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 ERPIFS Applications 8.0Microsoft Dynamics NAVMAX ERPExpandable ERP
  Version2015.17.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current2015.320158.020165.
  Price Range$50K- $2M$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$5K-500K$75K and up-$300K-2M$8K-$250K$5K -35K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited3-100010-25040-50005-7505-150+1-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOA / Multi-tierSOA.NET.NETWindows ClientServe
  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 CloudMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliantabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseOracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, QuickbooksMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Bar Coding    Material Valuation    Complex MRO        Inventory Control    Consignment Inventory   
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Bill of Materials    Materials Management (MRP)    Costing        Lot and Serial Tracking    Inventory Accuracy   
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Data Collection        Demand Forecasting        Master Scheduling    Inventory Control  
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Inventory Control        Inventory Replenishment        Material Requirement Planning    Inventory RESTful API   
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Management        Project Budgeting        Repetitive Manufacturing    Lot Tracking  
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization    Materials Purchasing        Project Reporting            Materials Management  
           Sales Order Allocation                Materials Solutions        Scheduling and Resourcing            Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs  
                           Physical Inventory                    Serial Number Tracking   
                           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    Collaborative Solutions    Service Management    Advanced Forecast    Configuration Control   
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Demand Management        Component Repair        Quoting and Estimating    Electronic Data Transmission  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Coordinate Projects        Sales Order and Processing    Pack-Out Ship   
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management    Invoice Order History        Customer Orders             Quick Sales Order Entry   
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Order Enrty        Field Service            Return Material Authorization  
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status    Quoting & Estimating        Sales            Sales Order Credit Card Validation  
       Sales Orders            Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center    Return Merchandise Authorization        Sales Quotes            Sales Order Management   
                       Shipping Integration    Sales & Service Management                    Shipping RESTful API   
                       Streamlined Receiving    Shipping Logistics                    Volume Pricing  
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Business Intelligence    Fixed Asset Management    Accounting RESTful APIs   
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Financial Accounting    Budget Management    Financial Management    General Ledger    Accounts Payable   
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Business Intelligence    Fixed Asset Accounting    Cash Flow        Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering    Accounts Receivable   
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Cash Flow        Consolidate Accounts        Multi-Currency    Bank Reconciliation   
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Management        Financial Summary        Multiple Cost Sets    Business Intelligence & Analytics  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets        Fixed Assets        Payables Management    Financial Reporting  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    General Ledger        General Ledger        Receivables Management    Foreign Currency   
       Analytics    Global Engines                International Accounting        Sales Contract Mgmt.        Human Resources    General Ledger   
                           Multi-Currency Management                    Multiple Company   
                           Payroll Management                      
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt Overview    Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Production Scheduling    Costing    Asset Design    Project Management    Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning    Integration For Finite Capacity  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Engineer-to-Order    Production Planning & Control    Batch Process        Engineering Change Order    Job Scheduling & Costing   
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Lean Manufacturing        Configure / Make / Assemble        Labor Tracking    Master Scheduling & Planning  
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Management Solutions        Constraint-Based Scheduling        Lean Capabilities    Shop Floor Routing  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Production Configurator        Engineer to Order        Lean Tools / Labor Tracking      
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Project Management        Make to Project        MAX Visual Shop Scheduler      
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration        Quality Control        Multisite Planning        Shop Floor Control      
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations            Preventative Maintenance        Quality Tracking        Project Management        Subcontract Processing      
       Requirements Planning            Production Scheduling Overview        Shop Floor Control        Repetitive Manufacturing              
       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    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    EDI    Distribution    Supply Chain Management    Bar Coding    e-Purchase Order Requisitions  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Forecasting Trust    Purchasing    Equipment        Backflush by Operation    Electronic Data Transmission  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Shipping & Receiving Management        Equipment Effectiveness        Purchasing Control    Lot Tracking  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Supplier Relationship Management         Preventive Maintenance        Subcontract Processing    PO From SO Create Workbench  
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview        Supply Chain Manager        Procurement        Supplier Kanban    Purchasing  
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                        Supply Chain            Purchasing RESTful API   
           Warehouse Management                        Warehousing            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    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM Features    Sales & Marketing    Customer Service Portal    Customer Support   
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Relationship Management        Customer Services            Expandable CRM  
           Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship    Sales Forecasting        Information Shring            Intergration for Salesforce CRM  
           Informatin Worker        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management    Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management         Mobility Features              
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal    Service Management        Sales Configurator               
           Mobile Connect        Opportunity Tracking    Website                          
           Service Management        Quick Quoter                              
                   Quote Tracking                              
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Compliance Overview    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    Business Web        B2B Contracting    Human Resources    Exact Synergy    Additional Capabilities Overview  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Crystal Reports        Business Analytics        Exact Event Manager    Business Intelligence Products  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Document Control System        Data Conversion        Employee Self-Service            Engineering Products  
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        E-Commerce        Document Control        Expense Management             High Technology Package  
           Global Business Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        Global Application Builder        Human Resources            Integration Programming Interfaces  
           Human Capital Mgmt Overview        Groupware Communication        Online System / Time and Attendance        Mobile Solutions            Medical Technology Package  
           Product Data Mgmt        Human Resources Overview                Payroll, Time & Attendance            Product Management  
           Service Mgmt. Overview        SmartPlex Mobile Access                Recruitment, Training & Developemnt            Quality & Regulatory  
           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    FastRESPONSE    Upgrade Guarantee    Implementation    Support Options    Training and Education    Client Support & Training Overview  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Hosting Services        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Global Shop Solutions Consulting        Support        Customer Support    Customer Support Module  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services            Site Consultation    Global Shop Solutions University        Training        Consultation Services    Direct Implementation Services  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Managed Services                Learning & Educational Services                    Meditech Validation Products & Services  
           Professional Services                Training Strategies                     Support & Professional Services  
           Subscription Services                                    User Product & Process Training  

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