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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 ERP Systems for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Industry

Our team has conducted in-depth research to identify the best ERP systems tailored to the unique needs of consumer packaged goods companies. We offer a clear and detailed side-by-side comparison for choosing the best ERP system. This makes it easy to find an ERP solution with features specifically beneficial for the CPG industry. Plus, you can quickly request demos and price quotes from various vendors with a single click.

Using our insights, we have also crafted a guide that provides straightforward advice on selecting and implementing the most effective ERP solutions for your business. Check out our selection guide for insider knowledge and buying advice. Read our selection guide.

16 ERP Systems Found

Batchmaster logo

BatchMaster Manufacturing

Epicor logo

Epicor Kinetic

Eci software logo

Deacom ERP

Acumatica logo

Acumatica Cloud ERP

Cetec erp logo

Cetec ERP

Tgi logo

Enterprise 21 ERP

Delmiaworks logo

Enterprise IQ

Global shop solutions logo

Global Shop Solutions

Ifs logo

IFS Cloud

Netsuite logo

NetSuite ERP

Oracle logo

Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP

Sage Software Logo

Sage X3 ERP

Sap logo

SAP S/4HANA

Syspro logo

SYSPRO

Price Range

$85K - $150K

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$4K - $500K

Price Range

$50K - $3,000K

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$7.50K - $150K

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$3K - $40,000K

Price Range

$30K - $75K

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$25K - $300K

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N/A

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N/A

Price Range

$70K - $1,000K

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N/A

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$10K - $100K

Price Range

$25,000K - $500,000K

Price Range

$25K - $250K

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N/A

Price Range

$25K - $500K

Cost Per User

$60/mo

Cost Per User

$125/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$40/mo

Cost Per User

$5,000/mo

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$200/mo

Cost Per User

$175/mo

Cost Per User

$125/mo

Cost Per User

$500/mo

Cost Per User

$75/mo

Cost Per User

$200/mo

Cost Per User

$150/mo

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
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
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

97%

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N/A

Retention Rate

78%

Retention Rate

95%

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N/A

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N/A

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N/A

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N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

91%

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N/A

Retention Rate

85%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

78%

Retention Rate

95%

Version

8.7

Version

Always Current

Version

17

Version

2024 R1

Version

Always Current

Version

8.1

Version

Always Current

Version

2020.1

Version

IFS Cloud

Version

M3 13.4

Version

2021

Version

Release 2024.1

Version

2023

Version

V12

Version

Cloud 2021

Version

8.0

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease to Own

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease

Financing Options

Finance, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Finance, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

User Range

5 — 150

User Range

10 — Unlimited

User Range

10 — 2000

User Range

5 — Unlimited

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5 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 1000

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 500

User Range

100 — and up

User Range

20 — 1000+

User Range

10 — Unlimited

User Range

10 — unlimited

User Range

25 — unlimited

User Range

10 — 1000

User Range

15 — Unlimited

User Range

10 — 1000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$45,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$50,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$2,400

Minimum Fee to Implement

$40,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$20,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$20,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$35,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$200,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$100,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$75,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$25,000

Awards

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Awards

47

Awards

11

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Awards

4

Awards

4

Awards

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Awards

100

Installs

2000+

Installs

4500+

Installs

200+

Installs

10000+

Installs

250+

Installs

500+

Installs

1200+

Installs

3000+

Installs

3,300+

Installs

1,100+

Installs

2000+

Installs

37,000+

Installs

1000+

Installs

7000

Installs

10,000+

Installs

15,000+

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

SOA, .NET, Native Cloud

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

.NET, SaaS, Native Cloud

Architecture

SaaS

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SOA, .NET

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SOA, Multi-tenant

Architecture

SOA, .NET, Native Cloud

Architecture

-

Architecture

Hosted Cloud

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

SOA, Native Cloud

Architecture

SOA

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • No 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
  • 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)
  • 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)

Unique Features

Dynamic formulation, workflows, snapshot planning & scheduling vs advanced MRP & MPS, optimized batch job creation & dependent job linkages, QA continuous improvement, auto UOM conversions, mobile task execution, graphical lot traceability & recall

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

As a comprehensive ERP platform with the industry’s largest functional foundation, Deacom ERP provides a rich set of capabilities designed specifically for growing process manufacturing and distribution businesses around the world. All functionality specific to these industries is developed and supported in-house and written into the core platform.

