ERP Software Comparison for Make to Order (MTO) Manufacturing on the MS SQL Server Platform

A comprehensive independent review of ERP software systems in Make to Order (MTO) Manufacturing for the 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 X3E2 Shop SystemGlobal Shop SolutionsECi M1Epicor ExpressInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) Microsoft Dynamics AXSAP Business OneExpandable ERP MIE Trak Pro
  Version2015.17.010.0077.22015.38.0Always current9.00.10AX 7 20169.3.02016.04.02
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K-200K$5K-500K$10K-250K$400-$5K/Mo.$25K-500K$20K-750K$25K -$250K$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 ownFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription, LicensedFinancing, Leasing Options
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+1-3003-10001-5001-505-10005-2,25025-10001-Unlimited5-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA Client/ServerSOASOA, .NETSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA, .NET, CloudSOAWindows 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, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, ODBC CompliantMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Progress, Customized per Client, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, Quickbooks, SalesforceMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Amazon Web services (Cloud)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Data Collection    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Material Management    Material Management Summary    Inventory Controls    Inventory Management    Consignment Inventory     Materials Management Modules  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Bar Coding    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management        Plant Maintenance    Manufacturing        Inventory Accuracy       
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill Of Materials    Data Collection    M1 Calculators            Material Planning        Inventory Control      
           Material Handler Interface        Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Control                Warehouse Management        Inventory RESTful API       
           Material Movement        Inventory Control    Inventory Management                        Lot Tracking      
           Prioritize Orders        Inventory Management    Materials Purchasing                        Materials Management      
           Sales Order Allocation        Lot and Serial Control    Materials Solutions                        Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs      
                   Material Management     Physical Inventory                        Serial Number Tracking       
                       Wireless System                              
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Order Entry    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Estimating & Quoting    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Marketing    Sales & Promotions    Configuration Control     Sales and Order Management Modules  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Quoting / Estimating    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Order Management    Estimating / Quoting    Sales Management        Electronic Data Transmission      
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Vender Returns    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management        Request for Quote            Pack-Out Ship       
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange            Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt                    Quick Sales Order Entry       
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.            Order Enrty                        Return Material Authorization      
       Sales Analysis    Storefront            Quoting & Estimating                        Sales Order Credit Card Validation      
       Sales Orders                Return Merchandise Authorization                        Sales Order Management       
                       Sales & Service Management                        Shipping RESTful API       
                       Shipping Logistics                        Volume Pricing      
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Financial Management    AP / AR    Financial Reporting    Accounting RESTful APIs     Financial Management Modules  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable        Financial Management Overview    Accounting Overview    Accounts Payable       
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Budgeting / Cashflow    Business Intelligence    Accounts Receivable    General Ledger        Fixed Assets    Banking & Reconciliation    Accounts Receivable       
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Executive Overview    Cash Flow    Multi-Currency    Multi-Currency        General Ledger    Cost Accounting    Bank Reconciliation       
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        General Ledger    Financial Management    Payroll    Payroll        International Capabilities        Business Intelligence & Analytics      
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Payroll    Fixed Assets                Project Accounting        Financial Reporting      
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt        QuickBooks    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 Scheduling    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Bill of Materials     Engineering    Bill of Materials        Integration For Finite Capacity    Production Management Modules  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Job Management    Engineer-to-Order    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Document Management    Planning & Scheduling    Key Production Features        Job Scheduling & Costing       
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Order Costing     Lean Manufacturing    Order Managent    Engineering Change and Revision Control    Production Management    Product Builder        Master Scheduling & Planning      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Quality Management    Management Solutions    Product Configurator    Job Management    Project Control            Shop Floor Routing      
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Rapid Documentation    Production Configurator    Quality / Warranty    Lean Production    Shop Floor Data                  
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Shipping    Project Management    Scheduling    Quality Assurance    Workflow                  
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        Shop Floor Control    Quality Control        Routing                      
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling            Quality Tracking        Scheduling                      
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management            Shop Floor Control        Shop Floor Control                      
       Shop Clock                                              
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Purchasing    Shipping / Receiving    Key Supply Chain Features        e-Purchase Order Requisitions    Supply Chain Management Modules  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Demand Forecasting    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ    Shipping & Receiving                 Electronic Data Transmission      
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Executive Overview    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.    Supplier Management                Lot Tracking      
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Inventory Management    Supplier Relationship Management                         PO From SO Create Workbench      
           Sourcing        Purchasing / Receiving    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    CRM    Customer & Prospect Management    Call Management    Contact Management    Customer Relations Management    Marketing Automation    CRM Overview    Customer Support     CRM Modules  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Sales Forecasting    Customer Relationship Management    Contact Manager    Lead & Opportunity Management    Field Service Management    Sales Force Automation    Customer Management    Expandable CRM      
           Case Management        WebView    Sales Forecasting        Marketing Management                Integration for Salesforce CRM      
           Customer Relationship Management            Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                               
           Informatin Worker            Service Management                              
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt                                          
           Mobile Connect                                          
           Service Management                                          
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Time and Attendance    Business Web    Document Mgmt    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Alert System    E-Commerce    Additional Capabilities Overview    Additional Modules  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Crystal Reports    Crystal Reports    Human Resources        Internationalization    Business Intelligence and Reporting        Business Intelligence Products      
           Composite Applications        Data Conversions    Data Conversion    M1 WebGear Interface        Intuitive User Interface    Compliance Management        Engineering Products      
           Composite Applications        Document Control    Document Control    System Security        Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    Human Resource Management        High Technology Package      
           Document Mgmt        QuickView    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        Account Manager    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support    Implementation        Support Options    e-Learning    Client Support & Training Overview    Service & Support Modules  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Classroom Training    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                        Customer Support Module      
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services        E-Learning    Global Shop Solutions University                        Direct Implementation Services      
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services        Onsite and ISO Consulting    Learning & Educational Services                        Meditech Validation Products & Services      
           Managed Services        Phone Support    Training Strategies                         Support & Professional Services      
           Professional Services                                    User Product & Process Training      
           Subscription Services                                          

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