ERP Software Comparison for Manufacturing and Distribution on a Cloud Based (SaaS) Platform

A comprehensive independent review of ERP software systems for Manufacturing and Distribution on a Cloud Based (SaaS) 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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPKenandy ERPIFS Applications 8.0Enterprise 21 ERPProcessPro® Premier Microsoft Dynamics NAVEpicor ExpressInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business ByDesignOracle E-Business SuiteMicrosoft Dynamics AXQAD Enterprise ApplicationsS2K EnterpriseExact JobBOSS and Exact Online JobBOSSMicrosoft Dynamics GPExpandable ERP Cetec ERPRootstock
  Version2015.17.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current3.0, always current8.08.110.42016Always current9.00.10Cloud and Mobile Based (Always Current)Release 12AX 7 201620165.511.920169.3.0Always Current1.135
  Price Range$50K- $2M$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$200 / user-$300K-2M$30K-$750K$100K-750K$8K-$250K$400-$5K/Mo.$25K-500K$150/user/mo-$12K-$350K$20K-750K$250/User-Please inquire-$299-$200K$10K-100K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo $40/User/Month-$150 per user per mo-
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionSubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Interest Free FinancingOwner Financing, Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscriptionLease, FinancingFinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscription, LicensedSubscription
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited50 to unlimited40-50005-1000+5-10005-7501-505-100010 to Unlimited25-1000+5-2,25010-20,00010+ unlimited1-10025-5001-Unlimited5-Unlimited10-400
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesEnglish / SpanishYes40+ CountriesYesYesUS, UK, France, Germany, India,& ChinayesYesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)English, French, Dutch, SpanishyesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantMulti-tenant SaaSSOASOA.NET, ClientServer .NETSaaS Multitenant SOASOAModel-driven "Cloud"SOASOA, .NET, CloudSOA, DA SOAClient/Server or CloSOA, .NETWindows ClientServeSaas, MultitenantMulti-Tenant SAAS on
  Database PlatformMS 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)MS 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 CloudCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, SalesforceOracle, 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, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Progress, Customized per Client, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, Quickbooks, SalesforceMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), QuickbooksMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureProgress, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)IBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQLCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, Multi-Tenant SAAS on the SalesForce Cloud
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixMac OS, WindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, i Operating SystemWindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemMac OS, WindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Solaris, HP-UX, Compatible w/all Operating Systems, i Operating System, NA/On Demand/Saas, VMS, IBM OS, Visual Basic, .NET, System l, IBM Power System, Multi-Tenant SAAS on the SalesForce Cloud
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Inventory Management    Complex MRO    Inventory Management    MRP        Material Management    Material Management Summary        Inventory Management    Inventory Controls        Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Lot and Serial Control    Inventory Management    Consignment Inventory     Barcoding & Labeling    Cloud MRP  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Material Requirements Planning    Costing    Procurement    IC            Plant Maintenance        Warehouse Management    Manufacturing        Material Requirement Planning    Material Control    Materials Requirement Planning    Inventory Accuracy     Bill Of Materials    Cloud Scheduling and Capacity Planning  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management        Demand Forecasting    Warehouse Management System    AWS                        Material Planning                    Inventory Control    Dimensional Inventory Control    Lot & Serial Control  
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising        Inventory Replenishment        Physical Inventory                        Warehouse Management                    Inventory RESTful API     Inventory Management      
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem        Project Budgeting                                                    Lot Tracking    Lot & Serial Traceability      
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization        Project Reporting                                                    Materials Management    Mobile Warehousing      
           Sales Order Allocation                    Scheduling and Resourcing                                                    Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs    MRP & Inventory Forecast      
                                                                                   Serial Number Tracking     Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Sales and Order Mgmt.    Collaborative Solutions    Sales & Order Management    Order Entry    Service Management    Estimating & Quoting    Advanced Forcasting        Oracle Partner Management    Sales & Marketing        Order Processing    Job Entry    Sales Configuration    Configuration Control     Automatic Order Processing    Configure-Price-Quote  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments        Component Repair                Order Management    Estimating / Quoting        Quoting    Sales Management        Work Order Processing    Sales Order Processing    Sales Forecasting    Electronic Data Transmission    Configurable Manufacturing Modes    Sales Order Management  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders        Coordinate Projects                    Request for Quote        Sales Management                        Pack-Out Ship     EDI / Ecommerce      
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management        Customer Orders                             Sales Proposal                        Quick Sales Order Entry     Field service & Projects      
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Field Service                                                    Return Material Authorization    Manufacturing Quoting      
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status        Sales                                                    Sales Order Credit Card Validation    Packing, Shipping, & RMAs      
       Sales Orders            Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center        Sales Quotes                                                    Sales Order Management     Sales Reporting & Analysis      
                       Shipping Integration                                                            Shipping RESTful API     Workflow & Routing      
