ERP Software Comparison for the Plastics and Rubber Industry on a Cloud Based (SaaS) platform.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Plastics and Rubber Industry with a Cloud Based (SaaS) Platform. 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 NamePlex Manufacturing CloudEpicor ERPEnterpriseIQSYSPROabas ERPSage ERP X3Global Shop SolutionsProcessPro® Premier Microsoft Dynamics NAVMicrosoft Dynamics AXS2K EnterpriseJobBOSS Shop Management Solution
  VersionAlways Current10.0015.27.0201672016.210.42016AX 7 20165.512.0
  Price Range$5K + per month-$4K -500K$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$75K and up-$2600/ user-$5K-500K$100K-750K$8K-$250K$20K-750KPlease inquire-$299-$200K
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own, Financing, Leasing Options, Subscription, Annual Payments up front for the yearLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingFinancing
  User Range20-1000+1-2000+5-Unlimited4-100010-25020-1000+3-10005-10005-7505-2,25010+ unlimited1-100
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)No
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA / Multi-tier SOA.NET, ClientServer .NETSOA, .NET, CloudSOAClient/Server or Clo
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS 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, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS 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 AzureIBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsMac OS, WindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemMac OS, Windows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Management     Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Bar Coding    MRP        Inventory Controls    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Lot and Serial Control  
   Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability     Material requirements planning (MRP)        Bill of Materials    IC        Manufacturing    Material Requirement Planning    Material Control  
   Bill of Materials    Handheld    Wireless Warehouse Management System        Material Cost Posting        Data Collection    AWS        Material Planning          
   Bar Coding    Material Handler Interface            Scheduling        Inventory Control    Physical Inventory        Warehouse Management          
   Job Tracking System    Material Movement            Warehouse Management        Inventory Management                      
   Material Requirements Planning    Prioritize Orders                    Materials & Inventory                      
       Sales Order Allocation                    Materials Purchasing                      
                           Materials Solutions                      
                           Physical Inventory                      
                           Wireless System                      
  Sales Order Management
   Commission Tracking    Order Management    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Costing    Purchasing Management    Complete Order Management    Order Entry    Service Management    Sales & Marketing    Order Processing    Job Entry  
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Sales Management    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Invoicing    RF Warehousing    Demand Management            Sales Management    Work Order Processing    Sales Order Processing  
   Customer Orders    Demand Management    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Process History    Sales Monitoring    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                      
   E D I    Electronic Data Interchange        Report Writer    Quotation Management        Invoice Order History                      
   Order Entry & Tracking    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Return Mgmt    Sales Management Overview        Order Enrty                      
   Quote Tracking    Storefront        Sales Analysis    Shipping Order        Quoting & Estimating                      
   Sales Order            Sales Orders            Return Merchandise Authorization                      
                           Sales & Service Management                      
                           Sales Application                      
                           Shipping Logistics                      
  Financial Management
   accounting Overview    General Ledger    Financial Overview    Budget Management    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    Accounting Application     Accounts Payable (AP)    Business Intelligence    AP / AR    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable  
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Data Collection    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management    Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable  
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Financial Overview    Accounts Receivable    General Ledger (GL)        Fixed Assets    Financial Highlights    General Ledger  
   Expense Project Tracking    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Fixed Assets        Business Intelligence    Project Accounting        General Ledger    General Ledger    Payroll  
   Inventory Valuation    Financial Mgmt Overview    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Liquidity Planning        Business Intelligence Application            International Capabilities          
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Tax Connect    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Cash Flow            Project Accounting          
       Cash / Asset Mgmt        Payroll            Financial Management                      
       Global Engines        Analytics            Fixed Assets                      
                           General Ledger                      
                           International Accounting                      
                           Multi-Currency Management                      
                           Payroll Management                      
  Production Management
   Barcode Labeling    Production Mgmt     Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    CAD Integration    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Production Scheduling    Advanced Scheduler    Project Management    Bill of Materials    Capacity Requirements Planning    Quality Management  
   Capacity Planning    Advanced Production    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Production Summary    Process Manufacturing    Cost Breakdown Application    Formulation        Key Production Features    Shop Floor Control    Shop Floor Control  
   Complex Assembly    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Project Cost Accounting        Engineer-to-Order    Manufacturing ( BOM)        Product Builder          
   Labor & Time Tracking    Job Management    MES    Cost Tracking    Project Management        Lean Manufacturing    Quality Control ( QC)                  
