ERP Software Comparison for the Distribution Industry with an MS SQL Server platform.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Distribution 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 NameSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPEnterprise 21 ERPEpicor Prophet 21Microsoft Dynamics GP
  Version7.010.007Always Current8.112.122016
  Price Range$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$10K-100K$30K-$750K$3,000-$5,000/user$10K-100K
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Financing
  User Range4-10001-2000+20-1000+10+unlimited5-1000+1-1000+25-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesEnglish / SpanishYesyes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOA, .NET
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS 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 CloudMS 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 ServerMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Inventory Management    Advanced Demand Forecasting    Inventory Management  
   Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Advanced Shipping    Procurement    Consignment    Materials Requirement Planning  
       Handheld        Bin Management    Warehouse Management System    Distribution Requirements Planning      
       Material Handler Interface        Order Promising        Inventory Management      
       Material Movement        Real-Time Sustem        Purchasing      
       Prioritize Orders        Return Materials Authorization              
       Sales Order Allocation                      
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Sales & Order Management    Order Automation    Sales Configuration  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments        Pricing    Sales Forecasting  
   Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders              
   Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        Order Management              
   Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing              
   Sales Analysis    Storefront        Real Time Order Status              
   Sales Orders            Self-Service Vendor Center              
               Shipping Integration              
               Streamlined Receiving              
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Financials Overview    Accounts Payable    Business Intelligence  
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable    Financial Management  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing        General Ledger    Multicurrency  
   Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Amortization Schedules            Online Reports  
   Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Multi-currency Transactions              
   Assests Register    Tax Connect        Project Accounting              
   Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition              
   Analytics    Global Engines                      
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt Overview    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Manufacturing        Bill of Materials  
   Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management            Manufacturing Order Process  
   Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Work Order Management            Quality Assurance  
   Cost Tracking    Job Management                      
   Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing                      
   Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.                      
   Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling                      
   Requirements Planning                          
   Shop Clock                          
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt Overview        Supply Chain Overview    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Freight Management      
   Freight Calculator    Inventory Management            Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Warehouse Management      
   Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management                      
   Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving                      
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                      
       Warehouse Management                      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Incentive Management    Customer Relationship Management    CRM Overview    Customer Relationship Mgmt  
   CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Job and Project Tracking              
       Case Management        Partner Relationship              
       Informatin Worker        Sales Order Management              
       Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Self Service Customer Portal              
       Mobile Connect        Website              
       Service Management                      
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Compliance Overview    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Business Intelligence    Automated Backup System      
   Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Wholesale Distribution    Security    e-Commerce    AutoOrder      
       Enterprise Performance Mgmt            Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    Business Analyzer      
       Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                Customer Buying Trend Analysis      
       Global Business Mgmt                Customer Profit Analyzer      
       Human Capital Mgmt Overview                DynaChange Extensibility Tools      
       Product Data Mgmt                eCommerce      
       Service Mgmt. Overview                Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)      
       Social Enterprise                Human Capital Management      
       Web 2.0                Service and Maintenance      
                       Strategic Pricing      
                       Wireless Warehouse      
  Services Support
   STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Customer Care    Direct Developer Support        Support Options  
   Support    Hosting Services        NetSuite Central              
   Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services        Site Consultation              
       Managed Services                      
       Professional Services                      
       Subscription Services                      

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