Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Ship Building Industry

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Ship Building Industry 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 Nameabas ERPSYSPROEpicor ERPGlobal Shop SolutionsMicrosoft Dynamics NAVInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business One
  Price Range$75K and up-$25K-500K onsite$4K -500K$5K-500K$8K-$250K$25K-500K$25K -$250K
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownFinancing, Leasing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own
  User Range10-2504-10001-2000+3-10005-7505-100025-1000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYes40+ CountriesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, XML, WebserviceSOASOA.NETSOASOA
  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)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsMac OS, Windows, Compatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Bar Coding        Material Management Summary    Inventory Management  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Lot Traceability    Bar Coding    Bill of Materials        Plant Maintenance      
   Material Cost Posting        Handheld    Data Collection              
   Scheduling        Material Handler Interface    Inventory Control              
   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    Sales & Promotions  
   Invoicing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management    Demand Management        Estimating / Quoting      
   Process History    Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)        Request for Quote      
   Quotation Management    Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange    Invoice Order History              
   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    Financial Reporting  
   Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management        Accounting and Financials Overview  
   Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable            Banking & Reconciliation  
   Fixed Assets    Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Business Intelligence            Cost Accounting  
   Liquidity Planning    Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview    Business Intelligence Application              
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Assests Register    Tax Connect    Cash Flow              
       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 Summary    Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Cost Breakdown Application        Planning & Scheduling      
   Project Cost Accounting    Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Engineer-to-Order        Production Management      
   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      
   Requisitions    Freight Calculator    Inventory Management    Forecasting Trust              
   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    CRM Overview  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect    Customer & Prospect Management        Field Service Management    Customer Data Management   
           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    E-Commerce  
   Business Intelligence    Espresso Mobile    Compliance Overview    Business Web        Internationalization      
   Multi-Site        Composite Applications    CAD Interface Application        Intuitive User Interface      
           Composite Applications    Crystal Reports        Multi-Site, Multi-Plant      
           Document Mgmt    Data Conversion        Quality Control (Supplier)      
           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        E-Learning  
       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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