Independent Review of Industrial Distribution ERP Software for the Metal Fabrication Industry.

Below you will find a comprehensive independent review and comparison of Industrial Distribution ERP software for the Metal Fabrication Industry. 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 NameSYSPROSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPabas ERPSAP Business One
  Version7.07Always Current2015
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$10K-100K$75K and up-$25K -$250K
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own
  User Range4-100020-1000+10+unlimited10-25025-1000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, Webservice SAAS, MultitenantSOA / Multi-tierSOA
  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 Cloudabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Material Valuation    Inventory Management  
   Lot Traceability        Advanced Shipping    Materials Management (MRP)      
           Bin Management          
           Order Promising          
           Real-Time Sustem          
           Return Materials Authorization          
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Sales    Sales & Promotions  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments          
   Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders          
   Report Writer        Order Management          
   Return Mgmt        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing          
   Sales Analysis        Real Time Order Status          
   Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center          
           Shipping Integration          
           Streamlined Receiving          
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Cost Accounting    Financial Reporting  
   Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Financial Accounting    Accounting Overview  
   Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Fixed Asset Accounting    Banking & Reconciliation  
   Activity Based Costing        Amortization Schedules        Cost Accounting  
   Tax Management        Multi-currency Transactions          
   Assests Register        Project Accounting          
   Payroll        Revenue Recognition          
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Costing      
   Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Production Planning & Control      
   Factory Documentation        Work Order Management          
   Cost Tracking                  
   Planning and Scheduling                  
   Projects and Contracts                  
   Quality Mgmt                  
   Requirements Planning                  
   Shop Clock                  
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution        Supply Chain Overview    EDI      
   Freight Calculator            Purchasing      
   Inventory Forecasting                  
   Shipping Mgmt                  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    CRM    Incentive Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM Overview  
   CRM for Syspro        Job and Project Tracking        Customer Management  
           Partner Relationship          
           Sales Order Management          
           Self Service Customer Portal          
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards        E-Commerce  
   Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Security          
  Services Support
   STARS        Customer Care    Upgrade Guarantee    e-Learning  
   Support        NetSuite Central          
   Training and Education        Site Consultation          

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