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

A comprehensive independent review and ERP Software comparison for the Transportation 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 NamePlex Manufacturing CloudEpicor ERPabas ERPNetSuite ERPInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) Microsoft Dynamics AX
  VersionAlways Current10.002016Always Current9.00.10AX 7 2016
  Price Range$5K + per month-$4K -500K$75K and up-$10K-100K$25K-500K$20K-750K
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, FinancingSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Financing
  User Range20-1000+1-2000+10-25010+unlimited5-10005-2,250
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSaaS Multitenant SOASOASOA / Multi-tierSAAS, MultitenantSOASOA, .NET, Cloud
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, 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, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft Azure
  Server OSCompatible w/all Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Summary    Advanced Material Mgmt.     Inventory Management    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Material Management Summary    Inventory Controls  
   Inventory Tracking    Bar Coding     Material requirements planning (MRP)    Advanced Shipping    Plant Maintenance    Manufacturing  
   Bill of Materials    Handheld    Material Cost Posting    Bin Management        Material Planning  
   Bar Coding    Material Handler Interface    Scheduling    Order Promising        Warehouse Management  
   Job Tracking System    Material Movement    Warehouse Management    Real-Time Sustem          
   Material Requirements Planning    Prioritize Orders        Return Materials Authorization          
       Sales Order Allocation                  
  Sales Order Management
   Commission Tracking    Order Management    Costing    Automated Order Processing    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Marketing  
   Competitor Intelligence Database    Sales Management    Invoicing    Automated Payments    Estimating / Quoting    Sales Management  
   Customer Orders    Demand Management    Process History    One Click Purchase Orders    Request for Quote      
   E D I    Electronic Data Interchange    Quotation Management    Order Management          
   Order Entry & Tracking    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Sales Management Overview    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing          
   Quote Tracking    Storefront    Shipping Order    Real Time Order Status          
   Sales Order            Self-Service Vendor Center          
               Shipping Integration          
               Streamlined Receiving          
  Financial Management
   accounting Overview    General Ledger    “What if” Financial Scenarios    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Financial Management    AP / AR  
   Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Financial Summary        Financial Management Overview  
   Costing    Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Advanced Billing        Fixed Assets  
   Expense Project Tracking    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Fixed Assets    Amortization Schedules        General Ledger  
   Inventory Valuation    Financial Mgmt Overview    Liquidity Planning    Multi-currency Transactions        International Capabilities  
   Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Tax Connect    Perpetual Inventory Costing    Project Accounting        Project Accounting  
       Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition          
       Global Engines                  
  Production Management
   Barcode Labeling    Production Mgmt     CAD Integration    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Engineering    Bill of Materials  
   Capacity Planning    Advanced Production    Production Summary    Aseembly Management    Planning & Scheduling    Key Production Features  
   Complex Assembly    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Project Cost Accounting    Work Order Management    Production Management    Product Builder  
   Labor & Time Tracking    Job Management    Project Management        Project Control      
   Multi-Plants    Lean Manufacturing    Time Recording / Job Time        Shop Floor Data      
   Plant Floor Mobile Access    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Work Order Management        Workflow      
   PLC Machine Integration    Planning & Scheduling                  
   Preventative Maintenance    Planning and Scheduling                  
   Production Scheduling Overview    Product Data Management                  
   Shop Floor Control                      
   Statistical Process Controls                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Purchasing    Supply Chain Overview    Shipping / Receiving    Key Supply Chain Features  
   Online Tool Release    Inventory Management    Requisitions              
   Problem Control    Purchase Management    Sales Planning & Forecasting              
   Supplier Quality    Shipping & Receiving    Supplier Relationship Management              
   Supply Chain Overview    Sourcing                  
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                  
       Warehouse Management                  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Configurator Pricing     Customer Relations Overview    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Incentive Management    Customer Relations Management    Marketing Automation  
   Cost & Quote Estimating    Campaign Connect    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Job and Project Tracking    Field Service Management    Sales Force Automation  
   Customer Master List    Case Management        Partner Relationship          
   Customer Relations Summary    Customer Relationship Management        Sales Order Management          
   Field Service    Information Worker        Self Service Customer Portal          
   Opportunity Tracking    Lead / Opportunity Mgmt        Website          
   Quick Quoter    Mobile Connect                  
   Quote Tracking    Service Management                  
  Additional Capabilities
   Business Intelligence    Cloud Deployment     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Real Time Dashboards    Human Resources    Alert System  
   Computer Aided Design    Compliance Overview    Business Intelligence    Security    Internationalization    Business Intelligence and Reporting  
   Document Control System    Composite Applications    Multi-Site        Intuitive User Interface    Compliance Management  
   E-Commerce    Composite Applications            Multi-Site, Multi-Plant    Human Resource Management  
   Electronic Data Interchange    Document Mgmt            Quality Control (Supplier)    Service Managment  
   Groupware Communication    Enterprise Content Mgmt            Report & Analysis      
   Human Resources Overview    Enterprise Performance Mgmt            Sytline Data Collection      
   SmartPlex Mobile Access    Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame                  
       Global Business Mgmt                  
       Human Capital Mgmt.                  
       ICE Business Architecture                  
       Product Data Mgmt                  
       Service Mgmt. Overview                  
       Social Enterprise                  
       Subscription Services                  
       Web 2.0                  
  Services Support
   Security    Business Process Outsourcing    Upgrade Guarantee    Customer Care        Support Options  
   Training Strategies    Epicor Consulting        NetSuite Central          
       Hosting Services        Site Consultation          
       Learning & Educational Services                  
       Managed Services                  
       Professional Services                  
       Subscription Services                  

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