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 AXMAX ERPJOBSCOPEMIE Trak Pro
  Version2015.17.010.0076.5.4Always Current7.22015.38.0AX 7 20165.5.2v162016.04.02
  Price Range$50K- $2M$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$12K-100K$10K-100K$5K-200K$5K-500K$10K-250K$20K-750K$5K -35K$20K-$500K$ 5K-$ 500K
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, 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, FinancingLease, FinancingFinancing, Leasing Options
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+5-50010+unlimited1-3003-10001-5005-2,2505-150+5-10005-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesEnglishYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SOASAAS, MultitenantClient/ServerSOASOA, .NETSOA, .NET, Cloud.NETSOA, 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)MS 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 CompliantMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, QuickbooksMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, Amazon Web services (Cloud)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindows
  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    Inventory Control    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    Lot and Serial Tracking          
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Quality Management    Bin Management    Bill Of Materials    Data Collection    M1 Calculators    Material Planning    Master Scheduling          
           Material Handler Interface            Order Promising    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Control        Warehouse Management    Material Requirement Planning          
           Material Movement            Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Control    Inventory Management            Repetitive Manufacturing          
           Prioritize Orders            Return Materials Authorization    Inventory Management    Materials Purchasing                      
           Sales Order Allocation                Lot and Serial Control    Materials Solutions                      
                           Material Management     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    Advanced Forecast    Configurator    Sales and Order Management Modules  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    RF Warehousing        Automated Payments    Quoting / Estimating    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Sales Management    Quoting and Estimating    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 Order and Processing    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        Shipping Logistics                      
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    Financial Management    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    AP / AR    Fixed Asset Management    Financials    Financial Management Modules  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection        Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management Overview    General Ledger    Job Cost Accounting      
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview        Advanced Billing    Budgeting / Cashflow    Business Intelligence    Accounts Receivable    Fixed Assets    Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering          
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company            Amortization Schedules    Executive Overview    Cash Flow    Multi-Currency    General Ledger    Multi-Currency          
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview            Multi-currency Transactions    General Ledger    Financial Management    Payroll    International Capabilities    Multiple Cost Sets          
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect            Project Accounting    Payroll    Fixed Assets        Project Accounting    Payables Management          
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    QuickBooks    General Ledger            Receivables Management          
       Analytics    Global Engines                    International Accounting            Human Resources          
                               Multi-Currency Management                      
                               Payroll Management                      
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt Overview    Discrete Manufacturing        Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Bill of Materials    Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning    Barcode Labor Collection    Production Management Modules  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing        Aseembly Management    Job Management    Engineer-to-Order    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Key Production Features    Engineering Change Order    Engineering      
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt            Work Order Management    Order Costing     Lean Manufacturing    Order Managent    Product Builder    Labor Tracking    Production Planning and Scheduling      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management                Quality Management    Management Solutions    Product Configurator        Lean Capabilities    Shop Floor Control      
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing                Rapid Documentation    Production Configurator    Quality / Warranty        Lean Tools / Labor Tracking          
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.                Shipping    Project Management    Scheduling        MAX Visual Shop Scheduler          
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling                Shop Floor Control    Quality Control            Shop Floor Control          
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations                        Quality Tracking            Subcontract Processing          
       Requirements Planning                        Shop Floor Control                      
       Shop Clock                                              
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt Overview        Enterprise Asset Mgmt    Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Key Supply Chain Features    Bar Coding        Supply Chain Management Modules  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Supply Chain Management        Demand Forecasting    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ        Backflush by Operation          
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management                Executive Overview    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.        Purchasing Control          
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving                Inventory Management    Supplier Relationship Management             Subcontract Processing          
           Sourcing                Purchasing / Receiving    Supply Chain Manager            Supplier Kanban          
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                          
           Warehouse Management                                          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Customer Relations Mgmt    Incentive Management    CRM    Customer & Prospect Management    Call Management    Marketing Automation    Customer Service Portal    CRM    CRM Modules  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect            Job and Project Tracking    Sales Forecasting    Customer Relationship Management    Contact Manager    Sales Force Automation        Field Service      
           Case Management            Partner Relationship    WebView    Sales Forecasting                      
           Informatin Worker            Sales Order Management        Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                       
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt            Self Service Customer Portal        Service Management                      
           Mobile Connect            Website                              
           Service Management                                          
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Compliance Overview    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Human Capital Mgmt    Real Time Dashboards    Time and Attendance    Business Web    Document Mgmt    Alert System    Exact Synergy    Business Intelligence    Additional Modules  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Wholesale Distribution        Security    Crystal Reports    Crystal Reports    Human Resources    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Exact Event Manager    Crystal Reports      
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt                Data Conversions    Data Conversion    M1 WebGear Interface    Compliance Management        DCAA      
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                Document Control    Document Control    System Security    Human Resource Management        Jobscope Mobile      
           Global Business Mgmt                QuickView    Global Application Builder    Unlimited View    Service Managment        Quality Assurance      
           Human Capital Mgmt Overview                    Online System / Time and Attendance                      
           Product Data Mgmt                                          
           Service Mgmt. Overview                                          
           Social Enterprise                                          
           Web 2.0                                          
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing            Customer Care    Account Manager    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support    Support Options    Training and Education        Service & Support Modules  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Hosting Services            NetSuite Central    Classroom Training    Global Shop Solutions Consulting            Customer Support          
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services            Site Consultation    E-Learning    Global Shop Solutions University            Consultation Services          
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Managed Services                Onsite and ISO Consulting    Learning & Educational Services                      
           Professional Services                Phone Support    Training Strategies                       
           Subscription Services                                          

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