ERP Software Comparison for the Automotive Industry with an MS SQL Server platform.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Automotive Industry with an MS SQL Server platform. 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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Infor VISUALNetSuite ERPE2 Shop SystemGlobal Shop SolutionsECi M1Microsoft Dynamics AXJOBSCOPEMIE Trak Pro
  Version15.27.010.0076.5.4Always Current7.22016.28.0AX 7 2016v162016.04.02
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$12K-100K$10K-100K$5K-200K$5K-500K$10K-250K$20K-750K$20K-$500K$ 5K-$ 500K
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingFinancing, Leasing Options
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+5-50010+unlimited1-3003-10001-5005-2,2505-10005-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesEnglishYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SOASAAS, MultitenantClient/ServerSOASOA, .NETSOA, .NET, CloudSOA, On-PremiseClient-Server, RDS C
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Oracle, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas), Amazon Web services (Cloud)MS 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)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS 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, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, Amazon Web services (Cloud)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Enterprise Resource Planning    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Data Collection    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Inventory Controls    Material Control    Materials Management Modules  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Product Lifecycle Mgmt    Advanced Shipping    Bar Coding    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management    Manufacturing          
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Quality Management    Bin Management    Bill Of Materials    Data Collection    M1 Calculators    Material Planning          
           Material Handler Interface            Order Promising    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Control        Warehouse Management          
           Material Movement            Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Control    Inventory Management                  
           Prioritize Orders            Return Materials Authorization    Inventory Management    Materials & Inventory                  
           Sales Order Allocation                Lot and Serial Control    Materials Purchasing                  
                           Material Management     Materials Solutions                  
                               Physical Inventory                  
                               Wireless System                  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Sales Management    Automated Order Processing    Order Entry    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Sales & Marketing    Configurator    Sales and Order Management Modules  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing        Automated Payments    Quoting / Estimating    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Sales Management    Estimating and Quoting      
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring        One Click Purchase Orders    Vender Returns    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management        Sales Management      
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange            Order Management        Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt              
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.            Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Order Enrty                  
       Sales Analysis    Storefront            Real Time Order Status        Quoting & Estimating                  
       Sales Orders                Self-Service Vendor Center        Return Merchandise Authorization                  
                       Shipping Integration        Sales & Service Management                  
                       Streamlined Receiving        Sales Application                  
                               Shipping Logistics                  
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    Financial Management    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Accounting Application     General Ledger    AP / AR    Financials    Financial Management Modules  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection        Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management Overview    Job Cost Accounting      
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview        Advanced Billing    Budgeting / Cashflow    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Fixed Assets          
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company            Amortization Schedules    Executive Overview    Business Intelligence    Multi-Currency    General Ledger          
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview            Multi-currency Transactions    General Ledger    Business Intelligence Application    Payroll    International Capabilities          
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect            Project Accounting    Payroll    Cash Flow        Project Accounting          
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    QuickBooks    Financial Management                  
       Analytics    Global Engines                    Fixed Assets                  
                               General Ledger                  
                               International Accounting                  
                               Multi-Currency Management                  
                               Payroll Management                  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing        Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Bill of Materials    Barcode Labor Collection    Production Management Modules  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing        Aseembly Management    Job Management    Cost Breakdown Application    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Key Production Features    Engineering      
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt            Work Order Management    Order Costing     Engineer-to-Order    Order Managent    Product Builder    Production Planning and Scheduling      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management                Quality Management    Lean Manufacturing    Product Configurator        Shop Floor Control      
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing                Rapid Documentation    Management Solutions    Quality / Warranty              
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.                Shipping    Planning & Scheduling    Scheduling              
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling                Shop Floor Control    Production Configurator                  
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling                    Project Management Application                  
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management                    Quality Control Application                  
       Shop Clock                        Quality Tracking                  
                               Shop Floor Control                  
                               Shop Floor Data Collection Application                  
                               Shop Management                  
                               Software Preventative Maintenance Application                  
                               TrueView Data Display Application                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Enterprise Asset Mgmt    Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Key Supply Chain Features        Supply Chain Management Modules  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Supply Chain Management        Demand Forecasting    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ              
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management                Executive Overview    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.              
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving                Inventory Management    Supplier Relationship Management                   
           Sourcing                Purchasing / Receiving    Supply Chain Manager                  
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                      
           Warehouse Management                                      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Customer Relations Mgmt    Incentive Management    CRM    CRM Application    Call Management    Marketing Automation    CRM    CRM Modules  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect            Job and Project Tracking    Sales Forecasting    Customer & Prospect Management    Contact Manager    Sales Force Automation    Field Service      
           Case Management            Partner Relationship    WebView    Customer Relationship Management                  
           Customer Relationship Management            Sales Order Management        Sales Forecasting                  
           Information Worker            Self Service Customer Portal        Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                   
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt            Website        Service Management                  
           Mobile Connect                                      
           Service Management                                      
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Human Capital Mgmt    Real Time Dashboards    Time and Attendance     Simplified Label Printing    Document Mgmt    Alert System    Business Intelligence    Additional Modules  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution        Security    Crystal Reports    Business Web    Human Resources    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Crystal Reports      
           Composite Applications                Data Conversions    CAD Interface Application    M1 WebGear Interface    Compliance Management    DCAA      
           Composite Applications                Document Control    Crystal Reports    System Security    Human Resource Management    Jobscope Mobile      
           Document Mgmt                QuickView    Data Conversion    Unlimited View    Service Managment    Quality Assurance      
           Enterprise Content Mgmt                    Document Control                  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt                    Document Control Application                  
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                    Electronic Data Exchange                  
           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
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing            Customer Care    Account Manager    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support    Support Options        Service & Support Modules  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting            NetSuite Central    Classroom Training    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    E-Learning    Global Shop Solutions University                  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services                Onsite and ISO Consulting    Learning & Educational Services                  
           Managed Services                Phone Support    Training Strategies                   
           Professional Services                                      
           Subscription Services                                      

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