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Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison, Consumer Packaged Goods Industry.



A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry. Below is a side-by-side comparison with 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 ERPGlobal Shop Solutionsabas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics NAVMAX ERPExpandable ERP
  Version2015.17.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current2015.3201520165.5.29.3.0
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$5K-500K$75K and up-$8K-$250K$5K -35K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited3-100010-2505-7505-150+1-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOA / Multi-tier.NET.NETWindows 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 CloudMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliantabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, QuickbooksMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindows
  SAASYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYes
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Bar Coding    Material Valuation        Inventory Control    Consignment Inventory   
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Bill of Materials    Materials Management (MRP)        Lot and Serial Tracking    Inventory Accuracy   
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Data Collection            Master Scheduling    Inventory Control  
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Inventory Control            Material Requirement Planning    Inventory RESTful API   
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Management            Repetitive Manufacturing    Lot Tracking  
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization    Materials Purchasing                Materials Management  
           Sales Order Allocation                Materials Solutions                Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs  
                           Physical Inventory                Serial Number Tracking   
                           Wireless System                  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Complete Order Management    Sales    Service Management    Advanced Forecast    Configuration Control   
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Demand Management            Quoting and Estimating    Electronic Data Transmission  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)            Sales Order and Processing    Pack-Out Ship   
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management    Invoice Order History                Quick Sales Order Entry   
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Order Enrty                Return Material Authorization  
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status    Quoting & Estimating                Sales Order Credit Card Validation  
       Sales Orders            Sales Order    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    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Business Intelligence    Fixed Asset Management    Accounting RESTful APIs   
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Financial Accounting    Financial Management    General Ledger    Accounts Payable   
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Business Intelligence    Fixed Asset Accounting        Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering    Accounts Receivable   
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Cash Flow            Multi-Currency    Bank Reconciliation   
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Management            Multiple Cost Sets    Business Intelligence & Analytics  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets            Payables Management    Financial Reporting  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    General Ledger            Receivables Management    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    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Production Scheduling    Costing    Project Management    Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning    Integration For Finite Capacity  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Engineer-to-Order    Production Planning & Control        Engineering Change Order    Job Scheduling & Costing   
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Lean Manufacturing            Labor Tracking    Master Scheduling & Planning  
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Management Solutions            Lean Capabilities    Shop Floor Routing  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Production Configurator            Lean Tools / Labor Tracking      
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Project Management            MAX Visual Shop Scheduler      
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration        Quality Control            Shop Floor Control      
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Preventative Maintenance        Quality Tracking            Subcontract Processing      
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Production Scheduling Overview        Shop Floor Control                  
       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    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    EDI    Supply Chain Management    Bar Coding    e-Purchase Order Requisitions  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Forecasting Trust    Purchasing        Backflush by Operation    Electronic Data Transmission  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Shipping & Receiving Management            Purchasing Control    Lot Tracking  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Supplier Relationship Management             Subcontract Processing    PO From SO Create Workbench  
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview        Supply Chain Manager            Supplier Kanban    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 & Prospect Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Sales & Marketing    Customer Service Portal    Customer Support   
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Relationship Management                Expandable CRM  
           Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship    Sales Forecasting                Integration for Salesforce CRM  
           Customer Relationship Management        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management    Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                   
           Informatin Worker        Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal    Service Management                  
           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    Business Web        Human Resources    Exact Synergy    Additional Capabilities Overview  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Crystal Reports            Exact Event Manager    Business Intelligence Products  
           Composite Applications        Document Control System        Data Conversion                Engineering Products  
           Composite Applications        E-Commerce        Document Control                High Technology Package  
           Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        Global Application Builder                Integration Programming Interfaces  
           Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication        Online System / Time and Attendance                Medical Technology Package  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview                        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                                  
           Mobile                                  
           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    FastRESPONSE    Upgrade Guarantee    Support Options    Training and Education    Client Support & Training Overview  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Global Shop Solutions Consulting            Customer Support    Customer Support Module  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    Global Shop Solutions University            Consultation Services    Direct Implementation Services  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services                Learning & Educational Services                Meditech Validation Products & Services  
           Managed Services                Training Strategies                 Support & Professional Services  
           Professional Services                                User Product & Process Training  
           Subscription Services                                  
           Support                                  



 
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