Independent Review of Industrial Distribution ERP Software for the Transportation Industry

Below is a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Industrial Distribution 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 ERPNetSuite ERPMicrosoft Dynamics AXSAP Business OnePriority Software ERP
  Version2016Always CurrentAX 7 201617.3
  Price Range$75K and up-$10K-100K$20K-750K$25K -$250K$1,400-$3,000/license
  Financing OptionsLease, FinancingSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, Lease to ownSubscription, Licensed
  User Range10-25010+unlimited5-2,25025-10005-1,000
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesYesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA / Multi-tierSAAS, MultitenantSOA, .NET, CloudSOAAll current Windows
  Database PlatformCloud-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, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft AzureMS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Oracle, MS SQL Express
  Server OSLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
    Inventory Management    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Inventory Controls    Inventory Management    Materials Management Overview  
    Material requirements planning (MRP)    Advanced Shipping    Manufacturing        Mobile Devices, Barcode & RFID  
   Material Cost Posting    Bin Management    Material Planning        Picking and Shipping  
   Scheduling    Order Promising    Warehouse Management        Receiving & Put-Away  
   Warehouse Management    Real-Time Sustem            Replenishment  
       Return Materials Authorization            Traceability  
  Sales Order Management
   Costing    Automated Order Processing    Sales & Marketing    Sales & Promotions    Orders  
   Invoicing    Automated Payments    Sales Management        Price Quotes  
   Process History    One Click Purchase Orders            Tasks  
   Quotation Management    Order Management              
   Sales Management Overview    Procure-to-Pay Purchasing              
   Shipping Order    Real Time Order Status              
       Self-Service Vendor Center              
       Shipping Integration              
       Streamlined Receiving              
  Financial Management
   “What if” Financial Scenarios    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    AP / AR    Financial Reporting    Billing  
   Cost Accounting    Financial Summary    Financial Management Overview    Accounting and Financials Overview    Budget Control  
   Financials and Accounting    Advanced Billing    Fixed Assets    Banking & Reconciliation    Cash Management  
   Fixed Assets    Amortization Schedules    General Ledger    Cost Accounting    Cost Control  
   Liquidity Planning    Multi-currency Transactions    International Capabilities        Financial Management Overview  
   Perpetual Inventory Costing    Project Accounting    Project Accounting        Financial Statement Generator  
       Revenue Recognition            Fixed Assets  
                   Regulatory Compliance  
  Production Management
   CAD Integration    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Bill of Materials        Production Management Overview  
   Production Summary    Aseembly Management    Key Production Features          
   Project Cost Accounting    Work Order Management    Product Builder          
   Project Management                  
   Time Recording / Job Time                  
   Work Order Management                  
  Supply Chain Management
   Purchasing    Supply Chain Overview    Key Supply Chain Features          
   Sales Planning & Forecasting                  
   Supplier Relationship Management                  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Customer Relations Mgmt.    Incentive Management    Marketing Automation    CRM Overview    CRM Overview  
   Customer Relationship Management Overview    Job and Project Tracking    Sales Force Automation    Customer Data Management       
       Partner Relationship              
       Sales Order Management              
       Self Service Customer Portal              
  Additional Capabilities
    Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Real Time Dashboards    Alert System    E-Commerce    Mobile Solutions  
   Business Intelligence    Security    Business Intelligence and Reporting          
   Multi-Site        Compliance Management          
           Human Resource Management          
           Service Managment          
  Services Support
   Upgrade Guarantee    Customer Care    Support Options    E-Learning    Customer Service & Support Overview  
       NetSuite Central              
       Site Consultation              

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