ERP Software Comparison for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry with an MS SQL Server platform.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Consumer Packaged Goods 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 ERPGlobal Shop SolutionsDEACOM ERPBatchMaster ManufacturingEnterprise 21 ERPProcessPro® Premier Microsoft Dynamics NAVSAP Business All-In-OneMAX ERPInfor M3BatchMaster ERP B1Expandable ERP
  Version2015.17.010.0076.5.4Always Current2015.314.98.408.110.4201620105.5.2M3 13.2 (Feb 2014)
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$12K-100K$10K-100K$5K-500K$200K-$2M$6K-$175K$30K-$750K$100K-750K$8K-$250K$120K-2M$5K -35K-$15K-$375$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 OptionsFinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Interest Free FinancingOwner Financing, Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Financing, SubscriptionSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+5-50010+unlimited3-100010-20003-755-1000+5-10005-75050-50005-150+20-20005-5001-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYesEnglish / SpanishYes40+ CountriesYesYesYes (40+ languages)YesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SOASAAS, MultitenantSOAMicrosoft .NET.NETSOA.NET, ClientServer .NET.NETInfor 3 tier.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)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, ODBC CompliantMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS 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, OracleMS SQL Server, QuickbooksMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OracleMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixMac OS, WindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsWindows, IBM OS, System lWindowsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Enterprise Resource Planning    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Bar Coding    Inventory Control    Compliance    Inventory Management    MRP        Inventory Management    Inventory Control    M3 Procurement    Inventory Management    Consignment Inventory   
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Product Lifecycle Mgmt    Advanced Shipping    Bill of Materials    MRP    Inventory Control    Procurement    IC        Purchasing Process    Lot and Serial Tracking        Master Requirements Planning    Inventory Accuracy   
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Quality Management    Bin Management    Data Collection    Warehouse Management Systems    Master Requirements Planning (MRP)    Warehouse Management System    AWS            Master Scheduling        Mobile    Inventory Control  
           Material Handler Interface            Order Promising    Inventory Control        Mobile Data Collection        Physical Inventory            Material Requirement Planning        Regulatory Compliance    Inventory RESTful API   
           Material Movement            Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Management                            Repetitive Manufacturing            Lot Tracking  
           Prioritize Orders            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    Sales Management    Automated Order Processing    Complete Order Management    Sales Overview    Enhanced Order Entry for Sage & QuickBooks     Sales & Order Management    Order Entry    Service Management    Sales Process    Advanced Forecast    M3 Sales Management    Sales Management    Configuration Control   
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing        Automated Payments    Demand Management        Sales Orders                    Quoting and Estimating            Electronic Data Transmission  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring        One Click Purchase Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                            Sales Order and Processing            Pack-Out Ship   
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange            Order Management    Invoice Order History                                        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    Accounting        Financials Overview    Accounts Payable (AP)    Business Intelligence    Analytical Peporting    Fixed Asset Management    M3 Financial Accounting     Accounting and Financials    Accounting RESTful APIs   
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection        Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable            Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management    Financial Business Process    General Ledger        Financial Reporting    Accounts Payable   
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview        Advanced Billing    Business Intelligence                General Ledger (GL)            Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering            Accounts Receivable   
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company            Amortization Schedules    Cash Flow                Project Accounting            Multi-Currency            Bank Reconciliation   
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview            Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Management                            Multiple Cost Sets            Business Intelligence & Analytics  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect            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        Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Production Scheduling    Formula Management    Batch Production    Manufacturing    Advanced Scheduler    Project Management        Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning    M3 Manufacturing    Costing    Integration For Finite Capacity  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing        Aseembly Management    Engineer-to-Order    Labor Tracking System    Bill of Materials Management        Formulation            Engineering Change Order    M3 Product Data Management    Product Development    Job Scheduling & Costing   
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt            Work Order Management    Lean Manufacturing    Production Overview    Formulation Management        Manufacturing ( BOM)            Labor Tracking    M3 Project Management    Production Management    Master Scheduling & Planning  
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management                Management Solutions        Product Costing        Quality Control ( QC)            Lean Capabilities        Quality Management    Shop Floor Routing  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing                Production Configurator        Production Management        R & D            Lean Tools / Labor Tracking              
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.                Project Management        Quality Control        Security Regulations            MAX Visual Shop Scheduler              
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling                Quality Control        Samples Management        Standard Reports            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 Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Overview    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Dock Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    Parts Demand Planning    Bar Coding    M3 Supply Chain Execution    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    e-Purchase Order Requisitions  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Supply Chain Management        Forecasting Trust        Purchasing for Sage and Quickbooks    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Strategic Operational Planning    Backflush by Operation    M3 Supply Chain Planning    Procurement    Electronic Data Transmission  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management                Shipping & Receiving Management                Master Production Scheduler            Purchasing Control            Lot Tracking  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving                Supplier Relationship Management                 Purchase Orders (PO)            Subcontract Processing            PO From SO Create Workbench  
           Sourcing                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    Customer Relations Mgmt    Incentive Management    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Realations Management        Customer Relationship Management    CRM    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Service Portal    M3 Customer Lifecycle Mgmt    Customer Relationship Management     Customer Support   
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect            Job and Project Tracking    Customer Relationship Management                                        Expandable CRM  
           Case Management            Partner Relationship    Sales Forecasting                                        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    Business Web    Business Intelligence    Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Groupware Integration    Exact Synergy    M3 Business Intelligence    e-Commerce    Additional Capabilities Overview  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution        Security    Crystal Reports    Direct Store Delivery    Quickbooks Manufacturing    e-Commerce    Comprehensive Lot Traceability        Human Capital Management    Exact Event Manager    M3 Product Lifecycle        Business Intelligence Products  
           Composite Applications                Data Conversion    Formula Management    Sage ERP Manufacturing    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    FDA Compliance        Intuitive Navagation                Engineering Products  
           Composite Applications                Document Control    Labor Tracking System    SAP Business One Manufacturing        MSDS                        High Technology Package  
           Document Mgmt                Global Application Builder    Point-of-Sale System            Multicurrency                        Integration Programming Interfaces  
           Enterprise Content Mgmt                Online System / Time and Attendance    Regulatory / Environmental Reporting            Nutritional Labeling                        Medical Technology Package  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt                                System Manager                        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    FastRESPONSE    Consulting        Direct Developer Support    ClientAdvantage    Support Options        Training and Education    M3 Rental Management        Client Support & Training Overview  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting            NetSuite Central    Global Shop Solutions Consulting    Implementation            ProductAdvantage™            Customer Support    M3 Services Management        Customer Support Module  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    Global Shop Solutions University    Support            Professional Services            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                                                          

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