ERP Software Review, Consumer Pkgd Goods Industry, Light Assembly(ATO)/Kitting, Cloud Based (SaaS)

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison of the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry with Light Assembly (ATO)/Kitting Manufacturing on 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 SolutionsS2K EnterpriseExpandable ERP
  Version201615.27.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current2016.
  Price Range$75K and up-$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$5K-500KPlease inquire-$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, FinancingSubscription, Licensed
  User Range10-2505-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited3-100010+ unlimited1-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)Yes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOAWindows 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)IBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemWindows
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Bar Coding    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Consignment Inventory   
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Bill of Materials    Material Requirement Planning    Inventory Accuracy   
   Material Cost Posting    Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Data Collection        Inventory Control  
   Scheduling            Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Inventory Control        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    Order Processing    Configuration Control   
   Invoicing    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Demand Management    Work 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     Accounts Payable    Accounting RESTful APIs   
   Cost Accounting    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable   
   Financials and Accounting    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Accounts Receivable    Financial Highlights    Accounts Receivable   
   Fixed Assets    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Business Intelligence    General Ledger    Bank Reconciliation   
   Liquidity Planning    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Business Intelligence Application        Business Intelligence & Analytics  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Cash Flow        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    Capacity Requirements Planning    Integration For Finite Capacity  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Cost Breakdown Application    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        Master Scheduling & Planning  
   Project Management    MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Lean Manufacturing        Shop Floor Routing  
   Time Recording / Job Time    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Management Solutions          
   Work Order Management    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
   Purchasing    Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Inventory Management    e-Purchase Order Requisitions  
   Requisitions    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Forecasting Trust        Electronic Data Transmission  
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Shipping & Receiving Management        Lot Tracking  
   Supplier Relationship Management    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 Relations Mgmt.    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    CRM Application    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    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Additional Capabilities Overview  
   Business Intelligence    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Business Web    Distribution Management    Business Intelligence Products  
   Multi-Site            Composite Applications        Document Control System        CAD Interface Application    e Business Applications    Engineering Products  
               Composite Applications        E-Commerce        Crystal Reports    S2K Mobile    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
   Upgrade Guarantee    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Customer Care    FastRESPONSE        Client Support & Training 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                          

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