ERP Software Comparison for Process Manufacturing with a Cloud Based (SaaS) Platform

A comprehensive independent review of Process Manufacturing ERP software systems for the Cloud Based (SaaS) Platform. 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 NameEnterpriseIQSYSPROSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudIFS Applications 8.0Enterprise 21 ERPProcessPro® Premier Microsoft Dynamics AXS2K Enterprise
  Version2015.17.07Always Current8.08.110.4AX 7 20165.5
  Price Range$50K- $2M$40K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$300K-2M$30K-$750K$100K-750K$20K-750KPlease inquire-
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner FinancingLease, Interest Free FinancingOwner Financing, Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Financing
  User Range5-Unlimited4-100020-1000+20-1000+40-50005-1000+5-10005-2,25010+ unlimited
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesEnglish / SpanishYesYesYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice SaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA.NET, ClientServer SOA, .NET, CloudSOA
  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 PlatformsOracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, ODBC Compliant, Proprietary`, Customized per Client, Pervasive, Power, Sage ProvideX, Sybase, Cloud-Based (Saas), PostgreSQL, MS SQL Express, abas Open Object Oriented Database, MS Access, IBM UniData/UniVerse, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, Quickbooks, SalesforceMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureIBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixMac OS, WindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power System
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Complex MRO    Inventory Management    MRP    Inventory Controls    Master Production Schedule (MPS)  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability        Inventory Tracking    Costing    Procurement    IC    Manufacturing    Material Requirement Planning  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System            Bill of Materials    Demand Forecasting    Warehouse Management System    AWS    Material Planning      
               Bar Coding    Inventory Replenishment        Physical Inventory    Warehouse Management      
               Job Tracking System    Project Budgeting                  
               Material Requirements Planning    Project Reporting                  
                   Scheduling and Resourcing                  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Collaborative Solutions    Sales & Order Management    Order Entry    Sales & Marketing    Order Processing  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database    Component Repair            Sales Management    Work Order Processing  
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders    Coordinate Projects                  
       Report Writer        E D I    Customer Orders                   
       Return Mgmt        Order Entry & Tracking    Field Service                  
       Sales Analysis        Quote Tracking    Sales                  
       Sales Orders        Sales Order    Sales Quotes                  
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Financials Overview    Accounts Payable (AP)    AP / AR    Accounts Payable  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management Overview    Accounts Receivable  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview    Costing    Cash Flow        General Ledger (GL)    Fixed Assets    Financial Highlights  
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing        Expense Project Tracking    Consolidate Accounts        Project Accounting    General Ledger    General Ledger  
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management        Inventory Valuation    Financial Summary            International Capabilities      
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Fixed Assets            Project Accounting      
       Payroll            General Ledger                  
       Analytics            Sales Contract Mgmt.                  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Asset Design    Manufacturing    Advanced Scheduler    Bill of Materials    Capacity Requirements Planning  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Batch Process        Formulation    Key Production Features    Shop Floor Control  
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation        Complex Assembly    Configure / Make / Assemble        Manufacturing ( BOM)    Product Builder      
   MES    Cost Tracking        Labor & Time Tracking    Constraint-Based Scheduling        Quality Control ( QC)          
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling        Multi-Plants    Engineer to Order        R & D          
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts        Plant Floor Mobile Access    Make to Project        Security Regulations          
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt        PLC Machine Integration    Multisite Planning        Standard Reports          
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations        Preventative Maintenance    Project Management                  
       Requirements Planning        Production Scheduling Overview    Repetitive Manufacturing                  
       Shop Clock        Shop Floor Control    Shop Floor Reporting                  
               Statistical Process Controls    Shop Order                  
                   Sub-Contract Management                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution        Online Order & Tracking    Distribution    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Dock Scheduling    Key Supply Chain Features    Inventory Management  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator        Online Tool Release    Equipment    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)          
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting        Problem Control    Equipment Effectiveness        Master Production Scheduler          
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt        Supplier Quality    Preventive Maintenance        Purchase Orders (PO)          
               Supply Chain Overview    Procurement                  
                   Supply Chain                  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    CRM    Configurator Pricing     CRM Features    Customer Relationship Management    CRM    Marketing Automation    Customer Relationship Management  
       CRM for Syspro        Cost & Quote Estimating    Customer Services            Sales Force Automation    Marketing Automation  
               Customer Master List    Information Shring                Remote Sales Force Automation  
               Customer Relations Summary    Mobility Features                  
               Field Service    Sales Configurator                   
               Opportunity Tracking                      
               Quick Quoter                      
               Quote Tracking                      
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    B2B Contracting    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence    Alert System    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Business Analytics    e-Commerce    Comprehensive Lot Traceability    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Distribution Management  
               Document Control System    Employee Self-Service    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    FDA Compliance    Compliance Management    e Business Applications  
               E-Commerce    Expense Management         MSDS    Human Resource Management    S2K Mobile  
               Electronic Data Interchange    Human Resources        Multicurrency    Service Managment      
               Groupware Communication    Mobile Solutions        Nutritional Labeling          
               Human Resources Overview    Payroll, Time & Attendance        System Manager          
               SmartPlex Mobile Access    Recruitment, Training & Developemnt                  
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS        Security    Implementation    Direct Developer Support    ClientAdvantage    Support Options      
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support        Training Strategies    Support        ProductAdvantage™          
   IQMS Technical Support    Training and Education            Training        Professional Services          
   Software Updates and Maintenance Program                                  

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