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. 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 NameInfor Distribution A+SYSPROEpicor Prophet 21SAP Business OneInform SoftwareSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPabas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics AXEnterprise 21 ERPInfor Distribution SX.e
  Version8. Current2015AX 7 20168.16.0
  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-
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLeaseOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Interest Free FinancingLicensed
  User Range5-unlimited4-10001-1000+25-10005-200+20-1000+10+unlimited10-2505-2,2505-1000+10-5000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesU.S. & CanadaYesYesYesYesEnglish / SpanishNorth American / U.K
  ArchitectureSystem iSOA, XML, WebserviceSOASOAWindows SAAS, MultitenantSOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NET, CloudSOAProprietary / SOA
  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 Cloudabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseMS 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`
  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-UX
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Demand Forecasting    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Material Valuation    Inventory Controls    Inventory Management    Inventory Control  
       Lot Traceability    Consignment        Warehouse Management System        Advanced Shipping    Materials Management (MRP)    Manufacturing    Procurement    Purchasing  
           Distribution Requirements Planning                Bin Management        Material Planning    Warehouse Management System      
           Inventory Management                Order Promising        Warehouse Management          
           Purchasing                Real-Time Sustem                  
                           Return Materials Authorization                  
  Sales Order Management
   Sales Analysis    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Automation    Sales & Promotions    Customer Pricing    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Sales    Sales & Marketing    Sales & Order Management    Infor10 Road Warrior   
   Sales Order    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Pricing        Order Fulfillment    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments        Sales Management        Order Entry  
       Point Of Sale            Point-of-Sale (POS)    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders                Quote Pad  
       Report Writer                    Order Management                Sales Analysis  
       Return Mgmt                    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing                Sales Orders  
       Sales Analysis                    Real Time Order Status                  
       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    Cost Accounting    AP / AR    Financials Overview    Accounts Payable  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Accounting Overview    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Financial Accounting    Financial Management Overview    Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable  
   Credit Card Processing    Accounts Receivable    General Ledger    Banking & Reconciliation    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Fixed Asset Accounting    Fixed Assets        Credit Card Processing  
   General Ledger    Activity Based Costing        Cost Accounting    Bank Reconciliation        Amortization Schedules        General Ledger        General Ledger  
       Tax Management            Financial Reporting        Multi-currency Transactions        International Capabilities        Performance Management  
       Assests Register                    Project Accounting        Project Accounting          
       Payroll                    Revenue Recognition                  
  Production Management
   Value-added services     Bill of Materials                Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Costing    Bill of Materials    Manufacturing    Value Added Services  
       Engineering Change Control                Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Production Planning & Control    Key Production Features          
       Factory Documentation                    Work Order Management        Product Builder          
       Cost Tracking                                      
       Planning and Scheduling                                      
       Projects and Contracts                                      
       Quality Mgmt                                      
       Requirements Planning                                      
       Shop Clock                                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Demand Planning    EDI Solution    Freight Management                Supply Chain Overview    EDI    Key Supply Chain Features    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Demand Planning  
   Transportation management     Freight Calculator    Warehouse Management                    Purchasing        Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Supplier Relationship Management  
   Warehouse Management    Inventory Forecasting                                    Transportation Management  
       Shipping Mgmt                                    Warehouse Logistics  
                                           Warehouse Management  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Infor CRM Business    Contact Management    CRM Overview    CRM Overview    CRM Overview    CRM    Incentive Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management    CRM Business   
   Inforce Everywhere    CRM for Syspro        Customer Management            Job and Project Tracking        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        Alert System    Business Intelligence    Advanced Mobile Management  
   E-commerce tools    Espresso Mobile    AutoOrder        Electronic Document Solutions    Wholesale Distribution    Security        Business Intelligence and Reporting    e-Commerce    eCommerce Tools  
   Infor10 Road Warrior        Business Analyzer        Event Messaging                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)  
       Support                    NetSuite Central                Service Warranty  
       Training and Education                    Site Consultation                  

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