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-OneInfor M3BatchMaster ERP B1Expandable ERP Priority Software ERP
  Version15.27.010.0076.5.4Always Current2016.214.98.408.110.420162010M3 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-$15K-$375$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 OptionsFinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own, Financing, Leasing Options, Subscription, Annual Payments up front for the yearLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Financing, SubscriptionSubscription, LicensedSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+5-50010+unlimited3-100010-20003-755-1000+5-10005-75050-500020-20005-5001-Unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYesEnglish / SpanishYes40+ CountriesYesYes (40+ languages)YesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SOASAAS, MultitenantSOAMicrosoft .NET.NETSOA.NET, ClientServer .NETInfor 3 tier.NETWindows 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, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS 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, IBM DB2, OracleMS SQL ServerMS 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 NetwareWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixMac OS, WindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindows, IBM OS, System lWindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix
  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    M3 Procurement    Inventory Management    Consignment Inventory     Materials Management Overview  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Product Lifecycle Mgmt    Advanced Shipping    Bill of Materials    MRP    Inventory Control    Procurement    IC        Purchasing Processes        Master Requirements Planning    Inventory Accuracy     Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Quality Management    Bin Management    Data Collection    Warehouse Management Systems    Master Requirements Planning (MRP)    Warehouse Management System    AWS                Mobile    Inventory Control    Picking and Shipping  
           Material Handler Interface            Order Promising    Inventory Control        Mobile Data Collection        Physical Inventory                Regulatory Compliance    Inventory RESTful API     Receiving & Put-Away  
           Material Movement            Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Management                                    Lot Tracking    Replenishment  
           Prioritize Orders            Return Materials Authorization    Materials & Inventory                                    Materials Management    Traceability  
           Sales Order Allocation                Materials Purchasing                                    Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs      
                           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    Complete Order Management    Sales Overview    Enhanced Order Entry for Sage & QuickBooks     Sales & Order Management    Order Entry    Service Management    Sales Processes    M3 Sales Management    Sales Management    Configuration Control     Orders  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing        Automated Payments    Demand Management        Sales Orders                            Electronic Data Transmission    Price Quotes  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring        One Click Purchase Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                                    Pack-Out Ship     Tasks  
       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    Sales Application                                    Volume Pricing      
                           Shipping Logistics                                          
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    Financial Management    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounting Application     Accounting        Financials Overview    Accounts Payable (AP)    Business Intelligence    Analytical Peporting    M3 Financial Accounting     Accounting and Financials    Accounting RESTful APIs     Billing  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection        Financial Summary    Accounts Payable            Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management    Financial Business Processes        Financial Reporting    Accounts Payable     Budget Control  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview        Advanced Billing    Accounts Receivable                General Ledger (GL)                    Accounts Receivable     Cash Management  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company            Amortization Schedules    Business Intelligence                Project Accounting                    Bank Reconciliation     Cost Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview            Multi-currency Transactions    Business Intelligence Application                                    Business Intelligence & Analytics    Financial Management Overview  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect            Project Accounting    Cash Flow                                    Financial Reporting    Financial Statement Generator  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    Financial Management                                    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 Production Scheduling    Formula Management    Batch Production    Manufacturing    Advanced Scheduler    Project Management        M3 Manufacturing    Costing    Integration For Finite Capacity    Production Management Overview  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing        Aseembly Management    Cost Breakdown Application    Labor Tracking System    Bill of Materials Management        Formulation            M3 Product Data Management    Product Development    Job Scheduling & Costing       
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt            Work Order Management    Engineer-to-Order    Production Overview    Formulation Management        Manufacturing ( BOM)            M3 Project Management    Production Management    Master Scheduling & Planning      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management                Lean Manufacturing        Product Costing        Quality Control ( QC)                Quality Management    Shop Floor Routing      
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing                Management Solutions        Production Management        R & D                          
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.                Planning & Scheduling        Quality Control        Security Regulations                          
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling                Production Configurator        Samples Management        Standard Reports                          
   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 Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Overview    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Dock Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    Operational Planning    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)        Parts Demand Planning    M3 Supply Chain Planning    Procurement    Electronic Data Transmission      
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management                Shipping & Receiving Management                Master Production Scheduler                    Lot Tracking      
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving                Supplier Relationship Management                 Purchase Orders (PO)                    PO From SO Create Workbench      
           Sourcing                Supply Chain Manager                                    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 Application    Customer Realations Management        Customer Relationship Management    CRM    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relationship Management    M3 Customer Lifecycle Mgmt    Customer Relationship Management     Customer Support     CRM Overview  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect            Job and Project Tracking    Customer & Prospect Management                                    Expandable CRM      
           Case Management            Partner Relationship    Customer Relationship Management                                    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     Simplified Label Printing    Business Intelligence    Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Groupware Integration    M3 Business Intelligence    e-Commerce    Additional Capabilities Overview    Mobile Solutions  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution        Security    Business Web    Direct Store Delivery    Quickbooks Manufacturing    e-Commerce    Comprehensive Lot Traceability        Human Capital Management    M3 Product Lifecycle        Business Intelligence Products      
           Composite Applications                CAD Interface Application    Formula Management    Sage ERP Manufacturing    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    FDA Compliance        Intuitive Navagation            Engineering Products      
           Composite Applications                Crystal Reports    Labor Tracking System    SAP Business One Manufacturing        MSDS                    High Technology Package      
           Document Mgmt                Data Conversion    Point-of-Sale System            Multicurrency                    Integration Programming Interfaces      
           Enterprise Content Mgmt                Document Control    Regulatory / Environmental Reporting            Nutritional Labeling                    Medical Technology Package      
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt                Document Control Application                System Manager                    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    FastRESPONSE    Consulting        Direct Developer Support    ClientAdvantage    Support Options        M3 Rental Management        Client Support & Training Overview    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting            NetSuite Central    Global Shop Solutions Consulting    Implementation            ProductAdvantage™            M3 Services Management        Customer Support Module      
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    Global Shop Solutions University    Support            Professional 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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