Independent review of ERP software for wholesale distribution. Free Demos.

Below you will find a comprehensive independent review and comparison of ERP Wholesale Distribution Software. We provide 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 NameNetSuite ERPInfor Distribution SX.eSage ERP X3Epicor Prophet 21SYSPROMicrosoft Dynamics GPIntacttInform SoftwareS2K EnterpriseEnterprise 21 ERP
  VersionAlways Current6.0712.127.02016Always Current20.0.635.58.1
  Price Range$10K-100K$25K-$2600/ user-$3,000-$5,000/user$25K-500K onsite$10K-100K2,400-UP-$25K-Please inquire-$30K-$750K
  Financing OptionsSubscriptionLicensedOwner Financing, Lease to ownLease, FinancingLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, FinancingFinancing, SubscriptionLeaseLease, FinancingLease, Interest Free Financing
  User Range10+unlimited10-500020-1000+1-1000+4-100025-5001-Unlimited5-200+10+ unlimited5-1000+
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYesNorth American / U.KYesYesYes, 60+ Countries yesYesU.S. & CanadaYes ( UK, CA, Caribbean)English / Spanish
  ArchitectureSAAS, MultitenantProprietary / SOA SOASOA, XML, WebserviceSOA, .NETMultitenant, SaaSWindowsSOASOA
  Database PlatformMS 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 CloudProgress, Proprietary`MS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL ServerMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, Proprietary`, Cloud-Based (Saas)Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsIBM UniData/UniVerseIBM DB2, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS 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
  Server OSMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareLinux, Windows, Unix, HP-UXLinux, Windows, UnixWindowsWindowsMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareCompatible w/all Operating SystemsWindowsLinux, Windows, IBM Power SystemMac OS, Linux, Windows, Unix
  Materials Management
   Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Inventory Control    Inventory Control    Advanced Demand Forecasting    Inventory Management    Inventory Management        Inventory Management    Master Production Schedule (MPS)    Inventory Management  
   Advanced Shipping    Purchasing        Consignment    Lot Traceability    Materials Requirement Planning        Warehouse Management System    Material Requirement Planning    Procurement  
   Bin Management            Distribution Requirements Planning                        Warehouse Management System  
   Order Promising            Inventory Management                          
   Real-Time Sustem            Purchasing                          
   Return Materials Authorization                                      
  Sales Order Management
   Automated Order Processing    Infor10 Road Warrior     Purchasing Management    Order Automation    Document Flow Mgmt.    Sales Configuration        Customer Pricing    Order Processing    Sales & Order Management  
   Automated Payments    Order Entry    RF Warehousing    Pricing    Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Sales Forecasting        Order Fulfillment    Work Order Processing      
   One Click Purchase Orders    Quote Pad    Sales Monitoring        Point Of Sale            Point-of-Sale (POS)          
   Order Management    Sales Analysis            Report Writer                      
   Procure-to-Pay Purchasing    Sales Orders            Return Mgmt                      
   Real Time Order Status                Sales Analysis                      
   Self-Service Vendor Center                Sales Orders                      
   Shipping Integration                                      
   Streamlined Receiving                                      
  Financial Management
   General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    Accounts Payable    Business Intelligence    Accounts Payable    Budget Management    Business Intelligence    Collection Notes    Accounting Overview    Accounts Payable    Financials Overview  
   Financial Summary    Accounts Receivable    Data Collection    Accounts Receivable    Accounts Payable    Financial Management    Financial Management     Accounts Payable    Accounts Receivable    Financial Reports  
   Advanced Billing    Credit Card Processing    Financial Overview    General Ledger    Accounts Receivable    Multicurrency    Multi-Org    Accounts Receivable    Financial Highlights      
   Amortization Schedules    General Ledger            Activity Based Costing    Online Reports    Project Accounting    Bank Reconciliation    General Ledger      
   Multi-currency Transactions    Performance Management            Tax Management        Revenue Recognition    Financial Reporting          
   Project Accounting                Assests Register                      
   Revenue Recognition                Payroll                      
  Production Management
   Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Value Added Services    Discrete Manufacturing        Bill of Materials    Bill of Materials            Capacity Requirements Planning    Manufacturing  
   Aseembly Management        Process Manufacturing        Engineering Change Control    Manufacturing Order Process            Shop Floor Control      
   Work Order Management                Factory Documentation    Quality Assurance                  
                   Cost Tracking                      
                   Planning and Scheduling                      
                   Projects and Contracts                      
                   Quality Mgmt                      
                   Requirements Planning                      
                   Shop Clock                      
  Supply Chain Management
   Supply Chain Overview    Demand Planning        Freight Management    EDI Solution                Inventory Management    Material Requirements Planning (MRP)  
       Supplier Relationship Management        Warehouse Management    Freight Calculator                    Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)  
       Transportation Management            Inventory Forecasting                      
       Warehouse Logistics            Shipping Mgmt                      
       Warehouse Management                                  
  Customer Relationship Management
   Incentive Management    CRM Business     CRM    CRM Overview    Contact Management    Customer Relationship Mgmt    CRM w / Salesforce    CRM Overview    Customer Relationship Management    Customer Relationship Management  
   Job and Project Tracking    Inforce Everywhere            CRM for Syspro                Marketing Automation      
   Partner Relationship                                Remote Sales Force Automation      
   Sales Order Management                                      
   Self Service Customer Portal                                      
  Additional Capabilities
   Real Time Dashboards    Advanced Mobile Management    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Automated Backup System    Document Mgmt            Business Intelligence    (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange    Business Intelligence  
   Security    eCommerce Tools    Wholesale Distribution    AutoOrder    Espresso Mobile            Electronic Document Solutions    Distribution Management    e-Commerce  
       Infor "MyDay"        Business Analyzer                Event Messaging    e Business Applications    Enterprise 21 Workbench Designer  
       Infor10 Workspace         Customer Buying Trend Analysis                    S2K Mobile      
               Customer Profit Analyzer                          
               DynaChange Extensibility Tools                          
               Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)                          
               Human Capital Management                          
               Service and Maintenance                          
               Strategic Pricing                          
               Wireless Warehouse                          
  Services Support
   Customer Care    Enterprise Performance Accelerator Kit (EPAK)            STARS    Support Options    Support            Direct Developer Support  
   NetSuite Central    Service Warranty            Support                      
   Site Consultation                Training and Education                      

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