Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Industrial Machinery Industry.

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Industrial Machinery Industry. 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 CloudE2 Shop SystemIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop Solutionsabas ERPECi M1Expandable ERP Cetec ERPPriority Software ERP
  Version15.27.010.007Always Current7.28.02016.220168.09.3.0Always Current17.3
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$5K-200K$300K-2M$5K-500K$75K and up-$10K-250K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo $40/User/Month-$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription, LicensedSubscriptionSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+1-30040-50003-100010-2501-5001-Unlimited5-Unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOAClient/ServerSOASOASOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETWindows ClientServeSaas, MultitenantAll current Windows
  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), 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)Cloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Data Collection    Complex MRO    Bar Coding     Inventory Management    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Consignment Inventory     Barcoding & Labeling    Materials Management Overview  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding    Costing    Bill of Materials     Material requirements planning (MRP)    Inventory Management    Inventory Accuracy     Bill Of Materials    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bill Of Materials    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    Material Cost Posting    M1 Calculators    Inventory Control    Dimensional Inventory Control    Picking and Shipping  
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control    Scheduling        Inventory RESTful API     Inventory Management    Receiving & Put-Away  
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Inventory Control    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management    Warehouse 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
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Order Entry    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Costing    Advanced Bill of Materials    Configuration Control     Automatic Order Processing    Orders  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Quoting / Estimating    Component Repair    Demand Management    Invoicing    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Electronic Data Transmission    Configurable Manufacturing Modes    Price Quotes  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    Vender Returns    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Process History    Lead Management    Pack-Out Ship     EDI / Ecommerce    Tasks  
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I        Customer Orders     Invoice Order History    Quotation Management    Project Mgmt    Quick Sales Order Entry     Field Service & Projects      
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking        Field Service    Order Enrty    Sales Management Overview        Return Material Authorization    Manufacturing Quoting      
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking        Sales    Quoting & Estimating    Shipping Order        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
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     “What if” Financial Scenarios    General Ledger    Accounting RESTful APIs     Accounts Payable     Billing  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable     Accounts Receivable    Budget Control  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Budgeting / Cashflow    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable     Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import    Cash Management  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Executive Overview    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Fixed Assets    Multi-Currency    Bank Reconciliation     Configurable Costing Methods    Cost Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    General Ledger    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Liquidity Planning    Payroll    Business Intelligence & Analytics    Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)    Financial Management Overview  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Payroll    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow    Perpetual Inventory Costing        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
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Scheduling    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    CAD Integration    Job Management    Integration For Finite Capacity    Bill Of Materials    Production Management Overview  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Job Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    Production Summary    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Job Scheduling & Costing     Configurable Manufacturing       
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Order Costing     Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Project Cost Accounting    Order Managent    Master Scheduling & Planning    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking    Quality Management    Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Project Management    Product Configurator    Shop Floor Routing    Mobile Shop Floor      
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants    Rapid Documentation    Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Time Recording / Job Time    Quality / Warranty        Production & WIP Reporting      
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access    Shipping    Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Work Order Management    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
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Advanced Scheduling    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing    Purchasing Mgmt.    e-Purchase Order Requisitions    Customer / Vendor Portals      
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release    Demand Forecasting    Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Requisitions    Purchasing RFQ    Electronic Data Transmission    Lot & Serial Traceability      
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control    Executive Overview    Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Sales Planning & Forecasting    Shipping Mgmt.    Lot Tracking    MRP / Kanban / Replenishment      
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality    Inventory Management    Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management     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 Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     CRM    CRM Features    CRM Application    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Call Management    Customer Support     Built-in CRM    CRM Overview  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Sales Forecasting    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    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
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Time and Attendance    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Document Mgmt    Additional Capabilities Overview    Application Programming Interface    Mobile Solutions  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Crystal Reports    Business Analytics    Business Web    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Business Intelligence Products    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)      
           Composite Applications        Document Control System    Data Conversions    Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    Multi-Site    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
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Account Manager    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Upgrade Guarantee    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      


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