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  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Apparel and Textiles
  • Automotive
  • Building Materials and Products
  • Chemical
  • Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
  • Distribution
  • Electronics and High-Tech
  • Energy
  • Food and Beverage
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Machinery and Equipment
  • Lumber and Wood
  • Medical Device
  • Metal and Steel Fabrication
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other
  • Paper and Packaging
  • Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
  • Plastics and Rubber
  • Professional Services
  • Semiconductors
  • Ship Building and Marine
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Configure To Order (CTO)
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Engineer to Order (ETO)
  • Industrial Distribution
  • Job Shop / Machine Shop
  • Light Assembly (ATO) / Kitting
  • Make to Order (MTO)
  • Mixed Mode Manufacturing
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Professional Services (Non-MFG)
  • Repetitive / Make to Stock
  • Wholesale Distribution
  • Under $1 Million
  • $1 to 10 Million
  • $11 to 50 Million
  • $51 to 100 Million
  • $101 to 500 Million
  • $500 Million to $1 Billion
  • Over $1 Billion
  • AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Barcoding
  • Cloud ERP
  • Ecommerce Integration
  • EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)
  • Hybrid Deployment (Cloud/Premise)
  • IBM DB2 Compatible
  • IoT (Direct Machine Integration)
  • KPIs (Knowledge Performance Indicators)
  • Lot Tracking
  • Mobile ERP
  • MS Azure Compatible
  • MS SQL Server
  • Multi-Tenant Architecture
  • NET Platform
  • On Premise
  • Progress Compatible
  • QuickBooks Compatible
  • SaaS (Software as a Service)
  • Salesforce Compatible
  • SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)

The Top SaaS (Software as a Service) ERP Systems

Below is a comprehensive, independent comparison of the top-rated SaaS ERP systems for businesses in various industries. Use the matrix below to compare SaaS ERP solutions and determine which systems best fit their needs.

You can request demos and obtain competitive pricing directly from SaaS ERP vendors. Additionally, our detailed selection guide will help you make the smartest investment in a SaaS ERP solution aligned with your organization's priorities. Read our selection guide.

