Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison For Metal Fabrication

Below you will find a comprehensive independent comparison of Top Rated Manufacturing ERP software systems for the Metals and Metal Fabrication industries. Use the easy to navigate matrix  to compare pricing and compatibility data, as well as materials management, sales order management, financial, production, supply chain, and customer management capabilities each vendor might provide. Click on the product name links to dive deeper into product's features, or request a Free Demo to get more hands on experience
  General Data
  Product NameNetSuite ERPabas ERPSYSPROPlex Manufacturing CloudEpicor ERPIFS Applications 8.0Infor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) MAX ERPECi M1Global Shop SolutionsEnterpriseIQS2K EnterpriseSAP Business OneE2 Shop SystemSage ERP X3Cetec ERPMIE Trak Pro
  VersionAlways Current20157.0Always Current10. Current2016.04.02
  Price Range$10K-100K$75K and up-$40K-500K onsite$5K + per month-$4K -500K$300K-2M$25K-500K$5K -35K$10K-250K$5K-500K$50K- $2MPlease inquire-$25K -$250K$5K-200K$2600/ user-$40/User/Month-$ 5K-$ 500K
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner FinancingSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownFinancing, Leasing OptionsOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing Options
  User Range10+unlimited10-2504-100020-1000+1-2000+40-50005-10005-150+1-5003-10005-Unlimited10+ unlimited25-10001-30020-1000+5-Unlimited5-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesyesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)YesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSAAS, MultitenantSOA / Multi-tierSOA, XML, WebserviceSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOASOA.NETSOA, .NETSOASOA, .NETSOASOAClient/Server Saas, MultitenantClient-Server, RDS C
  Database PlatformMS 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, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, QuickbooksMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, ODBC CompliantMS SQL Server, Oracle, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas), Amazon Web services (Cloud)IBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, Amazon Web services (Cloud)
  Server OSMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindows
  Materials Management
   Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Material Valuation    Inventory Management    Inventory Summary    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Complex MRO    Material Management Summary    Inventory Control    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Bar Coding    Inventory Control    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Inventory Management    Data Collection    Inventory Control    Barcoding & Labeling    Materials Management Modules  
   Advanced Shipping    Materials Management (MRP)    Lot Traceability    Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding    Costing    Plant Maintenance    Lot and Serial Tracking    Inventory Management    Bill of Materials    Vendor Managed Inventory    Material Requirement Planning        Bar Coding        Bill Of Materials      
   Bin Management            Bill of Materials    Handheld    Demand Forecasting        Master Scheduling    M1 Calculators    Data Collection    Wireless Warehouse Management System            Bill Of Materials        Dimensional Inventory Control      
   Order Promising            Bar Coding    Material Handler Interface    Inventory Replenishment        Material Requirement Planning        Inventory Control                Handheld / Pocketview        Inventory Management      
   Real-Time Sustem            Job Tracking System    Material Movement    Project Budgeting        Repetitive Manufacturing        Inventory Management                Inventory Control        Lot & Serial Traceability      
   Return Materials Authorization            Material Requirements Planning    Prioritize Orders    Project Reporting                Materials Purchasing                Inventory Management        Mobile Warehousing      
                   Sales Order Allocation    Scheduling and Resourcing                Materials Solutions                Lot and Serial Control        MRP & Inventory Forecast      
                                       Physical Inventory                Material Management         Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
                                       Wireless System                              
  Sales Order Management
   Automated Order Processing    Sales    Document Flow Mgmt.    Commission Tracking    Order Management    Collaborative Solutions    Advanced Forcasting    Advanced Forecast    Advanced Bill of Materials    Complete Order Management    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Order Processing    Sales & Promotions    Order Entry    Purchasing Management    Automatic Order Processing    Sales and Order Management Modules  
   Automated Payments        Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Competitor Intelligence Database    Sales Mgmt. Overview    Component Repair    Estimating / Quoting    Quoting and Estimating    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Demand Management    Quoting and Estimating    Work Order Processing        Quoting / Estimating    RF Warehousing    Configurable Manufacturing Modes      
   One Click Purchase Orders        Point Of Sale    Customer Orders    Demand Management    Coordinate Projects    Request for Quote    Sales Order and Processing    Lead Management    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Sales Orders            Vender Returns    Sales Monitoring    EDI / Ecommerce      
   Order Management        Report Writer    E D I    Electronic Data Interchange    Customer Orders             Project Mgmt    Invoice Order History                        Field Service & Projects      
   Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Return Mgmt    Order Entry & Tracking    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Field Service                Order Enrty                        Manufacturing Quoting      
   Real Time Order Status        Sales Analysis    Quote Tracking    Storefront    Sales                Quoting & Estimating                        Packing, Shipping, & RMAs      
   Self-Service Vendor Center        Sales Orders    Sales Order        Sales Quotes                Return Merchandise Authorization                        Sales Reporting & Analysis      
   Shipping Integration                                    Sales & Service Management                        Workflow & Routing      
