Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software, Aerospace and Defense Industry

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Aerospace and Defense 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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPE2 Shop SystemGlobal Shop Solutionsabas ERPECi M1IFS Applications 8.0Microsoft Dynamics NAVInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business OneInfor LNMAX ERPCetec ERP
  Version2015.17.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current7.22015.320158.08.020169.00.10Infor ERP Feature Pack 65.5.2Always Current
  Price Range$50K- $2M$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$5K-200K$5K-500K$75K and up-$10K-250K$300K-2M$8K-$250K$25K-500K$25K -$250K$25K-$1M$5K -35K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingSubscription
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited1-3003-100010-2501-50040-50005-7505-100025-100020-2,5005-150+5-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.Yes40+ CountriesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantClient/ServerSOASOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETSOA.NETSOASOASOA.NETSaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Oracle, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas), Amazon Web services (Cloud)MS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, 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 CloudMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliantabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherOracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS 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`MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Oracle, Postgres Enterprise ServerMS SQL Server, QuickbooksCloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Data Collection    Bar Coding    Material Valuation    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Complex MRO        Material Management Summary    Inventory Management    Procurement    Inventory Control    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Bar Coding    Bill of Materials    Materials Management (MRP)    Inventory Management    Costing        Plant Maintenance            Lot and Serial Tracking    Bill Of Materials  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Bill Of Materials    Data Collection        M1 Calculators    Demand Forecasting                    Master Scheduling    Dimensional Inventory Control  
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Control            Inventory Replenishment                    Material Requirement Planning    Inventory Management  
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Control    Inventory Management            Project Budgeting                    Repetitive Manufacturing    Lot & Serial Traceability  
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization    Inventory Management    Materials Purchasing            Project Reporting                        Mobile Warehousing  
           Sales Order Allocation                Lot and Serial Control    Materials Solutions            Scheduling and Resourcing                        MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                           Material Management     Physical Inventory                                    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
                               Wireless System                                      
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Order Entry    Complete Order Management    Sales    Advanced Bill of Materials    Collaborative Solutions    Service Management    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Promotions    Sales Overview    Advanced Forecast    Automatic Order Processing  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Quoting / Estimating    Demand Management        Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Component Repair        Estimating / Quoting            Quoting and Estimating    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Vender Returns    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Lead Management    Coordinate Projects        Request for Quote            Sales Order and Processing    EDI / Ecommerce  
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management        Invoice Order History        Project Mgmt    Customer Orders                         Field service & Projects  
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Order Enrty            Field Service                        Manufacturing Quoting  
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status        Quoting & Estimating            Sales                        Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
       Sales Orders            Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center        Return Merchandise Authorization            Sales Quotes                        Sales Reporting & Analysis  
                       Shipping Integration        Sales & Service Management                                    Workflow & Routing  
                       Streamlined Receiving        Shipping Logistics                                      
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    General Ledger    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Business Intelligence    Financial Management    Financial Reporting    Enterprise Asset Management    Fixed Asset Management    Accounts Payable   
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Accounting    Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Financial Management        Accounting Overview    Financial Overview    General Ledger    Accounts Receivable  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Budgeting / Cashflow    Business Intelligence    Fixed Asset Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Cash Flow            Banking & Reconciliation        Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Executive Overview    Cash Flow        Multi-Currency    Consolidate Accounts            Cost Accounting        Multi-Currency    Configurable Costing Methods  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    General Ledger    Financial Management        Payroll    Financial Summary                    Multiple Cost Sets    Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Payroll    Fixed Assets            Fixed Assets                    Payables Management    General Accounting   
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    QuickBooks    General Ledger            General Ledger                    Receivables Management    General Ledger  
       Analytics    Global Engines                    International Accounting            Sales Contract Mgmt.                    Human Resources    Project Accounting  
                               Multi-Currency Management                                    Tax Management  
                               Payroll Management                                      
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt Overview    Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Production Scheduling    Costing    Job Management    Asset Design    Project Management    Engineering        Planning    Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning    Bill Of Materials  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Job Management    Engineer-to-Order    Production Planning & Control    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Batch Process        Planning & Scheduling        Product Lifecycle Management    Engineering Change Order    Configurable Manufacturing   
