ERP Software Review, Automotive Industry with Engineer to Order Manufacturing, Universally Compatibl

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software Comparison for the Automotive Industry with Engineer to Order (ETO) Manufacturing on a Universally Compatible 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 NamePlex Manufacturing CloudSYSPROabas ERPNetSuite ERP
  VersionAlways Current7.02016Always Current
  Price Range$5K + per month-$25K-500K onsite$75K and up-$10K-100K
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingSubscription
  User Range20-1000+4-100010-25010+unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOA, XML, WebserviceSOA / Multi-tierSAAS, Multitenant
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, 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 Cloud
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Inventory Management     Inventory Management    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor  
   Inventory Tracking    Lot Traceability     Material requirements planning (MRP)    Advanced Shipping  
   Bill of Materials        Material Cost Posting    Bin Management  
   Bar Coding        Scheduling    Order Promising  
   Job Tracking System        Warehouse Management    Real-Time Sustem  
   Material Requirements Planning            Return Materials Authorization  
  Sales Order Management
   Commission Tracking    Document Flow Mgmt.    Costing    Automated Order Processing  
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Invoicing    Automated Payments  
   Customer Orders    Point Of Sale    Process History    One Click Purchase Orders  
   E D I    Report Writer    Quotation Management    Order Management  
   Order Entry & Tracking    Return Mgmt    Sales Management Overview    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing  
   Quote Tracking    Sales Analysis    Shipping Order    Real Time Order Status  
   Sales Order    Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center  
               Shipping Integration  
               Streamlined Receiving  
  Financial Management
   accounting Overview    Budget Management    “What if” Financial Scenarios    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables  
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Financial Summary  
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Advanced Billing  
   Expense Project Tracking    Activity Based Costing    Fixed Assets    Amortization Schedules  
   Inventory Valuation    Tax Management    Liquidity Planning    Multi-currency Transactions  
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Assests Register    Perpetual Inventory Costing    Project Accounting  
       Payroll        Revenue Recognition  
  Production Management
   Barcode Labeling    Bill of Materials    CAD Integration    Advanced Multi-location Inventory  
   Capacity Planning    Engineering Change Control    Production Summary    Aseembly Management  
   Complex Assembly    Factory Documentation    Project Cost Accounting    Work Order Management  
   Labor & Time Tracking    Cost Tracking    Project Management      
   Multi-Plants    Planning and Scheduling    Time Recording / Job Time      
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Projects and Contracts    Work Order Management      
   PLC Machine Integration    Quality Mgmt          
   Preventative Maintenance    Quotations          
   Production Scheduling Overview    Requirements Planning          
   Shop Floor Control    Shop Clock          
   Statistical Process Controls              
  Supply Chain Management
   Online Order & Tracking    EDI Solution    Purchasing    Supply Chain Overview  
   Online Tool Release    Freight Calculator    Requisitions      
   Problem Control    Inventory Forecasting    Sales Planning & Forecasting      
   Supplier Quality    Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Relationship Management      
   Supply Chain Overview              
  Customer Relationship Management
   Configurator Pricing     Contact Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Incentive Management  
   Cost & Quote Estimating    CRM for Syspro    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Job and Project Tracking  
   Customer Master List            Partner Relationship  
   Customer Relations Summary            Sales Order Management  
   Field Service            Self Service Customer Portal  
   Opportunity Tracking            Website  
   Quick Quoter              
   Quote Tracking              
  Additional Capabilities
   Business Intelligence    Document Mgmt     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Real Time Dashboards  
   Computer Aided Design    Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence    Security  
   Document Control System        Multi-Site      
   Electronic Data Interchange              
   Groupware Communication              
   Human Resources Overview              
   SmartPlex Mobile Access              
  Services Support
   Security    STARS    Upgrade Guarantee    Customer Care  
   Training Strategies    Support        NetSuite Central  
       Training and Education        Site Consultation  

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