Mixed Mode Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

A comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Mixed Mode Manufacturing 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, plus 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 ERPEnterpriseIQSYSPROSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPGlobal Shop SolutionsDEACOM ERPMicrosoft Dynamics NAVS2K EnterpriseJobBOSS Shop Management SolutionExpandable ERP Priority Software ERP
  VersionAlways Current10.0015.27.07Always Current2016.214.920165.512.
  Price Range$5K + per month-$4K -500K$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$10K-100K$5K-500K$200K-$2M$8K-$250KPlease inquire-$299-$200K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo $1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingFinancingSubscription, LicensedSubscription, Licensed
  User Range20-1000+1-2000+5-Unlimited4-100020-1000+10+unlimited3-100010-20005-75010+ unlimited1-1001-Unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYes40+ CountriesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)NoYesYes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice SAAS, MultitenantSOAMicrosoft .NET.NETSOAClient/Server or CloWindows ClientServeAll current Windows
  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 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 ServerMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureIBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemMac OS, WindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Bar Coding    Inventory Control        Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Lot and Serial Control    Consignment Inventory     Materials Management Overview  
   Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability        Advanced Shipping    Bill of Materials    MRP        Material Requirement Planning    Material Control    Inventory Accuracy     Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Bill of Materials    Handheld    Wireless Warehouse Management System            Bin Management    Data Collection    Warehouse Management Systems                Inventory Control    Picking and Shipping  
   Bar Coding    Material Handler Interface                Order Promising    Inventory Control                    Inventory RESTful API     Receiving & Put-Away  
   Job Tracking System    Material Movement                Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Management                    Lot Tracking    Replenishment  
   Material Requirements Planning    Prioritize Orders                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
   Commission Tracking    Order Management    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Complete Order Management    Sales Overview    Service Management    Order Processing    Job Entry    Configuration Control     Orders  
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Sales Management    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Demand Management            Work Order Processing    Sales Order Processing    Electronic Data Transmission    Price Quotes  
   Customer Orders    Demand Management    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                    Pack-Out Ship     Tasks  
   E D I    Electronic Data Interchange        Report Writer        Order Management    Invoice Order History                    Quick Sales Order Entry       
   Order Entry & Tracking    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Return Mgmt        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Order Enrty                    Return Material Authorization      
   Quote Tracking    Storefront        Sales Analysis        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    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounting Application     Accounting    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounting RESTful APIs     Billing  
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Accounts Payable        Financial Management    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable     Budget Control  
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Accounts Receivable            Financial Highlights    General Ledger    Accounts Receivable     Cash Management  
   Expense Project Tracking    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing        Amortization Schedules    Business Intelligence            General Ledger    Payroll    Bank Reconciliation     Cost Control  
   Inventory Valuation    Financial Mgmt Overview    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management        Multi-currency Transactions    Business Intelligence Application                    Business Intelligence & Analytics    Financial Management Overview  
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Tax Connect    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register        Project Accounting    Cash Flow                    Financial Reporting    Financial Statement Generator  
       Cash / Asset Mgmt        Payroll        Revenue Recognition    Financial Management                    Foreign Currency     Fixed Assets  
       Global Engines        Analytics            Fixed Assets                    General Ledger     Regulatory Compliance  
                           General Ledger                    Multiple Company       
                           International Accounting                          
                           Multi-Currency Management                          
                           Payroll Management                          
  Production Management
   Barcode Labeling    Production Mgmt     Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Production Scheduling    Formula Management    Project Management    Capacity Requirements Planning    Quality Management    Integration For Finite Capacity    Production Management Overview  
   Capacity Planning    Advanced Production    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Cost Breakdown Application    Labor Tracking System        Shop Floor Control    Shop Floor Control    Job Scheduling & Costing       
   Complex Assembly    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation        Work Order Management    Engineer-to-Order    Production Overview                Master Scheduling & Planning      
   Labor & Time Tracking    Job Management    MES    Cost Tracking            Lean Manufacturing                    Shop Floor Routing      
   Multi-Plants    Lean Manufacturing    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling            Management Solutions                          
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts            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        Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Overview    Supply Chain Management    Inventory Management    ShopView    e-Purchase Order Requisitions      
   Online Tool Release    Inventory Management    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator            Forecasting Trust                    Electronic Data Transmission      
   Problem Control    Purchase Management    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting            Shipping & Receiving Management                    Lot Tracking      
   Supplier Quality    Shipping & Receiving    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt            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    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM Application    Customer Realations Management    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Support     CRM Overview  
   Cost & Quote Estimating    Campaign Connect        CRM for Syspro        Job and Project Tracking    Customer & Prospect Management            Marketing Automation        Expandable CRM      
   Customer Master List    Case Management                Partner Relationship    Customer Relationship Management            Remote Sales Force Automation        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    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards     Simplified Label Printing    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Automated Workflow    Additional Capabilities Overview    Mobile Solutions  
   Computer Aided Design    Compliance Overview    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Web    Direct Store Delivery        Distribution Management        Business Intelligence Products      
   Document Control System    Composite Applications                    CAD Interface Application    Formula Management        e Business Applications        Engineering Products      
   E-Commerce    Composite Applications                    Crystal Reports    Labor Tracking System        S2K Mobile        High Technology Package      
   Electronic Data Interchange    Document Mgmt                    Data Conversion    Point-of-Sale System                Integration Programming Interfaces      
   Groupware Communication    Enterprise Content Mgmt                    Document Control    Regulatory / Environmental Reporting                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        Customer Care    FastRESPONSE    Consulting    Support Options        Customer Portal    Client Support & Training Overview    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   Training Strategies    Epicor Consulting    IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support        NetSuite Central    Global Shop Solutions Consulting    Implementation            Customization     Customer Support Module      
       Hosting Services    IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education        Site Consultation    Global Shop Solutions University    Support            Training and Education    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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