Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Pharmaceuticals/Biotech Industry.

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Pharmaceuticals/Biotech Industry. 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 X3NetSuite ERPIFS Applications 8.0Microsoft Dynamics NAVMAX ERP
  Version2015.17.07Always Current8.020165.5.2
  Price Range$50K- $2M$40K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$10K-100K$300K-2M$8K-$250K$5K -35K
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Financing
  User Range5-Unlimited4-100020-1000+10+unlimited40-50005-7505-150+
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYes40+ CountriesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice SAAS, MultitenantSOA.NET.NET
  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)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 CloudOracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Quickbooks
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Complex MRO        Inventory Control  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability        Advanced Shipping    Costing        Lot and Serial Tracking  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System            Bin Management    Demand Forecasting        Master Scheduling  
               Order Promising    Inventory Replenishment        Material Requirement Planning  
               Real-Time Sustem    Project Budgeting        Repetitive Manufacturing  
               Return Materials Authorization    Project Reporting          
                   Scheduling and Resourcing          
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Collaborative Solutions    Service Management    Advanced Forecast  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Component Repair        Quoting and Estimating  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Coordinate Projects        Sales Order and Processing  
       Report Writer        Order Management    Customer Orders           
       Return Mgmt        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Field Service          
       Sales Analysis        Real Time Order Status    Sales          
       Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center    Sales Quotes          
               Shipping Integration              
               Streamlined Receiving              
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Business Intelligence    Fixed Asset Management  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Budget Management    Financial Management    General Ledger  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Cash Flow        Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing        Amortization Schedules    Consolidate Accounts        Multi-Currency  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management        Multi-currency Transactions    Financial Summary        Multiple Cost Sets  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register        Project Accounting    Fixed Assets        Payables Management  
       Payroll        Revenue Recognition    General Ledger        Receivables Management  
       Analytics            Sales Contract Mgmt.        Human Resources  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Asset Design    Project Management    Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Batch Process        Engineering Change Order  
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation        Work Order Management    Configure / Make / Assemble        Labor Tracking  
   MES    Cost Tracking            Constraint-Based Scheduling        Lean Capabilities  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling            Engineer to Order        Lean Tools / Labor Tracking  
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts            Make to Project        MAX Visual Shop Scheduler  
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt            Multisite Planning        Shop Floor Control  
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations            Project Management        Subcontract Processing  
       Requirements Planning            Repetitive Manufacturing          
       Shop Clock            Shop Floor Reporting          
                   Shop Order          
                   Sub-Contract Management          
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution        Supply Chain Overview    Distribution    Supply Chain Management    Bar Coding  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator            Equipment        Backflush by Operation  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting            Equipment Effectiveness        Purchasing Control  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt            Preventive Maintenance        Subcontract Processing  
                   Procurement        Supplier Kanban  
                   Supply Chain          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    CRM    Incentive Management    CRM Features    Sales & Marketing    Customer Service Portal  
       CRM for Syspro        Job and Project Tracking    Customer Services          
               Partner Relationship    Information Shring          
               Sales Order Management    Mobility Features          
               Self Service Customer Portal    Sales Configurator           
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    B2B Contracting    Human Resources    Exact Synergy  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Analytics        Exact Event Manager  
                   Employee Self-Service          
                   Expense Management           
                   Human Resources          
                   Mobile Solutions          
                   Payroll, Time & Attendance          
                   Recruitment, Training & Developemnt          
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS        Customer Care    Implementation    Support Options    Training and Education  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support        NetSuite Central    Support        Customer Support  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education        Site Consultation    Training        Consultation Services  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program                          

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