ERP Software Comparison for Engineer to Order (ETO) Manufacturing on a Cloud Based (SaaS) Platform

A comprehensive independent review of ERP software systems in Engineer to Order (ETO) Manufacturing for the 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 NamePlex Manufacturing CloudEpicor ERPSYSPROabas ERPSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsEpicor ExpressInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) Microsoft Dynamics AXJobBOSS Shop Management SolutionCetec ERP
  VersionAlways Current10.007.020167Always Current8.02016.2Always current9.00.10AX 7 201612.0Always Current
  Price Range$5K + per month-$4K -500K$25K-500K onsite$75K and up-$2600/ user-$10K-100K$300K-2M$5K-500K$400-$5K/Mo.$25K-500K$20K-750K$299-$200K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingFinancingSubscription
  User Range20-1000+1-2000+4-100010-25020-1000+10+unlimited40-50003-10001-505-10005-2,2501-1005-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA, XML, WebserviceSOA / Multi-tier SAAS, MultitenantSOASOASaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA, .NET, CloudClient/Server or CloSaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS 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 CloudCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, Customized per Client, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, Quickbooks, SalesforceMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL ExpressCloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsMac OS, WindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Management     Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Material Management    Material Management Summary    Inventory Controls    Lot and Serial Control    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding    Lot Traceability     Material requirements planning (MRP)        Advanced Shipping    Costing    Bill of Materials        Plant Maintenance    Manufacturing    Material Control    Bill Of Materials  
   Bill of Materials    Handheld        Material Cost Posting        Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection            Material Planning        Dimensional Inventory Control  
   Bar Coding    Material Handler Interface        Scheduling        Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control            Warehouse Management        Inventory Management  
   Job Tracking System    Material Movement        Warehouse Management        Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management                    Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Material Requirements Planning    Prioritize Orders                Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory                    Mobile Warehousing  
       Sales Order Allocation                    Scheduling and Resourcing    Materials Purchasing                    MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                               Materials Solutions                    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
                               Physical Inventory                      
                               Wireless System                      
  Sales Order Management
   Commission Tracking    Order Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Costing    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Estimating & Quoting    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Marketing    Job Entry    Automatic Order Processing  
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Sales Management    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Invoicing    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Demand Management    Order Management    Estimating / Quoting    Sales Management    Sales Order Processing    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Customer Orders    Demand Management    Point Of Sale    Process History    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Request for Quote            EDI / Ecommerce  
   E D I    Electronic Data Interchange    Report Writer    Quotation Management        Order Management    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History                    Field Service & Projects  
   Order Entry & Tracking    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Return Mgmt    Sales Management Overview        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service    Order Enrty                    Manufacturing Quoting  
   Quote Tracking    Storefront    Sales Analysis    Shipping Order        Real Time Order Status    Sales    Quoting & Estimating                    Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
   Sales Order        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
   accounting Overview    General Ledger    Budget Management    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     Accounts Payable    Financial Management    AP / AR    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable   
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable        Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable  
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    General Ledger        Fixed Assets    General Ledger    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Expense Project Tracking    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Activity Based Costing    Fixed Assets        Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Multi-Currency        General Ledger    Payroll    Configurable Costing Methods  
   Inventory Valuation    Financial Mgmt Overview    Tax Management    Liquidity Planning        Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Payroll        International Capabilities        Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Tax Connect    Assests Register    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow            Project Accounting        General Accounting   
       Cash / Asset Mgmt    Payroll            Revenue Recognition    General Ledger    Financial Management                    General Ledger  
       Global Engines    Analytics                Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets                    Project Accounting  
                               General Ledger                    Tax Management  
                               International Accounting                      
                               Multi-Currency Management                      
                               Payroll Management                      
  Production Management
   Barcode Labeling    Production Mgmt     Bill of Materials    CAD Integration    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Bill of Materials     Engineering    Bill of Materials    Quality Management    Bill Of Materials  
   Capacity Planning    Advanced Production    Engineering Change Control    Production Summary    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    Document Management    Planning & Scheduling    Key Production Features    Shop Floor Control    Configurable Manufacturing   
