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Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software for the Automotive Industry



A comprehensive, independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Automotive 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 Nameabas ERPEnterpriseIQSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPE2 Shop SystemIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsECi M1Cetec ERP
  Version201615.27.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current7.28.02016.28.0Always Current
  Price Range$75K and up-$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$5K-200K$300K-2M$5K-500K$10K-250K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription
  User Range10-2505-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited1-30040-50003-10001-5005-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.Yes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantClient/ServerSOASOASOA, .NETSaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS 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 CloudMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherCloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  SAASYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYes
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Data Collection    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Barcoding & Labeling  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Bar Coding    Costing    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management    Bill Of Materials  
   Material Cost Posting    Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Bill Of Materials    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    M1 Calculators    Dimensional Inventory Control  
   Scheduling            Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control        Inventory Management  
   Warehouse Management            Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Control    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management        Lot & Serial Traceability  
               Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization    Inventory Management    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory        Mobile Warehousing  
               Sales Order Allocation                Lot and Serial Control    Scheduling and Resourcing    Materials Purchasing        MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                               Material Management         Materials Solutions        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
                                       Physical Inventory          
                                       Wireless System          
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Order Entry    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Automatic Order Processing  
   Invoicing    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Quoting / Estimating    Component Repair    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Process History    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Vender Returns    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management    EDI / Ecommerce  
   Quotation Management        Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management        Customer Orders     Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt    Field Service & Projects  
   Sales Management Overview        Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Field Service    Order Enrty        Manufacturing Quoting  
   Shipping Order        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
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     General Ledger    Accounts Payable   
   Cost Accounting    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable  
   Financials and Accounting    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Budgeting / Cashflow    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Fixed Assets    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Executive Overview    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Multi-Currency    Configurable Costing Methods  
   Liquidity Planning    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    General Ledger    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Payroll    Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Payroll    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow        General Accounting   
           Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    QuickBooks    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
   CAD Integration    Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Scheduling    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Bill Of Materials  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Job Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Configurable Manufacturing   
   Project Cost Accounting    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Order Costing     Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Order Managent    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Project Management    MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Quality Management    Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Product Configurator    Mobile Shop Floor  
   Time Recording / Job Time    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Rapid Documentation    Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Quality / Warranty    Production & WIP Reporting  
   Work Order Management    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Shipping    Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Scheduling    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
       Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration        Shop Floor Control    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
   Purchasing    Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Scheduling    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Requisitions    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Demand Forecasting    Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ    Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Executive Overview    Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.    MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Supplier Relationship Management    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Inventory Management    Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management         Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
               Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview        Purchasing / Receiving    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 Relations Mgmt.    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    CRM    CRM Features    CRM Application    Call Management    Built-in CRM  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview        CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Sales Forecasting    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Contact Manager    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
               Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship    WebView    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
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    Time and Attendance    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Document Mgmt    Application Programming Interface  
   Business Intelligence    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Crystal Reports    Business Analytics    Business Web    Human Resources    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
   Multi-Site            Composite Applications        Document Control System        Data Conversions    Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    M1 WebGear Interface    Custom Report Writer  
               Composite Applications        E-Commerce        Document Control    Expense Management     Crystal Reports    System Security    Custom Workflow & Alerting  
               Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        QuickView    Human Resources    Data Conversion    Unlimited View    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
   Upgrade Guarantee    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Customer Care    Account Manager    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
       IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Classroom Training    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting        Custom Development & Integration  
       IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    E-Learning    Training    Global Shop Solutions University        Data Migration  
       Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services                Onsite and ISO Consulting        Learning & Educational Services        Local / Resident Hosting  
               Managed Services                Phone Support        Training Strategies         On-Site Implementation Consulting  
               Professional Services                                Project Discovery & Gap Analysis  
               Subscription Services                                Services User Training Programs  
               Support                                  



 
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