29 ERP Systems Found

Netsuite logo

NetSuite ERP

Cetec erp logo

Cetec ERP

Sage Software Logo

Sage Intacct

Sap logo

SAP S/4HANA

Global shop solutions logo

Global Shop Solutions

Epicor logo

Epicor Kinetic

Eci software logo

JobBOSS²

Abas erp logo

abas ERP

Acumatica logo

Acumatica Cloud ERP

Datacor logo

Datacor ERP

Aptean logo

Distribution ERP

Eci software logo

ECi M1

Tgi logo

Enterprise 21 ERP

Delmiaworks logo

Enterprise IQ

Eoxs logo

EOXS

Epicor logo

Epicor for Building Supply

Aptean logo

Food & Beverage ERP

Ifs logo

IFS Cloud

Plex systems logo

MES by Plex

Microsoft dynamics logo

Microsoft Dynamics AX

Oracle logo

Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP

Plex systems logo

Plex Manufacturing Cloud

Sage Software Logo

Sage X3 ERP

Syspro logo

SYSPRO

Price Range

$10K - $100K

Price Range

$3K - $40,000K

Price Range

$6K - $30K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$4K - $500K

Price Range

$5K - $10K

Price Range

$75K - $250K

Price Range

$7.50K - $150K

Price Range

$30K - $1,000K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$40K - $250K

Price Range

$30K - $75K

Price Range

$25K - $300K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$15K - $500K

Price Range

$70K - $1,000K

Price Range

$70K - $1,000K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$20K - $750K

Price Range

$25,000K - $500,000K

Price Range

$50K - $500K

Price Range

$25K - $250K

Price Range

$25K - $500K

Cost Per User

$125/mo

Cost Per User

$40/mo

Cost Per User

$170/mo

Cost Per User

$200/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$125/mo

Cost Per User

$175/mo

Cost Per User

$5,000/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$5,000/mo

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$150/mo

Cost Per User

$200/mo

Cost Per User

$200/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$175/mo

Cost Per User

$4,000/mo

Cost Per User

$500/mo

Cost Per User

$500/mo

Cost Per User

$75/mo

Cost Per User

$150/mo

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

95%

Retention Rate

95%

Retention Rate

78%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

97%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

78%

Retention Rate

96%

Retention Rate

94%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

98%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

91%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

85%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

95%

Version

Release 2024.1

Version

Always Current

Version

Always Current

Version

Cloud 2021

Version

2020.1

Version

Always Current

Version

-

Version

2020

Version

2024 R1

Version

2021

Version

8.2

Version

8.0

Version

8.1

Version

Always Current

Version

-

Version

-

Version

-

Version

Always Current

Version

IFS Cloud

Version

12.x

Version

Infor ERP Feature Pack 6

Version

M3 13.4

Version

Always Current

Version

2021

Version

AX 2020

Version

2023

Version

Always Current

Version

V12

Version

8.0

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

-

Financing Options

Finance, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

-

Financing Options

-

Financing Options

Finance, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Finance, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

User Range

10 — unlimited

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

10 — Unlimited

User Range

15 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 500

User Range

10 — Unlimited

User Range

1 — 50

User Range

15 — 75

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 1000

User Range

10 — 250+

User Range

1 — 500

User Range

5 — 1000

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

1 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — unlimited

User Range

1 — 1000

User Range

1 — Unlimited

User Range

100 — and up

User Range

10 — 1000

User Range

20 — 2,500

User Range

20 — 1000+

User Range

20 — 1000

User Range

10 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 2250

User Range

25 — unlimited

User Range

1 — 5900

User Range

10 — 1000

User Range

10 — 1000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$2,400

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$75,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$20,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$50,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$2,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$75,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$15,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$40,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$20,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$15,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$35,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$50,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$200,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$100,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$100,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$25,000

Awards

4

Awards

-

Awards

3

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

11

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

2

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

4

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

100

Installs

37,000+

Installs

250+

Installs

5,000+

Installs

10,000+

Installs

3000+

Installs

4500+

Installs

4700

Installs

2700+

Installs

10000+

Installs

>1000

Installs

-

Installs

700+

Installs

500+

Installs

1200+

Installs

-

Installs

-

Installs

2500

Installs

300+

Installs

3,300+

Installs

800+

Installs

2800+

Installs

1,100+

Installs

1800+

Installs

2000+

Installs

9,300+

Installs

1000+

Installs

1,200+

Installs

7000

Installs

15,000+

Architecture

-

Architecture

SaaS

Architecture

Hosted Cloud

Architecture

SOA, Native Cloud

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

SOA, .NET, Native Cloud

Architecture

Hosted Cloud

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

.NET, SaaS, Native Cloud

Architecture

SOA, .NET

Architecture

-

Architecture

-

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SOA, .NET

Architecture

Hosted Cloud

Architecture

-

Architecture

-

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SOA, Multi-tenant

Architecture

SOA, Multi-tenant

Architecture

-

Architecture

SOA, .NET, Native Cloud

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

Hosted Cloud

Architecture

SOA, SaaS, Multi-tenant

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

SOA

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • No Icon Multi-Site
  • No Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • No Icon Production Management
  • No Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • No Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • No Icon Multi-Site
  • No Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • No Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • No Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • No Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • No Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • No Icon Production Management
  • No Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • No Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • No Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • No Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • No Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • No Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • No Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • No Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • No Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • No Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Unique Features

As a suite of cloud-based applications, NetSuite brings together all the systems that businesses need to grow, scale and adapt to change.

Unique Features

Cetec ERP is a single, unified business platform that delivers “tier 1” enterprise-level feature breadth at extraordinarily lower costs than traditional systems, owing to a long history combined with completely modernized cloud/SaaS technology. Their approach is direct, friendly, and transparent: they own the technology (i.e. no “bolt-ons”), and offer the software directly with no markup (i.e. not through incompetent third-party VARs), and offer close, attentive in-house support.

