Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Universal Compatibility Platform

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software systems for the Universal Compatibility 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 CloudSYSPROabas ERPNetSuite ERPEpicor Express
  VersionAlways Current7.02016Always CurrentAlways current
  Price Range$5K + per month-$25K-500K onsite$75K and up-$10K-100K$400-$5K/Mo.
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingSubscriptionSubscription
  User Range20-1000+4-100010-25010+unlimited1-50
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOA, XML, WebserviceSOA / Multi-tierSAAS, MultitenantSaaS Multitenant SOA
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, 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 CloudMS SQL Server, Progress, Customized per Client, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, Quickbooks, Salesforce
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Inventory Management     Inventory Management    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Material Management  
   Inventory Tracking    Lot Traceability     Material requirements planning (MRP)    Advanced Shipping      
   Bill of Materials        Material Cost Posting    Bin Management      
   Bar Coding        Scheduling    Order Promising      
   Job Tracking System        Warehouse Management    Real-Time Sustem      
   Material Requirements Planning            Return Materials Authorization      
  Sales Order Management
   Commission Tracking    Document Flow Mgmt.    Costing    Automated Order Processing    Estimating & Quoting  
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Invoicing    Automated Payments    Order Management  
   Customer Orders    Point Of Sale    Process History    One Click Purchase Orders      
   E D I    Report Writer    Quotation Management    Order Management      
   Order Entry & Tracking    Return Mgmt    Sales Management Overview    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing      
   Quote Tracking    Sales Analysis    Shipping Order    Real Time Order Status      
   Sales Order    Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center      
               Shipping Integration      
               Streamlined Receiving      
  Financial Management
   accounting Overview    Budget Management    “What if” Financial Scenarios    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable  
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable  
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Advanced Billing    General Ledger  
   Expense Project Tracking    Activity Based Costing    Fixed Assets    Amortization Schedules    Multi-Currency  
   Inventory Valuation    Tax Management    Liquidity Planning    Multi-currency Transactions    Payroll  
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Assests Register    Perpetual Inventory Costing    Project Accounting      
       Payroll        Revenue Recognition      
  Production Management
   Barcode Labeling    Bill of Materials    CAD Integration    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Bill of Materials   
   Capacity Planning    Engineering Change Control    Production Summary    Aseembly Management    Document Management  
   Complex Assembly    Factory Documentation    Project Cost Accounting    Work Order Management    Engineering Change and Revision Control  
   Labor & Time Tracking    Cost Tracking    Project Management        Job Management  
   Multi-Plants    Planning and Scheduling    Time Recording / Job Time        Lean Production  
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Projects and Contracts    Work Order Management        Quality Assurance  
   PLC Machine Integration    Quality Mgmt            Routing  
   Preventative Maintenance    Quotations            Scheduling  
   Production Scheduling Overview    Requirements Planning            Shop Floor Control  
   Shop Floor Control    Shop Clock              
   Statistical Process Controls                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Online Order & Tracking    EDI Solution    Purchasing    Supply Chain Overview    Purchasing  
   Online Tool Release    Freight Calculator    Requisitions        Shipping & Receiving   
   Problem Control    Inventory Forecasting    Sales Planning & Forecasting        Supplier Management  
   Supplier Quality    Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Relationship Management          
   Supply Chain Overview                  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Configurator Pricing     Contact Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Incentive Management    Contact Management  
   Cost & Quote Estimating    CRM for Syspro    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Job and Project Tracking    Lead & Opportunity Management  
   Customer Master List            Partner Relationship    Marketing Management  
   Customer Relations Summary            Sales Order Management      
   Field Service            Self Service Customer Portal      
   Opportunity Tracking            Website      
   Quick Quoter                  
   Quote Tracking                  
  Additional Capabilities
   Business Intelligence    Document Mgmt     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Real Time Dashboards    Business Intelligence  
   Computer Aided Design    Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence    Security      
   Document Control System        Multi-Site          
   Electronic Data Interchange                  
   Groupware Communication                  
   Human Resources Overview                  
   SmartPlex Mobile Access                  
  Services Support
   Security    STARS    Upgrade Guarantee    Customer Care    Implementation  
   Training Strategies    Support        NetSuite Central      
       Training and Education        Site Consultation      

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