Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Transportation Industry.

A comprehensive independent review of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Transportation Industry. 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 NameEpicor ERPPlex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPabas ERPInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business OnePriority Software ERP
  Version10.00Always CurrentAlways Current20169.00.1017.3
  Price Range$4K -500K$5K + per month-$10K-100K$75K and up-$25K-500K$25K -$250K$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription, Licensed
  User Range1-2000+20-1000+10+unlimited10-2505-100025-10005-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOASaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOA / Multi-tierSOASOAAll current Windows
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas), MAC OSCloud-Based (Saas), 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 CloudCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor     Inventory Management    Material Management Summary    Inventory Management    Materials Management Overview  
   Bar Coding    Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping     Material requirements planning (MRP)    Plant Maintenance        Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Handheld    Bill of Materials    Bin Management    Material Cost Posting            Picking and Shipping  
   Material Handler Interface    Bar Coding    Order Promising    Scheduling            Receiving & Put-Away  
   Material Movement    Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem    Warehouse Management            Replenishment  
   Prioritize Orders    Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization                Traceability  
   Sales Order Allocation                          
  Sales Order Management
   Order Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Costing    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Promotions    Orders  
   Sales Management    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Invoicing    Estimating / Quoting        Price Quotes  
   Demand Management    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Process History    Request for Quote        Tasks  
   Electronic Data Interchange    E D I    Order Management    Quotation Management              
   Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Sales Management Overview              
   Storefront    Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status    Shipping Order              
       Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center                  
           Shipping Integration                  
           Streamlined Receiving                  
  Financial Management
   General Ledger    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Financial Management    Financial Reporting    Billing  
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Cost Accounting        Accounting and Financials Overview    Budget Control  
   Accounts Receivable    Costing    Advanced Billing    Financials and Accounting        Banking & Reconciliation    Cash Management  
   Multi-Cureancy / Company    Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules    Fixed Assets        Cost Accounting    Cost Control  
   Financial Mgmt Overview    Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions    Liquidity Planning            Financial Management Overview  
   Tax Connect    Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting    Perpetual Inventory Costing            Financial Statement Generator  
   Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition                Fixed Assets  
   Global Engines                        Regulatory Compliance  
  Production Management
   Production Mgmt     Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    CAD Integration    Engineering        Production Management Overview  
   Advanced Production    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Production Summary    Planning & Scheduling          
   Advanced Quality Mgmt    Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Project Cost Accounting    Production Management          
   Job Management    Labor & Time Tracking        Project Management    Project Control          
   Lean Manufacturing    Multi-Plants        Time Recording / Job Time    Shop Floor Data          
   Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Plant Floor Mobile Access        Work Order Management    Workflow          
   Planning & Scheduling    PLC Machine Integration                      
   Planning and Scheduling    Preventative Maintenance                      
   Product Data Management    Production Scheduling Overview                      
       Shop Floor Control                      
       Statistical Process Controls                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Supply Chain Mgmt.    Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Purchasing    Shipping / Receiving          
   Inventory Management    Online Tool Release        Requisitions              
   Purchase Management    Problem Control        Sales Planning & Forecasting              
   Shipping & Receiving    Supplier Quality        Supplier Relationship Management              
   Sourcing    Supply Chain Overview                      
   Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                          
   Warehouse Management                          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Overview    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    Customer Relations Management    CRM Overview    CRM Overview  
   Campaign Connect    Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    Customer Relationship Management Overview    Field Service Management    Customer Data Management       
   Case Management    Customer Master List    Partner Relationship                  
   Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management                  
   Information Worker    Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal                  
   Lead / Opportunity Mgmt    Opportunity Tracking    Website                  
   Mobile Connect    Quick Quoter                      
   Service Management    Quote Tracking                      
  Additional Capabilities
   Cloud Deployment    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Human Resources    E-Commerce    Mobile Solutions  
   Compliance Overview    Computer Aided Design    Security    Business Intelligence    Internationalization          
   Composite Applications    Document Control System        Multi-Site    Intuitive User Interface          
   Composite Applications    E-Commerce            Multi-Site, Multi-Plant          
   Document Mgmt    Electronic Data Interchange            Quality Control (Supplier)          
   Enterprise Content Mgmt    Groupware Communication            Report & Analysis          
   Enterprise Performance Mgmt    Human Resources Overview            Sytline Data Collection          
   Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame    SmartPlex Mobile Access                      
   Global Business Mgmt                          
   Human Capital Mgmt.                          
   ICE Business Architecture                          
   Product Data Mgmt                          
   Service Mgmt. Overview                          
   Social Enterprise                          
   Subscription Services                          
   Web 2.0                          
  Services Support
   Business Process Outsourcing    Security    Customer Care    Upgrade Guarantee        E-Learning    Customer Service & Support Overview  
   Epicor Consulting    Training Strategies    NetSuite Central                  
   Hosting Services        Site Consultation                  
   Learning & Educational Services                          
   Managed Services                          
   Professional Services                          
   Subscription Services                          

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