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Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison, Consumer Packaged Goods Industry.



A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry. Below is a side-by-side comparison with 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 ERPGlobal Shop Solutionsabas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics NAVExpandable ERP Priority Software ERP
  Version2015.17.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current2016.2201520169.3.017.3
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$5K-500K$75K and up-$8K-$250K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo $1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscription, LicensedSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited3-100010-2505-7501-Unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOA / Multi-tier.NETWindows ClientServeAll current Windows
  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), 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 Compliantabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix
  SAASYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYes
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Bar Coding     Inventory Management        Consignment Inventory     Materials Management Overview  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Bill of Materials    Material cost posting        Inventory Accuracy     Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Data Collection    Scheduling        Inventory Control    Picking and Shipping  
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Inventory Control    Warehouse Management        Inventory RESTful API     Receiving & Put-Away  
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Management            Lot Tracking    Replenishment  
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization    Materials & Inventory            Materials Management    Traceability  
           Sales Order Allocation                Materials Purchasing            Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs      
                           Materials Solutions            Serial Number Tracking       
                           Physical Inventory                  
                           Wireless System                  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Complete Order Management    Sales    Service Management    Configuration Control     Orders  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Demand Management            Electronic Data Transmission    Price Quotes  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)            Pack-Out Ship     Tasks  
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management    Invoice Order History            Quick Sales Order Entry       
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Order Enrty            Return Material Authorization      
       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
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounting Application     “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    Accounting RESTful APIs     Billing  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Financial Management    Accounts Payable     Budget Control  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting        Accounts Receivable     Cash Management  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Business Intelligence    Fixed Assets        Bank Reconciliation     Cost Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Business Intelligence Application    Liquidity Planning        Business Intelligence & Analytics    Financial Management Overview  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Cash Flow    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Financial Reporting    Financial Statement Generator  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    Financial Management            Foreign Currency     Fixed Assets  
       Analytics    Global Engines                Fixed Assets            General Ledger     Regulatory Compliance  
                           General Ledger            Multiple Company       
                           International Accounting                  
                           Multi-Currency Management                  
                           Payroll Management                  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Production Scheduling    Project Cost Accounting    Project Management    Integration For Finite Capacity    Production Management Overview  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Cost Breakdown Application    Project Management        Job Scheduling & Costing       
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Engineer-to-Order            Master Scheduling & Planning      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Lean Manufacturing            Shop Floor Routing      
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Management Solutions                  
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Planning & Scheduling                  
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration        Production Configurator                  
   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
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    EDI    Supply Chain Management    e-Purchase Order Requisitions      
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Forecasting Trust    Purchasing        Electronic Data Transmission      
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Shipping & Receiving Management            Lot Tracking      
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Supplier Relationship Management             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 Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    CRM Application    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Sales & Marketing    Customer Support     CRM Overview  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer & Prospect Management            Expandable CRM      
           Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship    Customer Relationship Management            Integration for Salesforce CRM      
           Customer Relationship Management        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management    Sales Forecasting                  
           Informatin 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
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards     Simplified Label Printing        Human Resources    Additional Capabilities Overview    Mobile Solutions  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Business Web            Business Intelligence Products      
           Composite Applications        Document Control System        CAD Interface Application            Engineering Products      
           Composite Applications        E-Commerce        Crystal Reports            High Technology Package      
           Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        Data Conversion            Integration Programming Interfaces      
           Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication        Document Control            Medical Technology Package      
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview        Document Control Application            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
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Customer Care    FastRESPONSE    Upgrade Guarantee    Support Options    Client Support & Training Overview    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Global Shop Solutions Consulting            Customer Support Module      
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    Global Shop Solutions University            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                                  
           Support                                  



 
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