Discrete Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Transportation Industry

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Discrete Manufacturing ERP software for the Transportation 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 ERPEpicor ERPPlex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPInfor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business OnePriority Software ERP
  Version201610.00Always CurrentAlways Current9.00.1017.3
  Price Range$75K and up-$4K -500K$5K + per month-$10K-100K$25K-500K$25K -$250K$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription, Licensed
  User Range10-2501-2000+20-1000+10+unlimited5-100025-10005-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSOASaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOASOAAll current Windows
  Database PlatformCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS 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 CloudMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Material Management Summary    Inventory Management    Materials Management Overview  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Bar Coding    Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Plant Maintenance        Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Material Cost Posting    Handheld    Bill of Materials    Bin Management            Picking and Shipping  
   Scheduling    Material Handler Interface    Bar Coding    Order Promising            Receiving & Put-Away  
   Warehouse Management    Material Movement    Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem            Replenishment  
       Prioritize Orders    Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization            Traceability  
       Sales Order Allocation                      
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Order Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Promotions    Orders  
   Invoicing    Sales Management    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments    Estimating / Quoting        Price Quotes  
   Process History    Demand Management    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders    Request for Quote        Tasks  
   Quotation Management    Electronic Data Interchange    E D I    Order Management              
   Sales Management Overview    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing              
   Shipping Order    Storefront    Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status              
           Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center              
               Shipping Integration              
               Streamlined Receiving              
  Financial Management
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    General Ledger    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Financial Management    Financial Reporting    Billing  
   Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary        Accounting and Financials Overview    Budget Control  
   Financials and Accounting    Accounts Receivable    Costing    Advanced Billing        Banking & Reconciliation    Cash Management  
   Fixed Assets    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules        Cost Accounting    Cost Control  
   Liquidity Planning    Financial Mgmt Overview    Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions            Financial Management Overview  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Tax Connect    Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting            Financial Statement Generator  
       Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition            Fixed Assets  
       Global Engines                    Regulatory Compliance  
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Production Mgmt     Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Engineering        Production Management Overview  
   Production Summary    Advanced Production    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Planning & Scheduling          
   Project Cost Accounting    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Complex Assembly    Work Order Management    Production Management          
   Project Management    Job Management    Labor & Time Tracking        Project Control          
   Time Recording / Job Time    Lean Manufacturing    Multi-Plants        Shop Floor Data          
   Work Order Management    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Plant Floor Mobile Access        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
   Purchasing    Supply Chain Mgmt.    Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    Shipping / Receiving          
   Requisitions    Inventory Management    Online Tool Release                  
   Sales Planning & Forecasting    Purchase Management    Problem Control                  
   Supplier Relationship Management    Shipping & Receiving    Supplier Quality                  
       Sourcing    Supply Chain Overview                  
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                      
       Warehouse Management                      
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Customer Relations Overview    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    Customer Relations Management    CRM Overview    CRM Overview  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview    Campaign Connect    Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking    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
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Cloud Deployment    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards    Human Resources    E-Commerce    Mobile Solutions  
   Business Intelligence    Compliance Overview    Computer Aided Design    Security    Internationalization          
   Multi-Site    Composite Applications    Document Control System        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
   Upgrade Guarantee    Business Process Outsourcing    Security    Customer Care        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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