Unique Features

Gives you the agility you need to grow your business with a scalable, flexible, award-winning best-in-class cloud financial management system that comes complete with built-in industry-specific functionality.

Provides instant visibility into operational and financial insight through real-time dashboards and multi-dimensional analysis.

Unique Features

Unique Features

Headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas, includes a state-of-the-art R&D facility and Global Shop Solutions training center. Through its offices in the U.S., Mexico, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, the company supports thousands of manufacturing facilities in over 25 countries and nearly 30 industries.

Unique Features

  • Mid-Market Cloud ERP made with Manufacturers for Manufacturers
  • Flexible designs surfaces with no/low code configurations
  • Simple, intuitive browser-based user interface
  • Automation Studio
  • Self Service Analytics
  • Enterprise Search
  • Deployment choice- cloud or premise

Unique Features

JobBOSS² manufacturing management software platform is designed to empower small and medium-sized businesses with the tools they need to thrive. JobBOSS2 gives shop owners even more control over how they scale their businesses, grow revenue, and maximize profitability.

  • User Interface
  • Dashboard Capability
  • Alerts
  • Mobile
  • Visual Scheduling

Unique Features

Easy to customize

Unique Features

Unique consumption-based licensing provides flexibility and facilitates collaboration, enabling all employees and external parties to access information and systems to execute daily activities and long-term strategic goals. Acumatica is the only ERP vendor offering free online training via Acumatica Open University.

Acumatica's formal Customer Bill-Of-Rights, a unique commitment in the software industry, ensures fair and ethical treatment of customers and trading partners.

Unique Features

“Datacor ERP has tied all of the information we need into one centralized system. When we move an item in the wireless system, the information is immediately reflected across the platform. Our distribution and manufacturing operations are far more agile because we now know precisely what products we have or need, in what quantities and exactly where they are located.”

- Randy Byle | Haviland Enterprises, Inc.

Unique Features

Aptean Distribution ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is an all-in-one system designed to handle everything consumer goods importers and distributors need to run and grow their business. By creating efficiencies across the enterprise, distributors will see increased profits and ensure that the entire business uses the same real-time data.

Unique Features

Unique Features

Unique Features

DELMIAworks IQMS also offers a broad choice of deployment options that will allow you to pick the solution that is best for your business: on-premise or hosted Cloud ERP deployment via hosted managed services or SaaS. Providing three deployment options gives you the flexibility to choose the best solution for your company and your budget.

Unique Features

EOXS is far beyond just an ERP solution. EOXS also allows steel and metal manufacturers to build a customer-forward website without code to showcase products and take payments online. EOXS also offers top-knowledge consultancy services for the entire steel industry.

Unique Features

With curated solutions based on 50 years of deep and broad experience in ERP software, Epicor for Building Supply is purpose-built with and for building materials suppliers and distributors, and metal service centers.

Unique Features

Epicor for distribution ERP software was built in partnership with thousands of successful distributors—and the deep expertise that comes from understanding their unique challenges.

  • End-to-end distribution software with industry-specific functionality
  • Comprehensive eCommerce that promotes online business growth
  • Modernize your sales approach and customer relationships

Unique Features

Built on Microsoft Dynamics, Aptean Food & Beverage is a Microsoft certified, food and beverage-specific ERP. Aptean Food & Beverage is designed to reduce implementation risk and cost by being a 90% fit-out-of-the-box. Being focused on the food and beverage industry has allowed Aptean Food & Beverage to invest in functionality that is most important to the industry.

Unique Features

IFS Applications is a single, integrated product supporting the management of 4 core processes: Service and Asset, Manufacturing, Project, and Supply Chain.

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This system is designed specifically for Distribution Enterprises

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Unique built-in process modeling tool for quick implementations and user setup

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Designed for mid-size and large manufacturers

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This is Oracle's newest Cloud ERP System for companies over 200M in revenue.

