ERP Software Comparison for Industrial Distribution Manufacturing on a Cloud Based (SaaS) Platform

A comprehensive independent review of ERP software systems in Industrial Distribution 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 Nameabas ERPSYSPROSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPEnterprise 21 ERPMicrosoft Dynamics AX
  Version20167.07Always Current8.1AX 7 2016
  Price Range$75K and up-$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$10K-100K$30K-$750K$20K-750K
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Financing
  User Range10-2504-100020-1000+10+unlimited5-1000+5-2,250
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesEnglish / SpanishYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, XML, Webservice SAAS, MultitenantSOASOA, .NET, Cloud
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS 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 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, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft Azure
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixWindows
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Inventory Management    Inventory Controls  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Lot Traceability        Advanced Shipping    Procurement    Manufacturing  
   Material Cost Posting            Bin Management    Warehouse Management System    Material Planning  
   Scheduling            Order Promising        Warehouse Management  
   Warehouse Management            Real-Time Sustem          
               Return Materials Authorization          
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Sales & Order Management    Sales & Marketing  
   Invoicing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments        Sales Management  
   Process History    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders          
   Quotation Management    Report Writer        Order Management          
   Sales Management Overview    Return Mgmt        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing          
   Shipping Order    Sales Analysis        Real Time Order Status          
       Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center          
               Shipping Integration          
               Streamlined Receiving          
  Financial Management
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Financials Overview    AP / AR  
   Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Financial Reports    Financial Management Overview  
   Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing        Fixed Assets  
   Fixed Assets    Activity Based Costing        Amortization Schedules        General Ledger  
   Liquidity Planning    Tax Management        Multi-currency Transactions        International Capabilities  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Assests Register        Project Accounting        Project Accounting  
       Payroll        Revenue Recognition          
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Manufacturing    Bill of Materials  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management        Key Production Features  
   Project Cost Accounting    Factory Documentation        Work Order Management        Product Builder  
   Project Management    Cost Tracking                  
   Time Recording / Job Time    Planning and Scheduling                  
   Work Order Management    Projects and Contracts                  
       Quality Mgmt                  
       Requirements Planning                  
       Shop Clock                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Purchasing    EDI Solution        Supply Chain Overview    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Key Supply Chain Features  
   Requisitions    Freight Calculator            Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)      
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Inventory Forecasting                  
   Supplier Relationship Management    Shipping Mgmt                  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Contact Management    CRM    Incentive Management    Customer Relationship Management    Marketing Automation  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM for Syspro        Job and Project Tracking        Sales Force Automation  
               Partner Relationship          
               Sales Order Management          
               Self Service Customer Portal          
  Additional Capabilities
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Business Intelligence    Alert System  
   Business Intelligence    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Security    e-Commerce    Business Intelligence and Reporting  
   Multi-Site                Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    Compliance Management  
                       Human Resource Management  
                       Service Managment  
  Services Support
   Upgrade Guarantee    STARS        Customer Care    Direct Developer Support    Support Options  
       Support        NetSuite Central          
       Training and Education        Site Consultation          

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