Independent Review of Industrial Distribution ERP Software for the Industrial Machinery Industry

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Industrial Distribution 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 ERPSYSPROSage ERP X3Microsoft Dynamics AXPriority Software ERP
  Version20167.07AX 7 201617.3
  Price Range$75K and up-$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$20K-750K$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscription, Licensed
  User Range10-2504-100020-1000+5-2,2505-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, XML, Webservice SOA, .NET, CloudAll 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, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Controls    Materials Management Overview  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Lot Traceability        Manufacturing    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Material Cost Posting            Material Planning    Picking and Shipping  
   Scheduling            Warehouse Management    Receiving & Put-Away  
   Warehouse Management                Replenishment  
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Sales & Marketing    Orders  
   Invoicing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Sales Management    Price Quotes  
   Process History    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring        Tasks  
   Quotation Management    Report Writer              
   Sales Management Overview    Return Mgmt              
   Shipping Order    Sales Analysis              
       Sales Orders              
  Financial Management
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    AP / AR    Billing  
   Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Management Overview    Budget Control  
   Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Fixed Assets    Cash Management  
   Fixed Assets    Activity Based Costing        General Ledger    Cost Control  
   Liquidity Planning    Tax Management        International Capabilities    Financial Management Overview  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Assests Register        Project Accounting    Financial Statement Generator  
       Payroll            Fixed Assets  
       Analytics            Regulatory Compliance  
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Bill of Materials    Production Management Overview  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Key Production Features      
   Project Cost Accounting    Factory Documentation        Product Builder      
   Project Management    Cost Tracking              
   Time Recording / Job Time    Planning and Scheduling              
   Work Order Management    Projects and Contracts              
       Quality Mgmt              
       Requirements Planning              
       Shop Clock              
  Supply Chain Management
   Purchasing    EDI Solution        Key Supply Chain Features      
   Requisitions    Freight Calculator              
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Inventory Forecasting              
   Supplier Relationship Management    Shipping Mgmt              
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Contact Management    CRM    Marketing Automation    CRM Overview  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM for Syspro        Sales Force Automation      
  Additional Capabilities
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Alert System    Mobile Solutions  
   Business Intelligence    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Business Intelligence and Reporting      
   Multi-Site            Compliance Management      
               Human Resource Management      
               Service Managment      
  Services Support
   Upgrade Guarantee    STARS        Support Options    Customer Service & Support Overview  
       Training and Education              

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