Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison For Automotive Industry.

Below you will find a comprehensive independent comparison of Top Rated Manufacturing ERP software systems for the  Automotive Industry. Use the easy to navigate matrix  to compare pricing and compatibility data, as well as materials management, sales order management, financial, production, supply chain, and customer management capabilities each vendor might provide. Click on the product name links to dive deeper into product's features, or request a Free Demo to get more hands on experience.

  General Data
  Product NamePlex Manufacturing CloudSYSPROEnterpriseIQSage ERP X3Microsoft Dynamics AXMAX ERPInfor VISUALEpicor ERPIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop Solutionsabas ERPE2 Shop SystemECi M1JOBSCOPENetSuite ERPMIE Trak ProCetec ERP
  VersionAlways Current7.02015.17AX 7 20165. Current2016.04.02Always Current
  Price Range$5K + per month-$40K-500K onsite$50K- $2M$2600/ user-$20K-750K$5K -35K$12K-100K$4K -500K$300K-2M$5K-500K$75K and up-$5K-200K$10K-250K$20K-$500K$10K-100K$ 5K-$ 500K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner FinancingFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, FinancingFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, FinancingSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsSubscription
  User Range20-1000+4-10005-Unlimited20-1000+5-2,2505-150+5-5001-2000+40-50003-100010-2501-3001-5005-100010+unlimited5-5005-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries yesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.EnglishYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOA, XML, WebserviceSOA, .NET SOA, .NET, Cloud.NETSOASOASOASOASOA / Multi-tierClient/ServerSOA, .NETSOA, On-PremiseSAAS, MultitenantClient-Server, RDS CSaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Oracle, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas), Amazon Web services (Cloud)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, QuickbooksMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, ODBC Compliantabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL ServerMS 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, Amazon Web services (Cloud)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Control    Inventory Controls    Inventory Control    Enterprise Resource Planning    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Material Valuation    Data Collection    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Material Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Materials Management Modules    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Inventory Tracking    Lot Traceability    Vendor Managed Inventory        Manufacturing    Lot and Serial Tracking    Product Lifecycle Mgmt    Bar Coding    Costing    Bill of Materials    Materials Management (MRP)    Bar Coding    Inventory Management        Advanced Shipping        Bill Of Materials  
   Bill of Materials        Wireless Warehouse Management System        Material Planning    Master Scheduling    Quality Management    Handheld    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection        Bill Of Materials    M1 Calculators        Bin Management        Dimensional Inventory Control  
   Bar Coding                Warehouse Management    Material Requirement Planning        Material Handler Interface    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control        Handheld / Pocketview            Order Promising        Inventory Management  
   Job Tracking System                    Repetitive Manufacturing        Material Movement    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management        Inventory Control            Real-Time Sustem        Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Material Requirements Planning                            Prioritize Orders    Project Reporting    Materials Purchasing        Inventory Management            Return Materials Authorization        Mobile Warehousing  
                               Sales Order Allocation    Scheduling and Resourcing    Materials Solutions        Lot and Serial Control                    MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                                       Physical Inventory        Material Management                     Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
                                       Wireless System                              
  Sales Order Management
   Commission Tracking    Document Flow Mgmt.    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Purchasing Management    Sales & Marketing    Advanced Forecast    Sales Management    Order Management    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Sales    Order Entry    Advanced Bill of Materials    Configurator    Automated Order Processing    Sales and Order Management Modules    Automatic Order Processing  
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Quoting and Estimating    RF Warehousing    Sales Management    Quoting and Estimating        Sales Mgmt. Overview    Component Repair    Demand Management        Quoting / Estimating    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Estimating and Quoting    Automated Payments        Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Customer Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Orders    Sales Monitoring        Sales Order and Processing        Demand Management    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Vender Returns    Lead Management    Sales Management    One Click Purchase Orders        EDI / Ecommerce  
   E D I    Report Writer                        Electronic Data Interchange    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History            Project Mgmt        Order Management        Field service & Projects  
   Order Entry & Tracking    Return Mgmt                        Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Field Service    Order Enrty                    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Manufacturing Quoting  
   Quote Tracking    Sales Analysis                        Storefront    Sales    Quoting & Estimating                    Real Time Order Status        Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
   Sales Order    Sales Orders                            Sales Quotes    Return Merchandise Authorization                    Self-Service Vendor Center        Sales Reporting & Analysis  
