Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Lumber/Paper Industry.

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Lumber/Paper Industry. 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 NameSYSPROEpicor ERPNetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0ECi M1Microsoft Dynamics NAVInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) Cetec ERP
  Version7.010.00Always Current8.08.020169.00.10Always Current
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$10K-100K$300K-2M$10K-250K$8K-$250K$25K-500K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription
  User Range4-10001-2000+10+unlimited40-50001-5005-7505-10005-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.40+ CountriesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOA, .NET.NETSOASaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS 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, 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 OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Advanced Inventory Mgmt        Material Management Summary    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Lot Traceability    Bar Coding    Advanced Shipping    Costing    Inventory Management        Plant Maintenance    Bill Of Materials  
       Handheld    Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    M1 Calculators            Dimensional Inventory Control  
       Material Handler Interface    Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment                Inventory Management  
       Material Movement    Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting                Lot & Serial Traceability  
       Prioritize Orders    Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting                Mobile Warehousing  
       Sales Order Allocation        Scheduling and Resourcing                MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                               Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Advanced Bill of Materials    Service Management    Advanced Forcasting    Automatic Order Processing  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.        Estimating / Quoting    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Point Of Sale    Demand Management    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Lead Management        Request for Quote    EDI / Ecommerce  
   Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange    Order Management    Customer Orders     Project Mgmt            Field Service & Projects  
   Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service                Manufacturing Quoting  
   Sales Analysis    Storefront    Real Time Order Status    Sales                Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
   Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center    Sales Quotes                Sales Reporting & Analysis  
           Shipping Integration                    Workflow & Routing  
           Streamlined Receiving                      
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    General Ledger    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    Financial Management    Accounts Payable   
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Financial Management        Accounts Receivable  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable            Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Multi-Currency            Configurable Costing Methods  
   Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Payroll            Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Assests Register    Tax Connect    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets                General Accounting   
   Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt    Revenue Recognition    General Ledger                General Ledger  
   Analytics    Global Engines        Sales Contract Mgmt.                Project Accounting  
                               Tax Management  
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Job Management    Project Management    Engineering    Bill Of Materials  
   Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry        Planning & Scheduling    Configurable Manufacturing   
   Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Order Managent        Production Management    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Cost Tracking    Job Management        Constraint-Based Scheduling    Product Configurator        Project Control    Mobile Shop Floor  
   Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Engineer to Order    Quality / Warranty        Shop Floor Data    Production & WIP Reporting  
   Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Make to Project    Scheduling        Workflow    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        Multisite Planning                Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Project Management                Work Order Documents  
   Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Repetitive Manufacturing                  
   Shop Clock            Shop Floor Reporting                  
               Shop Order                  
               Sub-Contract Management                  
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Purchasing Mgmt.    Supply Chain Management    Shipping / Receiving    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Equipment    Purchasing RFQ            Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping Mgmt.            MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Preventive Maintenance                Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
       Sourcing        Procurement                Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping  
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.        Supply Chain                Requisitions & Purchase Orders  
       Warehouse Management        Warehousing                Supply Chain Management  
                               Supply / Demand Forecasting  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    Incentive Management    CRM Features    Call Management    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relations Management    Built-in CRM  
   CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Contact Manager        Field Service Management    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
       Case Management    Partner Relationship    Information Shring                Custom Lead Pipelines   
       Customer Relationship Management    Sales Order Management    Mobility Features                Customer & Contact Management  
       Informatin Worker    Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator                 Customer Case Management  
       Lead / Opportunity Mgmt    Website                    Integrated CRM  
       Mobile Connect                        Last Touch Reporting  
       Service Management                        Mobile Access & Field Service  
                               Sales Management & Quote Tracking  
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    Human Resources    Application Programming Interface  
   Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Security    Business Analytics    Human Resources        Internationalization    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
       Composite Applications        Employee Self-Service    M1 WebGear Interface        Intuitive User Interface    Custom Report Writer  
       Composite Applications        Expense Management     System Security        Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    Custom Workflow & Alerting  
       Document Mgmt        Human Resources    Unlimited View        Quality Control (Supplier)    Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
       Enterprise Content Mgmt        Mobile Solutions            Report & Analysis    Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors  
       Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Payroll, Time & Attendance            Sytline Data Collection    Enterprise Document Management  
       Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        Recruitment, Training & Developemnt                Pulse Report  
       Global Business Mgmt                          
       Human Capital Mgmt.                          
       ICE Business Architecture                          
       Product Data Mgmt                          
       Service Mgmt. Overview                          
       Social Enterprise                          
       Subscription Services                          
       Web 2.0                          
  Services Support
   STARS    Business Process Outsourcing    Customer Care    Implementation    Services & Support    Support Options        Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   Support    Epicor Consulting    NetSuite Central    Support                Custom Development & Integration  
   Training and Education    Hosting Services    Site Consultation    Training                Data Migration  
       Learning & Educational Services                        Local / Resident Hosting  
       Managed Services                        On-Site Implementation Consulting  
       Professional Services                        Project Discovery & Gap Analysis  
       Subscription Services                        Services User Training Programs  

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