Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries

Below you will find a comprehensive, independent comparison of top rated manufacturing ERP software systems for the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries. Use the easy-to-navigate matrix to compare pricing and compatibility data, as well as materials management, sales order management, financial management, production management, supply chain management, and customer relationship management, as well as any other capabilities each vendor might provide. Click on the product links to dive deeper into product features or request a free demo to get more hands-on experience.

  General Data
  Product NameMicrosoft Dynamics AXBatchMaster ManufacturingProcessPro® Premier Sage ERP X3NetSuite ERPSYSPROMicrosoft Dynamics NAVS2K Enterpriseabas ERPBatchMaster ERP B1DEACOM ERPEnterpriseIQInfor M3Priority Software ERP
  VersionAX 7 20168.4010.47Always Current7.020165.5201614.314.915.2M3 13.2 (Feb 2014)17.3
  Price Range$20K-750K$6K-$175K$100K-750K$2600/ user-$10K-100K$25K-500K onsite$8K-$250KPlease inquire-$75K and up-$15K-$375$200K-$2M$50K- $2M-$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own, Financing, Leasing Options, Subscription, Annual Payments up front for the yearOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Financing, SubscriptionFinancingLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, FinancingSubscription, Licensed
  User Range5-2,2503-755-100020-1000+10+unlimited4-10005-75010+ unlimited10-2505-50010-20005-Unlimited20-20005-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYesYesYesYes, 60+ Countries 40+ CountriesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)YesYesYesyesYes (40+ languages)Yes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NET, Cloud.NET.NET, ClientServer SAAS, MultitenantSOA, XML, Webservice.NETSOASOA / Multi-tier.NETMicrosoft .NETSOA, .NETInfor 3 tierAll current Windows
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS 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, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureIBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL ServerMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, Oracle, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas), Amazon Web services (Cloud)MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OracleMS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSWindowsWindowsMac OS, WindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindows, IBM OS, System lLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Inventory Controls    Compliance    MRP    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Inventory Management        Master Production Schedule (MPS)     Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Control    M3 Procurement    Materials Management Overview  
   Manufacturing    Inventory Control    IC        Advanced Shipping    Lot Traceability        Material Requirement Planning     Material requirements planning (MRP)    Master Requirements Planning    MRP    Vendor Managed Inventory        Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Material Planning    Master Requirements Planning (MRP)    AWS        Bin Management                Material Cost Posting    Mobile    Warehouse Management Systems    Wireless Warehouse Management System        Picking and Shipping  
   Warehouse Management    Mobile Data Collection    Physical Inventory        Order Promising                Scheduling    Regulatory Compliance                Receiving & Put-Away  
                   Real-Time Sustem                Warehouse Management                    Replenishment  
                   Return Materials Authorization                                    Traceability  
  Sales Order Management
   Sales & Marketing    Enhanced Order Entry for Sage & QuickBooks     Order Entry    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Document Flow Mgmt.    Service Management    Order Processing    Costing    Sales Management    Sales Overview    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    M3 Sales Management    Orders  
   Sales Management    Sales Orders        RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Ecommerce Shopping Cart        Work Order Processing    Invoicing            Quoting and Estimating        Price Quotes  
               Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders    Point Of Sale            Process History            Sales Orders        Tasks  
                   Order Management    Report Writer            Quotation Management                      
                   Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Return Mgmt            Sales Management Overview                      
                   Real Time Order Status    Sales Analysis            Shipping Order                      
                   Self-Service Vendor Center    Sales Orders                                  
                   Shipping Integration                                      
                   Streamlined Receiving                                      
  Financial Management
   AP / AR        Accounts Payable (AP)    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Accounting and Financials    Accounting    Financial Overview    M3 Financial Accounting     Billing  
   Financial Management Overview        Accounts Receivable (AR)    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Accounts Payable    Financial Management    Accounts Receivable    Cost Accounting    Financial Reporting        General Ledger        Budget Control  
   Fixed Assets        General Ledger (GL)    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Accounts Receivable        Financial Highlights    Financials and Accounting            Finanacial Reporting        Cash Management  
   General Ledger        Project Accounting        Amortization Schedules    Activity Based Costing        General Ledger    Fixed Assets            Accounts Payable        Cost Control  
   International Capabilities                Multi-currency Transactions    Tax Management            Liquidity Planning            Accounts Receivable        Financial Management Overview  
