Independent Review of ERP Software for Industrial Distribution. Free Demos.

Below you will find a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of ERP software for Industrial Distribution. We provide an easy-to-navigate matrix comparing general data (e.g. pricing, financing options, etc.), materials management, sales order management, financial management, production management, supply chain management, and customer management along with any additional capabilities each vendor might provide. Click on the product name to dive deeper into each vendor's software or request a free demo to get more hands-on experience.
  General Data
  Product NameInfor Distribution A+SYSPROEpicor Prophet 21SAP Business OneInform SoftwareSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPabas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics AXEnterprise 21 ERPInfor Distribution SX.ePriority Software ERP
  Version8. Current2016AX 7 20168.16.017.3
  Price Range$20K-350K$25K-500K onsite$3,000-$5,000/user$25K -$250K$25K-$2600/ user-$10K-100K$75K and up-$20K-750K$30K-$750K$25K-$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLeaseOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Interest Free FinancingLicensedSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-unlimited4-10001-1000+25-10005-200+20-1000+10+unlimited10-2505-2,2505-1000+10-50005-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesU.S. & CanadaYesYesYesYesEnglish / SpanishNorth American / U.KYes
  ArchitectureSystem iSOA, XML, WebserviceSOASOAWindows SAAS, MultitenantSOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NET, CloudSOAProprietary / SOA All current Windows
  Database PlatformIBM DB2MS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`IBM UniData/UniVerseMS 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), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS 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, SalesforceProgress, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSIBM OSWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, HP-UXLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Demand Forecasting    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor     Inventory Management    Inventory Controls    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Materials Management Overview  
       Lot Traceability    Consignment        Warehouse Management System        Advanced Shipping     Material requirements planning (MRP)    Manufacturing    Procurement    Purchasing    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
           Distribution Requirements Planning                Bin Management    Material Cost Posting    Material Planning    Warehouse Management System        Picking and Shipping  
           Inventory Management                Order Promising    Scheduling    Warehouse Management            Receiving & Put-Away  
           Purchasing                Real-Time Sustem    Warehouse Management                Replenishment  
                           Return Materials Authorization                    Traceability  
  Sales Order Management
   Sales Analysis    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Automation    Sales & Promotions    Customer Pricing    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Costing    Sales & Marketing    Sales & Order Management    Infor10 Road Warrior     Orders  
   Sales Order    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Pricing        Order Fulfillment    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Invoicing    Sales Management        Order Entry    Price Quotes  
       Point Of Sale            Point-of-Sale (POS)    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Process History            Quote Pad    Tasks  
       Report Writer                    Order Management    Quotation Management            Sales Analysis      
       Return Mgmt                    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Sales Management Overview            Sales Orders      
       Sales Analysis                    Real Time Order Status    Shipping Order                  
       Sales Orders                    Self-Service Vendor Center                      
                           Shipping Integration                      
                           Streamlined Receiving                      
  Financial Management
   Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Financial Reporting    Accounting Overview    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    “What if” Financial Scenarios    AP / AR    Financials Overview    Accounts Payable    Billing  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Accounting and Financials Overview    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Cost Accounting    Financial Management Overview    Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable    Budget Control  
   Credit Card Processing    Accounts Receivable    General Ledger    Banking & Reconciliation    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Financials and Accounting    Fixed Assets        Credit Card Processing    Cash Management  
   General Ledger    Activity Based Costing        Cost Accounting    Bank Reconciliation        Amortization Schedules    Fixed Assets    General Ledger        General Ledger    Cost Control  
       Tax Management            Financial Reporting        Multi-currency Transactions    Liquidity Planning    International Capabilities        Performance Management    Financial Management Overview  
       Assests Register                    Project Accounting    Perpetual Inventory Costing    Project Accounting            Financial Statement Generator  
       Payroll                    Revenue Recognition                    Fixed Assets  
       Analytics                                        Regulatory Compliance  
  Production Management
   Value-added services     Bill of Materials                Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    CAD Integration    Bill of Materials    Manufacturing    Value Added Services    Production Management Overview  
       Engineering Change Control                Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Production Summary    Key Production Features              
       Factory Documentation                    Work Order Management    Project Cost Accounting    Product Builder              
       Cost Tracking                        Project Management                  
       Planning and Scheduling                        Time Recording / Job Time                  
       Projects and Contracts                        Work Order Management                  
       Quality Mgmt                                          
       Requirements Planning                                          
       Shop Clock                                          
  Supply Chain Management
   Demand Planning    EDI Solution    Freight Management                Supply Chain Overview    Purchasing    Key Supply Chain Features    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Demand Planning      
   Transportation management     Freight Calculator    Warehouse Management                    Requisitions        Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Supplier Relationship Management      
   Warehouse Management    Inventory Forecasting                        Sales Planning & Forecasting            Transportation Management      
       Shipping Mgmt                        Supplier Relationship Management            Warehouse Logistics      
                                           Warehouse Management      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Infor CRM Business    Contact Management    CRM Overview    CRM Overview    CRM Overview    CRM    Incentive Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management    CRM Business     CRM Overview  
   Inforce Everywhere    CRM for Syspro        Customer Data Management             Job and Project Tracking    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Sales Force Automation        Inforce Everywhere      
                           Partner Relationship                      
                           Sales Order Management                      
                           Self Service Customer Portal                      
  Additional Capabilities
   Advanced Mobile Management    Document Mgmt    Automated Backup System    E-Commerce    Business Intelligence    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Alert System    Business Intelligence    Advanced Mobile Management    Mobile Solutions  
   E-commerce tools    Espresso Mobile    AutoOrder        Electronic Document Solutions    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence and Reporting    e-Commerce    eCommerce Tools      
   Infor10 Road Warrior        Business Analyzer        Event Messaging            Multi-Site    Compliance Management    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    Infor "MyDay"      
   Infor10 Workspace        Customer Buying Trend Analysis                        Human Resource Management        Infor10 Workspace       
   Performance Management        Customer Profit Analyzer                        Service Managment              
   Service Warranty Management        DynaChange Extensibility Tools                                      
   Supplier relationship management        eCommerce                                      
           Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                                      
           Human Capital Management                                      
           Service and Maintenance                                      
           Strategic Pricing                                      
           Wireless Warehouse                                      
  Services Support
       STARS        E-Learning            Customer Care    Upgrade Guarantee    Support Options    Direct Developer Support    Enterprise Performance Accelerator Kit (EPAK)    Customer Service & Support Overview  
       Support                    NetSuite Central                Service Warranty      
       Training and Education                    Site Consultation                      

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