ERP Software Comparison for the Plastics and Rubber Industry on MS SQL Server.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Plastics and Rubber 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 X3Global Shop SolutionsDEACOM ERPBatchMaster ManufacturingMicrosoft Dynamics NAVMicrosoft Dynamics AXSAP Business All-In-OneMAX ERPInfor M3BatchMaster ERP B1MIE Trak Pro
  Version2015.17.010.0072015.314.98.402016AX 7 201620105.5.2M3 13.2 (Feb 2014)14.32016.04.02
  Price Range$50K- $2M$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K-500K$200K-$2M$6K-$175K$8K-$250K$20K-750K$120K-2M$5K -35K-$15K-$375$ 5K-$ 500K
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Financing, SubscriptionFinancing, Leasing Options
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+3-100010-20003-755-7505-2,25050-50005-150+20-20005-5005-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYesYesYes (40+ languages)YesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SOAMicrosoft .NET.NET.NETSOA, .NET, Cloud.NETInfor 3 tier.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, ODBC CompliantMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, OracleMS SQL Server, QuickbooksMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OracleMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, Amazon Web services (Cloud)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindows, IBM OS, System lWindowsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Bar Coding    Inventory Control    Compliance        Inventory Controls    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    M3 Procurement    Inventory Management    Materials Management Modules  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Bill of Materials    MRP    Inventory Control        Manufacturing    Purchasing Process    Lot and Serial Tracking        Master Requirements Planning      
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Data Collection    Warehouse Management Systems    Master Requirements Planning (MRP)        Material Planning        Master Scheduling        Mobile      
           Material Handler Interface        Inventory Control        Mobile Data Collection        Warehouse Management        Material Requirement Planning        Regulatory Compliance      
           Material Movement        Inventory Management                        Repetitive Manufacturing              
           Prioritize Orders        Materials Purchasing                                      
           Sales Order Allocation        Materials Solutions                                      
                   Physical Inventory                                      
                   Wireless System                                      
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Complete Order Management    Sales Overview    Enhanced Order Entry for Sage & QuickBooks     Service Management    Sales & Marketing    Sales Process    Advanced Forecast    M3 Sales Management    Sales Management    Sales and Order Management Modules  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    RF Warehousing    Demand Management        Sales Orders        Sales Management        Quoting and Estimating              
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                        Sales Order and Processing              
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        Invoice Order History                                      
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Enrty                                      
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quoting & Estimating                                      
       Sales Orders            Return Merchandise Authorization                                      
                   Sales & Service Management                                      
                   Shipping Logistics                                      
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    Accounting        Business Intelligence    AP / AR    Analytical Peporting    Fixed Asset Management    M3 Financial Accounting     Accounting and Financials    Financial Management Modules  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable            Financial Management    Financial Management Overview    Financial Business Process    General Ledger        Financial Reporting      
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Business Intelligence                Fixed Assets        Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering              
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Cash Flow                General Ledger        Multi-Currency              
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Financial Management                International Capabilities        Multiple Cost Sets              
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Fixed Assets                Project Accounting        Payables Management              
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt        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 Production Scheduling    Formula Management    Batch Production    Project Management    Bill of Materials        Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning    M3 Manufacturing    Costing    Production Management Modules  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Engineer-to-Order    Labor Tracking System    Bill of Materials Management        Key Production Features        Engineering Change Order    M3 Product Data Management    Product Development      
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Lean Manufacturing    Production Overview    Formulation Management        Product Builder        Labor Tracking    M3 Project Management    Production Management      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Management Solutions        Product Costing                Lean Capabilities        Quality Management      
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Production Configurator        Production Management                Lean Tools / Labor Tracking              
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Project Management        Quality Control                MAX Visual Shop Scheduler              
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        Quality Control        Samples Management                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        Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Overview    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    Supply Chain Management    Key Supply Chain Features    Parts Demand Planning    Bar Coding    M3 Supply Chain Execution    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    Supply Chain Management Modules  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Forecasting Trust        Purchasing for Sage and Quickbooks            Strategic Operational Planning    Backflush by Operation    M3 Supply Chain Planning    Procurement      
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Shipping & Receiving Management                        Purchasing Control              
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Relationship Management                         Subcontract Processing              
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Manager                        Supplier Kanban              
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                              
           Warehouse Management                                              
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Realations Management        Sales & Marketing    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Service Portal    M3 Customer Lifecycle Mgmt    Customer Relationship Management     CRM Modules  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Customer Relationship Management                Sales Force Automation                      
           Case Management        Sales Forecasting                                      
           Informatin Worker        Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                                       
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Service Management                                      
           Mobile Connect                                              
           Service Management                                              
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Compliance Overview    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Web    Business Intelligence    Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing    Human Resources    Alert System    Groupware Integration    Exact Synergy    M3 Business Intelligence    e-Commerce    Additional Modules  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Wholesale Distribution    Crystal Reports    Direct Store Delivery    Quickbooks Manufacturing        Business Intelligence and Reporting    Human Capital Management    Exact Event Manager    M3 Product Lifecycle          
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Data Conversion    Formula Management    Sage ERP Manufacturing        Compliance Management    Intuitive Navagation                  
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        Document Control    Labor Tracking System    SAP Business One Manufacturing        Human Resource Management                      
           Global Business Mgmt        Global Application Builder    Point-of-Sale System            Service Managment                      
           Human Capital Mgmt Overview        Online System / Time and Attendance    Regulatory / Environmental Reporting                                  
           Product Data Mgmt                                              
           Service Mgmt. Overview                                              
           Social Enterprise                                              
           Web 2.0                                              
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        FastRESPONSE    Consulting        Support Options    Support Options        Training and Education    M3 Rental Management        Service & Support Modules  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Hosting Services        Global Shop Solutions Consulting    Implementation                    Customer Support    M3 Services Management          
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services        Global Shop Solutions University    Support                    Consultation Services              
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Managed Services        Learning & Educational Services                                      
           Professional Services        Training Strategies                                       
           Subscription Services                                              

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