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ERP Software Comparison for the Automotive Industry on a Cloud Based (SaaS) platform.



A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Automotive Industry with a Cloud Based (SaaS) Platform. 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 ERPIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop Solutionsabas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics AXCetec ERP
  Version15.27.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current8.02016.22016AX 7 2016Always Current
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$300K-2M$5K-500K$75K and up-$20K-750K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscription
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited40-50003-100010-2505-2,2505-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NET, CloudSaas, 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), MAC OSMS 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 CloudCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureCloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  SAASYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Bar Coding     Inventory Management    Inventory Controls    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Costing    Bill of Materials     Material requirements planning (MRP)    Manufacturing    Bill Of Materials  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    Material Cost Posting    Material Planning    Dimensional Inventory Control  
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control    Scheduling    Warehouse Management    Inventory Management  
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management    Warehouse Management        Lot & Serial Traceability  
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    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
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Costing    Sales & Marketing    Automatic Order Processing  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Demand Management    Invoicing    Sales Management    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Process History        EDI / Ecommerce  
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History    Quotation Management        Field Service & Projects  
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service    Order Enrty    Sales Management Overview        Manufacturing Quoting  
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status    Sales    Quoting & Estimating    Shipping Order        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
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     “What if” Financial Scenarios    AP / AR    Accounts Payable   
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Fixed Assets    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Fixed Assets    General Ledger    Configurable Costing Methods  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Liquidity Planning    International Capabilities    Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow    Perpetual Inventory Costing    Project Accounting    General Accounting   
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    General Ledger    Financial Management            General Ledger  
       Analytics    Global Engines                Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets            Project Accounting  
                               General Ledger            Tax Management  
                               International Accounting              
                               Multi-Currency Management              
                               Payroll Management              
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    CAD Integration    Bill of Materials    Bill Of Materials  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    Production Summary    Key Production Features    Configurable Manufacturing   
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Project Cost Accounting    Product Builder    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Project Management        Mobile Shop Floor  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Time Recording / Job Time        Production & WIP Reporting  
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Work Order Management        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration        Multisite Planning    Production Configurator            Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Real Time Monitoring    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
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing    Key Supply Chain Features    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Requisitions        Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Sales Planning & Forecasting        MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management     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
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    CRM Features    CRM Application    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Marketing Automation    Built-in CRM  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Sales Force Automation    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
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Alert System    Application Programming Interface  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Business Analytics    Business Web    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
           Composite Applications        Document Control System        Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    Multi-Site    Compliance Management    Custom Report Writer  
           Composite Applications        E-Commerce        Expense Management     Crystal Reports        Human Resource Management    Custom Workflow & Alerting  
           Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        Human Resources    Data Conversion        Service Managment    Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
           Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication        Mobile Solutions    Document Control            Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview        Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application            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
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Customer Care    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Upgrade Guarantee    Support Options    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting            Custom Development & Integration  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    Training    Global Shop Solutions University            Data Migration  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        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  
           Support                                  


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