Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Lumber/Paper/Wood Industries

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Lumber/Paper/Wood Industries 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 NameEpicor ERPSYSPRONetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsECi M1Microsoft Dynamics NAVInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) Cetec ERP
  Version10.007.0Always Current8.02016.28.020169.00.10Always Current
  Price Range$4K -500K$25K-500K onsite$10K-100K$300K-2M$5K-500K$10K-250K$8K-$250K$25K-500K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription
  User Range1-2000+4-100010+unlimited40-50003-10001-5005-7505-10005-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.40+ CountriesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOASOA, XML, WebserviceSAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOA, .NET.NETSOASaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, ODBC Compliant, Proprietary`, Customized per Client, Pervasive, Power, Sage ProvideX, Sybase, Cloud-Based (Saas), PostgreSQL, MS SQL Express, abas Open Object Oriented Database, MS Access, IBM UniData/UniVerse, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, Quickbooks, Salesforce, Multi-Tenant SAAS on the SalesForce CloudCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
   Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Management    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt        Material Management Summary    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Bar Coding    Lot Traceability    Advanced Shipping    Costing    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management        Plant Maintenance    Bill Of Materials  
   Handheld        Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    M1 Calculators            Dimensional Inventory Control  
   Material Handler Interface        Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control                Inventory Management  
   Material Movement        Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management                Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Prioritize Orders        Return Materials Authorization    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
   Order Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Service Management    Advanced Forcasting    Automatic Order Processing  
   Sales Management    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.        Estimating / Quoting    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Demand Management    Point Of Sale    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management        Request for Quote    EDI / Ecommerce  
   Electronic Data Interchange    Report Writer    Order Management    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt            Field Service & Projects  
   Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Return Mgmt    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service    Order Enrty                Manufacturing Quoting  
   Storefront    Sales Analysis    Real Time Order Status    Sales    Quoting & Estimating                Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
       Sales Orders    Self-Service Vendor Center    Sales Quotes    Return Merchandise Authorization                Sales Reporting & Analysis  
           Shipping Integration        Sales & Service Management                Workflow & Routing  
           Streamlined Receiving        Sales Application                  
                   Shipping Logistics                  
  Financial Management
   General Ledger    Budget Management    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     General Ledger    Business Intelligence    Financial Management    Accounts Payable   
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management        Accounts Receivable  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable            Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Multi-Cureancy / Company    Activity Based Costing    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Multi-Currency            Configurable Costing Methods  
   Financial Mgmt Overview    Tax Management    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Payroll            Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Tax Connect    Assests Register    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow                General Accounting   
   Cash / Asset Mgmt    Payroll    Revenue Recognition    General Ledger    Financial Management                General Ledger  
   Global Engines    Analytics        Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets                Project Accounting  
                   General Ledger                Tax Management  
                   International Accounting                  
                   Multi-Currency Management                  
                   Payroll Management                  
  Production Management
   Production Mgmt     Bill of Materials    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Project Management    Engineering    Bill Of Materials  
   Advanced Production    Engineering Change Control    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry        Planning & Scheduling    Configurable Manufacturing   
   Advanced Quality Mgmt    Factory Documentation    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Order Managent        Production Management    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Job Management    Cost Tracking        Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Product Configurator        Project Control    Mobile Shop Floor  
   Lean Manufacturing    Planning and Scheduling        Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Quality / Warranty        Shop Floor Data    Production & WIP Reporting  
   Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Projects and Contracts        Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Scheduling        Workflow    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Planning & Scheduling    Quality Mgmt        Multisite Planning    Production Configurator                Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Planning and Scheduling    Quotations        Project Management    Project Management Application                Work Order Documents  
   Product Data Management    Requirements Planning        Repetitive Manufacturing    Quality Control Application                  
       Shop Clock        Shop Floor Reporting    Quality Tracking                  
               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
   Supply Chain Mgmt.    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Supply Chain Management    Shipping / Receiving    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Inventory Management    Freight Calculator        Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ            Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Purchase Management    Inventory Forecasting        Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.            MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Shipping & Receiving    Shipping Mgmt        Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management                 Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Sourcing            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 Overview    Contact Management    Incentive Management    CRM Features    CRM Application    Call Management    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relations Management    Built-in CRM  
   Campaign Connect    CRM for Syspro    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Contact Manager        Field Service Management    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
   Case Management        Partner Relationship    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management                Custom Lead Pipelines   
   Customer Relationship Management        Sales Order Management    Mobility Features    Sales Forecasting                Customer & Contact Management  
   Information Worker        Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator     Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                 Customer Case Management  
   Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Website        Service Management                Integrated CRM  
   Mobile Connect                                Last Touch Reporting  
   Service Management                                Mobile Access & Field Service  
                                   Sales Management & Quote Tracking  
  Additional Capabilities
   Cloud Deployment    Document Mgmt    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    Human Resources    Application Programming Interface  
   Compliance Overview    Espresso Mobile    Security    Business Analytics    Business Web    Human Resources        Internationalization    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
   Composite Applications            Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    M1 WebGear Interface        Intuitive User Interface    Custom Report Writer  
   Composite Applications            Expense Management     Crystal Reports    System Security        Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    Custom Workflow & Alerting  
   Document Mgmt            Human Resources    Data Conversion    Unlimited View        Quality Control (Supplier)    Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
   Enterprise Content Mgmt            Mobile Solutions    Document Control            Report & Analysis    Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors  
   Enterprise Performance Mgmt            Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application            Sytline Data Collection    Enterprise Document Management  
   Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame            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
   Business Process Outsourcing    STARS    Customer Care    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support    Support Options        Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   Epicor Consulting    Support    NetSuite Central    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                Custom Development & Integration  
   Hosting Services    Training and Education    Site Consultation    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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