Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Professional Services Industry.

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Professional Services Industry. 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 NameSYSPROEpicor ERPNetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0Epicor ExpressSAP Business OneInfor LN
  Version7.010.00Always Current8.0Always currentInfor ERP Feature Pack 6
  Price Range$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$10K-100K$300K-2M$400-$5K/Mo.$25K -$250K$25K-$1M
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Financing
  User Range4-10001-2000+10+unlimited40-50001-5025-100020-2,500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOASAAS, MultitenantSOASaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, 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, Progress, Customized per Client, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, Quickbooks, SalesforceMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Oracle, Postgres Enterprise Server
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Material Management    Inventory Management    Procurement  
   Lot Traceability    Bar Coding    Advanced Shipping    Costing              
       Handheld    Bin Management    Demand Forecasting              
       Material Handler Interface    Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment              
       Material Movement    Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting              
       Prioritize Orders    Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting              
       Sales Order Allocation        Scheduling and Resourcing              
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Estimating & Quoting    Sales & Promotions    Sales Overview  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Order Management          
   Point Of Sale    Demand Management    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects              
   Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange    Order Management    Customer Orders               
   Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service              
   Sales Analysis    Storefront    Real Time Order Status    Sales              
   Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center    Sales Quotes              
           Shipping Integration                  
           Streamlined Receiving                  
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    General Ledger    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Reporting    Enterprise Asset Management  
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Receivable    Accounting Overview    Financial Overview  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    General Ledger    Banking & Reconciliation      
   Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Multi-Currency    Cost Accounting      
   Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Payroll          
   Assests Register    Tax Connect    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets              
   Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt    Revenue Recognition    General Ledger              
   Analytics    Global Engines        Sales Contract Mgmt.              
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt Overview    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Bill of Materials         Planning  
   Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Document Management        Product Lifecycle Management  
   Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineering Change and Revision Control        Quality Management  
   Cost Tracking    Job Management        Constraint-Based Scheduling    Job Management        Resource Management   
   Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Engineer to Order    Lean Production          
   Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Make to Project    Quality Assurance          
   Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        Multisite Planning    Routing          
   Quotations            Project Management    Scheduling          
   Requirements Planning            Repetitive Manufacturing    Shop Floor Control          
   Shop Clock            Shop Floor Reporting              
               Shop Order              
               Sub-Contract Management              
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt Overview    Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Purchasing        Freight Management  
   Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Equipment    Shipping & Receiving         Supplier Relationship Management  
   Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Equipment Effectiveness    Supplier Management        Supply Chain Management  
   Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Preventive Maintenance            Warehousing  
       Sourcing        Procurement              
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.        Supply Chain              
       Warehouse Management        Warehousing              
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    Incentive Management    CRM Features    Contact Management    CRM Overview    Customer Relationship Management   
   CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Lead & Opportunity Management    Customer Management      
       Case Management    Partner Relationship    Information Shring    Marketing Management          
       Informatin Worker    Sales Order Management    Mobility Features              
       Lead / Opportunity Mgmt    Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator               
       Mobile Connect    Website                  
       Service Management                      
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Compliance Overview    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting    Business Intelligence    E-Commerce    Human Capital Management  
   Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Security    Business Analytics              
       Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Employee Self-Service              
       Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        Expense Management               
       Global Business Mgmt        Human Resources              
       Human Capital Mgmt Overview        Mobile Solutions              
       Product Data Mgmt        Payroll, Time & Attendance              
       Service Mgmt. Overview        Recruitment, Training & Developemnt              
       Social Enterprise                      
       Web 2.0                      
  Services Support
   STARS    Business Process Outsourcing    Customer Care    Implementation    Implementation    e-Learning    Enterprise Service Management  
   Support    Hosting Services    NetSuite Central    Support              
   Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services    Site Consultation    Training              
       Managed Services                      
       Professional Services                      
       Subscription Services                      

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