                       Streamlined Receiving                                                            Volume Pricing          
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Financial Overview    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Financials Overview    Accounts Payable (AP)    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    Financial Management    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    AP / AR    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Business Intelligence    Accounting RESTful APIs     Accounts Payable      Manufacturing Cost Control   
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management    Accounts Receivable        Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Management    Accounts Payable     Accounts Receivable    Financial Integration  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Accounts Receivable    Cash Flow        General Ledger (GL)        General Ledger        Cash Flow    Asset Tracking    Fixed Assets    Banking / Cash Mgmt.    Financial Highlights    General Ledger    Multicurrency    Accounts Receivable     Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import    Multi Site & Multi Company   
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Expense Reporting    Consolidate Accounts        Project Accounting        Multi-Currency        Financial Management        General Ledger    Budgeting    General Ledger    Payroll    Online Reports    Bank Reconciliation     Configurable Costing Methods    Project Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Banking    Financial Summary                Payroll        Financial Statements        International Capabilities    Finanacial Overview                Business Intelligence & Analytics    Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)      
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Financial Statements and Reports    Fixed Assets                        Foreign Currency        Project Accounting    Financial Analysis                Financial Reporting    General Accounting       
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    Fixed Assets    General Ledger                                    Governance, Risk & Compliance                Foreign Currency     General Ledger      
       Analytics    Global Engines                General Ledger    Sales Contract Mgmt.                                    Management Reporting                General Ledger     Project Accounting      
                           Multi-currency                                        Multi-GAAP                Multiple Company     Tax Management      
                           Standard Costs                                                                  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt Overview    Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Engineering    Asset Design    Manufacturing    Advanced Scheduler    Project Management    Bill of Materials     Engineering    Production Planning & Scheduling    Production Scheduling    Bill of Materials    Lean Manufacturing    Capacity Requirements Planning    Quality Management    Bill of Materials    Integration For Finite Capacity    Bill Of Materials    Production Engineering  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Production Management    Batch Process        Formulation        Document Management    Planning & Scheduling    Project Management    Project Costing    Key Production Features    Manufacturing Execution    Shop Floor Control    Shop Floor Control    Manufacturing Order Process    Job Scheduling & Costing     Configurable Manufacturing     Shop Floor Control  
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management        Configure / Make / Assemble        Manufacturing ( BOM)        Engineering Change and Revision Control    Production Management        Shop Floor Management    Product Builder    Manufacturing Overview            Quality Assurance    Master Scheduling & Planning    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking            Constraint-Based Scheduling        Quality Control ( QC)        Job Management    Project Control                Manufacturing Planning                Shop Floor Routing    Mobile Shop Floor      
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants            Engineer to Order        R & D        Lean Production    Shop Floor Data                Manufacturing Scheduling                    Production & WIP Reporting      
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access            Make to Project        Security Regulations        Quality Assurance    Workflow                Product Data Management                     Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration            Multisite Planning        Standard Reports        Routing                    Product Data Management                    Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing      
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations            Preventative Maintenance            Project Management                Scheduling                    Quality Management                    Work Order Documents      
       Requirements Planning            Production Scheduling Overview            Repetitive Manufacturing                Shop Floor Control                                              
       Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control            Shop Floor Reporting                                                              
                   Statistical Process Controls            Shop Order                                                              
                               Sub-Contract Management                                                              
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt Overview        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Supply Chain Management    Distribution    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Dock Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    Purchasing    Shipping / Receiving    Supplier Relationship Management    Supply Chain Execution    Key Supply Chain Features    Consignment    Inventory Management    ShopView        e-Purchase Order Requisitions    Customer / Vendor Portals    Purchase Order Management  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release            Equipment    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Shipping & Receiving         Supply Chain Management    Supply Chain Planning        Demand Management                Electronic Data Transmission    Lot & Serial Traceability    Replenishment Planning  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control            Equipment Effectiveness        Master Production Scheduler        Supplier Management                    Purchasing                Lot Tracking    MRP / Kanban / Replenishment      
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality            Preventive Maintenance        Purchase Orders (PO)                            Release Management                PO From SO Create Workbench    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview            Procurement                                    Supply Chain Overview                Purchasing    Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping      
