ERP Software Comparison for Manufacturing and Distribution on a Cloud Based (SaaS) Platform

A comprehensive independent review of ERP software systems for Manufacturing and Distribution on a Cloud Based (SaaS) 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 X3Plex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0Kenandy ERPEnterprise 21 ERPProcessPro® Premier Microsoft Dynamics NAVEpicor ExpressInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business ByDesignOracle E-Business SuiteMicrosoft Dynamics AXQAD Enterprise ApplicationsS2K EnterpriseExact JobBOSS and Exact Online JobBOSSMicrosoft Dynamics GPExpandable ERP Cetec ERPRootstockSage 50 Quantum Accounting
  Version15.27.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current8.03.0, always current8.110.42016Always current9.00.10Cloud and Mobile Based (Always Current)Release 12AX 7 201620165.511.920169.3.0Always Current1.135
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$300K-2M$200 / user-$30K-$750K$100K-750K$8K-$250K$400-$5K/Mo.$25K-500K$150/user/mo-$12K-$350K$20K-750K$250/User-Please inquire-$299-$200K$10K-100K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo $40/User/Month-$150 per user per mo-5 user $3,198-10 User $5,303
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionSubscriptionSubscriptionLease, Interest Free FinancingOwner Financing, Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscriptionLease, FinancingFinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscription, LicensedSubscriptionSubscription
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited40-500050 to unlimited5-1000+5-10005-7501-505-100010 to Unlimited25-1000+5-2,25010-20,00010+ unlimited1-10025-5001-Unlimited5-Unlimited10-4001-40
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesEnglish / SpanishYes40+ CountriesYesYesUS, UK, France, Germany, India,& ChinayesYesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)English, French, Dutch, SpanishyesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOAMulti-tenant SaaSSOA.NET, ClientServer .NETSaaS Multitenant SOASOAModel-driven "Cloud"SOASOA, .NET, CloudSOA, DA SOAClient/Server or CloSOA, .NETWindows ClientServeSaas, MultitenantMulti-Tenant SAAS on
  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)Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS 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 CloudCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, SalesforceMS 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, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Progress, Customized per Client, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, Quickbooks, SalesforceMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), QuickbooksMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureProgress, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)IBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQLCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, Multi-Tenant SAAS on the SalesForce CloudCloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixMac OS, WindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, i Operating SystemWindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemMac OS, WindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Solaris, HP-UX, Compatible w/all Operating Systems, i Operating System, NA/On Demand/Saas, VMS, IBM OS, Visual Basic, .NET, System l, IBM Power System, Multi-Tenant SAAS on the SalesForce CloudWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    MRP        Material Management    Material Management Summary        Inventory Management    Inventory Controls        Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Lot and Serial Control    Inventory Management    Consignment Inventory     Barcoding & Labeling    Cloud MRP    Inventory   
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Costing    Material Requirements Planning    Procurement    IC            Plant Maintenance        Warehouse Management    Manufacturing        Material Requirement Planning    Material Control    Materials Requirement Planning    Inventory Accuracy     Bill Of Materials    Cloud Scheduling and Capacity Planning      
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Demand Forecasting        Warehouse Management System    AWS                        Material Planning                    Inventory Control    Dimensional Inventory Control    Lot & Serial Control      
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment            Physical Inventory                        Warehouse Management                    Inventory RESTful API     Inventory Management          
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting                                                        Lot Tracking    Lot & Serial Traceability          
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting                                                        Materials Management    Mobile Warehousing          
           Sales Order Allocation                Scheduling and Resourcing                                                        Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs    MRP & Inventory Forecast          
                                                                                   Serial Number Tracking     Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning          
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Sales and Order Mgmt.    Sales & Order Management    Order Entry    Service Management    Estimating & Quoting    Advanced Forcasting        Oracle Partner Management    Sales & Marketing        Order Processing    Job Entry    Sales Configuration    Configuration Control     Automatic Order Processing    Configure-Price-Quote    Customers & Sales  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Component Repair                    Order Management    Estimating / Quoting        Quoting    Sales Management        Work Order Processing    Sales Order Processing    Sales Forecasting    Electronic Data Transmission    Configurable Manufacturing Modes    Sales Order Management      
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects                        Request for Quote        Sales Management                        Pack-Out Ship     EDI / Ecommerce          
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management    Customer Orders                                 Sales Proposal                        Quick Sales Order Entry     Field Service & Projects          
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service                                                        Return Material Authorization    Manufacturing Quoting          
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status    Sales                                                        Sales Order Credit Card Validation    Packing, Shipping, & RMAs          
       Sales Orders            Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center    Sales Quotes                                                        Sales Order Management     Sales Reporting & Analysis          
                       Shipping Integration                                                            Shipping RESTful API     Workflow & Routing          
                       Streamlined Receiving                                                            Volume Pricing              
