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 NameEpicor ERPPlex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPabas ERPInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business One
  Version10.00Always CurrentAlways Current20159.00.10
  Price Range$4K -500K$5K + per month-$10K-100K$75K and up-$25K-500K$25K -$250K
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own
  User Range1-2000+20-1000+10+unlimited10-2505-100025-1000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOASaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOA / Multi-tierSOASOA
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSCloud-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 OSLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware
  Materials Management
   Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Material Valuation    Material Management Summary    Inventory Management  
   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
   Order Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Sales    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Promotions  
   Sales Management    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments        Estimating / Quoting      
   Demand Management    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders        Request for Quote      
   Electronic Data Interchange    E D I    Order Management              
   Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing              
   Storefront    Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status              
       Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center              
           Shipping Integration              
           Streamlined Receiving              
  Financial Management
   General Ledger    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Cost Accounting    Financial Management    Financial Reporting  
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Financial Accounting        Accounting Overview  
   Accounts Receivable    Costing    Advanced Billing    Fixed Asset Accounting        Banking & Reconciliation  
   Multi-Cureancy / Company    Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules            Cost Accounting  
   Financial Mgmt Overview    Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions              
   Tax Connect    Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting              
   Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition              
   Global Engines                      
  Production Management
   Production Mgmt     Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Costing    Engineering      
   Advanced Production    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Production Planning & Control    Planning & Scheduling      
   Advanced Quality Mgmt    Complex Assembly    Work Order Management        Production Management      
   Job Management    Labor & Time Tracking            Project Control      
   Lean Manufacturing    Multi-Plants            Shop Floor Data      
   Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Plant Floor Mobile Access            Workflow      
   Planning & Scheduling    PLC Machine Integration                  
   Planning and Scheduling    Preventative Maintenance                  
   Product Data Management    Production Scheduling Overview                  
       Shop Floor Control                  
       Statistical Process Controls                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Supply Chain Mgmt.    Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    EDI    Shipping / Receiving      
   Inventory Management    Online Tool Release        Purchasing          
   Purchase Management    Problem Control                  
   Shipping & Receiving    Supplier Quality                  
   Sourcing    Supply Chain Overview                  
   Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                      
   Warehouse Management                      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Overview    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Customer Relations Management    CRM Overview  
   Campaign Connect    Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking        Field Service Management    Customer Management  
   Case Management    Customer Master List    Partner Relationship              
   Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management              
   Informatin Worker    Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal              
   Lead / Opportunity Mgmt    Opportunity Tracking    Website              
   Mobile Connect    Quick Quoter                  
   Service Management    Quote Tracking                  
  Additional Capabilities
   Cloud Deployment    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards        Human Resources    E-Commerce  
   Compliance Overview    Computer Aided Design    Security        Internationalization      
   Composite Applications    Document Control System            Intuitive User Interface      
   Composite Applications    E-Commerce            Multi-Site, Multi-Plant      
   Document Mgmt    Electronic Data Interchange            Quality Control (Supplier)      
   Enterprise Content Mgmt    Groupware Communication            Report & Analysis      
   Enterprise Performance Mgmt    Human Resources Overview            Sytline Data Collection      
   Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame    SmartPlex Mobile Access                  
   Global Business Mgmt                      
   Human Capital Mgmt.                      
   ICE Business Architecture                      
   Product Data Mgmt                      
   Service Mgmt. Overview                      
   Social Enterprise                      
   Subscription Services                      
   Web 2.0                      
  Services Support
   Business Process Outsourcing    Security    Customer Care    Upgrade Guarantee        e-Learning  
   Epicor Consulting    Training Strategies    NetSuite Central              
   Hosting Services        Site Consultation              
   Learning & Educational Services                      
   Managed Services                      
   Professional Services                      
   Subscription Services                      

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