Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the 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 management, production management, supply chain management, and customer relationship management, as well as capabilities each vendor might provide. Click on the product name to dive deeper into product features or request a free demo to get more hands-on experience.

  General Data
  Product NamePlex Manufacturing CloudSYSPROabas ERPEnterpriseIQSage ERP X3Microsoft Dynamics AXInfor VISUALEpicor ERPIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsE2 Shop SystemECi M1JOBSCOPENetSuite ERPMIE Trak ProCetec ERP
  VersionAlways Current7.0201615.27AX 7 20166.5.410.008.02016.27.28.0v16Always Current2016.04.02Always Current
  Price Range$5K + per month-$25K-500K onsite$75K and up-$50K- $2M$2600/ user-$20K-750K$12K-100K$4K -500K$300K-2M$5K-500K$5K-200K$10K-250K$20K-$500K$10K-100K$ 5K-$ 500K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, FinancingSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsSubscription
  User Range20-1000+4-100010-2505-Unlimited20-1000+5-2,2505-5001-2000+40-50003-10001-3001-5005-100010+unlimited5-5005-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesyesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.EnglishYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOA, XML, WebserviceSOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NET SOA, .NET, CloudSOASOASOASOAClient/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 PlatformsCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, 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 Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS 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, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Inventory Management     Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Control    Inventory Controls    Enterprise Resource Planning    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Data Collection    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Material Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Materials Management Modules    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Inventory Tracking    Lot Traceability     Material requirements planning (MRP)    Vendor Managed Inventory        Manufacturing    Product Lifecycle Mgmt    Bar Coding    Costing    Bill of Materials    Bar Coding    Inventory Management        Advanced Shipping        Bill Of Materials  
   Bill of Materials        Material Cost Posting    Wireless Warehouse Management System        Material Planning    Quality Management    Handheld    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    Bill Of Materials    M1 Calculators        Bin Management        Dimensional Inventory Control  
   Bar Coding        Scheduling            Warehouse Management        Material Handler Interface    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control    Handheld / Pocketview            Order Promising        Inventory Management  
   Job Tracking System        Warehouse Management                    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.    Costing    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Purchasing Management    Sales & Marketing    Sales Management    Order Management    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Order Entry    Advanced Bill of Materials    Configurator    Automated Order Processing    Sales and Order Management Modules    Automatic Order Processing  
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Invoicing    Quoting and Estimating    RF Warehousing    Sales Management        Sales Management    Component Repair    Demand Management    Quoting / Estimating    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Estimating and Quoting    Automated Payments        Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Customer Orders    Point Of Sale    Process History    Sales Orders    Sales Monitoring            Demand Management    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Vender Returns    Lead Management    Sales Management    One Click Purchase Orders        EDI / Ecommerce  
   E D I    Report Writer    Quotation Management                    Electronic Data Interchange    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History        Project Mgmt        Order Management        Field Service & Projects  
   Order Entry & Tracking    Return Mgmt    Sales Management Overview                    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Field Service    Order Enrty                Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Manufacturing Quoting  
   Quote Tracking    Sales Analysis    Shipping Order                    Storefront    Sales    Quoting & Estimating                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    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Financial Overview    Business Intelligence    AP / AR    Financial Management    General Ledger    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Financials    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Financial Management Modules    Accounts Payable   
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    General Ledger    Data Collection    Financial Management Overview        Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Job Cost Accounting    Financial Summary        Accounts Receivable  
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Finanacial Reporting    Financial Overview    Fixed Assets        Accounts Receivable    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Budgeting / Cashflow    Accounts Receivable        Advanced Billing        Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Expense Project Tracking    Activity Based Costing    Fixed Assets    Accounts Payable        General Ledger        Multi-Cureancy / Company    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Executive Overview    Multi-Currency        Amortization Schedules        Configurable Costing Methods  
   Inventory Valuation    Tax Management    Liquidity Planning    Accounts Receivable        International Capabilities        Financial Mgmt Overview    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    General Ledger    Payroll        Multi-currency Transactions        Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Assests Register    Perpetual Inventory Costing    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Project Accounting        Tax Connect    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow    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    CAD Integration    Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Discrete Manufacturing    Bill of Materials        Production Mgmt     Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Advanced Scheduling    Job Management    Barcode Labor Collection    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Production Management Modules    Bill Of Materials  
   Capacity Planning    Engineering Change Control    Production Summary    Engineering Change Order    Process Manufacturing    Key Production Features        Advanced Production    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    Job Management    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Engineering    Aseembly Management        Configurable Manufacturing   
   Complex Assembly    Factory Documentation    Project Cost Accounting    Manufacturing & Production Reporting         Product Builder        Advanced Quality Mgmt    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Order Costing     Order Managent    Production Planning and Scheduling    Work Order Management        Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Labor & Time Tracking    Cost Tracking    Project Management    MES                Job Management    Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Quality Management    Product Configurator    Shop Floor Control            Mobile Shop Floor  
   Multi-Plants    Planning and Scheduling    Time Recording / Job Time    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning                Lean Manufacturing    Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Rapid Documentation    Quality / Warranty                Production & WIP Reporting  
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Projects and Contracts    Work Order Management    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    Purchasing    Capable to Promise        Key Supply Chain Features    Enterprise Asset Mgmt    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Advanced Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.        Supply Chain Overview    Supply Chain Management Modules    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Online Tool Release    Freight Calculator    Requisitions    Demand Planning            Supply Chain Management    Inventory Management    Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Demand Forecasting    Purchasing RFQ                Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Problem Control    Inventory Forecasting    Sales Planning & Forecasting    Materials Ordering                Purchase Management    Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Executive Overview    Shipping Mgmt.                MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Supplier Quality    Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Relationship Management    Outsource Central                 Shipping & Receiving    Preventive Maintenance    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 Relations Mgmt.    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    CRM    Marketing Automation    Customer Relations Mgmt    Customer Relations Overview    CRM Features    CRM Application    CRM    Call Management    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM Modules    Built-in CRM  
   Cost & Quote Estimating    CRM for Syspro    Customer Relationship Management Overview            Sales Force Automation        Campaign Connect    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    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                            Information 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     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Payroll Processing    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Alert System    Human Capital Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Time and Attendance    Document Mgmt    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    Additional Modules    Application Programming Interface  
   Computer Aided Design    Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence    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        Multi-Site            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    Upgrade Guarantee    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs         Support Options        Business Process Outsourcing    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    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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