ERP Software Review, Metal Fabrication Industry, Process Manufacturing, Cloud-Based (SaaS) platform

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Metal Fabrication Industry with Process Manufacturing on the Could-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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudIFS Applications 8.0S2K Enterprise
  Version2015.17.07Always Current8.05.5
  Price Range$50K- $2M$40K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$300K-2MPlease inquire-
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Financing
  User Range5-Unlimited4-100020-1000+20-1000+40-500010+ unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice SaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA
  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, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsOracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)IBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXLinux, Windows, IBM Power System
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Complex MRO    Master Production Schedule (MPS)  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability        Inventory Tracking    Costing    Material Requirement Planning  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System            Bill of Materials    Demand Forecasting      
               Bar Coding    Inventory Replenishment      
               Job Tracking System    Project Budgeting      
               Material Requirements Planning    Project Reporting      
                   Scheduling and Resourcing      
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Collaborative Solutions    Order Processing  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Component Repair    Work Order Processing  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    Coordinate Projects      
       Report Writer        E D I    Customer Orders       
       Return Mgmt        Order Entry & Tracking    Field Service      
       Sales Analysis        Quote Tracking    Sales      
       Sales Orders        Sales Order    Sales Quotes      
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Accounts Payable  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Accounts Receivable  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Cash Flow    Financial Highlights  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing        Expense Project Tracking    Consolidate Accounts    General Ledger  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management        Inventory Valuation    Financial Summary      
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Fixed Assets      
       Payroll            General Ledger      
       Analytics            Sales Contract Mgmt.      
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Asset Design    Capacity Requirements Planning  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Batch Process    Shop Floor Control  
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation        Complex Assembly    Configure / Make / Assemble      
   MES    Cost Tracking        Labor & Time Tracking    Constraint-Based Scheduling      
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling        Multi-Plants    Engineer to Order      
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts        Plant Floor Mobile Access    Make to Project      
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt        PLC Machine Integration    Multisite Planning      
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations        Preventative Maintenance    Project Management      
       Requirements Planning        Production Scheduling Overview    Repetitive Manufacturing      
       Shop Clock        Shop Floor Control    Shop Floor Reporting      
               Statistical Process Controls    Shop Order      
                   Sub-Contract Management      
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution        Online Order & Tracking    Distribution    Inventory Management  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator        Online Tool Release    Equipment      
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting        Problem Control    Equipment Effectiveness      
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt        Supplier Quality    Preventive Maintenance      
               Supply Chain Overview    Procurement      
                   Supply Chain      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    CRM    Configurator Pricing     CRM Features    Customer Relationship Management  
       CRM for Syspro        Cost & Quote Estimating    Customer Services    Marketing Automation  
               Customer Master List    Information Shring    Remote Sales Force Automation  
               Customer Relations Summary    Mobility Features      
               Field Service    Sales Configurator       
               Opportunity Tracking          
               Quick Quoter          
               Quote Tracking          
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    B2B Contracting    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Business Analytics    Distribution Management  
               Document Control System    Employee Self-Service    e Business Applications  
               E-Commerce    Expense Management     S2K Mobile  
               Electronic Data Interchange    Human Resources      
               Groupware Communication    Mobile Solutions      
               Human Resources Overview    Payroll, Time & Attendance      
               SmartPlex Mobile Access    Recruitment, Training & Developemnt      
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS        Security    Implementation      
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support        Training Strategies    Support      
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education            Training      
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program                      

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