Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Agriculture Industry

A comprehensive, independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Agriculture 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 ERPSYSPRONetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsMicrosoft Dynamics NAVInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business OneCetec ERPPriority Software ERP
  VersionAlways Current10.007.0Always Current8.02016.220169.00.10Always Current17.3
  Price Range$5K + per month-$4K -500K$25K-500K onsite$10K-100K$300K-2M$5K-500K$8K-$250K$25K-500K$25K -$250K$40/User/Month-$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscription, Licensed
  User Range20-1000+1-2000+4-100010+unlimited40-50003-10005-7505-100025-10005-Unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA, XML, WebserviceSAAS, MultitenantSOASOA.NETSOASOASaas, MultitenantAll current Windows
  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 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 CloudCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, 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`Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Management    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Bar Coding        Material Management Summary    Inventory Management    Barcoding & Labeling    Materials Management Overview  
   Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding    Lot Traceability    Advanced Shipping    Costing    Bill of Materials        Plant Maintenance        Bill Of Materials    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Bill of Materials    Handheld        Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection                Dimensional Inventory Control    Picking and Shipping  
   Bar Coding    Material Handler Interface        Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control                Inventory Management    Receiving & Put-Away  
   Job Tracking System    Material Movement        Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management                Lot & Serial Traceability    Replenishment  
   Material Requirements Planning    Prioritize Orders        Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory                Mobile Warehousing    Traceability  
       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.    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Service Management    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Promotions    Automatic Order Processing    Orders  
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Sales Management    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Demand Management        Estimating / Quoting        Configurable Manufacturing Modes    Price Quotes  
   Customer Orders    Demand Management    Point Of Sale    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Request for Quote        EDI / Ecommerce    Tasks  
   E D I    Electronic Data Interchange    Report Writer    Order Management    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History                Field Service & Projects      
   Order Entry & Tracking    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Return Mgmt    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service    Order Enrty                Manufacturing Quoting      
   Quote Tracking    Storefront    Sales Analysis    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    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     Business Intelligence    Financial Management    Financial Reporting    Accounts Payable     Billing  
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Financial Management        Accounting and Financials Overview    Accounts Receivable    Budget Control  
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable            Banking & Reconciliation    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import    Cash Management  
   Expense Project Tracking    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Activity Based Costing    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence            Cost Accounting    Configurable Costing Methods    Cost Control  
   Inventory Valuation    Financial Mgmt Overview    Tax Management    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application                Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)    Financial Management Overview  
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Tax Connect    Assests Register    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow                General Accounting     Financial Statement Generator  
       Cash / Asset Mgmt    Payroll    Revenue Recognition    General Ledger    Financial Management                General Ledger    Fixed Assets  
       Global Engines    Analytics        Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets                Project Accounting    Regulatory Compliance  
                       General Ledger                Tax Management      
                       International Accounting                      
                       Multi-Currency Management                      
                       Payroll Management                      
  Production Management
   Barcode Labeling    Production Mgmt     Bill of Materials    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Project Management    Engineering        Bill Of Materials    Production Management Overview  
   Capacity Planning    Advanced Production    Engineering Change Control    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application        Planning & Scheduling        Configurable Manufacturing       
   Complex Assembly    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Factory Documentation    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order        Production Management        Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR      
   Labor & Time Tracking    Job Management    Cost Tracking        Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Project Control        Mobile Shop Floor      
   Multi-Plants    Lean Manufacturing    Planning and Scheduling        Engineer to Order    Management Solutions        Shop Floor Data        Production & WIP Reporting      
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Projects and Contracts        Make to Project    Planning & 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    Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    Shipping / Receiving        Customer / Vendor Portals      
   Online Tool Release    Inventory Management    Freight Calculator        Equipment    Forecasting Trust                Lot & Serial Traceability      
   Problem Control    Purchase Management    Inventory Forecasting        Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management                MRP / Kanban / Replenishment      
   Supplier Quality    Shipping & Receiving    Shipping Mgmt        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    Incentive Management    CRM Features    CRM Application    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relations Management    CRM Overview    Built-in CRM    CRM Overview  
   Cost & Quote Estimating    Campaign Connect    CRM for Syspro    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management        Field Service Management    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    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Human Resources    Human Resources    E-Commerce    Application Programming Interface    Mobile Solutions  
   Computer Aided Design    Compliance Overview    Espresso Mobile    Security    Business Analytics    Business Web        Internationalization        Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)      
   Document Control System    Composite Applications            Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application        Intuitive User Interface        Custom Report Writer      
   E-Commerce    Composite Applications            Expense Management     Crystal Reports        Multi-Site, Multi-Plant        Custom Workflow & Alerting      
   Electronic Data Interchange    Document Mgmt            Human Resources    Data Conversion        Quality Control (Supplier)        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    Customer Care    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Support Options        E-Learning    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   Training Strategies    Epicor Consulting    Support    NetSuite Central    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                Custom Development & Integration      
       Hosting Services    Training and Education    Site Consultation    Training    Global Shop Solutions University                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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