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  • Plex offers the only single-instance, multi-tenant SaaS manufacturing platform operating at scale
  • Includes advanced manufacturing execution systems, quality, and supply chain management capabilities.
  • No charge for additional users (even for customers, suppliers, or partners)

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Sage X3 helps your business thrive and stay competitive by providing users with the information they need to serve their customers better, take back control over the quality, and eliminate inefficiencies across the organization. It streamlines your core processes – from manufacturing to distribution and financial management to business services – while adapting to your industries best practices.

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SYSPRO is a software company that supplies Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions to manufacturing and distribution companies. SYSPRO’s strength lies in its specialist experience and industry-built approach to technology, which can be deployed as on-premise solutions, cloud SaaS or hybrid, and accessed anywhere, anytime from mobile devices.

Key features of the SYSPRO solution include its depth of functionality in Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Inventory Optimization & Management, Distribution and Procurement, self-service portals and supply chain extensibility, customization tailoring, and low-code extensibility tools. SYSPRO also supports out-of-the-box integrations, connectors, and business process automation, and customers have the ability to integrate technologies such as AI, ML, and IoT into their ERP system and extend the solution and connect to other systems.

By choosing SYSPRO, customers gain access to a team of global industry experts who help them drive maximum value from their business systems and solutions. SYSPRO empowers customers to secure a digital future and enables digital transformation, supporting data & analysis-driven decision-making with integrated solutions to enable visibility and engagement.

SYSPRO leads manufacturers and distributors through significant growth. The business also strongly commits to channel partner success and focuses on ensuring a highly successful solution implementation and customer experience. SYSPRO gives customers the confidence to say yes – to the next idea, the next opportunity, the next possibility, and to achieve more.

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Not ideal for service-based or retail businesses. No “HR” or “Payroll” inside the platform; requires integrating to a third-party payroll system.

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Does not have Materials Management and Production Management modules or other full scale Manufacturing features.

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Global Shop Solutions primarily focuses on the needs of discrete manufacturers which may differ from the needs of process manufacturers.

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Not appropriate for Process Manufacturing

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Acumatica is devoted to the midmarket. It is not a great fit for large enterprises in need of fully global support.


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This product is not intended for discrete manufacturing or heavy distribution.

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Limited to Distribution Enterprises, not suitable for complex manufacturing.

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DELMIAworks IQMS is not a solution fit for businesses that are not manufacturing environments.

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Not appropriate for process manufacturers

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This solution is not optimized for non-durable goods distributors.

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Can’t be: Multi-national and multi-plant operation (more than MexCanUSA), $1 Billion plus, 500+ users, Multi-location broad line distributors (these groups should look at our F&O system).

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IFS is not suitable for smaller organizations under $100 Million in annual revenue.

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Not suitable for manufacturing.

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The Infor LN solution does not target process manufacturing companies with recipe and blending operations. The solution typically does not target financial or professional services firms such as banks, healthcare, and other service providers.


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SaaS (Software as a Service) ERP Selection Guide

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have long been the foundation of managing large organizations. They integrate various functions, such as finance, human resources, supply chain management, and operations, under one platform to streamline processes and information across the organization.

The shift towards cloud computing has given rise to Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models for ERP. SaaS ERP solutions offer a more flexible, scalable, and cost-effective alternative to traditional on-premises systems.

What Is SaaS Enterprise Resource Planning?

SaaS ERP is a subset of cloud services that provides organizations access to ERP software over the Internet. In this model, the ERP provider centrally hosts the ERP software and its associated data.

Businesses can access this service on a subscription basis, typically including the software license, support, and other related services.

Why Choose SaaS ERP?

SaaS eliminates the need for substantial upfront capital investment and complex hardware setups, providing access through the Internet to manage business operations.

The adoption of SaaS ERP systems has accelerated across various industries due to their ability to adapt quickly to changing business needs. The provider continuously updates these systems to offer the latest features and security enhancements, ensuring companies operate with the most current technologies.

Additionally, SaaS ERPs can be accessed from anywhere, facilitating remote work and global collaboration. The subscription-based pricing model also allows businesses to pay for only what they use, adjusting their usage as business needs change.

