Independent Review of ERP Software for Industrial Distribution. Free Demos.

Below you will find a comprehensive independent review and comparison of ERP software for Industrial Distribution. We provide 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 NameInfor Distribution A+SYSPROEpicor Prophet 21SAP Business OneInform SoftwareSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPabas ERPIFS Applications 8.0Microsoft Dynamics AXEnterprise 21 ERPInfor Distribution SX.e
  Version8. Current20158.0AX 7 20168.16.0
  Price Range$20K-350K$40K-500K onsite$3,000-$5,000/user$25K -$250K$25K-$2600/ user-$10K-100K$75K and up-$300K-2M$20K-750K$30K-$750K$25K-
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLeaseOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Interest Free FinancingLicensed
  User Range5-unlimited4-10001-1000+25-10005-200+20-1000+10+unlimited10-25040-50005-2,2505-1000+10-5000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesU.S. & CanadaYesYesYesYesYesEnglish / SpanishNorth American / U.K
  ArchitectureSystem iSOA, XML, WebserviceSOASOAWindows SAAS, MultitenantSOA / Multi-tierSOASOA, .NET, CloudSOAProprietary / SOA
  Database PlatformIBM DB2MS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`IBM UniData/UniVerseMS 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 Cloudabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseOracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS 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, SalesforceProgress, Proprietary`
  Server OSIBM OSWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, HP-UX
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Demand Forecasting    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Material Valuation    Complex MRO    Inventory Controls    Inventory Management    Inventory Control  
       Lot Traceability    Consignment        Warehouse Management System        Advanced Shipping    Materials Management (MRP)    Costing    Manufacturing    Procurement    Purchasing  
           Distribution Requirements Planning                Bin Management        Demand Forecasting    Material Planning    Warehouse Management System      
           Inventory Management                Order Promising        Inventory Replenishment    Warehouse Management          
           Purchasing                Real-Time Sustem        Project Budgeting              
                           Return Materials Authorization        Project Reporting              
                                   Scheduling and Resourcing              
  Sales Order Management
   Sales Analysis    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Automation    Sales & Promotions    Customer Pricing    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Sales    Collaborative Solutions    Sales & Marketing    Sales & Order Management    Infor10 Road Warrior   
   Sales Order    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Pricing        Order Fulfillment    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments        Component Repair    Sales Management        Order Entry  
       Point Of Sale            Point-of-Sale (POS)    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders        Coordinate Projects            Quote Pad  
       Report Writer                    Order Management        Customer Orders             Sales Analysis  
       Return Mgmt                    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Field Service            Sales Orders  
       Sales Analysis                    Real Time Order Status        Sales              
       Sales Orders                    Self-Service Vendor Center        Sales Quotes              
                           Shipping Integration                      
                           Streamlined Receiving                      
  Financial Management
   Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Financial Reporting    Accounting Overview    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable & Receivable    AP / AR    Financials Overview    Accounts Payable  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Accounting Overview    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Financial Accounting    Budget Management    Financial Management Overview    Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable  
   Credit Card Processing    Accounts Receivable    General Ledger    Banking & Reconciliation    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Fixed Asset Accounting    Cash Flow    Fixed Assets        Credit Card Processing  
   General Ledger    Activity Based Costing        Cost Accounting    Bank Reconciliation        Amortization Schedules        Consolidate Accounts    General Ledger        General Ledger  
       Tax Management            Financial Reporting        Multi-currency Transactions        Financial Summary    International Capabilities        Performance Management  
       Assests Register                    Project Accounting        Fixed Assets    Project Accounting          
       Payroll                    Revenue Recognition        General Ledger              
       Analytics                            Sales Contract Mgmt.              
  Production Management
   Value-added services     Bill of Materials                Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Costing    Asset Design    Bill of Materials    Manufacturing    Value Added Services  
       Engineering Change Control                Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Production Planning & Control    Batch Process    Key Production Features          
       Factory Documentation                    Work Order Management        Configure / Make / Assemble    Product Builder          
       Cost Tracking                            Constraint-Based Scheduling              
       Planning and Scheduling                            Engineer to Order              
       Projects and Contracts                            Make to Project              
       Quality Mgmt                            Multisite Planning              
       Quotations                            Project Management              
       Requirements Planning                            Repetitive Manufacturing              
       Shop Clock                            Shop Floor Reporting              
                                   Shop Order              
                                   Sub-Contract Management              
  Supply Chain Management
   Demand Planning    EDI Solution    Freight Management                Supply Chain Overview    EDI    Distribution    Key Supply Chain Features    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Demand Planning  
   Transportation management     Freight Calculator    Warehouse Management                    Purchasing    Equipment        Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Supplier Relationship Management  
   Warehouse Management    Inventory Forecasting                            Equipment Effectiveness            Transportation Management  
       Shipping Mgmt                            Preventive Maintenance            Warehouse Logistics  
                                   Procurement            Warehouse Management  
                                   Supply Chain              
  Customer Relationship Management
   Infor CRM Business    Contact Management    CRM Overview    CRM Overview    CRM Overview    CRM    Incentive Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM Features    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management    CRM Business   
   Inforce Everywhere    CRM for Syspro        Customer Management            Job and Project Tracking        Customer Services    Sales Force Automation        Inforce Everywhere  
                           Partner Relationship        Information Shring              
                           Sales Order Management        Mobility Features              
                           Self Service Customer Portal        Sales Configurator               
  Additional Capabilities
   Advanced Mobile Management    Document Mgmt    Automated Backup System    E-Commerce    Business Intelligence    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards        B2B Contracting    Alert System    Business Intelligence    Advanced Mobile Management  
   E-commerce tools    Espresso Mobile    AutoOrder        Electronic Document Solutions    Wholesale Distribution    Security        Business Analytics    Business Intelligence and Reporting    e-Commerce    eCommerce Tools  
   Infor10 Road Warrior        Business Analyzer        Event Messaging                Employee Self-Service    Compliance Management    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    Infor "MyDay"  
   Infor10 Workspace        Customer Buying Trend Analysis                        Expense Management     Human Resource Management        Infor10 Workspace   
   Performance Management        Customer Profit Analyzer                        Human Resources    Service Managment          
   Service Warranty Management        DynaChange Extensibility Tools                        Mobile Solutions              
   Supplier relationship management        eCommerce                        Payroll, Time & Attendance              
           Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                        Recruitment, Training & Developemnt              
           Human Capital Management                                      
           Service and Maintenance                                      
           Strategic Pricing                                      
           Wireless Warehouse                                      
  Services Support
       STARS        e-Learning            Customer Care    Upgrade Guarantee    Implementation    Support Options    Direct Developer Support    Enterprise Performance Accelerator Kit (EPAK)  
       Support                    NetSuite Central        Support            Service Warranty  
       Training and Education                    Site Consultation        Training              

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