   Project Accounting                Project Accounting    Assests Register            Perpetual Inventory Costing            Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Financial Statement Generator  
                   Revenue Recognition    Payroll                                Fixed Assets  
                       Analytics                                Regulatory Compliance  
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Batch Production    Advanced Scheduler    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Bill of Materials    Project Management    Capacity Requirements Planning    CAD Integration    Costing    Formula Management    Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    M3 Manufacturing    Production Management Overview  
   Key Production Features    Bill of Materials Management    Formulation    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Engineering Change Control        Shop Floor Control    Production Summary    Product Development    Labor Tracking System    Engineering Change Order    M3 Product Data Management      
   Product Builder    Formulation Management    Manufacturing ( BOM)        Work Order Management    Factory Documentation            Project Cost Accounting    Production Management    Production Overview    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     M3 Project Management      
       Product Costing    Quality Control ( QC)            Cost Tracking            Project Management    Quality Management        MES          
       Production Management    R & D            Planning and Scheduling            Time Recording / Job Time            Material & Capacity Requirements Planning          
       Quality Control    Security Regulations            Projects and Contracts            Work Order Management            Production Overview          
       Samples Management    Standard Reports            Quality Mgmt                        Quality Management          
                       Quotations                        Real Time Monitoring          
                       Requirements Planning                                  
                       Shop Clock                                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Key Supply Chain Features    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    Dock Scheduling        Supply Chain Overview    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Management    Inventory Management    Purchasing    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    Purchasing Overview    Capable to Promise    M3 Supply Chain Execution      
       Purchasing for Sage and Quickbooks    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)            Freight Calculator            Requisitions    Procurement        Demand Planning    M3 Supply Chain Planning      
           Master Production Scheduler            Inventory Forecasting            Sales Planning & Forecasting            Materials Ordering          
           Purchase Orders (PO)            Shipping Mgmt            Supplier Relationship Management            Outsource Central           
  Customer Relationship Management
   Marketing Automation        CRM    CRM    Incentive Management    Contact Management    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Customer Relationship Management     Customer Realations Management    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    M3 Customer Lifecycle Mgmt    CRM Overview  
   Sales Force Automation                Job and Project Tracking    CRM for Syspro        Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management Overview                      
                   Partner Relationship            Remote Sales Force Automation                          
                   Sales Order Management                                      
                   Self Service Customer Portal                                      
  Additional Capabilities
   Alert System    Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing    Business Intelligence    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Document Mgmt    Human Resources    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    e-Commerce    Business Intelligence    Payroll Processing    M3 Business Intelligence    Mobile Solutions  
   Business Intelligence and Reporting    Quickbooks Manufacturing    Comprehensive Lot Traceability    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Espresso Mobile        Distribution Management    Business Intelligence        Direct Store Delivery    Work Force Management    M3 Product Lifecycle      
   Compliance Management    Sage ERP Manufacturing    FDA Compliance                    e Business Applications    Multi-Site        Formula Management              
   Human Resource Management    SAP Business One Manufacturing    MSDS                    S2K Mobile            Labor Tracking System              
   Service Managment        Multicurrency                                Point-of-Sale System              
           Nutritional Labeling                                Regulatory / Environmental Reporting              
           System Manager                                              
  Services Support
   Support Options        ClientAdvantage        Customer Care    STARS    Support Options        Upgrade Guarantee        Consulting    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     M3 Rental Management    Customer Service & Support Overview  
           ProductAdvantage™        NetSuite Central    Support                    Implementation    IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    M3 Services Management      
           Professional Services        Site Consultation    Training and Education                    Support    IQMS Technical Support          
                                               Software Updates and Maintenance Program          

Learn how other Pharmaceutical and Biotech manufacturers have improved their efficiency, compliance, and profitability using these top rated ERP software systems for the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry.


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