Data security and regulatory compliance remain top priorities for SaaS ERP providers. To protect sensitive information, they employ robust security measures, including data encryption and identity management.

Regular updates ensure the systems comply with the latest regulations and standards, reducing businesses’ compliance burden.

At Top10ERP, we continue to see increasing demand for SaaS ERP systems among businesses. We’ve observed this trend through the requests we receive from companies looking for their first ERP system or wanting to upgrade their existing legacy systems that no longer serve their business needs.

Key Benefits of SaaS ERP

SaaS ERP offers numerous advantages that transform how businesses manage their resources and operations. Key benefits of SaaS ERP include:

  1. Cloud-Based Delivery: SaaS ERP is delivered via the cloud, meaning the software and associated data are hosted on remote servers managed by the ERP provider. Users access the system through web browsers, eliminating the need for on-premise software installation and hardware management.
  2. Subscription-Based Pricing: Instead of paying a high upfront cost for perpetual licenses, SaaS ERP typically follows a subscription model. Companies pay a recurring fee, usually monthly or annually, based on the number of users or usage level. This model offers more flexibility and lower initial costs than traditional on-premise ERP.
  3. Scalability and Flexibility: SaaS ERP solutions are highly scalable, allowing businesses to easily add or remove users, modules, or features as their needs change. This flexibility enables companies to adapt quickly to growth, seasonal fluctuations, or changing business requirements without requiring extensive IT infrastructure changes.
  4. Automatic Updates and Maintenance: With SaaS ERP, the service provider maintains the software, including regular updates, patches, and security enhancements. This relieves businesses of the burden of managing software updates and ensures they always have access to the latest features and improvements.
  5. Accessibility and Mobility: As SaaS ERP is cloud-based, users can access the system from anywhere with an internet connection, using various devices such as laptops, tablets, or smartphones. This enables remote work, real-time data access, and improved collaboration among team members, regardless of location.
  6. Data Security and Backup: SaaS ERP providers typically invest heavily in data security measures, such as encryption, multi-factor authentication, and regular data backups. They often adhere to strict security standards and comply with industry-specific regulations, providing more data protection than many on-premise solutions.
  7. Integration Capabilities: Modern SaaS ERP systems are designed to integrate seamlessly with other cloud-based applications, such as CRM (Customer Relationship Management), e‑commerce platforms, or business intelligence tools. This allows for streamlined data flow and enables businesses to create a connected ecosystem of applications tailored to their specific needs.
  8. Faster Implementation: Compared to on-premise ERP, SaaS ERP often has shorter implementation times. As the software is already installed and configured on the provider’s servers, businesses can avoid lengthy installation processes and hardware procurement, allowing for quicker deployment and faster time-to-value.

Cloud ERP vs. SaaS ERP: Are they the same?

Cloud ERP software and SaaS ERP software are often considered synonymous, but they define different aspects of ERP software.

Understanding these distinctions can guide businesses to make informed decisions that align with their specific requirements.

Cloud ERP represents ERP systems that operate on remote servers and are accessible online. This model hints at the software being off-premises and offers the flexibility of online access.

Conversely, SaaS ERP signifies a usage model where organizations access applications on a subscription basis, managed by an external provider.

The critical difference lies in the licensing and delivery mechanisms. While Cloud ERP focuses on where the software is hosted, SaaS ERP emphasizes how the software is accessed and paid for, usually through recurring subscriptions.

Most solutions offered today fall under the SaaS ERP model due to its growing popularity, which has led to the common interchangeability of these terms.

Nevertheless, it’s essential to recognize that while all SaaS ERP solutions are inherently cloud-based, the reverse is not always true; some cloud ERPs might not adhere to the SaaS subscription model.

By appreciating the nuances between the two concepts, businesses can ensure they select the appropriate system to meet their operational needs.

