Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Transportation Industry.

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Transportation 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 ERPPlex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPabas ERPInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business One
  Version7.010.00Always CurrentAlways Current20159.00.10
  Price Range$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$5K + per month-$10K-100K$75K and up-$25K-500K$25K -$250K
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own
  User Range4-10001-2000+20-1000+10+unlimited10-2505-100025-1000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOASaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOA / Multi-tierSOASOA
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS 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 Cloudabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Material Valuation    Material Management Summary    Inventory Management  
   Lot Traceability    Bar Coding    Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Materials Management (MRP)    Plant Maintenance      
       Handheld    Bill of Materials    Bin Management              
       Material Handler Interface    Bar Coding    Order Promising              
       Material Movement    Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem              
       Prioritize Orders    Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization              
       Sales Order Allocation                      
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Sales    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Promotions  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments        Estimating / Quoting      
   Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders        Request for Quote      
   Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange    E D I    Order Management              
   Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing              
   Sales Analysis    Storefront    Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status              
   Sales Orders        Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center              
               Shipping Integration              
               Streamlined Receiving              
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    General Ledger    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Cost Accounting    Financial Management    Financial Reporting  
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Financial Accounting        Accounting Overview  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Costing    Advanced Billing    Fixed Asset Accounting        Banking & Reconciliation  
   Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules            Cost Accounting  
   Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview    Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions              
   Assests Register    Tax Connect    Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting              
   Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition              
   Analytics    Global Engines                      
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt Overview    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Costing    Engineering      
   Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Production Planning & Control    Planning & Scheduling      
   Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Complex Assembly    Work Order Management        Production Management      
   Cost Tracking    Job Management    Labor & Time Tracking            Project Control      
   Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Multi-Plants            Shop Floor Data      
   Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Plant Floor Mobile Access            Workflow      
   Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling    PLC Machine Integration                  
   Quotations        Preventative Maintenance                  
   Requirements Planning        Production Scheduling Overview                  
   Shop Clock        Shop Floor Control                  
           Statistical Process Controls                  
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt Overview    Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    EDI    Shipping / Receiving      
   Freight Calculator    Inventory Management    Online Tool Release        Purchasing          
   Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management    Problem Control                  
   Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving    Supplier Quality                  
       Sourcing    Supply Chain Overview                  
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                      
       Warehouse Management                      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Customer Relations Management    CRM Overview  
   CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect    Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking        Field Service Management    Customer Management  
       Case Management    Customer Master List    Partner Relationship              
       Informatin Worker    Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management              
       Lead / Opportunity Mgmt    Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal              
       Mobile Connect    Opportunity Tracking    Website              
       Service Management    Quick Quoter                  
           Quote Tracking                  
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Compliance Overview    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards        Human Resources    E-Commerce  
   Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Computer Aided Design    Security        Internationalization      
       Enterprise Performance Mgmt    Document Control System            Intuitive User Interface      
       Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame    E-Commerce            Multi-Site, Multi-Plant      
       Global Business Mgmt    Electronic Data Interchange            Quality Control (Supplier)      
       Human Capital Mgmt Overview    Groupware Communication            Report & Analysis      
       Product Data Mgmt    Human Resources Overview            Sytline Data Collection      
       Service Mgmt. Overview    SmartPlex Mobile Access                  
       Social Enterprise                      
       Web 2.0                      
  Services Support
   STARS    Business Process Outsourcing    Security    Customer Care    Upgrade Guarantee        e-Learning  
   Support    Hosting Services    Training Strategies    NetSuite Central              
   Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services        Site Consultation              
       Managed Services                      
       Professional Services                      
       Subscription Services                      

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