Engineer to Order (ETO) ERP Software Comparison for the Aerospace and Defense Industries

A comprehensive, independent review of Engineer to Order (ETO) ERP Software Comparison 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 management, production management, supply chain management, and customer relationship management, plus 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 NamePlex Manufacturing CloudEpicor ERPSYSPROabas ERPSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPIFS Applications 9.0Global Shop SolutionsECi M1Infor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) Microsoft Dynamics AXSAP Business OneJobBOSS Shop Management SolutionCetec ERP
  VersionAlways Current10.007.020167Always Current9.02016. 7 201612.0Always Current
  Price Range$5K + per month-$4K -500K$25K-500K onsite$75K and up-$2600/ user-$10K-100K$300K-2M$5K-500K$10K-250K$25K-500K$20K-750K$25K -$250K$299-$200K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownFinancingSubscription
  User Range20-1000+1-2000+4-100010-25020-1000+10+unlimited40-50003-10001-5005-10005-2,25025-10001-1005-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesYesNoYes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA, XML, WebserviceSOA / Multi-tier SAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOA, .NETSOASOA, .NET, CloudSOAClient/Server or CloSaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Oracle, 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, Salesforce, Multi-Tenant SAAS on the SalesForce CloudOracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL ExpressCloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareMac OS, WindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Management     Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Material Management Summary    Inventory Controls    Inventory Management    Lot and Serial Control    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding    Lot Traceability     Material requirements planning (MRP)        Advanced Shipping    Costing    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management    Plant Maintenance    Manufacturing        Material Control    Bill Of Materials  
   Bill of Materials    Handheld        Material Cost Posting        Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    M1 Calculators        Material Planning            Dimensional Inventory Control  
   Bar Coding    Material Handler Interface        Scheduling        Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control            Warehouse Management            Inventory Management  
   Job Tracking System    Material Movement        Warehouse Management        Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management                        Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Material Requirements Planning    Prioritize Orders                Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory                        Mobile Warehousing  
       Sales Order Allocation                    Scheduling and Resourcing    Materials Purchasing                        MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                               Materials Solutions                        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
                               Physical Inventory                          
                               Wireless System                          
  Sales Order Management
   Commission Tracking    Order Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Costing    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Marketing    Sales & Promotions    Job Entry    Automatic Order Processing  
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Sales Management    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Invoicing    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Estimating / Quoting    Sales Management        Sales Order Processing    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Customer Orders    Demand Management    Point Of Sale    Process History    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management    Request for Quote                EDI / Ecommerce  
   E D I    Electronic Data Interchange    Report Writer    Quotation Management        Order Management    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt                    Field Service & Projects  
   Order Entry & Tracking    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Return Mgmt    Sales Management Overview        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service    Order Enrty                        Manufacturing Quoting  
   Quote Tracking    Storefront    Sales Analysis    Shipping Order        Real Time Order Status    Sales    Quoting & Estimating                        Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
   Sales Order        Sales Orders            Self-Service Vendor Center    Sales Quotes    Return Merchandise Authorization                        Sales Reporting & Analysis  
                       Shipping Integration        Sales & Service Management                        Workflow & Routing  
                       Streamlined Receiving        Sales Application                          
                               Shipping Logistics                          
  Financial Management
   accounting Overview    General Ledger    Budget Management    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     General Ledger    Financial Management    AP / AR    Financial Reporting    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable   
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable        Financial Management Overview    Accounting and Financials Overview    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable  
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable        Fixed Assets    Banking & Reconciliation    General Ledger    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Expense Project Tracking    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Activity Based Costing    Fixed Assets        Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Multi-Currency        General Ledger    Cost Accounting    Payroll    Configurable Costing Methods  
   Inventory Valuation    Financial Mgmt Overview    Tax Management    Liquidity Planning        Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Payroll        International Capabilities            Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Tax Connect    Assests Register    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow            Project Accounting            General Accounting   
       Cash / Asset Mgmt    Payroll            Revenue Recognition    General Ledger    Financial Management                        General Ledger  
       Global Engines    Analytics                Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets                        Project Accounting  
                               General Ledger                        Tax Management  
                               International Accounting                          
                               Multi-Currency Management                          
                               Payroll Management                          
  Production Management
   Barcode Labeling    Production Mgmt     Bill of Materials    CAD Integration    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Engineering    Bill of Materials        Quality Management    Bill Of Materials  
   Capacity Planning    Advanced Production    Engineering Change Control    Production Summary    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Planning & Scheduling    Key Production Features        Shop Floor Control    Configurable Manufacturing   
   Complex Assembly    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Factory Documentation    Project Cost Accounting        Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Order Managent    Production Management    Product Builder            Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Labor & Time Tracking    Job Management    Cost Tracking    Project Management            Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Product Configurator    Project Control                Mobile Shop Floor  
