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Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Industrial Machinery Industry



Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Industrial Machinery 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 CloudE2 Shop SystemIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsECi M1Expandable ERP Cetec ERPPriority Software ERP
  Version201615.27.010.007Always Current7.28.02016.28.09.3.0Always Current17.3
  Price Range$75K and up-$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$5K-200K$300K-2M$5K-500K$10K-250K$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 ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription, LicensedSubscriptionSubscription, Licensed
  User Range10-2505-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+1-30040-50003-10001-5001-Unlimited5-Unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOAClient/ServerSOASOASOA, .NETWindows 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, MS SQL ExpressCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS 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 SystemsWindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsWindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Unix
  SAASYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYes
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Data Collection    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Consignment Inventory     Barcoding & Labeling    Materials Management Overview  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding    Costing    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management    Inventory Accuracy     Bill Of Materials    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Material Cost Posting    Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bill Of Materials    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    M1 Calculators    Inventory Control    Dimensional Inventory Control    Picking and Shipping  
   Scheduling            Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control        Inventory RESTful API     Inventory Management    Receiving & Put-Away  
   Warehouse Management            Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Inventory Control    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management        Lot Tracking    Lot & Serial Traceability    Replenishment  
               Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Inventory Management    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory        Materials Management    Mobile Warehousing    Traceability  
               Sales Order Allocation            Lot and Serial Control    Scheduling and Resourcing    Materials Purchasing        Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs    MRP & Inventory Forecast      
                           Material Management         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    Order Entry    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Configuration Control     Automatic Order Processing    Orders  
   Invoicing    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Quoting / Estimating    Component Repair    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Electronic Data Transmission    Configurable Manufacturing Modes    Price Quotes  
   Process History    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    Vender Returns    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management    Pack-Out Ship     EDI / Ecommerce    Tasks  
   Quotation Management        Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I        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        Field Service    Order Enrty        Return Material Authorization    Manufacturing Quoting      
   Shipping Order        Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking        Sales    Quoting & Estimating        Sales Order Credit Card Validation    Packing, Shipping, & RMAs      
           Sales Orders            Sales Order        Sales Quotes    Return Merchandise Authorization        Sales Order Management     Sales Reporting & Analysis      
                                   Sales & Service Management        Shipping RESTful API     Workflow & Routing      
                                   Sales Application        Volume Pricing          
                                   Shipping Logistics                  
  Financial Management
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     General Ledger    Accounting RESTful APIs     Accounts Payable     Billing  
   Cost Accounting    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable     Accounts Receivable    Budget Control  
   Financials and Accounting    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Budgeting / Cashflow    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    Executive Overview    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Multi-Currency    Bank Reconciliation     Configurable Costing Methods    Cost Control  
   Liquidity Planning    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    General Ledger    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    Payroll    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow        Financial Reporting    General Accounting     Financial Statement Generator  
           Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            QuickBooks    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 Scheduling    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Integration For Finite Capacity    Bill Of Materials    Production Management Overview  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Job Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Job Scheduling & Costing     Configurable Manufacturing       
   Project Cost Accounting    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Order Costing     Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Order Managent    Master Scheduling & Planning    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR      
   Project Management    MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking    Quality Management    Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Product Configurator    Shop Floor Routing    Mobile Shop Floor      
   Time Recording / Job Time    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants    Rapid Documentation    Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Quality / Warranty        Production & WIP Reporting      
   Work Order Management    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access    Shipping    Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Scheduling        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
       Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration    Shop Floor Control    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    Advanced Scheduling    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    e-Purchase Order Requisitions    Customer / Vendor Portals      
   Requisitions    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release    Demand Forecasting    Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ    Electronic Data Transmission    Lot & Serial Traceability      
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control    Executive Overview    Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.    Lot Tracking    MRP / Kanban / Replenishment      
   Supplier Relationship Management    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality    Inventory Management    Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management         PO From SO Create Workbench    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
               Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview    Purchasing / Receiving    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     CRM    CRM Features    CRM Application    Call Management    Customer Support     Built-in CRM    CRM Overview  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview        CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Sales Forecasting    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Contact Manager    Expandable CRM    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups      
               Case Management        Customer Master List    WebView    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management        Integration for Salesforce CRM    Custom Lead Pipelines       
               Customer Relationship Management        Customer Relations Summary        Mobility Features    Sales Forecasting            Customer & Contact Management      
               Information Worker        Field Service        Sales Configurator     Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management             Customer Case Management      
               Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Opportunity Tracking            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    Time and Attendance    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Document Mgmt    Additional Capabilities Overview    Application Programming Interface    Mobile Solutions  
   Business Intelligence    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Crystal Reports    Business Analytics    Business Web    Human Resources    Business Intelligence Products    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)      
   Multi-Site            Composite Applications        Document Control System    Data Conversions    Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    M1 WebGear Interface    Engineering Products    Custom Report Writer      
               Composite Applications        E-Commerce    Document Control    Expense Management     Crystal Reports    System Security    High Technology Package    Custom Workflow & Alerting      
               Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange    QuickView    Human Resources    Data Conversion    Unlimited View    Integration Programming Interfaces    Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing      
               Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication        Mobile Solutions    Document Control        Medical Technology Package    Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors      
               Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview        Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application        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    Account Manager    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    Classroom Training    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting        Customer Support Module    Custom Development & Integration      
       IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            E-Learning    Training    Global Shop Solutions University        Direct Implementation Services    Data Migration      
       Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services            Onsite and ISO Consulting        Learning & Educational Services        Meditech Validation Products & Services    Local / Resident Hosting      
               Managed Services            Phone Support        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      
               Support                                      

 

 
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