Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Plastics and Rubber Industry.

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Plastics and Rubber Industry. 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 CloudGlobal Shop Solutionsabas ERPMicrosoft Dynamics NAVMAX ERP
  Version2015.17.010.007Always Current2015.3201520165.5.2
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$5K-500K$75K and up-$8K-$250K$5K -35K
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Financing
  User Range5-Unlimited4-10001-2000+20-1000+20-1000+3-100010-2505-7505-150+
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYes40+ CountriesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA SaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA / Multi-tier.NET.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, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliantabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Quickbooks
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Bar Coding    Material Valuation        Inventory Control  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding        Inventory Tracking    Bill of Materials    Materials Management (MRP)        Lot and Serial Tracking  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System        Handheld        Bill of Materials    Data Collection            Master Scheduling  
           Material Handler Interface        Bar Coding    Inventory Control            Material Requirement Planning  
           Material Movement        Job Tracking System    Inventory Management            Repetitive Manufacturing  
           Prioritize Orders        Material Requirements Planning    Materials Purchasing              
           Sales Order Allocation            Materials Solutions              
                       Physical Inventory              
                       Wireless System              
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Complete Order Management    Sales    Service Management    Advanced Forecast  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Demand Management            Quoting and Estimating  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)            Sales Order and Processing  
       Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange        E D I    Invoice Order History              
       Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Order Entry & Tracking    Order Enrty              
       Sales Analysis    Storefront        Quote Tracking    Quoting & Estimating              
       Sales Orders            Sales Order    Return Merchandise Authorization              
                       Sales & Service Management              
                       Shipping Logistics              
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    General Ledger    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Business Intelligence    Fixed Asset Management  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Accounting    Financial Management    General Ledger  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Business Intelligence    Fixed Asset Accounting        Lean Tools / Lean Vouchering  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company        Expense Project Tracking    Cash Flow            Multi-Currency  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview        Inventory Valuation    Financial Management            Multiple Cost Sets  
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register    Tax Connect        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Fixed Assets            Payables Management  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt            General Ledger            Receivables Management  
       Analytics    Global Engines            International Accounting            Human Resources  
                       Multi-Currency Management              
                       Payroll Management              
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Production Scheduling    Costing    Project Management    Lean Tools / Consolidated Planning  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Engineer-to-Order    Production Planning & Control        Engineering Change Order  
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt        Complex Assembly    Lean Manufacturing            Labor Tracking  
   MES    Cost Tracking    Job Management        Labor & Time Tracking    Management Solutions            Lean Capabilities  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Multi-Plants    Production Configurator            Lean Tools / Labor Tracking  
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Plant Floor Mobile Access    Project Management            MAX Visual Shop Scheduler  
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        PLC Machine Integration    Quality Control            Shop Floor Control  
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Preventative Maintenance    Quality Tracking            Subcontract Processing  
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Production Scheduling Overview    Shop Floor Control              
       Shop Clock            Shop Floor Control                  
                   Statistical Process Controls                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.        Online Order & Tracking    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    EDI    Supply Chain Management    Bar Coding  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Online Tool Release    Forecasting Trust    Purchasing        Backflush by Operation  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Problem Control    Shipping & Receiving Management            Purchasing Control  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving        Supplier Quality    Supplier Relationship Management             Subcontract Processing  
           Sourcing        Supply Chain Overview    Supply Chain Manager            Supplier Kanban  
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                          
           Warehouse Management                          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Customer & Prospect Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Sales & Marketing    Customer Service Portal  
       CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect        Cost & Quote Estimating    Customer Relationship Management              
           Case Management        Customer Master List    Sales Forecasting              
           Customer Relationship Management        Customer Relations Summary    Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management               
           Informatin Worker        Field Service    Service Management              
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Opportunity Tracking                  
           Mobile Connect        Quick Quoter                  
           Service Management        Quote Tracking                  
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Business Web        Human Resources    Exact Synergy  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Crystal Reports            Exact Event Manager  
           Composite Applications        Document Control System    Data Conversion              
           Composite Applications        E-Commerce    Document Control              
           Document Mgmt        Electronic Data Interchange    Global Application Builder              
           Enterprise Content Mgmt        Groupware Communication    Online System / Time and Attendance              
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt        Human Resources Overview                  
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame        SmartPlex Mobile Access                  
           Global Business Mgmt                          
           Human Capital Mgmt.                          
           ICE Business Architecture                          
           Product Data Mgmt                          
           Service Mgmt. Overview                          
           Social Enterprise                          
           Subscription Services                          
           Web 2.0                          
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS    Business Process Outsourcing        Security    FastRESPONSE    Upgrade Guarantee    Support Options    Training and Education  
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support    Epicor Consulting        Training Strategies    Global Shop Solutions Consulting            Customer Support  
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education    Hosting Services            Global Shop Solutions University            Consultation Services  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program        Learning & Educational Services            Learning & Educational Services              
           Managed Services            Training Strategies               
           Professional Services                          
           Subscription Services                          

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