Independent Review of Industrial Distribution ERP Software for the Pharmaceuticals/Biotech Industry.

Below you will find a comprehensive independent review and comparison of Industrial Distribution ERP software for the Pharmaceuticals/Biotech 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 ERPIFS Applications 8.0Microsoft Dynamics AX
  Version7.07Always Current8.0AX 7 2016
  Price Range$40K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$10K-100K$300K-2M$20K-750K
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Financing
  User Range4-100020-1000+10+unlimited40-50005-2,250
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, Webservice SAAS, MultitenantSOASOA, .NET, Cloud
  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 CloudOracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft Azure
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Inventory Controls  
   Lot Traceability        Advanced Shipping    Costing    Manufacturing  
           Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Material Planning  
           Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment    Warehouse Management  
           Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting      
           Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting      
               Scheduling and Resourcing      
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Sales & Marketing  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Sales Management  
   Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects      
   Report Writer        Order Management    Customer Orders       
   Return Mgmt        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service      
   Sales Analysis        Real Time Order Status    Sales      
   Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center    Sales Quotes      
           Shipping Integration          
           Streamlined Receiving          
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    AP / AR  
   Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Financial Management Overview  
   Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Fixed Assets  
   Activity Based Costing        Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    General Ledger  
   Tax Management        Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    International Capabilities  
   Assests Register        Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Project Accounting  
   Payroll        Revenue Recognition    General Ledger      
   Analytics            Sales Contract Mgmt.      
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Bill of Materials  
   Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Key Production Features  
   Factory Documentation        Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Product Builder  
   Cost Tracking            Constraint-Based Scheduling      
   Planning and Scheduling            Engineer to Order      
   Projects and Contracts            Make to Project      
   Quality Mgmt            Multisite Planning      
   Quotations            Project Management      
   Requirements Planning            Repetitive Manufacturing      
   Shop Clock            Shop Floor Reporting      
               Shop Order      
               Sub-Contract Management      
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution        Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Key Supply Chain Features  
   Freight Calculator            Equipment      
   Inventory Forecasting            Equipment Effectiveness      
   Shipping Mgmt            Preventive Maintenance      
               Supply Chain      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM Features    Marketing Automation  
   CRM for Syspro        Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Sales Force Automation  
           Partner Relationship    Information Shring      
           Sales Order Management    Mobility Features      
           Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator       
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting    Alert System  
   Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Analytics    Business Intelligence and Reporting  
               Employee Self-Service    Compliance Management  
               Expense Management     Human Resource Management  
               Human Resources    Service Managment  
               Mobile Solutions      
               Payroll, Time & Attendance      
               Recruitment, Training & Developemnt      
  Services Support
   STARS        Customer Care    Implementation    Support Options  
   Support        NetSuite Central    Support      
   Training and Education        Site Consultation    Training      

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