ERP Software Comparison for the Industrial Machinery Industry on MS SQL Server.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Industrial Machinery Industry with MS SQL Server. 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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Infor VISUALE2 Shop SystemGlobal Shop SolutionsECi M1Microsoft Dynamics AXMAX ERPExpandable ERP
  Version2015.17.010.0076.5.47.22015.38.0AX 7 20165.
  Price Range$50K- $2M$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$12K-100K$5K-200K$5K-500K$10K-250K$20K-750K$5K -35K$20K-200K or$250/User/Mo
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+5-5001-3003-10001-5005-2,2505-150+1-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SOAClient/ServerSOASOA, .NETSOA, .NET, Cloud.NETWindows ClientServe
  Database PlatformMS 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)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, ODBC CompliantMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, QuickbooksMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Enterprise Resource Planning    Data Collection    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Inventory Controls    Inventory Control    Consignment Inventory   
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Product Lifecycle Mgmt    Bar Coding    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management    Manufacturing    Lot and Serial Tracking    Inventory Accuracy   
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Quality Management    Bill Of Materials    Data Collection    M1 Calculators    Material Planning    Master Scheduling    Inventory Control  
           Material Handler Interface            Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Control        Warehouse Management    Material Requirement Planning    Inventory RESTful API   
           Material Movement            Inventory Control    Inventory Management            Repetitive Manufacturing    Lot Tracking  
           Prioritize Orders            Inventory Management    Materials Purchasing                Materials Management  
           Sales Order Allocation            Lot and Serial Control    Materials Solutions                Serial & Lot Production Control RESTful APIs  
                       Material Management     Physical Inventory                Serial Number Tracking   
                           Wireless System                  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Sales Management    Order Entry    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Sales & Marketing    Advanced Forecast    Configuration Control   
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    RF Warehousing        Quoting / Estimating    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Sales Management    Quoting and Estimating    Electronic Data Transmission  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring        Vender Returns    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management        Sales Order and Processing    Pack-Out Ship   
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange                Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt            Quick Sales Order Entry   
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.                Order Enrty                Return Material Authorization  
       Sales Analysis    Storefront                Quoting & Estimating                Sales Order Credit Card Validation  
       Sales Orders                    Return Merchandise Authorization                Sales Order Management   
                           Sales & Service Management                Shipping RESTful API   
                           Shipping Logistics                Volume Pricing  
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    Financial Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    AP / AR    Fixed Asset Management    Accounting RESTful APIs   
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection        Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management Overview    General Ledger    Accounts Payable   
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview        Budgeting / Cashflow    Business Intelligence    Accounts Receivable    Fixed Assets    Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering    Accounts Receivable   
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company            Executive Overview    Cash Flow    Multi-Currency    General Ledger    Multi-Currency    Bank Reconciliation   
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview            General Ledger    Financial Management    Payroll    International Capabilities    Multiple Cost Sets    Business Intelligence & Analytics  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect            Payroll    Fixed Assets        Project Accounting    Payables Management    Financial Reporting  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            QuickBooks    General Ledger            Receivables Management    Foreign Currency   
       Analytics    Global Engines                International Accounting            Human Resources    General Ledger   
                           Multi-Currency Management                Multiple Company   
                           Payroll Management                  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt Overview    Discrete Manufacturing        Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Bill of Materials    Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning    Integration For Finite Capacity  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing        Job Management    Engineer-to-Order    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Key Production Features    Engineering Change Order    Job Scheduling & Costing   
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt            Order Costing     Lean Manufacturing    Order Managent    Product Builder    Labor Tracking    Master Scheduling & Planning  
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management            Quality Management    Management Solutions    Product Configurator        Lean Capabilities    Shop Floor Routing  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing            Rapid Documentation    Production Configurator    Quality / Warranty        Lean Tools / Labor Tracking      
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.            Shipping    Project Management    Scheduling        MAX Visual Shop Scheduler      
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling            Shop Floor Control    Quality Control            Shop Floor Control      
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations                    Quality Tracking            Subcontract Processing      
       Requirements Planning                    Shop Floor Control                  
       Shop Clock                                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt Overview        Enterprise Asset Mgmt    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Key Supply Chain Features    Bar Coding    e-Purchase Order Requisitions  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Supply Chain Management    Demand Forecasting    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ        Backflush by Operation    Electronic Data Transmission  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management            Executive Overview    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.        Purchasing Control    Lot Tracking  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving            Inventory Management    Supplier Relationship Management             Subcontract Processing    PO From SO Create Workbench  
           Sourcing            Purchasing / Receiving    Supply Chain Manager            Supplier Kanban    Purchasing  
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                Purchasing RESTful API   
           Warehouse Management                                Serial & Lot Product Control   
                                           Serial Number Product Tracking  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Customer Relations Mgmt    CRM    Customer & Prospect Management    Call Management    Marketing Automation    Customer Service Portal    Customer Support   
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect            Sales Forecasting    Customer Relationship Management    Contact Manager    Sales Force Automation        Expandable CRM  
           Case Management            WebView    Sales Forecasting                Intergration for Salesforce CRM  
           Informatin Worker                Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                   
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt                Service Management                  
           Mobile Connect                                  
           Service Management                                  
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Compliance Overview    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Human Capital Mgmt    Time and Attendance    Business Web    Document Mgmt    Alert System    Exact Synergy    Additional Capabilities Overview  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Wholesale Distribution        Crystal Reports    Crystal Reports    Human Resources    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Exact Event Manager    Business Intelligence Products  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt            Data Conversions    Data Conversion    M1 WebGear Interface    Compliance Management        Engineering Products  
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame            Document Control    Document Control    System Security    Human Resource Management        High Technology Package  
           Global Business Mgmt            QuickView    Global Application Builder    Unlimited View    Service Managment        Integration Programming Interfaces  
           Human Capital Mgmt Overview                Online System / Time and Attendance                Medical Technology Package  
           Product Data Mgmt                                Product Management  
           Service Mgmt. Overview                                Quality & Regulatory  
           Social Enterprise                                Security & Business Monitoring Products  
           Web 2.0                                Usability & Data Collection Utilities  
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing            Account Manager    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support    Support Options    Training and Education    Client Support & Training Overview  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Hosting Services            Classroom Training    Global Shop Solutions Consulting            Customer Support    Customer Support Module  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services            E-Learning    Global Shop Solutions University            Consultation Services    Direct Implementation Services  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Managed Services            Onsite and ISO Consulting    Learning & Educational Services                Meditech Validation Products & Services  
           Professional Services            Phone Support    Training Strategies                 Support & Professional Services  
           Subscription Services                                User Product & Process Training  


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