Discrete Mfg ERP Software Comparison for the Industrial Machinery Industry, Cloud Based (SaaS)

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing  ERP software for the Industrial Machinery Industry on 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 Nameabas ERPEnterpriseIQSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsExpandable ERP Cetec ERP
  Version201615.27.010.007Always Current8.02016.29.3.0Always Current
  Price Range$75K and up-$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$300K-2M$5K-500K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo $40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsSubscription, LicensedSubscription
  User Range10-2505-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+40-50003-10001-Unlimited5-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASOASOAWindows ClientServeSaas, Multitenant
  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 PlatformsCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Consignment Inventory     Barcoding & Labeling  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Costing    Bill of Materials    Inventory Accuracy     Bill Of Materials  
   Material Cost Posting    Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    Inventory Control    Dimensional Inventory Control  
   Scheduling            Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control    Inventory RESTful API     Inventory Management  
   Warehouse Management            Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management    Lot Tracking    Lot & Serial Traceability  
               Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory    Materials Management    Mobile Warehousing  
               Sales Order Allocation            Scheduling and Resourcing    Materials Purchasing    Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs    MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                               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    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Configuration Control     Automatic Order Processing  
   Invoicing    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Component Repair    Demand Management    Electronic Data Transmission    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Process History    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Pack-Out Ship     EDI / Ecommerce  
   Quotation Management        Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History    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 & Receivable    Accounting Application     Accounting RESTful APIs     Accounts Payable   
   Cost Accounting    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable     Accounts Receivable  
   Financials and Accounting    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable     Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Fixed Assets    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Bank Reconciliation     Configurable Costing Methods  
   Liquidity Planning    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Business Intelligence & Analytics    Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow    Financial Reporting    General Accounting   
           Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            General Ledger    Financial Management    Foreign Currency     General Ledger  
           Analytics    Global Engines            Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets    General Ledger     Project Accounting  
                               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    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Integration For Finite Capacity    Bill Of Materials  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    Job Scheduling & Costing     Configurable Manufacturing   
   Project Cost Accounting    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Master Scheduling & Planning    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Project Management    MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking    Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Shop Floor Routing    Mobile Shop Floor  
   Time Recording / Job Time    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants    Engineer to Order    Management Solutions        Production & WIP Reporting  
   Work Order Management    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access    Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
       Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration    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    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    e-Purchase Order Requisitions    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Requisitions    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release    Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Electronic Data Transmission    Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control    Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Lot Tracking    MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Supplier Relationship Management    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality    Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management     PO From SO Create Workbench    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
               Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview    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 Features    CRM Application    Customer Support     Built-in CRM  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview        CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Expandable CRM    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
               Case Management        Customer Master List    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    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Additional Capabilities Overview    Application Programming Interface  
   Business Intelligence    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Business Analytics    Business Web    Business Intelligence Products    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
   Multi-Site            Composite Applications        Document Control System    Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    Engineering Products    Custom Report Writer  
               Composite Applications        E-Commerce    Expense Management     Crystal Reports    High Technology Package    Custom Workflow & Alerting  
               Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange    Human Resources    Data Conversion    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    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Client Support & Training Overview    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
       IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting    Customer Support Module    Custom Development & Integration  
       IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Training    Global Shop Solutions University    Direct Implementation Services    Data Migration  
       Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services                Learning & Educational Services    Meditech Validation Products & Services    Local / Resident Hosting  
               Managed Services                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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