ERP Software Comparison for the Pharmaceuticals Biotech Industry on MS SQL Server.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Pharmaceuticals Biotech Industry with MS SQL Server. 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 ERPDEACOM ERPBatchMaster ManufacturingProcessPro® Premier Microsoft Dynamics NAVMicrosoft Dynamics AXMAX ERPInfor M3BatchMaster ERP B1
  Version2015.17.07Always Current14.98.4010.42016AX 7 20165.5.2M3 13.2 (Feb 2014)14.3
  Price Range$50K- $2M$40K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$10K-100K$200K-$2M$6K-$175K$100K-750K$8K-$250K$20K-750K$5K -35K-$15K-$375
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingOwner Financing, Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Financing, Subscription
  User Range5-Unlimited4-100020-1000+10+unlimited10-20003-755-10005-7505-2,2505-150+20-20005-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYesYes (40+ languages)Yes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice SAAS, MultitenantMicrosoft .NET.NET.NET, ClientServer .NETSOA, .NET, Cloud.NETInfor 3 tier.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 ServerMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, QuickbooksMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OracleMS SQL Server
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindowsMac OS, WindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsWindows, IBM OS, System lWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Inventory Control    Compliance    MRP        Inventory Controls    Inventory Control    M3 Procurement    Inventory Management  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability        Advanced Shipping    MRP    Inventory Control    IC        Manufacturing    Lot and Serial Tracking        Master Requirements Planning  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System            Bin Management    Warehouse Management Systems    Master Requirements Planning (MRP)    AWS        Material Planning    Master Scheduling        Mobile  
               Order Promising        Mobile Data Collection    Physical Inventory        Warehouse Management    Material Requirement Planning        Regulatory Compliance  
               Real-Time Sustem                        Repetitive Manufacturing          
               Return Materials Authorization                                  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Sales Overview    Enhanced Order Entry for Sage & QuickBooks     Order Entry    Service Management    Sales & Marketing    Advanced Forecast    M3 Sales Management    Sales Management  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments        Sales Orders            Sales Management    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    Accounting        Accounts Payable (AP)    Business Intelligence    AP / AR    Fixed Asset Management    M3 Financial Accounting     Accounting and Financials  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Summary            Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management    Financial Management Overview    General Ledger        Financial Reporting  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing            General Ledger (GL)        Fixed Assets    Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering          
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing        Amortization Schedules            Project Accounting        General Ledger    Multi-Currency          
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management        Multi-currency Transactions                    International Capabilities    Multiple Cost Sets          
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register        Project Accounting                    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    Formula Management    Batch Production    Advanced Scheduler    Project Management    Bill of Materials    Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning    M3 Manufacturing    Costing  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Labor Tracking System    Bill of Materials Management    Formulation        Key Production Features    Engineering Change Order    M3 Product Data Management    Product Development  
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation        Work Order Management    Production Overview    Formulation Management    Manufacturing ( BOM)        Product Builder    Labor Tracking    M3 Project Management    Production Management  
   MES    Cost Tracking                Product Costing    Quality Control ( QC)            Lean Capabilities        Quality Management  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling                Production Management    R & D            Lean Tools / Labor Tracking          
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts                Quality Control    Security Regulations            MAX Visual Shop Scheduler          
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt                Samples Management    Standard Reports            Shop Floor Control          
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations                                Subcontract Processing          
       Requirements Planning                                          
       Shop Clock                                          
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution        Supply Chain Overview    Purchasing Overview    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    Dock Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    Key Supply Chain Features    Bar Coding    M3 Supply Chain Execution    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator                Purchasing for Sage and Quickbooks    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)            Backflush by Operation    M3 Supply Chain Planning    Procurement  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting                    Master Production Scheduler            Purchasing Control          
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt                    Purchase Orders (PO)            Subcontract Processing          
                                       Supplier Kanban          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    CRM    Incentive Management    Customer Realations Management        CRM    Sales & Marketing    Marketing Automation    Customer Service Portal    M3 Customer Lifecycle Mgmt    Customer Relationship Management   
       CRM for Syspro        Job and Project Tracking                    Sales Force Automation              
               Partner Relationship                                  
               Sales Order Management                                  
               Self Service Customer Portal                                  
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Business Intelligence    Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Alert System    Exact Synergy    M3 Business Intelligence    e-Commerce  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Direct Store Delivery    Quickbooks Manufacturing    Comprehensive Lot Traceability        Business Intelligence and Reporting    Exact Event Manager    M3 Product Lifecycle      
                   Formula Management    Sage ERP Manufacturing    FDA Compliance        Compliance Management              
                   Labor Tracking System    SAP Business One Manufacturing    MSDS        Human Resource Management              
                   Point-of-Sale System        Multicurrency        Service Managment              
                   Regulatory / Environmental Reporting        Nutritional Labeling                      
                           System Manager                      
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS        Customer Care    Consulting        ClientAdvantage    Support Options    Support Options    Training and Education    M3 Rental Management      
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support        NetSuite Central    Implementation        ProductAdvantage™            Customer Support    M3 Services Management      
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education        Site Consultation    Support        Professional Services            Consultation Services          
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program                                              

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