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ERP Software Comparison for the Metal Fabrication Industry on a Cloud Based (SaaS) platform.



A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Metal Fabrication Industry with a 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 Nameabas ERPEnterpriseIQSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) S2K EnterpriseCetec ERP
  Version201615.27.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current8.02016.29.00.105.5Always Current
  Price Range$75K and up-$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$300K-2M$5K-500K$25K-500KPlease inquire-$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, FinancingSubscription
  User Range10-2505-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited40-50003-10005-100010+ unlimited5-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)Yes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOASOASaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS 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)Cloud-Based (Saas), 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, Salesforce, Multi-Tenant SAAS on the SalesForce CloudCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)IBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  SAASYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Material Management Summary    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Barcoding & Labeling  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Costing    Bill of Materials    Plant Maintenance    Material Requirement Planning    Bill Of Materials  
   Material Cost Posting    Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection            Dimensional Inventory Control  
   Scheduling            Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control            Inventory Management  
   Warehouse Management            Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management            Lot & Serial Traceability  
               Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory            Mobile Warehousing  
               Sales Order Allocation                Scheduling and Resourcing    Materials Purchasing            MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                                   Materials Solutions            Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
                                   Physical Inventory              
                                   Wireless System              
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Advanced Forcasting    Order Processing    Automatic Order Processing  
   Invoicing    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Demand Management    Estimating / Quoting    Work Order Processing    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Process History    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Request for Quote        EDI / Ecommerce  
   Quotation Management        Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History            Field Service & Projects  
   Sales Management Overview        Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service    Order Enrty            Manufacturing Quoting  
   Shipping Order        Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status    Sales    Quoting & Estimating            Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
           Sales Orders            Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center    Sales Quotes    Return Merchandise Authorization            Sales Reporting & Analysis  
                           Shipping Integration        Sales & Service Management            Workflow & Routing  
                           Streamlined Receiving        Sales Application              
                                   Shipping Logistics              
  Financial Management
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     Financial Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable   
   Cost Accounting    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable        Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable  
   Financials and Accounting    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable        Financial Highlights    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Fixed Assets    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence        General Ledger    Configurable Costing Methods  
   Liquidity Planning    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application            Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow            General Accounting   
           Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    General Ledger    Financial Management            General Ledger  
           Analytics    Global Engines                Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets            Project Accounting  
                                   General Ledger            Tax Management  
                                   International Accounting              
                                   Multi-Currency Management              
                                   Payroll Management              
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Engineering    Capacity Requirements Planning    Bill Of Materials  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    Planning & Scheduling    Shop Floor Control    Configurable Manufacturing   
   Project Cost Accounting    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Production Management        Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Project Management    MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Project Control        Mobile Shop Floor  
   Time Recording / Job Time    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Shop Floor Data        Production & WIP Reporting  
   Work Order Management    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Workflow        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
       Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration        Multisite Planning    Production Configurator            Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
       Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Preventative Maintenance        Project Management    Project Management Application            Work Order Documents  
           Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Production Scheduling Overview        Repetitive Manufacturing    Quality Control Application              
           Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control        Shop Floor Reporting    Quality Tracking              
                       Statistical Process Controls        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
   Purchasing    Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Shipping / Receiving    Inventory Management    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Requisitions    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Equipment    Forecasting Trust            Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management            MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Supplier Relationship Management    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management             Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
               Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview        Procurement    Supply Chain Manager            Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping  
               Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                Supply Chain                Requisitions & Purchase Orders  
               Warehouse Management                Warehousing                Supply Chain Management  
                                               Supply / Demand Forecasting  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    CRM Features    CRM Application    Customer Relations Management    Customer Relationship Management    Built-in CRM  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview        CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Field Service Management    Marketing Automation    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
               Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management        Remote Sales Force Automation    Custom Lead Pipelines   
               Customer Relationship Management        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management    Mobility Features    Sales Forecasting            Customer & Contact Management  
               Information Worker        Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator     Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management             Customer Case Management  
               Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Opportunity Tracking    Website        Service Management            Integrated CRM  
               Mobile Connect        Quick Quoter                        Last Touch Reporting  
               Service Management        Quote Tracking                        Mobile Access & Field Service  
                                               Sales Management & Quote Tracking  
  Additional Capabilities
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Human Resources    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Application Programming Interface  
   Business Intelligence    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Business Analytics    Business Web    Internationalization    Distribution Management    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
   Multi-Site            Composite Applications        Document Control System        Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    Intuitive User Interface    e Business Applications    Custom Report Writer  
               Composite Applications        E-Commerce        Expense Management     Crystal Reports    Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    S2K Mobile    Custom Workflow & Alerting  
               Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        Human Resources    Data Conversion    Quality Control (Supplier)        Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
               Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication        Mobile Solutions    Document Control    Report & Analysis        Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors  
               Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview        Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application    Sytline Data Collection        Enterprise Document Management  
               Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        SmartPlex Mobile Access        Recruitment, Training & Developemnt    Electronic Data Exchange            Pulse Report  
               Global Business Mgmt                    Global Application Builder              
               Human Capital Mgmt.                    Key Performance Indicators Application              
               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
   Upgrade Guarantee    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Customer Care    Implementation    FastRESPONSE            Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
       IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting            Custom Development & Integration  
       IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    Training    Global Shop Solutions University            Data Migration  
       Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services                    Learning & Educational Services            Local / Resident Hosting  
               Managed Services                    Training Strategies             On-Site Implementation Consulting  
               Professional Services                                Project Discovery & Gap Analysis  
               Subscription Services                                Services User Training Programs  
               Support                                  


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