ERP Software Comparison for the Ship Building Industry on a Cloud Based (SaaS) platform.

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Ship Building Industry with a 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 Nameabas ERPSYSPROEpicor ERPGlobal Shop SolutionsMicrosoft Dynamics NAVInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business ByDesignOracle E-Business SuiteMicrosoft Dynamics AX
  Version20167.010.002016.220169.00.10Cloud and Mobile Based (Always Current)Release 12AX 7 2016
  Price Range$75K and up-$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$5K-500K$8K-$250K$25K-500K$150/user/mo-$12K-$350K$20K-750K
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Financing
  User Range10-2504-10001-2000+3-10005-7505-100010 to Unlimited25-1000+5-2,250
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYes40+ CountriesYesUS, UK, France, Germany, India,& ChinayesYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, XML, WebserviceSOASOA.NETSOAModel-driven "Cloud"SOASOA, .NET, Cloud
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSMS SQL Server, ODBC Compliant, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MS SQL Express, MS Access, Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-Based (Saas), QuickbooksMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft Azure
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, i Operating SystemWindows
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Bar Coding        Material Management Summary        Inventory Management    Inventory Controls  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding    Bill of Materials        Plant Maintenance        Warehouse Management    Manufacturing  
   Material Cost Posting        Handheld    Data Collection                    Material Planning  
   Scheduling        Material Handler Interface    Inventory Control                    Warehouse Management  
   Warehouse Management        Material Movement    Inventory Management                      
           Prioritize Orders    Materials & Inventory                      
           Sales Order Allocation    Materials Purchasing                      
               Materials Solutions                      
               Physical Inventory                      
               Wireless System                      
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Complete Order Management    Service Management    Advanced Forcasting        Oracle Partner Management    Sales & Marketing  
   Invoicing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    Demand Management        Estimating / Quoting        Quoting    Sales Management  
   Process History    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Request for Quote        Sales Management      
   Quotation Management    Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange    Invoice Order History                Sales Proposal      
   Sales Management Overview    Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Order Enrty                      
   Shipping Order    Sales Analysis    Storefront    Quoting & Estimating                      
       Sales Orders        Return Merchandise Authorization                      
               Sales & Service Management                      
               Sales Application                      
               Shipping Logistics                      
  Financial Management
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Budget Management    General Ledger    Accounting Application     Business Intelligence    Financial Management    Accounts Payable    General Ledger    AP / AR  
   Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management        Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management Overview  
   Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable            Cash Flow    Asset Tracking    Fixed Assets  
   Fixed Assets    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Business Intelligence            Financial Management        General Ledger  
   Liquidity Planning    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview    Business Intelligence Application            Financial Statements        International Capabilities  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Assests Register    Tax Connect    Cash Flow            Foreign Currency        Project Accounting  
       Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt    Financial Management                      
       Analytics    Global Engines    Fixed Assets                      
               General Ledger                      
               International Accounting                      
               Multi-Currency Management                      
               Payroll Management                      
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt     Advanced Production Scheduling    Project Management    Engineering    Production Planning & Scheduling    Production Scheduling    Bill of Materials  
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Cost Breakdown Application        Planning & Scheduling    Project Management    Project Costing    Key Production Features  
   Project Cost Accounting    Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Engineer-to-Order        Production Management        Shop Floor Management    Product Builder  
   Project Management    Cost Tracking    Job Management    Lean Manufacturing        Project Control              
   Time Recording / Job Time    Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Management Solutions        Shop Floor Data              
   Work Order Management    Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Planning & Scheduling        Workflow              
       Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling    Production Configurator                      
       Quotations    Planning and Scheduling    Project Management Application                      
       Requirements Planning    Product Data Management    Quality Control Application                      
       Shop Clock        Quality Tracking                      
               Shop Floor Control                      
               Shop Floor Data Collection Application                      
               Shop Management                      
               Software Preventative Maintenance Application                      
               TrueView Data Display Application                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Purchasing    EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Advanced Planning and Scheduling    Supply Chain Management    Shipping / Receiving    Supplier Relationship Management    Supply Chain Execution    Key Supply Chain Features  
   Requisitions    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management    Forecasting Trust            Supply Chain Management    Supply Chain Planning      
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management    Shipping & Receiving Management                      
   Supplier Relationship Management    Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving    Supplier Relationship Management                       
           Sourcing    Supply Chain Manager                      
           Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                          
           Warehouse Management                          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    CRM Application    Sales & Marketing    Customer Relations Management    Customer Relationship Management        Marketing Automation  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect    Customer & Prospect Management        Field Service Management            Sales Force Automation  
           Case Management    Customer Relationship Management                      
           Customer Relationship Management    Sales Forecasting                      
           Information Worker    Sales Opportunity & Marketing Management                       
           Lead / Opportunity Mgmt    Service Management                      
           Mobile Connect                          
           Service Management                          
  Additional Capabilities
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Document Mgmt    Cloud Deployment     Simplified Label Printing    Human Resources    Human Resources    Business Analytics and Collaboration    Human Resources Analytics    Alert System  
   Business Intelligence    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Business Web        Internationalization    Compliance Management    iSupport    Business Intelligence and Reporting  
   Multi-Site        Composite Applications    CAD Interface Application        Intuitive User Interface    Executive Management        Compliance Management  
           Composite Applications    Crystal Reports        Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    Human Resource Management        Human Resource Management  
           Document Mgmt    Data Conversion        Quality Control (Supplier)            Service Managment  
           Enterprise Content Mgmt    Document Control        Report & Analysis              
           Enterprise Performance Mgmt    Document Control Application        Sytline Data Collection              
           Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame    Electronic Data Exchange                      
           Global Business Mgmt    Global Application Builder                      
           Human Capital Mgmt.    Key Performance Indicators Application                      
           ICE Business Architecture    Messaging System Application                      
           Mobile    Mobile Wireless Application                      
           Product Data Mgmt    Online System / Time and Attendance                      
           Service Mgmt. Overview    Process Documentation & Training                      
           Social Enterprise    RFID Technology Application                      
           Subscription Services                          
           Web 2.0                          
  Services Support
   Upgrade Guarantee    STARS    Business Process Outsourcing    FastRESPONSE    Support Options        Built in Services and Support    Support Resources    Support Options  
       Support    Epicor Consulting    Global Shop Solutions Consulting                      
       Training and Education    Hosting Services    Global Shop Solutions University                      
           Learning & Educational Services    Learning & Educational Services                      
           Managed Services    Training Strategies                       
           Professional Services                          
           Subscription Services                          

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