Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Petroleum and Coal Industries

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Petroleum and Coal 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 ERPE2 Shop SystemGlobal Shop SolutionsMicrosoft Dynamics NAVInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business One
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$5K-200K$5K-500K$8K-$250K$25K-500K$25K -$250K
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own
  User Range4-10001-2000+1-3003-10005-7505-100025-1000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOAClient/ServerSOA.NETSOASOA
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Data Collection    Bar Coding        Material Management Summary    Inventory Management  
   Lot Traceability    Bar Coding    Bar Coding    Bill of Materials        Plant Maintenance      
       Handheld    Bill Of Materials    Data Collection              
       Material Handler Interface    Handheld / Pocketview    Inventory Control              
       Material Movement    Inventory Control    Inventory Management              
       Prioritize Orders    Inventory Management    Materials & Inventory              
       Sales Order Allocation    Lot and Serial Control    Materials Purchasing              
           Material Management     Materials Solutions              
               Physical Inventory              
               Wireless System              
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Order Entry    Complete Order Management    Service Management    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Promotions  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    Quoting / Estimating    Demand Management        Estimating / Quoting      
   Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Vender Returns    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Request for Quote      
   Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        Invoice Order History              
   Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Enrty              
   Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quoting & Estimating              
   Sales Orders            Return Merchandise Authorization              
               Sales & Service Management              
               Sales Application              
               Shipping Logistics              
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounting Application     Business Intelligence    Financial Management    Financial Reporting  
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management        Accounting and Financials Overview  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Budgeting / Cashflow    Accounts Receivable            Banking & Reconciliation  
   Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Executive Overview    Business Intelligence            Cost Accounting  
   Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview    General Ledger    Business Intelligence Application              
   Assests Register    Tax Connect    Payroll    Cash Flow              
   Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt    QuickBooks    Financial Management              
   Analytics    Global Engines        Fixed Assets              
               General Ledger              
               International Accounting              
               Multi-Currency Management              
               Payroll Management              
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Production Scheduling    Project Management    Engineering      
   Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Job Management    Cost Breakdown Application        Planning & Scheduling      
   Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Order Costing     Engineer-to-Order        Production Management      
   Cost Tracking    Job Management    Quality Management    Lean Manufacturing        Project Control      
   Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Rapid Documentation    Management Solutions        Shop Floor Data      
   Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Shipping    Planning & Scheduling        Workflow      
   Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling    Shop Floor Control    Production Configurator              
   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
   EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Advanced Scheduling    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    Shipping / Receiving      
   Freight Calculator    Inventory Management    Demand Forecasting    Forecasting Trust              
   Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management    Executive Overview    Shipping & Receiving Management              
   Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving    Inventory Management    Supplier Relationship Management               
       Sourcing    Purchasing / Receiving    Supply Chain Manager              
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                      
       Warehouse Management                      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    CRM Application    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relations Management    CRM Overview  
   CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect    Sales Forecasting    Customer & Prospect Management        Field Service Management    Customer Data Management   
       Case Management    WebView    Customer Relationship Management              
       Customer Relationship Management        Sales Forecasting              
       Information Worker        Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management               
       Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Service Management              
       Mobile Connect                      
       Service Management                      
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Time and Attendance     Simplified Label Printing    Human Resources    Human Resources    E-Commerce  
   Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Crystal Reports    Business Web        Internationalization      
       Composite Applications    Data Conversions    CAD Interface Application        Intuitive User Interface      
       Composite Applications    Document Control    Crystal Reports        Multi-Site, Multi-Plant      
       Document Mgmt    QuickView    Data Conversion        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
   STARS    Business Process Outsourcing    Account Manager    FastRESPONSE    Support Options        E-Learning  
   Support    Epicor Consulting    Classroom Training    Global Shop Solutions Consulting              
   Training and Education    Hosting Services    E-Learning    Global Shop Solutions University              
       Learning & Educational Services    Onsite and ISO Consulting    Learning & Educational Services              
       Managed Services    Phone Support    Training Strategies               
       Professional Services                      
       Subscription Services                      

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