Independent Review of ERP Distribution Software. Free Demos.

Below you will find a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of ERP software for distribution. 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 NameNetSuite ERPEpicor Prophet 21SYSPROEnterprise 21 ERPMicrosoft Dynamics GPS2K EnterpriseEpicor ERPabas ERPInform SoftwareInfor Distribution SX.eSage ERP X3Priority Software ERP
  VersionAlways Current12.127.08.120165.510.00201620.0.636.0717.3
  Price Range$10K-100K$3,000-$5,000/user$25K-500K onsite$30K-$750K$10K-100KPlease inquire-$4K -500K$75K and up-$25K-$25K-$2600/ user-$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, FinancingLeaseLicensedOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription, Licensed
  User Range10+unlimited1-1000+4-10005-1000+25-50010+ unlimited1-2000+10-2505-200+10-500020-1000+5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYes, 60+ Countries English / SpanishyesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)YesYesU.S. & CanadaNorth American / U.KYesYes
  ArchitectureSAAS, MultitenantSOASOA, XML, WebserviceSOASOA, .NETSOASOASOA / Multi-tierWindowsProprietary / SOA All current Windows
  Database PlatformMS 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 ServerMS SQL Server, Other, 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, SalesforceMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`, Cloud-Based (Saas)IBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsIBM UniData/UniVerseProgress, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix, HP-UXLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Advanced Demand Forecasting    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Advanced Material Mgmt.     Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Control    Materials Management Overview  
   Advanced Shipping    Consignment    Lot Traceability    Procurement    Materials Requirement Planning    Material Requirement Planning    Bar Coding     Material requirements planning (MRP)    Warehouse Management System    Purchasing        Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Bin Management    Distribution Requirements Planning        Warehouse Management System            Handheld    Material Cost Posting                Picking and Shipping  
   Order Promising    Inventory Management                    Material Handler Interface    Scheduling                Receiving & Put-Away  
   Real-Time Sustem    Purchasing                    Material Movement    Warehouse Management                Replenishment  
   Return Materials Authorization                        Prioritize Orders                    Traceability  
                           Sales Order Allocation                      
  Sales Order Management
   Automated Order Processing    Order Automation    Document Flow Mgmt.    Sales & Order Management    Sales Configuration    Order Processing    Order Management    Costing    Customer Pricing    Infor10 Road Warrior     Purchasing Management    Orders  
   Automated Payments    Pricing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart        Sales Forecasting    Work Order Processing    Sales Management    Invoicing    Order Fulfillment    Order Entry    RF Warehousing    Price Quotes  
   One Click Purchase Orders        Point Of Sale                Demand Management    Process History    Point-of-Sale (POS)    Quote Pad    Sales Monitoring    Tasks  
   Order Management        Report Writer                Electronic Data Interchange    Quotation Management        Sales Analysis          
   Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Return Mgmt                Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Sales Management Overview        Sales Orders          
   Real Time Order Status        Sales Analysis                Storefront    Shipping Order                  
   Self-Service Vendor Center        Sales Orders                                      
   Shipping Integration                                              
   Streamlined Receiving                                              
  Financial Management
   General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Financials Overview    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Accounting Overview    Accounts Payable    Business Intelligence    Billing  
   Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Reports    Financial Management    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Data Collection    Budget Control  
   Advanced Billing    General Ledger    Accounts Receivable        Multicurrency    Financial Highlights    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Credit Card Processing    Financial Overview    Cash Management  
   Amortization Schedules        Activity Based Costing        Online Reports    General Ledger    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Fixed Assets    Bank Reconciliation    General Ledger        Cost Control  
   Multi-currency Transactions        Tax Management                Financial Mgmt Overview    Liquidity Planning    Financial Reporting    Performance Management        Financial Management Overview  
   Project Accounting        Assests Register                Tax Connect    Perpetual Inventory Costing                Financial Statement Generator  
   Revenue Recognition        Payroll                Cash / Asset Mgmt                    Fixed Assets  
           Analytics                Global Engines                    Regulatory Compliance  
  Production Management
   Advanced Multi-location Inventory        Bill of Materials    Manufacturing    Bill of Materials    Capacity Requirements Planning    Production Mgmt     CAD Integration        Value Added Services    Discrete Manufacturing    Production Management Overview  
