Engineer to Order (ETO) ERP Software Comparison for the Metal Fabrication Industry

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Engineer to Order (ETO) ERP software for the Metal Fabrication Industry 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 Nameabas ERPSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0Global Shop SolutionsECi M1Infor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business OneJobBOSS Shop Management SolutionCetec ERPPriority Software ERP
  Version20167.010.007Always CurrentAlways Current8.02016. Current17.3
  Price Range$75K and up-$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$10K-100K$300K-2M$5K-500K$10K-250K$25K-500K$25K -$250K$299-$200K$40/User/Month-$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownFinancingSubscriptionSubscription, Licensed
  User Range10-2504-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+10+unlimited40-50003-10001-5005-100025-10001-1005-Unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesNoYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOASOA, .NETSOASOAClient/Server or CloSaas, MultitenantAll current Windows
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS 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 CloudCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL ExpressCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareMac OS, WindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Material Management Summary    Inventory Management    Lot and Serial Control    Barcoding & Labeling    Materials Management Overview  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Costing    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management    Plant Maintenance        Material Control    Bill Of Materials    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Material Cost Posting        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    Data Collection    M1 Calculators                Dimensional Inventory Control    Picking and Shipping  
   Scheduling        Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment    Inventory Control                    Inventory Management    Receiving & Put-Away  
   Warehouse Management        Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting    Inventory Management                    Lot & Serial Traceability    Replenishment  
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting    Materials & Inventory                    Mobile Warehousing    Traceability  
           Sales Order Allocation                Scheduling and Resourcing    Materials Purchasing                    MRP & Inventory Forecast      
                               Materials Solutions                    Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
                               Physical Inventory                          
                               Wireless System                          
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Promotions    Job Entry    Automatic Order Processing    Orders  
   Invoicing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Estimating / Quoting        Sales Order Processing    Configurable Manufacturing Modes    Price Quotes  
   Process History    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management    Request for Quote            EDI / Ecommerce    Tasks  
   Quotation Management    Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Order Management    Customer Orders     Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt                Field Service & Projects      
   Sales Management Overview    Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service    Order Enrty                    Manufacturing Quoting      
   Shipping Order    Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status    Sales    Quoting & Estimating                    Packing, Shipping, & RMAs      
       Sales Orders            Sales Order    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
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounting Application     General Ledger    Financial Management    Financial Reporting    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable     Billing  
   Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable        Accounting and Financials Overview    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Budget Control  
   Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable        Banking & Reconciliation    General Ledger    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import    Cash Management  
   Fixed Assets    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Business Intelligence    Multi-Currency        Cost Accounting    Payroll    Configurable Costing Methods    Cost Control  
   Liquidity Planning    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Business Intelligence Application    Payroll                Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)    Financial Management Overview  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets    Cash Flow                    General Accounting     Financial Statement Generator  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Revenue Recognition    General Ledger    Financial Management                    General Ledger    Fixed Assets  
       Analytics    Global Engines                Sales Contract Mgmt.    Fixed Assets                    Project Accounting    Regulatory Compliance  
                               General Ledger                    Tax Management      
                               International Accounting                          
                               Multi-Currency Management                          
                               Payroll Management                          
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Engineering        Quality Management    Bill Of Materials    Production Management Overview  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    Cost Breakdown Application    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Planning & Scheduling        Shop Floor Control    Configurable Manufacturing       
   Project Cost Accounting    Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Engineer-to-Order    Order Managent    Production Management            Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR      
   Project Management    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking        Constraint-Based Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Product Configurator    Project Control            Mobile Shop Floor      
   Time Recording / Job Time    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants        Engineer to Order    Management Solutions    Quality / Warranty    Shop Floor Data            Production & WIP Reporting      
   Work Order Management    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Make to Project    Planning & Scheduling    Scheduling    Workflow            Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
       Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration        Multisite Planning    Production Configurator                    Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing      
       Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Preventative Maintenance        Project Management    Project Management Application                    Work Order Documents      
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Production Scheduling Overview        Repetitive Manufacturing    Quality Control Application                          
       Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control        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
   Purchasing    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Shipping / Receiving        ShopView    Customer / Vendor Portals      
   Requisitions    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release        Equipment    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ                Lot & Serial Traceability      
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control        Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.                MRP / Kanban / Replenishment      
   Supplier Relationship Management    Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality        Preventive Maintenance    Supplier Relationship Management                     Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview        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
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    CRM Features    CRM Application    Call Management    Customer Relations Management    CRM Overview    Customer Relationship Management    Built-in CRM    CRM Overview  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Customer & Prospect Management    Contact Manager    Field Service Management    Customer Data Management         Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups      
           Case Management        Customer Master List    Partner Relationship    Information Shring    Customer Relationship Management                    Custom Lead Pipelines       
           Customer Relationship Management        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management    Mobility Features    Sales Forecasting                    Customer & Contact Management      
           Information Worker        Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator     Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                     Customer Case Management      
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Opportunity Tracking    Website        Service Management                    Integrated CRM      
           Mobile Connect        Quick Quoter                                Last Touch Reporting      
           Service Management        Quote Tracking                                Mobile Access & Field Service      
                                                   Sales Management & Quote Tracking      
  Additional Capabilities
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting     Simplified Label Printing    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    E-Commerce    Automated Workflow    Application Programming Interface    Mobile Solutions  
   Business Intelligence    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Security    Business Analytics    Business Web    Human Resources    Internationalization            Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)      
   Multi-Site        Composite Applications        Document Control System        Employee Self-Service    CAD Interface Application    M1 WebGear Interface    Intuitive User Interface            Custom Report Writer      
           Composite Applications        E-Commerce        Expense Management     Crystal Reports    System Security    Multi-Site, Multi-Plant            Custom Workflow & Alerting      
           Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        Human Resources    Data Conversion    Unlimited View    Quality Control (Supplier)            Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing      
           Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication        Mobile Solutions    Document Control        Report & Analysis            Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors      
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview        Payroll, Time & Attendance    Document Control Application        Sytline Data Collection            Enterprise Document Management      
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        SmartPlex Mobile Access        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
   Upgrade Guarantee    STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Customer Care    Implementation    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support        E-Learning    Customer Portal    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels    Customer Service & Support Overview  
       Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    NetSuite Central    Support    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                Customization     Custom Development & Integration      
       Training and Education    Hosting Services            Site Consultation    Training    Global Shop Solutions University                Training and Education    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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