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Financial Overview    Financials Overview    Accounts Payable (AP)    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    Financial Management    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    AP / AR    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Business Intelligence    Accounting RESTful APIs     Accounts Payable      Manufacturing Cost Control     Banking  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management    Accounts Receivable        Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Management    Accounts Payable     Accounts Receivable    Financial Integration    Credit Card Processing  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable        General Ledger (GL)        General Ledger        Cash Flow    Asset Tracking    Fixed Assets    Banking / Cash Mgmt.    Financial Highlights    General Ledger    Multicurrency    Accounts Receivable     Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import    Multi Site & Multi Company     Credit Card Processing  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Expense Reporting        Project Accounting        Multi-Currency        Financial Management        General Ledger    Budgeting    General Ledger    Payroll    Online Reports    Bank Reconciliation     Configurable Costing Methods    Project Control    Electronic Payments  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Banking                Payroll        Financial Statements        International Capabilities    Finanacial Overview                Business Intelligence & Analytics    Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)        Multi-Currencies / Tax  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Financial Statements and Reports                        Foreign Currency        Project Accounting    Financial Analysis                Financial Reporting    General Accounting         Vendors & Purchases  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    General Ledger    Fixed Assets                                    Governance, Risk & Compliance                Foreign Currency     General Ledger          
       Analytics    Global Engines                Sales Contract Mgmt.    General Ledger                                    Management Reporting                General Ledger     Project Accounting          
                               Multi-currency                                    Multi-GAAP                Multiple Company     Tax Management          
                               Standard Costs                                                                  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Engineering    Manufacturing    Advanced Scheduler    Project Management    Bill of Materials     Engineering    Production Planning & Scheduling    Production Scheduling    Bill of Materials    Lean Manufacturing    Capacity Requirements Planning    Quality Management    Bill of Materials    Integration For Finite Capacity    Bill Of Materials    Production Engineering    Projects / Job Sites   
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Production Management        Formulation        Document Management    Planning & Scheduling    Project Management    Project Costing    Key Production Features    Manufacturing Execution    Shop Floor Control    Shop Floor Control    Manufacturing Order Process    Job Scheduling & Costing     Configurable Manufacturing     Shop Floor Control      
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble            Manufacturing ( BOM)        Engineering Change and Revision Control    Production Management        Shop Floor Management    Product Builder    Manufacturing Overview            Quality Assurance    Master Scheduling & Planning    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR          
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Constraint-Based Scheduling            Quality Control ( QC)        Job Management    Project Control                Manufacturing Planning                Shop Floor Routing    Mobile Shop Floor          
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Engineer to Order            R & D        Lean Production    Shop Floor Data                Manufacturing Scheduling                    Production & WIP Reporting          
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Make to Project            Security Regulations        Quality Assurance    Workflow                Product Data Management                     Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning          
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration        Multisite Planning            Standard Reports        Routing                    Product Data Management                    Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing          
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Preventative Maintenance        Project Management                    Scheduling                    Quality Management                    Work Order Documents          
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Production Scheduling Overview        Repetitive Manufacturing                    Shop Floor Control                                                  
       Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control        Shop Floor Reporting                                                                      
                   Statistical Process Controls        Shop Order                                                                      
                           Sub-Contract Management                                                                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Supply Chain Management    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Dock Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    Purchasing    Shipping / Receiving    Supplier Relationship Management    Supply Chain Execution    Key Supply Chain Features    Consignment    Inventory Management    ShopView        e-Purchase Order Requisitions    Customer / Vendor Portals    Purchase Order Management      
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Equipment        Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Shipping & Receiving         Supply Chain Management    Supply Chain Planning        Demand Management                Electronic Data Transmission    Lot & Serial Traceability    Replenishment Planning      
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Equipment Effectiveness            Master Production Scheduler        Supplier Management                    Purchasing                Lot Tracking    MRP / Kanban / Replenishment          
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Preventive Maintenance            Purchase Orders (PO)                            Release Management                PO From SO Create Workbench    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning          
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview        Procurement                                        Supply Chain Overview                Purchasing    Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping          
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                Supply Chain                                        Supply Chain Planning                Purchasing RESTful API     Requisitions & Purchase Orders          
           Warehouse Management                Warehousing                                        Supply Chain Portal                Serial & Lot Product Control     Supply Chain Management          
