ERP Software Comparison for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry on a Cloud Based (SaaS) platform.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry with 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 Nameabas ERPEnterpriseIQSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPGlobal Shop SolutionsEnterprise 21 ERPProcessPro® Premier Microsoft Dynamics NAVSAP Business ByDesignS2K EnterpriseJobBOSS Shop Management SolutionExpandable ERP
  Version201615.27.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current2016.28.110.42016Cloud and Mobile Based (Always Current)5.512.09.3.0
  Price Range$75K and up-$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$5K-500K$30K-$750K$100K-750K$8K-$250K$150/user/mo-Please inquire-$299-$200K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own, Financing, Leasing Options, Subscription, Annual Payments up front for the yearLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingFinancingSubscription, Licensed
  User Range10-2505-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited3-10005-1000+5-10005-75010 to Unlimited10+ unlimited1-1001-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesEnglish / SpanishYes40+ CountriesUS, UK, France, Germany, India,& ChinaYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)NoYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOA.NET, ClientServer .NETModel-driven "Cloud"SOAClient/Server or CloWindows ClientServe
  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, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS 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 CloudMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, 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 AzureCloud-Based (Saas), QuickbooksIBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixMac OS, WindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemMac OS, WindowsWindows
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Bar Coding    Inventory Management    MRP            Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Lot and Serial Control    Consignment Inventory   
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Bill of Materials    Procurement    IC            Material Requirement Planning    Material Control    Inventory Accuracy   
   Material Cost Posting    Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Data Collection    Warehouse Management System    AWS                    Inventory Control  
   Scheduling            Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Inventory Control        Physical Inventory                    Inventory RESTful API   
   Warehouse Management            Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Management                            Lot Tracking  
               Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization    Materials & Inventory                            Materials Management  
               Sales Order Allocation                Materials Purchasing                            Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs  
                               Materials Solutions                            Serial Number Tracking   
                               Physical Inventory                              
                               Wireless System                              
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Complete Order Management    Sales & Order Management    Order Entry    Service Management        Order Processing    Job Entry    Configuration Control   
   Invoicing    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Demand Management                    Work Order Processing    Sales Order Processing    Electronic Data Transmission  
   Process History    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                            Pack-Out Ship   
   Quotation Management        Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management    Invoice Order History                            Quick Sales Order Entry   
   Sales Management Overview        Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Order Enrty                            Return Material Authorization  
   Shipping Order        Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status    Quoting & Estimating                            Sales Order Credit Card Validation  
           Sales Orders            Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center    Return Merchandise Authorization                            Sales Order Management   
                           Shipping Integration    Sales & Service Management                            Shipping RESTful API   
                           Streamlined Receiving    Sales Application                            Volume Pricing  
                               Shipping Logistics                              
  Financial Management
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounting Application     Financials Overview    Accounts Payable (AP)    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounting RESTful APIs   
   Cost Accounting    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Accounts Payable    Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable   
   Financials and Accounting    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Accounts Receivable        General Ledger (GL)        Cash Flow    Financial Highlights    General Ledger    Accounts Receivable   
   Fixed Assets    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Business Intelligence        Project Accounting        Financial Management    General Ledger    Payroll    Bank Reconciliation   
   Liquidity Planning    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Business Intelligence Application                Financial Statements            Business Intelligence & Analytics  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Cash Flow                Foreign Currency            Financial Reporting  
           Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    Financial Management                            Foreign Currency   
           Analytics    Global Engines                Fixed Assets                            General Ledger   
                               General Ledger                            Multiple Company   
                               International Accounting                              
                               Multi-Currency Management                              
                               Payroll Management                              
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Production Scheduling    Manufacturing    Advanced Scheduler    Project Management    Production Planning & Scheduling    Capacity Requirements Planning    Quality Management    Integration For Finite Capacity  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Cost Breakdown Application        Formulation        Project Management    Shop Floor Control    Shop Floor Control    Job Scheduling & Costing   
   Project Cost Accounting    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Engineer-to-Order        Manufacturing ( BOM)                    Master Scheduling & Planning  
   Project Management    MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Lean Manufacturing        Quality Control ( QC)                    Shop Floor Routing  
   Time Recording / Job Time    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Management Solutions        R & D                      
