Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for Other Industries

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for Other Industries 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 NameSYSPROEpicor ERPNetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0ECi M1Microsoft Dynamics NAVSAP Business OneCetec ERPPriority Software ERP
  Version7.010.00Always Current8.08.02016Always Current17.3
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$10K-100K$300K-2M$10K-250K$8K-$250K$25K -$250K$40/User/Month-$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscription, Licensed
  User Range4-10001-2000+10+unlimited40-50001-5005-75025-10005-Unlimited5-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesAU, NZ,US,CA,UK.40+ CountriesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOA, .NET.NETSOASaas, MultitenantAll current Windows
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS 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, IBM DB2, OtherMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`Cloud-Based (Saas), MySQLMS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO    Advanced Inventory Mgmt        Inventory Management    Barcoding & Labeling    Materials Management Overview  
   Lot Traceability    Bar Coding    Advanced Shipping    Costing    Inventory Management            Bill Of Materials    Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
       Handheld    Bin Management    Demand Forecasting    M1 Calculators            Dimensional Inventory Control    Picking and Shipping  
       Material Handler Interface    Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment                Inventory Management    Receiving & Put-Away  
       Material Movement    Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting                Lot & Serial Traceability    Replenishment  
       Prioritize Orders    Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting                Mobile Warehousing    Traceability  
       Sales Order Allocation        Scheduling and Resourcing                MRP & Inventory Forecast      
                               Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Advanced Bill of Materials    Service Management    Sales & Promotions    Automatic Order Processing    Orders  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    Automated Payments    Component Repair    Estimating & Quote Mgmt.            Configurable Manufacturing Modes    Price Quotes  
   Point Of Sale    Demand Management    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects    Lead Management            EDI / Ecommerce    Tasks  
   Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange    Order Management    Customer Orders     Project Mgmt            Field Service & Projects      
   Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service                Manufacturing Quoting      
   Sales Analysis    Storefront    Real Time Order Status    Sales                Packing, Shipping, & RMAs      
   Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center    Sales Quotes                Sales Reporting & Analysis      
           Shipping Integration                    Workflow & Routing      
           Streamlined Receiving                          
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    General Ledger    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    Financial Reporting    Accounts Payable     Billing  
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Financial Management    Accounting and Financials Overview    Accounts Receivable    Budget Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow    Accounts Receivable        Banking & Reconciliation    Bank Reconcile & Credit Card Import    Cash Management  
   Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts    Multi-Currency        Cost Accounting    Configurable Costing Methods    Cost Control  
   Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview    Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary    Payroll            Financial Reporting (Multi Site / Company)    Financial Management Overview  
   Assests Register    Tax Connect    Project Accounting    Fixed Assets                General Accounting     Financial Statement Generator  
   Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt    Revenue Recognition    General Ledger                General Ledger    Fixed Assets  
   Analytics    Global Engines        Sales Contract Mgmt.                Project Accounting    Regulatory Compliance  
                               Tax Management      
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Job Management    Project Management        Bill Of Materials    Production Management Overview  
   Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Aseembly Management    Batch Process    M1 SFE Shop floor Entry            Configurable Manufacturing       
   Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble    Order Managent            Integrated QMS & ECO / ECR      
   Cost Tracking    Job Management        Constraint-Based Scheduling    Product Configurator            Mobile Shop Floor      
   Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Engineer to Order    Quality / Warranty            Production & WIP Reporting      
   Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Make to Project    Scheduling            Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
   Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        Multisite Planning                Time Tracking, Job Costing, & Outsourcing      
   Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Project Management                Work Order Documents      
   Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Repetitive Manufacturing                      
   Shop Clock            Shop Floor Reporting                      
               Shop Order                      
               Sub-Contract Management                      
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Purchasing Mgmt.    Supply Chain Management        Customer / Vendor Portals      
   Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Equipment    Purchasing RFQ            Lot & Serial Traceability      
   Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Equipment Effectiveness    Shipping Mgmt.            MRP / Kanban / Replenishment      
   Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Preventive Maintenance                Production Scheduling & Capacity Planning      
       Sourcing        Procurement                Receiving / Picking / Packing / Shipping      
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.        Supply Chain                Requisitions & Purchase Orders      
       Warehouse Management        Warehousing                Supply Chain Management      
                               Supply / Demand Forecasting      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    Incentive Management    CRM Features    Call Management    Sales & Marketing    CRM Overview    Built-in CRM    CRM Overview  
   CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services    Contact Manager        Customer Data Management     Calendar Reminders / Follow-ups      
       Case Management    Partner Relationship    Information Shring                Custom Lead Pipelines       
       Customer Relationship Management    Sales Order Management    Mobility Features                Customer & Contact Management      
       Information Worker    Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator                 Customer Case Management      
       Lead / Opportunity Mgmt    Website                    Integrated CRM      
       Mobile Connect                        Last Touch Reporting      
       Service Management                        Mobile Access & Field Service      
                               Sales Management & Quote Tracking      
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    E-Commerce    Application Programming Interface    Mobile Solutions  
   Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Security    Business Analytics    Human Resources            Cetec ERP Application Programming Interface (API)      
       Composite Applications        Employee Self-Service    M1 WebGear Interface            Custom Report Writer      
       Composite Applications        Expense Management     System Security            Custom Workflow & Alerting      
       Document Mgmt        Human Resources    Unlimited View            Ecommerce, EDI, & Credit Card Processing      
       Enterprise Content Mgmt        Mobile Solutions                Email Interfacing with Customers & Vendors      
       Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Payroll, Time & Attendance                Enterprise Document Management      
       Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        Recruitment, Training & Developemnt                Pulse Report      
       Global Business Mgmt                              
       Human Capital Mgmt.                              
       ICE Business Architecture                              
       Product Data Mgmt                              
       Service Mgmt. Overview                              
       Social Enterprise                              
       Subscription Services                              
       Web 2.0                              
  Services Support
   STARS    Business Process Outsourcing    Customer Care    Implementation    Services & Support    Support Options    E-Learning    Cetec ERP Lite, Standard & Gold Levels    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   Support    Epicor Consulting    NetSuite Central    Support                Custom Development & Integration      
   Training and Education    Hosting Services    Site Consultation    Training                Data Migration      
       Learning & Educational Services                        Local / Resident Hosting      
       Managed Services                        On-Site Implementation Consulting      
       Professional Services                        Project Discovery & Gap Analysis      
       Subscription Services                        Services User Training Programs      

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