ERP Software Comparison for the Professional Services Industry on MS SQL Server

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and ERP software comparison for the Professional Services Industry on MS SQL Server 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 NameEpicor ERPSYSPRONetSuite ERPEpicor ExpressOracle E-Business SuiteSAP Business OneInfor LNEpicor Prophet 21Sage 300 ERP Microsoft Dynamics GP
  Version10.007.0Always CurrentAlways currentRelease 12Infor ERP Feature Pack 612.1220142016
  Price Range$4K -500K$25K-500K onsite$10K-100K$400-$5K/Mo.$12K-$350K$25K -$250K$25K-$1M$3,000-$5,000/user$150/User-$2,500/User $10K-100K
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionSubscriptionSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Financing, Easy Pay AvailableLease, Owner Financing, Financing
  User Range1-2000+4-100010+unlimited1-5025-1000+25-100020-2,5001-1000+2-45025-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYesyesYesYesYesYes-169 Countriesyes
  ArchitectureSOASOA, XML, WebserviceSAAS, MultitenantSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOASOASOAMulti-tierSOA, .NET
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS 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, Salesforce, Multi-Tenant SAAS on the SalesForce CloudMS SQL Server, Progress, Customized per Client, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, Quickbooks, SalesforceMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Oracle, Postgres Enterprise ServerMS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, Oracle, PervasiveMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`, Cloud-Based (Saas)
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareMac OS, Linux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, i Operating SystemMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, WindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware
  Materials Management
   Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Management    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Material Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Procurement    Advanced Demand Forecasting    Bar Coding    Inventory Management  
   Bar Coding    Lot Traceability    Advanced Shipping        Warehouse Management            Consignment    Bin Tracking    Materials Requirement Planning  
   Handheld        Bin Management                    Distribution Requirements Planning    Material Requirements Planning      
   Material Handler Interface        Order Promising                    Inventory Management          
   Material Movement        Real-Time Sustem                    Purchasing          
   Prioritize Orders        Return Materials Authorization                              
   Sales Order Allocation                                      
  Sales Order Management
   Order Management    Document Flow Mgmt.    Automated Order Processing    Estimating & Quoting    Oracle Partner Management    Sales & Promotions    Sales Overview    Order Automation    Direct Receivables    Sales Configuration  
   Sales Management    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Automated Payments    Order Management    Quoting            Pricing    Electronic Funds Transfer    Sales Forecasting  
   Demand Management    Point Of Sale    One Click Purchase Orders        Sales Management                National Accounts Management      
   Electronic Data Interchange    Report Writer    Order Management        Sales Proposal                Order Entry      
   Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Return Mgmt    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing                              
   Storefront    Sales Analysis    Real Time Order Status                              
       Sales Orders    Self-Service Vendor Center                              
           Shipping Integration                              
           Streamlined Receiving                              
  Financial Management
   General Ledger    Budget Management    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    Financial Reporting    Enterprise Asset Management    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Business Intelligence  
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Accounting and Financials Overview    Financial Overview    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Management  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Advanced Billing    General Ledger    Asset Tracking    Banking & Reconciliation        General Ledger    Fixed Asset Management    Multicurrency  
   Multi-Cureancy / Company    Activity Based Costing    Amortization Schedules    Multi-Currency        Cost Accounting            General Ledger    Online Reports  
   Financial Mgmt Overview    Tax Management    Multi-currency Transactions    Payroll                    Intercompany Transactions      
   Tax Connect    Assests Register    Project Accounting                        Multi-currency      
   Cash / Asset Mgmt    Payroll    Revenue Recognition                        Project & Job Costing      
   Global Engines    Analytics                                  
  Production Management
   Production Mgmt     Bill of Materials    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Bill of Materials     Production Scheduling        Planning        Advanced Production    Bill of Materials  
   Advanced Production    Engineering Change Control    Aseembly Management    Document Management    Project Costing        Product Lifecycle Management        Basic Manufacturing    Manufacturing Order Process  
   Advanced Quality Mgmt    Factory Documentation    Work Order Management    Engineering Change and Revision Control    Shop Floor Management        Quality Management            Quality Assurance  
   Job Management    Cost Tracking        Job Management            Resource Management               
   Lean Manufacturing    Planning and Scheduling        Lean Production                          
   Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Projects and Contracts        Quality Assurance                          
   Planning & Scheduling    Quality Mgmt        Routing                          
   Planning and Scheduling    Quotations        Scheduling                          
   Product Data Management    Requirements Planning        Shop Floor Control                          
       Shop Clock                                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Supply Chain Mgmt.    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Overview    Purchasing    Supply Chain Execution        Freight Management    Freight Management    Inventory Control      
   Inventory Management    Freight Calculator        Shipping & Receiving     Supply Chain Planning        Supplier Relationship Management    Warehouse Management    Lot Tracking / Serialized Inventory      
   Purchase Management    Inventory Forecasting        Supplier Management            Supply Chain Management        Purchase Orders      
   Shipping & Receiving    Shipping Mgmt                    Warehousing        Return Materials Authorization      
   Sourcing                                Warehouse Management      
   Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                      
   Warehouse Management                                      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Overview    Contact Management    Incentive Management    Contact Management        CRM Overview    Customer Relationship Management     CRM Overview    SageCRM-Customer Service Automation    Customer Relationship Mgmt  
   Campaign Connect    CRM for Syspro    Job and Project Tracking    Lead & Opportunity Management        Customer Data Management             SageCRM-Marketing Automation      
   Case Management        Partner Relationship    Marketing Management                    SageCRM-Sales Automation      
   Customer Relationship Management        Sales Order Management                              
   Information Worker        Self Service Customer Portal                              
   Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Website                              
   Mobile Connect                                      
   Service Management                                      
  Additional Capabilities
   Cloud Deployment    Document Mgmt    Real Time Dashboards    Business Intelligence    Human Resources Analytics    E-Commerce    Human Capital Management    Automated Backup System    Business Intelligence and Reporting      
   Compliance Overview    Espresso Mobile    Security        iSupport            AutoOrder          
   Composite Applications                            Business Analyzer          
   Composite Applications                            Customer Buying Trend Analysis          
   Document Mgmt                            Customer Profit Analyzer          
   Enterprise Content Mgmt                            DynaChange Extensibility Tools          
   Enterprise Performance Mgmt                            eCommerce          
   Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                            Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)          
   Global Business Mgmt                            Human Capital Management          
   Human Capital Mgmt.                            Service and Maintenance          
   ICE Business Architecture                            Strategic Pricing          
   Mobile                            Wireless Warehouse          
   Product Data Mgmt                                      
   Service Mgmt. Overview                                      
   Social Enterprise                                      
   Subscription Services                                      
   Web 2.0                                      
  Services Support
   Business Process Outsourcing    STARS    Customer Care    Implementation    Support Resources    E-Learning    Enterprise Service Management        Priority Software Support    Support Options  
   Epicor Consulting    Support    NetSuite Central                        Sage Business Care      
   Hosting Services    Training and Education    Site Consultation                        Sage Software University      
   Learning & Educational Services                                Training      
   Managed Services                                      
   Professional Services                                      
   Subscription Services                                      

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