ERP Software Comparison for the Hightech/Semiconductors Industry with an MS SQL Server platform.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software Comparison for the Hightech/Semiconductors 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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPGlobal Shop SolutionsECi M1Infor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) Microsoft Dynamics AXExpandable ERP MIE Trak Pro
  Version2015.17.010.007Always Current2015. 7 20169.3.02016.04.02
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$10K-100K$5K-500K$10K-250K$25K-500K$20K-750K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo $ 5K-$ 500K
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscription, LicensedFinancing, Leasing Options
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+10+unlimited3-10001-5005-10005-2,2501-Unlimited5-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SAAS, MultitenantSOASOA, .NETSOASOA, .NET, CloudWindows ClientServeClient-Server, RDS C
  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, ODBC CompliantMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Amazon Web services (Cloud)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Material Management Summary    Inventory Controls    Consignment Inventory     Materials Management Modules  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Advanced Shipping    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management    Plant Maintenance    Manufacturing    Inventory Accuracy       
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bin Management    Data Collection    M1 Calculators        Material Planning    Inventory Control      
           Material Handler Interface        Order Promising    Inventory Control            Warehouse Management    Inventory RESTful API       
           Material Movement        Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Management                Lot Tracking      
           Prioritize Orders        Return Materials Authorization    Materials Purchasing                Materials Management      
           Sales Order Allocation            Materials Solutions                Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs      
                       Physical Inventory                Serial Number Tracking       
                       Wireless System                      
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Marketing    Configuration Control     Sales and Order Management Modules  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Estimating / Quoting    Sales Management    Electronic Data Transmission      
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management    Request for Quote        Pack-Out Ship       
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        Order Management    Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt            Quick Sales Order Entry       
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Order Enrty                Return Material Authorization      
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Real Time Order Status    Quoting & Estimating                Sales Order Credit Card Validation      
       Sales Orders            Self-Service Vendor Center    Return Merchandise Authorization                Sales Order Management       
                   Shipping Integration    Sales & Service Management                Shipping RESTful API       
                   Streamlined Receiving    Shipping Logistics                Volume Pricing      
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Financial Management    AP / AR    Accounting RESTful APIs     Financial Management Modules  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable        Financial Management Overview    Accounts Payable       
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Business Intelligence    Accounts Receivable        Fixed Assets    Accounts Receivable       
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Amortization Schedules    Cash Flow    Multi-Currency        General Ledger    Bank Reconciliation       
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Management    Payroll        International Capabilities    Business Intelligence & Analytics      
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Project Accounting    Fixed Assets            Project Accounting    Financial Reporting      
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition    General Ledger                Foreign Currency       
       Analytics    Global Engines            International Accounting                General Ledger       
                       Multi-Currency Management                Multiple Company       
                       Payroll Management                      
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Engineering    Bill of Materials    Integration For Finite Capacity    Production Management Modules  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Engineer-to-Order    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Planning & Scheduling    Key Production Features    Job Scheduling & Costing       
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Work Order Management    Lean Manufacturing    Order Managent    Production Management    Product Builder    Master Scheduling & Planning      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management            Management Solutions    Product Configurator    Project Control        Shop Floor Routing      
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing            Production Configurator    Quality / Warranty    Shop Floor Data              
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.            Project Management    Scheduling    Workflow              
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling            Quality Control                      
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling            Quality Tracking                      
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management            Shop Floor Control                      
       Shop Clock                                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Shipping / Receiving    Key Supply Chain Features    e-Purchase Order Requisitions    Supply Chain Management Modules  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management            Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ            Electronic Data Transmission      
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management            Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.            Lot Tracking      
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving            Supplier Relationship Management                 PO From SO Create Workbench      
           Sourcing            Supply Chain Manager                Purchasing      
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                            Purchasing RESTful API       
           Warehouse Management                            Serial & Lot Product Control       
                                       Serial Number Product Tracking      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Incentive Management    Customer & Prospect Management    Call Management    Customer Relations Management    Marketing Automation    Customer Support     CRM Modules  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Job and Project Tracking    Customer Relationship Management    Contact Manager    Field Service Management    Sales Force Automation    Expandable CRM      
           Case Management        Partner Relationship    Sales Forecasting                Integration for Salesforce CRM      
           Customer Relationship Management        Sales Order Management    Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                       
           Informatin Worker        Self Service Customer Portal    Service Management                      
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Website                          
           Mobile Connect                                  
           Service Management                                  
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Business Web    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    Alert System    Additional Capabilities Overview    Additional Modules  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Crystal Reports    Human Resources    Internationalization    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Business Intelligence Products      
           Composite Applications            Data Conversion    M1 WebGear Interface    Intuitive User Interface    Compliance Management    Engineering Products      
           Composite Applications            Document Control    System Security    Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    Human Resource Management    High Technology Package      
           Document Mgmt            Global Application Builder    Unlimited View    Quality Control (Supplier)    Service Managment    Integration Programming Interfaces      
           Enterprise Content Mgmt            Online System / Time and Attendance        Report & Analysis        Medical Technology Package      
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt                    Sytline Data Collection        Product Management      
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                            Quality & Regulatory      
           Global Business Mgmt                            Security & Business Monitoring Products      
           Human Capital Mgmt.                            Usability & Data Collection Utilities      
           ICE Business Architecture                                  
           Product Data Mgmt                                  
           Service Mgmt. Overview                                  
           Social Enterprise                                  
           Subscription Services                                  
           Web 2.0                                  
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Customer Care    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support        Support Options    Client Support & Training Overview    Service & Support Modules  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        NetSuite Central    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                Customer Support Module      
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services        Site Consultation    Global Shop Solutions University                Direct Implementation Services      
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services            Learning & Educational Services                Meditech Validation Products & Services      
           Managed Services            Training Strategies                 Support & Professional Services      
           Professional Services                            User Product & Process Training      
           Subscription Services                                  

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