Engineer to Order (ETO) ERP Software Comparison for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

A comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Engineer to Order (ETO) ERP software for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry. Below you will find an easy-to-navigate matrix comparing general data (e.g. price, financing options, etc.), materials management, sales order management, financial management, production management, supply chain management, and customer relationship 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 ERPSYSPROabas ERPSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPGlobal Shop SolutionsJobBOSS Shop Management SolutionPriority Software ERP
  VersionAlways Current10.007.020167Always Current2016.212.017.3
  Price Range$5K + per month-$4K -500K$25K-500K onsite$75K and up-$2600/ user-$10K-100K$5K-500K$299-$200K$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancingSubscription, Licensed
  User Range20-1000+1-2000+4-100010-25020-1000+10+unlimited3-10001-1005-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesNoYes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA, XML, WebserviceSOA / Multi-tier SAAS, MultitenantSOAClient/Server or CloAll current Windows
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS 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 ExpressMS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsMac OS, WindowsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Management     Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Bar Coding    Lot and Serial Control    Materials Management Overview  
   Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding    Lot Traceability     Material requirements planning (MRP)        Advanced Shipping    Bill of Materials    Material Control    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Bill of Materials    Handheld        Material Cost Posting        Bin Management    Data Collection        Picking and Shipping  
   Bar Coding    Material Handler Interface        Scheduling        Order Promising    Inventory Control        Receiving & Put-Away  
   Job Tracking System    Material Movement        Warehouse Management        Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Management        Replenishment  
   Material Requirements Planning    Prioritize Orders                Return Materials Authorization    Materials & Inventory        Traceability  
       Sales Order Allocation                    Materials Purchasing          
                           Materials Solutions          
                           Physical Inventory          
                           Wireless System          
  Sales Order Management
   Commission Tracking    Order Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Costing    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Complete Order Management    Job Entry    Orders  
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Sales Management    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Invoicing    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Demand Management    Sales Order Processing    Price Quotes  
   Customer Orders    Demand Management    Point Of Sale    Process History    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Tasks  
   E D I    Electronic Data Interchange    Report Writer    Quotation Management        Order Management    Invoice Order History          
   Order Entry & Tracking    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Return Mgmt    Sales Management Overview        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Order Enrty          
   Quote Tracking    Storefront    Sales Analysis    Shipping Order        Real Time Order Status    Quoting & Estimating          
   Sales Order        Sales Orders            Self-Service Vendor Center    Return Merchandise Authorization          
                       Shipping Integration    Sales & Service Management          
                       Streamlined Receiving    Sales Application          
                           Shipping Logistics          
  Financial Management
   accounting Overview    General Ledger    Budget Management    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounting Application     Accounts Payable    Billing  
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Budget Control  
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Accounts Receivable    General Ledger    Cash Management  
   Expense Project Tracking    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Activity Based Costing    Fixed Assets        Amortization Schedules    Business Intelligence    Payroll    Cost Control  
   Inventory Valuation    Financial Mgmt Overview    Tax Management    Liquidity Planning        Multi-currency Transactions    Business Intelligence Application        Financial Management Overview  
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Tax Connect    Assests Register    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Project Accounting    Cash Flow        Financial Statement Generator  
       Cash / Asset Mgmt    Payroll            Revenue Recognition    Financial Management        Fixed Assets  
       Global Engines    Analytics                Fixed Assets        Regulatory Compliance  
                           General Ledger          
                           International Accounting          
                           Multi-Currency Management          
                           Payroll Management          
  Production Management
   Barcode Labeling    Production Mgmt     Bill of Materials    CAD Integration    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Production Scheduling    Quality Management    Production Management Overview  
   Capacity Planning    Advanced Production    Engineering Change Control    Production Summary    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Cost Breakdown Application    Shop Floor Control      
   Complex Assembly    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Factory Documentation    Project Cost Accounting        Work Order Management    Engineer-to-Order          
   Labor & Time Tracking    Job Management    Cost Tracking    Project Management            Lean Manufacturing          
   Multi-Plants    Lean Manufacturing    Planning and Scheduling    Time Recording / Job Time            Management Solutions          
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Projects and Contracts    Work Order Management            Planning & Scheduling          
   PLC Machine Integration    Planning & Scheduling    Quality Mgmt                Production Configurator          
   Preventative Maintenance    Planning and Scheduling    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.    EDI Solution    Purchasing        Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    ShopView      
   Online Tool Release    Inventory Management    Freight Calculator    Requisitions            Forecasting Trust          
   Problem Control    Purchase Management    Inventory Forecasting    Sales Planning & Forecasting            Shipping & Receiving Management          
   Supplier Quality    Shipping & Receiving    Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Relationship Management            Supplier Relationship Management           
   Supply Chain Overview    Sourcing                    Supply Chain Manager          
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                              
       Warehouse Management                              
  Customer Relationship Management
   Configurator Pricing     Customer Relations Overview    Contact Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM Application    Customer Relationship Management    CRM Overview  
   Cost & Quote Estimating    Campaign Connect    CRM for Syspro    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Job and Project Tracking    Customer & Prospect Management          
   Customer Master List    Case Management                Partner Relationship    Customer Relationship Management          
   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    Document Mgmt     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards     Simplified Label Printing    Automated Workflow    Mobile Solutions  
   Computer Aided Design    Compliance Overview    Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Web          
   Document Control System    Composite Applications        Multi-Site            CAD Interface Application          
   E-Commerce    Composite Applications                    Crystal Reports          
   Electronic Data Interchange    Document Mgmt                    Data Conversion          
   Groupware Communication    Enterprise Content Mgmt                    Document Control          
   Human Resources Overview    Enterprise Performance Mgmt                    Document Control Application          
   SmartPlex Mobile Access    Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                    Electronic Data Exchange          
       Global Business Mgmt                    Global Application Builder          
       Human Capital Mgmt.                    Key Performance Indicators Application          
       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    STARS    Upgrade Guarantee        Customer Care    FastRESPONSE    Customer Portal    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   Training Strategies    Epicor Consulting    Support            NetSuite Central    Global Shop Solutions Consulting    Customization       
       Hosting Services    Training and Education            Site Consultation    Global Shop Solutions University    Training and Education      
       Learning & Educational Services                    Learning & Educational Services          
       Managed Services                    Training Strategies           
       Professional Services                              
       Subscription Services                              
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