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 SystemGlobal Shop Solutionsabas ERPECi M1IFS Applications 8.0MAX ERPExpandable ERP Cetec ERP
  Version2015.17.010.007Always Current7.22015.320158. Current
  Price Range$50K- $2M$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$5K-200K$5K-500K$75K and up-$10K-250K$300K-2M$5K -35K$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 ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner FinancingLease, FinancingSubscription, LicensedSubscription
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+1-3003-100010-2501-50040-50005-150+1-Unlimited5-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOAClient/ServerSOASOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETSOA.NETWindows 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 PlatformsMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliantabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherOracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, QuickbooksMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXWindowsWindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Data Collection    Bar Coding    Material Valuation    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Complex MRO    Inventory Control    Consignment Inventory     Barcoding & Labeling  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding    Bill of Materials    Materials Management (MRP)    Inventory Management    Costing    Lot and Serial Tracking    Inventory Accuracy     Bill Of Materials  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bill Of Materials    Data Collection        M1 Calculators    Demand Forecasting    Master Scheduling    Inventory Control    Dimensional Inventory Control  
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Control            Inventory Replenishment    Material Requirement Planning    Inventory RESTful API     Inventory Management  
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Inventory Control    Inventory Management            Project Budgeting    Repetitive Manufacturing    Lot Tracking    Lot & Serial Traceability  
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Inventory Management    Materials Purchasing            Project Reporting        Materials Management    Mobile Warehousing  
           Sales Order Allocation            Lot and Serial Control    Materials Solutions            Scheduling and Resourcing        Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs    MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                       Material Management     Physical Inventory                    Serial Number Tracking     Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
                           Wireless System                          
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Order Entry    Complete Order Management    Sales    Advanced Bill of Materials    Collaborative Solutions    Advanced Forecast    Configuration Control     Automatic Order Processing  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Quoting / Estimating    Demand Management        Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Component Repair    Quoting and Estimating    Electronic Data Transmission    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    Vender Returns    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Lead Management    Coordinate Projects    Sales Order and Processing    Pack-Out Ship     EDI / Ecommerce  
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I        Invoice Order History        Project Mgmt    Customer Orders         Quick Sales Order Entry     Field service & Projects  
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking        Order Enrty            Field Service        Return Material Authorization    Manufacturing Quoting  
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking        Quoting & Estimating            Sales        Sales Order Credit Card Validation    Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
       Sales Orders            Sales Order        Return Merchandise Authorization            Sales Quotes        Sales Order Management     Sales Reporting & Analysis  
                           Sales & Service Management                    Shipping RESTful API     Workflow & Routing  
                           Shipping Logistics                    Volume Pricing      
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    General Ledger    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Fixed Asset Management    Accounting RESTful APIs     Accounts Payable   
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Accounting    Accounts Payable    Budget Management    General Ledger    Accounts Payable     Accounts Receivable  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Budgeting / Cashflow    Business Intelligence    Fixed Asset Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Cash Flow    Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering    Accounts Receivable     Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Executive Overview    Cash Flow        Multi-Currency    Consolidate Accounts    Multi-Currency    Bank Reconciliation     Configurable Costing Methods  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    General Ledger    Financial Management        Payroll    Financial Summary    Multiple Cost Sets    Business Intelligence & Analytics    Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Payroll    Fixed Assets            Fixed Assets    Payables Management    Financial Reporting    General Accounting   
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            QuickBooks    General Ledger            General Ledger    Receivables Management    Foreign Currency     General Ledger  
       Analytics    Global Engines                International Accounting            Sales Contract Mgmt.    Human Resources    General Ledger     Project Accounting  
                           Multi-Currency Management                    Multiple Company     Tax Management  
                           Payroll Management                          
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt Overview    Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Production Scheduling    Costing    Job Management    Asset Design    Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning    Integration For Finite Capacity    Bill Of Materials  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Job Management    Engineer-to-Order    Production Planning & Control    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Batch Process    Engineering Change Order    Job Scheduling & Costing     Configurable Manufacturing   
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Order Costing     Lean Manufacturing        Order Managent    Configure / Make / Assemble    Labor Tracking    Master Scheduling & Planning    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking    Quality Management    Management Solutions        Product Configurator    Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Capabilities    Shop Floor Routing    Mobile Shop Floor  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants    Rapid Documentation    Production Configurator        Quality / Warranty    Engineer to Order    Lean Tools / Labor Tracking        Production & WIP Reporting  
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access    Shipping    Project Management        Scheduling    Make to Project    MAX Visual Shop Scheduler        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration    Shop Floor Control    Quality Control            Multisite Planning    Shop Floor Control        Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations            Preventative Maintenance        Quality Tracking            Project Management    Subcontract Processing        Work Order Documents  
       Requirements Planning            Production Scheduling Overview        Shop Floor Control            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    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    EDI    Purchasing Mgmt.    Distribution    Bar Coding    e-Purchase Order Requisitions    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release    Demand Forecasting    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing    Purchasing RFQ    Equipment    Backflush by Operation    Electronic Data Transmission    Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control    Executive Overview    Shipping & Receiving Management        Shipping Mgmt.    Equipment Effectiveness    Purchasing Control    Lot Tracking    MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality    Inventory Management    Supplier Relationship Management             Preventive Maintenance    Subcontract Processing    PO From SO Create Workbench    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview    Purchasing / Receiving    Supply Chain Manager            Procurement    Supplier Kanban    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    Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Call Management    CRM Features    Customer Service Portal    Customer Support     Built-in CRM  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Sales Forecasting    Customer Relationship Management        Contact Manager    Customer Services        Expandable CRM    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
           Case Management        Customer Master List    WebView    Sales Forecasting            Information Shring        Intergration for Salesforce CRM    Custom Lead Pipelines   
           Informatin Worker        Customer Relations Summary        Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management             Mobility Features            Customer & Contact Management  
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Field Service        Service Management            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    Time and Attendance    Business Web        Document Mgmt    B2B Contracting    Exact Synergy    Additional Capabilities Overview    Application Programming Interface  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Crystal Reports    Crystal Reports        Human Resources    Business Analytics    Exact Event Manager    Business Intelligence Products    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Document Control System    Data Conversions    Data Conversion        M1 WebGear Interface    Employee Self-Service        Engineering Products    Custom Report Writer  
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        E-Commerce    Document Control    Document Control        System Security    Expense Management         High Technology Package    Custom Workflow & Alerting  
           Global Business Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange    QuickView    Global Application Builder        Unlimited View    Human Resources        Integration Programming Interfaces    Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
           Human Capital Mgmt Overview        Groupware Communication        Online System / Time and Attendance            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    Account Manager    FastRESPONSE    Upgrade Guarantee    Services & Support    Implementation    Training and Education    Client Support & Training Overview    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Hosting Services        Training Strategies    Classroom Training    Global Shop Solutions Consulting            Support    Customer Support    Customer Support Module    Custom Development & Integration  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services            E-Learning    Global Shop Solutions University            Training    Consultation Services    Direct Implementation Services    Data Migration  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Managed Services            Onsite and ISO Consulting    Learning & Educational Services                    Meditech Validation Products & Services    Local / Resident Hosting  
           Professional Services            Phone Support    Training Strategies                     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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