Engineer to Order (ETO) ERP Software Comparison for the Industrial Machinery Industry

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Engineer to Order (ETO) 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 ERPSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsECi M1Microsoft Dynamics AXJobBOSS Shop Management SolutionCetec ERPPriority Software ERP
  Version20167.010.007Always Current8.02016.28.0AX 7 201612.0Always Current17.3
  Price Range$75K and up-$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$300K-2M$5K-500K$10K-250K$20K-750K$299-$200K$40/User/Month-$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingFinancingSubscriptionSubscription, Licensed
  User Range10-2504-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+40-50003-10001-5005-2,2501-1005-Unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesNoYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASOASOASOA, .NETSOA, .NET, CloudClient/Server or CloSaas, MultitenantAll current Windows
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS 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, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL ExpressCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, WindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Inventory Controls    Lot and Serial Control    Barcoding & Labeling    Materials Management Overview  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Costing    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management    Manufacturing    Material Control    Bill Of Materials    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Material Cost Posting        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    M1 Calculators    Material Planning        Dimensional Inventory Control    Picking and Shipping  
   Scheduling        Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control        Warehouse Management        Inventory Management    Receiving & Put-Away  
   Warehouse Management        Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management                Lot & Serial Traceability    Replenishment  
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory                Mobile Warehousing    Traceability  
           Sales Order Allocation            Scheduling and Resourcing    Materials Purchasing                MRP & Inventory Forecast      
                           Materials Solutions                Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
                           Physical Inventory                      
                           Wireless System                      
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Sales & Marketing    Job Entry    Automatic Order Processing    Orders  
   Invoicing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Component Repair    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Sales Management    Sales Order Processing    Configurable Manufacturing Modes    Price Quotes  
   Process History    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management            EDI / Ecommerce    Tasks  
   Quotation Management    Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt            Field Service & Projects      
   Sales Management Overview    Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Field Service    Order Enrty                Manufacturing Quoting      
   Shipping Order    Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Sales    Quoting & Estimating                Packing, Shipping, & RMAs      
       Sales Orders            Sales Order    Sales Quotes    Return Merchandise Authorization                Sales Reporting & Analysis      
                           Sales & Service Management                Workflow & Routing      
                           Sales Application                      
                           Shipping Logistics                      
  Financial Management
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     General Ledger    AP / AR    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable     Billing  
   Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Budget Control  
   Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Fixed Assets    General Ledger    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import    Cash Management  
   Fixed Assets    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Multi-Currency    General Ledger    Payroll    Configurable Costing Methods    Cost Control  
   Liquidity Planning    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Payroll    International Capabilities        Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)    Financial Management Overview  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow        Project Accounting        General Accounting     Financial Statement Generator  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            General Ledger    Financial Management                General Ledger    Fixed Assets  
       Analytics    Global Engines            Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets                Project Accounting    Regulatory Compliance  
                           General Ledger                Tax Management      
                           International Accounting                      
                           Multi-Currency Management                      
                           Payroll Management                      
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Bill of Materials    Quality Management    Bill Of Materials    Production Management Overview  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Key Production Features    Shop Floor Control    Configurable Manufacturing       
   Project Cost Accounting    Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Order Managent    Product Builder        Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR      
   Project Management    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking    Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Product Configurator            Mobile Shop Floor      
   Time Recording / Job Time    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants    Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Quality / Warranty            Production & WIP Reporting      
   Work Order Management    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access    Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Scheduling            Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
       Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration    Multisite Planning    Production Configurator                Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing      
       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    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Key Supply Chain Features    ShopView    Customer / Vendor Portals      
   Requisitions    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release    Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ            Lot & Serial Traceability      
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control    Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.            MRP / Kanban / Replenishment      
   Supplier Relationship Management    Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality    Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management                 Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview    Procurement    Supply Chain Manager                Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping      
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.            Supply Chain                    Requisitions & Purchase Orders      
           Warehouse Management            Warehousing                    Supply Chain Management      
                                           Supply / Demand Forecasting      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     CRM Features    CRM Application    Call Management    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management    Built-in CRM    CRM Overview  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Contact Manager    Sales Force Automation        Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups      
           Case Management        Customer Master List    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management                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)    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Document Mgmt    Alert System    Automated Workflow    Application Programming Interface    Mobile Solutions  
   Business Intelligence    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Business Analytics    Business Web    Human Resources    Business Intelligence and Reporting        Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)      
   Multi-Site        Composite Applications        Document Control System    Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    M1 WebGear Interface    Compliance Management        Custom Report Writer      
           Composite Applications        E-Commerce    Expense Management     Crystal Reports    System Security    Human Resource Management        Custom Workflow & Alerting      
           Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange    Human Resources    Data Conversion    Unlimited View    Service Managment        Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing      
           Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication    Mobile Solutions    Document Control                Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors      
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview    Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application                Enterprise Document Management      
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        SmartPlex Mobile Access    Recruitment, Training & Developemnt    Electronic Data Exchange                Pulse Report      
           Global Business Mgmt                Global Application Builder                      
           Human Capital Mgmt.                Key Performance Indicators Application                      
           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    STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support    Support Options    Customer Portal    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels    Customer Service & Support Overview  
       Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting            Customization     Custom Development & Integration      
       Training and Education    Hosting Services            Training    Global Shop Solutions University            Training and Education    Data Migration      
           Learning & Educational Services                Learning & Educational Services                Local / Resident Hosting      
           Managed Services                Training Strategies                 On-Site Implementation Consulting      
           Professional Services                                Project Discovery & Gap Analysis      
           Subscription Services                                Services User Training Programs      
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