Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Energy Industry

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Energy Industry with 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. 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 NameEpicor ERPSYSPROSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsSAP Business OneCetec ERPPriority Software ERP
  Version10.007.07Always Current8.02016.2Always Current17.3
  Price Range$4K -500K$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$10K-100K$300K-2M$5K-500K$25K -$250K$40/User/Month-$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscription, Licensed
  User Range1-2000+4-100020-1000+10+unlimited40-50003-100025-10005-Unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOASOA, XML, Webservice SAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOASaas, MultitenantAll current Windows
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), 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 CloudCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Inventory Management    Barcoding & Labeling    Materials Management Overview  
   Bar Coding    Lot Traceability        Advanced Shipping    Costing    Bill of Materials        Bill Of Materials    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Handheld            Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection        Dimensional Inventory Control    Picking and Shipping  
   Material Handler Interface            Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control        Inventory Management    Receiving & Put-Away  
   Material Movement            Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management        Lot & Serial Traceability    Replenishment  
   Prioritize Orders            Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory        Mobile Warehousing    Traceability  
   Sales Order Allocation                Scheduling and Resourcing    Materials Purchasing        MRP & Inventory Forecast      
                       Materials Solutions        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
                       Physical Inventory              
                       Wireless System              
  Sales Order Management
   Order Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Sales & Promotions    Automatic Order Processing    Orders  
   Sales Management    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Demand Management        Configurable Manufacturing Modes    Price Quotes  
   Demand Management    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        EDI / Ecommerce    Tasks  
   Electronic Data Interchange    Report Writer        Order Management    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History        Field Service & Projects      
   Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Return Mgmt        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service    Order Enrty        Manufacturing Quoting      
   Storefront    Sales Analysis        Real Time Order Status    Sales    Quoting & Estimating        Packing, Shipping, & RMAs      
       Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center    Sales Quotes    Return Merchandise Authorization        Sales Reporting & Analysis      
               Shipping Integration        Sales & Service Management        Workflow & Routing      
               Streamlined Receiving        Sales Application              
                       Shipping Logistics              
  Financial Management
   General Ledger    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     Financial Reporting    Accounts Payable     Billing  
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Accounting and Financials Overview    Accounts Receivable    Budget Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Banking & Reconciliation    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import    Cash Management  
   Multi-Cureancy / Company    Activity Based Costing        Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Cost Accounting    Configurable Costing Methods    Cost Control  
   Financial Mgmt Overview    Tax Management        Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application        Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)    Financial Management Overview  
   Tax Connect    Assests Register        Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow        General Accounting     Financial Statement Generator  
   Cash / Asset Mgmt    Payroll        Revenue Recognition    General Ledger    Financial Management        General Ledger    Fixed Assets  
   Global Engines    Analytics            Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets        Project Accounting    Regulatory Compliance  
                       General Ledger        Tax Management      
                       International Accounting              
                       Multi-Currency Management              
                       Payroll Management              
  Production Management
   Production Mgmt     Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling        Bill Of Materials    Production Management Overview  
   Advanced Production    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application        Configurable Manufacturing       
   Advanced Quality Mgmt    Factory Documentation        Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order        Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR      
   Job Management    Cost Tracking            Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Mobile Shop Floor      
   Lean Manufacturing    Planning and Scheduling            Engineer to Order    Management Solutions        Production & WIP Reporting      
   Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Projects and Contracts            Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
   Planning & Scheduling    Quality Mgmt            Multisite Planning    Production Configurator        Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing      
   Planning and Scheduling    Quotations            Project Management    Project Management Application        Work Order Documents      
   Product Data Management    Requirements Planning            Repetitive Manufacturing    Quality Control Application              
       Shop Clock            Shop Floor Reporting    Quality Tracking              
                   Shop Order    Shop Floor Control              
                   Sub-Contract Management    Shop Floor Data Collection Application              
                       Shop Management              
                       Software Preventative Maintenance Application              
                       TrueView Data Display Application              
  Supply Chain Management
   Supply Chain Mgmt.    EDI Solution        Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling        Customer / Vendor Portals      
   Inventory Management    Freight Calculator            Equipment    Forecasting Trust        Lot & Serial Traceability      
   Purchase Management    Inventory Forecasting            Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management        MRP / Kanban / Replenishment      
   Shipping & Receiving    Shipping Mgmt            Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management         Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
   Sourcing                Procurement    Supply Chain Manager        Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping      
   Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                Supply Chain            Requisitions & Purchase Orders      
   Warehouse Management                Warehousing            Supply Chain Management      
                               Supply / Demand Forecasting      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Overview    Contact Management    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM Features    CRM Application    CRM Overview    Built-in CRM    CRM Overview  
   Campaign Connect    CRM for Syspro        Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Data Management     Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups      
   Case Management            Partner Relationship    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management        Custom Lead Pipelines       
   Customer Relationship Management            Sales Order Management    Mobility Features    Sales Forecasting        Customer & Contact Management      
   Information Worker            Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator     Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management         Customer Case Management      
   Lead / Opportunity Mgmt            Website        Service Management        Integrated CRM      
   Mobile Connect                            Last Touch Reporting      
   Service Management                            Mobile Access & Field Service      
                               Sales Management & Quote Tracking      
  Additional Capabilities
   Cloud Deployment    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    E-Commerce    Application Programming Interface    Mobile Solutions  
   Compliance Overview    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Analytics    Business Web        Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)      
   Composite Applications                Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application        Custom Report Writer      
   Composite Applications                Expense Management     Crystal Reports        Custom Workflow & Alerting      
   Document Mgmt                Human Resources    Data Conversion        Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing      
   Enterprise Content Mgmt                Mobile Solutions    Document Control        Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors      
   Enterprise Performance Mgmt                Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application        Enterprise Document Management      
   Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                Recruitment, Training & Developemnt    Electronic Data Exchange        Pulse Report      
   Global Business Mgmt                    Global Application Builder              
   Human Capital Mgmt.                    Key Performance Indicators Application              
   ICE Business Architecture                    Messaging System Application              
   Mobile                    Mobile Wireless Application              
   Product Data Mgmt                    Online System / Time and Attendance              
   Service Mgmt. Overview                    Process Documentation & Training              
   Social Enterprise                    RFID Technology Application              
   Subscription Services                                  
   Web 2.0                                  
  Services Support
   Business Process Outsourcing    STARS        Customer Care    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    E-Learning    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   Epicor Consulting    Support        NetSuite Central    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting        Custom Development & Integration      
   Hosting Services    Training and Education        Site Consultation    Training    Global Shop Solutions University        Data Migration      
   Learning & Educational Services                    Learning & Educational Services        Local / Resident Hosting      
   Managed Services                    Training Strategies         On-Site Implementation Consulting      
   Professional Services                            Project Discovery & Gap Analysis      
   Subscription Services                            Services User Training Programs      

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