Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Ship Building Industry.

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Ship Building 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 ERPGlobal Shop Solutionsabas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics NAVInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business One
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$5K-500K$75K and up-$8K-$250K$25K-500K$25K -$250K
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own
  User Range4-10001-2000+3-100010-2505-7505-100025-1000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOASOASOA / Multi-tier.NETSOASOA
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS 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 Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Bar Coding     Inventory Management        Material Management Summary    Inventory Management  
   Lot Traceability    Bar Coding    Bill of Materials     Material requirements planning (MRP)        Plant Maintenance      
       Handheld    Data Collection    Material Cost Posting              
       Material Handler Interface    Inventory Control    Scheduling              
       Material Movement    Inventory Management    Warehouse Management              
       Prioritize Orders    Materials & Inventory                  
       Sales Order Allocation    Materials Purchasing                  
           Materials Solutions                  
           Physical Inventory                  
           Wireless System                  
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Complete Order Management    Costing    Service Management    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Promotions  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    Demand Management    Invoicing        Estimating / Quoting      
   Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Process History        Request for Quote      
   Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange    Invoice Order History    Quotation Management              
   Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Order Enrty    Sales Management Overview              
   Sales Analysis    Storefront    Quoting & Estimating    Shipping Order              
   Sales Orders        Return Merchandise Authorization                  
           Sales & Service Management                  
           Sales Application                  
           Shipping Logistics                  
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    General Ledger    Accounting Application     “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    Financial Management    Financial Reporting  
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Financial Management        Accounting and Financials Overview  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting            Banking & Reconciliation  
   Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Business Intelligence    Fixed Assets            Cost Accounting  
   Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview    Business Intelligence Application    Liquidity Planning              
   Assests Register    Tax Connect    Cash Flow    Perpetual Inventory Costing              
   Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt    Financial Management                  
   Analytics    Global Engines    Fixed Assets                  
           General Ledger                  
           International Accounting                  
           Multi-Currency Management                  
           Payroll Management                  
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Advanced Production Scheduling    CAD Integration    Project Management    Engineering      
   Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Cost Breakdown Application    Production Summary        Planning & Scheduling      
   Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Engineer-to-Order    Project Cost Accounting        Production Management      
   Cost Tracking    Job Management    Lean Manufacturing    Project Management        Project Control      
   Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Management Solutions    Time Recording / Job Time        Shop Floor Data      
   Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Planning & Scheduling    Work Order Management        Workflow      
   Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling    Production Configurator                  
   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
   EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing    Supply Chain Management    Shipping / Receiving      
   Freight Calculator    Inventory Management    Forecasting Trust    Requisitions              
   Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management    Shipping & Receiving Management    Sales Planning & Forecasting              
   Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving    Supplier Relationship Management     Supplier Relationship Management              
       Sourcing    Supply Chain Manager                  
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                      
       Warehouse Management                      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM Application    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relations Management    CRM Overview  
   CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Field Service Management    Customer Data Management   
       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
   Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment     Simplified Label Printing     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Human Resources    Human Resources    E-Commerce  
   Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Business Web    Business Intelligence        Internationalization      
       Composite Applications    CAD Interface Application    Multi-Site        Intuitive User Interface      
       Composite Applications    Crystal Reports            Multi-Site, Multi-Plant      
       Document Mgmt    Data Conversion            Quality Control (Supplier)      
       Enterprise Content Mgmt    Document Control            Report & Analysis      
       Enterprise Performance Mgmt    Document Control Application            Sytline Data Collection      
       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
   STARS    Business Process Outsourcing    FastRESPONSE    Upgrade Guarantee    Support Options        E-Learning  
   Support    Epicor Consulting    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                  
   Training and Education    Hosting Services    Global Shop Solutions University                  
       Learning & Educational Services    Learning & Educational Services                  
       Managed Services    Training Strategies                   
       Professional Services                      
       Subscription Services                      

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