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Order Costing     Lean Manufacturing        Order Managent    Configure / Make / Assemble        Production Management        Quality Management    Labor Tracking    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Quality Management    Management Solutions        Product Configurator    Constraint-Based Scheduling        Project Control        Resource Management     Lean Capabilities    Mobile Shop Floor  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Rapid Documentation    Production Configurator        Quality / Warranty    Engineer to Order        Shop Floor Data            Lean Tools / Labor Tracking    Production & WIP Reporting  
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Shipping    Project Management        Scheduling    Make to Project        Workflow            MAX Visual Shop Scheduler    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration        Shop Floor Control    Quality Control            Multisite Planning                    Shop Floor Control    Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations            Preventative Maintenance            Quality Tracking            Project Management                    Subcontract Processing    Work Order Documents  
       Requirements Planning            Production Scheduling Overview            Shop Floor Control            Repetitive Manufacturing                          
       Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control                        Shop Floor Reporting                          
                   Statistical Process Controls                        Shop Order                          
                                           Sub-Contract Management                          
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt Overview        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    EDI    Purchasing Mgmt.    Distribution    Supply Chain Management    Shipping / Receiving        Freight Management    Bar Coding    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Demand Forecasting    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing    Purchasing RFQ    Equipment                Supplier Relationship Management    Backflush by Operation    Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Executive Overview    Shipping & Receiving Management        Shipping Mgmt.    Equipment Effectiveness                Supply Chain Management    Purchasing Control    MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Inventory Management    Supplier Relationship Management             Preventive Maintenance                Warehousing    Subcontract Processing    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview        Purchasing / Receiving    Supply Chain Manager            Procurement                    Supplier Kanban    Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping  
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                Supply Chain                        Requisitions & Purchase Orders  
           Warehouse Management                                Warehousing                        Supply Chain Management  
                                                                   Supply / Demand Forecasting  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    CRM    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Call Management    CRM Features    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relations Management    CRM Overview    Customer Relationship Management     Customer Service Portal    Built-in CRM  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Sales Forecasting    Customer Relationship Management        Contact Manager    Customer Services        Field Service Management    Customer Management            Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
           Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship    WebView    Sales Forecasting            Information Shring                        Custom Lead Pipelines   
           Informatin Worker        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management        Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management             Mobility Features                        Customer & Contact Management  
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal        Service Management            Sales Configurator                         Customer Case Management  
           Mobile Connect        Opportunity Tracking    Website                                            Integrated CRM  
           Service Management        Quick Quoter                                                Last Touch Reporting  
                   Quote Tracking                                                Mobile Access & Field Service  
                                                                   Sales Management & Quote Tracking  
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Compliance Overview    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    Time and Attendance    Business Web        Document Mgmt    B2B Contracting    Human Resources    Human Resources    E-Commerce    Human Capital Management    Exact Synergy    Application Programming Interface  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Crystal Reports    Crystal Reports        Human Resources    Business Analytics        Internationalization            Exact Event Manager    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Document Control System        Data Conversions    Data Conversion        M1 WebGear Interface    Employee Self-Service        Intuitive User Interface                Custom Report Writer  
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        E-Commerce        Document Control    Document Control        System Security    Expense Management         Multi-Site, Multi-Plant                Custom Workflow & Alerting  
           Global Business Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        QuickView    Global Application Builder        Unlimited View    Human Resources        Quality Control (Supplier)                Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
           Human Capital Mgmt Overview        Groupware Communication            Online System / Time and Attendance            Mobile Solutions        Report & Analysis                Email Interfacing With Customers & Vendors  
           Product Data Mgmt        Human Resources Overview                        Payroll, Time & Attendance        Sytline Data Collection                Enterprise Document Management  
           Service Mgmt. Overview        SmartPlex Mobile Access                        Recruitment, Training & Developemnt                        Pulse Report  
           Social Enterprise                                                          
           Web 2.0                                                          
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Customer Care    Account Manager    FastRESPONSE    Upgrade Guarantee    Services & Support    Implementation    Support Options        e-Learning    Enterprise Service Management    Training and Education    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Hosting Services        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Classroom Training    Global Shop Solutions Consulting            Support                    Customer Support    Custom Development & Integration  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services            Site Consultation    E-Learning    Global Shop Solutions University            Training                    Consultation Services    Data Migration  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Managed Services                Onsite and ISO Consulting    Learning & Educational Services                                    Local / Resident Hosting  
           Professional Services                Phone Support    Training Strategies                                     OnSite Implementation Consulting  
           Subscription Services                                                        Project Discovery & Gap Analysis  
           Support                                                        Services User Training Programs  

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