Mixed Mode Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Plastics and Rubber Industries

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Mixed Mode Manufacturing 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 NamePlex Manufacturing CloudEpicor ERPEnterpriseIQSYSPROSage ERP X3Global Shop SolutionsDEACOM ERPMicrosoft Dynamics NAVMicrosoft Dynamics AXS2K EnterpriseJobBOSS Shop Management SolutionMIE Trak Pro
  VersionAlways Current10.0015.27.072016.214.92016AX 7 20165.512.02016.04.02
  Price Range$5K + per month-$4K -500K$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$5K-500K$200K-$2M$8K-$250K$20K-750KPlease inquire-$299-$200K$ 5K-$ 500K
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownFinancing, Leasing OptionsFinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingFinancingFinancing, Leasing Options
  User Range20-1000+1-2000+5-Unlimited4-100020-1000+3-100010-20005-7505-2,25010+ unlimited1-1005-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYes40+ CountriesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)NoYes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice SOAMicrosoft .NET.NETSOA, .NET, CloudSOAClient/Server or CloClient-Server, RDS C
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS 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, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL ServerMS 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 ExpressMS SQL Server, Amazon Web services (Cloud)
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemMac OS, WindowsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Bar Coding    Inventory Control        Inventory Controls    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Lot and Serial Control    Materials Management Modules  
   Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding    Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability        Bill of Materials    MRP        Manufacturing    Material Requirement Planning    Material Control      
   Bill of Materials    Handheld    Wireless Warehouse Management System            Data Collection    Warehouse Management Systems        Material Planning              
   Bar Coding    Material Handler Interface                Inventory Control            Warehouse Management              
   Job Tracking System    Material Movement                Inventory Management                          
   Material Requirements Planning    Prioritize Orders                Materials & Inventory                          
       Sales Order Allocation                Materials Purchasing                          
                       Materials Solutions                          
                       Physical Inventory                          
                       Wireless System                          
  Sales Order Management
   Commission Tracking    Order Management    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Complete Order Management    Sales Overview    Service Management    Sales & Marketing    Order Processing    Job Entry    Sales and Order Management Modules  
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Sales Management    Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Demand Management            Sales Management    Work Order Processing    Sales Order Processing      
   Customer Orders    Demand Management    Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                          
   E D I    Electronic Data Interchange        Report Writer        Invoice Order History                          
   Order Entry & Tracking    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.        Return Mgmt        Order Enrty                          
   Quote Tracking    Storefront        Sales Analysis        Quoting & Estimating                          
   Sales Order            Sales Orders        Return Merchandise Authorization                          
                       Sales & Service Management                          
                       Sales Application                          
                       Shipping Logistics                          
  Financial Management
   accounting Overview    General Ledger    Financial Overview    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    Accounting Application     Accounting    Business Intelligence    AP / AR    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management Modules  
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Payable        Financial Management    Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable      
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Accounts Receivable            Fixed Assets    Financial Highlights    General Ledger      
   Expense Project Tracking    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing        Business Intelligence            General Ledger    General Ledger    Payroll      
   Inventory Valuation    Financial Mgmt Overview    Accounts Receivable    Tax Management        Business Intelligence Application            International Capabilities              
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Tax Connect    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register        Cash Flow            Project Accounting              
       Cash / Asset Mgmt        Payroll        Financial Management                          
       Global Engines        Analytics        Fixed Assets                          
                       General Ledger                          
                       International Accounting                          
                       Multi-Currency Management                          
                       Payroll Management                          
  Production Management
   Barcode Labeling    Production Mgmt     Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Production Scheduling    Formula Management    Project Management    Bill of Materials    Capacity Requirements Planning    Quality Management    Production Management Modules  
   Capacity Planning    Advanced Production    Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Cost Breakdown Application    Labor Tracking System        Key Production Features    Shop Floor Control    Shop Floor Control      
   Complex Assembly    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation        Engineer-to-Order    Production Overview        Product Builder              
   Labor & Time Tracking    Job Management    MES    Cost Tracking        Lean Manufacturing                          
   Multi-Plants    Lean Manufacturing    Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling        Management Solutions                          
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Production Overview    Projects and Contracts        Planning & Scheduling                          
   PLC Machine Integration    Planning & Scheduling    Quality Management    Quality Mgmt        Production Configurator                          
   Preventative Maintenance    Planning and Scheduling    Real Time Monitoring    Quotations        Project Management Application                          
   Production Scheduling Overview    Product Data Management        Requirements Planning        Quality Control Application                          
   Shop Floor Control            Shop Clock        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
   Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Capable to Promise    EDI Solution        Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Purchasing Overview    Supply Chain Management    Key Supply Chain Features    Inventory Management    ShopView    Supply Chain Management Modules  
   Online Tool Release    Inventory Management    Demand Planning    Freight Calculator        Forecasting Trust                          
   Problem Control    Purchase Management    Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting        Shipping & Receiving Management                          
   Supplier Quality    Shipping & Receiving    Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt        Supplier Relationship Management                           
   Supply Chain Overview    Sourcing                Supply Chain Manager                          
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                          
       Warehouse Management                                          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Configurator Pricing     Customer Relations Overview    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    CRM    CRM Application    Customer Realations Management    Sales & Marketing    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Management    CRM Modules  
   Cost & Quote Estimating    Campaign Connect        CRM for Syspro        Customer & Prospect Management            Sales Force Automation    Marketing Automation          
   Customer Master List    Case Management                Customer Relationship Management                Remote Sales Force Automation          
   Customer Relations Summary    Customer Relationship Management                Sales Forecasting                          
   Field Service    Information Worker                Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                           
   Opportunity Tracking    Lead / Opportunity Mgmt                Service Management                          
   Quick Quoter    Mobile Connect                                          
   Quote Tracking    Service Management                                          
  Additional Capabilities
   Business Intelligence    Cloud Deployment    Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing     Simplified Label Printing    Business Intelligence    Human Resources    Alert System    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Automated Workflow    Additional Modules  
   Computer Aided Design    Compliance Overview    Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Business Web    Direct Store Delivery        Business Intelligence and Reporting    Distribution Management          
   Document Control System    Composite Applications                CAD Interface Application    Formula Management        Compliance Management    e Business Applications          
   E-Commerce    Composite Applications                Crystal Reports    Labor Tracking System        Human Resource Management    S2K Mobile          
   Electronic Data Interchange    Document Mgmt                Data Conversion    Point-of-Sale System        Service Managment              
   Groupware Communication    Enterprise Content Mgmt                Document Control    Regulatory / Environmental Reporting                      
   Human Resources Overview    Enterprise Performance Mgmt                Document Control Application                          
   SmartPlex Mobile Access    Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                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
   Security    Business Process Outsourcing    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS        FastRESPONSE    Consulting    Support Options    Support Options        Customer Portal    Service & Support Modules  
   Training Strategies    Epicor Consulting    IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support        Global Shop Solutions Consulting    Implementation                Customization       
       Hosting Services    IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education        Global Shop Solutions University    Support                Training and Education      
       Learning & Educational Services    Software Updates and Maintenance Program            Learning & Educational Services                          
       Managed Services                Training Strategies                           
       Professional Services                                          
       Subscription Services                                          
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