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 NameSYSPROabas ERPSage ERP X3Microsoft Dynamics AXPriority Software ERP
  Version7.020167AX 7 201617.3
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$75K and up-$2600/ user-$20K-750K$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscription, Licensed
  User Range4-100010-25020-1000+5-2,2505-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA / Multi-tier SOA, .NET, CloudAll current Windows
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, 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 OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management     Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Controls    Materials Management Overview  
   Lot Traceability     Material requirements planning (MRP)        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
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Costing    Purchasing Management    Sales & Marketing    Orders  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Invoicing    RF Warehousing    Sales Management    Price Quotes  
   Point Of Sale    Process History    Sales Monitoring        Tasks  
   Report Writer    Quotation Management              
   Return Mgmt    Sales Management Overview              
   Sales Analysis    Shipping Order              
   Sales Orders                  
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    AP / AR    Billing  
   Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Data Collection    Financial Management Overview    Budget Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Financial Overview    Fixed Assets    Cash Management  
   Activity Based Costing    Fixed Assets        General Ledger    Cost Control  
   Tax Management    Liquidity Planning        International Capabilities    Financial Management Overview  
   Assests Register    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Project Accounting    Financial Statement Generator  
   Payroll                Fixed Assets  
   Analytics                Regulatory Compliance  
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    CAD Integration    Discrete Manufacturing    Bill of Materials    Production Management Overview  
   Engineering Change Control    Production Summary    Process Manufacturing    Key Production Features      
   Factory Documentation    Project Cost Accounting        Product Builder      
   Cost Tracking    Project Management              
   Planning and Scheduling    Time Recording / Job Time              
   Projects and Contracts    Work Order Management              
   Quality Mgmt                  
   Requirements Planning                  
   Shop Clock                  
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution    Purchasing        Key Supply Chain Features      
   Freight Calculator    Requisitions              
   Inventory Forecasting    Sales Planning & Forecasting              
   Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Relationship Management              
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM    Marketing Automation    CRM Overview  
   CRM for Syspro    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Sales Force Automation      
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Alert System    Mobile Solutions  
   Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence    Wholesale Distribution    Business Intelligence and Reporting      
       Multi-Site        Compliance Management      
               Human Resource Management      
               Service Managment      
  Services Support
   STARS    Upgrade Guarantee        Support Options    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   Training and Education                  

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