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Discrete Mfg ERP Software Comparison for the Metal Fabrication Industry, Cloud Based (SaaS)



A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Metal Fabrication Industry on 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 NamePlex Manufacturing CloudEpicor ERPEnterpriseIQSYSPROabas ERPSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPIFS Applications 9.0Global Shop SolutionsInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) Cetec ERP
  VersionAlways Current10.0015.27.020167Always Current9.02016.29.00.10Always Current
  Price Range$5K + per month-$4K -500K$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$75K and up-$2600/ user-$10K-100K$300K-2M$5K-500K$25K-500K$40/User/Month-
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription
  User Range20-1000+1-2000+5-Unlimited4-100010-25020-1000+10+unlimited40-50003-10005-10005-Unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA / Multi-tier SAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOASaas, Multitenant
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS 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 PlatformsCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS 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), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQL
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsCompatible w/all Operating Systems
  SAASYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Management     Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Material Management Summary    Barcoding & Labeling  
   Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability     Material requirements planning (MRP)        Advanced Shipping    Costing    Bill of Materials    Plant Maintenance    Bill Of Materials  
   Bill of Materials    Handheld    Wireless Warehouse Management System        Material Cost Posting        Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection        Dimensional Inventory Control  
   Bar Coding    Material Handler Interface            Scheduling        Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control        Inventory Management  
   Job Tracking System    Material Movement            Warehouse Management        Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management        Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Material Requirements Planning    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
   Commission Tracking    Order Management    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Costing    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Advanced Forcasting    Automatic Order Processing  
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Sales Management    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Invoicing    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Demand Management    Estimating / Quoting    Configurable Manufacturing Modes  
   Customer Orders    Demand Management    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Process History    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Request for Quote    EDI / Ecommerce  
   E D I    Electronic Data Interchange        Report Writer    Quotation Management        Order Management    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History        Field Service & Projects  
   Order Entry & Tracking    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Return Mgmt    Sales Management Overview        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service    Order Enrty        Manufacturing Quoting  
   Quote Tracking    Storefront        Sales Analysis    Shipping Order        Real Time Order Status    Sales    Quoting & Estimating        Packing, Shipping, & RMAs  
   Sales Order            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
   accounting Overview    General Ledger    Financial Overview    Budget Management    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     Financial Management    Accounts Payable   
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable        Accounts Receivable  
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable        Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import  
   Expense Project Tracking    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Fixed Assets        Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence        Configurable Costing Methods  
   Inventory Valuation    Financial Mgmt Overview    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Liquidity Planning        Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application        Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)  
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Tax Connect    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow        General Accounting   
       Cash / Asset Mgmt        Payroll            Revenue Recognition    General Ledger    Financial Management        General Ledger  
       Global Engines        Analytics                Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets        Project Accounting  
                                   General Ledger        Tax Management  
                                   International Accounting          
                                   Multi-Currency Management          
                                   Payroll Management          
  Production Management
   Barcode Labeling    Production Mgmt     Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    CAD Integration    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Engineering    Bill Of Materials  
   Capacity Planning    Advanced Production    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Production Summary    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    Planning & Scheduling    Configurable Manufacturing   
   Complex Assembly    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Project Cost Accounting        Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Production Management    Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR  
   Labor & Time Tracking    Job Management    MES    Cost Tracking    Project Management            Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Project Control    Mobile Shop Floor  
   Multi-Plants    Lean Manufacturing    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Time Recording / Job Time            Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Shop Floor Data    Production & WIP Reporting  
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Work Order Management            Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Workflow    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   PLC Machine Integration    Planning & Scheduling    Quality Management    Quality Mgmt                Multisite Planning    Production Configurator        Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing  
   Preventative Maintenance    Planning and Scheduling    Real Time Monitoring    Quotations                Project Management    Project Management Application        Work Order Documents  
   Production Scheduling Overview    Product Data Management        Requirements Planning                Repetitive Manufacturing    Quality Control Application          
   Shop Floor Control            Shop Clock                Shop Floor Reporting    Quality Tracking          
   Statistical Process Controls                            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
   Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Purchasing        Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Shipping / Receiving    Customer / Vendor Portals  
   Online Tool Release    Inventory Management    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Requisitions            Equipment    Forecasting Trust        Lot & Serial Traceability  
   Problem Control    Purchase Management    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Sales Planning & Forecasting            Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management        MRP / Kanban / Replenishment  
   Supplier Quality    Shipping & Receiving    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Relationship Management            Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management         Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning  
   Supply Chain Overview    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
   Configurator Pricing     Customer Relations Overview    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM Features    CRM Application    Customer Relations Management    Built-in CRM  
   Cost & Quote Estimating    Campaign Connect        CRM for Syspro    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Field Service Management    Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups  
   Customer Master List    Case Management                    Partner Relationship    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management        Custom Lead Pipelines   
   Customer Relations Summary    Customer Relationship Management                    Sales Order Management    Mobility Features    Sales Forecasting        Customer & Contact Management  
   Field Service    Information Worker                    Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator     Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management         Customer Case Management  
   Opportunity Tracking    Lead / Opportunity Mgmt                    Website        Service Management        Integrated CRM  
   Quick Quoter    Mobile Connect                                    Last Touch Reporting  
   Quote Tracking    Service Management                                    Mobile Access & Field Service  
                                           Sales Management & Quote Tracking  
  Additional Capabilities
   Business Intelligence    Cloud Deployment    Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Human Resources    Application Programming Interface  
   Computer Aided Design    Compliance Overview    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Analytics    Business Web    Internationalization    Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)  
   Document Control System    Composite Applications            Multi-Site            Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    Intuitive User Interface    Custom Report Writer  
   E-Commerce    Composite Applications                        Expense Management     Crystal Reports    Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    Custom Workflow & Alerting  
   Electronic Data Interchange    Document Mgmt                        Human Resources    Data Conversion    Quality Control (Supplier)    Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing  
   Groupware Communication    Enterprise Content Mgmt                        Mobile Solutions    Document Control    Report & Analysis    Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors  
   Human Resources Overview    Enterprise Performance Mgmt                        Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application    Sytline Data Collection    Enterprise Document Management  
   SmartPlex Mobile Access    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
   Security    Business Process Outsourcing    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Upgrade Guarantee        Customer Care    Implementation    FastRESPONSE        Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels  
   Training Strategies    Epicor Consulting    IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support            NetSuite Central    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting        Custom Development & Integration  
       Hosting Services    IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education            Site Consultation    Training    Global Shop Solutions University        Data Migration  
       Learning & Educational Services    Software Updates and Maintenance Program                        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  
       Support                                      

 

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