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 ManufacturingProcessPro® Premier Microsoft Dynamics NAVMicrosoft Dynamics AXSAP Business All-In-OneInfor M3BatchMaster ERP B1MIE Trak Pro
  Version15.27.010.0072016.214.98.4010.42016AX 7 20162010M3 13.2 (Feb 2014)14.32016.04.02
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K-500K$200K-$2M$6K-$175K$100K-750K$8K-$250K$20K-750K$120K-2M-$15K-$375$ 5K-$ 500K
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own, Financing, Leasing Options, Subscription, Annual Payments up front for the yearLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Financing, SubscriptionFinancing, Leasing Options
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+3-100010-20003-755-10005-7505-2,25050-500020-20005-5005-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYesYes (40+ languages)YesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SOAMicrosoft .NET.NET.NET, ClientServer .NETSOA, .NET, CloudInfor 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), MAC OSMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS 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 AzureMS SQL Server, OracleMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OracleMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, Amazon Web services (Cloud)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, WindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsWindows, IBM OS, System lWindowsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Bar Coding    Inventory Control    Compliance    MRP        Inventory Controls    Inventory Management    M3 Procurement    Inventory Management    Materials Management Modules  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Bill of Materials    MRP    Inventory Control    IC        Manufacturing    Purchasing Processes        Master Requirements Planning      
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Data Collection    Warehouse Management Systems    Master Requirements Planning (MRP)    AWS        Material Planning            Mobile      
           Material Handler Interface        Inventory Control        Mobile Data Collection    Physical Inventory        Warehouse Management            Regulatory Compliance      
           Material Movement        Inventory Management                                      
           Prioritize Orders        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    Complete Order Management    Sales Overview    Enhanced Order Entry for Sage & QuickBooks     Order Entry    Service Management    Sales & Marketing    Sales Processes    M3 Sales Management    Sales Management    Sales and Order Management Modules  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Demand Management        Sales Orders            Sales Management                  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                                      
       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                                      
                   Sales Application                                      
                   Shipping Logistics                                      
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    Accounting Application     Accounting        Accounts Payable (AP)    Business Intelligence    AP / AR    Analytical Peporting    M3 Financial Accounting     Accounting and Financials    Financial Management Modules  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Payable            Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management    Financial Management Overview    Financial Business Processes        Financial Reporting      
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Accounts Receivable            General Ledger (GL)        Fixed Assets                  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Business Intelligence            Project Accounting        General Ledger                  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Business Intelligence Application                    International Capabilities                  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Cash Flow                    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    Advanced Production Scheduling    Formula Management    Batch Production    Advanced Scheduler    Project Management    Bill of Materials        M3 Manufacturing    Costing    Production Management Modules  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Cost Breakdown Application    Labor Tracking System    Bill of Materials Management    Formulation        Key Production Features        M3 Product Data Management    Product Development      
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Engineer-to-Order    Production Overview    Formulation Management    Manufacturing ( BOM)        Product Builder        M3 Project Management    Production Management      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Lean Manufacturing        Product Costing    Quality Control ( QC)                    Quality Management      
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Management Solutions        Production Management    R & D                          
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Planning & Scheduling        Quality Control    Security Regulations                          
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        Production Configurator        Samples Management    Standard Reports                          
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Project Management Application                                      
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Quality Control Application                                      
       Shop Clock            Quality Tracking                                      
                   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.        Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Overview    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    Dock Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    Key Supply Chain Features    Operational Planning    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    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)            Parts Demand Planning    M3 Supply Chain Planning    Procurement      
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Shipping & Receiving Management            Master Production Scheduler                          
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Relationship Management             Purchase Orders (PO)                          
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Manager                                      
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                              
           Warehouse Management                                              
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    CRM Application    Customer Realations Management        CRM    Sales & Marketing    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management    M3 Customer Lifecycle Mgmt    Customer Relationship Management     CRM Modules  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Customer & Prospect Management                    Sales Force Automation                  
           Case Management        Customer Relationship Management                                      
           Customer Relationship Management        Sales Forecasting                                      
           Information Worker        Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                                       
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Service Management                                      
           Mobile Connect                                              
           Service Management                                              
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing     Simplified Label Printing    Business Intelligence    Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Alert System    Groupware Integration    M3 Business Intelligence    e-Commerce    Additional Modules  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Business Web    Direct Store Delivery    Quickbooks Manufacturing    Comprehensive Lot Traceability        Business Intelligence and Reporting    Human Capital Management    M3 Product Lifecycle          
           Composite Applications        CAD Interface Application    Formula Management    Sage ERP Manufacturing    FDA Compliance        Compliance Management    Intuitive Navagation              
           Composite Applications        Crystal Reports    Labor Tracking System    SAP Business One Manufacturing    MSDS        Human Resource Management                  
           Document Mgmt        Data Conversion    Point-of-Sale System        Multicurrency        Service Managment                  
           Enterprise Content Mgmt        Document Control    Regulatory / Environmental Reporting        Nutritional Labeling                          
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Document Control Application            System Manager                          
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        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        FastRESPONSE    Consulting        ClientAdvantage    Support Options    Support Options        M3 Rental Management        Service & Support Modules  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Global Shop Solutions Consulting    Implementation        ProductAdvantage™                M3 Services Management          
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services        Global Shop Solutions University    Support        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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