SaaS ERP vs. On-premises ERP: A Brief Comparison

When considering an ERP solution, businesses must choose between a SaaS (Software as a Service) model and a traditional on-premises system. Consider these factors:

Benefits of SaaS ERP:

  1. Cost Efficiency: SaaS ERP offers a subscription-based model that reduces initial capital expenditure and shifts costs to predictable operational expenses.
  2. Reduced IT Overhead: The provider handles maintenance, updates, and support, reducing the need for extensive in-house IT resources.
  3. Scalability: Businesses can easily scale their SaaS ERP usage up or down, accommodating growth or changing needs without significant investment.
  4. Flexibility: SaaS ERP can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, offering operational agility and support for remote work.

Potential Drawbacks of SaaS ERP:

  1. Internet Reliance: Constant internet access is required, and connectivity issues can disrupt system use.
  2. Customization Limits: SaaS ERPs may offer fewer customization options than on-premises systems, potentially not meeting the specific needs of some businesses. But beware of the hidden cost of customizing on-premises systems incorrectly.
  3. Security and Compliance: Data hosted offsite may raise security and regulatory compliance concerns, depending on the provider and industry.
  4. Long-term Costs: Over time, subscription fees can add up and, in some cases, may surpass the investment required for an on-premises system.

Each business must weigh these factors based on its unique requirements, considering the immediate and long-term implications of choosing a SaaS or on-premises ERP solution.

Our Top SaaS ERP System Recommendations

Looking for the best SaaS ERP system to manage your business processes? 

Look no further than our top picks based on years of experience connecting clients with the ideal systems for their business needs. 

These top SaaS performers are known for their robust features and scalability, making them ideal for many businesses. Without further ado, here are our top SaaS ERP system recommendations.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Dynamics 365 Business Central is an ERP for small to mid-sized businesses, offering integrated solutions for finance, manufacturing, and sales. It seamlessly integrates with Microsoft tools, offers real-time cloud access, and scales with business growth.

Deployments
Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise
Cost Per User $175/mo
Price Range N/A
Retention Rate
91%

SAP S/4HANA

SAP S/4HANA Cloud is an ERP system for manufacturers with AI, machine learning, and analytics. It provides real-time insights into manufacturing processes, facilitates quick adjustments to demand changes, and enables better decision-making. The system supports seamless integration with other SAP solutions and is extendible for enterprise-wide processes.

Deployments
Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise
Cost Per User $200/mo
Price Range N/A
Retention Rate
78%

NetSuite ERP

NetSuite ERP is a leading cloud-based solution for managing back-office operations and financial processes. It serves over 24,000 global customers and offers robust financial management, inventory, supply chain, and real-time analytics. This platform prioritizes innovation, growth, and swift decision-making through unified business insights.

Deployments
Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise
Cost Per User $125/mo
Price Range $10K - $100K
Retention Rate
N/A

SaaS ERP for Manufacturers

Manufacturers and distributors can benefit from specialized SaaS options like Epicor, Cetec, and Acumatica that provide tailored software solutions for essential business functions.

Epicor Kinetic

Epicor Kinetic, formerly Epicor ERP, is tailored for various manufacturing needs. It offers both cloud and on-premises options and excels in real-time monitoring, quality management, and global financial integration. Its user-friendly design ensures intuitive navigation and robust global support, fostering business growth and efficiency.

Deployments
Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise
Cost Per User $125/mo
Price Range $4K - $500K
Retention Rate
97%

Cetec ERP

This affordable ERP offers world-class manufacturing management at an amazing price tag (just $40 per user per month when licensed as a SaaS). Some highlights of the cloud-based Cetec ERP are CRM and sales management, manufacturing quoting, inventory management, mobile warehousing, quality assurance and more.

Deployments
Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise
Cost Per User $40/mo
Price Range $3K - $40,000K
Retention Rate
95%

Acumatica Cloud ERP

Acumatica Cloud ERP is a versatile system tailored for growing businesses. It integrates accounting, sales, and customer management with industry-specific add-ons and advanced technologies like AI and IoT. With a user-friendly interface and global adaptability, Acumatica stands as a premier, affordable ERP solution.

