Process Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Plastics and Rubber Industries

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Process 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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudDEACOM ERPBatchMaster ManufacturingRoss ERPProcessPro® Premier Microsoft Dynamics AXS2K EnterpriseInfor M3BatchMaster ERP B1
  Version15.27.07Always Current14.98.407.110.4AX 7 20165.5M3 13.2 (Feb 2014)14.3
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$200K-$2M$6K-$175K$175/User (Saas)-$50K-250K (License)$100K-750K$20K-750KPlease inquire--$15K-$375
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own, Financing, Leasing Options, Subscription, Annual Payments up front for the yearLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Financing, Subscription
  User Range5-Unlimited4-100020-1000+20-1000+10-20003-7520-10005-10005-2,25010+ unlimited20-20005-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)Yes (40+ languages)Yes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice SaaS Multitenant SOAMicrosoft .NET.NETSOA, N-Tier.NET, ClientServer SOA, .NET, CloudSOAInfor 3 tier.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, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, OracleMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureIBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OracleMS SQL Server
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsWindows, UnixMac OS, WindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemWindows, IBM OS, System lWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Inventory Control    Compliance    Data Collection    MRP    Inventory Controls    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    M3 Procurement    Inventory Management  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability        Inventory Tracking    MRP    Inventory Control    Inventory Control    IC    Manufacturing    Material Requirement Planning        Master Requirements Planning  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System            Bill of Materials    Warehouse Management Systems    Master Requirements Planning (MRP)    Purchase Order Processing     AWS    Material Planning            Mobile  
               Bar Coding        Mobile Data Collection    Trace Express    Physical Inventory    Warehouse Management            Regulatory Compliance  
               Job Tracking System                                  
               Material Requirements Planning                                  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Sales Overview    Enhanced Order Entry for Sage & QuickBooks     Customer Portal    Order Entry    Sales & Marketing    Order Processing    M3 Sales Management    Sales Management  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database        Sales Orders    Pricing and Promotions Management        Sales Management    Work Order Processing          
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders            Sales Order Processing                      
       Report Writer        E D I                                  
       Return Mgmt        Order Entry & Tracking                                  
       Sales Analysis        Quote Tracking                                  
       Sales Orders        Sales Order                                  
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    Accounting        Accounts Receivable / Payable    Accounts Payable (AP)    AP / AR    Accounts Payable    M3 Financial Accounting     Accounting and Financials  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable            Advanced Reporting and Budgeting    Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable        Financial Reporting  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing            Financial Management Overview    General Ledger (GL)    Fixed Assets    Financial Highlights          
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing        Expense Project Tracking            Fixed Assets    Project Accounting    General Ledger    General Ledger          
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management        Inventory Valuation            General Ledger        International Capabilities              
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation            Project Accounting        Project Accounting              
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Formula Management    Batch Production    Maintenance Management The Maintenance Management     Advanced Scheduler    Bill of Materials    Capacity Requirements Planning    M3 Manufacturing    Costing  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Labor Tracking System    Bill of Materials Management    Process Manufacturing    Formulation    Key Production Features    Shop Floor Control    M3 Product Data Management    Product Development  
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation        Complex Assembly    Production Overview    Formulation Management    Process Planning    Manufacturing ( BOM)    Product Builder        M3 Project Management    Production Management  
   MES    Cost Tracking        Labor & Time Tracking        Product Costing    Product Costing    Quality Control ( QC)                Quality Management  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling        Multi-Plants        Production Management    Quality & Compliance Management    R & D                  
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts        Plant Floor Mobile Access        Quality Control    Ross Production Manager    Security Regulations                  
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt        PLC Machine Integration        Samples Management    Ross Quality Manager    Standard Reports                  
   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        Online Order & Tracking    Purchasing Overview    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Dock Scheduling    Key Supply Chain Features    Inventory Management    M3 Supply Chain Execution    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator        Online Tool Release        Purchasing for Sage and Quickbooks    Demand Planning and Sales Forecasting    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)            M3 Supply Chain Planning    Procurement  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting        Problem Control            Inventory and Replenishment Planning    Master Production Scheduler                  
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt        Supplier Quality                Purchase Orders (PO)                  
               Supply Chain Overview                                  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Customer Realations Management        Aptean Sales for Process Manufacturing    CRM    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management    M3 Customer Lifecycle Mgmt    Customer Relationship Management   
       CRM for Syspro        Cost & Quote Estimating                    Sales Force Automation    Marketing Automation          
               Customer Master List                        Remote Sales Force Automation          
               Customer Relations Summary                                  
               Field Service                                  
               Opportunity Tracking                                  
               Quick Quoter                                  
               Quote Tracking                                  
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence    Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing    Business Process Management    Business Intelligence    Alert System    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    M3 Business Intelligence    e-Commerce  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Direct Store Delivery    Quickbooks Manufacturing    Document Connect    Comprehensive Lot Traceability    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Distribution Management    M3 Product Lifecycle      
               Document Control System    Formula Management    Sage ERP Manufacturing    Event Management Framework    FDA Compliance    Compliance Management    e Business Applications          
               E-Commerce    Labor Tracking System    SAP Business One Manufacturing    Process Analytics    MSDS    Human Resource Management    S2K Mobile          
               Electronic Data Interchange    Point-of-Sale System        Ross Data Manager    Multicurrency    Service Managment              
               Groupware Communication    Regulatory / Environmental Reporting        Ross Insight    Nutritional Labeling                  
               Human Resources Overview                System Manager                  
               SmartPlex Mobile Access                                  
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS        Security    Consulting        Customer Service & Support    ClientAdvantage    Support Options        M3 Rental Management      
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support        Training Strategies    Implementation        Managed Services    ProductAdvantage™            M3 Services Management      
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education            Support        Professional Services    Professional Services                  
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program                                              

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