   Multi-Plants    Lean Manufacturing    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Time Recording / Job Time        Management Solutions    R & D                  
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Work Order Management        Planning & Scheduling    Security Regulations                  
   PLC Machine Integration    Planning & Scheduling    Quality Management    Quality Mgmt            Production Configurator    Standard Reports                  
   Preventative Maintenance    Planning and Scheduling    Real Time Monitoring    Quotations            Project Management Application                      
   Production Scheduling Overview    Product Data Management        Requirements Planning            Quality Control Application                      
   Shop Floor Control            Shop Clock            Quality Tracking                      
   Statistical Process Controls                        Shop Floor Control                      
                           Shop Floor Data Collection Application                      
                           Shop Management                      
                           Software Preventative Maintenance Application                      
                           TrueView Data Display Application                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Purchasing        Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Dock Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    Key Supply Chain Features    Inventory Management    ShopView  
   Online Tool Release    Inventory Management    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Requisitions        Forecasting Trust    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                  
   Problem Control    Purchase Management    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Sales Planning & Forecasting        Shipping & Receiving Management    Master Production Scheduler                  
   Supplier Quality    Shipping & Receiving    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Relationship Management        Supplier Relationship Management     Purchase Orders (PO)                  
   Supply Chain Overview    Sourcing                    Supply Chain Manager                      
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                          
       Warehouse Management                                          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Configurator Pricing     Customer Relations Overview    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM    CRM Application    CRM    Sales & Marketing    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Management  
   Cost & Quote Estimating    Campaign Connect        CRM for Syspro    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Customer & Prospect Management            Sales Force Automation    Marketing Automation      
   Customer Master List    Case Management                    Customer Relationship Management                Remote Sales Force Automation      
   Customer Relations Summary    Customer Relationship Management                    Sales Forecasting                      
   Field Service    Information Worker                    Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                       
   Opportunity Tracking    Lead / Opportunity Mgmt                    Service Management                      
   Quick Quoter    Mobile Connect                                          
   Quote Tracking    Service Management                                          
  Additional Capabilities
   Business Intelligence    Cloud Deployment    Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing     Simplified Label Printing    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Alert System    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Automated Workflow  
   Computer Aided Design    Compliance Overview    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence    Wholesale Distribution    Business Web    Comprehensive Lot Traceability        Business Intelligence and Reporting    Distribution Management      
   Document Control System    Composite Applications            Multi-Site        CAD Interface Application    FDA Compliance        Compliance Management    e Business Applications      
   E-Commerce    Composite Applications                    Crystal Reports    MSDS        Human Resource Management    S2K Mobile      
   Electronic Data Interchange    Document Mgmt                    Data Conversion    Multicurrency        Service Managment          
   Groupware Communication    Enterprise Content Mgmt                    Document Control    Nutritional Labeling                  
   Human Resources Overview    Enterprise Performance Mgmt                    Document Control Application    System Manager                  
   SmartPlex Mobile Access    Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                    Electronic Data Exchange                      
       Global Business Mgmt                    Global Application Builder                      
       Human Capital Mgmt.                    Key Performance Indicators Application                      
       ICE Business Architecture                    Messaging System Application                      
       Mobile                    Mobile Wireless Application                      
       Product Data Mgmt                    Online System / Time and Attendance                      
       Service Mgmt. Overview                    Process Documentation & Training                      
       Social Enterprise                    RFID Technology Application                      
       Subscription Services                                          
       Web 2.0                                          
  Services Support
   Security    Business Process Outsourcing    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Upgrade Guarantee        FastRESPONSE    ClientAdvantage    Support Options    Support Options        Customer Portal  
   Training Strategies    Epicor Consulting    IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support            Global Shop Solutions Consulting    ProductAdvantage™                Customization   
       Hosting Services    IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education            Global Shop Solutions University    Professional Services                Training and Education  
       Learning & Educational Services    Software Updates and Maintenance Program                Learning & Educational Services                      
       Managed Services                    Training Strategies                       
       Professional Services                                          
       Subscription Services                                          

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