   Aseembly Management        Engineering Change Control        Manufacturing Order Process    Shop Floor Control    Advanced Production    Production Summary            Process Manufacturing      
   Work Order Management        Factory Documentation        Quality Assurance        Advanced Quality Mgmt    Project Cost Accounting                  
           Cost Tracking                Job Management    Project Management                  
           Planning and Scheduling                Lean Manufacturing    Time Recording / Job Time                  
           Projects and Contracts                Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Work Order Management                  
           Quality Mgmt                Planning & Scheduling                      
           Quotations                Planning and Scheduling                      
           Requirements Planning                Product Data Management                      
           Shop Clock                                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Supply Chain Overview    Freight Management    EDI Solution    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)        Inventory Management    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Purchasing        Demand Planning          
       Warehouse Management    Freight Calculator    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)            Inventory Management    Requisitions        Supplier Relationship Management          
           Inventory Forecasting                Purchase Management    Sales Planning & Forecasting        Transportation Management          
           Shipping Mgmt                Shipping & Receiving    Supplier Relationship Management        Warehouse Logistics          
                           Sourcing            Warehouse Management          
                           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                      
                           Warehouse Management                      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Incentive Management    CRM Overview    Contact Management    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Mgmt    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relations Overview    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM Overview    CRM Business     CRM    CRM Overview  
   Job and Project Tracking        CRM for Syspro            Marketing Automation    Campaign Connect    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Inforce Everywhere          
   Partner Relationship                    Remote Sales Force Automation    Case Management                      
   Sales Order Management                        Customer Relationship Management                      
   Self Service Customer Portal                        Information Worker                      
   Website                        Lead / Opportunity Mgmt                      
                           Mobile Connect                      
                           Service Management                      
  Additional Capabilities
   Real Time Dashboards    Automated Backup System    Document Mgmt    Business Intelligence        (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Cloud Deployment     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Business Intelligence    Advanced Mobile Management    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Mobile Solutions  
   Security    AutoOrder    Espresso Mobile    e-Commerce        Distribution Management    Compliance Overview    Business Intelligence    Electronic Document Solutions    eCommerce Tools    Wholesale Distribution      
       Business Analyzer        Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer        e Business Applications    Composite Applications    Multi-Site    Event Messaging    Infor "MyDay"          
       Customer Buying Trend Analysis                S2K Mobile    Composite Applications            Infor10 Workspace           
       Customer Profit Analyzer                    Document Mgmt                      
       DynaChange Extensibility Tools                    Enterprise Content Mgmt                      
       eCommerce                    Enterprise Performance Mgmt                      
       Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                    Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                      
       Human Capital Management                    Global Business Mgmt                      
       Service and Maintenance                    Human Capital Mgmt.                      
       Strategic Pricing                    ICE Business Architecture                      
       Wireless Warehouse                    Mobile                      
                           Product Data Mgmt                      
                           Service Mgmt. Overview                      
                           Social Enterprise                      
                           Subscription Services                      
                           Web 2.0                      
  Services Support
   Customer Care        STARS    Direct Developer Support    Support Options        Business Process Outsourcing    Upgrade Guarantee        Enterprise Performance Accelerator Kit (EPAK)        Customer Service & Support Overview  
   NetSuite Central        Support                Epicor Consulting            Service Warranty          
   Site Consultation        Training and Education                Hosting Services                      
                           Learning & Educational Services                      
                           Managed Services                      
                           Professional Services                      
                           Subscription Services                      

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