   Multi-Plants    Lean Manufacturing    Planning and Scheduling    Time Recording / Job Time            Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Quality / Warranty    Shop Floor Data                Production & WIP Reporting  
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Projects and Contracts    Work Order Management            Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Scheduling    Workflow                Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   PLC Machine Integration    Planning & Scheduling    Quality Mgmt                Multisite Planning    Production Configurator                        Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Preventative Maintenance    Planning and Scheduling    Quotations                Project Management    Project Management Application                        Work Order Documents  
   Production Scheduling Overview    Product Data Management    Requirements Planning                Repetitive Manufacturing    Quality Control Application                          
   Shop Floor Control        Shop Clock                Shop Floor Reporting    Quality Tracking                          
   Statistical Process Controls                        Shop Order    Shop Floor Control                          
                           Sub-Contract Management    Shop Floor Data Collection Application                          
                               Shop Management                          
                               Software Preventative Maintenance Application                          
                               TrueView Data Display Application                          
  Supply Chain Management
   Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Mgmt.    EDI Solution    Purchasing        Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Shipping / Receiving    Key Supply Chain Features        ShopView    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Online Tool Release    Inventory Management    Freight Calculator    Requisitions            Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ                    Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Problem Control    Purchase Management    Inventory Forecasting    Sales Planning & Forecasting            Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.                    MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Supplier Quality    Shipping & Receiving    Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Relationship Management            Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management                         Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Supply Chain Overview    Sourcing                    Procurement    Supply Chain Manager                        Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping  
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                    Supply Chain                            Requisitions & Purchase Orders  
       Warehouse Management                    Warehousing                            Supply Chain Management  
                                                       Supply / Demand Forecasting  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Configurator Pricing     Customer Relations Overview    Contact Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM Features    CRM Application    Call Management    Customer Relations Management    Marketing Automation    CRM Overview    Customer Relationship Management    Built-in CRM  
   Cost & Quote Estimating    Campaign Connect    CRM for Syspro    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Contact Manager    Field Service Management    Sales Force Automation    Customer Data Management         Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
   Customer Master List    Case Management                Partner Relationship    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management                        Custom Lead Pipelines   
   Customer Relations Summary    Customer Relationship Management                Sales Order Management    Mobility Features    Sales Forecasting                        Customer & Contact Management  
   Field Service    Information Worker                Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator     Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                         Customer Case Management  
   Opportunity Tracking    Lead / Opportunity Mgmt                Website        Service Management                        Integrated CRM  
   Quick Quoter    Mobile Connect                                                Last Touch Reporting  
   Quote Tracking    Service Management                                                Mobile Access & Field Service  
                                                       Sales Management & Quote Tracking  
  Additional Capabilities
   Business Intelligence    Cloud Deployment    Document Mgmt     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    Alert System    E-Commerce    Automated Workflow    Application Programming Interface  
   Computer Aided Design    Compliance Overview    Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Analytics    Business Web    Human Resources    Internationalization    Business Intelligence and Reporting            Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
   Document Control System    Composite Applications        Multi-Site            Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    M1 WebGear Interface    Intuitive User Interface    Compliance Management            Custom Report Writer  
   E-Commerce    Composite Applications                    Expense Management     Crystal Reports    System Security    Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    Human Resource Management            Custom Workflow & Alerting  
   Electronic Data Interchange    Document Mgmt                    Human Resources    Data Conversion    Unlimited View    Quality Control (Supplier)    Service Managment            Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
   Groupware Communication    Enterprise Content Mgmt                    Mobile Solutions    Document Control        Report & Analysis                Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors  
   Human Resources Overview    Enterprise Performance Mgmt                    Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application        Sytline Data Collection                Enterprise Document Management  
   SmartPlex Mobile Access    Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                    Recruitment, Training & Developemnt    Electronic Data Exchange                        Pulse Report  
       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
   Security    Business Process Outsourcing    STARS    Upgrade Guarantee        Customer Care    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support        Support Options    E-Learning    Customer Portal    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   Training Strategies    Epicor Consulting    Support            NetSuite Central    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                    Customization     Custom Development & Integration  
       Hosting Services    Training and Education            Site Consultation    Training    Global Shop Solutions University                    Training and Education    Data Migration  
       Learning & Educational Services                        Learning & Educational Services                        Local / Resident Hosting  
       Managed Services                        Training Strategies                         On-Site Implementation Consulting  
       Professional Services                                                Project Discovery & Gap Analysis  
       Subscription Services                                                Services User Training Programs  
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