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 ERPMicrosoft Dynamics NAVMAX ERP
  Version2015.17.07Always Current20165.5.2
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$10K-100K$8K-$250K$5K -35K
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Financing
  User Range5-Unlimited4-100020-1000+10+unlimited5-7505-150+
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYes40+ CountriesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice SAAS, Multitenant.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 CloudMS 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 NetwareMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor        Inventory Control  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability        Advanced Shipping        Lot and Serial Tracking  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System            Bin Management        Master Scheduling  
               Order Promising        Material Requirement Planning  
               Real-Time Sustem        Repetitive Manufacturing  
               Return Materials Authorization          
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Service Management    Advanced Forecast  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments        Quoting and Estimating  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders        Sales Order and Processing  
       Report Writer        Order Management          
       Return Mgmt        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing          
       Sales Analysis        Real Time Order Status          
       Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center          
               Shipping Integration          
               Streamlined Receiving          
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Business Intelligence    Fixed Asset Management  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Financial Management    General Ledger  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing        Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing        Amortization Schedules        Multi-Currency  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management        Multi-currency Transactions        Multiple Cost Sets  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register        Project Accounting        Payables Management  
       Payroll        Revenue Recognition        Receivables Management  
       Analytics                Human Resources  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Project Management    Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management        Engineering Change Order  
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation        Work Order Management        Labor Tracking  
   MES    Cost Tracking                Lean Capabilities  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling                Lean Tools / Labor Tracking  
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts                MAX Visual Shop Scheduler  
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt                Shop Floor Control  
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations                Subcontract Processing  
       Requirements Planning                  
       Shop Clock                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution        Supply Chain Overview    Supply Chain Management    Bar Coding  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator                Backflush by Operation  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting                Purchasing Control  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt                Subcontract Processing  
                       Supplier Kanban  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    CRM    Incentive Management    Sales & Marketing    Customer Service Portal  
       CRM for Syspro        Job and Project Tracking          
               Partner Relationship          
               Sales Order Management          
               Self Service Customer Portal          
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Human Resources    Exact Synergy  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Security        Exact Event Manager  
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS        Customer Care    Support Options    Training and Education  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support        NetSuite Central        Customer Support  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education        Site Consultation        Consultation Services  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program                      

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