Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry, Cloud Based

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software systems for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry on (Saas) Cloud Based 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 NamePlex Manufacturing CloudEpicor ERPEnterpriseIQSYSPROabas ERPSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPGlobal Shop SolutionsMicrosoft Dynamics NAVExpandable ERP
  VersionAlways Current10.0015.27.020167Always Current2016.220169.3.0
  Price Range$5K + per month-$4K -500K$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$75K and up-$2600/ user-$10K-100K$5K-500K$8K-$250K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscription, Licensed
  User Range20-1000+1-2000+5-Unlimited4-100010-25020-1000+10+unlimited3-10005-7501-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYes40+ CountriesYes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA / Multi-tier SAAS, MultitenantSOA.NETWindows ClientServe
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS 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 PlatformsCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, 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, Salesforce, Multi-Tenant SAAS on the SalesForce CloudMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Management     Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Bar Coding        Consignment Inventory   
   Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability     Material requirements planning (MRP)        Advanced Shipping    Bill of Materials        Inventory Accuracy   
   Bill of Materials    Handheld    Wireless Warehouse Management System        Material Cost Posting        Bin Management    Data Collection        Inventory Control  
   Bar Coding    Material Handler Interface            Scheduling        Order Promising    Inventory Control        Inventory RESTful API   
   Job Tracking System    Material Movement            Warehouse Management        Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Management        Lot Tracking  
   Material Requirements Planning    Prioritize Orders                    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
   Commission Tracking    Order Management    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Costing    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Complete Order Management    Service Management    Configuration Control   
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Sales Management    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Invoicing    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Demand Management        Electronic Data Transmission  
   Customer Orders    Demand Management    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Process History    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Pack-Out Ship   
   E D I    Electronic Data Interchange        Report Writer    Quotation Management        Order Management    Invoice Order History        Quick Sales Order Entry   
   Order Entry & Tracking    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Return Mgmt    Sales Management Overview        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Order Enrty        Return Material Authorization  
   Quote Tracking    Storefront        Sales Analysis    Shipping Order        Real Time Order Status    Quoting & Estimating        Sales Order Credit Card Validation  
   Sales Order            Sales Orders            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
   accounting Overview    General Ledger    Financial Overview    Budget Management    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounting Application     Business Intelligence    Accounting RESTful APIs   
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Accounts Payable    Financial Management    Accounts Payable   
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Accounts Receivable        Accounts Receivable   
   Expense Project Tracking    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Fixed Assets        Amortization Schedules    Business Intelligence        Bank Reconciliation   
   Inventory Valuation    Financial Mgmt Overview    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Liquidity Planning        Multi-currency Transactions    Business Intelligence Application        Business Intelligence & Analytics  
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Tax Connect    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Project Accounting    Cash Flow        Financial Reporting  
       Cash / Asset Mgmt        Payroll            Revenue Recognition    Financial Management        Foreign Currency   
       Global Engines        Analytics                Fixed Assets        General Ledger   
                               General Ledger        Multiple Company   
                               International Accounting          
                               Multi-Currency Management          
                               Payroll Management          
  Production Management
   Barcode Labeling    Production Mgmt     Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    CAD Integration    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Production Scheduling    Project Management    Integration For Finite Capacity  
   Capacity Planning    Advanced Production    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Production Summary    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Cost Breakdown Application        Job Scheduling & Costing   
   Complex Assembly    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Project Cost Accounting        Work Order Management    Engineer-to-Order        Master Scheduling & Planning  
   Labor & Time Tracking    Job Management    MES    Cost Tracking    Project Management            Lean Manufacturing        Shop Floor Routing  
   Multi-Plants    Lean Manufacturing    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Time Recording / Job Time            Management Solutions          
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Work Order Management            Planning & Scheduling          
   PLC Machine Integration    Planning & Scheduling    Quality Management    Quality Mgmt                Production Configurator          
   Preventative Maintenance    Planning and Scheduling    Real Time Monitoring    Quotations                Project Management Application          
   Production Scheduling Overview    Product Data Management        Requirements Planning                Quality Control Application          
   Shop Floor Control            Shop Clock                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
   Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Purchasing        Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    e-Purchase Order Requisitions  
   Online Tool Release    Inventory Management    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Requisitions            Forecasting Trust        Electronic Data Transmission  
   Problem Control    Purchase Management    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Sales Planning & Forecasting            Shipping & Receiving Management        Lot Tracking  
   Supplier Quality    Shipping & Receiving    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Relationship Management            Supplier Relationship Management         PO From SO Create Workbench  
   Supply Chain Overview    Sourcing                        Supply Chain Manager        Purchasing  
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                Purchasing RESTful API   
       Warehouse Management                                Serial & Lot Product Control   
                                       Serial Number Product Tracking  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Configurator Pricing     Customer Relations Overview    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM Application    Sales & Marketing    Customer Support   
   Cost & Quote Estimating    Campaign Connect        CRM for Syspro    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Job and Project Tracking    Customer & Prospect Management        Expandable CRM  
   Customer Master List    Case Management                    Partner Relationship    Customer Relationship Management        Integration for Salesforce CRM  
   Customer Relations Summary    Customer Relationship Management                    Sales Order Management    Sales Forecasting          
   Field Service    Information Worker                    Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management           
   Opportunity Tracking    Lead / Opportunity Mgmt                    Website    Service Management          
   Quick Quoter    Mobile Connect                                  
   Quote Tracking    Service Management                                  
  Additional Capabilities
   Business Intelligence    Cloud Deployment    Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards     Simplified Label Printing    Human Resources    Additional Capabilities Overview  
   Computer Aided Design    Compliance Overview    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Web        Business Intelligence Products  
   Document Control System    Composite Applications            Multi-Site            CAD Interface Application        Engineering Products  
   E-Commerce    Composite Applications                        Crystal Reports        High Technology Package  
   Electronic Data Interchange    Document Mgmt                        Data Conversion        Integration Programming Interfaces  
   Groupware Communication    Enterprise Content Mgmt                        Document Control        Medical Technology Package  
   Human Resources Overview    Enterprise Performance Mgmt                        Document Control Application        Product Management  
   SmartPlex Mobile Access    Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                        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
   Security    Business Process Outsourcing    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Upgrade Guarantee        Customer Care    FastRESPONSE    Support Options    Client Support & Training Overview  
   Training Strategies    Epicor Consulting    IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support            NetSuite Central    Global Shop Solutions Consulting        Customer Support Module  
       Hosting Services    IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education            Site Consultation    Global Shop Solutions University        Direct Implementation Services  
       Learning & Educational Services    Software Updates and Maintenance Program                    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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