Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software, Healthcare/Medical Devices Industry.

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Healthcare/Medical Devices Industry. Below is a side-by-side comparison with 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 X3NetSuite ERPE2 Shop SystemIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop Solutionsabas ERPECi M1Infor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) Expandable ERP Cetec ERPPriority Software ERP
  Version15.27.010.007Always Current7.28.02016.220168. Current17.3
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$10K-100K$5K-200K$300K-2M$5K-500K$75K and up-$10K-250K$25K-500K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo $40/User/Month-$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription, LicensedSubscriptionSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+10+unlimited1-30040-50003-100010-2501-5005-10001-Unlimited5-Unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SAAS, MultitenantClient/ServerSOASOASOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETSOAWindows ClientServeSaas, MultitenantAll 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, 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, MS SQL ExpressCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsWindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Data Collection    Complex MRO    Bar Coding     Inventory Management    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Material Management Summary    Consignment Inventory     Barcoding & Labeling    Materials Management Overview  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Advanced Shipping    Bar Coding    Costing    Bill of Materials     Material requirements planning (MRP)    Inventory Management    Plant Maintenance    Inventory Accuracy     Bill Of Materials    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bin Management    Bill Of Materials    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    Material Cost Posting    M1 Calculators        Inventory Control    Dimensional Inventory Control    Picking and Shipping  
           Material Handler Interface        Order Promising    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control    Scheduling            Inventory RESTful API     Inventory Management    Receiving & Put-Away  
           Material Movement        Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Control    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management    Warehouse Management            Lot Tracking    Lot & Serial Traceability    Replenishment  
           Prioritize Orders        Return Materials Authorization    Inventory Management    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory                Materials Management    Mobile Warehousing    Traceability  
           Sales Order Allocation            Lot and Serial Control    Scheduling and Resourcing    Materials Purchasing                Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs    MRP & Inventory Forecast      
                       Material Management         Materials Solutions                Serial Number Tracking     Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
                               Physical Inventory                          
                               Wireless System                          
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Order Entry    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Costing    Advanced Bill of Materials    Advanced Forcasting    Configuration Control     Automatic Order Processing    Orders  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Quoting / Estimating    Component Repair    Demand Management    Invoicing    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Estimating / Quoting    Electronic Data Transmission    Configurable Manufacturing Modes    Price Quotes  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Vender Returns    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Process History    Lead Management    Request for Quote    Pack-Out Ship     EDI / Ecommerce    Tasks  
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        Order Management        Customer Orders     Invoice Order History    Quotation Management    Project Mgmt        Quick Sales Order Entry     Field Service & Projects      
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Field Service    Order Enrty    Sales Management Overview            Return Material Authorization    Manufacturing Quoting      
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Real Time Order Status        Sales    Quoting & Estimating    Shipping Order            Sales Order Credit Card Validation    Packing, Shipping, & RMAs      
       Sales Orders            Self-Service Vendor Center        Sales Quotes    Return Merchandise Authorization                Sales Order Management     Sales Reporting & Analysis      
                   Shipping Integration            Sales & Service Management                Shipping RESTful API     Workflow & Routing      
                   Streamlined Receiving            Sales Application                Volume Pricing          
                               Shipping Logistics                          
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     “What if” Financial Scenarios    General Ledger    Financial Management    Accounting RESTful APIs     Accounts Payable     Billing  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable        Accounts Payable     Accounts Receivable    Budget Control  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Budgeting / Cashflow    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable        Accounts Receivable     Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import    Cash Management  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Amortization Schedules    Executive Overview    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Fixed Assets    Multi-Currency        Bank Reconciliation     Configurable Costing Methods    Cost Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Multi-currency Transactions    General Ledger    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Liquidity Planning    Payroll        Business Intelligence & Analytics    Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)    Financial Management Overview  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Project Accounting    Payroll    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow    Perpetual Inventory Costing            Financial Reporting    General Accounting     Financial Statement Generator  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition    QuickBooks    General Ledger    Financial Management                Foreign Currency     General Ledger    Fixed Assets  
       Analytics    Global Engines                Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets                General Ledger     Project Accounting    Regulatory Compliance  
                               General Ledger                Multiple Company     Tax Management      
                               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 Scheduling    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    CAD Integration    Job Management    Engineering    Integration For Finite Capacity    Bill Of Materials    Production Management Overview  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Job Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    Production Summary    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Planning & Scheduling    Job Scheduling & Costing     Configurable Manufacturing       
