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 NameSYSPROEpicor ERPPlex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsMicrosoft Dynamics NAVInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business OneCetec ERPPriority Software ERP
  Version7.010.00Always CurrentAlways Current8.02016.220169.00.10Always Current17.3
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$5K + per month-$10K-100K$300K-2M$5K-500K$8K-$250K$25K-500K$25K -$250K$40/User/Month-$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscription, Licensed
  User Range4-10001-2000+20-1000+10+unlimited40-50003-10005-7505-100025-10005-Unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOASaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOA.NETSOASOASaas, MultitenantAll current Windows
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSCloud-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 OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac 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 Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Bar Coding        Material Management Summary    Inventory Management    Barcoding & Labeling    Materials Management Overview  
   Lot Traceability    Bar Coding    Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Costing    Bill of Materials        Plant Maintenance        Bill Of Materials    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
       Handheld    Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection                Dimensional Inventory Control    Picking and Shipping  
       Material Handler Interface    Bar Coding    Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control                Inventory Management    Receiving & Put-Away  
       Material Movement    Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management                Lot & Serial Traceability    Replenishment  
       Prioritize Orders    Material Requirements Planning    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
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Service Management    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Promotions    Automatic Order Processing    Orders  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Demand Management        Estimating / Quoting        Configurable Manufacturing Modes    Price Quotes  
   Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Request for Quote        EDI / Ecommerce    Tasks  
   Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange    E D I    Order Management    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History                Field Service & Projects      
   Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service    Order Enrty                Manufacturing Quoting      
   Sales Analysis    Storefront    Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status    Sales    Quoting & Estimating                Packing, Shipping, & RMAs      
   Sales Orders        Sales Order    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
   Budget Management    General Ledger    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     Business Intelligence    Financial Management    Financial Reporting    Accounts Payable     Billing  
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Financial Management        Accounting and Financials Overview    Accounts Receivable    Budget Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Costing    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable            Banking & Reconciliation    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import    Cash Management  
   Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence            Cost Accounting    Configurable Costing Methods    Cost Control  
   Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview    Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application                Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)    Financial Management Overview  
   Assests Register    Tax Connect    Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow                General Accounting     Financial Statement Generator  
   Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition    General Ledger    Financial Management                General Ledger    Fixed Assets  
   Analytics    Global Engines            Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets                Project Accounting    Regulatory Compliance  
                       General Ledger                Tax Management      
                       International Accounting                      
                       Multi-Currency Management                      
                       Payroll Management                      
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Project Management    Engineering        Bill Of Materials    Production Management Overview  
   Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application        Planning & Scheduling        Configurable Manufacturing       
   Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order        Production Management        Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR      
   Cost Tracking    Job Management    Labor & Time Tracking        Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Project Control        Mobile Shop Floor      
   Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Multi-Plants        Engineer to Order    Management Solutions        Shop Floor Data        Production & WIP Reporting      
   Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Plant Floor Mobile Access        Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling        Workflow        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
   Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling    PLC Machine Integration        Multisite Planning    Production Configurator                Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing      
   Quotations    Planning and Scheduling    Preventative Maintenance        Project Management    Project Management Application                Work Order Documents      
   Requirements Planning    Product Data Management    Production Scheduling Overview        Repetitive Manufacturing    Quality Control Application                      
   Shop Clock        Shop Floor Control        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
   EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    Shipping / Receiving        Customer / Vendor Portals      
   Freight Calculator    Inventory Management    Online Tool Release        Equipment    Forecasting Trust                Lot & Serial Traceability      
   Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management    Problem Control        Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management                MRP / Kanban / Replenishment      
   Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving    Supplier Quality        Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management                 Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
       Sourcing    Supply Chain Overview        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
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    CRM Features    CRM Application    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relations Management    CRM Overview    Built-in CRM    CRM Overview  
   CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect    Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management        Field Service Management    Customer Data Management     Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups      
       Case Management    Customer Master List    Partner Relationship    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management                Custom Lead Pipelines       
       Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management    Mobility Features    Sales Forecasting                Customer & Contact Management      
       Information Worker    Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator     Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                 Customer Case Management      
       Lead / Opportunity Mgmt    Opportunity Tracking    Website        Service Management                Integrated CRM      
       Mobile Connect    Quick Quoter                            Last Touch Reporting      
       Service Management    Quote Tracking                            Mobile Access & Field Service      
                                       Sales Management & Quote Tracking      
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Human Resources    Human Resources    E-Commerce    Application Programming Interface    Mobile Solutions  
   Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Computer Aided Design    Security    Business Analytics    Business Web        Internationalization        Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)      
       Composite Applications    Document Control System        Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application        Intuitive User Interface        Custom Report Writer      
       Composite Applications    E-Commerce        Expense Management     Crystal Reports        Multi-Site, Multi-Plant        Custom Workflow & Alerting      
       Document Mgmt    Electronic Data Interchange        Human Resources    Data Conversion        Quality Control (Supplier)        Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing      
       Enterprise Content Mgmt    Groupware Communication        Mobile Solutions    Document Control        Report & Analysis        Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors      
       Enterprise Performance Mgmt    Human Resources Overview        Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application        Sytline Data Collection        Enterprise Document Management      
       Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame    SmartPlex Mobile Access        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
   STARS    Business Process Outsourcing    Security    Customer Care    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Support Options        E-Learning    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   Support    Epicor Consulting    Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                Custom Development & Integration      
   Training and Education    Hosting Services        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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