Top 10 ERP Software Systems for the Process Manufacturing Industry

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of the best ERP software systems for the Process Manufacturing industry, including food and beverage, chemical, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, and petroleum and plastics industries. Narrow your search to find the manufacturing systems that best fit your industry needs and budget.

  General Data
  Product NameBatchMaster ManufacturingMicrosoft Dynamics AXSage ERP X3Plex Manufacturing CloudDEACOM ERPProcessPro® Premier Enterprise 21 ERPEnterpriseIQSAP Business OneSYSPROS2K EnterpriseBatchMaster ERP B1Infor M3JustFoodERP
  Version8.40AX 7 20167Always Current14.910. 13.2 (Feb 2014)NAV 2015
  Price Range$6K-$175K$20K-750K$2600/ user-$5K + per month-$200K-$2M$100K-750K$30K-$750K$50K- $2M$25K -$250K$25K-500K onsitePlease inquire-$15K-$375-$10K-400K
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionFinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own, Financing, Leasing Options, Subscription, Annual Payments up front for the yearLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingFinancing
  User Range3-755-2,25020-1000+20-1000+10-20005-10005-1000+5-Unlimited25-10004-100010+ unlimited5-50020-20005-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYesYesYesYesEnglish / SpanishyesYesYes, 60+ Countries Yes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)YesYes (40+ languages)Yes
  Architecture.NETSOA, .NET, Cloud SaaS Multitenant SOAMicrosoft .NET.NET, ClientServer SOASOA, .NETSOASOA, XML, WebserviceSOA.NETInfor 3 tierMicrosoft Dynamics
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, 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, Oracle, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas), Amazon Web services (Cloud)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsIBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OracleMS SQL Server
  Server OSWindowsWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsMac OS, WindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemWindowsWindows, IBM OS, System lWindows
  Materials Management
   Compliance    Inventory Controls    Inventory Control    Inventory Summary    Inventory Control    MRP    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Inventory Management    M3 Procurement    Inventory Visibility  
   Inventory Control    Manufacturing        Inventory Tracking    MRP    IC    Procurement    Vendor Managed Inventory        Lot Traceability    Material Requirement Planning    Master Requirements Planning        JF Floor (WMS)  
   Master Requirements Planning (MRP)    Material Planning        Bill of Materials    Warehouse Management Systems    AWS    Warehouse Management System    Wireless Warehouse Management System                Mobile          
   Mobile Data Collection    Warehouse Management        Bar Coding        Physical Inventory                        Regulatory Compliance          
               Job Tracking System                                          
               Material Requirements Planning                                          
  Sales Order Management
   Enhanced Order Entry for Sage & QuickBooks     Sales & Marketing    Purchasing Management    Commission Tracking    Sales Overview    Order Entry    Sales & Order Management    Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Sales & Promotions    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Processing    Sales Management    M3 Sales Management    E-commerce  
   Sales Orders    Sales Management    RF Warehousing    Competitor Intelligence Database                Quoting and Estimating        Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Work Order Processing            Forecasting  
           Sales Monitoring    Customer Orders                Sales Orders        Point Of Sale                Order Management & EDI  
               E D I                        Report Writer                Pricing & Commissions  
               Order Entry & Tracking                        Return Mgmt                Rebates & Trade Promotion  
               Quote Tracking                        Sales Analysis                Web Portals  
               Sales Order                        Sales Orders                  
  Financial Management
       AP / AR    Business Intelligence    accounting Overview    Accounting    Accounts Payable (AP)    Financials Overview    Financial Overview    Financial Reporting    Budget Management    Accounts Payable    Accounting and Financials    M3 Financial Accounting     Cash Flow Forecasting  
       Financial Management Overview    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable        Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Reports    General Ledger    Accounting and Financials Overview    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Reporting        Cost Accounting  
       Fixed Assets    Financial Overview    Costing        General Ledger (GL)        Finanacial Reporting    Banking & Reconciliation    Accounts Receivable    Financial Highlights            Costing  
       General Ledger        Expense Project Tracking        Project Accounting        Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Activity Based Costing    General Ledger            Financials  
       International Capabilities        Inventory Valuation                Accounts Receivable        Tax Management                Reporting  
       Project Accounting        Multi-Company Financial Consolidation                Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Assests Register                  
  Production Management
   Batch Production    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Barcode Labeling    Formula Management    Advanced Scheduler    Manufacturing    Bill of Manufacture (BOM)        Bill of Materials    Capacity Requirements Planning    Costing    M3 Manufacturing    Food Safety Overview  
   Bill of Materials Management    Key Production Features    Process Manufacturing    Capacity Planning    Labor Tracking System    Formulation        Engineering Change Order        Engineering Change Control    Shop Floor Control    Product Development    M3 Product Data Management    JF Plant  
