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 AXMAX ERPSage 300 ERP Expandable ERP
  Version2015.17.010.0076.5.4Always Current7.22015.38.0AX 7 20165.5.220149.3.0
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$12K-100K$10K-100K$5K-200K$5K-500K$10K-250K$20K-750K$5K -35K$150/User-$2,500/User $20K-200K or$250/User/Mo
  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, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Financing, Easy Pay AvailableSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+5-50010+unlimited1-3003-10001-5005-2,2505-150+2-4501-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesYes-169 CountriesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SOASAAS, MultitenantClient/ServerSOASOA, .NETSOA, .NET, Cloud.NETMulti-tierWindows ClientServe
  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 CompliantMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, QuickbooksMS SQL Server, Oracle, PervasiveMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsLinux, WindowsWindows
  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    Bar Coding    Consignment Inventory   
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Product Lifecycle Mgmt    Advanced Shipping    Bar Coding    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management    Manufacturing    Lot and Serial Tracking    Bin Tracking    Inventory Accuracy   
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Quality Management    Bin Management    Bill Of Materials    Data Collection    M1 Calculators    Material Planning    Master Scheduling    Material Requirements Planning    Inventory Control  
           Material Handler Interface            Order Promising    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Control        Warehouse Management    Material Requirement Planning        Inventory RESTful API   
           Material Movement            Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Control    Inventory Management            Repetitive Manufacturing        Lot Tracking  
           Prioritize Orders            Return Materials Authorization    Inventory Management    Materials Purchasing                    Materials Management  
           Sales Order Allocation                Lot and Serial Control    Materials Solutions                    Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs  
                           Material Management     Physical Inventory                    Serial Number Tracking   
                               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    Direct Receivables    Configuration Control   
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing        Automated Payments    Quoting / Estimating    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Sales Management    Quoting and Estimating    Electronic Funds Transfer    Electronic Data Transmission  
   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    National Accounts Management    Pack-Out Ship   
       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        Shipping Logistics                    Volume Pricing  
  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    Accounts Payable    Accounting RESTful APIs   
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection        Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management Overview    General Ledger    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable   
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview        Advanced Billing    Budgeting / Cashflow    Business Intelligence    Accounts Receivable    Fixed Assets    Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering    Fixed Asset Management    Accounts Receivable   
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company            Amortization Schedules    Executive Overview    Cash Flow    Multi-Currency    General Ledger    Multi-Currency    General Ledger    Bank Reconciliation   
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview            Multi-currency Transactions    General Ledger    Financial Management    Payroll    International Capabilities    Multiple Cost Sets    Intercompany Transactions    Business Intelligence & Analytics  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect            Project Accounting    Payroll    Fixed Assets        Project Accounting    Payables Management    Multi-currency    Financial Reporting  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    QuickBooks    General Ledger            Receivables Management    Project & Job Costing    Foreign Currency   
       Analytics    Global Engines                    International Accounting            Human Resources        General Ledger   
                               Multi-Currency Management                    Multiple Company   
                               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    Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning    Advanced Production    Integration For Finite Capacity  
   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    Basic Manufacturing    Job Scheduling & Costing   
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt            Work Order Management    Order Costing     Lean Manufacturing    Order Managent    Product Builder    Labor Tracking        Master Scheduling & Planning  
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management                Quality Management    Management Solutions    Product Configurator        Lean Capabilities        Shop Floor Routing  
   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    Planning and Scheduling                    Quality Tracking            Subcontract Processing          
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management                    Shop Floor Control                      
       Shop Clock                                              
  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    Bar Coding    Inventory Control    e-Purchase Order Requisitions  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Supply Chain Management        Demand Forecasting    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ        Backflush by Operation    Lot Tracking / Serialized Inventory    Electronic Data Transmission  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management                Executive Overview    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.        Purchasing Control    Purchase Orders    Lot Tracking  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving                Inventory Management    Supplier Relationship Management             Subcontract Processing    Return Materials Authorization    PO From SO Create Workbench  
           Sourcing                Purchasing / Receiving    Supply Chain Manager            Supplier Kanban    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    Customer & Prospect Management    Call Management    Marketing Automation    Customer Service Portal    SageCRM-Customer Service Automation    Customer Support   
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect            Job and Project Tracking    Sales Forecasting    Customer Relationship Management    Contact Manager    Sales Force Automation        SageCRM-Marketing Automation    Expandable CRM  
           Case Management            Partner Relationship    WebView    Sales Forecasting                SageCRM-Sales Automation    Integration for Salesforce CRM  
           Customer Relationship Management            Sales Order Management        Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                       
           Informatin Worker            Self Service Customer Portal        Service Management                      
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt            Website                              
           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    Business Web    Document Mgmt    Alert System    Exact Synergy    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Additional Capabilities Overview  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution        Security    Crystal Reports    Crystal Reports    Human Resources    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Exact Event Manager        Business Intelligence Products  
           Composite Applications                Data Conversions    Data Conversion    M1 WebGear Interface    Compliance Management            Engineering Products  
           Composite Applications                Document Control    Document Control    System Security    Human Resource Management            High Technology Package  
           Document Mgmt                QuickView    Global Application Builder    Unlimited View    Service Managment            Integration Programming Interfaces  
           Enterprise Content Mgmt                    Online System / Time and Attendance                    Medical Technology Package  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt                                        Product Management  
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                                        Quality & Regulatory  
           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            Customer Care    Account Manager    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support    Support Options    Training and Education    Priority Software Support    Client Support & Training Overview  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting            NetSuite Central    Classroom Training    Global Shop Solutions Consulting            Customer Support    Sage Business Care    Customer Support Module  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    E-Learning    Global Shop Solutions University            Consultation Services    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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