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 NameSYSPROEpicor ERPNetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsECi M1Microsoft Dynamics NAVInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) Cetec ERP
  Version7.010.00Always Current8.02016.28.020169.00.10Always Current
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$10K-100K$300K-2M$5K-500K$10K-250K$8K-$250K$25K-500K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription
  User Range4-10001-2000+10+unlimited40-50003-10001-5005-7505-10005-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.40+ CountriesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOA, .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, 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 OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsMac 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    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt        Material Management Summary    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Lot Traceability    Bar Coding    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
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Service Management    Advanced Forcasting    Automatic Order Processing  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.        Estimating / Quoting    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Point Of Sale    Demand Management    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management        Request for Quote    EDI / Ecommerce  
   Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange    Order Management    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt            Field Service & Projects  
   Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service    Order Enrty                Manufacturing Quoting  
   Sales Analysis    Storefront    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
   Budget Management    General Ledger    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  
   Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Multi-Currency            Configurable Costing Methods  
   Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Payroll            Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Assests Register    Tax Connect    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow                General Accounting   
   Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt    Revenue Recognition    General Ledger    Financial Management                General Ledger  
   Analytics    Global Engines        Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets                Project Accounting  
                   General Ledger                Tax Management  
                   International Accounting                  
                   Multi-Currency Management                  
                   Payroll Management                  
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Project Management    Engineering    Bill Of Materials  
   Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry        Planning & Scheduling    Configurable Manufacturing   
   Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Order Managent        Production Management    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Cost Tracking    Job Management        Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Product Configurator        Project Control    Mobile Shop Floor  
   Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Quality / Warranty        Shop Floor Data    Production & WIP Reporting  
   Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Scheduling        Workflow    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        Multisite Planning    Production Configurator                Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Project Management    Project Management Application                Work Order Documents  
   Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        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
   EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Supply Chain Management    Shipping / Receiving    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ            Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.            MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        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
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    Incentive Management    CRM Features    CRM Application    Call Management    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relations Management    Built-in CRM  
   CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect    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
   Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    Human Resources    Application Programming Interface  
   Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    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
   STARS    Business Process Outsourcing    Customer Care    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support    Support Options        Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   Support    Epicor Consulting    NetSuite Central    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                Custom Development & Integration  
   Training and Education    Hosting Services    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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