Deployments
Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise
Cost Per User N/A
Price Range $7.50K - $150K
Retention Rate
78%

SaaS ERP Cost Considerations

When considering implementing a SaaS ERP system, businesses must consider the various expenses associated with a subscription-based model. 

Here’s a streamlined overview of the primary expenses associated with SaaS ERP:

  • Subscription Fees: Charged regularly (monthly or annually), these fees can vary based on the number of users, selected features, and service levels.
  • Per-User Licensing: Costs are often calculated per-user basis, providing flexibility to scale with organizational changes.
  • Tiered Pricing: SaaS ERP providers may offer a range of packages, each with a different set of features and services to match various business needs.
  • Implementation Costs: Although generally lower than on-premises solutions, SaaS ERP implementation may still include charges for data migration, system customization, initial setup, and training.
  • Operational Expenses: Running costs can include extra data storage needs and premium customer support options.
  • Upgrade Fees: While many SaaS ERP providers include updates within the subscription, some may charge for major upgrades or new feature releases.
  • Data Management and Security: Ensuring robust data security and regulatory compliance might be included in the subscription or could incur additional costs.

Understanding this cost structure is essential for businesses to budget accurately and consider the long-term financial impact of integrating a SaaS ERP into their operations.

Key Modules and Features of SaaS ERP for Manufacturing

SaaS ERP systems offer essential modules tailored to the unique needs of manufacturing businesses:

  • Production Management: Production planning, shop floor control, BOM management, and quality control.
  • Inventory Management: Raw material and finished goods tracking inventory optimization and warehouse management.
  • Supply Chain Management: Procurement, supplier management, demand planning, and distribution.
  • Financial Management: General ledger, accounts receivable/payable, cost accounting, and financial reporting.
  • Sales and Order Management: Quotation processing, sales forecasting, order tracking, and pricing management.
  • Quality Management: Inspection, corrective actions, compliance, and supplier quality management.

Today, Enterprise Resource Planning systems have become essential tools for manufacturing businesses’ operations. These systems must have all the necessary features integrated into a single and cohesive structure, enabling companies to efficiently carry out all aspects of their operations.

SaaS ERP Implementation and Integration

A successful SaaS ERP implementation requires careful planning and a strategic approach. Organizations must choose between two main deployment strategies:

  1. Phased Rollout: Gradual, staged implementation that reduces risks and allows for learning and refinement between phases.
  2. Big Bang” Approach: Immediate, comprehensive transition offering faster deployment but with higher risk.

Seamless integration with existing systems is equally important. This involves developing a detailed integration plan that maps out data flows and identifies integration points. Leveraging vendor-provided tools like pre-built connectors, APIs, and customizable solutions can streamline the integration process.

To maximize the chances of success, organizations should adhere to several best practices:

  • Set clear goals and objectives
  • Involve key stakeholders and end-users
  • Conduct thorough data cleaning and migration
  • Provide comprehensive training and support
  • Monitor progress regularly

By considering deployment strategies, planning for integration, and following best practices, organizations can navigate the complexities of implementing and integrating a SaaS ERP system. With the right approach, businesses can achieve a smooth transition, seamlessly integrating with existing infrastructure and maximizing benefits while minimizing disruption.

Our ERP implementation checklist is also a handy resource for this process.

Ensuring Security and Compliance in SaaS ERP

Security and compliance are paramount in SaaS ERP systems to protect sensitive data and adhere to regulations. Key aspects include:

Data Security in the Cloud

  • Encryption at rest and in transit
  • Advanced techniques like end-to-end encryption
  • User authentication, often with multi-factor processes
  • Role-based access controls (RBAC) for managing data access
  • Regular security audits and proactive threat detection

Compliance with Regulations

  • Adherence to regulations like GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI DSS
  • Regular internal audits and third-party certifications
  • Transparency in compliance reporting
  • Maintaining detailed logs of data access and system changes

SaaS ERP providers prioritize data security through encryption, authentication, access controls, and threat detection. They ensure compliance with relevant regulations through audits, certifications, and transparent reporting. The system’s data management capabilities facilitate maintaining detailed logs for forensic analysis if needed.

