Engineered to Order Mfg. ERP Software Comparison for Industrial Machinery, Cloud Based (SaaS)

A comprehensive independent review of Engineered to Order Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Industrial Machinery Industry, 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 ERPSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsMicrosoft Dynamics AXCetec ERP
  Version20167.010.007Always Current8.02016.2AX 7 2016Always Current
  Price Range$75K and up-$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$300K-2M$5K-500K$20K-750K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscription
  User Range10-2504-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+40-50003-10005-2,2505-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASOASOASOA, .NET, CloudSaas, Multitenant
  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, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureCloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Inventory Controls    Barcoding & Labeling  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Costing    Bill of Materials    Manufacturing    Bill Of Materials  
   Material Cost Posting        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    Material Planning    Dimensional Inventory Control  
   Scheduling        Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control    Warehouse Management    Inventory Management  
   Warehouse Management        Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management        Lot & Serial Traceability  
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory        Mobile Warehousing  
           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    Sales & Marketing    Automatic Order Processing  
   Invoicing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Component Repair    Demand Management    Sales Management    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Process History    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        EDI / Ecommerce  
   Quotation Management    Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History        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     AP / AR    Accounts Payable   
   Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable  
   Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Fixed Assets    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Fixed Assets    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    General Ledger    Configurable Costing Methods  
   Liquidity Planning    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    International Capabilities    Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow    Project Accounting    General Accounting   
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            General Ledger    Financial Management        General Ledger  
       Analytics    Global Engines            Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets        Project Accounting  
                           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    Bill of Materials    Bill Of Materials  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    Key Production Features    Configurable Manufacturing   
   Project Cost Accounting    Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Product Builder    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Project Management    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking    Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Mobile Shop Floor  
   Time Recording / Job Time    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants    Engineer to Order    Management Solutions        Production & WIP Reporting  
   Work Order Management    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access    Make to Project    Planning & 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    Key Supply Chain Features    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Requisitions    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release    Equipment    Forecasting Trust        Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control    Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management        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    Marketing Automation    Built-in CRM  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    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    Alert System    Application Programming Interface  
   Business Intelligence    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Business Analytics    Business Web    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
   Multi-Site        Composite Applications        Document Control System    Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    Compliance Management    Custom Report Writer  
           Composite Applications        E-Commerce    Expense Management     Crystal Reports    Human Resource Management    Custom Workflow & Alerting  
           Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange    Human Resources    Data Conversion    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    Support Options    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
       Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting        Custom Development & Integration  
       Training and Education    Hosting Services            Training    Global Shop Solutions University        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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