    Sales Orders                        Sales Quotes    Return Merchandise Authorization                    Self-Service Vendor Center        Sales Reporting & Analysis  
                                   Sales & Service Management                    Shipping Integration        Workflow & Routing  
                                   Sales Application                    Streamlined Receiving          
                                   Shipping Logistics                              
  Financial Management
   accounting Overview    Budget Management    Financial Overview    Business Intelligence    AP / AR    Financial Management    General Ledger    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     “What if” Financial Scenarios    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Financials    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Financial Management Modules    Accounts Payable   
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Data Collection    Financial Management Overview        Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Job Cost Accounting    Financial Summary        Accounts Receivable  
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Finanacial Reporting    Financial Overview    Fixed Assets        Accounts Receivable    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Budgeting / Cashflow    Accounts Receivable        Advanced Billing        Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Expense Project Tracking    Activity Based Costing    Accounts Payable        General Ledger        Multi-Cureancy / Company    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Fixed Assets    Executive Overview    Multi-Currency        Amortization Schedules        Configurable Costing Methods  
   Inventory Valuation    Tax Management    Accounts Receivable        International Capabilities        Financial Mgmt Overview    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Liquidity Planning    General Ledger    Payroll        Multi-currency Transactions        Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Assests Register    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Project Accounting        Tax Connect    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow    Perpetual Inventory Costing    Payroll            Project Accounting        General Accounting   
       Payroll                    Cash / Asset Mgmt    General Ledger    Financial Management        QuickBooks            Revenue Recognition        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
   Barcode Labeling    Bill of Materials    Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Discrete Manufacturing    Bill of Materials        Production Mgmt     Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    CAD Integration    Advanced Scheduling    Job Management    Barcode Labor Collection    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Production Management Modules    Bill Of Materials  
   Capacity Planning    Engineering Change Control    Engineering Change Order    Process Manufacturing    Key Production Features        Advanced Production    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    Project Cost Accounting    Job Management    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Engineering    Aseembly Management        Configurable Manufacturing   
   Complex Assembly    Factory Documentation    Manufacturing & Production Reporting         Product Builder        Advanced Quality Mgmt    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Project Management    Order Costing     Order Managent    Production Planning and Scheduling    Work Order Management        Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Labor & Time Tracking    Cost Tracking    MES                Job Management    Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Time Recording / Job Time    Quality Management    Product Configurator    Shop Floor Control            Mobile Shop Floor  
   Multi-Plants    Planning and Scheduling    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning                Lean Manufacturing    Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Work Order Management    Rapid Documentation    Quality / Warranty                Production & WIP Reporting  
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Projects and Contracts    Production Overview                Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling        Shipping    Scheduling                Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   PLC Machine Integration    Quality Mgmt    Quality Management                Planning & Scheduling    Multisite Planning    Production Configurator        Shop Floor Control                    Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Preventative Maintenance    Quotations    Real Time Monitoring                Planning and Scheduling    Project Management    Project Management Application                            Work Order Documents  
   Production Scheduling Overview    Requirements Planning                    Product Data Management    Repetitive Manufacturing    Quality Control Application                              
   Shop Floor Control    Shop Clock                        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
   Online Order & Tracking    EDI Solution    Capable to Promise        Key Supply Chain Features    Enterprise Asset Mgmt    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing    Advanced Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.        Supply Chain Overview    Supply Chain Management Modules    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Online Tool Release    Freight Calculator    Demand Planning            Supply Chain Management    Inventory Management    Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Requisitions    Demand Forecasting    Purchasing RFQ                Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Problem Control    Inventory Forecasting    Materials Ordering                Purchase Management    Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Sales Planning & Forecasting    Executive Overview    Shipping Mgmt.                MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Supplier Quality    Shipping Mgmt    Outsource Central                 Shipping & Receiving    Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management     Supplier Relationship Management    Inventory Management                    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Supply Chain Overview                        Sourcing    Procurement    Supply Chain Manager        Purchasing / Receiving                    Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping  
                           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.    Supply Chain                                Requisitions & Purchase Orders  
                           Warehouse Management    Warehousing                                Supply Chain Management  
                                                               Supply / Demand Forecasting  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Configurator Pricing     Contact Management    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    CRM    Marketing Automation    Customer Relations Mgmt    Customer Relations Overview    CRM Features    CRM Application    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM    Call Management    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM Modules    Built-in CRM  
   Cost & Quote Estimating    CRM for Syspro            Sales Force Automation        Campaign Connect    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Sales Forecasting    Contact Manager    Field Service    Job and Project Tracking        Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
   Customer Master List                        Case Management    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management        WebView            Partner Relationship        Custom Lead Pipelines   
   Customer Relations Summary                        Customer Relationship Management    Mobility Features    Sales Forecasting                    Sales Order Management        Customer & Contact Management  
   Field Service                        Informatin Worker    Sales Configurator     Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                     Self Service Customer Portal        Customer Case Management  
   Opportunity Tracking                        Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Service Management                    Website        Integrated CRM  
   Quick Quoter                        Mobile Connect                                    Last Touch Reporting  
   Quote Tracking                        Service Management                                    Mobile Access & Field Service  
                                                               Sales Management & Quote Tracking  
  Additional Capabilities
   Business Intelligence    Document Mgmt    Payroll Processing    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Alert System    Human Capital Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Business Intelligence    Time and Attendance    Document Mgmt    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    Additional Modules    Application Programming Interface  
   Computer Aided Design    Espresso Mobile    Work Force Management    Wholesale Distribution    Business Intelligence and Reporting        Compliance Overview    Business Analytics    Business Web        Crystal Reports    Human Resources    Crystal Reports    Security        Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
   Document Control System                Compliance Management        Composite Applications    Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application        Data Conversions    M1 WebGear Interface    DCAA            Custom Report Writer  
   E-Commerce                Human Resource Management        Composite Applications    Expense Management     Crystal Reports        Document Control    System Security    Jobscope Mobile            Custom Workflow & Alerting  
   Electronic Data Interchange                Service Managment        Document Mgmt    Human Resources    Data Conversion        QuickView    Unlimited View    Quality Assurance            Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
   Groupware Communication                        Enterprise Content Mgmt    Mobile Solutions    Document Control                            Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors  
   Human Resources Overview                        Enterprise Performance Mgmt    Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application                            Enterprise Document Management  
   SmartPlex Mobile Access                        Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame    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
   Security    STARS    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs         Support Options        Business Process Outsourcing    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Upgrade Guarantee    Account Manager    Services & Support        Customer Care    Service & Support Modules    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   Training Strategies    Support    IQMS Professional Services and Consulting                Epicor Consulting    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting        Classroom Training            NetSuite Central        Custom Development & Integration  
       Training and Education    IQMS Technical Support                Hosting Services    Training    Global Shop Solutions University        E-Learning            Site Consultation        Data Migration  
           Software Updates and Maintenance Program                Learning & Educational Services        Learning & Educational Services        Onsite and ISO Consulting                    Local / Resident Hosting  
                           Managed Services        Training Strategies         Phone Support                    On-Site Implementation Consulting  
                           Professional Services                                    Project Discovery & Gap Analysis  
                           Subscription Services                                    Services User Training Programs  

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