ERP Software Comparison for Process Manufacturing on the MS SQL Server Platform

A comprehensive independent review of ERP software systems in Process Manufacturing for the MS SQL Server 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 X3DEACOM ERPBatchMaster ManufacturingRoss ERPEnterprise 21 ERPProcessPro® Premier Microsoft Dynamics AXJustFoodERPSAP Business OneInfor M3BatchMaster ERP B1
  Version15.27.0714.98.407.18.110.4AX 7 2016NAV 2015M3 13.2 (Feb 2014)14.3
  Price Range$50K- $2M$25K-500K onsite$2600/ user-$200K-$2M$6K-$175K$175/User (Saas)-$50K-250K (License)$30K-$750K$100K-750K$20K-750K$10K-400K$25K -$250K-$15K-$375
  Financing OptionsLease, Financing, Leasing Options, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionOwner Financing, Lease to ownFinancingLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Financing, SubscriptionLease, Interest Free FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own, Financing, Leasing Options, Subscription, Annual Payments up front for the yearLease, Owner Financing, FinancingFinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, FinancingLease, Financing, Subscription
  User Range5-Unlimited4-100020-1000+10-20003-7520-10005-1000+5-10005-2,2505-50025-100020-20005-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalyesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesEnglish / SpanishYesYesYesYesYes (40+ languages)Yes
  ArchitectureSOA, .NETSOA, XML, Webservice Microsoft .NET.NETSOA, N-TierSOA.NET, ClientServer SOA, .NET, CloudMicrosoft DynamicsSOAInfor 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)MS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, MS SQL ExpressMS SQL Server, OracleMS 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 AzureMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, OracleMS SQL Server
  Server OSLinux, Windows, Unix, .NETWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsWindows, UnixMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixMac OS, WindowsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindows, IBM OS, System lWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Control    Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Inventory Control    Compliance    Data Collection    Inventory Management    MRP    Inventory Controls    Inventory Visibility    Inventory Management    M3 Procurement    Inventory Management  
   Vendor Managed Inventory    Lot Traceability        MRP    Inventory Control    Inventory Control    Procurement    IC    Manufacturing    JF Floor (WMS)            Master Requirements Planning  
   Wireless Warehouse Management System            Warehouse Management Systems    Master Requirements Planning (MRP)    Purchase Order Processing     Warehouse Management System    AWS    Material Planning                Mobile  
                   Mobile Data Collection    Trace Express        Physical Inventory    Warehouse Management                Regulatory Compliance  
  Sales Order Management
   Packing Slip & Shipping Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Purchasing Management    Sales Overview    Enhanced Order Entry for Sage & QuickBooks     Customer Portal    Sales & Order Management    Order Entry    Sales & Marketing    E-commerce    Sales & Promotions    M3 Sales Management    Sales Management  
   Quoting and Estimating    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    RF Warehousing        Sales Orders    Pricing and Promotions Management            Sales Management    Forecasting              
   Sales Orders    Point Of Sale    Sales Monitoring            Sales Order Processing                Order Management & EDI              
       Report Writer                                Pricing & Commissions              
       Return Mgmt                                Rebates & Trade Promotion              
       Sales Analysis                                Web Portals              
       Sales Orders                                              
  Financial Management
   Financial Overview    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    Accounting        Accounts Receivable / Payable    Financials Overview    Accounts Payable (AP)    AP / AR    Cash Flow Forecasting    Financial Reporting    M3 Financial Accounting     Accounting and Financials  
   General Ledger    Accounts Payable    Data Collection            Advanced Reporting and Budgeting    Financial Reports    Accounts Receivable (AR)    Financial Management Overview    Cost Accounting    Accounting and Financials Overview        Financial Reporting  
   Finanacial Reporting    Accounts Receivable    Financial Overview            Financial Management Overview        General Ledger (GL)    Fixed Assets    Costing    Banking & Reconciliation          
   Accounts Payable    Activity Based Costing                Fixed Assets        Project Accounting    General Ledger    Financials    Cost Accounting          
   Accounts Receivable    Tax Management                General Ledger            International Capabilities    Reporting              
   Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)    Assests Register                Project Accounting            Project Accounting                  
  Production Management
   Bill of Manufacture (BOM)    Bill of Materials    Discrete Manufacturing    Formula Management    Batch Production    Maintenance Management The Maintenance Management     Manufacturing    Advanced Scheduler    Bill of Materials    Food Safety Overview        M3 Manufacturing    Costing  
   Engineering Change Order    Engineering Change Control    Process Manufacturing    Labor Tracking System    Bill of Materials Management    Process Manufacturing        Formulation    Key Production Features    JF Plant        M3 Product Data Management    Product Development  
   Manufacturing & Production Reporting     Factory Documentation        Production Overview    Formulation Management    Process Planning        Manufacturing ( BOM)    Product Builder    Preventative Maintenance        M3 Project Management    Production Management  
   MES    Cost Tracking            Product Costing    Product Costing        Quality Control ( QC)        Production Execution            Quality Management  
   Material & Capacity Requirements Planning    Planning and Scheduling            Production Management    Quality & Compliance Management        R & D        Production Metrics              
   Production Overview    Projects and Contracts            Quality Control    Ross Production Manager        Security Regulations        Production Scheduling              
   Quality Management    Quality Mgmt            Samples Management    Ross Quality Manager        Standard Reports                      
   Real Time Monitoring    Quotations                                              
       Requirements Planning                                              
       Shop Clock                                              
  Supply Chain Management
   Capable to Promise    EDI Solution        Purchasing Overview    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)    Dock Scheduling    Key Supply Chain Features    Logistics        M3 Supply Chain Execution    Master Production Scheduling (MPS)  
   Demand Planning    Freight Calculator            Purchasing for Sage and Quickbooks    Demand Planning and Sales Forecasting    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Shipping & Receiving        M3 Supply Chain Planning    Procurement  
   Materials Ordering    Inventory Forecasting                Inventory and Replenishment Planning        Master Production Scheduler                      
   Outsource Central     Shipping Mgmt                        Purchase Orders (PO)                      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM)    Contact Management    CRM    Customer Realations Management        Aptean Sales for Process Manufacturing    Customer Relationship Management    CRM    Marketing Automation    CRM    CRM Overview    M3 Customer Lifecycle Mgmt    Customer Relationship Management   
       CRM for Syspro                            Sales Force Automation        Customer Data Management           
  Additional Capabilities
   Payroll Processing    Document Mgmt    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Business Intelligence    Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing    Business Process Management    Business Intelligence    Business Intelligence    Alert System    JustFoodERP Extended Products     E-Commerce    M3 Business Intelligence    e-Commerce  
   Work Force Management    Espresso Mobile    Wholesale Distribution    Direct Store Delivery    Quickbooks Manufacturing    Document Connect    e-Commerce    Comprehensive Lot Traceability    Business Intelligence and Reporting            M3 Product Lifecycle      
               Formula Management    Sage ERP Manufacturing    Event Management Framework    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer    FDA Compliance    Compliance Management                  
               Labor Tracking System    SAP Business One Manufacturing    Process Analytics        MSDS    Human Resource Management                  
               Point-of-Sale System        Ross Data Manager        Multicurrency    Service Managment                  
               Regulatory / Environmental Reporting        Ross Insight        Nutritional Labeling                      
                               System Manager                      
  Services Support
   IQMS EnterpriseIQ Training Programs     STARS        Consulting        Customer Service & Support    Direct Developer Support    ClientAdvantage    Support Options        E-Learning    M3 Rental Management      
   IQMS Professional Services and Consulting    Support        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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