   Streamlined Receiving                                    Shipping Logistics                              
  Financial Management
   General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Cost Accounting    Budget Management    accounting Overview    General Ledger    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Financial Management    Fixed Asset Management    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Financial Overview    Accounts Payable    Financial Reporting    Accounts Payable    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable     Financial Management Modules  
   Financial Summary    Financial Accounting    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Budget Management        General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    General Ledger    Accounts Receivable    Accounting Overview    Accounts Receivable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable      
   Advanced Billing    Fixed Asset Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Costing    Accounts Receivable    Cash Flow        Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering    Accounts Receivable    Business Intelligence    Finanacial Reporting    Financial Highlights    Banking & Reconciliation    Budgeting / Cashflow    Financial Overview    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import      
   Amortization Schedules        Activity Based Costing    Expense Project Tracking    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Consolidate Accounts        Multi-Currency    Multi-Currency    Cash Flow    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Cost Accounting    Executive Overview        Configurable Costing Methods      
   Multi-currency Transactions        Tax Management    Inventory Valuation    Financial Mgmt Overview    Financial Summary        Multiple Cost Sets    Payroll    Financial Management    Accounts Receivable            General Ledger        Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)      
   Project Accounting        Assests Register    Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Tax Connect    Fixed Assets        Payables Management        Fixed Assets    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)            Payroll        General Accounting       
   Revenue Recognition        Payroll        Cash / Asset Mgmt    General Ledger        Receivables Management        General Ledger                QuickBooks        General Ledger      
           Analytics        Global Engines    Sales Contract Mgmt.        Human Resources        International Accounting                        Project Accounting      
                                       Multi-Currency Management                        Tax Management      
                                       Payroll Management                              
  Production Management
   Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Costing    Bill of Materials    Barcode Labeling    Production Mgmt Overview    Asset Design    Engineering    Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning    Job Management    Advanced Production Scheduling    Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Capacity Requirements Planning        Advanced Scheduling    Discrete Manufacturing    Bill Of Materials    Production Management Modules  
   Aseembly Management    Production Planning & Control    Engineering Change Control    Capacity Planning    Advanced Production    Batch Process    Planning & Scheduling    Engineering Change Order    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Engineer-to-Order    Engineering Change Order    Shop Floor Control        Job Management    Process Manufacturing    Configurable Manufacturing       
   Work Order Management        Factory Documentation    Complex Assembly    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Configure / Make / Assemble    Production Management    Labor Tracking    Order Managent    Lean Manufacturing    Manufacturing & Production Reporting             Order Costing         Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR      
           Cost Tracking    Labor & Time Tracking    Job Management    Constraint-Based Scheduling    Project Control    Lean Capabilities    Product Configurator    Management Solutions    MES            Quality Management        Mobile Shop Floor      
           Planning and Scheduling    Multi-Plants    Lean Manufacturing    Engineer to Order    Shop Floor Data    Lean Tools / Labor Tracking    Quality / Warranty    Production Configurator    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning            Rapid Documentation        Production & WIP Reporting      
           Projects and Contracts    Plant Floor Mobile Access    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Make to Project    Workflow    MAX Visual Shop Scheduler    Scheduling    Project Management    Production Overview            Shipping        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
           Quality Mgmt    PLC Machine Integration    Planning & Scheduling    Multisite Planning        Shop Floor Control        Quality Control    Quality Management            Shop Floor Control        Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing      
           Quotations    Preventative Maintenance        Project Management        Subcontract Processing        Quality Tracking    Real Time Monitoring                    Work Order Documents      
           Requirements Planning    Production Scheduling Overview        Repetitive Manufacturing                Shop Floor Control                              
           Shop Clock    Shop Floor Control        Shop Floor Reporting                                              
               Statistical Process Controls        Shop Order                                              
                       Sub-Contract Management                                              
  Supply Chain Management
   Supply Chain Overview    EDI    EDI Solution    Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Mgmt Overview    Distribution    Shipping / Receiving    Bar Coding    Purchasing Mgmt.    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Capable to Promise    Inventory Management        Advanced Scheduling        Customer / Vendor Portals    Supply Chain Management Modules  
       Purchasing    Freight Calculator    Online Tool Release    Inventory Management    Equipment        Backflush by Operation    Purchasing RFQ    Forecasting Trust    Demand Planning            Demand Forecasting        Lot & Serial Traceability      
           Inventory Forecasting    Problem Control    Purchase Management    Equipment Effectiveness        Purchasing Control    Shipping Mgmt.    Shipping & Receiving Management    Materials Ordering            Executive Overview        MRP / Kanban / Replenishment      
           Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Quality    Shipping & Receiving    Preventive Maintenance        Subcontract Processing        Supplier Relationship Management     Outsource Central             Inventory Management        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
               Supply Chain Overview    Sourcing    Procurement        Supplier Kanban        Supply Chain Manager                Purchasing / Receiving        Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping      
                   Supplier Relationship Mgmt.    Supply Chain                                        Requisitions & Purchase Orders      
                   Warehouse Management    Warehousing                                        Supply Chain Management      
                                                               Supply / Demand Forecasting      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Incentive Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Contact Management    Configurator Pricing     Customer Relations Overview    CRM Features    Customer Relations Management    Customer Service Portal    Call Management    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Customer Relationship Management    CRM Overview    CRM    CRM    Built-in CRM    CRM Modules  
   Job and Project Tracking        CRM for Syspro    Cost & Quote Estimating    Campaign Connect    Customer Services    Field Service Management        Contact Manager    Customer Relationship Management        Marketing Automation    Customer Management    Sales Forecasting        Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups      
   Partner Relationship            Customer Master List    Case Management    Information Shring                Sales Forecasting        Remote Sales Force Automation        WebView        Custom Lead Pipelines       
   Sales Order Management            Customer Relations Summary    Informatin Worker    Mobility Features                Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                         Customer & Contact Management      
   Self Service Customer Portal            Field Service    Lead / Opportunity Mgmt    Sales Configurator                 Service Management                        Customer Case Management      
   Website            Opportunity Tracking    Mobile Connect                                            Integrated CRM      
               Quick Quoter    Service Management                                            Last Touch Reporting      
               Quote Tracking                                                Mobile Access & Field Service      
                                                               Sales Management & Quote Tracking      
  Additional Capabilities
   Real Time Dashboards        Document Mgmt    Business Intelligence    Compliance Overview    B2B Contracting    Human Resources    Exact Synergy    Document Mgmt    Business Web    Payroll Processing    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    E-Commerce    Time and Attendance    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Application Programming Interface    Additional Modules  
   Security        Espresso Mobile    Computer Aided Design    Composite Applications    Business Analytics    Internationalization    Exact Event Manager    Human Resources    Crystal Reports    Work Force Management    Distribution Management        Crystal Reports    Wholesale Distribution    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)      
               Document Control System    Enterprise Performance Mgmt    Employee Self-Service    Intuitive User Interface        M1 WebGear Interface    Data Conversion        e Business Applications        Data Conversions        Custom Report Writer      
               E-Commerce    Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame    Expense Management     Multi-Site, Multi-Plant        System Security    Document Control        S2K Mobile        Document Control        Custom Workflow & Alerting      
               Electronic Data Interchange    Global Business Mgmt    Human Resources    Quality Control (Supplier)        Unlimited View    Global Application Builder                QuickView        Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing      
               Groupware Communication    Human Capital Mgmt Overview    Mobile Solutions    Report & Analysis            Online System / Time and Attendance                        Email Interfacing With Customers & Vendors      
               Human Resources Overview    Product Data Mgmt    Payroll, Time & Attendance    Sytline Data Collection                                    Enterprise Document Management      
               SmartPlex Mobile Access    Service Mgmt. Overview    Recruitment, Training & Developemnt                                        Pulse Report      
                   Social Enterprise                                                  
                   Web 2.0                                                  
  Services Support
   Customer Care    Upgrade Guarantee    STARS    Security    Business Process Outsourcing    Implementation        Training and Education    Services & Support    FastRESPONSE    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs         e-Learning    Account Manager        Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels    Service & Support Modules  
   NetSuite Central        Support    Training Strategies    Hosting Services    Support        Customer Support        Global Shop Solutions Consulting    IQMS Professional Services and Consulting            Classroom Training        Custom Development & Integration      
   Site Consultation        Training and Education        Learning & Educational Services    Training        Consultation Services        Global Shop Solutions University    IQMS Technical Support            E-Learning        Data Migration      
                   Managed Services                    Learning & Educational Services    Software Updates and Maintenance Program            Onsite and ISO Consulting        Local / Resident Hosting      
                   Professional Services                    Training Strategies                 Phone Support        OnSite Implementation Consulting      
                   Subscription Services                                            Project Discovery & Gap Analysis      
                   Support                                            Services User Training Programs      

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