ERP Software Comparison for the Computers and Electronics Industry with an MS SQL Server platform.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Computers and Electronics 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 AXSage 300 ERP Expandable ERP Priority Software ERP
  Version15.27.010.0076.5.4Always Current7.22016.28.0AX 7 201620149.3.017.3
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$12K-100K$10K-100K$5K-200K$5K-500K$10K-250K$20K-750K$150/User-$2,500/User $20K-200K or$250/User/Mo $1,400-$3,000/license
  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, Owner Financing, Financing, Easy Pay AvailableSubscription, LicensedSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+5-50010+unlimited1-3003-10001-5005-2,2502-4501-Unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYes-169 CountriesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SOASAAS, MultitenantClient/ServerSOASOA, .NETSOA, .NET, CloudMulti-tierWindows ClientServeAll current Windows
  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 Server, Oracle, PervasiveMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsLinux, WindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix
  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    Bar Coding    Consignment Inventory     Materials Management Overview  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Product Lifecycle Mgmt    Advanced Shipping    Bar Coding    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management    Manufacturing    Bin Tracking    Inventory Accuracy     Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Quality Management    Bin Management    Bill Of Materials    Data Collection    M1 Calculators    Material Planning    Material Requirements Planning    Inventory Control    Picking and Shipping  
           Material Handler Interface            Order Promising    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Control        Warehouse Management        Inventory RESTful API     Receiving & Put-Away  
           Material Movement            Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Control    Inventory Management                Lot Tracking    Replenishment  
           Prioritize Orders            Return Materials Authorization    Inventory Management    Materials & Inventory                Materials Management    Traceability  
           Sales Order Allocation                Lot and Serial Control    Materials Purchasing                Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs      
                           Material Management     Materials Solutions                Serial Number Tracking       
                               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    Direct Receivables    Configuration Control     Orders  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing        Automated Payments    Quoting / Estimating    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Sales Management    Electronic Funds Transfer    Electronic Data Transmission    Price Quotes  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring        One Click Purchase Orders    Vender Returns    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management        National Accounts Management    Pack-Out Ship     Tasks  
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange            Order Management        Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt        Order Entry    Quick Sales Order Entry       
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.            Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Order Enrty                Return Material Authorization      
       Sales Analysis    Storefront            Real Time Order Status        Quoting & Estimating                Sales Order Credit Card Validation      
       Sales Orders                Self-Service Vendor Center        Return Merchandise Authorization                Sales Order Management       
                       Shipping Integration        Sales & Service Management                Shipping RESTful API       
                       Streamlined Receiving        Sales Application                Volume Pricing      
                               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    Accounts Payable    Accounting RESTful APIs     Billing  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection        Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable     Budget Control  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview        Advanced Billing    Budgeting / Cashflow    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Fixed Assets    Fixed Asset Management    Accounts Receivable     Cash Management  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company            Amortization Schedules    Executive Overview    Business Intelligence    Multi-Currency    General Ledger    General Ledger    Bank Reconciliation     Cost Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview            Multi-currency Transactions    General Ledger    Business Intelligence Application    Payroll    International Capabilities    Intercompany Transactions    Business Intelligence & Analytics    Financial Management Overview  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect            Project Accounting    Payroll    Cash Flow        Project Accounting    Multi-currency    Financial Reporting    Financial Statement Generator  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    QuickBooks    Financial Management            Project & Job Costing    Foreign Currency     Fixed Assets  
       Analytics    Global Engines                    Fixed Assets                General Ledger     Regulatory Compliance  
                               General Ledger                Multiple Company       
                               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    Advanced Production    Integration For Finite Capacity    Production Management Overview  
   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    Basic Manufacturing    Job Scheduling & Costing       
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt            Work Order Management    Order Costing     Engineer-to-Order    Order Managent    Product Builder        Master Scheduling & Planning      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management                Quality Management    Lean Manufacturing    Product Configurator            Shop Floor Routing      
   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    Inventory Control    e-Purchase Order Requisitions      
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Supply Chain Management        Demand Forecasting    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ        Lot Tracking / Serialized Inventory    Electronic Data Transmission      
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management                Executive Overview    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.        Purchase Orders    Lot Tracking      
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving                Inventory Management    Supplier Relationship Management             Return Materials Authorization    PO From SO Create Workbench      
           Sourcing                Purchasing / Receiving    Supply Chain Manager            Warehouse Management    Purchasing      
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                    Purchasing RESTful API       
           Warehouse Management                                    Serial & Lot Product Control       
                                               Serial Number Product Tracking      
  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    SageCRM-Customer Service Automation    Customer Support     CRM Overview  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect            Job and Project Tracking    Sales Forecasting    Customer & Prospect Management    Contact Manager    Sales Force Automation    SageCRM-Marketing Automation    Expandable CRM      
           Case Management            Partner Relationship    WebView    Customer Relationship Management            SageCRM-Sales Automation    Integration for Salesforce CRM      
           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 and Reporting    Additional Capabilities Overview    Mobile Solutions  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution        Security    Crystal Reports    Business Web    Human Resources    Business Intelligence and Reporting        Business Intelligence Products      
           Composite Applications                Data Conversions    CAD Interface Application    M1 WebGear Interface    Compliance Management        Engineering Products      
           Composite Applications                Document Control    Crystal Reports    System Security    Human Resource Management        High Technology Package      
           Document Mgmt                QuickView    Data Conversion    Unlimited View    Service Managment        Integration Programming Interfaces      
           Enterprise Content Mgmt                    Document Control                Medical Technology Package      
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt                    Document Control Application                Product Management      
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                    Electronic Data Exchange                Quality & Regulatory      
           Global Business Mgmt                    Global Application Builder                Security & Business Monitoring Products      
           Human Capital Mgmt.                    Key Performance Indicators Application                Usability & Data Collection Utilities      
           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    Priority Software Support    Client Support & Training Overview    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting            NetSuite Central    Classroom Training    Global Shop Solutions Consulting            Sage Business Care    Customer Support Module      
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    E-Learning    Global Shop Solutions University            Sage Software University    Direct Implementation Services      
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services                Onsite and ISO Consulting    Learning & Educational Services            Training    Meditech Validation Products & Services      
           Managed Services                Phone Support    Training Strategies                 Support & Professional Services      
           Professional Services                                    User Product & Process Training      
           Subscription Services                                          

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