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 NameSYSPROEpicor ERPNetSuite ERPEpicor ExpressOracle E-Business SuiteSAP Business OneInfor LNEpicor Prophet 21Sage 300 ERP Microsoft Dynamics GP
  Version7.010.00Always CurrentAlways currentRelease 12Infor ERP Feature Pack 612.1220142016
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$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, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Financing, Easy Pay AvailableLease, Owner Financing, Financing
  User Range4-10001-2000+10+unlimited1-5025-1000+25-100020-2,5001-1000+2-45025-500
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesyesYesYesYesYes-169 Countriesyes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOASAAS, MultitenantSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOASOASOAMulti-tierSOA, .NET
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS 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 OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixMac 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
   Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Material Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Procurement    Advanced Demand Forecasting    Bar Coding    Inventory Management  
   Lot Traceability    Bar Coding    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
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Automated Order Processing    Estimating & Quoting    Oracle Partner Management    Sales & Promotions    Sales Overview    Order Automation    Direct Receivables    Sales Configuration  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    Automated Payments    Order Management    Quoting            Pricing    Electronic Funds Transfer    Sales Forecasting  
   Point Of Sale    Demand Management    One Click Purchase Orders        Sales Management                National Accounts Management      
   Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange    Order Management        Sales Proposal                Order Entry      
   Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing                              
   Sales Analysis    Storefront    Real Time Order Status                              
   Sales Orders        Self-Service Vendor Center                              
           Shipping Integration                              
           Streamlined Receiving                              
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    General Ledger    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  
   Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Amortization Schedules    Multi-Currency        Cost Accounting            General Ledger    Online Reports  
   Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview    Multi-currency Transactions    Payroll                    Intercompany Transactions      
   Assests Register    Tax Connect    Project Accounting                        Multi-currency      
   Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt    Revenue Recognition                        Project & Job Costing      
   Analytics    Global Engines                                  
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Bill of Materials     Production Scheduling        Planning        Advanced Production    Bill of Materials  
   Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Aseembly Management    Document Management    Project Costing        Product Lifecycle Management        Basic Manufacturing    Manufacturing Order Process  
   Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Work Order Management    Engineering Change and Revision Control    Shop Floor Management        Quality Management            Quality Assurance  
   Cost Tracking    Job Management        Job Management            Resource Management               
   Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing        Lean Production                          
   Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.        Quality Assurance                          
   Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling        Routing                          
   Quotations    Planning and Scheduling        Scheduling                          
   Requirements Planning    Product Data Management        Shop Floor Control                          
   Shop Clock                                      
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Supply Chain Overview    Purchasing    Supply Chain Execution        Freight Management    Freight Management    Inventory Control      
   Freight Calculator    Inventory Management        Shipping & Receiving     Supply Chain Planning        Supplier Relationship Management    Warehouse Management    Lot Tracking / Serialized Inventory      
   Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management        Supplier Management            Supply Chain Management        Purchase Orders      
   Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving                    Warehousing        Return Materials Authorization      
       Sourcing                            Warehouse Management      
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                                  
       Warehouse Management                                  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    Incentive Management    Contact Management        CRM Overview    Customer Relationship Management     CRM Overview    SageCRM-Customer Service Automation    Customer Relationship Mgmt  
   CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect    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
   Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment    Real Time Dashboards    Business Intelligence    Human Resources Analytics    E-Commerce    Human Capital Management    Automated Backup System    Business Intelligence and Reporting      
   Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    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
   STARS    Business Process Outsourcing    Customer Care    Implementation    Support Resources    E-Learning    Enterprise Service Management        Priority Software Support    Support Options  
   Support    Epicor Consulting    NetSuite Central                        Sage Business Care      
   Training and Education    Hosting Services    Site Consultation                        Sage Software University      
       Learning & Educational Services                            Training      
       Managed Services                                  
       Professional Services                                  
       Subscription Services                                  

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