Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison, Energy Industry.

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Energy Industry. Below is a side-by-side 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 ERPGlobal Shop SolutionsIFS Applications 8.0SAP Business OneCetec ERP
  Version7.010.007Always Current2015.38.0Always Current
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$10K-100K$5K-500K$300K-2M$25K -$250K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription
  User Range4-10001-2000+20-1000+10+unlimited3-100040-500025-10005-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOASaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformMS 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, 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 CompliantCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Bar Coding    Complex MRO    Inventory Management    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Advanced Shipping    Bill of Materials    Costing        Bill Of Materials  
       Handheld        Bin Management    Data Collection    Demand Forecasting        Dimensional Inventory Control  
       Material Handler Interface        Order Promising    Inventory Control    Inventory Replenishment        Inventory Management  
       Material Movement        Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Management    Project Budgeting        Lot & Serial Traceability  
       Prioritize Orders        Return Materials Authorization    Materials Purchasing    Project Reporting        Mobile Warehousing  
       Sales Order Allocation            Materials Solutions    Scheduling and Resourcing        MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                   Physical Inventory            Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
                   Wireless System              
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Complete Order Management    Collaborative Solutions    Sales & Promotions    Automatic Order Processing  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Demand Management    Component Repair        Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Coordinate Projects        EDI / Ecommerce  
   Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        Order Management    Invoice Order History    Customer Orders         Field Service & Projects  
   Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Order Enrty    Field Service        Manufacturing Quoting  
   Sales Analysis    Storefront        Real Time Order Status    Quoting & Estimating    Sales        Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
   Sales Orders            Self-Service Vendor Center    Return Merchandise Authorization    Sales Quotes        Sales Reporting & Analysis  
               Shipping Integration    Sales & Service Management            Workflow & Routing  
               Streamlined Receiving    Shipping Logistics              
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Financial Reporting    Accounts Payable   
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Budget Management    Accounting Overview    Accounts Receivable  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Business Intelligence    Cash Flow    Banking & Reconciliation    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Amortization Schedules    Cash Flow    Consolidate Accounts    Cost Accounting    Configurable Costing Methods  
   Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Management    Financial Summary        Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Assests Register    Tax Connect        Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Fixed Assets        General Accounting   
   Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition    General Ledger    General Ledger        General Ledger  
   Analytics    Global Engines            International Accounting    Sales Contract Mgmt.        Project Accounting  
                   Multi-Currency Management            Tax Management  
                   Payroll Management              
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Production Scheduling    Asset Design        Bill Of Materials  
   Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Engineer-to-Order    Batch Process        Configurable Manufacturing   
   Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Work Order Management    Lean Manufacturing    Configure / Make / Assemble        Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Cost Tracking    Job Management            Management Solutions    Constraint-Based Scheduling        Mobile Shop Floor  
   Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing            Production Configurator    Engineer to Order        Production & WIP Reporting  
   Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.            Project Management    Make to Project        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling            Quality Control    Multisite Planning        Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Quotations    Planning and Scheduling            Quality Tracking    Project Management        Work Order Documents  
   Requirements Planning    Product Data Management            Shop Floor Control    Repetitive Manufacturing          
   Shop Clock                    Shop Floor Reporting          
                       Shop Order          
                       Sub-Contract Management          
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Distribution        Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Freight Calculator    Inventory Management            Forecasting Trust    Equipment        Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management            Shipping & Receiving Management    Equipment Effectiveness        MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving            Supplier Relationship Management     Preventive Maintenance        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
       Sourcing            Supply Chain Manager    Procurement        Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping  
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                Supply Chain        Requisitions & Purchase Orders  
       Warehouse Management                Warehousing        Supply Chain Management  
                               Supply / Demand Forecasting  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Incentive Management    Customer & Prospect Management    CRM Features    CRM Overview    Built-in CRM  
   CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Job and Project Tracking    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Services    Customer Management    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
       Case Management        Partner Relationship    Sales Forecasting    Information Shring        Custom Lead Pipelines   
       Customer Relationship Management        Sales Order Management    Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management     Mobility Features        Customer & Contact Management  
       Informatin Worker        Self Service Customer Portal    Service Management    Sales Configurator         Customer Case Management  
       Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Website                Integrated CRM  
       Mobile Connect                        Last Touch Reporting  
       Service Management                        Mobile Access & Field Service  
                               Sales Management & Quote Tracking  
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Business Web    B2B Contracting    E-Commerce    Application Programming Interface  
   Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Crystal Reports    Business Analytics        Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
       Composite Applications            Data Conversion    Employee Self-Service        Custom Report Writer  
       Composite Applications            Document Control    Expense Management         Custom Workflow & Alerting  
       Document Mgmt            Global Application Builder    Human Resources        Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
       Enterprise Content Mgmt            Online System / Time and Attendance    Mobile Solutions        Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors  
       Enterprise Performance Mgmt                Payroll, Time & Attendance        Enterprise Document Management  
       Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                Recruitment, Training & Developemnt        Pulse Report  
       Global Business Mgmt                          
       Human Capital Mgmt.                          
       ICE Business Architecture                          
       Product Data Mgmt                          
       Service Mgmt. Overview                          
       Social Enterprise                          
       Subscription Services                          
       Web 2.0                          
  Services Support
   STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Customer Care    FastRESPONSE    Implementation    e-Learning    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   Support    Epicor Consulting        NetSuite Central    Global Shop Solutions Consulting    Support        Custom Development & Integration  
   Training and Education    Hosting Services        Site Consultation    Global Shop Solutions University    Training        Data Migration  
       Learning & Educational Services            Learning & Educational Services            Local / Resident Hosting  
       Managed Services            Training Strategies             On-Site Implementation Consulting  
       Professional Services                        Project Discovery & Gap Analysis  
       Subscription Services                        Services User Training Programs  

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