Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Pharmaceuticals/Biotech Industries

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Pharmaceuticals/Biotech 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 Nameabas ERPEnterpriseIQSYSPROSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPMicrosoft Dynamics NAVPriority Software ERP
  Version201615.27.07Always Current201617.3
  Price Range$75K and up-$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$10K-100K$8K-$250K$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscription, Licensed
  User Range10-2505-Unlimited4-100020-1000+10+unlimited5-7505-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYes40+ CountriesYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice SAAS, Multitenant.NETAll current Windows
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS 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)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, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor        Materials Management Overview  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability        Advanced Shipping        Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Material Cost Posting    Wireless Warehouse Management System            Bin Management        Picking and Shipping  
   Scheduling                Order Promising        Receiving & Put-Away  
   Warehouse Management                Real-Time Sustem        Replenishment  
                   Return Materials Authorization        Traceability  
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Service Management    Orders  
   Invoicing    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments        Price Quotes  
   Process History    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders        Tasks  
   Quotation Management        Report Writer        Order Management          
   Sales Management Overview        Return Mgmt        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing          
   Shipping Order        Sales Analysis        Real Time Order Status          
           Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center          
                   Shipping Integration          
                   Streamlined Receiving          
  Financial Management
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Financial Overview    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Business Intelligence    Billing  
   Cost Accounting    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Financial Management    Budget Control  
   Financials and Accounting    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing        Cash Management  
   Fixed Assets    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing        Amortization Schedules        Cost Control  
   Liquidity Planning    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management        Multi-currency Transactions        Financial Management Overview  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register        Project Accounting        Financial Statement Generator  
           Payroll        Revenue Recognition        Fixed Assets  
           Analytics                Regulatory Compliance  
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Project Management    Production Management Overview  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management          
   Project Cost Accounting    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation        Work Order Management          
   Project Management    MES    Cost Tracking                  
   Time Recording / Job Time    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling                  
   Work Order Management    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts                  
       Quality Management    Quality Mgmt                  
       Real Time Monitoring    Quotations                  
           Requirements Planning                  
           Shop Clock                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Purchasing    Capable to Promise    EDI Solution        Supply Chain Overview    Supply Chain Management      
   Requisitions    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator                  
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting                  
   Supplier Relationship Management    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt                  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    CRM    Incentive Management    Sales & Marketing    CRM Overview  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview        CRM for Syspro        Job and Project Tracking          
                   Partner Relationship          
                   Sales Order Management          
                   Self Service Customer Portal          
  Additional Capabilities
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Human Resources    Mobile Solutions  
   Business Intelligence    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Security          
  Services Support
   Upgrade Guarantee    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS        Customer Care    Support Options    Customer Service & Support Overview  
       IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support        NetSuite Central          
       IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education        Site Consultation          
       Software Updates and Maintenance Program                      

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