   Complex Assembly    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Factory Documentation    Project Cost Accounting        Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Engineering Change and Revision Control    Production Management    Product Builder        Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Labor & Time Tracking    Job Management    Cost Tracking    Project Management            Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Job Management    Project Control            Mobile Shop Floor  
   Multi-Plants    Lean Manufacturing    Planning and Scheduling    Time Recording / Job Time            Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Lean Production    Shop Floor Data            Production & WIP Reporting  
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Projects and Contracts    Work Order Management            Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Quality Assurance    Workflow            Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   PLC Machine Integration    Planning & Scheduling    Quality Mgmt                Multisite Planning    Production Configurator    Routing                Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Preventative Maintenance    Planning and Scheduling    Quotations                Project Management    Project Management Application    Scheduling                Work Order Documents  
   Production Scheduling Overview    Product Data Management    Requirements Planning                Repetitive Manufacturing    Quality Control Application    Shop Floor Control                  
   Shop Floor Control        Shop Clock                Shop Floor Reporting    Quality Tracking                      
   Statistical Process Controls                        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
   Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Mgmt.    EDI Solution    Purchasing        Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing    Shipping / Receiving    Key Supply Chain Features    ShopView    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Online Tool Release    Inventory Management    Freight Calculator    Requisitions            Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Shipping & Receiving                 Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Problem Control    Purchase Management    Inventory Forecasting    Sales Planning & Forecasting            Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Supplier Management                MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Supplier Quality    Shipping & Receiving    Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Relationship Management            Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management                     Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Supply Chain Overview    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
   Configurator Pricing     Customer Relations Overview    Contact Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM Features    CRM Application    Contact Management    Customer Relations Management    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management    Built-in CRM  
   Cost & Quote Estimating    Campaign Connect    CRM for Syspro    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Lead & Opportunity Management    Field Service Management    Sales Force Automation        Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
   Customer Master List    Case Management                Partner Relationship    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management    Marketing Management                Custom Lead Pipelines   
   Customer Relations Summary    Customer Relationship Management                Sales Order Management    Mobility Features    Sales Forecasting                    Customer & Contact Management  
   Field Service    Information Worker                Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator     Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                     Customer Case Management  
   Opportunity Tracking    Lead / Opportunity Mgmt                Website        Service Management                    Integrated CRM  
   Quick Quoter    Mobile Connect                                            Last Touch Reporting  
   Quote Tracking    Service Management                                            Mobile Access & Field Service  
                                                   Sales Management & Quote Tracking  
  Additional Capabilities
   Business Intelligence    Cloud Deployment    Document Mgmt     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Alert System    Automated Workflow    Application Programming Interface  
   Computer Aided Design    Compliance Overview    Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Analytics    Business Web        Internationalization    Business Intelligence and Reporting        Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
   Document Control System    Composite Applications        Multi-Site            Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application        Intuitive User Interface    Compliance Management        Custom Report Writer  
   E-Commerce    Composite Applications                    Expense Management     Crystal Reports        Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    Human Resource Management        Custom Workflow & Alerting  
   Electronic Data Interchange    Document Mgmt                    Human Resources    Data Conversion        Quality Control (Supplier)    Service Managment        Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
   Groupware Communication    Enterprise Content Mgmt                    Mobile Solutions    Document Control        Report & Analysis            Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors  
   Human Resources Overview    Enterprise Performance Mgmt                    Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application        Sytline Data Collection            Enterprise Document Management  
   SmartPlex Mobile Access    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
   Security    Business Process Outsourcing    STARS    Upgrade Guarantee        Customer Care    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Implementation        Support Options    Customer Portal    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   Training Strategies    Epicor Consulting    Support            NetSuite Central    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                Customization     Custom Development & Integration  
       Hosting Services    Training and Education            Site Consultation    Training    Global Shop Solutions University                Training and Education    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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