ERP Software Comparison for the Food and Beverage Industry with an MS SQL Server platform.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Food and Beverage Industry with an MS SQL Server 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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPDEACOM ERPBatchMaster ManufacturingRoss ERPEnterprise 21 ERPProcessPro® Premier Microsoft Dynamics AXJustFoodERPSAP Business OneSAP Business All-In-OneInfor M3BatchMaster ERP B1Priority Software ERP
  Version15.27.07Always Current14.98.407.18.110.4AX 7 2016NAV 20152010M3 13.2 (Feb 2014)14.317.3
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$10K-100K$200K-$2M$6K-$175K$175/User (Saas)-$50K-250K (License)$30K-$750K$100K-750K$20K-750K$10K-400K$25K -$250K$120K-2M-$15K-$375$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Financing, SubscriptionLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own, Financing, Leasing Options, Subscription, Annual Payments up front for the yearLease, Owner Financing, FinancingFinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Financing, SubscriptionSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-100020-1000+10+unlimited10-20003-7520-10005-1000+5-10005-2,2505-50025-100050-500020-20005-5005-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesEnglish / SpanishYesYesYesYesYesYes (40+ languages)YesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice SAAS, MultitenantMicrosoft .NET.NETSOA, N-TierSOA.NET, ClientServer SOA, .NET, CloudMicrosoft DynamicsSOAInfor 3 tier.NETAll current Windows
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Oracle, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas), Amazon Web services (Cloud)MS 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 CloudMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, OracleMS 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, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, OracleMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OracleMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsWindows, UnixMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixMac OS, WindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindows, IBM OS, System lWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Inventory Control    Compliance    Data Collection    Inventory Management    MRP    Inventory Controls    Inventory Visibility    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    M3 Procurement    Inventory Management    Materials Management Overview  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability        Advanced Shipping    MRP    Inventory Control    Inventory Control    Procurement    IC    Manufacturing    JF Floor (WMS)        Purchasing Processes        Master Requirements Planning    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System            Bin Management    Warehouse Management Systems    Master Requirements Planning (MRP)    Purchase Order Processing     Warehouse Management System    AWS    Material Planning                    Mobile    Picking and Shipping  
               Order Promising        Mobile Data Collection    Trace Express        Physical Inventory    Warehouse Management                    Regulatory Compliance    Receiving & Put-Away  
               Real-Time Sustem                                                Replenishment  
               Return Materials Authorization                                                Traceability  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Sales Overview    Enhanced Order Entry for Sage & QuickBooks     Customer Portal    Sales & Order Management    Order Entry    Sales & Marketing    E-commerce    Sales & Promotions    Sales Processes    M3 Sales Management    Sales Management    Orders  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments        Sales Orders    Pricing and Promotions Management            Sales Management    Forecasting                    Price Quotes  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders            Sales Order Processing                Order Management & EDI                    Tasks  
       Report Writer        Order Management                            Pricing & Commissions                      
       Return Mgmt        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing                            Rebates & Trade Promotion                      
       Sales Analysis        Real Time Order Status                            Web Portals                      
       Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center                                                  
               Shipping Integration                                                  
               Streamlined Receiving                                                  
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounting        Accounts Receivable / Payable    Financials Overview    Accounts Payable (AP)    AP / AR    Cash Flow Forecasting    Financial Reporting    Analytical Peporting    M3 Financial Accounting     Accounting and Financials    Billing  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary            Advanced Reporting and Budgeting    Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management Overview    Cost Accounting    Accounting and Financials Overview    Financial Business Processes        Financial Reporting    Budget Control  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing            Financial Management Overview        General Ledger (GL)    Fixed Assets    Costing    Banking & Reconciliation                Cash Management  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing        Amortization Schedules            Fixed Assets        Project Accounting    General Ledger    Financials    Cost Accounting                Cost Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management        Multi-currency Transactions            General Ledger            International Capabilities    Reporting                    Financial Management Overview  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register        Project Accounting            Project Accounting            Project Accounting                        Financial Statement Generator  
       Payroll        Revenue Recognition                                                Fixed Assets  
       Analytics                                                        Regulatory Compliance  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Formula Management    Batch Production    Maintenance Management The Maintenance Management     Manufacturing    Advanced Scheduler    Bill of Materials    Food Safety Overview            M3 Manufacturing    Costing    Production Management Overview  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Labor Tracking System    Bill of Materials Management    Process Manufacturing        Formulation    Key Production Features    JF Plant            M3 Product Data Management    Product Development      
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation        Work Order Management    Production Overview    Formulation Management    Process Planning        Manufacturing ( BOM)    Product Builder    Preventative Maintenance            M3 Project Management    Production Management      
   MES    Cost Tracking                Product Costing    Product Costing        Quality Control ( QC)        Production Execution                Quality Management      
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling                Production Management    Quality & Compliance Management        R & D        Production Metrics                      
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts                Quality Control    Ross Production Manager        Security Regulations        Production Scheduling                      
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt                Samples Management    Ross Quality Manager        Standard Reports                              
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations                                                          
       Requirements Planning                                                          
       Shop Clock                                                          
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution        Supply Chain Overview    Purchasing Overview    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Dock Scheduling    Key Supply Chain Features    Logistics        Operational Planning    M3 Supply Chain Execution    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)      
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator                Purchasing for Sage and Quickbooks    Demand Planning and Sales Forecasting    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Shipping & Receiving        Parts Demand Planning    M3 Supply Chain Planning    Procurement      
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting                    Inventory and Replenishment Planning        Master Production Scheduler                              
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt                            Purchase Orders (PO)                              
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    CRM    Incentive Management    Customer Realations Management        Aptean Sales for Process Manufacturing    Customer Relationship Management    CRM    Marketing Automation    CRM    CRM Overview    Customer Relationship Management    M3 Customer Lifecycle Mgmt    Customer Relationship Management     CRM Overview  
       CRM for Syspro        Job and Project Tracking                        Sales Force Automation        Customer Data Management                   
               Partner Relationship                                                  
               Sales Order Management                                                  
               Self Service Customer Portal                                                  
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Business Intelligence    Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing    Business Process Management    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence    Alert System    JustFoodERP Extended Products     E-Commerce    Groupware Integration    M3 Business Intelligence    e-Commerce    Mobile Solutions  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Direct Store Delivery    Quickbooks Manufacturing    Document Connect    e-Commerce    Comprehensive Lot Traceability    Business Intelligence and Reporting            Human Capital Management    M3 Product Lifecycle          
                   Formula Management    Sage ERP Manufacturing    Event Management Framework    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    FDA Compliance    Compliance Management            Intuitive Navagation              
                   Labor Tracking System    SAP Business One Manufacturing    Process Analytics        MSDS    Human Resource Management                          
                   Point-of-Sale System        Ross Data Manager        Multicurrency    Service Managment                          
                   Regulatory / Environmental Reporting        Ross Insight        Nutritional Labeling                              
                                   System Manager                              
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS        Customer Care    Consulting        Customer Service & Support    Direct Developer Support    ClientAdvantage    Support Options        E-Learning        M3 Rental Management        Customer Service & Support Overview  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support        NetSuite Central    Implementation        Managed Services        ProductAdvantage™                    M3 Services Management          
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education        Site Consultation    Support        Professional Services        Professional Services                              
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program                                                              

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