Customization and Upgrades

SaaS ERP systems offer a range of customization options and the convenience of efficiently handling updates and upgrades, aligning with specific business needs and technological advancements.

Customization Options for Specific Needs

SaaS ERP systems provide robust customization options to address different businesses’ unique processes and workflows. Customers can often tailor applications through configuration settings or use APIs and SDKs to create deeper customizations. Here’s a brief overview of customization capabilities:

  • User Interface (UI) Personalization: To streamline operations, users can adjust layouts, fields, and functions.
  • Modular Add-ons: Businesses can enhance functionality by adding modules specific to their industry.
  • Integration with Other Systems: APIs allow for seamless data exchange between the ERP system and other software.

Managing Updates and Upgrades

Updates and upgrades are critical to maintaining the ERP system’s effectiveness and security. SaaS providers manage these processes to ensure systems stay current without substantial downtime.

  • Automatic Upgrades: SaaS ERP solutions often include automatic updates, freeing customers from manual installations.
  • Update Notifications: Providers typically inform customers about upcoming updates, detailing the changes and potential impacts.
  • Customer Support: If issues arise during updates, prompt customer support is available.

Choosing the Right SaaS ERP Vendor Made Easy

Selecting the perfect SaaS ERP vendor is crucial for seamless integration and long-term success. To make an informed decision, consider the following:

Side-by-Side Comparison Tool: Use our comprehensive side-by-side comparison of top SaaS ERP systems to evaluate the best options available to you.

Evaluate Vendor Offerings Assess ERP vendors based on the following:

  1. Functionality that aligns with your business processes
  2. Customization options to tailor the system to your needs
  3. Scalability to accommodate future growth
  4. Robust security measures to protect sensitive data

Vendor Support and Customer Service Look for vendors offering:

  1. Accessible support during critical business hours
  2. Comprehensive training resources and user communities
  3. Timely issue resolution backed by clear SLAs

Request Free Demos and Custom Price Quotes Take advantage of free demos and custom price quotes for all the SaaS ERP systems listed here in our comparison. Experience the solutions firsthand and understand the investment required.

Need Help? Try Our Selection Help Service If you need extra guidance, our Selection Help Service provides expert recommendations based on your unique requirements and goals.

By leveraging these resources and considering key factors, you’ll be well-equipped to choose the ideal SaaS ERP vendor for your organization’s success.

Frequently Asked Questions

This section addresses common inquiries regarding SaaS-based ERP systems, highlighting their benefits, differences from traditional systems, and considerations for implementation.

What are the primary benefits of implementing a SaaS-based ERP system?

SaaS-based ERP systems offer cost savings due to lower upfront expenses, as there’s no need for substantial hardware investments. They ensure streamlined updates and maintenance since the service provider manages these aspects.

How do cloud ERP solutions differ from traditional on-premises ERP systems?

Cloud ERP solutions are hosted on the provider’s servers and accessed online. This eliminates the need for businesses to maintain their own IT infrastructure. In contrast, traditional on-premises systems require significant internal hardware and ongoing maintenance.

What should businesses consider when transitioning from an on-premises to a SaaS ERP model?

Businesses should evaluate their current processes, data migration needs, and employee training requirements. They must also consider the integration capabilities with existing systems and the security measures of the SaaS provider.

Which key supply chain management processes can be optimized using SaaS ERP software?

Inventory management, procurement, and order fulfillment are key supply chain processes that can be optimized with SaaS ERP software. These systems provide real-time visibility and analytics to improve decision-making and efficiency.

In what ways does SaaS ERP provide scalability and flexibility benefits to growing companies?

SaaS ERP systems offer scalability to support business growth. This allows companies to easily add users, functionality, and additional services. They also provide flexibility with a subscription-based model, which can be adjusted as business needs change.