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 NameSYSPROEpicor ERPPlex Manufacturing CloudNetSuite ERPabas ERPIFS Applications 8.0Infor CloudSuite Industrial (Syteline) SAP Business One
  Version7.010.00Always CurrentAlways Current20158.09.00.10
  Price Range$40K-500K onsite$4K -500K$5K + per month-$10K-100K$75K and up-$300K-2M$25K-500K$25K -$250K
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionSubscriptionLease, FinancingLease, Owner FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownLease, Owner Financing, Lease to own
  User Range4-10001-2000+20-1000+10+unlimited10-25040-50005-100025-1000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOASaaS Multitenant SOASAAS, MultitenantSOA / Multi-tierSOASOASOA
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)Cloud-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 Cloudabas Open Object Oriented DatabaseOracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixCompatible w/all Operating SystemsMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, Solaris, AIX, HP-UXWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell Netware
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management    Advanced Material Mgmt.    Inventory Summary    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Material Valuation    Complex MRO    Material Management Summary    Inventory Management  
   Lot Traceability    Bar Coding    Inventory Tracking    Advanced Shipping    Materials Management (MRP)    Costing    Plant Maintenance      
       Handheld    Bill of Materials    Bin Management        Demand Forecasting          
       Material Handler Interface    Bar Coding    Order Promising        Inventory Replenishment          
       Material Movement    Job Tracking System    Real-Time Sustem        Project Budgeting          
       Prioritize Orders    Material Requirements Planning    Return Materials Authorization        Project Reporting          
       Sales Order Allocation                Scheduling and Resourcing          
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Order Management    Commission Tracking    Automated Order Processing    Sales    Collaborative Solutions    Advanced Forcasting    Sales & Promotions  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Mgmt. Overview    Competitor Intelligence Database    Automated Payments        Component Repair    Estimating / Quoting      
   Point Of Sale    Demand Management    Customer Orders    One Click Purchase Orders        Coordinate Projects    Request for Quote      
   Report Writer    Electronic Data Interchange    E D I    Order Management        Customer Orders           
   Return Mgmt    Estimate / Quote Mgmt.    Order Entry & Tracking    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing        Field Service          
   Sales Analysis    Storefront    Quote Tracking    Real Time Order Status        Sales          
   Sales Orders        Sales Order    Self-Service Vendor Center        Sales Quotes          
               Shipping Integration                  
               Streamlined Receiving                  
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    General Ledger    accounting Overview    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Cost Accounting    Accounts Payable & Receivable    Financial Management    Financial Reporting  
   Accounts Payable    Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable    Financial Summary    Financial Accounting    Budget Management        Accounting Overview  
   Accounts Receivable    Accounts Receivable    Costing    Advanced Billing    Fixed Asset Accounting    Cash Flow        Banking & Reconciliation  
   Activity Based Costing    Multi-Cureancy / Company    Expense Project Tracking    Amortization Schedules        Consolidate Accounts        Cost Accounting  
   Tax Management    Financial Mgmt Overview    Inventory Valuation    Multi-currency Transactions        Financial Summary          
   Assests Register    Tax Connect    Multi-Company Financial Consolidation    Project Accounting        Fixed Assets          
   Payroll    Cash / Asset Mgmt        Revenue Recognition        General Ledger          
   Analytics    Global Engines                Sales Contract Mgmt.          
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    Production Mgmt Overview    Barcode Labeling    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Costing    Asset Design    Engineering      
   Engineering Change Control    Advanced Production    Capacity Planning    Aseembly Management    Production Planning & Control    Batch Process    Planning & Scheduling      
   Factory Documentation    Advanced Quality Mgmt    Complex Assembly    Work Order Management        Configure / Make / Assemble    Production Management      
   Cost Tracking    Job Management    Labor & Time Tracking            Constraint-Based Scheduling    Project Control      
   Planning and Scheduling    Lean Manufacturing    Multi-Plants            Engineer to Order    Shop Floor Data      
   Projects and Contracts    Manufacturing Execution Systm.    Plant Floor Mobile Access            Make to Project    Workflow      
   Quality Mgmt    Planning & Scheduling    PLC Machine Integration            Multisite Planning          
   Quotations        Preventative Maintenance            Project Management          
   Requirements Planning        Production Scheduling Overview            Repetitive Manufacturing          
   Shop Clock        Shop Floor Control            Shop Floor Reporting          
           Statistical Process Controls            Shop Order          
                       Sub-Contract Management          
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution    Supply Chain Mgmt Overview    Online Order & Tracking    Supply Chain Overview    EDI    Distribution    Shipping / Receiving      
   Freight Calculator    Inventory Management    Online Tool Release        Purchasing    Equipment          
   Inventory Forecasting    Purchase Management    Problem Control            Equipment Effectiveness          
   Shipping Mgmt    Shipping & Receiving    Supplier Quality            Preventive Maintenance          
       Sourcing    Supply Chain Overview            Procurement          
       Supplier Relationship Mgmt.                Supply Chain          
       Warehouse Management                Warehousing          
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Overview    Configurator Pricing     Incentive Management    Customer Relationship Management Overview    CRM Features    Customer Relations Management    CRM Overview  
   CRM for Syspro    Campaign Connect    Cost & Quote Estimating    Job and Project Tracking        Customer Services    Field Service Management    Customer Management  
       Case Management    Customer Master List    Partner Relationship        Information Shring          
       Informatin Worker    Customer Relations Summary    Sales Order Management        Mobility Features          
       Lead / Opportunity Mgmt    Field Service    Self Service Customer Portal        Sales Configurator           
       Mobile Connect    Opportunity Tracking    Website                  
       Service Management    Quick Quoter                      
           Quote Tracking                      
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt    Compliance Overview    Business Intelligence    Real Time Dashboards        B2B Contracting    Human Resources    E-Commerce  
   Espresso Mobile    Composite Applications    Computer Aided Design    Security        Business Analytics    Internationalization      
       Enterprise Performance Mgmt    Document Control System            Employee Self-Service    Intuitive User Interface      
       Epicor Everywhere FrameworkEpicor Everywhere Frame    E-Commerce            Expense Management     Multi-Site, Multi-Plant      
       Global Business Mgmt    Electronic Data Interchange            Human Resources    Quality Control (Supplier)      
       Human Capital Mgmt Overview    Groupware Communication            Mobile Solutions    Report & Analysis      
       Product Data Mgmt    Human Resources Overview            Payroll, Time & Attendance    Sytline Data Collection      
       Service Mgmt. Overview    SmartPlex Mobile Access            Recruitment, Training & Developemnt          
       Social Enterprise                          
       Web 2.0                          
  Services Support
   STARS    Business Process Outsourcing    Security    Customer Care    Upgrade Guarantee    Implementation        e-Learning  
   Support    Hosting Services    Training Strategies    NetSuite Central        Support          
   Training and Education    Learning & Educational Services        Site Consultation        Training          
       Managed Services                          
       Professional Services                          
       Subscription Services                          

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