Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software for the Healthcare & Medical Devices Industries

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Healthcare & Medical Devices Industries. View a side-by-side comparison 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 ERPEnterpriseIQSYSPROabas ERPSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPE2 Shop SystemIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsECi M1Infor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) Expandable ERP Cetec ERPPriority Software ERP
  Version10.0015.27.020167Always Current7.28.02016. Current17.3
  Price Range$4K -500K$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$75K and up-$2600/ user-$10K-100K$5K-200K$300K-2M$5K-500K$10K-250K$25K-500K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo $40/User/Month-$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription, LicensedSubscriptionSubscription, Licensed
  User Range1-2000+5-Unlimited4-100010-25020-1000+10+unlimited1-30040-50003-10001-5005-10001-Unlimited5-Unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOASOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA / Multi-tier SAAS, MultitenantClient/ServerSOASOASOA, .NETSOAWindows ClientServeSaas, MultitenantAll current Windows
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS 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 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 CloudMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Management     Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Data Collection    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Material Management Summary    Consignment Inventory     Barcoding & Labeling    Materials Management Overview  
   Bar Coding    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability     Material requirements planning (MRP)        Advanced Shipping    Bar Coding    Costing    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management    Plant Maintenance    Inventory Accuracy     Bill Of Materials    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Handheld    Wireless Warehouse Management System        Material Cost Posting        Bin Management    Bill Of Materials    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    M1 Calculators        Inventory Control    Dimensional Inventory Control    Picking and Shipping  
   Material Handler Interface            Scheduling        Order Promising    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control            Inventory RESTful API     Inventory Management    Receiving & Put-Away  
   Material Movement            Warehouse Management        Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Control    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management            Lot Tracking    Lot & Serial Traceability    Replenishment  
   Prioritize Orders                    Return Materials Authorization    Inventory Management    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory            Materials Management    Mobile Warehousing    Traceability  
   Sales Order Allocation                        Lot and Serial Control    Scheduling and Resourcing    Materials Purchasing            Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs    MRP & Inventory Forecast      
                           Material Management         Materials Solutions            Serial Number Tracking     Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
                                   Physical Inventory                      
                                   Wireless System                      
  Sales Order Management
   Order Management    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Costing    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Order Entry    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Advanced Forcasting    Configuration Control     Automatic Order Processing    Orders  
   Sales Management    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Invoicing    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Quoting / Estimating    Component Repair    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Estimating / Quoting    Electronic Data Transmission    Configurable Manufacturing Modes    Price Quotes  
   Demand Management    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Process History    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Vender Returns    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management    Request for Quote    Pack-Out Ship     EDI / Ecommerce    Tasks  
   Electronic Data Interchange        Report Writer    Quotation Management        Order Management        Customer Orders     Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt        Quick Sales Order Entry     Field Service & Projects      
   Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Return Mgmt    Sales Management Overview        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Field Service    Order Enrty            Return Material Authorization    Manufacturing Quoting      
   Storefront        Sales Analysis    Shipping Order        Real Time Order Status        Sales    Quoting & Estimating            Sales Order Credit Card Validation    Packing, Shipping, & RMAs      
           Sales Orders            Self-Service Vendor Center        Sales Quotes    Return Merchandise Authorization            Sales Order Management     Sales Reporting & Analysis      
                       Shipping Integration            Sales & Service Management            Shipping RESTful API     Workflow & Routing      
                       Streamlined Receiving            Sales Application            Volume Pricing          
                                   Shipping Logistics                      
  Financial Management
   General Ledger    Financial Overview    Budget Management    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     General Ledger    Financial Management    Accounting RESTful APIs     Accounts Payable     Billing  
   Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable        Accounts Payable     Accounts Receivable    Budget Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Budgeting / Cashflow    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable        Accounts Receivable     Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import    Cash Management  
   Multi-Cureancy / Company    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Fixed Assets        Amortization Schedules    Executive Overview    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Multi-Currency        Bank Reconciliation     Configurable Costing Methods    Cost Control  
   Financial Mgmt Overview    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Liquidity Planning        Multi-currency Transactions    General Ledger    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Payroll        Business Intelligence & Analytics    Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)    Financial Management Overview  
   Tax Connect    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Project Accounting    Payroll    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow            Financial Reporting    General Accounting     Financial Statement Generator  
   Cash / Asset Mgmt        Payroll            Revenue Recognition    QuickBooks    General Ledger    Financial Management            Foreign Currency     General Ledger    Fixed Assets  
   Global Engines        Analytics                    Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets            General Ledger     Project Accounting    Regulatory Compliance  
                                   General Ledger            Multiple Company     Tax Management      
                                   International Accounting                      
                                   Multi-Currency Management                      
                                   Payroll Management                      
  Production Management
