ERP Software Comparison for the Metal Fabrication Industry on a Cloud Based (SaaS) platform.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Metal Fabrication Industry with a Cloud Based (SaaS) Platform. 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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0Infor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) S2K EnterpriseCetec ERP
  Version2015.17.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current8. Current
  Price Range$50K- $2M$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$300K-2M$25K-500KPlease inquire-$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, FinancingSubscription
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited40-50005-100010+ unlimited5-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)Yes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOASaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Oracle, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas), Amazon Web services (Cloud)MS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)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 CloudOracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)IBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Material Management Summary    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Costing    Plant Maintenance    Material Requirement Planning    Bill Of Materials  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Demand Forecasting            Dimensional Inventory Control  
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment            Inventory Management  
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting            Lot & Serial Traceability  
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting            Mobile Warehousing  
           Sales Order Allocation                Scheduling and Resourcing            MRP & Inventory Forecast  
                                       Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Advanced Forcasting    Order Processing    Automatic Order Processing  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Estimating / Quoting    Work Order Processing    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Request for Quote        EDI / Ecommerce  
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management    Customer Orders             Field service & Projects  
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service            Manufacturing Quoting  
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status    Sales            Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
       Sales Orders            Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center    Sales Quotes            Sales Reporting & Analysis  
                       Shipping Integration                Workflow & Routing  
                       Streamlined Receiving                  
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Financial Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable   
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Budget Management        Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow        Financial Highlights    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts        General Ledger    Configurable Costing Methods  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary            Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    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 Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt Overview    Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Engineering    Capacity Requirements Planning    Bill Of Materials  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Planning & Scheduling    Shop Floor Control    Configurable Manufacturing   
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Production Management        Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Constraint-Based Scheduling    Project Control        Mobile Shop Floor  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Engineer to Order    Shop Floor Data        Production & WIP Reporting  
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Make to Project    Workflow        Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration        Multisite Planning            Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations            Preventative Maintenance        Project Management            Work Order Documents  
       Requirements Planning            Production Scheduling Overview        Repetitive Manufacturing              
       Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control        Shop Floor Reporting              
                   Statistical Process Controls        Shop Order              
                           Sub-Contract Management              
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt Overview        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Shipping / Receiving    Inventory Management    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Equipment            Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Equipment Effectiveness            MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Preventive Maintenance            Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview        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
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    CRM Features    Customer Relations Management    Customer Relationship Management    Built-in CRM  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Field Service Management    Marketing Automation    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
           Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship    Information Shring        Remote Sales Force Automation    Custom Lead Pipelines   
           Informatin Worker        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management    Mobility Features            Customer & Contact Management  
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator             Customer Case Management  
           Mobile Connect        Opportunity Tracking    Website                Integrated CRM  
           Service Management        Quick Quoter                    Last Touch Reporting  
                   Quote Tracking                    Mobile Access & Field Service  
                                       Sales Management & Quote Tracking  
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Compliance Overview    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting    Human Resources    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Application Programming Interface  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Business Analytics    Internationalization    Distribution Management    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Document Control System        Employee Self-Service    Intuitive User Interface    e Business Applications    Custom Report Writer  
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        E-Commerce        Expense Management     Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    S2K Mobile    Custom Workflow & Alerting  
           Global Business Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        Human Resources    Quality Control (Supplier)        Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
           Human Capital Mgmt Overview        Groupware Communication        Mobile Solutions    Report & Analysis        Email Interfacing With Customers & Vendors  
           Product Data Mgmt        Human Resources Overview        Payroll, Time & Attendance    Sytline Data Collection        Enterprise Document Management  
           Service Mgmt. Overview        SmartPlex Mobile Access        Recruitment, Training & Developemnt            Pulse Report  
           Social Enterprise                              
           Web 2.0                              
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Customer Care    Implementation            Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Hosting Services        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Support            Custom Development & Integration  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services            Site Consultation    Training            Data Migration  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Managed Services                            Local / Resident Hosting  
           Professional Services                            OnSite Implementation Consulting  
           Subscription Services                            Project Discovery & Gap Analysis  
           Support                            Services User Training Programs  

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