Mixed Mode Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Lumber/Paper/Wood Industries

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Mixed Mode 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) Microsoft Dynamics AXS2K EnterpriseCetec ERP
  Version7.010.00Always Current8.02016.28.020169.00.10AX 7 20165.5Always Current
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$10K-100K$300K-2M$5K-500K$10K-250K$8K-$250K$25K-500K$20K-750KPlease inquire-$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 ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingSubscription
  User Range4-10001-2000+10+unlimited40-50003-10001-5005-7505-10005-2,25010+ unlimited5-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.40+ CountriesYesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)Yes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOA, .NET.NETSOASOA, .NET, CloudSOASaas, 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)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureIBM DB2, 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 SystemsWindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemCompatible 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    Inventory Controls    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Lot Traceability    Bar Coding    Advanced Shipping    Costing    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management        Plant Maintenance    Manufacturing    Material Requirement Planning    Bill Of Materials  
       Handheld    Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    M1 Calculators            Material Planning        Dimensional Inventory Control  
       Material Handler Interface    Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control                Warehouse Management        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    Sales & Marketing    Order Processing    Automatic Order Processing  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.        Estimating / Quoting    Sales Management    Work Order Processing    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    AP / AR    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable   
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management        Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable            Fixed Assets    Financial Highlights    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Multi-Currency            General Ledger    General Ledger    Configurable Costing Methods  
   Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Payroll            International Capabilities        Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Assests Register    Tax Connect    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow                Project Accounting        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    Capacity Requirements Planning    Bill Of Materials  
   Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry        Planning & Scheduling    Key Production Features    Shop Floor Control    Configurable Manufacturing   
   Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Order Managent        Production Management    Product Builder        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    Key Supply Chain Features    Inventory Management    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    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management    Built-in CRM  
   CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Contact Manager        Field Service Management    Sales Force Automation    Marketing Automation    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
       Case Management    Partner Relationship    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management                    Remote Sales Force Automation    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    Alert System    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Application Programming Interface  
   Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Security    Business Analytics    Business Web    Human Resources        Internationalization    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Distribution Management    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
       Composite Applications        Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    M1 WebGear Interface        Intuitive User Interface    Compliance Management    e Business Applications    Custom Report Writer  
       Composite Applications        Expense Management     Crystal Reports    System Security        Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    Human Resource Management    S2K Mobile    Custom Workflow & Alerting  
       Document Mgmt        Human Resources    Data Conversion    Unlimited View        Quality Control (Supplier)    Service Managment        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        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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