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 NameSYSPROabas ERPSage ERP X3Microsoft Dynamics AX
  Version7.020167AX 7 2016
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$75K and up-$2600/ user-$20K-750K
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Financing
  User Range4-100010-25020-1000+5-2,250
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA / Multi-tier SOA, .NET, Cloud
  Database PlatformMS 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, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft Azure
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management     Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Controls  
   Lot Traceability     Material requirements planning (MRP)        Manufacturing  
       Material Cost Posting        Material Planning  
       Scheduling        Warehouse Management  
       Warehouse Management          
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Costing    Purchasing Management    Sales & Marketing  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Invoicing    RF Warehousing    Sales Management  
   Point Of Sale    Process History    Sales Monitoring      
   Report Writer    Quotation Management          
   Return Mgmt    Sales Management Overview          
   Sales Analysis    Shipping Order          
   Sales Orders              
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    AP / AR  
   Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Data Collection    Financial Management Overview  
   Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Financial Overview    Fixed Assets  
   Activity Based Costing    Fixed Assets        General Ledger  
   Tax Management    Liquidity Planning        International Capabilities  
   Assests Register    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Project Accounting  
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    CAD Integration    Discrete Manufacturing    Bill of Materials  
   Engineering Change Control    Production Summary    Process Manufacturing    Key Production Features  
   Factory Documentation    Project Cost Accounting        Product Builder  
   Cost Tracking    Project Management          
   Planning and Scheduling    Time Recording / Job Time          
   Projects and Contracts    Work Order Management          
   Quality Mgmt              
   Requirements Planning              
   Shop Clock              
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution    Purchasing        Key Supply Chain Features  
   Freight Calculator    Requisitions          
   Inventory Forecasting    Sales Planning & Forecasting          
   Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Relationship Management          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM    Marketing Automation  
   CRM for Syspro    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Sales Force Automation  
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Alert System  
   Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence    Wholesale Distribution    Business Intelligence and Reporting  
       Multi-Site        Compliance Management  
               Human Resource Management  
               Service Managment  
  Services Support
   STARS    Upgrade Guarantee        Support Options  
   Training and Education              

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