   Production Mgmt     Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    CAD Integration    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Scheduling    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Engineering    Integration For Finite Capacity    Bill Of Materials    Production Management Overview  
   Advanced Production    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Production Summary    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Job Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Planning & Scheduling    Job Scheduling & Costing     Configurable Manufacturing       
   Advanced Quality Mgmt    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Project Cost Accounting        Work Order Management    Order Costing     Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Order Managent    Production Management    Master Scheduling & Planning    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR      
   Job Management    MES    Cost Tracking    Project Management            Quality Management    Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Product Configurator    Project Control    Shop Floor Routing    Mobile Shop Floor      
   Lean Manufacturing    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Time Recording / Job Time            Rapid Documentation    Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Quality / Warranty    Shop Floor Data        Production & WIP Reporting      
   Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Work Order Management            Shipping    Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Scheduling    Workflow        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
   Planning & Scheduling    Quality Management    Quality Mgmt                Shop Floor Control    Multisite Planning    Production Configurator                Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing      
   Planning and Scheduling    Real Time Monitoring    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.    Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Purchasing        Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Scheduling    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Shipping / Receiving    e-Purchase Order Requisitions    Customer / Vendor Portals      
   Inventory Management    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Requisitions            Demand Forecasting    Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ        Electronic Data Transmission    Lot & Serial Traceability      
   Purchase Management    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Sales Planning & Forecasting            Executive Overview    Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.        Lot Tracking    MRP / Kanban / Replenishment      
   Shipping & Receiving    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Relationship Management            Inventory Management    Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management             PO From SO Create Workbench    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
   Sourcing                        Purchasing / Receiving    Procurement    Supply Chain Manager            Purchasing    Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping      
   Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                            Supply Chain                Purchasing RESTful API     Requisitions & Purchase Orders      
   Warehouse Management                            Warehousing                Serial & Lot Product Control     Supply Chain Management      
                                               Serial Number Product Tracking    Supply / Demand Forecasting      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Overview    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM    CRM Features    CRM Application    Call Management    Customer Relations Management    Customer Support     Built-in CRM    CRM Overview  
   Campaign Connect        CRM for Syspro    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Job and Project Tracking    Sales Forecasting    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Contact Manager    Field Service Management    Expandable CRM    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups      
   Case Management                    Partner Relationship    WebView    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management            Integration for Salesforce CRM    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    Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Time and Attendance    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    Additional Capabilities Overview    Application Programming Interface    Mobile Solutions  
   Compliance Overview    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Crystal Reports    Business Analytics    Business Web    Human Resources    Internationalization    Business Intelligence Products    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)      
   Composite Applications            Multi-Site            Data Conversions    Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    M1 WebGear Interface    Intuitive User Interface    Engineering Products    Custom Report Writer      
   Composite Applications                        Document Control    Expense Management     Crystal Reports    System Security    Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    High Technology Package    Custom Workflow & Alerting      
   Document Mgmt                        QuickView    Human Resources    Data Conversion    Unlimited View    Quality Control (Supplier)    Integration Programming Interfaces    Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing      
   Enterprise Content Mgmt                            Mobile Solutions    Document Control        Report & Analysis    Medical Technology Package    Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors      
   Enterprise Performance Mgmt                            Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application        Sytline Data Collection    Product Management    Enterprise Document Management      
   Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                            Recruitment, Training & Developemnt    Electronic Data Exchange            Quality & Regulatory    Pulse Report      
   Global Business Mgmt                                Global Application Builder            Security & Business Monitoring Products          
   Human Capital Mgmt.                                Key Performance Indicators Application            Usability & Data Collection Utilities          
   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    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Upgrade Guarantee        Customer Care    Account Manager    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support        Client Support & Training Overview    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   Epicor Consulting    IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support            NetSuite Central    Classroom Training    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting            Customer Support Module    Custom Development & Integration      
   Hosting Services    IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education            Site Consultation    E-Learning    Training    Global Shop Solutions University            Direct Implementation Services    Data Migration      
   Learning & Educational Services    Software Updates and Maintenance Program                    Onsite and ISO Consulting        Learning & Educational Services            Meditech Validation Products & Services    Local / Resident Hosting      
   Managed Services                        Phone Support        Training Strategies             Support & Professional Services    On-Site Implementation Consulting      
   Professional Services                                            User Product & Process Training    Project Discovery & Gap Analysis      
   Subscription Services                                                Services User Training Programs      

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