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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROabas ERPSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPMicrosoft Dynamics NAVPriority Software ERP
  Version15.27.020167Always Current201617.3
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$75K and up-$2600/ user-$10K-100K$8K-$250K$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, FinancingSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-Unlimited4-100010-25020-1000+10+unlimited5-7505-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYes40+ CountriesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA / Multi-tier SAAS, Multitenant.NETAll 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 PlatformsCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, 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, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management     Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor        Materials Management Overview  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability     Material requirements planning (MRP)        Advanced Shipping        Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Material Cost Posting        Bin Management        Picking and Shipping  
           Scheduling        Order Promising        Receiving & Put-Away  
           Warehouse Management        Real-Time Sustem        Replenishment  
                   Return Materials Authorization        Traceability  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Costing    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Service Management    Orders  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Invoicing    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments        Price Quotes  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Process History    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders        Tasks  
       Report Writer    Quotation Management        Order Management          
       Return Mgmt    Sales Management Overview        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing          
       Sales Analysis    Shipping Order        Real Time Order Status          
       Sales Orders            Self-Service Vendor Center          
                   Shipping Integration          
                   Streamlined Receiving          
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Business Intelligence    Billing  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Financial Management    Budget Control  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing        Cash Management  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Fixed Assets        Amortization Schedules        Cost Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Liquidity Planning        Multi-currency Transactions        Financial Management Overview  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Project Accounting        Financial Statement Generator  
       Payroll            Revenue Recognition        Fixed Assets  
       Analytics                    Regulatory Compliance  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    CAD Integration    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Project Management    Production Management Overview  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Production Summary    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management          
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Project Cost Accounting        Work Order Management          
   MES    Cost Tracking    Project Management                  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Time Recording / Job Time                  
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Work Order Management                  
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt                      
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations                      
       Requirements Planning                      
       Shop Clock                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Purchasing        Supply Chain Overview    Supply Chain Management      
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Requisitions                  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Sales Planning & Forecasting                  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Relationship Management                  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM    Incentive Management    Sales & Marketing    CRM Overview  
       CRM for Syspro    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Job and Project Tracking          
                   Partner Relationship          
                   Sales Order Management          
                   Self Service Customer Portal          
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Human Resources    Mobile Solutions  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence    Wholesale Distribution    Security          
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Upgrade Guarantee        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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