Independent Review of Wholesale Distribution ERP Software for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry.

Below you will find a comprehensive independent review and comparison of Wholesale Distribution ERP software for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry. We provide 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 NameSYSPROSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0Enterprise 21 ERPS2K Enterprise
  Version7.07Always Current8.08.15.5
  Price Range$40K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$10K-100K$300K-2M$30K-$750KPlease inquire-
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, Financing
  User Range4-100020-1000+10+unlimited40-50005-1000+10+ unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesEnglish / SpanishYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, Webservice SAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOA
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)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 CloudOracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)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, SalesforceIBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, IBM Power System
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Inventory Management    Master Production Schedule (MPS)  
   Lot Traceability        Advanced Shipping    Costing    Procurement    Material Requirement Planning  
           Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Warehouse Management System      
           Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment          
           Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting          
           Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting          
               Scheduling and Resourcing          
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Sales & Order Management    Order Processing  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Component Repair        Work Order Processing  
   Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects          
   Report Writer        Order Management    Customer Orders           
   Return Mgmt        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service          
   Sales Analysis        Real Time Order Status    Sales          
   Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center    Sales Quotes          
           Shipping Integration              
           Streamlined Receiving              
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Financials Overview    Accounts Payable  
   Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable  
   Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow        Financial Highlights  
   Activity Based Costing        Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts        General Ledger  
   Tax Management        Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary          
   Assests Register        Project Accounting    Fixed Assets          
   Payroll        Revenue Recognition    General Ledger          
   Analytics            Sales Contract Mgmt.          
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Manufacturing    Capacity Requirements Planning  
   Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Batch Process        Shop Floor Control  
   Factory Documentation        Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble          
   Cost Tracking            Constraint-Based Scheduling          
   Planning and Scheduling            Engineer to Order          
   Projects and Contracts            Make to Project          
   Quality Mgmt            Multisite Planning          
   Quotations            Project Management          
   Requirements Planning            Repetitive Manufacturing          
   Shop Clock            Shop Floor Reporting          
               Shop Order          
               Sub-Contract Management          
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution        Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Inventory Management  
   Freight Calculator            Equipment    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)      
   Inventory Forecasting            Equipment Effectiveness          
   Shipping Mgmt            Preventive Maintenance          
               Supply Chain          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM Features    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Management  
   CRM for Syspro        Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services        Marketing Automation  
           Partner Relationship    Information Shring        Remote Sales Force Automation  
           Sales Order Management    Mobility Features          
           Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator           
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting    Business Intelligence    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange  
   Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Analytics    e-Commerce    Distribution Management  
               Employee Self-Service    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    e Business Applications  
               Expense Management         S2K Mobile  
               Human Resources          
               Mobile Solutions          
               Payroll, Time & Attendance          
               Recruitment, Training & Developemnt          
  Services Support
   STARS        Customer Care    Implementation    Direct Developer Support      
   Support        NetSuite Central    Support          
   Training and Education        Site Consultation    Training          

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