ERP Software Comparison for the Industrial Machinery Industry on a Cloud Based (SaaS) platform.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Industrial Machinery Industry with a 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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudIFS Applications 8.0Microsoft Dynamics AXS2K EnterpriseExpandable ERP Cetec ERP
  Version2015.17.010.007Always Current8.0AX 7 20165.59.3.0Always Current
  Price Range$50K- $2M$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$300K-2M$20K-750KPlease inquire-$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo $40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingSubscription, LicensedSubscription
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+40-50005-2,25010+ unlimited1-Unlimited5-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)YesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA, .NET, CloudSOAWindows ClientServeSaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformMS 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)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsOracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureIBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemWindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Complex MRO    Inventory Controls    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Consignment Inventory     Barcoding & Labeling  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Costing    Manufacturing    Material Requirement Planning    Inventory Accuracy     Bill Of Materials  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Demand Forecasting    Material Planning        Inventory Control    Dimensional Inventory Control  
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Inventory Replenishment    Warehouse Management        Inventory RESTful API     Inventory Management  
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Project Budgeting            Lot Tracking    Lot & Serial Traceability  
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Project Reporting            Materials Management    Mobile Warehousing  
           Sales Order Allocation            Scheduling and Resourcing            Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs    MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                                   Serial Number Tracking     Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Collaborative Solutions    Sales & Marketing    Order Processing    Configuration Control     Automatic Order Processing  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Component Repair    Sales Management    Work Order Processing    Electronic Data Transmission    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    Coordinate Projects            Pack-Out Ship     EDI / Ecommerce  
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Customer Orders             Quick Sales Order Entry     Field service & Projects  
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Field Service            Return Material Authorization    Manufacturing Quoting  
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Sales            Sales Order Credit Card Validation    Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
       Sales Orders            Sales Order    Sales Quotes            Sales Order Management     Sales Reporting & Analysis  
                                   Shipping RESTful API     Workflow & Routing  
                                   Volume Pricing      
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    Accounts Payable & Receivable    AP / AR    Accounts Payable    Accounting RESTful APIs     Accounts Payable   
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable     Accounts Receivable  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Cash Flow    Fixed Assets    Financial Highlights    Accounts Receivable     Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Consolidate Accounts    General Ledger    General Ledger    Bank Reconciliation     Configurable Costing Methods  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Financial Summary    International Capabilities        Business Intelligence & Analytics    Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Fixed Assets    Project Accounting        Financial Reporting    General Accounting   
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            General Ledger            Foreign Currency     General Ledger  
       Analytics    Global Engines            Sales Contract Mgmt.            General Ledger     Project Accounting  
                                   Multiple Company     Tax Management  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt Overview    Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Asset Design    Bill of Materials    Capacity Requirements Planning    Integration For Finite Capacity    Bill Of Materials  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Batch Process    Key Production Features    Shop Floor Control    Job Scheduling & Costing     Configurable Manufacturing   
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Configure / Make / Assemble    Product Builder        Master Scheduling & Planning    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking    Constraint-Based Scheduling            Shop Floor Routing    Mobile Shop Floor  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants    Engineer to Order                Production & WIP Reporting  
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access    Make to Project                Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration    Multisite Planning                Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations            Preventative Maintenance    Project Management                Work Order Documents  
       Requirements Planning            Production Scheduling Overview    Repetitive Manufacturing                  
       Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control    Shop Floor Reporting                  
                   Statistical Process Controls    Shop Order                  
                       Sub-Contract Management                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt Overview        Online Order & Tracking    Distribution    Key Supply Chain Features    Inventory Management    e-Purchase Order Requisitions    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release    Equipment            Electronic Data Transmission    Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control    Equipment Effectiveness            Lot Tracking    MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality    Preventive Maintenance            PO From SO Create Workbench    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview    Procurement            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 Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     CRM Features    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Support     Built-in CRM  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Customer Services    Sales Force Automation    Marketing Automation    Expandable CRM    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
           Case Management        Customer Master List    Information Shring        Remote Sales Force Automation    Intergration for Salesforce CRM    Custom Lead Pipelines   
           Informatin Worker        Customer Relations Summary    Mobility Features                Customer & Contact Management  
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Field Service    Sales Configurator                 Customer Case Management  
           Mobile Connect        Opportunity Tracking                    Integrated CRM  
           Service Management        Quick Quoter                    Last Touch Reporting  
                   Quote Tracking                    Mobile Access & Field Service  
                                       Sales Management & Quote Tracking  
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Compliance Overview    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    B2B Contracting    Alert System    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Additional Capabilities Overview    Application Programming Interface  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Business Analytics    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Distribution Management    Business Intelligence Products    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Document Control System    Employee Self-Service    Compliance Management    e Business Applications    Engineering Products    Custom Report Writer  
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        E-Commerce    Expense Management     Human Resource Management    S2K Mobile    High Technology Package    Custom Workflow & Alerting  
           Global Business Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange    Human Resources    Service Managment        Integration Programming Interfaces    Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
           Human Capital Mgmt Overview        Groupware Communication    Mobile Solutions            Medical Technology Package    Email Interfacing With Customers & Vendors  
           Product Data Mgmt        Human Resources Overview    Payroll, Time & Attendance            Product Management    Enterprise Document Management  
           Service Mgmt. Overview        SmartPlex Mobile Access    Recruitment, Training & Developemnt            Quality & Regulatory    Pulse Report  
           Social Enterprise                        Security & Business Monitoring Products      
           Web 2.0                        Usability & Data Collection Utilities      
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Implementation    Support Options        Client Support & Training Overview    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Hosting Services        Training Strategies    Support            Customer Support Module    Custom Development & Integration  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services            Training            Direct Implementation Services    Data Migration  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Managed Services                        Meditech Validation Products & Services    Local / Resident Hosting  
           Professional Services                        Support & Professional Services    OnSite Implementation Consulting  
           Subscription Services                        User Product & Process Training    Project Discovery & Gap Analysis  
           Support                            Services User Training Programs  

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