ERP Software Comparison for Industrial Distribution Manufacturing on a Cloud Based (SaaS) Platform

A comprehensive independent review of ERP software systems in Industrial Distribution Manufacturing for the Cloud Based (SaaS) 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 NameSYSPROSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPabas ERPEnterprise 21 ERPMicrosoft Dynamics AX
  Version7.07Always Current20168.1AX 7 2016
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$10K-100K$75K and up-$30K-$750K$20K-750K
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Financing
  User Range4-100020-1000+10+unlimited10-2505-1000+5-2,250
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesEnglish / SpanishYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, Webservice SAAS, MultitenantSOA / Multi-tierSOASOA, .NET, Cloud
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS 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 CloudCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, 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, SalesforceMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft Azure
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor     Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Controls  
   Lot Traceability        Advanced Shipping     Material requirements planning (MRP)    Procurement    Manufacturing  
           Bin Management    Material Cost Posting    Warehouse Management System    Material Planning  
           Order Promising    Scheduling        Warehouse Management  
           Real-Time Sustem    Warehouse Management          
           Return Materials Authorization              
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Costing    Sales & Order Management    Sales & Marketing  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Invoicing        Sales Management  
   Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Process History          
   Report Writer        Order Management    Quotation Management          
   Return Mgmt        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Sales Management Overview          
   Sales Analysis        Real Time Order Status    Shipping Order          
   Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center              
           Shipping Integration              
           Streamlined Receiving              
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Financials Overview    AP / AR  
   Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Cost Accounting    Financial Reports    Financial Management Overview  
   Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Financials and Accounting        Fixed Assets  
   Activity Based Costing        Amortization Schedules    Fixed Assets        General Ledger  
   Tax Management        Multi-currency Transactions    Liquidity Planning        International Capabilities  
   Assests Register        Project Accounting    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Project Accounting  
   Payroll        Revenue Recognition              
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    CAD Integration    Manufacturing    Bill of Materials  
   Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Production Summary        Key Production Features  
   Factory Documentation        Work Order Management    Project Cost Accounting        Product Builder  
   Cost Tracking            Project Management          
   Planning and Scheduling            Time Recording / Job Time          
   Projects and Contracts            Work Order Management          
   Quality Mgmt                      
   Requirements Planning                      
   Shop Clock                      
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution        Supply Chain Overview    Purchasing    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Key Supply Chain Features  
   Freight Calculator            Requisitions    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)      
   Inventory Forecasting            Sales Planning & Forecasting          
   Shipping Mgmt            Supplier Relationship Management          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    CRM    Incentive Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Customer Relationship Management    Marketing Automation  
   CRM for Syspro        Job and Project Tracking    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Sales Force Automation  
           Partner Relationship              
           Sales Order Management              
           Self Service Customer Portal              
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Business Intelligence    Alert System  
   Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Intelligence    e-Commerce    Business Intelligence and Reporting  
               Multi-Site    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    Compliance Management  
                       Human Resource Management  
                       Service Managment  
  Services Support
   STARS        Customer Care    Upgrade Guarantee    Direct Developer Support    Support Options  
   Support        NetSuite Central              
   Training and Education        Site Consultation              

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