Independent Review of Industrial Distribution ERP Software for the Lumber/Paper/Wood Industries

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Industrial Distribution 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 NameSYSPRONetSuite ERPMicrosoft Dynamics AX
  Version7.0Always CurrentAX 7 2016
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$10K-100K$20K-750K
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Financing
  User Range4-100010+unlimited5-2,250
  Multi SiteYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSAAS, MultitenantSOA, .NET, Cloud
  Database PlatformMS 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 CloudMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft Azure
  Server OSWindowsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Inventory Controls  
   Lot Traceability    Advanced Shipping    Manufacturing  
       Bin Management    Material Planning  
       Order Promising    Warehouse Management  
       Real-Time Sustem      
       Return Materials Authorization      
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Automated Order Processing    Sales & Marketing  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Automated Payments    Sales Management  
   Point Of Sale    One Click Purchase Orders      
   Report Writer    Order Management      
   Return Mgmt    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing      
   Sales Analysis    Real Time Order Status      
   Sales Orders    Self-Service Vendor Center      
       Shipping Integration      
       Streamlined Receiving      
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    AP / AR  
   Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Financial Management Overview  
   Accounts Receivable    Advanced Billing    Fixed Assets  
   Activity Based Costing    Amortization Schedules    General Ledger  
   Tax Management    Multi-currency Transactions    International Capabilities  
   Assests Register    Project Accounting    Project Accounting  
   Payroll    Revenue Recognition      
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Bill of Materials  
   Engineering Change Control    Aseembly Management    Key Production Features  
   Factory Documentation    Work Order Management    Product Builder  
   Cost Tracking          
   Planning and Scheduling          
   Projects and Contracts          
   Quality Mgmt          
   Requirements Planning          
   Shop Clock          
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution    Supply Chain Overview    Key Supply Chain Features  
   Freight Calculator          
   Inventory Forecasting          
   Shipping Mgmt          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Incentive Management    Marketing Automation  
   CRM for Syspro    Job and Project Tracking    Sales Force Automation  
       Partner Relationship      
       Sales Order Management      
       Self Service Customer Portal      
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Real Time Dashboards    Alert System  
   Espresso Mobile    Security    Business Intelligence and Reporting  
           Compliance Management  
           Human Resource Management  
           Service Managment  
  Services Support
   STARS    Customer Care    Support Options  
   Support    NetSuite Central      
   Training and Education    Site Consultation      

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