   Work Order Management    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Planning & Scheduling        Security Regulations                      
       Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration        Production Configurator        Standard Reports                      
       Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Preventative Maintenance        Project Management Application                              
           Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Production Scheduling Overview        Quality Control Application                              
           Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control        Quality Tracking                              
                       Statistical Process Controls        Shop Floor Control                              
                               Shop Floor Data Collection Application                              
                               Shop Management                              
                               Software Preventative Maintenance Application                              
                               TrueView Data Display Application                              
  Supply Chain Management
   Purchasing    Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Dock Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    Supplier Relationship Management    Inventory Management    ShopView    e-Purchase Order Requisitions  
   Requisitions    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Forecasting Trust    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Supply Chain Management            Electronic Data Transmission  
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Shipping & Receiving Management        Master Production Scheduler                    Lot Tracking  
   Supplier Relationship Management    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Supplier Relationship Management         Purchase Orders (PO)                    PO From SO Create Workbench  
               Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview        Supply Chain Manager                            Purchasing  
               Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                            Purchasing RESTful API   
               Warehouse Management                                            Serial & Lot Product Control   
                                                           Serial Number Product Tracking  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    CRM Application    Customer Relationship Management    CRM    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Support   
   Customer Relationship Management Overview        CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer & Prospect Management                    Marketing Automation        Expandable CRM  
               Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship    Customer Relationship Management                    Remote Sales Force Automation        Integration for Salesforce CRM  
               Customer Relationship Management        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management    Sales Forecasting                              
               Information Worker        Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                               
               Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Opportunity Tracking    Website    Service Management                              
               Mobile Connect        Quick Quoter                                      
               Service Management        Quote Tracking                                      
  Additional Capabilities
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards     Simplified Label Printing    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Business Analytics and Collaboration    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Automated Workflow    Additional Capabilities Overview  
   Business Intelligence    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Business Web    e-Commerce    Comprehensive Lot Traceability        Compliance Management    Distribution Management        Business Intelligence Products  
   Multi-Site            Composite Applications        Document Control System        CAD Interface Application    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    FDA Compliance        Executive Management    e Business Applications        Engineering Products  
               Composite Applications        E-Commerce        Crystal Reports        MSDS        Human Resource Management    S2K Mobile        High Technology Package  
               Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        Data Conversion        Multicurrency                    Integration Programming Interfaces  
               Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication        Document Control        Nutritional Labeling                    Medical Technology Package  
               Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview        Document Control Application        System Manager                    Product Management  
               Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        SmartPlex Mobile Access        Electronic Data Exchange                            Quality & Regulatory  
               Global Business Mgmt                Global Application Builder                            Security & Business Monitoring Products  
               Human Capital Mgmt.                Key Performance Indicators Application                            Usability & Data Collection Utilities  
               ICE Business Architecture                Messaging System Application                              
               Mobile                Mobile Wireless Application                              
               Product Data Mgmt                Online System / Time and Attendance                              
               Service Mgmt. Overview                Process Documentation & Training                              
               Social Enterprise                RFID Technology Application                              
               Subscription Services                                              
               Web 2.0                                              
  Services Support
   Upgrade Guarantee    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Customer Care    FastRESPONSE    Direct Developer Support    ClientAdvantage    Support Options    Built in Services and Support        Customer Portal    Client Support & Training Overview  
       IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Global Shop Solutions Consulting        ProductAdvantage™                Customization     Customer Support Module  
       IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    Global Shop Solutions University        Professional Services                Training and Education    Direct Implementation Services  
       Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services                Learning & Educational Services                            Meditech Validation Products & Services  
               Managed Services                Training Strategies                             Support & Professional Services  
               Professional Services                                            User Product & Process Training  
               Subscription Services                                              

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