ERP Software Comparison for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry on a Cloud Based (SaaS) platform.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry with 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 ERPabas ERPEnterprise 21 ERPProcessPro® Premier Microsoft Dynamics NAVSAP Business ByDesignS2K EnterpriseExpandable ERP
  Version15.27.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current20168.110.42016Cloud and Mobile Based (Always Current)
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$75K and up-$30K-$750K$100K-750K$8K-$250K$150/user/mo-Please inquire-$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Interest Free FinancingOwner Financing, Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited10-2505-1000+5-10005-75010 to Unlimited10+ unlimited1-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesEnglish / SpanishYes40+ CountriesUS, UK, France, Germany, India,& ChinaYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)Yes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOA / Multi-tierSOA.NET, ClientServer .NETModel-driven "Cloud"SOAWindows 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)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), abas Open Object Oriented Database, 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, SalesforceMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureCloud-Based (Saas), QuickbooksIBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixMac OS, WindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor     Inventory Management    Inventory Management    MRP            Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Consignment Inventory   
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping     Material requirements planning (MRP)    Procurement    IC            Material Requirement Planning    Inventory Accuracy   
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Material Cost Posting    Warehouse Management System    AWS                Inventory Control  
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Scheduling        Physical Inventory                Inventory RESTful API   
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Warehouse Management                        Lot Tracking  
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization                            Materials Management  
           Sales Order Allocation                                        Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs  
                                                   Serial Number Tracking   
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Costing    Sales & Order Management    Order Entry    Service Management        Order Processing    Configuration Control   
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Invoicing                    Work Order Processing    Electronic Data Transmission  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Process History                        Pack-Out Ship   
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management    Quotation Management                        Quick Sales Order Entry   
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Sales Management Overview                        Return Material Authorization  
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status    Shipping Order                        Sales Order Credit Card Validation  
       Sales Orders            Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center                            Sales Order Management   
                       Shipping Integration                            Shipping RESTful API   
                       Streamlined Receiving                            Volume Pricing  
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Financials Overview    Accounts Payable (AP)    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounting RESTful APIs   
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Cost Accounting    Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable   
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Financials and Accounting        General Ledger (GL)        Cash Flow    Financial Highlights    Accounts Receivable   
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Fixed Assets        Project Accounting        Financial Management    General Ledger    Bank Reconciliation   
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Liquidity Planning                Financial Statements        Business Intelligence & Analytics  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Perpetual Inventory Costing                Foreign Currency        Financial Reporting  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition                            Foreign Currency   
       Analytics    Global Engines                                        General Ledger   
                                                   Multiple Company   
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    CAD Integration    Manufacturing    Advanced Scheduler    Project Management    Production Planning & Scheduling    Capacity Requirements Planning    Integration For Finite Capacity  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Production Summary        Formulation        Project Management    Shop Floor Control    Job Scheduling & Costing   
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Project Cost Accounting        Manufacturing ( BOM)                Master Scheduling & Planning  
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Project Management        Quality Control ( QC)                Shop Floor Routing  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Time Recording / Job Time        R & D                  
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Work Order Management        Security Regulations                  
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration                Standard Reports                  
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Preventative Maintenance                                  
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Production Scheduling Overview                                  
       Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control                                  
                   Statistical Process Controls                                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Purchasing    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Dock Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    Supplier Relationship Management    Inventory Management    e-Purchase Order Requisitions  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Requisitions    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Supply Chain Management        Electronic Data Transmission  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Sales Planning & Forecasting        Master Production Scheduler                Lot Tracking  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Supplier Relationship Management        Purchase Orders (PO)                PO From SO Create Workbench  
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview                                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    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Customer Relationship Management    CRM    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Support   
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Relationship Management Overview                    Marketing Automation    Expandable CRM  
           Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship                        Remote Sales Force Automation    Integration for Salesforce CRM  
           Customer Relationship Management        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management                              
           Informatin Worker        Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal                              
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Opportunity Tracking    Website                              
           Mobile Connect        Quick Quoter                                  
           Service Management        Quote Tracking                                  
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Business Analytics and Collaboration    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Additional Capabilities Overview  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Business Intelligence    e-Commerce    Comprehensive Lot Traceability        Compliance Management    Distribution Management    Business Intelligence Products  
           Composite Applications        Document Control System        Multi-Site    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    FDA Compliance        Executive Management    e Business Applications    Engineering Products  
           Composite Applications        E-Commerce                MSDS        Human Resource Management    S2K Mobile    High Technology Package  
           Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange                Multicurrency                Integration Programming Interfaces  
           Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication                Nutritional Labeling                Medical Technology Package  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview                System Manager                Product Management  
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        SmartPlex Mobile Access                                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        Security    Customer Care    Upgrade Guarantee    Direct Developer Support    ClientAdvantage    Support Options    Built in Services and Support        Client Support & Training Overview  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central            ProductAdvantage™                Customer Support Module  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation            Professional Services                Direct Implementation Services  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services                                        Meditech Validation Products & Services  
           Managed Services                                        Support & Professional Services  
           Professional Services                                        User Product & Process Training  
           Subscription Services                                          

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