                                       Sales & Service Management                    Shipping Integration        Workflow & Routing  
                                       Shipping Logistics                    Streamlined Receiving          
  Financial Management
   accounting Overview    Budget Management    Financial Overview    Business Intelligence    AP / AR    Fixed Asset Management    Financial Management    General Ledger    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Financials    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Financial Management Modules    Accounts Payable   
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Data Collection    Financial Management Overview    General Ledger        Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Accounts Receivable    Financial Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Job Cost Accounting    Financial Summary        Accounts Receivable  
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Finanacial Reporting    Financial Overview    Fixed Assets    Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering        Accounts Receivable    Cash Flow    Business Intelligence    Fixed Asset Accounting    Budgeting / Cashflow    Accounts Receivable        Advanced Billing        Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Expense Project Tracking    Activity Based Costing    Accounts Payable        General Ledger    Multi-Currency        Multi-Cureancy / Company    Consolidate Accounts    Cash Flow        Executive Overview    Multi-Currency        Amortization Schedules        Configurable Costing Methods  
   Inventory Valuation    Tax Management    Accounts Receivable        International Capabilities    Multiple Cost Sets        Financial Mgmt Overview    Financial Summary    Financial Management        General Ledger    Payroll        Multi-currency Transactions        Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Assests Register    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Project Accounting    Payables Management        Tax Connect    Fixed Assets    Fixed Assets        Payroll            Project Accounting        General Accounting   
       Payroll                Receivables Management        Cash / Asset Mgmt    General Ledger    General Ledger        QuickBooks            Revenue Recognition        General Ledger  
       Analytics                Human Resources        Global Engines    Sales Contract Mgmt.    International Accounting                            Project Accounting  
                                       Multi-Currency Management                            Tax Management  
                                       Payroll Management                              
  Production Management
   Barcode Labeling    Bill of Materials    Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Discrete Manufacturing    Bill of Materials    Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning        Production Mgmt Overview    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Costing    Advanced Scheduling    Job Management    Barcode Labor Collection    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Production Management Modules    Bill Of Materials  
   Capacity Planning    Engineering Change Control    Engineering Change Order    Process Manufacturing    Key Production Features    Engineering Change Order        Advanced Production    Batch Process    Engineer-to-Order    Production Planning & Control    Job Management    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Engineering    Aseembly Management        Configurable Manufacturing   
   Complex Assembly    Factory Documentation    Manufacturing & Production Reporting         Product Builder    Labor Tracking        Advanced Quality Mgmt    Configure / Make / Assemble    Lean Manufacturing        Order Costing     Order Managent    Production Planning and Scheduling    Work Order Management        Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Labor & Time Tracking    Cost Tracking    MES            Lean Capabilities        Job Management    Constraint-Based Scheduling    Management Solutions        Quality Management    Product Configurator    Shop Floor Control            Mobile Shop Floor  
   Multi-Plants    Planning and Scheduling    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning            Lean Tools / Labor Tracking        Lean Manufacturing    Engineer to Order    Production Configurator        Rapid Documentation    Quality / Warranty                Production & WIP Reporting  
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Projects and Contracts    Production Overview            MAX Visual Shop Scheduler        Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Make to Project    Project Management        Shipping    Scheduling                Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   PLC Machine Integration    Quality Mgmt    Quality Management            Shop Floor Control        Planning & Scheduling    Multisite Planning    Quality Control        Shop Floor Control                    Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Preventative Maintenance    Quotations    Real Time Monitoring            Subcontract Processing            Project Management    Quality Tracking                            Work Order Documents  
   Production Scheduling Overview    Requirements Planning                            Repetitive Manufacturing    Shop Floor Control                              
   Shop Floor Control    Shop Clock                            Shop Floor Reporting                                  
   Statistical Process Controls                                Shop Order                                  
