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Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Cloud Based (SaaS) Platform



A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software systems for the 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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0abas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics NAVEpicor ExpressInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) Expandable ERP Cetec ERP
  Version15.27.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current8.020162016Always current9.00.109.3.0Always Current
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$300K-2M$75K and up-$8K-$250K$400-$5K/Mo.$25K-500K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo $40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription, LicensedSubscription
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited40-500010-2505-7501-505-10001-Unlimited5-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOA / Multi-tier.NETSaaS Multitenant SOASOAWindows ClientServeSaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformMS 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 CloudCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Progress, Customized per Client, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, Quickbooks, SalesforceMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  SAASYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO     Inventory Management        Material Management    Material Management Summary    Consignment Inventory     Barcoding & Labeling  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Costing     Material requirements planning (MRP)            Plant Maintenance    Inventory Accuracy     Bill Of Materials  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Material Cost Posting                Inventory Control    Dimensional Inventory Control  
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment    Scheduling                Inventory RESTful API     Inventory Management  
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting    Warehouse Management                Lot Tracking    Lot & Serial Traceability  
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting                    Materials Management    Mobile Warehousing  
           Sales Order Allocation                Scheduling and Resourcing                    Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs    MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                                               Serial Number Tracking     Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Costing    Service Management    Estimating & Quoting    Advanced Forcasting    Configuration Control     Automatic Order Processing  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Invoicing        Order Management    Estimating / Quoting    Electronic Data Transmission    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Process History            Request for Quote    Pack-Out Ship     EDI / Ecommerce  
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management    Customer Orders     Quotation Management                Quick Sales Order Entry     Field Service & Projects  
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service    Sales Management Overview                Return Material Authorization    Manufacturing Quoting  
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status    Sales    Shipping Order                Sales Order Credit Card Validation    Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
       Sales Orders            Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center    Sales Quotes                    Sales Order Management     Sales Reporting & Analysis  
                       Shipping Integration                        Shipping RESTful API     Workflow & Routing  
                       Streamlined Receiving                        Volume Pricing      
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    Financial Management    Accounting RESTful APIs     Accounts Payable   
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Cost Accounting    Financial Management    Accounts Receivable        Accounts Payable     Accounts Receivable  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Financials and Accounting        General Ledger        Accounts Receivable     Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Fixed Assets        Multi-Currency        Bank Reconciliation     Configurable Costing Methods  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Liquidity Planning        Payroll        Business Intelligence & Analytics    Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Perpetual Inventory Costing                Financial Reporting    General Accounting   
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    General Ledger                    Foreign Currency     General Ledger  
       Analytics    Global Engines                Sales Contract Mgmt.                    General Ledger     Project Accounting  
                                               Multiple Company     Tax Management  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    CAD Integration    Project Management    Bill of Materials     Engineering    Integration For Finite Capacity    Bill Of Materials  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Production Summary        Document Management    Planning & Scheduling    Job Scheduling & Costing     Configurable Manufacturing   
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Project Cost Accounting        Engineering Change and Revision Control    Production Management    Master Scheduling & Planning    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Constraint-Based Scheduling    Project Management        Job Management    Project Control    Shop Floor Routing    Mobile Shop Floor  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Engineer to Order    Time Recording / Job Time        Lean Production    Shop Floor Data        Production & WIP Reporting  
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Make to Project    Work Order Management        Quality Assurance    Workflow        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration        Multisite Planning            Routing            Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Preventative Maintenance        Project Management            Scheduling            Work Order Documents  
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Production Scheduling Overview        Repetitive Manufacturing            Shop Floor Control              
       Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control        Shop Floor Reporting                          
                   Statistical Process Controls        Shop Order                          
                           Sub-Contract Management                          
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Purchasing    Supply Chain Management    Purchasing    Shipping / Receiving    e-Purchase Order Requisitions    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Equipment    Requisitions        Shipping & Receiving         Electronic Data Transmission    Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Equipment Effectiveness    Sales Planning & Forecasting        Supplier Management        Lot Tracking    MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management                PO From SO Create Workbench    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview        Procurement                    Purchasing    Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping  
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                Supply Chain                    Purchasing RESTful API     Requisitions & Purchase Orders  
           Warehouse Management                Warehousing                    Serial & Lot Product Control     Supply Chain Management  
                                               Serial Number Product Tracking    Supply / Demand Forecasting  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    CRM Features    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Sales & Marketing    Contact Management    Customer Relations Management    Customer Support     Built-in CRM  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Lead & Opportunity Management    Field Service Management    Expandable CRM    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
           Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship    Information Shring            Marketing Management        Integration for Salesforce CRM    Custom Lead Pipelines   
           Customer Relationship Management        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management    Mobility Features                        Customer & Contact Management  
           Informatin Worker        Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator                         Customer Case Management  
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Opportunity Tracking    Website                            Integrated CRM  
           Mobile Connect        Quick Quoter                                Last Touch Reporting  
           Service Management        Quote Tracking                                Mobile Access & Field Service  
                                                   Sales Management & Quote Tracking  
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Human Resources    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Additional Capabilities Overview    Application Programming Interface  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Business Analytics    Business Intelligence            Internationalization    Business Intelligence Products    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
           Composite Applications        Document Control System        Employee Self-Service    Multi-Site            Intuitive User Interface    Engineering Products    Custom Report Writer  
           Composite Applications        E-Commerce        Expense Management                 Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    High Technology Package    Custom Workflow & Alerting  
           Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        Human Resources                Quality Control (Supplier)    Integration Programming Interfaces    Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
           Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication        Mobile Solutions                Report & Analysis    Medical Technology Package    Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview        Payroll, Time & Attendance                Sytline Data Collection    Product Management    Enterprise Document Management  
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        SmartPlex Mobile Access        Recruitment, Training & Developemnt                    Quality & Regulatory    Pulse Report  
           Global Business Mgmt                                    Security & Business Monitoring Products      
           Human Capital Mgmt.                                    Usability & Data Collection Utilities      
           ICE Business Architecture                                          
           Mobile                                          
           Product Data Mgmt                                          
           Service Mgmt. Overview                                          
           Social Enterprise                                          
           Subscription Services                                          
           Web 2.0                                          
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Customer Care    Implementation    Upgrade Guarantee    Support Options    Implementation        Client Support & Training Overview    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Support                    Customer Support Module    Custom Development & Integration  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    Training                    Direct Implementation Services    Data Migration  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services                                    Meditech Validation Products & Services    Local / Resident Hosting  
           Managed Services                                    Support & Professional Services    On-Site Implementation Consulting  
           Professional Services                                    User Product & Process Training    Project Discovery & Gap Analysis  
           Subscription Services                                        Services User Training Programs  
           Support                                          

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