ERP Software Comparison for the Distribution Industry on a Cloud Based (SaaS) platform.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Distribution Industry with 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 Nameabas ERPSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPEnterprise 21 ERPS2K EnterpriseMicrosoft Dynamics GP
  Version20167.010.007Always Current8.15.52016
  Price Range$75K and up-$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$10K-100K$30K-$750KPlease inquire-$10K-100K
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Financing
  User Range10-2504-10001-2000+20-1000+10+unlimited5-1000+10+ unlimited25-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesEnglish / SpanishYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)yes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOA, .NET
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS 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, 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, SalesforceIBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Inventory Management    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Inventory Management  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Advanced Shipping    Procurement    Material Requirement Planning    Materials Requirement Planning  
   Material Cost Posting        Handheld        Bin Management    Warehouse Management System          
   Scheduling        Material Handler Interface        Order Promising              
   Warehouse Management        Material Movement        Real-Time Sustem              
           Prioritize Orders        Return Materials Authorization              
           Sales Order Allocation                      
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Sales & Order Management    Order Processing    Sales Configuration  
   Invoicing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments        Work Order Processing    Sales Forecasting  
   Process History    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders              
   Quotation Management    Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        Order Management              
   Sales Management Overview    Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing              
   Shipping Order    Sales Analysis    Storefront        Real Time Order Status              
       Sales Orders            Self-Service Vendor Center              
                   Shipping Integration              
                   Streamlined Receiving              
  Financial Management
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Financials Overview    Accounts Payable    Business Intelligence  
   Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable    Financial Management  
   Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing        Financial Highlights    Multicurrency  
   Fixed Assets    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Amortization Schedules        General Ledger    Online Reports  
   Liquidity Planning    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Multi-currency Transactions              
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Project Accounting              
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition              
       Analytics    Global Engines                      
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Manufacturing    Capacity Requirements Planning    Bill of Materials  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management        Shop Floor Control    Manufacturing Order Process  
   Project Cost Accounting    Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Work Order Management            Quality Assurance  
   Project Management    Cost Tracking    Job Management                      
   Time Recording / Job Time    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing                      
   Work Order Management    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.                      
       Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling                      
       Quotations    Planning and Scheduling                      
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management                      
       Shop Clock                          
  Supply Chain Management
   Purchasing    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Supply Chain Overview    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Inventory Management      
   Requisitions    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management            Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)          
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management                      
   Supplier Relationship Management    Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving                      
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                      
           Warehouse Management                      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Incentive Management    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Mgmt  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Job and Project Tracking        Marketing Automation      
           Case Management        Partner Relationship        Remote Sales Force Automation      
           Customer Relationship Management        Sales Order Management              
           Information Worker        Self Service Customer Portal              
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Website              
           Mobile Connect                      
           Service Management                      
  Additional Capabilities
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Business Intelligence    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange      
   Business Intelligence    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Security    e-Commerce    Distribution Management      
   Multi-Site        Composite Applications            Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    e Business Applications      
           Composite Applications                S2K Mobile      
           Document Mgmt                      
           Enterprise Content Mgmt                      
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt                      
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                      
           Global Business Mgmt                      
           Human Capital Mgmt.                      
           ICE Business Architecture                      
           Product Data Mgmt                      
           Service Mgmt. Overview                      
           Social Enterprise                      
           Subscription Services                      
           Web 2.0                      
  Services Support
   Upgrade Guarantee    STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Customer Care    Direct Developer Support        Support Options  
       Support    Epicor Consulting        NetSuite Central              
       Training and Education    Hosting Services        Site Consultation              
           Learning & Educational Services                      
           Managed Services                      
           Professional Services                      
           Subscription Services                      

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