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 Cloudabas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics NAVMicrosoft Dynamics AXS2K Enterprise
  Version15.27.010.007Always Current20162016AX 7 20165.5
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$75K and up-$8K-$250K$20K-750KPlease inquire-
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Financing
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10-2505-7505-2,25010+ unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASOA / Multi-tier.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 PlatformsCloud-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, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureIBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power System
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary     Inventory Management        Inventory Controls    Master Production Schedule (MPS)  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking     Material requirements planning (MRP)        Manufacturing    Material Requirement Planning  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Material Cost Posting        Material Planning      
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Scheduling        Warehouse Management      
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Warehouse Management              
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning                  
           Sales Order Allocation                          
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Costing    Service Management    Sales & Marketing    Order Processing  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Invoicing        Sales Management    Work Order Processing  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    Process History              
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Quotation Management              
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Sales Management Overview              
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Shipping Order              
       Sales Orders            Sales Order                  
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    AP / AR    Accounts Payable  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Financial Management    Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Financials and Accounting        Fixed Assets    Financial Highlights  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Fixed Assets        General Ledger    General Ledger  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Liquidity Planning        International Capabilities      
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Project Accounting      
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt                          
       Analytics    Global Engines                          
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    CAD Integration    Project Management    Bill of Materials    Capacity Requirements Planning  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Production Summary        Key Production Features    Shop Floor Control  
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Project Cost Accounting        Product Builder      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking    Project Management              
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants    Time Recording / Job Time              
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access    Work Order Management              
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration                  
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Preventative Maintenance                  
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Production Scheduling Overview                  
       Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control                  
                   Statistical Process Controls                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Purchasing    Supply Chain Management    Key Supply Chain Features    Inventory Management  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release    Requisitions              
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control    Sales Planning & Forecasting              
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality    Supplier Relationship Management              
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview                  
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                          
           Warehouse Management                          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Customer Relations Mgmt.    Sales & Marketing    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Sales Force Automation    Marketing Automation  
           Case Management        Customer Master List                Remote Sales Force Automation  
           Customer Relationship Management        Customer Relations Summary                  
           Informatin Worker        Field Service                  
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Opportunity Tracking                  
           Mobile Connect        Quick Quoter                  
           Service Management        Quote Tracking                  
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Human Resources    Alert System    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Business Intelligence        Business Intelligence and Reporting    Distribution Management  
           Composite Applications        Document Control System    Multi-Site        Compliance Management    e Business Applications  
           Composite Applications        E-Commerce            Human Resource Management    S2K Mobile  
           Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange            Service Managment      
           Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication                  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview                  
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        SmartPlex Mobile Access                  
           Global Business Mgmt                          
           Human Capital Mgmt.                          
           ICE Business Architecture                          
           Product Data Mgmt                          
           Service Mgmt. Overview                          
           Social Enterprise                          
           Subscription Services                          
           Web 2.0                          
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Upgrade Guarantee    Support Options    Support Options      
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies                  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services                          
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services                          
           Managed Services                          
           Professional Services                          
           Subscription Services                          

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