                                   Sub-Contract Management                                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Online Order & Tracking    EDI Solution    Capable to Promise        Key Supply Chain Features    Bar Coding    Enterprise Asset Mgmt    Supply Chain Mgmt Overview    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    EDI    Advanced Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.        Supply Chain Overview    Supply Chain Management Modules    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Online Tool Release    Freight Calculator    Demand Planning            Backflush by Operation    Supply Chain Management    Inventory Management    Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing    Demand Forecasting    Purchasing RFQ                Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Problem Control    Inventory Forecasting    Materials Ordering            Purchasing Control        Purchase Management    Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management        Executive Overview    Shipping Mgmt.                MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Supplier Quality    Shipping Mgmt    Outsource Central             Subcontract Processing        Shipping & Receiving    Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management         Inventory Management                    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Supply Chain Overview                    Supplier Kanban        Sourcing    Procurement    Supply Chain Manager        Purchasing / Receiving                    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     Contact Management    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    CRM    Marketing Automation    Customer Service Portal    Customer Relations Mgmt    Customer Relations Overview    CRM Features    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM    Call Management    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM Modules    Built-in CRM  
   Cost & Quote Estimating    CRM for Syspro            Sales Force Automation            Campaign Connect    Customer Services    Customer Relationship Management        Sales Forecasting    Contact Manager    Field Service    Job and Project Tracking        Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
   Customer Master List                            Case Management    Information Shring    Sales Forecasting        WebView            Partner Relationship        Custom Lead Pipelines   
   Customer Relations Summary                            Informatin Worker    Mobility Features    Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                     Sales Order Management        Customer & Contact Management  
   Field Service                            Lead / Opportunity Mgmt    Sales Configurator     Service Management                    Self Service Customer Portal        Customer Case Management  
   Opportunity Tracking                            Mobile Connect                            Website        Integrated CRM  
   Quick Quoter                            Service Management                                    Last Touch Reporting  
   Quote Tracking                                                                Mobile Access & Field Service  
                                                                   Sales Management & Quote Tracking  
  Additional Capabilities
   Business Intelligence    Document Mgmt    Payroll Processing    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Alert System    Exact Synergy    Human Capital Mgmt    Compliance Overview    B2B Contracting    Business Web        Time and Attendance    Document Mgmt    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    Additional Modules    Application Programming Interface  
   Computer Aided Design    Espresso Mobile    Work Force Management    Wholesale Distribution    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Exact Event Manager        Composite Applications    Business Analytics    Crystal Reports        Crystal Reports    Human Resources    Crystal Reports    Security        Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
   Document Control System                Compliance Management            Enterprise Performance Mgmt    Employee Self-Service    Data Conversion        Data Conversions    M1 WebGear Interface    DCAA            Custom Report Writer  
   E-Commerce                Human Resource Management            Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame    Expense Management     Document Control        Document Control    System Security    Jobscope Mobile            Custom Workflow & Alerting  
   Electronic Data Interchange                Service Managment            Global Business Mgmt    Human Resources    Global Application Builder        QuickView    Unlimited View    Quality Assurance            Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
   Groupware Communication                            Human Capital Mgmt Overview    Mobile Solutions    Online System / Time and Attendance                            Email Interfacing With Customers & Vendors  
   Human Resources Overview                            Product Data Mgmt    Payroll, Time & Attendance                                Enterprise Document Management  
   SmartPlex Mobile Access                            Service Mgmt. Overview    Recruitment, Training & Developemnt                                Pulse Report  
                               Social Enterprise                                      
                               Web 2.0                                      
  Services Support
   Security    STARS    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs         Support Options    Training and Education        Business Process Outsourcing    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Upgrade Guarantee    Account Manager    Services & Support        Customer Care    Service & Support Modules    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   Training Strategies    Support    IQMS Professional Services and Consulting            Customer Support        Hosting Services    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting        Classroom Training            NetSuite Central        Custom Development & Integration  
       Training and Education    IQMS Technical Support            Consultation Services        Learning & Educational Services    Training    Global Shop Solutions University        E-Learning            Site Consultation        Data Migration  
           Software Updates and Maintenance Program                    Managed Services        Learning & Educational Services        Onsite and ISO Consulting                    Local / Resident Hosting  
                               Professional Services        Training Strategies         Phone Support                    OnSite Implementation Consulting  
                               Subscription Services                                    Project Discovery & Gap Analysis  
                               Support                                    Services User Training Programs  

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