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                    Supply Chain                                    Supply Chain Planning                Purchasing RESTful API     Requisitions & Purchase Orders      
           Warehouse Management                    Warehousing                                    Supply Chain Portal                Serial & Lot Product Control     Supply Chain Management      
                                                                   Transportation Management                Serial Number Product Tracking    Supply / Demand Forecasting      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    Salesforce CRM    CRM Features    Customer Relationship Management    CRM    Sales & Marketing    Contact Management    Customer Relations Management    Customer Relationship Management        Marketing Automation    Configurator    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Mgmt    Customer Support     Built-in CRM      
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking        Customer Services                Lead & Opportunity Management    Field Service Management            Sales Force Automation    Customer Relationship Management    Marketing Automation            Expandable CRM    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups      
           Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship        Information Shring                Marketing Management                    Customer Self Service    Remote Sales Force Automation            Intergration for Salesforce CRM    Custom Lead Pipelines       
           Informatin Worker        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management        Mobility Features                                    Demand Management                    Customer & Contact Management      
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal        Sales Configurator                                     Pricing                    Customer Case Management      
           Mobile Connect        Opportunity Tracking    Website                                            Sales Analysis                    Integrated CRM      
           Service Management        Quick Quoter                                                Sales Orders                    Last Touch Reporting      
                   Quote Tracking                                                Sales Quotes & Orders                    Mobile Access & Field Service      
                                                                   Trade Management                    Sales Management & Quote Tracking      
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Compliance Overview    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    eProcurement     B2B Contracting    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Business Analytics and Collaboration    Human Resources Analytics    Alert System    Analytics    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Automated Workflow        Additional Capabilities Overview    Application Programming Interface      
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security        Business Analytics    e-Commerce    Comprehensive Lot Traceability            Internationalization    Compliance Management    iSupport    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Enterprise Asset Management    Distribution Management            Business Intelligence Products    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)      
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Document Control System            Employee Self-Service    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    FDA Compliance            Intuitive User Interface    Executive Management        Compliance Management    Interoperability Solutions     e Business Applications            Engineering Products    Custom Report Writer      
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        E-Commerce            Expense Management         MSDS            Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    Human Resource Management        Human Resource Management        S2K Mobile            High Technology Package    Custom Workflow & Alerting      
           Global Business Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange            Human Resources        Multicurrency            Quality Control (Supplier)            Service Managment                    Integration Programming Interfaces    Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing      
           Human Capital Mgmt Overview        Groupware Communication            Mobile Solutions        Nutritional Labeling            Report & Analysis                                Medical Technology Package    Email Interfacing With Customers & Vendors      
           Product Data Mgmt        Human Resources Overview            Payroll, Time & Attendance        System Manager            Sytline Data Collection                                Product Management    Enterprise Document Management      
           Service Mgmt. Overview        SmartPlex Mobile Access            Recruitment, Training & Developemnt                                                    Quality & Regulatory    Pulse Report      
           Social Enterprise                                                                        Security & Business Monitoring Products          
           Web 2.0                                                                        Usability & Data Collection Utilities          
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Customer Care    Consulting Services    Implementation    Direct Developer Support    ClientAdvantage    Support Options    Implementation        Built in Services and Support    Support Resources    Support Options    QAD Service and Support        Customer Portal    Support Options    Client Support & Training Overview    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels     Warranty / Entitlement Management   
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Hosting Services        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Implementation Services    Support        ProductAdvantage™                                            Customer Support Module    Custom Development & Integration      
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services            Site Consultation    Kenandy Community    Training        Professional Services                                            Direct Implementation Services    Data Migration      
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Managed Services                Service and Support                                                        Meditech Validation Products & Services    Local / Resident Hosting      
           Professional Services                                                                        Support & Professional Services    OnSite Implementation Consulting      
           Subscription Services                                                                        User Product & Process Training    Project Discovery & Gap Analysis      
           Support                                                                            Services User Training Programs      

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