Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison For Metal Fabrication

Below you will find a comprehensive, independent comparison of top rated manufacturing ERP software systems for the Metal Fabrication industry. Use the easy-to-navigate matrix  to compare pricing and compatibility data, as well as materials management, sales order management, financial management, production management, supply chain management, and customer relationship management, as well as any other capabilities each vendor might provide. Click on the product links to dive deeper into product features or request a free demo to get more hands-on experience.
  General Data
  Product NameNetSuite ERPabas ERPSYSPROPlex Manufacturing CloudEpicor ERPIFS Applications 8.0Infor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) ECi M1Global Shop SolutionsEnterpriseIQS2K EnterpriseSAP Business OneE2 Shop SystemSage ERP X3JobBOSS Shop Management SolutionCetec ERPMIE Trak ProPriority Software ERP
  VersionAlways Current20167.0Always Current10. Current2016.04.0217.3
  Price Range$10K-100K$75K and up-$25K-500K onsite$5K + per month-$4K -500K$300K-2M$25K-500K$10K-250K$5K-500K$50K- $2MPlease inquire-$25K -$250K$5K-200K$2600/ user-$299-$200K$40/User/Month-$ 5K-$ 500K$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownFinancing, Leasing OptionsOwner Financing, Lease to ownFinancingSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsSubscription, Licensed
  User Range10+unlimited10-2504-100020-1000+1-2000+40-50005-10001-5003-10005-Unlimited10+ unlimited25-10001-30020-1000+1-1005-Unlimited5-5005-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesyesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)YesYesYesNoYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSAAS, MultitenantSOA / Multi-tierSOA, XML, WebserviceSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOASOASOA, .NETSOASOA, .NETSOASOAClient/Server Client/Server or CloSaas, MultitenantClient-Server, RDS CAll current Windows
  Database PlatformMS 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, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas), Amazon Web services (Cloud)IBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL ExpressCloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, Amazon Web services (Cloud)MS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, WindowsCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Multi-location Inventory for Distributor     Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Summary    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Complex MRO    Material Management Summary    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Bar Coding    Inventory Control    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Inventory Management    Data Collection    Inventory Control    Lot and Serial Control    Barcoding & Labeling    Materials Management Modules    Materials Management Overview  
   Advanced Shipping     Material requirements planning (MRP)    Lot Traceability    Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding    Costing    Plant Maintenance    Inventory Management    Bill of Materials    Vendor Managed Inventory    Material Requirement Planning        Bar Coding        Material Control    Bill Of Materials        Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Bin Management    Material Cost Posting        Bill of Materials    Handheld    Demand Forecasting        M1 Calculators    Data Collection    Wireless Warehouse Management System            Bill Of Materials            Dimensional Inventory Control        Picking and Shipping  
   Order Promising    Scheduling        Bar Coding    Material Handler Interface    Inventory Replenishment            Inventory Control                Handheld / Pocketview            Inventory Management        Receiving & Put-Away  
   Real-Time Sustem    Warehouse Management        Job Tracking System    Material Movement    Project Budgeting            Inventory Management                Inventory Control            Lot & Serial Traceability        Replenishment  
   Return Materials Authorization            Material Requirements Planning    Prioritize Orders    Project Reporting            Materials & Inventory                Inventory Management            Mobile Warehousing        Traceability  
                   Sales Order Allocation    Scheduling and Resourcing            Materials Purchasing                Lot and Serial Control            MRP & Inventory Forecast          
                                   Materials Solutions                Material Management             Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning          
                                   Physical Inventory                                      
                                   Wireless System                                      
  Sales Order Management
   Automated Order Processing    Costing    Document Flow Mgmt.    Commission Tracking    Order Management    Collaborative Solutions    Advanced Forcasting    Advanced Bill of Materials    Complete Order Management    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Order Processing    Sales & Promotions    Order Entry    Purchasing Management    Job Entry    Automatic Order Processing    Sales and Order Management Modules    Orders  
   Automated Payments    Invoicing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Competitor Intelligence Database    Sales Management    Component Repair    Estimating / Quoting    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Demand Management    Quoting and Estimating    Work Order Processing        Quoting / Estimating    RF Warehousing    Sales Order Processing    Configurable Manufacturing Modes        Price Quotes  
   One Click Purchase Orders    Process History    Point Of Sale    Customer Orders    Demand Management    Coordinate Projects    Request for Quote    Lead Management    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Sales Orders            Vender Returns    Sales Monitoring        EDI / Ecommerce        Tasks  
   Order Management    Quotation Management    Report Writer    E D I    Electronic Data Interchange    Customer Orders         Project Mgmt    Invoice Order History                            Field Service & Projects          
   Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Sales Management Overview    Return Mgmt    Order Entry & Tracking    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Field Service            Order Enrty                            Manufacturing Quoting          
