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ERP Software Comparison for the Metal Fabrication Industry on MS SQL Server



A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Metal Fabrication Industry with MS SQL Server. 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 X3NetSuite ERPE2 Shop SystemGlobal Shop SolutionsECi M1Infor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business OneMIE Trak ProPriority Software ERP
  Version15.27.010.007Always Current7.22016.28.09.00.102016.04.0217.3
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$10K-100K$5K-200K$5K-500K$10K-250K$25K-500K$25K -$250K$ 5K-$ 500K$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownFinancing, Leasing OptionsSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+10+unlimited1-3003-10001-5005-100025-10005-5005-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.YesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SAAS, MultitenantClient/ServerSOASOA, .NETSOASOAClient-Server, RDS CAll current Windows
  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), MAC OSMS 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 CloudMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS 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, Amazon Web services (Cloud)MS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix
  SAASYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYes
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Data Collection    Bar Coding    Advanced Inventory Mgmt    Material Management Summary    Inventory Management    Materials Management Modules    Materials Management Overview  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Advanced Shipping    Bar Coding    Bill of Materials    Inventory Management    Plant Maintenance            Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bin Management    Bill Of Materials    Data Collection    M1 Calculators                Picking and Shipping  
           Material Handler Interface        Order Promising    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Control                    Receiving & Put-Away  
           Material Movement        Real-Time Sustem    Inventory Control    Inventory Management                    Replenishment  
           Prioritize Orders        Return Materials Authorization    Inventory Management    Materials & Inventory                    Traceability  
           Sales Order Allocation            Lot and Serial Control    Materials Purchasing                      
                       Material Management     Materials Solutions                      
                           Physical Inventory                      
                           Wireless System                      
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Order Entry    Complete Order Management    Advanced Bill of Materials    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Promotions    Sales and Order Management Modules    Orders  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Quoting / Estimating    Demand Management    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.    Estimating / Quoting            Price Quotes  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Vender Returns    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Lead Management    Request for Quote            Tasks  
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        Order Management        Invoice Order History    Project Mgmt                  
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Order Enrty                      
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Real Time Order Status        Quoting & Estimating                      
       Sales Orders            Self-Service Vendor Center        Return Merchandise Authorization                      
                   Shipping Integration        Sales & Service Management                      
                   Streamlined Receiving        Sales Application                      
                           Shipping Logistics                      
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Accounting Application     General Ledger    Financial Management    Financial Reporting    Financial Management Modules    Billing  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable        Accounting and Financials Overview        Budget Control  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Budgeting / Cashflow    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable        Banking & Reconciliation        Cash Management  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Amortization Schedules    Executive Overview    Business Intelligence    Multi-Currency        Cost Accounting        Cost Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Multi-currency Transactions    General Ledger    Business Intelligence Application    Payroll                Financial Management Overview  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Project Accounting    Payroll    Cash Flow                    Financial Statement Generator  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition    QuickBooks    Financial Management                    Fixed Assets  
       Analytics    Global Engines                Fixed Assets                    Regulatory Compliance  
                           General Ledger                      
                           International Accounting                      
                           Multi-Currency Management                      
                           Payroll Management                      
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Production Scheduling    Job Management    Engineering        Production Management Modules    Production Management Overview  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Job Management    Cost Breakdown Application    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry    Planning & Scheduling              
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Work Order Management    Order Costing     Engineer-to-Order    Order Managent    Production Management              
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management            Quality Management    Lean Manufacturing    Product Configurator    Project Control              
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing            Rapid Documentation    Management Solutions    Quality / Warranty    Shop Floor Data              
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.            Shipping    Planning & Scheduling    Scheduling    Workflow              
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling            Shop Floor Control    Production Configurator                      
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling                Project Management Application                      
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management                Quality Control Application                      
       Shop Clock                    Quality Tracking                      
                           Shop Floor Control                      
                           Shop Floor Data Collection Application                      
                           Shop Management                      
                           Software Preventative Maintenance Application                      
                           TrueView Data Display Application                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Supply Chain Overview    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Mgmt.    Shipping / Receiving        Supply Chain Management Modules      
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management            Demand Forecasting    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing RFQ                  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management            Executive Overview    Shipping & Receiving Management    Shipping Mgmt.                  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving            Inventory Management    Supplier Relationship Management                       
           Sourcing            Purchasing / Receiving    Supply Chain Manager                      
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                      
           Warehouse Management                                      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM    CRM Application    Call Management    Customer Relations Management    CRM Overview    CRM Modules    CRM Overview  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Job and Project Tracking    Sales Forecasting    Customer & Prospect Management    Contact Manager    Field Service Management    Customer Data Management           
           Case Management        Partner Relationship    WebView    Customer Relationship Management                      
           Customer Relationship Management        Sales Order Management        Sales Forecasting                      
           Informatin Worker        Self Service Customer Portal        Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                       
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Website        Service Management                      
           Mobile Connect                                      
           Service Management                                      
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Time and Attendance     Simplified Label Printing    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    E-Commerce    Additional Modules    Mobile Solutions  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Crystal Reports    Business Web    Human Resources    Internationalization              
           Composite Applications            Data Conversions    CAD Interface Application    M1 WebGear Interface    Intuitive User Interface              
           Composite Applications            Document Control    Crystal Reports    System Security    Multi-Site, Multi-Plant              
           Document Mgmt            QuickView    Data Conversion    Unlimited View    Quality Control (Supplier)              
           Enterprise Content Mgmt                Document Control        Report & Analysis              
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt                Document Control Application        Sytline Data Collection              
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                Electronic Data Exchange                      
           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
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Customer Care    Account Manager    FastRESPONSE    Services & Support        E-Learning    Service & Support Modules    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        NetSuite Central    Classroom Training    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                      
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services        Site Consultation    E-Learning    Global Shop Solutions University                      
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services            Onsite and ISO Consulting    Learning & Educational Services                      
           Managed Services            Phone Support    Training Strategies                       
           Professional Services                                      
           Subscription Services                                      
           Support                                      


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