Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the MS SQL Server Platform

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software systems for the MS SQL Server 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 X3NetSuite ERPE2 Shop SystemGlobal Shop SolutionsECi M1Microsoft Dynamics NAVEpicor ExpressInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business OneInfor LNMAX ERPExpandable ERP
  Version2015.17.010.007Always Current7.22015.38.02016Always current9.00.10Infor ERP Feature Pack
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$10K-100K$5K-200K$5K-500K$10K-250K$8K-$250K$400-$5K/Mo.$25K-500K$25K -$250K$25K-$1M$5K -35K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+10+unlimited1-3003-10001-5005-7501-505-100025-100020-2,5005-150+1-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.40+ CountriesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SAAS, MultitenantClient/ServerSOASOA, .NET.NETSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOASOA.NETWindows ClientServe
  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)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, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, ODBC CompliantMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS 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, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Oracle, Postgres Enterprise ServerMS SQL Server, QuickbooksMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Data Collection    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt        Material Management    Material Management Summary    Inventory Management    Procurement    Inventory Control    Consignment Inventory   
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Advanced Shipping    Bar Coding    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management            Plant Maintenance            Lot and Serial Tracking    Inventory Accuracy   
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bin Management    Bill Of Materials    Data Collection    M1 Calculators                        Master Scheduling    Inventory Control  
           Material Handler Interface        Order Promising    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Control                            Material Requirement Planning    Inventory RESTful API   
           Material Movement        Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Control    Inventory Management                            Repetitive Manufacturing    Lot Tracking  
           Prioritize Orders        Return Materials Authorization    Inventory Management    Materials Purchasing                                Materials Management  
           Sales Order Allocation            Lot and Serial Control    Materials Solutions                                Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs  
                       Material Management     Physical Inventory                                Serial Number Tracking   
                           Wireless System                                  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Order Entry    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Service Management    Estimating & Quoting    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Promotions    Sales Overview    Advanced Forecast    Configuration Control   
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Quoting / Estimating    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.        Order Management    Estimating / Quoting            Quoting and Estimating    Electronic Data Transmission  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Vender Returns    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management            Request for Quote            Sales Order and Processing    Pack-Out Ship   
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        Order Management        Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt                            Quick Sales Order Entry   
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Order Enrty                                Return Material Authorization  
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Real Time Order Status        Quoting & Estimating                                Sales Order Credit Card Validation  
       Sales Orders            Self-Service Vendor Center        Return Merchandise Authorization                                Sales Order Management   
                   Shipping Integration        Sales & Service Management                                Shipping RESTful API   
                   Streamlined Receiving        Shipping Logistics                                Volume Pricing  
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    Financial Management    Financial Reporting    Enterprise Asset Management    Fixed Asset Management    Accounting RESTful APIs   
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management    Accounts Receivable        Accounting Overview    Financial Overview    General Ledger    Accounts Payable   
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Budgeting / Cashflow    Business Intelligence    Accounts Receivable        General Ledger        Banking & Reconciliation        Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering    Accounts Receivable   
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Amortization Schedules    Executive Overview    Cash Flow    Multi-Currency        Multi-Currency        Cost Accounting        Multi-Currency    Bank Reconciliation   
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Multi-currency Transactions    General Ledger    Financial Management    Payroll        Payroll                Multiple Cost Sets    Business Intelligence & Analytics  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Project Accounting    Payroll    Fixed Assets                            Payables Management    Financial Reporting  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition    QuickBooks    General Ledger                            Receivables Management    Foreign Currency   
       Analytics    Global Engines                International Accounting                            Human Resources    General Ledger   
                           Multi-Currency Management                                Multiple Company   
                           Payroll Management                                  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Project Management    Bill of Materials     Engineering        Planning    Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning    Integration For Finite Capacity  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Job Management    Engineer-to-Order    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry        Document Management    Planning & Scheduling        Product Lifecycle Management    Engineering Change Order    Job Scheduling & Costing   
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Work Order Management    Order Costing     Lean Manufacturing    Order Managent        Engineering Change and Revision Control    Production Management        Quality Management    Labor Tracking    Master Scheduling & Planning  
