ERP Software Comparison for the Aerospace and Defense Industry on MS SQL Server.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Aerospace and Defense Industry with MS SQL Server. 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 X3NetSuite ERPE2 Shop SystemGlobal Shop SolutionsECi M1Microsoft Dynamics NAVInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) Microsoft Dynamics AXSAP Business OneInfor LNMAX ERPMIE Trak Pro
  Version2015.17.010.007Always Current7.22015.38.020169.00.10AX 7 2016Infor ERP Feature Pack 65.5.22016.04.02
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$10K-100K$5K-200K$5K-500K$10K-250K$8K-$250K$25K-500K$20K-750K$25K -$250K$25K-$1M$5K -35K$ 5K-$ 500K
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingFinancing, Leasing Options
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+10+unlimited1-3003-10001-5005-7505-10005-2,25025-100020-2,5005-150+5-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.40+ CountriesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SAAS, MultitenantClient/ServerSOASOA, .NET.NETSOASOA, .NET, CloudSOASOA.NETClient-Server, RDS C
  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), MAC OSMS 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 CloudMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, ODBC CompliantMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS 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, IBM DB2, Oracle, Postgres Enterprise ServerMS SQL Server, QuickbooksMS SQL Server, Amazon Web services (Cloud)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Data Collection    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt        Material Management Summary    Inventory Controls    Inventory Management    Procurement    Inventory Control    Materials Management Modules  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Advanced Shipping    Bar Coding    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management        Plant Maintenance    Manufacturing            Lot and Serial Tracking      
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bin Management    Bill Of Materials    Data Collection    M1 Calculators            Material Planning            Master Scheduling      
           Material Handler Interface        Order Promising    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Control                Warehouse Management            Material Requirement Planning      
           Material Movement        Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Control    Inventory Management                            Repetitive Manufacturing      
           Prioritize Orders        Return Materials Authorization    Inventory Management    Materials Purchasing                                  
           Sales Order Allocation            Lot and Serial Control    Materials Solutions                                  
                       Material Management     Physical Inventory                                  
                           Wireless System                                  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Order Entry    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Service Management    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Marketing    Sales & Promotions    Sales Overview    Advanced Forecast    Sales and Order Management Modules  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Quoting / Estimating    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.        Estimating / Quoting    Sales Management            Quoting and Estimating      
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Vender Returns    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management        Request for Quote                Sales Order and Processing      
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        Order Management        Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt                              
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Order Enrty                                  
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Real Time Order Status        Quoting & Estimating                                  
       Sales Orders            Self-Service Vendor Center        Return Merchandise Authorization                                  
                   Shipping Integration        Sales & Service Management                                  
                   Streamlined Receiving        Shipping Logistics                                  
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    Financial Management    AP / AR    Financial Reporting    Enterprise Asset Management    Fixed Asset Management    Financial Management Modules  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management        Financial Management Overview    Accounting Overview    Financial Overview    General Ledger      
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Budgeting / Cashflow    Business Intelligence    Accounts Receivable            Fixed Assets    Banking & Reconciliation        Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering      
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Amortization Schedules    Executive Overview    Cash Flow    Multi-Currency            General Ledger    Cost Accounting        Multi-Currency      
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Multi-currency Transactions    General Ledger    Financial Management    Payroll            International Capabilities            Multiple Cost Sets      
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Project Accounting    Payroll    Fixed Assets                Project Accounting            Payables Management      
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition    QuickBooks    General Ledger                            Receivables Management      
       Analytics    Global Engines                International Accounting                            Human Resources      
                           Multi-Currency Management                                  
                           Payroll Management                                  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Project Management    Engineering    Bill of Materials        Planning    Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning    Production Management Modules  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Job Management    Engineer-to-Order    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry        Planning & Scheduling    Key Production Features        Product Lifecycle Management    Engineering Change Order      
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Work Order Management    Order Costing     Lean Manufacturing    Order Managent        Production Management    Product Builder        Quality Management    Labor Tracking      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management            Quality Management    Management Solutions    Product Configurator        Project Control            Resource Management     Lean Capabilities      
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing            Rapid Documentation    Production Configurator    Quality / Warranty        Shop Floor Data                Lean Tools / Labor Tracking      
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.            Shipping    Project Management    Scheduling        Workflow                MAX Visual Shop Scheduler      
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling            Shop Floor Control    Quality Control                            Shop Floor Control      
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling                Quality Tracking                            Subcontract Processing      
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management                Shop Floor Control                                  
       Shop Clock                                                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Supply Chain Management    Shipping / Receiving    Key Supply Chain Features        Freight Management    Bar Coding    Supply Chain Management Modules  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management            Demand Forecasting    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ                    Supplier Relationship Management    Backflush by Operation      
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management            Executive Overview    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.                    Supply Chain Management    Purchasing Control      
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving            Inventory Management    Supplier Relationship Management                         Warehousing    Subcontract Processing      
           Sourcing            Purchasing / Receiving    Supply Chain Manager                            Supplier Kanban      
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                                  
           Warehouse Management                                                  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM    Customer & Prospect Management    Call Management    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relations Management    Marketing Automation    CRM Overview    Customer Relationship Management     Customer Service Portal    CRM Modules  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Job and Project Tracking    Sales Forecasting    Customer Relationship Management    Contact Manager        Field Service Management    Sales Force Automation    Customer Management              
           Case Management        Partner Relationship    WebView    Sales Forecasting                                  
           Customer Relationship Management        Sales Order Management        Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                                   
           Informatin Worker        Self Service Customer Portal        Service Management                                  
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Website                                          
           Mobile Connect                                                  
           Service Management                                                  
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Time and Attendance    Business Web    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    Human Resources    Alert System    E-Commerce    Human Capital Management    Exact Synergy    Additional Modules  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Crystal Reports    Crystal Reports    Human Resources        Internationalization    Business Intelligence and Reporting            Exact Event Manager      
           Composite Applications            Data Conversions    Data Conversion    M1 WebGear Interface        Intuitive User Interface    Compliance Management                  
           Composite Applications            Document Control    Document Control    System Security        Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    Human Resource Management                  
           Document Mgmt            QuickView    Global Application Builder    Unlimited View        Quality Control (Supplier)    Service Managment                  
           Enterprise Content Mgmt                Online System / Time and Attendance            Report & Analysis                      
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt                            Sytline Data Collection                      
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                                                  
           Global Business Mgmt                                                  
           Human Capital Mgmt.                                                  
           ICE Business Architecture                                                  
           Product Data Mgmt                                                  
           Service Mgmt. Overview                                                  
           Social Enterprise                                                  
           Subscription Services                                                  
           Web 2.0                                                  
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Customer Care    Account Manager    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support    Support Options        Support Options    e-Learning    Enterprise Service Management    Training and Education    Service & Support Modules  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        NetSuite Central    Classroom Training    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                            Customer Support      
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services        Site Consultation    E-Learning    Global Shop Solutions University                            Consultation Services      
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services            Onsite and ISO Consulting    Learning & Educational Services                                  
           Managed Services            Phone Support    Training Strategies                                   
           Professional Services                                                  
           Subscription Services                                                  

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