Independent Review of ERP Distribution Software. Free Demos.

Below you will find a comprehensive independent review and comparison of ERP software for distribution. 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, independent of platform. Click on the links to dive deeper into each vendor, or request a Free Demo to get more hands on experience.
  General Data
  Product NameNetSuite ERPEpicor Prophet 21SYSPROEnterprise 21 ERPInform SoftwareMicrosoft Dynamics GPS2K EnterpriseEpicor ERPabas ERPInfor Distribution SX.eSage ERP X3
  VersionAlways Current12.
  Price Range$10K-100K$3,000-$5,000/user$25K-500K onsite$30K-$750K$25K-$10K-100KPlease inquire-$4K -500K$75K and up-$25K-$2600/ user-
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Interest Free FinancingLeaseLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, FinancingLicensedOwner Financing, Lease to own
  User Range10+unlimited1-1000+4-10005-1000+5-200+25-50010+ unlimited1-2000+10-25010-500020-1000+
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYes, 60+ Countries English / SpanishU.S. & CanadayesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)YesYesNorth American / U.KYes
  ArchitectureSAAS, MultitenantSOASOA, XML, WebserviceSOAWindowsSOA, .NETSOASOASOA / Multi-tierProprietary / SOA
  Database PlatformMS 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 ServerMS SQL Server, Other, 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, SalesforceIBM UniData/UniVerseMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`, Cloud-Based (Saas)IBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseProgress, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, HP-UXLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Advanced Demand Forecasting    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Material Valuation    Inventory Control    Inventory Control  
   Advanced Shipping    Consignment    Lot Traceability    Procurement    Warehouse Management System    Materials Requirement Planning    Material Requirement Planning    Bar Coding    Materials Management (MRP)    Purchasing      
   Bin Management    Distribution Requirements Planning        Warehouse Management System                Handheld              
   Order Promising    Inventory Management                        Material Handler Interface              
   Real-Time Sustem    Purchasing                        Material Movement              
   Return Materials Authorization                            Prioritize Orders              
                               Sales Order Allocation              
  Sales Order Management
   Automated Order Processing    Order Automation    Document Flow Mgmt.    Sales & Order Management    Customer Pricing    Sales Configuration    Order Processing    Order Management    Sales    Infor10 Road Warrior     Purchasing Management  
   Automated Payments    Pricing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart        Order Fulfillment    Sales Forecasting    Work Order Processing    Sales Management        Order Entry    RF Warehousing  
   One Click Purchase Orders        Point Of Sale        Point-of-Sale (POS)            Demand Management        Quote Pad    Sales Monitoring  
   Order Management        Report Writer                    Electronic Data Interchange        Sales Analysis      
   Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Return Mgmt                    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Sales Orders      
   Real Time Order Status        Sales Analysis                    Storefront              
   Self-Service Vendor Center        Sales Orders                                  
   Shipping Integration                                          
   Streamlined Receiving                                          
  Financial Management
   General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Financials Overview    Accounting Overview    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Business Intelligence  
   Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Reports    Accounts Payable    Financial Management    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Data Collection  
   Advanced Billing    General Ledger    Accounts Receivable        Accounts Receivable    Multicurrency    Financial Highlights    Accounts Receivable    Fixed Asset Accounting    Credit Card Processing    Financial Overview  
   Amortization Schedules        Activity Based Costing        Bank Reconciliation    Online Reports    General Ledger    Multi-Cureancy / Company        General Ledger      
   Multi-currency Transactions        Tax Management        Financial Reporting            Financial Mgmt Overview        Performance Management      
   Project Accounting        Assests Register                    Tax Connect              
   Revenue Recognition        Payroll                    Cash / Asset Mgmt              
           Analytics                    Global Engines              
  Production Management
   Advanced Multi-location Inventory        Bill of Materials    Manufacturing        Bill of Materials    Capacity Requirements Planning    Production Mgmt     Costing    Value Added Services    Discrete Manufacturing  
   Aseembly Management        Engineering Change Control            Manufacturing Order Process    Shop Floor Control    Advanced Production    Production Planning & Control        Process Manufacturing  
   Work Order Management        Factory Documentation            Quality Assurance        Advanced Quality Mgmt              
           Cost Tracking                    Job Management              
           Planning and Scheduling                    Lean Manufacturing              
           Projects and Contracts                    Manufacturing Execution Systm.              
           Quality Mgmt                    Planning & Scheduling              
           Quotations                    Planning and Scheduling              
           Requirements Planning                    Product Data Management              
           Shop Clock                                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Supply Chain Overview    Freight Management    EDI Solution    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)            Inventory Management    Supply Chain Mgmt.    EDI    Demand Planning      
       Warehouse Management    Freight Calculator    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)                Inventory Management    Purchasing    Supplier Relationship Management      
           Inventory Forecasting                    Purchase Management        Transportation Management      
           Shipping Mgmt                    Shipping & Receiving        Warehouse Logistics      
                               Sourcing        Warehouse Management      
                               Supplier Relationship Mgmt.              
                               Warehouse Management              
  Customer Relationship Management
   Incentive Management    CRM Overview    Contact Management    Customer Relationship Management    CRM Overview    Customer Relationship Mgmt    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relations Overview    Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM Business     CRM  
   Job and Project Tracking        CRM for Syspro                Marketing Automation    Campaign Connect        Inforce Everywhere      
   Partner Relationship                        Remote Sales Force Automation    Case Management              
   Sales Order Management                            Customer Relationship Management              
   Self Service Customer Portal                            Informatin Worker              
   Website                            Lead / Opportunity Mgmt              
                               Mobile Connect              
                               Service Management              
  Additional Capabilities
   Real Time Dashboards    Automated Backup System    Document Mgmt    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence        (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Cloud Deployment        Advanced Mobile Management    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing  
   Security    AutoOrder    Espresso Mobile    e-Commerce    Electronic Document Solutions        Distribution Management    Compliance Overview        eCommerce Tools    Wholesale Distribution  
       Business Analyzer        Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    Event Messaging        e Business Applications    Composite Applications        Infor "MyDay"      
       Customer Buying Trend Analysis                    S2K Mobile    Composite Applications        Infor10 Workspace       
       Customer Profit Analyzer                        Document Mgmt              
       DynaChange Extensibility Tools                        Enterprise Content Mgmt              
       eCommerce                        Enterprise Performance Mgmt              
       Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                        Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame              
       Human Capital Management                        Global Business Mgmt              
       Service and Maintenance                        Human Capital Mgmt.              
       Strategic Pricing                        ICE Business Architecture              
       Wireless Warehouse                        Mobile              
                               Product Data Mgmt              
                               Service Mgmt. Overview              
                               Social Enterprise              
                               Subscription Services              
                               Web 2.0              
  Services Support
   Customer Care        STARS    Direct Developer Support        Support Options        Business Process Outsourcing    Upgrade Guarantee    Enterprise Performance Accelerator Kit (EPAK)      
   NetSuite Central        Support                    Epicor Consulting        Service Warranty      
   Site Consultation        Training and Education                    Hosting Services              
                               Learning & Educational Services              
                               Managed Services              
                               Professional Services              
                               Subscription Services              

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