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, production, supply chain, and customer management and 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 X3
  VersionAlways Current12.127.08.120165.510.00201520.0.636.07
  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-
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, FinancingLeaseLicensedOwner Financing, Lease to own
  User Range10+unlimited1-1000+4-10005-1000+25-50010+ unlimited1-2000+10-2505-200+10-500020-1000+
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYes, 60+ Countries English / SpanishyesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)YesYesU.S. & CanadaNorth American / U.KYes
  ArchitectureSAAS, MultitenantSOASOA, XML, WebserviceSOASOA, .NETSOASOASOA / Multi-tierWindowsProprietary / SOA
  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 OSabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseIBM UniData/UniVerseProgress, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  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, Unix
  Materials Management
   Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Advanced Demand Forecasting    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Material Valuation    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Control  
   Advanced Shipping    Consignment    Lot Traceability    Procurement    Materials Requirement Planning    Material Requirement Planning    Bar Coding    Materials Management (MRP)    Warehouse Management System    Purchasing      
   Bin Management    Distribution Requirements Planning        Warehouse Management System            Handheld                  
   Order Promising    Inventory Management                    Material Handler Interface                  
   Real-Time Sustem    Purchasing                    Material Movement                  
   Return Materials Authorization                        Prioritize Orders                  
                           Sales Order Allocation                  
  Sales Order Management
   Automated Order Processing    Order Automation    Document Flow Mgmt.    Sales & Order Management    Sales Configuration    Order Processing    Order Management    Sales    Customer Pricing    Infor10 Road Warrior     Purchasing Management  
   Automated Payments    Pricing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart        Sales Forecasting    Work Order Processing    Sales Management        Order Fulfillment    Order Entry    RF Warehousing  
   One Click Purchase Orders        Point Of Sale                Demand Management        Point-of-Sale (POS)    Quote Pad    Sales Monitoring  
   Order Management        Report Writer                Electronic Data Interchange            Sales Analysis      
   Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Return Mgmt                Estimate / Quote Mgmt.            Sales Orders      
   Real Time Order Status        Sales Analysis                Storefront                  
   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    Cost Accounting    Accounting Overview    Accounts Payable    Business Intelligence  
   Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Reports    Financial Management    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Accounting    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Data Collection  
   Advanced Billing    General Ledger    Accounts Receivable        Multicurrency    Financial Highlights    Accounts Receivable    Fixed Asset Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Credit Card Processing    Financial Overview  
   Amortization Schedules        Activity Based Costing        Online Reports    General Ledger    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Bank Reconciliation    General Ledger      
   Multi-currency Transactions        Tax Management                Financial Mgmt Overview        Financial Reporting    Performance Management      
   Project Accounting        Assests Register                Tax Connect                  
   Revenue Recognition        Payroll                Cash / Asset Mgmt                  
           Analytics                Global Engines                  
  Production Management
   Advanced Multi-location Inventory        Bill of Materials    Manufacturing    Bill of Materials    Capacity Requirements Planning    Production Mgmt     Costing        Value Added Services    Discrete Manufacturing  
   Aseembly Management        Engineering Change Control        Manufacturing Order Process    Shop Floor Control    Advanced Production    Production Planning & Control            Process Manufacturing  
   Work Order Management        Factory Documentation        Quality Assurance        Advanced Quality Mgmt                  
           Cost Tracking                Job Management                  
           Planning and Scheduling                Lean Manufacturing                  
           Projects and Contracts                Manufacturing Execution Systm.                  
           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.    EDI        Demand Planning      
       Warehouse Management    Freight Calculator    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)            Inventory Management    Purchasing        Supplier Relationship Management      
           Inventory Forecasting                Purchase Management            Transportation Management      
           Shipping Mgmt                Shipping & Receiving            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 Relationship Management Overview    CRM Overview    CRM Business     CRM  
   Job and Project Tracking        CRM for Syspro            Marketing Automation    Campaign Connect            Inforce Everywhere      
   Partner Relationship                    Remote Sales Force Automation    Case Management                  
   Sales Order Management                        Customer Relationship Management                  
   Self Service Customer Portal                        Informatin 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        Business Intelligence    Advanced Mobile Management    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing  
   Security    AutoOrder    Espresso Mobile    e-Commerce        Distribution Management    Compliance Overview        Electronic Document Solutions    eCommerce Tools    Wholesale Distribution  
       Business Analyzer        Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer        e Business Applications    Composite Applications        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)      
   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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