Independent Review of Industrial Distribution ERP Software for the Chemical Industry

Below you will find a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Industrial Distribution ERP software for the Chemical industry. We provide 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 ERPSYSPROSage ERP X3Enterprise 21 ERPMicrosoft Dynamics AX
  Version20167.078.1AX 7 2016
  Price Range$75K and up-$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$30K-$750K$20K-750K
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Financing
  User Range10-2504-100020-1000+5-1000+5-2,250
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesEnglish / SpanishYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, XML, Webservice SOASOA, .NET, Cloud
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS 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, SalesforceMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft Azure
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixWindows
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Controls  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Lot Traceability        Procurement    Manufacturing  
   Material Cost Posting            Warehouse Management System    Material Planning  
   Scheduling                Warehouse Management  
   Warehouse Management                  
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Sales & Order Management    Sales & Marketing  
   Invoicing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing        Sales Management  
   Process History    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    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    Financials Overview    AP / AR  
   Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Reports    Financial Management Overview  
   Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview        Fixed Assets  
   Fixed Assets    Activity Based Costing            General Ledger  
   Liquidity Planning    Tax Management            International Capabilities  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Assests Register            Project Accounting  
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Manufacturing    Bill of Materials  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing        Key Production Features  
   Project Cost Accounting    Factory Documentation            Product Builder  
   Project Management    Cost Tracking              
   Time Recording / Job Time    Planning and Scheduling              
   Work Order Management    Projects and Contracts              
       Quality Mgmt              
       Requirements Planning              
       Shop Clock              
  Supply Chain Management
   Purchasing    EDI Solution        Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Key Supply Chain Features  
   Requisitions    Freight Calculator        Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)      
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Inventory Forecasting              
   Supplier Relationship Management    Shipping Mgmt              
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Contact Management    CRM    Customer Relationship Management    Marketing Automation  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM for Syspro            Sales Force Automation  
  Additional Capabilities
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Alert System  
   Business Intelligence    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    e-Commerce    Business Intelligence and Reporting  
   Multi-Site            Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    Compliance Management  
                   Human Resource Management  
                   Service Managment  
  Services Support
   Upgrade Guarantee    STARS        Direct Developer Support    Support Options  
       Training and Education              

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