   Real Time Order Status    Shipping Order    Sales Analysis    Quote Tracking    Storefront    Sales            Quoting & Estimating                            Packing, Shipping, & RMAs          
   Self-Service Vendor Center        Sales Orders    Sales Order        Sales Quotes            Return Merchandise Authorization                            Sales Reporting & Analysis          
   Shipping Integration                                Sales & Service Management                            Workflow & Routing          
   Streamlined Receiving                                Sales Application                                      
                                   Shipping Logistics                                      
  Financial Management
   General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Budget Management    accounting Overview    General Ledger    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Financial Management    General Ledger    Accounting Application     Financial Overview    Accounts Payable    Financial Reporting    Accounts Payable    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable     Financial Management Modules    Billing  
   Financial Summary    Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Budget Management        Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Accounts Receivable    Accounting and Financials Overview    Accounts Receivable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable        Budget Control  
   Advanced Billing    Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Costing    Accounts Receivable    Cash Flow        Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Finanacial Reporting    Financial Highlights    Banking & Reconciliation    Budgeting / Cashflow    Financial Overview    General Ledger    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import        Cash Management  
   Amortization Schedules    Fixed Assets    Activity Based Costing    Expense Project Tracking    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Consolidate Accounts        Multi-Currency    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Cost Accounting    Executive Overview        Payroll    Configurable Costing Methods        Cost Control  
   Multi-currency Transactions    Liquidity Planning    Tax Management    Inventory Valuation    Financial Mgmt Overview    Financial Summary        Payroll    Business Intelligence Application    Accounts Receivable            General Ledger            Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)        Financial Management Overview  
   Project Accounting    Perpetual Inventory Costing    Assests Register    Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Tax Connect    Fixed Assets            Cash Flow    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)            Payroll            General Accounting         Financial Statement Generator  
   Revenue Recognition        Payroll        Cash / Asset Mgmt    General Ledger            Financial Management                QuickBooks            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
   Advanced Multi-location Inventory    CAD Integration    Bill of Materials    Barcode Labeling    Production Mgmt     Asset Design    Engineering    Job Management    Advanced Production Scheduling    Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Capacity Requirements Planning        Advanced Scheduling    Discrete Manufacturing    Quality Management    Bill Of Materials    Production Management Modules    Production Management Overview  
   Aseembly Management    Production Summary    Engineering Change Control    Capacity Planning    Advanced Production    Batch Process    Planning & Scheduling    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Cost Breakdown Application    Engineering Change Order    Shop Floor Control        Job Management    Process Manufacturing    Shop Floor Control    Configurable Manufacturing           
   Work Order Management    Project Cost Accounting    Factory Documentation    Complex Assembly    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Configure / Make / Assemble    Production Management    Order Managent    Engineer-to-Order    Manufacturing & Production Reporting             Order Costing             Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR          
       Project Management    Cost Tracking    Labor & Time Tracking    Job Management    Constraint-Based Scheduling    Project Control    Product Configurator    Lean Manufacturing    MES            Quality Management            Mobile Shop Floor          
       Time Recording / Job Time    Planning and Scheduling    Multi-Plants    Lean Manufacturing    Engineer to Order    Shop Floor Data    Quality / Warranty    Management Solutions    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning            Rapid Documentation            Production & WIP Reporting          
       Work Order Management    Projects and Contracts    Plant Floor Mobile Access    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Make to Project    Workflow    Scheduling    Planning & Scheduling    Production Overview            Shipping            Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning          
           Quality Mgmt    PLC Machine Integration    Planning & Scheduling    Multisite Planning            Production Configurator    Quality Management            Shop Floor Control            Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing          
           Quotations    Preventative Maintenance    Planning and Scheduling    Project Management            Project Management Application    Real Time Monitoring                        Work Order Documents          
           Requirements Planning    Production Scheduling Overview    Product Data Management    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
   Supply Chain Overview    Purchasing    EDI Solution    Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Distribution    Shipping / Receiving    Purchasing Mgmt.    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Capable to Promise    Inventory Management        Advanced Scheduling        ShopView    Customer / Vendor Portals    Supply Chain Management Modules      
       Requisitions    Freight Calculator    Online Tool Release    Inventory Management    Equipment        Purchasing RFQ    Forecasting Trust    Demand Planning            Demand Forecasting            Lot & Serial Traceability          
