Independent Review of ERP Distribution Software for Discrete Manufacturing

Below you will find a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of ERP software for Distribution in Discrete Manufacturing. We provide an easy-to-navigate matrix comparing general data (e.g. price, financing options, etc.), materials management, sales order management, financial management, production management, supply chain management, and customer relationship management, plus any additional capabilities each vendor might provide, independent of platform. Click on the links to dive deeper into each vendor or request a free demo to get more hands-on experience.
  General Data
  Product NameEpicor ERPSYSPROabas ERPSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPPriority Software ERP
  Version10.007.020167Always Current17.3
  Price Range$4K -500K$25K-500K onsite$75K and up-$2600/ user-$10K-100K$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscription, Licensed
  User Range1-2000+4-100010-25020-1000+10+unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOASOA, XML, WebserviceSOA / Multi-tier SAAS, MultitenantAll current Windows
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS 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, 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, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Management     Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Materials Management Overview  
   Bar Coding    Lot Traceability     Material requirements planning (MRP)        Advanced Shipping    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Handheld        Material Cost Posting        Bin Management    Picking and Shipping  
   Material Handler Interface        Scheduling        Order Promising    Receiving & Put-Away  
   Material Movement        Warehouse Management        Real-Time Sustem    Replenishment  
   Prioritize Orders                Return Materials Authorization    Traceability  
   Sales Order Allocation                      
  Sales Order Management
   Order Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Costing    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Orders  
   Sales Management    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Invoicing    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Price Quotes  
   Demand Management    Point Of Sale    Process History    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Tasks  
   Electronic Data Interchange    Report Writer    Quotation Management        Order Management      
   Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Return Mgmt    Sales Management Overview        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing      
   Storefront    Sales Analysis    Shipping Order        Real Time Order Status      
       Sales Orders            Self-Service Vendor Center      
                   Shipping Integration      
                   Streamlined Receiving      
  Financial Management
   General Ledger    Budget Management    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Billing  
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Budget Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Cash Management  
   Multi-Cureancy / Company    Activity Based Costing    Fixed Assets        Amortization Schedules    Cost Control  
   Financial Mgmt Overview    Tax Management    Liquidity Planning        Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Management Overview  
   Tax Connect    Assests Register    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Project Accounting    Financial Statement Generator  
   Cash / Asset Mgmt    Payroll            Revenue Recognition    Fixed Assets  
   Global Engines    Analytics                Regulatory Compliance  
  Production Management
   Production Mgmt     Bill of Materials    CAD Integration    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Production Management Overview  
   Advanced Production    Engineering Change Control    Production Summary    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management      
   Advanced Quality Mgmt    Factory Documentation    Project Cost Accounting        Work Order Management      
   Job Management    Cost Tracking    Project Management              
   Lean Manufacturing    Planning and Scheduling    Time Recording / Job Time              
   Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Projects and Contracts    Work Order Management              
   Planning & Scheduling    Quality Mgmt                  
   Planning and Scheduling    Quotations                  
   Product Data Management    Requirements Planning                  
       Shop Clock                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Supply Chain Mgmt.    EDI Solution    Purchasing        Supply Chain Overview      
   Inventory Management    Freight Calculator    Requisitions              
   Purchase Management    Inventory Forecasting    Sales Planning & Forecasting              
   Shipping & Receiving    Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Relationship Management              
   Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                      
   Warehouse Management                      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Overview    Contact Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM Overview  
   Campaign Connect    CRM for Syspro    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Job and Project Tracking      
   Case Management                Partner Relationship      
   Customer Relationship Management                Sales Order Management      
   Information Worker                Self Service Customer Portal      
   Lead / Opportunity Mgmt                Website      
   Mobile Connect                      
   Service Management                      
  Additional Capabilities
   Cloud Deployment    Document Mgmt     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Mobile Solutions  
   Compliance Overview    Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence    Wholesale Distribution    Security      
   Composite Applications        Multi-Site              
   Composite Applications                      
   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
   Business Process Outsourcing    STARS    Upgrade Guarantee        Customer Care    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   Epicor Consulting    Support            NetSuite Central      
   Hosting Services    Training and Education            Site Consultation      
   Learning & Educational Services                      
   Managed Services                      
   Professional Services                      
   Subscription Services                      

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