ERP Software Review, Consumer Pkgd Goods Industry, Repetitive/Make to Stock MFG, Cloud Based (SaaS)

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison of the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry with Repetitive/Make to Stock 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 NamePlex Manufacturing CloudEpicor ERPEnterpriseIQSYSPROSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPGlobal Shop SolutionsExpandable ERP
  VersionAlways Current10.0015.27.07Always Current2016.29.3.0
  Price Range$5K + per month-$4K -500K$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$10K-100K$5K-500K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsSubscription, Licensed
  User Range20-1000+1-2000+5-Unlimited4-100020-1000+10+unlimited3-10001-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice SAAS, MultitenantSOAWindows 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 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)
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Bar Coding    Consignment Inventory   
   Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability        Advanced Shipping    Bill of Materials    Inventory Accuracy   
   Bill of Materials    Handheld    Wireless Warehouse Management System            Bin Management    Data Collection    Inventory Control  
   Bar Coding    Material Handler Interface                Order Promising    Inventory Control    Inventory RESTful API   
   Job Tracking System    Material Movement                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.    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Complete Order Management    Configuration Control   
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Sales Management    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Demand Management    Electronic Data Transmission  
   Customer Orders    Demand Management    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Pack-Out Ship   
   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 RESTful APIs   
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable   
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable   
   Expense Project Tracking    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing        Amortization Schedules    Business Intelligence    Bank Reconciliation   
   Inventory Valuation    Financial Mgmt Overview    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management        Multi-currency Transactions    Business Intelligence Application    Business Intelligence & Analytics  
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Tax Connect    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register        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    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Production Scheduling    Integration For Finite Capacity  
   Capacity Planning    Advanced Production    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Cost Breakdown Application    Job Scheduling & Costing   
   Complex Assembly    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation        Work Order Management    Engineer-to-Order    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    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 Support   
   Cost & Quote Estimating    Campaign Connect        CRM for Syspro        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    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards     Simplified Label Printing    Additional Capabilities Overview  
   Computer Aided Design    Compliance Overview    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Web    Business Intelligence Products  
   Document Control System    Composite Applications                    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        Customer Care    FastRESPONSE    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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