Independent Review of Industrial Distribution ERP Software for the Plastics and Rubber Industries

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Industrial Distribution ERP software for the Plastics and Rubber Industries with an easy-to-navigate matrix comparing general data (e.g. price, financing options, etc.), materials management, sales order management, financial management, production management, supply chain management, and customer relationship management, plus 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 ERPSYSPROSage ERP X3Microsoft Dynamics AX
  Version20167.07AX 7 2016
  Price Range$75K and up-$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$20K-750K
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Financing
  User Range10-2504-100020-1000+5-2,250
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, XML, Webservice SOA, .NET, Cloud
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft Azure
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindows
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Controls  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Lot Traceability        Manufacturing  
   Material Cost Posting            Material Planning  
   Scheduling            Warehouse Management  
   Warehouse Management              
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Sales & Marketing  
   Invoicing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Sales Management  
   Process History    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring      
   Quotation Management    Report Writer          
   Sales Management Overview    Return Mgmt          
   Shipping Order    Sales Analysis          
       Sales Orders          
  Financial Management
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    AP / AR  
   Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Financial Management Overview  
   Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Fixed Assets  
   Fixed Assets    Activity Based Costing        General Ledger  
   Liquidity Planning    Tax Management        International Capabilities  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Assests Register        Project Accounting  
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Bill of Materials  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Key Production Features  
   Project Cost Accounting    Factory Documentation        Product Builder  
   Project Management    Cost Tracking          
   Time Recording / Job Time    Planning and Scheduling          
   Work Order Management    Projects and Contracts          
       Quality Mgmt          
       Requirements Planning          
       Shop Clock          
  Supply Chain Management
   Purchasing    EDI Solution        Key Supply Chain Features  
   Requisitions    Freight Calculator          
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Inventory Forecasting          
   Supplier Relationship Management    Shipping Mgmt          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Contact Management    CRM    Marketing Automation  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM for Syspro        Sales Force Automation  
  Additional Capabilities
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Alert System  
   Business Intelligence    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Business Intelligence and Reporting  
   Multi-Site            Compliance Management  
               Human Resource Management  
               Service Managment  
  Services Support
   Upgrade Guarantee    STARS        Support Options  
       Training and Education          

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