ERP Software Comparison for the Metal Fabrication Industry on MS SQL Server

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Metal Fabrication Industry with MS SQL Server. 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 X3NetSuite ERPE2 Shop SystemGlobal Shop SolutionsECi M1Infor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business OneMAX ERPMIE Trak Pro
  Version2015.17.010.007Always Current7.22015.
  Price Range$50K- $2M$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$10K-100K$5K-200K$5K-500K$10K-250K$25K-500K$25K -$250K$5K -35K$ 5K-$ 500K
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, FinancingFinancing, Leasing Options
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+10+unlimited1-3003-10001-5005-100025-10005-150+5-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SAAS, MultitenantClient/ServerSOASOA, .NETSOASOA.NETClient-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)MS 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 CloudMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, ODBC CompliantMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, QuickbooksMS SQL Server, Amazon Web services (Cloud)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Data Collection    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Material Management Summary    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Materials Management Modules  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Advanced Shipping    Bar Coding    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management    Plant Maintenance        Lot and Serial Tracking      
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bin Management    Bill Of Materials    Data Collection    M1 Calculators            Master Scheduling      
           Material Handler Interface        Order Promising    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Control                Material Requirement Planning      
           Material Movement        Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Control    Inventory Management                Repetitive Manufacturing      
           Prioritize Orders        Return Materials Authorization    Inventory Management    Materials Purchasing                      
           Sales Order Allocation            Lot and Serial Control    Materials Solutions                      
                       Material Management     Physical Inventory                      
                           Wireless System                      
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Order Entry    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Promotions    Advanced Forecast    Sales and Order Management Modules  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Quoting / Estimating    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Estimating / Quoting        Quoting and Estimating      
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Vender Returns    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management    Request for Quote        Sales Order and Processing      
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        Order Management        Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt                  
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Order Enrty                      
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Real Time Order Status        Quoting & Estimating                      
       Sales Orders            Self-Service Vendor Center        Return Merchandise Authorization                      
                   Shipping Integration        Sales & Service Management                      
                   Streamlined Receiving        Shipping Logistics                      
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Financial Management    Financial Reporting    Fixed Asset Management    Financial Management Modules  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable        Accounting Overview    General Ledger      
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Budgeting / Cashflow    Business Intelligence    Accounts Receivable        Banking & Reconciliation    Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering      
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Amortization Schedules    Executive Overview    Cash Flow    Multi-Currency        Cost Accounting    Multi-Currency      
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Multi-currency Transactions    General Ledger    Financial Management    Payroll            Multiple Cost Sets      
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Project Accounting    Payroll    Fixed Assets                Payables Management      
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition    QuickBooks    General Ledger                Receivables Management      
       Analytics    Global Engines                International Accounting                Human Resources      
                           Multi-Currency Management                      
                           Payroll Management                      
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt Overview    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Engineering        Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning    Production Management Modules  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Job Management    Engineer-to-Order    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Planning & Scheduling        Engineering Change Order      
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Work Order Management    Order Costing     Lean Manufacturing    Order Managent    Production Management        Labor Tracking      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management            Quality Management    Management Solutions    Product Configurator    Project Control        Lean Capabilities      
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing            Rapid Documentation    Production Configurator    Quality / Warranty    Shop Floor Data        Lean Tools / Labor Tracking      
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.            Shipping    Project Management    Scheduling    Workflow        MAX Visual Shop Scheduler      
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling            Shop Floor Control    Quality Control                Shop Floor Control      
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations                    Quality Tracking                Subcontract Processing      
       Requirements Planning                    Shop Floor Control                      
       Shop Clock                                          
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt Overview        Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Shipping / Receiving        Bar Coding    Supply Chain Management Modules  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management            Demand Forecasting    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ            Backflush by Operation      
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management            Executive Overview    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.            Purchasing Control      
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving            Inventory Management    Supplier Relationship Management                 Subcontract Processing      
           Sourcing            Purchasing / Receiving    Supply Chain Manager                Supplier Kanban      
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                      
           Warehouse Management                                      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM    Customer & Prospect Management    Call Management    Customer Relations Management    CRM Overview    Customer Service Portal    CRM Modules  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Job and Project Tracking    Sales Forecasting    Customer Relationship Management    Contact Manager    Field Service Management    Customer Management          
           Case Management        Partner Relationship    WebView    Sales Forecasting                      
           Informatin Worker        Sales Order Management        Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                       
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Self Service Customer Portal        Service Management                      
           Mobile Connect        Website                              
           Service Management                                      
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Compliance Overview    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Time and Attendance    Business Web    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    E-Commerce    Exact Synergy    Additional Modules  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Crystal Reports    Crystal Reports    Human Resources    Internationalization        Exact Event Manager      
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt            Data Conversions    Data Conversion    M1 WebGear Interface    Intuitive User Interface              
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame            Document Control    Document Control    System Security    Multi-Site, Multi-Plant              
           Global Business Mgmt            QuickView    Global Application Builder    Unlimited View    Quality Control (Supplier)              
           Human Capital Mgmt Overview                Online System / Time and Attendance        Report & Analysis              
           Product Data Mgmt                        Sytline Data Collection              
           Service Mgmt. Overview                                      
           Social Enterprise                                      
           Web 2.0                                      
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Customer Care    Account Manager    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support        e-Learning    Training and Education    Service & Support Modules  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Hosting Services        NetSuite Central    Classroom Training    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                Customer Support      
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services        Site Consultation    E-Learning    Global Shop Solutions University                Consultation Services      
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Managed Services            Onsite and ISO Consulting    Learning & Educational Services                      
           Professional Services            Phone Support    Training Strategies                       
           Subscription Services                                      

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