   Formulation Management    Product Builder        Complex Assembly    Production Overview    Manufacturing ( BOM)        Manufacturing & Production Reporting         Factory Documentation        Production Management    M3 Project Management    Preventative Maintenance  
   Product Costing            Labor & Time Tracking        Quality Control ( QC)        MES        Cost Tracking        Quality Management        Production Execution  
   Production Management            Multi-Plants        R & D        Material & Capacity Requirements Planning        Planning and Scheduling                Production Metrics  
   Quality Control            Plant Floor Mobile Access        Security Regulations        Production Overview        Projects and Contracts                Production Scheduling  
   Samples Management            PLC Machine Integration        Standard Reports        Quality Management        Quality Mgmt                  
               Preventative Maintenance                Real Time Monitoring        Quotations                  
               Production Scheduling Overview                        Requirements Planning                  
               Shop Floor Control                        Shop Clock                  
               Statistical Process Controls                                          
  Supply Chain Management
   Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    Key Supply Chain Features        Online Order & Tracking    Purchasing Overview    Dock Scheduling    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Capable to Promise        EDI Solution    Inventory Management    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    M3 Supply Chain Execution    Logistics  
   Purchasing for Sage and Quickbooks            Online Tool Release        Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Demand Planning        Freight Calculator        Procurement    M3 Supply Chain Planning    Shipping & Receiving  
               Problem Control        Master Production Scheduler        Materials Ordering        Inventory Forecasting                  
               Supplier Quality        Purchase Orders (PO)        Outsource Central         Shipping Mgmt                  
               Supply Chain Overview                                          
  Customer Relationship Management
       Marketing Automation    CRM    Configurator Pricing     Customer Realations Management    CRM    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    CRM Overview    Contact Management    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Management     M3 Customer Lifecycle Mgmt    CRM  
       Sales Force Automation        Cost & Quote Estimating                    Customer Data Management     CRM for Syspro    Marketing Automation              
               Customer Master List                            Remote Sales Force Automation              
               Customer Relations Summary                                          
               Field Service                                          
               Opportunity Tracking                                          
               Quick Quoter                                          
               Quote Tracking                                          
  Additional Capabilities
   Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing    Alert System    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence    Payroll Processing    E-Commerce    Document Mgmt    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    e-Commerce    M3 Business Intelligence    JustFoodERP Extended Products   
   Quickbooks Manufacturing    Business Intelligence and Reporting    Wholesale Distribution    Computer Aided Design    Direct Store Delivery    Comprehensive Lot Traceability    e-Commerce    Work Force Management        Espresso Mobile    Distribution Management        M3 Product Lifecycle      
   Sage ERP Manufacturing    Compliance Management        Document Control System    Formula Management    FDA Compliance    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer                e Business Applications              
   SAP Business One Manufacturing    Human Resource Management        E-Commerce    Labor Tracking System    MSDS                    S2K Mobile              
       Service Managment        Electronic Data Interchange    Point-of-Sale System    Multicurrency                                  
               Groupware Communication    Regulatory / Environmental Reporting    Nutritional Labeling                                  
               Human Resources Overview        System Manager                                  
               SmartPlex Mobile Access                                          
  Services Support
       Support Options        Security    Consulting    ClientAdvantage    Direct Developer Support    IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     E-Learning    STARS            M3 Rental Management      
               Training Strategies    Implementation    ProductAdvantage™        IQMS Professional Services and Consulting        Support            M3 Services Management      
                   Support    Professional Services        IQMS Technical Support        Training and Education                  
                               Software Updates and Maintenance Program                          

View the other technology platforms for the ERP Software Systems in the Process Manufacturing Industry:
  • Also See ERP Software Comparison for Process Manufacturing, Chemical
  • Also See ERP Software Comparison for Process Manufacturing, Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Also See ERP Software Comparison for Process Manufacturing Food and Beverage
  • Also See ERP Software Comparison for Process Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals/Biotech
  • Also See ERP Software Comparison for Process Manufacturing, Plastics and Rubber
  • Also See ERP Software Comparison for Process Manufacturing, Petroleum and Coal

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