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management            Quality Management    Management Solutions    Product Configurator        Job Management    Project Control        Resource Management     Lean Capabilities    Shop Floor Routing  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing            Rapid Documentation    Production Configurator    Quality / Warranty        Lean Production    Shop Floor Data            Lean Tools / Labor Tracking      
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.            Shipping    Project Management    Scheduling        Quality Assurance    Workflow            MAX Visual Shop Scheduler      
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling            Shop Floor Control    Quality Control            Routing                Shop Floor Control      
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling                Quality Tracking            Scheduling                Subcontract Processing      
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management                Shop Floor Control            Shop Floor Control                      
       Shop Clock                                                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Supply Chain Management    Purchasing    Shipping / Receiving        Freight Management    Bar Coding    e-Purchase Order Requisitions  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management            Demand Forecasting    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ        Shipping & Receiving             Supplier Relationship Management    Backflush by Operation    Electronic Data Transmission  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management            Executive Overview    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.        Supplier Management            Supply Chain Management    Purchasing Control    Lot Tracking  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving            Inventory Management    Supplier Relationship Management                         Warehousing    Subcontract Processing    PO From SO Create Workbench  
           Sourcing            Purchasing / Receiving    Supply Chain Manager                            Supplier Kanban    Purchasing  
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                                Purchasing RESTful API   
           Warehouse Management                                                Serial & Lot Product Control   
                                                           Serial Number Product Tracking  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM    Customer & Prospect Management    Call Management    Sales & Marketing    Contact Management    Customer Relations Management    CRM Overview    Customer Relationship Management     Customer Service Portal    Customer Support   
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Job and Project Tracking    Sales Forecasting    Customer Relationship Management    Contact Manager        Lead & Opportunity Management    Field Service Management    Customer Management            Expandable CRM  
           Case Management        Partner Relationship    WebView    Sales Forecasting            Marketing Management                    Integration for Salesforce CRM  
           Customer Relationship Management        Sales Order Management        Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                                   
           Informatin Worker        Self Service Customer Portal        Service Management                                  
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Website                                          
           Mobile Connect                                                  
           Service Management                                                  
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Time and Attendance    Business Web    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    E-Commerce    Human Capital Management    Exact Synergy    Additional Capabilities Overview  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Crystal Reports    Crystal Reports    Human Resources            Internationalization            Exact Event Manager    Business Intelligence Products  
           Composite Applications            Data Conversions    Data Conversion    M1 WebGear Interface            Intuitive User Interface                Engineering Products  
           Composite Applications            Document Control    Document Control    System Security            Multi-Site, Multi-Plant                High Technology Package  
           Document Mgmt            QuickView    Global Application Builder    Unlimited View            Quality Control (Supplier)                Integration Programming Interfaces  
           Enterprise Content Mgmt                Online System / Time and Attendance                Report & Analysis                Medical Technology Package  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt                                Sytline Data Collection                Product Management  
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                                                Quality & Regulatory  
           Global Business Mgmt                                                Security & Business Monitoring Products  
           Human Capital Mgmt.                                                Usability & Data Collection Utilities  
           ICE Business Architecture                                                  
           Product Data Mgmt                                                  
           Service Mgmt. Overview                                                  
           Social Enterprise                                                  
           Subscription Services                                                  
           Web 2.0                                                  
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Customer Care    Account Manager    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support    Support Options    Implementation        e-Learning    Enterprise Service Management    Training and Education    Client Support & Training Overview  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        NetSuite Central    Classroom Training    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                            Customer Support    Customer Support Module  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services        Site Consultation    E-Learning    Global Shop Solutions University                            Consultation Services    Direct Implementation Services  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services            Onsite and ISO Consulting    Learning & Educational Services                                Meditech Validation Products & Services  
           Managed Services            Phone Support    Training Strategies                                 Support & Professional Services  
           Professional Services                                                User Product & Process Training  
           Subscription Services                                                  

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