Independent Review of Industrial Distribution ERP Software for the Ship Building Industry

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Industrial Distribution 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 ERPSYSPROMicrosoft Dynamics AXSAP Business One
  Version20167.0AX 7 2016
  Price Range$75K and up-$25K-500K onsite$20K-750K$25K -$250K
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own
  User Range10-2504-10005-2,25025-1000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYes, 60+ Countries YesYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA, .NET, CloudSOA
  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, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Inventory Management    Inventory Controls    Inventory Management  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Lot Traceability    Manufacturing      
   Material Cost Posting        Material Planning      
   Scheduling        Warehouse Management      
   Warehouse Management              
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Document Flow Mgmt.    Sales & Marketing    Sales & Promotions  
   Invoicing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Management      
   Process History    Point Of Sale          
   Quotation Management    Report Writer          
   Sales Management Overview    Return Mgmt          
   Shipping Order    Sales Analysis          
       Sales Orders          
  Financial Management
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    Budget Management    AP / AR    Financial Reporting  
   Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Financial Management Overview    Accounting and Financials Overview  
   Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Fixed Assets    Banking & Reconciliation  
   Fixed Assets    Activity Based Costing    General Ledger    Cost Accounting  
   Liquidity Planning    Tax Management    International Capabilities      
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Assests Register    Project Accounting      
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Bill of Materials    Bill of Materials      
   Production Summary    Engineering Change Control    Key Production Features      
   Project Cost Accounting    Factory Documentation    Product Builder      
   Project Management    Cost Tracking          
   Time Recording / Job Time    Planning and Scheduling          
   Work Order Management    Projects and Contracts          
       Quality Mgmt          
       Requirements Planning          
       Shop Clock          
  Supply Chain Management
   Purchasing    EDI Solution    Key Supply Chain Features      
   Requisitions    Freight Calculator          
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Inventory Forecasting          
   Supplier Relationship Management    Shipping Mgmt          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Contact Management    Marketing Automation    CRM Overview  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM for Syspro    Sales Force Automation    Customer Data Management   
  Additional Capabilities
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Document Mgmt    Alert System    E-Commerce  
   Business Intelligence    Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence and Reporting      
   Multi-Site        Compliance Management      
           Human Resource Management      
           Service Managment      
  Services Support
   Upgrade Guarantee    STARS    Support Options    E-Learning  
       Training and Education          

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