Independent Review of Industrial Distribution ERP Software for the Metal Fabrication Industry.

Below you will find a comprehensive independent review and comparison of Industrial Distribution ERP software for the Metal Fabrication Industry. We provide 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 NameSYSPROSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPabas ERPSAP Business OnePriority Software ERP
  Version7.07Always Current201617.3
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$10K-100K$75K and up-$25K -$250K$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription, Licensed
  User Range4-100020-1000+10+unlimited10-25025-10005-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, Webservice SAAS, MultitenantSOA / Multi-tierSOAAll current Windows
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), 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 CloudCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor     Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Materials Management Overview  
   Lot Traceability        Advanced Shipping     Material requirements planning (MRP)        Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
           Bin Management    Material Cost Posting        Picking and Shipping  
           Order Promising    Scheduling        Receiving & Put-Away  
           Real-Time Sustem    Warehouse Management        Replenishment  
           Return Materials Authorization            Traceability  
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Costing    Sales & Promotions    Orders  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Invoicing        Price Quotes  
   Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Process History        Tasks  
   Report Writer        Order Management    Quotation Management          
   Return Mgmt        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Sales Management Overview          
   Sales Analysis        Real Time Order Status    Shipping Order          
   Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center              
           Shipping Integration              
           Streamlined Receiving              
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Financial Reporting    Billing  
   Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Cost Accounting    Accounting and Financials Overview    Budget Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Financials and Accounting    Banking & Reconciliation    Cash Management  
   Activity Based Costing        Amortization Schedules    Fixed Assets    Cost Accounting    Cost Control  
   Tax Management        Multi-currency Transactions    Liquidity Planning        Financial Management Overview  
   Assests Register        Project Accounting    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Financial Statement Generator  
   Payroll        Revenue Recognition            Fixed Assets  
   Analytics                    Regulatory Compliance  
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    CAD Integration        Production Management Overview  
   Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Production Summary          
   Factory Documentation        Work Order Management    Project Cost Accounting          
   Cost Tracking            Project Management          
   Planning and Scheduling            Time Recording / Job Time          
   Projects and Contracts            Work Order Management          
   Quality Mgmt                      
   Requirements Planning                      
   Shop Clock                      
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution        Supply Chain Overview    Purchasing          
   Freight Calculator            Requisitions          
   Inventory Forecasting            Sales Planning & Forecasting          
   Shipping Mgmt            Supplier Relationship Management          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    CRM    Incentive Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM Overview    CRM Overview  
   CRM for Syspro        Job and Project Tracking    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Customer Data Management       
           Partner Relationship              
           Sales Order Management              
           Self Service Customer Portal              
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    E-Commerce    Mobile Solutions  
   Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Intelligence          
  Services Support
   STARS        Customer Care    Upgrade Guarantee    E-Learning    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   Support        NetSuite Central              
   Training and Education        Site Consultation              

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