Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Pharmaceuticals/Biotech Industry.

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Pharmaceuticals/Biotech 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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPabas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics NAVPriority Software ERP
  Version15.27.07Always Current2016201617.3
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$10K-100K$75K and up-$8K-$250K$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-100020-1000+10+unlimited10-2505-7505-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYes40+ CountriesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice SAAS, MultitenantSOA / Multi-tier.NETAll current Windows
  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, 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 CloudCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor     Inventory Management        Materials Management Overview  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability        Advanced Shipping     Material requirements planning (MRP)        Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System            Bin Management    Material Cost Posting        Picking and Shipping  
               Order Promising    Scheduling        Receiving & Put-Away  
               Real-Time Sustem    Warehouse Management        Replenishment  
               Return Materials Authorization            Traceability  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Costing    Service Management    Orders  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Invoicing        Price Quotes  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Process History        Tasks  
       Report Writer        Order Management    Quotation Management          
       Return Mgmt        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Sales Management Overview          
       Sales Analysis        Real Time Order Status    Shipping Order          
       Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center              
               Shipping Integration              
               Streamlined Receiving              
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    Billing  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Cost Accounting    Financial Management    Budget Control  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Financials and Accounting        Cash Management  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing        Amortization Schedules    Fixed Assets        Cost Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management        Multi-currency Transactions    Liquidity Planning        Financial Management Overview  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register        Project Accounting    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Financial Statement Generator  
       Payroll        Revenue Recognition            Fixed Assets  
       Analytics                    Regulatory Compliance  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    CAD Integration    Project Management    Production Management Overview  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Production Summary          
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation        Work Order Management    Project Cost Accounting          
   MES    Cost Tracking            Project Management          
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling            Time Recording / Job Time          
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts            Work Order Management          
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt                      
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations                      
       Requirements Planning                      
       Shop Clock                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution        Supply Chain Overview    Purchasing    Supply Chain Management      
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator            Requisitions          
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting            Sales Planning & Forecasting          
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt            Supplier Relationship Management          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    CRM    Incentive Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Sales & Marketing    CRM Overview  
       CRM for Syspro        Job and Project Tracking    Customer Relationship Management Overview          
               Partner Relationship              
               Sales Order Management              
               Self Service Customer Portal              
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Human Resources    Mobile Solutions  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Intelligence          
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS        Customer Care    Upgrade Guarantee    Support Options    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support        NetSuite Central              
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education        Site Consultation              
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program                          

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