Process Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

A comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Process 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 CloudEnterpriseIQSYSPROSage ERP X3DEACOM ERPBatchMaster ManufacturingRoss ERPEnterprise 21 ERPProcessPro® Premier S2K EnterpriseInfor M3BatchMaster ERP B1
  VersionAlways Current15.27.0714.98.407. 13.2 (Feb 2014)14.3
  Price Range$5K + per month-$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$200K-$2M$6K-$175K$175/User (Saas)-$50K-250K (License)$30K-$750K$100K-750KPlease inquire--$15K-$375
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownFinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Financing, SubscriptionLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own, Financing, Leasing Options, Subscription, Annual Payments up front for the yearLease, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Financing, Subscription
  User Range20-1000+5-Unlimited4-100020-1000+10-20003-7520-10005-1000+5-100010+ unlimited20-20005-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesEnglish / SpanishYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)Yes (40+ languages)Yes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice Microsoft .NET.NETSOA, N-TierSOA.NET, ClientServer SOAInfor 3 tier.NET
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), 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, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, OracleMS 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, SalesforceMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)IBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OracleMS SQL Server
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsWindows, UnixMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixMac OS, WindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemWindows, IBM OS, System lWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Control    Compliance    Data Collection    Inventory Management    MRP    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    M3 Procurement    Inventory Management  
   Inventory Tracking    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability        MRP    Inventory Control    Inventory Control    Procurement    IC    Material Requirement Planning        Master Requirements Planning  
   Bill of Materials    Wireless Warehouse Management System            Warehouse Management Systems    Master Requirements Planning (MRP)    Purchase Order Processing     Warehouse Management System    AWS            Mobile  
   Bar Coding                    Mobile Data Collection    Trace Express        Physical Inventory            Regulatory Compliance  
   Job Tracking System                                              
   Material Requirements Planning                                              
  Sales Order Management
   Commission Tracking    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Sales Overview    Enhanced Order Entry for Sage & QuickBooks     Customer Portal    Sales & Order Management    Order Entry    Order Processing    M3 Sales Management    Sales Management  
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing        Sales Orders    Pricing and Promotions Management            Work Order Processing          
   Customer Orders    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring            Sales Order Processing                      
   E D I        Report Writer                                      
   Order Entry & Tracking        Return Mgmt                                      
   Quote Tracking        Sales Analysis                                      
   Sales Order        Sales Orders                                      
  Financial Management
   accounting Overview    Financial Overview    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    Accounting        Accounts Receivable / Payable    Financials Overview    Accounts Payable (AP)    Accounts Payable    M3 Financial Accounting     Accounting and Financials  
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection            Advanced Reporting and Budgeting    Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable (AR)    Accounts Receivable        Financial Reporting  
   Costing    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview            Financial Management Overview        General Ledger (GL)    Financial Highlights          
   Expense Project Tracking    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing                Fixed Assets        Project Accounting    General Ledger          
   Inventory Valuation    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management                General Ledger                      
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register                Project Accounting                      
  Production Management
   Barcode Labeling    Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Formula Management    Batch Production    Maintenance Management The Maintenance Management     Manufacturing    Advanced Scheduler    Capacity Requirements Planning    M3 Manufacturing    Costing  
   Capacity Planning    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Labor Tracking System    Bill of Materials Management    Process Manufacturing        Formulation    Shop Floor Control    M3 Product Data Management    Product Development  
   Complex Assembly    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation        Production Overview    Formulation Management    Process Planning        Manufacturing ( BOM)        M3 Project Management    Production Management  
   Labor & Time Tracking    MES    Cost Tracking            Product Costing    Product Costing        Quality Control ( QC)            Quality Management  
   Multi-Plants    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling            Production Management    Quality & Compliance Management        R & D              
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts            Quality Control    Ross Production Manager        Security Regulations              
   PLC Machine Integration    Quality Management    Quality Mgmt            Samples Management    Ross Quality Manager        Standard Reports              
   Preventative Maintenance    Real Time Monitoring    Quotations                                      
   Production Scheduling Overview        Requirements Planning                                      
   Shop Floor Control        Shop Clock                                      
   Statistical Process Controls                                              
  Supply Chain Management
   Online Order & Tracking    Capable to Promise    EDI Solution        Purchasing Overview    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Dock Scheduling    Inventory Management    M3 Supply Chain Execution    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)  
   Online Tool Release    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator            Purchasing for Sage and Quickbooks    Demand Planning and Sales Forecasting    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        M3 Supply Chain Planning    Procurement  
   Problem Control    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting                Inventory and Replenishment Planning        Master Production Scheduler              
   Supplier Quality    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt                        Purchase Orders (PO)              
   Supply Chain Overview                                              
  Customer Relationship Management
   Configurator Pricing     Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    CRM    Customer Realations Management        Aptean Sales for Process Manufacturing    Customer Relationship Management    CRM    Customer Relationship Management    M3 Customer Lifecycle Mgmt    Customer Relationship Management   
   Cost & Quote Estimating        CRM for Syspro                            Marketing Automation          
   Customer Master List                                    Remote Sales Force Automation          
   Customer Relations Summary                                              
   Field Service                                              
   Opportunity Tracking                                              
   Quick Quoter                                              
   Quote Tracking                                              
  Additional Capabilities
   Business Intelligence    Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing    Business Process Management    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    M3 Business Intelligence    e-Commerce  
   Computer Aided Design    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Direct Store Delivery    Quickbooks Manufacturing    Document Connect    e-Commerce    Comprehensive Lot Traceability    Distribution Management    M3 Product Lifecycle      
   Document Control System                Formula Management    Sage ERP Manufacturing    Event Management Framework    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    FDA Compliance    e Business Applications          
   E-Commerce                Labor Tracking System    SAP Business One Manufacturing    Process Analytics        MSDS    S2K Mobile          
   Electronic Data Interchange                Point-of-Sale System        Ross Data Manager        Multicurrency              
   Groupware Communication                Regulatory / Environmental Reporting        Ross Insight        Nutritional Labeling              
   Human Resources Overview                                System Manager              
   SmartPlex Mobile Access                                              
  Services Support
   Security    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS        Consulting        Customer Service & Support    Direct Developer Support    ClientAdvantage        M3 Rental Management      
   Training Strategies    IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support        Implementation        Managed Services        ProductAdvantage™        M3 Services Management      
       IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education        Support        Professional Services        Professional Services              
       Software Updates and Maintenance Program                                          

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