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 Nameabas ERPEnterpriseIQSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudGlobal Shop SolutionsProcessPro® Premier Microsoft Dynamics NAVMicrosoft Dynamics AXS2K EnterpriseJobBOSS Shop Management Solution
  Version201615.27.010.007Always Current2016.210.42016AX 7 20165.512.0
  Price Range$75K and up-$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$5K-500K$100K-750K$8K-$250K$20K-750KPlease inquire-$299-$200K
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, 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 Range10-2505-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+3-10005-10005-7505-2,25010+ unlimited1-100
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)No
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASOA.NET, ClientServer .NETSOA, .NET, CloudSOAClient/Server or Clo
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS 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, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS 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 OSLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsMac OS, WindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemMac OS, Windows
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Bar Coding    MRP        Inventory Controls    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Lot and Serial Control  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Bill of Materials    IC        Manufacturing    Material Requirement Planning    Material Control  
   Material Cost Posting    Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Data Collection    AWS        Material Planning          
   Scheduling            Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Inventory Control    Physical Inventory        Warehouse Management          
   Warehouse Management            Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Inventory Management                      
               Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Materials & Inventory                      
               Sales Order Allocation            Materials Purchasing                      
                           Materials Solutions                      
                           Physical Inventory                      
                           Wireless System                      
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Complete Order Management    Order Entry    Service Management    Sales & Marketing    Order Processing    Job Entry  
   Invoicing    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Demand Management            Sales Management    Work Order Processing    Sales Order Processing  
   Process History    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                      
   Quotation Management        Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Invoice Order History                      
   Sales Management Overview        Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Order Enrty                      
   Shipping Order        Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Quoting & Estimating                      
           Sales Orders            Sales Order    Return Merchandise Authorization                      
                           Sales & Service Management                      
                           Sales Application                      
                           Shipping Logistics                      
  Financial Management
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    Accounting Application     Accounts Payable (AP)    Business Intelligence    AP / AR    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable  
   Cost Accounting    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management    Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable  
   Financials and Accounting    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Accounts Receivable    General Ledger (GL)        Fixed Assets    Financial Highlights    General Ledger  
   Fixed Assets    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Business Intelligence    Project Accounting        General Ledger    General Ledger    Payroll  
   Liquidity Planning    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Business Intelligence Application            International Capabilities          
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Cash Flow            Project Accounting          
           Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            Financial Management                      
           Analytics    Global Engines            Fixed Assets                      
                           General Ledger                      
                           International Accounting                      
                           Multi-Currency Management                      
                           Payroll Management                      
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Production Scheduling    Advanced Scheduler    Project Management    Bill of Materials    Capacity Requirements Planning    Quality Management  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Cost Breakdown Application    Formulation        Key Production Features    Shop Floor Control    Shop Floor Control  
   Project Cost Accounting    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Engineer-to-Order    Manufacturing ( BOM)        Product Builder          
   Project Management    MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking    Lean Manufacturing    Quality Control ( QC)                  
   Time Recording / Job Time    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants    Management Solutions    R & D                  
   Work Order Management    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access    Planning & Scheduling    Security Regulations                  
       Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration    Production Configurator    Standard Reports                  
       Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Preventative Maintenance    Project Management Application                      
           Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Production Scheduling Overview    Quality Control Application                      
           Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control    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
   Purchasing    Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Dock Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    Key Supply Chain Features    Inventory Management    ShopView  
   Requisitions    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release    Forecasting Trust    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                  
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control    Shipping & Receiving Management    Master Production Scheduler                  
   Supplier Relationship Management    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality    Supplier Relationship Management     Purchase Orders (PO)                  
               Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview    Supply Chain Manager                      
               Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                  
               Warehouse Management                                  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     CRM Application    CRM    Sales & Marketing    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Management  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview        CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Customer & Prospect Management            Sales Force Automation    Marketing Automation      
               Case Management        Customer Master List    Customer Relationship Management                Remote Sales Force Automation      
               Customer Relationship Management        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Forecasting                      
               Information Worker        Field Service    Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                       
               Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Opportunity Tracking    Service Management                      
               Mobile Connect        Quick Quoter                          
               Service Management        Quote Tracking                          
  Additional Capabilities
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence     Simplified Label Printing    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Alert System    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Automated Workflow  
   Business Intelligence    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Business Web    Comprehensive Lot Traceability        Business Intelligence and Reporting    Distribution Management      
   Multi-Site            Composite Applications        Document Control System    CAD Interface Application    FDA Compliance        Compliance Management    e Business Applications      
               Composite Applications        E-Commerce    Crystal Reports    MSDS        Human Resource Management    S2K Mobile      
               Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange    Data Conversion    Multicurrency        Service Managment          
               Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication    Document Control    Nutritional Labeling                  
               Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview    Document Control Application    System Manager                  
               Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        SmartPlex Mobile Access    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
   Upgrade Guarantee    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    FastRESPONSE    ClientAdvantage    Support Options    Support Options        Customer Portal  
       IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    Global Shop Solutions Consulting    ProductAdvantage™                Customization   
       IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Global Shop Solutions University    Professional Services                Training and Education  
       Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services            Learning & Educational Services                      
               Managed Services            Training Strategies                       
               Professional Services                                  
               Subscription Services                                  

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