Engineer to Order (ETO) ERP Software Comparison for the Metal Fabrication

A comprehensive independent review of Engineer to Order (ETO) ERP Software Comparison for the Metal Fabrication Industry. 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 NameSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPGlobal Shop Solutionsabas ERPECi M1IFS Applications 8.0Infor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business OneCetec ERP
  Version7.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current2015.320158. Current
  Price Range$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$5K-500K$75K and up-$10K-250K$300K-2M$25K-500K$25K -$250K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription
  User Range4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited3-100010-2501-50040-50005-100025-10005-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETSOASOASOASaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS 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 CloudMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliantabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherOracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Bar Coding    Material Valuation    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Complex MRO    Material Management Summary    Inventory Management    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Bill of Materials    Materials Management (MRP)    Inventory Management    Costing    Plant Maintenance        Bill Of Materials  
       Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Data Collection        M1 Calculators    Demand Forecasting            Dimensional Inventory Control  
       Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Inventory Control            Inventory Replenishment            Inventory Management  
       Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Management            Project Budgeting            Lot & Serial Traceability  
       Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization    Materials Purchasing            Project Reporting            Mobile Warehousing  
       Sales Order Allocation                Materials Solutions            Scheduling and Resourcing            MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                       Physical Inventory                        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
                       Wireless System                          
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Complete Order Management    Sales    Advanced Bill of Materials    Collaborative Solutions    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Promotions    Automatic Order Processing  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Demand Management        Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Component Repair    Estimating / Quoting        Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Lead Management    Coordinate Projects    Request for Quote        EDI / Ecommerce  
   Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management    Invoice Order History        Project Mgmt    Customer Orders             Field service & Projects  
   Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Order Enrty            Field Service            Manufacturing Quoting  
   Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status    Quoting & Estimating            Sales            Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
   Sales Orders            Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center    Return Merchandise Authorization            Sales Quotes            Sales Reporting & Analysis  
                   Shipping Integration    Sales & Service Management                        Workflow & Routing  
                   Streamlined Receiving    Shipping Logistics                          
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    General Ledger    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Financial Management    Financial Reporting    Accounts Payable   
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Financial Accounting    Accounts Payable    Budget Management        Accounting Overview    Accounts Receivable  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Business Intelligence    Fixed Asset Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Cash Flow        Banking & Reconciliation    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Cash Flow        Multi-Currency    Consolidate Accounts        Cost Accounting    Configurable Costing Methods  
   Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Management        Payroll    Financial Summary            Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets            Fixed Assets            General Accounting   
   Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    General Ledger            General Ledger            General Ledger  
   Analytics    Global Engines                International Accounting            Sales Contract Mgmt.            Project Accounting  
                       Multi-Currency Management                        Tax Management  
                       Payroll Management                          
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt Overview    Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Production Scheduling    Costing    Job Management    Asset Design    Engineering        Bill Of Materials  
   Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Engineer-to-Order    Production Planning & Control    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Batch Process    Planning & Scheduling        Configurable Manufacturing   
   Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Lean Manufacturing        Order Managent    Configure / Make / Assemble    Production Management        Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Management Solutions        Product Configurator    Constraint-Based Scheduling    Project Control        Mobile Shop Floor  
   Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Production Configurator        Quality / Warranty    Engineer to Order    Shop Floor Data        Production & WIP Reporting  
   Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Project Management        Scheduling    Make to Project    Workflow        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration        Quality Control            Multisite Planning            Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Quotations            Preventative Maintenance        Quality Tracking            Project Management            Work Order Documents  
   Requirements Planning            Production Scheduling Overview        Shop Floor Control            Repetitive Manufacturing              
   Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control                    Shop Floor Reporting              
               Statistical Process Controls                    Shop Order              
                                   Sub-Contract Management              
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt Overview        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    EDI    Purchasing Mgmt.    Distribution    Shipping / Receiving        Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Forecasting Trust    Purchasing    Purchasing RFQ    Equipment            Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Shipping & Receiving Management        Shipping Mgmt.    Equipment Effectiveness            MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Supplier Relationship Management             Preventive Maintenance            Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
       Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview        Supply Chain Manager            Procurement            Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping  
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                            Supply Chain            Requisitions & Purchase Orders  
       Warehouse Management                            Warehousing            Supply Chain Management  
                                               Supply / Demand Forecasting  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Call Management    CRM Features    Customer Relations Management    CRM Overview    Built-in CRM  
   CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Relationship Management        Contact Manager    Customer Services    Field Service Management    Customer Management    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
       Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship    Sales Forecasting            Information Shring            Custom Lead Pipelines   
       Informatin Worker        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management    Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management             Mobility Features            Customer & Contact Management  
       Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal    Service Management            Sales Configurator             Customer Case Management  
       Mobile Connect        Opportunity Tracking    Website                            Integrated CRM  
       Service Management        Quick Quoter                                Last Touch Reporting  
               Quote Tracking                                Mobile Access & Field Service  
                                               Sales Management & Quote Tracking  
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Compliance Overview    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    Business Web        Document Mgmt    B2B Contracting    Human Resources    E-Commerce    Application Programming Interface  
   Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Crystal Reports        Human Resources    Business Analytics    Internationalization        Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
       Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Document Control System        Data Conversion        M1 WebGear Interface    Employee Self-Service    Intuitive User Interface        Custom Report Writer  
       Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        E-Commerce        Document Control        System Security    Expense Management     Multi-Site, Multi-Plant        Custom Workflow & Alerting  
       Global Business Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        Global Application Builder        Unlimited View    Human Resources    Quality Control (Supplier)        Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
       Human Capital Mgmt Overview        Groupware Communication        Online System / Time and Attendance            Mobile Solutions    Report & Analysis        Email Interfacing With Customers & Vendors  
       Product Data Mgmt        Human Resources Overview                    Payroll, Time & Attendance    Sytline Data Collection        Enterprise Document Management  
       Service Mgmt. Overview        SmartPlex Mobile Access                    Recruitment, Training & Developemnt            Pulse Report  
       Social Enterprise                                          
       Web 2.0                                          
  Services Support
   STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Customer Care    FastRESPONSE    Upgrade Guarantee    Services & Support    Implementation        e-Learning    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   Support    Hosting Services        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Global Shop Solutions Consulting            Support            Custom Development & Integration  
   Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services            Site Consultation    Global Shop Solutions University            Training            Data Migration  
       Managed Services                Learning & Educational Services                        Local / Resident Hosting  
       Professional Services                Training Strategies                         OnSite Implementation Consulting  
       Subscription Services                                        Project Discovery & Gap Analysis  
       Support                                        Services User Training Programs  
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