Your "Best Fit" Software Comparison

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Apparel and Textiles
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Construction Materials
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Distribution
  • Energy
  • Food and Beverage
  • Hightech / Semiconductors
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Lumber Paper Wood
  • Medical Devices
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Mining
  • Other
  • Petroleum and Coal
  • Pharmaceuticals Biotech
  • Plastics and Rubber
  • Professional Services
  • Ship Building
  • Transportation
  • 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
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  • Barcoding
  • Cloud Based (SaaS)
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  • Lot Tracing
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  • On Premise
  • Progress Compatible
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  • SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)

Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Construction and Building Materials Industry

Below is a comprehensive, independent comparison of the Top Rated Manufacturing ERP software systems for the Construction and Building Materials industries. Building Materials manufacturers can use the matrix below to compare ERP to determine which systems best fit their business. Use the Free Demos tool or Best Pricing tool to receive a free demo or ERP software quote directly from the vendor.

The construction and building materials industries give the world what it needs to build homes, schools, and businesses. It’s both a critically important and highly competitive industry. Lumber and building materials software (a type of manufacturing ERP software) is one of the leading solutions for the industry’s challenges. These software suites can provide an all-in-one platform for a business’s most important data operational functions.

Today’s advanced building materials software suites consolidate critical functions like process planning, supply chain management, lumber software systems, and much more. In addition, many options for cloud-based ERP systems are now available that can help lower deployment costs and provide a more flexible and mobile device-friendly ERP implementation.

9 ERP Systems Found

Netsuite logo NetSuite ERP
Infor solutions logo Infor VISUAL
Shoptech logo E2 Manufacturing
Cetec erp logo Cetec ERP
Shoptech logo E2 Shop System
Epicor logo Epicor for Building Supply
Genius erp logo Genius ERP
Sage Software Logo Sage X3 ERP

Price Range

$10K - $100K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$3K - $40,000K

Price Range

$10K - $100K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$3K - $50K

Price Range

$25K - $250K

Cost Per User

$125/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$40/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$500/mo

Cost Per User

$75/mo

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

No Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

No 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

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

95%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Version

Release 2021.1

Version

6.5.4

Version

8

Version

2021R2

Version

Always Current

Version

always current

Version

-

Version

11.0

Version

V12

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

-

Financing Options

-

Financing Options

-

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

-

Financing Options

-

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Finance, Subscription

User Range

10 — unlimited

User Range

1 — Unlimited

User Range

1 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 500

User Range

5 — unlimited

User Range

1 — 250

User Range

10 — 1000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$2,400

Minimum Fee to Implement

$40,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$100,000

Awards

4

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

11

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Installs

24,000+

Installs

4000 +

Installs

-

Installs

8000+

Installs

250+

Installs

9000+

Installs

-

Installs

300

Installs

7000

Architecture

-

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

SaaS

Architecture

SOA, .NET

Architecture

-

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

.NET

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
  • No Icon Financial Management
  • No Icon Production Management
  • No 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

  • No Icon Multi-Site
  • No Icon Multi-National
  • No Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • No 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)
  • 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)
  • No Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • No Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • No Icon Financial Management
  • No Icon Production Management
  • No 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)
  • No 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

Unique Features

Unique Features

Acumatica Manufacturing Edition provides unparalleled manufacturing depth with an extensive suite of connected manufacturing business applications for production, estimating, engineering, material planning, scheduling, and product configuration.

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.

Product Breadth

Acumatica provides unmatched product breadth with out-of-the-box financials, distribution, manufacturing, CRM, document management, workflows, commerce, field service, project accounting, and BI (Microsoft Power BI).

Acumatica Manufacturing Edition is designed for make-to-stock, make-to-order, batch process, and project-centric manufacturers. Acumatica provides unparalleled manufacturing depth with an extensive suite of connected manufacturing business applications for production, estimating, engineering, material planning, scheduling, and product configuration.

Manufacturing Differentiators

Acumatica Manufacturing provides a unique combination of manufacturing features, including:

  • Product Configurator
  • Disassembly
  • Outside Processing
  • Manufacturing Data Capture
  • Support for discrete and batch process orders

Future-Proof Platform

Acumatica is built on a pure cloud platform with AI/ML framework, embedded BI, and analytics (Microsoft Power BI), and open APIs for connectivity to leading business and industry technologies.

Web and Mobile Framework

Acumatica’s industry-leading mobile apps and browser interface provide distinctive and unmatched mobility on any device, anywhere, with no functional limitations

Intuitive User Interface

Acumatica Manufacturing Edition provides a rare combination of functionality and simplicity. The intuitive user interface is easy to learn, increasing user adoption with limited training.

Real-Time Information

Acumatica Manufacturing Edition provides unmatched customer access to real-time information from the customer portal. Customers can see any information you choose to expose to them, including estimates, quotes, sales orders, shipments, inventory, and more.

Automated Communications

Unmatched customer communications capabilities improve the customer experience. Acumatica Business Events can be used to automate notifications to customers for any information in the database including document transmittal, status changes for production orders and shipments, and more.

Acumatica is an ethical ERP leader focused solely on customer business applications. The Acumatica Bill of Rights provides unique peace of mind for companies by ensuring ownership and access to their data, comprehensible license agreements, sustainable pricing, and implementations with no hidden fees.

Acumatica is the only ERP vendor offering free online training via Acumatica Open University.

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

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.

Epicor solutions are distinguished by

  • Deployment your way: Get the speed, security, and reliability of cloud or on-premises deployment.
  • Web-enablement: You and your customers can conduct business anytime, anywhere through intuitive web apps.
  • Configurability: Customize fields, personalize views, and enact your own business logic.
  • Extensibility: Integrate with business applications, partners, and customers through APIs.

Unique Features

Unique Features

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.

Limitations

Limitations

Limitations

Limitations

Acumatica Manufacturing focuses on a singular ERP platform for growing midmarket manufacturers.

Limitations

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

Limitations

Limitations

Limitations

Limitations

Not suitable for companies smaller than 10 million in revenue.

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