Independent review of ERP software for wholesale distribution. Free Demos.

Below you will find a comprehensive independent review and comparison of ERP Wholesale Distribution Software. We provide 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 NameNetSuite ERPInfor Distribution SX.eSage ERP X3Epicor Prophet 21SYSPROMicrosoft Dynamics GPIntacttInform SoftwareS2K EnterpriseEnterprise 21 ERPIFS Applications 8.0
  VersionAlways Current6.0712.127.02016Always Current20.0.635.58.18.0
  Price Range$10K-100K$25K-$2600/ user-$3,000-$5,000/user$40K-500K onsite$10K-100K2,400-UP-$25K-Please inquire-$30K-$750K$300K-2M
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLicensedOwner Financing, Lease to ownLease, FinancingLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingFinancing, SubscriptionLeaseLease, FinancingLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, Owner Financing
  User Range10+unlimited10-500020-1000+1-1000+4-100025-5001-Unlimited5-200+10+ unlimited5-1000+40-5000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesNorth American / U.KYesYesYes, 60+ Countries yesYesU.S. & CanadaYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)English / SpanishYes
  ArchitectureSAAS, MultitenantProprietary / SOA SOASOA, XML, WebserviceSOA, .NETMultitenant, SaaSWindowsSOASOASOA
  Database PlatformMS 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 CloudProgress, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`, Cloud-Based (Saas)Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsIBM UniData/UniVerseIBM DB2, 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, SalesforceOracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, Unix, HP-UXLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX
  Materials Management
   Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Inventory Control    Inventory Control    Advanced Demand Forecasting    Inventory Management    Inventory Management        Inventory Management    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Inventory Management    Complex MRO  
   Advanced Shipping    Purchasing        Consignment    Lot Traceability    Materials Requirement Planning        Warehouse Management System    Material Requirement Planning    Procurement    Costing  
   Bin Management            Distribution Requirements Planning                        Warehouse Management System    Demand Forecasting  
   Order Promising            Inventory Management                            Inventory Replenishment  
   Real-Time Sustem            Purchasing                            Project Budgeting  
   Return Materials Authorization                                        Project Reporting  
                                           Scheduling and Resourcing  
  Sales Order Management
   Automated Order Processing    Infor10 Road Warrior     Purchasing Management    Order Automation    Document Flow Mgmt.    Sales Configuration        Customer Pricing    Order Processing    Sales & Order Management    Collaborative Solutions  
   Automated Payments    Order Entry    RF Warehousing    Pricing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Forecasting        Order Fulfillment    Work Order Processing        Component Repair  
   One Click Purchase Orders    Quote Pad    Sales Monitoring        Point Of Sale            Point-of-Sale (POS)            Coordinate Projects  
   Order Management    Sales Analysis            Report Writer                        Customer Orders   
   Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Sales Orders            Return Mgmt                        Field Service  
   Real Time Order Status                Sales Analysis                        Sales  
   Self-Service Vendor Center                Sales Orders                        Sales Quotes  
   Shipping Integration                                          
   Streamlined Receiving                                          
  Financial Management
   General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    Collection Notes    Accounting Overview    Accounts Payable    Financials Overview    Accounts Payable & Receivable  
   Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management    Financial Management     Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Reports    Budget Management  
   Advanced Billing    Credit Card Processing    Financial Overview    General Ledger    Accounts Receivable    Multicurrency    Multi-Org    Accounts Receivable    Financial Highlights        Cash Flow  
   Amortization Schedules    General Ledger            Activity Based Costing    Online Reports    Project Accounting    Bank Reconciliation    General Ledger        Consolidate Accounts  
   Multi-currency Transactions    Performance Management            Tax Management        Revenue Recognition    Financial Reporting            Financial Summary  
   Project Accounting                Assests Register                        Fixed Assets  
   Revenue Recognition                Payroll                        General Ledger  
                   Analytics                        Sales Contract Mgmt.  
  Production Management
   Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Value Added Services    Discrete Manufacturing        Bill of Materials    Bill of Materials            Capacity Requirements Planning    Manufacturing    Asset Design  
   Aseembly Management        Process Manufacturing        Engineering Change Control    Manufacturing Order Process            Shop Floor Control        Batch Process  
   Work Order Management                Factory Documentation    Quality Assurance                    Configure / Make / Assemble  
                   Cost Tracking                        Constraint-Based Scheduling  
                   Planning and Scheduling                        Engineer to Order  
                   Projects and Contracts                        Make to Project  
                   Quality Mgmt                        Multisite Planning  
                   Quotations                        Project Management  
                   Requirements Planning                        Repetitive Manufacturing  
                   Shop Clock                        Shop Floor Reporting  
                                           Shop Order  
                                           Sub-Contract Management  
  Supply Chain Management
   Supply Chain Overview    Demand Planning        Freight Management    EDI Solution                Inventory Management    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Distribution  
       Supplier Relationship Management        Warehouse Management    Freight Calculator                    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Equipment  
       Transportation Management            Inventory Forecasting                        Equipment Effectiveness  
       Warehouse Logistics            Shipping Mgmt                        Preventive Maintenance  
       Warehouse Management                                    Procurement  
                                           Supply Chain  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Incentive Management    CRM Business     CRM    CRM Overview    Contact Management    Customer Relationship Mgmt    CRM w / Salesforce    CRM Overview    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Management    CRM Features  
   Job and Project Tracking    Inforce Everywhere            CRM for Syspro                Marketing Automation        Customer Services  
   Partner Relationship                                Remote Sales Force Automation        Information Shring  
   Sales Order Management                                        Mobility Features  
   Self Service Customer Portal                                        Sales Configurator   
  Additional Capabilities
   Real Time Dashboards    Advanced Mobile Management    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Automated Backup System    Document Mgmt            Business Intelligence    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Business Intelligence    B2B Contracting  
   Security    eCommerce Tools    Wholesale Distribution    AutoOrder    Espresso Mobile            Electronic Document Solutions    Distribution Management    e-Commerce    Business Analytics  
       Infor "MyDay"        Business Analyzer                Event Messaging    e Business Applications    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    Employee Self-Service  
       Infor10 Workspace         Customer Buying Trend Analysis                    S2K Mobile        Expense Management   
               Customer Profit Analyzer                            Human Resources  
               DynaChange Extensibility Tools                            Mobile Solutions  
               eCommerce                            Payroll, Time & Attendance  
               Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                            Recruitment, Training & Developemnt  
               Human Capital Management                              
               Service and Maintenance                              
               Strategic Pricing                              
               Wireless Warehouse                              
  Services Support
   Customer Care    Enterprise Performance Accelerator Kit (EPAK)            STARS    Support Options    Support            Direct Developer Support    Implementation  
   NetSuite Central    Service Warranty            Support                        Support  
   Site Consultation                Training and Education                        Training  

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