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

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Chemical 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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROSage ERP X3DEACOM ERPBatchMaster ManufacturingEnterprise 21 ERPProcessPro® Premier Microsoft Dynamics AXSAP Business All-In-OneInfor M3BatchMaster ERP B1
  Version15.27.0714.98.408.110.4AX 7 20162010M3 13.2 (Feb 2014)14.3
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$200K-$2M$6K-$175K$30K-$750K$100K-750K$20K-750K$120K-2M-$15K-$375
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownFinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own, Financing, Leasing Options, Subscription, Annual Payments up front for the yearLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Financing, Subscription
  User Range5-Unlimited4-100020-1000+10-20003-755-1000+5-10005-2,25050-500020-20005-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesEnglish / SpanishYesYesYesYes (40+ languages)Yes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice Microsoft .NET.NETSOA.NET, ClientServer SOA, .NET, CloudInfor 3 tier.NET
  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, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS 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, SalesforceMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, OracleMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OracleMS SQL Server
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixMac OS, WindowsWindowsWindowsWindows, IBM OS, System lWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Control    Compliance    Inventory Management    MRP    Inventory Controls    Inventory Management    M3 Procurement    Inventory Management  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability        MRP    Inventory Control    Procurement    IC    Manufacturing    Purchasing Processes        Master Requirements Planning  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System            Warehouse Management Systems    Master Requirements Planning (MRP)    Warehouse Management System    AWS    Material Planning            Mobile  
                   Mobile Data Collection        Physical Inventory    Warehouse Management            Regulatory Compliance  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Sales Overview    Enhanced Order Entry for Sage & QuickBooks     Sales & Order Management    Order Entry    Sales & Marketing    Sales Processes    M3 Sales Management    Sales Management  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing        Sales Orders            Sales Management              
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring                                  
       Report Writer                                      
       Return Mgmt                                      
       Sales Analysis                                      
       Sales Orders                                      
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    Accounting        Financials Overview    Accounts Payable (AP)    AP / AR    Analytical Peporting    M3 Financial Accounting     Accounting and Financials  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection            Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management Overview    Financial Business Processes        Financial Reporting  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview                General Ledger (GL)    Fixed Assets              
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing                    Project Accounting    General Ledger              
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management                        International Capabilities              
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register                        Project Accounting              
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Formula Management    Batch Production    Manufacturing    Advanced Scheduler    Bill of Materials        M3 Manufacturing    Costing  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Labor Tracking System    Bill of Materials Management        Formulation    Key Production Features        M3 Product Data Management    Product Development  
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation        Production Overview    Formulation Management        Manufacturing ( BOM)    Product Builder        M3 Project Management    Production Management  
   MES    Cost Tracking            Product Costing        Quality Control ( QC)                Quality Management  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling            Production Management        R & D                  
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts            Quality Control        Security Regulations                  
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt            Samples Management        Standard Reports                  
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations                                      
       Requirements Planning                                      
       Shop Clock                                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution        Purchasing Overview    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Dock Scheduling    Key Supply Chain Features    Operational Planning    M3 Supply Chain Execution    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator            Purchasing for Sage and Quickbooks    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Parts Demand Planning    M3 Supply Chain Planning    Procurement  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting                    Master Production Scheduler                  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt                    Purchase Orders (PO)                  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    CRM    Customer Realations Management        Customer Relationship Management    CRM    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management    M3 Customer Lifecycle Mgmt    Customer Relationship Management   
       CRM for Syspro                        Sales Force Automation              
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence    Alert System    Groupware Integration    M3 Business Intelligence    e-Commerce  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Direct Store Delivery    Quickbooks Manufacturing    e-Commerce    Comprehensive Lot Traceability    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Human Capital Management    M3 Product Lifecycle      
               Formula Management    Sage ERP Manufacturing    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    FDA Compliance    Compliance Management    Intuitive Navagation          
               Labor Tracking System    SAP Business One Manufacturing        MSDS    Human Resource Management              
               Point-of-Sale System            Multicurrency    Service Managment              
               Regulatory / Environmental Reporting            Nutritional Labeling                  
                           System Manager                  
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS        Consulting        Direct Developer Support    ClientAdvantage    Support Options        M3 Rental Management      
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support        Implementation            ProductAdvantage™            M3 Services Management      
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education        Support            Professional Services                  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program                                          

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