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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROEpicor ERPSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudMicrosoft Dynamics NAVMicrosoft Dynamics AXS2K Enterprise
  Version2015.17.010.007Always Current2016AX 7 20165.5
  Price Range$50K- $2M$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$8K-$250K$20K-750KPlease inquire-
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Financing
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+5-7505-2,25010+ unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOA.NETSOA, .NET, CloudSOA
  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, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureIBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power System
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary        Inventory Controls    Master Production Schedule (MPS)  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking        Manufacturing    Material Requirement Planning  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials        Material Planning      
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding        Warehouse Management      
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System              
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning              
           Sales Order Allocation                      
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Service Management    Sales & Marketing    Order Processing  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database        Sales Management    Work Order Processing  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders              
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I              
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking              
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking              
       Sales Orders            Sales Order              
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    Business Intelligence    AP / AR    Accounts Payable  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Management    Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing        Fixed Assets    Financial Highlights  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking        General Ledger    General Ledger  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation        International Capabilities      
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation        Project Accounting      
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt                      
       Analytics    Global Engines                      
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt Overview    Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Project Management    Bill of Materials    Capacity Requirements Planning  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning        Key Production Features    Shop Floor Control  
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly        Product Builder      
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking              
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants              
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access              
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration              
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations            Preventative Maintenance              
       Requirements Planning            Production Scheduling Overview              
       Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control              
                   Statistical Process Controls              
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt Overview        Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Management    Key Supply Chain Features    Inventory Management  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release              
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control              
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality              
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview              
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                      
           Warehouse Management                      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Sales & Marketing    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating        Sales Force Automation    Marketing Automation  
           Case Management        Customer Master List            Remote Sales Force Automation  
           Informatin Worker        Customer Relations Summary              
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Field Service              
           Mobile Connect        Opportunity Tracking              
           Service Management        Quick Quoter              
                   Quote Tracking              
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Compliance Overview    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Alert System    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design        Business Intelligence and Reporting    Distribution Management  
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Document Control System        Compliance Management    e Business Applications  
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        E-Commerce        Human Resource Management    S2K Mobile  
           Global Business Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange        Service Managment      
           Human Capital Mgmt Overview        Groupware Communication              
           Product Data Mgmt        Human Resources Overview              
           Service Mgmt. Overview        SmartPlex Mobile Access              
           Social Enterprise                      
           Web 2.0                      
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    Support Options    Support Options      
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Hosting Services        Training Strategies              
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services                      
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Managed Services                      
           Professional Services                      
           Subscription Services                      

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