       Sales Planning & Forecasting    Inventory Forecasting    Problem Control    Purchase Management    Equipment Effectiveness        Shipping Mgmt.    Shipping & Receiving Management    Materials Ordering            Executive Overview            MRP / Kanban / Replenishment          
       Supplier Relationship Management    Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Quality    Shipping & Receiving    Preventive Maintenance            Supplier Relationship Management     Outsource Central             Inventory Management            Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning          
               Supply Chain Overview    Sourcing    Procurement            Supply Chain Manager                Purchasing / Receiving            Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping          
                   Supplier Relationship Mgmt.    Supply Chain                                        Requisitions & Purchase Orders          
                   Warehouse Management    Warehousing                                        Supply Chain Management          
                                                               Supply / Demand Forecasting          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Incentive Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Contact Management    Configurator Pricing     Customer Relations Overview    CRM Features    Customer Relations Management    Call Management    CRM Application    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Customer Relationship Management    CRM Overview    CRM    CRM    Customer Relationship Management    Built-in CRM    CRM Modules    CRM Overview  
   Job and Project Tracking    Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM for Syspro    Cost & Quote Estimating    Campaign Connect    Customer Services    Field Service Management    Contact Manager    Customer & Prospect Management        Marketing Automation    Customer Data Management     Sales Forecasting            Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups          
   Partner Relationship            Customer Master List    Case Management    Information Shring            Customer Relationship Management        Remote Sales Force Automation        WebView            Custom Lead Pipelines           
   Sales Order Management            Customer Relations Summary    Customer Relationship Management    Mobility Features            Sales Forecasting                            Customer & Contact Management          
   Self Service Customer Portal            Field Service    Information Worker    Sales Configurator             Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                             Customer Case Management          
   Website            Opportunity Tracking    Lead / Opportunity Mgmt                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
   Real Time Dashboards     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Document Mgmt    Business Intelligence    Cloud Deployment    B2B Contracting    Human Resources    Document Mgmt     Simplified Label Printing    Payroll Processing    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    E-Commerce    Time and Attendance    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Automated Workflow    Application Programming Interface    Additional Modules    Mobile Solutions  
   Security    Business Intelligence    Espresso Mobile    Computer Aided Design    Compliance Overview    Business Analytics    Internationalization    Human Resources    Business Web    Work Force Management    Distribution Management        Crystal Reports    Wholesale Distribution        Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)          
       Multi-Site        Document Control System    Composite Applications    Employee Self-Service    Intuitive User Interface    M1 WebGear Interface    CAD Interface Application        e Business Applications        Data Conversions            Custom Report Writer          
               E-Commerce    Composite Applications    Expense Management     Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    System Security    Crystal Reports        S2K Mobile        Document Control            Custom Workflow & Alerting          
               Electronic Data Interchange    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    Quality Control (Supplier)    Unlimited View    Data Conversion                QuickView            Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing          
               Groupware Communication    Enterprise Content Mgmt    Mobile Solutions    Report & Analysis        Document Control                            Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors          
               Human Resources Overview    Enterprise Performance Mgmt    Payroll, Time & Attendance    Sytline Data Collection        Document Control Application                            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
   Customer Care    Upgrade Guarantee    STARS    Security    Business Process Outsourcing    Implementation        Services & Support    FastRESPONSE    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs         E-Learning    Account Manager        Customer Portal    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels    Service & Support Modules    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   NetSuite Central        Support    Training Strategies    Epicor Consulting    Support            Global Shop Solutions Consulting    IQMS Professional Services and Consulting            Classroom Training        Customization     Custom Development & Integration          
   Site Consultation        Training and Education        Hosting Services    Training            Global Shop Solutions University    IQMS Technical Support            E-Learning        Training and Education    Data Migration          
                   Learning & Educational Services                Learning & Educational Services    Software Updates and Maintenance Program            Onsite and ISO Consulting            Local / Resident Hosting          
                   Managed Services                Training Strategies                 Phone Support            On-Site Implementation Consulting          
                   Professional Services                                            Project Discovery & Gap Analysis          
                   Subscription Services                                            Services User Training Programs          

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