Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the High Tech Industry

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the High Tech 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 Nameabas ERPEnterpriseIQSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsECi M1Infor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) Expandable ERP Cetec ERPPriority Software ERP
  Version201615.27.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current8.02016. Current17.3
  Price Range$75K and up-$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$300K-2M$5K-500K$10K-250K$25K-500K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo $40/User/Month-$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription, LicensedSubscriptionSubscription, Licensed
  User Range10-2505-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited40-50003-10001-5005-10001-Unlimited5-Unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOA, .NETSOAWindows ClientServeSaas, MultitenantAll current Windows
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS 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, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)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, Salesforce, Multi-Tenant SAAS on the SalesForce CloudCloud-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, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Material Management Summary    Consignment Inventory     Barcoding & Labeling    Materials Management Overview  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Costing    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management    Plant Maintenance    Inventory Accuracy     Bill Of Materials    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Material Cost Posting    Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    M1 Calculators        Inventory Control    Dimensional Inventory Control    Picking and Shipping  
   Scheduling            Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control            Inventory RESTful API     Inventory Management    Receiving & Put-Away  
   Warehouse Management            Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management            Lot Tracking    Lot & Serial Traceability    Replenishment  
               Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory            Materials Management    Mobile Warehousing    Traceability  
               Sales Order Allocation                Scheduling and Resourcing    Materials Purchasing            Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs    MRP & Inventory Forecast      
                                   Materials Solutions            Serial Number Tracking     Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
                                   Physical Inventory                      
                                   Wireless System                      
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Advanced Forcasting    Configuration Control     Automatic Order Processing    Orders  
   Invoicing    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Estimating / Quoting    Electronic Data Transmission    Configurable Manufacturing Modes    Price Quotes  
   Process History    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management    Request for Quote    Pack-Out Ship     EDI / Ecommerce    Tasks  
   Quotation Management        Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt        Quick Sales Order Entry     Field Service & Projects      
   Sales Management Overview        Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service    Order Enrty            Return Material Authorization    Manufacturing Quoting      
   Shipping Order        Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status    Sales    Quoting & Estimating            Sales Order Credit Card Validation    Packing, Shipping, & RMAs      
           Sales Orders            Sales Order    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
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     General Ledger    Financial Management    Accounting RESTful APIs     Accounts Payable     Billing  
   Cost Accounting    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable        Accounts Payable     Accounts Receivable    Budget Control  
   Financials and Accounting    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable        Accounts Receivable     Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import    Cash Management  
   Fixed Assets    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Multi-Currency        Bank Reconciliation     Configurable Costing Methods    Cost Control  
   Liquidity Planning    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Payroll        Business Intelligence & Analytics    Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)    Financial Management Overview  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow            Financial Reporting    General Accounting     Financial Statement Generator  
           Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    General Ledger    Financial Management            Foreign Currency     General Ledger    Fixed Assets  
           Analytics    Global Engines                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
   CAD Integration    Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Engineering    Integration For Finite Capacity    Bill Of Materials    Production Management Overview  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Planning & Scheduling    Job Scheduling & Costing     Configurable Manufacturing       
   Project Cost Accounting    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Order Managent    Production Management    Master Scheduling & Planning    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR      
   Project Management    MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Product Configurator    Project Control    Shop Floor Routing    Mobile Shop Floor      
   Time Recording / Job Time    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Quality / Warranty    Shop Floor Data        Production & WIP Reporting      
   Work Order Management    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Scheduling    Workflow        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
       Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration        Multisite Planning    Production Configurator                Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing      
       Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Preventative Maintenance        Project Management    Project Management Application                Work Order Documents      
           Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Production Scheduling Overview        Repetitive Manufacturing    Quality Control Application                      
           Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control        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
   Purchasing    Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Shipping / Receiving    e-Purchase Order Requisitions    Customer / Vendor Portals      
   Requisitions    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ        Electronic Data Transmission    Lot & Serial Traceability      
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.        Lot Tracking    MRP / Kanban / Replenishment      
   Supplier Relationship Management    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management             PO From SO Create Workbench    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
               Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview        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 Mgmt.    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    CRM Features    CRM Application    Call Management    Customer Relations Management    Customer Support     Built-in CRM    CRM Overview  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview        CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Contact Manager    Field Service Management    Expandable CRM    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups      
               Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management            Integration for Salesforce CRM    Custom Lead Pipelines       
               Customer Relationship Management        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management    Mobility Features    Sales Forecasting                Customer & Contact Management      
               Information Worker        Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator     Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                 Customer Case Management      
               Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Opportunity Tracking    Website        Service Management                Integrated CRM      
               Mobile Connect        Quick Quoter                            Last Touch Reporting      
               Service Management        Quote Tracking                            Mobile Access & Field Service      
                                                   Sales Management & Quote Tracking      
  Additional Capabilities
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    Additional Capabilities Overview    Application Programming Interface    Mobile Solutions  
   Business Intelligence    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Business Analytics    Business Web    Human Resources    Internationalization    Business Intelligence Products    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)      
   Multi-Site            Composite Applications        Document Control System        Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    M1 WebGear Interface    Intuitive User Interface    Engineering Products    Custom Report Writer      
               Composite Applications        E-Commerce        Expense Management     Crystal Reports    System Security    Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    High Technology Package    Custom Workflow & Alerting      
               Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        Human Resources    Data Conversion    Unlimited View    Quality Control (Supplier)    Integration Programming Interfaces    Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing      
               Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication        Mobile Solutions    Document Control        Report & Analysis    Medical Technology Package    Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors      
               Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview        Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application        Sytline Data Collection    Product Management    Enterprise Document Management      
               Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        SmartPlex Mobile Access        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
   Upgrade Guarantee    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Customer Care    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support        Client Support & Training Overview    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels    Customer Service & Support Overview  
       IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting            Customer Support Module    Custom Development & Integration      
       IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    Training    Global Shop Solutions University            Direct Implementation Services    Data Migration      
       Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services                    Learning & Educational Services            Meditech Validation Products & Services    Local / Resident Hosting      
               Managed Services                    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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