                                                                   Transportation Management                Serial Number Product Tracking    Supply / Demand Forecasting          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    CRM Features    Salesforce CRM    Customer Relationship Management    CRM    Sales & Marketing    Contact Management    Customer Relations Management    Customer Relationship Management        Marketing Automation    Configurator    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Mgmt    Customer Support     Built-in CRM          
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services                    Lead & Opportunity Management    Field Service Management            Sales Force Automation    Customer Relationship Management    Marketing Automation            Expandable CRM    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups          
           Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship    Information Shring                    Marketing Management                    Customer Self Service    Remote Sales Force Automation            Integration for Salesforce CRM    Custom Lead Pipelines           
           Customer Relationship Management        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management    Mobility Features                                        Demand Management                    Customer & Contact Management          
           Informatin Worker        Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator                                         Pricing                    Customer Case Management          
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Opportunity Tracking    Website                                            Sales Analysis                    Integrated CRM          
           Mobile Connect        Quick Quoter                                                Sales Orders                    Last Touch Reporting          
           Service Management        Quote Tracking                                                Sales Quotes & Orders                    Mobile Access & Field Service          
                                                                   Trade Management                    Sales Management & Quote Tracking          
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting    eProcurement     Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Business Analytics and Collaboration    Human Resources Analytics    Alert System    Analytics    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Automated Workflow        Additional Capabilities Overview    Application Programming Interface        Cloud & Mobile   
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Business Analytics        e-Commerce    Comprehensive Lot Traceability            Internationalization    Compliance Management    iSupport    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Enterprise Asset Management    Distribution Management            Business Intelligence Products    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)        Dashboard  
           Composite Applications        Document Control System        Employee Self-Service        Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    FDA Compliance            Intuitive User Interface    Executive Management        Compliance Management    Interoperability Solutions     e Business Applications            Engineering Products    Custom Report Writer        Learning Centre  
           Composite Applications        E-Commerce        Expense Management             MSDS            Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    Human Resource Management        Human Resource Management        S2K Mobile            High Technology Package    Custom Workflow & Alerting        Reporting Centre  
           Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        Human Resources            Multicurrency            Quality Control (Supplier)            Service Managment                    Integration Programming Interfaces    Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing          
           Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication        Mobile Solutions            Nutritional Labeling            Report & Analysis                                Medical Technology Package    Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors          
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview        Payroll, Time & Attendance            System Manager            Sytline Data Collection                                Product Management    Enterprise Document Management          
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        SmartPlex Mobile Access        Recruitment, Training & Developemnt                                                        Quality & Regulatory    Pulse Report          
           Global Business Mgmt                                                                        Security & Business Monitoring Products              
           Human Capital Mgmt.                                                                        Usability & Data Collection Utilities              
           ICE Business Architecture                                                                                      
           Product Data Mgmt                                                                                      
           Service Mgmt. Overview                                                                                      
           Social Enterprise                                                                                      
           Subscription Services                                                                                      
           Web 2.0                                                                                      
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Customer Care    Implementation    Consulting Services    Direct Developer Support    ClientAdvantage    Support Options    Implementation        Built in Services and Support    Support Resources    Support Options    QAD Service and Support        Customer Portal    Support Options    Client Support & Training Overview    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels     Warranty / Entitlement Management       
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Support    Implementation Services        ProductAdvantage™                                            Customer Support Module    Custom Development & Integration          
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    Training    Kenandy Community        Professional Services                                            Direct Implementation Services    Data Migration          
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services                    Service and Support                                                    Meditech Validation Products & Services    Local / Resident Hosting          
           Managed Services                                                                        Support & Professional Services    On-Site Implementation Consulting          
           Professional Services                                                                        User Product & Process Training    Project Discovery & Gap Analysis          
           Subscription Services                                                                            Services User Training Programs          

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