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Work Order Management    Order Costing     Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Project Cost Accounting    Order Managent    Production Management    Master Scheduling & Planning    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management            Quality Management    Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Project Management    Product Configurator    Project Control    Shop Floor Routing    Mobile Shop Floor      
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing            Rapid Documentation    Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Time Recording / Job Time    Quality / Warranty    Shop Floor Data        Production & WIP Reporting      
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.            Shipping    Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Work Order Management    Scheduling    Workflow        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling            Shop Floor Control    Multisite Planning    Production Configurator                    Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing      
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling                Project Management    Project Management Application                    Work Order Documents      
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management                Repetitive Manufacturing    Quality Control Application                          
       Shop Clock                    Shop Floor Reporting    Quality Tracking                          
                           Shop Order    Shop Floor Control                          
                           Sub-Contract Management    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.        Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Scheduling    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing    Purchasing Mgmt.    Shipping / Receiving    e-Purchase Order Requisitions    Customer / Vendor Portals      
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management            Demand Forecasting    Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Requisitions    Purchasing RFQ        Electronic Data Transmission    Lot & Serial Traceability      
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management            Executive Overview    Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Sales Planning & Forecasting    Shipping Mgmt.        Lot Tracking    MRP / Kanban / Replenishment      
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving            Inventory Management    Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management     Supplier Relationship Management            PO From SO Create Workbench    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
           Sourcing            Purchasing / Receiving    Procurement    Supply Chain Manager                Purchasing    Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping      
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                Supply Chain                    Purchasing RESTful API     Requisitions & Purchase Orders      
           Warehouse Management                Warehousing                    Serial & Lot Product Control     Supply Chain Management      
                                               Serial Number Product Tracking    Supply / Demand Forecasting      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM    CRM Features    CRM Application    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Call Management    Customer Relations Management    Customer Support     Built-in CRM    CRM Overview  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Job and Project Tracking    Sales Forecasting    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Contact Manager    Field Service Management    Expandable CRM    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups      
           Case Management        Partner Relationship    WebView    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management                Integration for Salesforce CRM    Custom Lead Pipelines       
           Customer Relationship Management        Sales Order Management        Mobility Features    Sales Forecasting                    Customer & Contact Management      
           Information Worker        Self Service Customer Portal        Sales Configurator     Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                     Customer Case Management      
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Website            Service Management                    Integrated CRM      
           Mobile Connect                                        Last Touch Reporting      
           Service Management                                        Mobile Access & Field Service      
                                                   Sales Management & Quote Tracking      
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Time and Attendance    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    Additional Capabilities Overview    Application Programming Interface    Mobile Solutions  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Crystal Reports    Business Analytics    Business Web    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Internationalization    Business Intelligence Products    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)      
           Composite Applications            Data Conversions    Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    Multi-Site    M1 WebGear Interface    Intuitive User Interface    Engineering Products    Custom Report Writer      
           Composite Applications            Document Control    Expense Management     Crystal Reports        System Security    Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    High Technology Package    Custom Workflow & Alerting      
           Document Mgmt            QuickView    Human Resources    Data Conversion        Unlimited View    Quality Control (Supplier)    Integration Programming Interfaces    Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing      
           Enterprise Content Mgmt                Mobile Solutions    Document Control            Report & Analysis    Medical Technology Package    Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors      
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt                Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application            Sytline Data Collection    Product Management    Enterprise Document Management      
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                Recruitment, Training & Developemnt    Electronic Data Exchange                Quality & Regulatory    Pulse Report      
           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    Account Manager    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Upgrade Guarantee    Services & Support        Client Support & Training Overview    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        NetSuite Central    Classroom Training    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                Customer Support Module    Custom Development & Integration      
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services        Site Consultation    E-Learning    Training    Global Shop Solutions University                Direct Implementation Services    Data Migration      
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services            Onsite and ISO Consulting        Learning & Educational Services                Meditech Validation Products & Services    Local / Resident Hosting      
           Managed Services            Phone Support        Training Strategies                 Support & Professional Services    On-Site Implementation Consulting      
           Professional Services                                    User Product & Process Training    Project Discovery & Gap Analysis      
           Subscription Services                                        Services User Training Programs      

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