ERP Software Comparison for the Plastics and Rubber Industry on a Cloud Based (SaaS) platform.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Plastics and Rubber Industry with a Cloud Based (SaaS) Platform. 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 X3Plex Manufacturing CloudGlobal Shop Solutionsabas ERPProcessPro® Premier Microsoft Dynamics NAVMicrosoft Dynamics AXS2K Enterprise
  Version15.27.010.007Always Current2016.2201610.42016AX 7 20165.5
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$5K-500K$75K and up-$100K-750K$8K-$250K$20K-750KPlease inquire-
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own, Financing, Leasing Options, Subscription, Annual Payments up front for the yearLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Financing
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+3-100010-2505-10005-7505-2,25010+ unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA / Multi-tier.NET, ClientServer .NETSOA, .NET, CloudSOA
  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), MAC OSMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureIBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, WindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power System
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Bar Coding     Inventory Management    MRP        Inventory Controls    Master Production Schedule (MPS)  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Bill of Materials     Material requirements planning (MRP)    IC        Manufacturing    Material Requirement Planning  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Data Collection    Material Cost Posting    AWS        Material Planning      
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Inventory Control    Scheduling    Physical Inventory        Warehouse Management      
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Inventory Management    Warehouse Management                  
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Materials & Inventory                      
           Sales Order Allocation            Materials Purchasing                      
                       Materials Solutions                      
                       Physical Inventory                      
                       Wireless System                      
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Complete Order Management    Costing    Order Entry    Service Management    Sales & Marketing    Order Processing  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Demand Management    Invoicing            Sales Management    Work Order Processing  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Process History                  
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Invoice Order History    Quotation Management                  
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Order Enrty    Sales Management Overview                  
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Quoting & Estimating    Shipping Order                  
       Sales Orders            Sales Order    Return Merchandise Authorization                      
                       Sales & Service Management                      
                       Sales Application                      
                       Shipping Logistics                      
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    Accounting Application     “What if” Financial Scenarios    Accounts Payable (AP)    Business Intelligence    AP / AR    Accounts Payable  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management    Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    General Ledger (GL)        Fixed Assets    Financial Highlights  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Business Intelligence    Fixed Assets    Project Accounting        General Ledger    General Ledger  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Business Intelligence Application    Liquidity Planning            International Capabilities      
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Cash Flow    Perpetual Inventory Costing            Project Accounting      
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Financial Management                      
       Analytics    Global Engines            Fixed Assets                      
                       General Ledger                      
                       International Accounting                      
                       Multi-Currency Management                      
                       Payroll Management                      
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Production Scheduling    CAD Integration    Advanced Scheduler    Project Management    Bill of Materials    Capacity Requirements Planning  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Cost Breakdown Application    Production Summary    Formulation        Key Production Features    Shop Floor Control  
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Engineer-to-Order    Project Cost Accounting    Manufacturing ( BOM)        Product Builder      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking    Lean Manufacturing    Project Management    Quality Control ( QC)              
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants    Management Solutions    Time Recording / Job Time    R & D              
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access    Planning & Scheduling    Work Order Management    Security Regulations              
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration    Production Configurator        Standard Reports              
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Preventative Maintenance    Project Management Application                      
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Production Scheduling Overview    Quality Control Application                      
       Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control    Quality Tracking                      
                   Statistical Process Controls    Shop Floor Control                      
                       Shop Floor Data Collection Application                      
                       Shop Management                      
                       Software Preventative Maintenance Application                      
                       TrueView Data Display Application                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing    Dock Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    Key Supply Chain Features    Inventory Management  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release    Forecasting Trust    Requisitions    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)              
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control    Shipping & Receiving Management    Sales Planning & Forecasting    Master Production Scheduler              
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality    Supplier Relationship Management     Supplier Relationship Management    Purchase Orders (PO)              
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview    Supply Chain Manager                      
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                  
           Warehouse Management                                  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     CRM Application    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM    Sales & Marketing    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview            Sales Force Automation    Marketing Automation  
           Case Management        Customer Master List    Customer Relationship Management                    Remote Sales Force Automation  
           Customer Relationship Management        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Forecasting                      
           Information Worker        Field Service    Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                       
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Opportunity Tracking    Service Management                      
           Mobile Connect        Quick Quoter                          
           Service Management        Quote Tracking                          
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence     Simplified Label Printing     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Alert System    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Business Web    Business Intelligence    Comprehensive Lot Traceability        Business Intelligence and Reporting    Distribution Management  
           Composite Applications        Document Control System    CAD Interface Application    Multi-Site    FDA Compliance        Compliance Management    e Business Applications  
           Composite Applications        E-Commerce    Crystal Reports        MSDS        Human Resource Management    S2K Mobile  
           Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange    Data Conversion        Multicurrency        Service Managment      
           Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication    Document Control        Nutritional Labeling              
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview    Document Control Application        System Manager              
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        SmartPlex Mobile Access    Electronic Data Exchange                      
           Global Business Mgmt            Global Application Builder                      
           Human Capital Mgmt.            Key Performance Indicators Application                      
           ICE Business Architecture            Messaging System Application                      
           Mobile            Mobile Wireless Application                      
           Product Data Mgmt            Online System / Time and Attendance                      
           Service Mgmt. Overview            Process Documentation & Training                      
           Social Enterprise            RFID Technology Application                      
           Subscription Services                                  
           Web 2.0                                  
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    FastRESPONSE    Upgrade Guarantee    ClientAdvantage    Support Options    Support Options      
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    Global Shop Solutions Consulting        ProductAdvantage™              
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Global Shop Solutions University        Professional Services              
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services            Learning & Educational Services                      
           Managed Services            Training Strategies                       
           Professional Services                                  
           Subscription Services                                  

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