Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Chemical Industry

A comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Chemical 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 ERPEnterpriseIQSYSPROSage ERP X3
  Price Range$75K and up-$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to own
  User Range10-2505-Unlimited4-100020-1000+
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesyesYes, 60+ Countries Yes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice
  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, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability      
   Material Cost Posting    Wireless Warehouse Management System          
   Warehouse Management              
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management  
   Invoicing    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing  
   Process History    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring  
   Quotation Management        Report Writer      
   Sales Management Overview        Return Mgmt      
   Shipping Order        Sales Analysis      
           Sales Orders      
  Financial Management
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Financial Overview    Budget Management    Business Intelligence  
   Cost Accounting    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection  
   Financials and Accounting    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview  
   Fixed Assets    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing      
   Liquidity Planning    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management      
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register      
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing  
   Project Cost Accounting    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation      
   Project Management    MES    Cost Tracking      
   Time Recording / Job Time    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling      
   Work Order Management    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts      
       Quality Management    Quality Mgmt      
       Real Time Monitoring    Quotations      
           Requirements Planning      
           Shop Clock      
  Supply Chain Management
   Purchasing    Capable to Promise    EDI Solution      
   Requisitions    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator      
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting      
   Supplier Relationship Management    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    CRM  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview        CRM for Syspro      
  Additional Capabilities
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing  
   Business Intelligence    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution  
  Services Support
   Upgrade Guarantee    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS      
       IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support      
       IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education      
       Software Updates and Maintenance Program          

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