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

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

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

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

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

Unique Features

Unique Features

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

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

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.

Unique Features

Unique Features

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.

Limitations

Business Manufacturing application runs with QuickBooks, Sage 100/300, Microsoft Dynamics GP and SAP Business One financials. BatchMaster Manufacturing is uniquely architected for use by formula-based, process manufacturers in the food, chemical, nutraceutical, life sciences, pharmaceutical, and hemp related industries.

Limitations

Limitations

Limitations

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


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

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

Limitations

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

Limitations

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

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Limitations

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Limitations

Not for smaller companies with under $150 Million in Revenue

Limitations

Not suitable for companies smaller than 10 million in revenue.

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Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) ERP Selection Guide

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In this ERP selection guide we cover

Top cpg erp

This guide aims to help Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies evaluate ERP solutions suited to the industry’s unique needs.

We’ll provide an overview of the CPG landscape, highlight common pain points that ERP can help solve, outline key ERP features for CPGs, compare top systems, and address frequently asked questions.

We aim to equip you with the knowledge to select the right ERP to enable growth and improve customer satisfaction.

Consumer Packaged Goods Industry Overview

CPG is a $2 trillion industry in the U.S., comprising manufacturers and distributors of consumer products from food and beverages to personal care and household items.

CPGs differentiate through branding, innovation, and efficient go-to-market processes. Most are asset-light, focusing on sales, marketing, and distribution rather than manufacturing.

Improve Supply Chain Resiliency with an Industry-Specific ERP Solution

A vital feature of the CPG sector is its rapid evolution, propelled by changing consumer preferences, technological advancements, and an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Companies operating in this space must constantly innovate and adapt, ensuring that they can swiftly respond to new trends and maintain a robust and autonomous supply chain.

The Role of ERP Systems in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

In the CPG industry, where product life cycles are short, and consumer trends shift swiftly, an ERP solution must do more than integrate business processes — it must aid innovation, forecast trends, manage intricate supply networks, adapt to the evolving regulatory landscape, and much more.

The right ERP solution should provide CPG businesses with strategic assets that drive growth and adaptability.

Consumer Packaged Goods ERP Advantages

  1. Enhanced Efficiency: ERP systems reduce manual efforts and errors by automating and streamlining operations, increasing operational efficiency.
  2. Cost Reduction: ERP software helps identify and reduce unnecessary costs, particularly in supply chains and inventory control.
  3. Agility and Responsiveness: In the rapidly changing CPG market, ERP systems provide the agility to quickly respond to market trends, consumer behaviors, and disruptions to supply chains.
  4. Scalability: As CPG companies grow, ERP systems can scale accordingly, supporting new processes, additional product lines, and expanded operations without entirely new systems.
  5. Data-Driven Decision Making: With comprehensive data analysis capabilities, ERP systems empower CPG companies to make informed decisions that align with business objectives and market demands.

CPG Manufacturing Challenges & ERP Solutions

The CPG industry faces unique challenges that significantly impact business operations and profitability.

Knowing the challenges, and there are many in CPG, is important for choosing an ERP system that solves problems and improves operations.

Key Pain Points in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

  1. Rapid Market Changes: The CPG industry is highly susceptible to shifting consumer trends and preferences, necessitating quick adaptation in product development and marketing strategies.
  2. Complex Supply Chains: Managing extensive and often global supply chains is a daunting task involving logistics, supplier management, and inventory control.
  3. Regulatory Compliance: CPG companies must navigate complex regulations, particularly in labeling and environmental standards.
  4. Demand Forecasting and Inventory Management: Accurately predicting consumer demand and managing inventory levels to avoid overproduction or stockouts is an ongoing challenge.
  5. Intense Competition: The CPG market is fiercely competitive, with companies continually vying for consumer attention and market share.

How ERP Addresses Them

  1. Agile Response to Market Changes: ERP systems offer CPG manufacturers the tools for rapid response to market trends, with features like advanced analytics and flexible product management.
  2. Streamlined SCM: ERP solutions provide CPG manufacturers with comprehensive tools for supply chain optimization, including logistics coordination, supplier collaboration, and real-time inventory tracking.
  3. Regulatory Compliance Management: ERP systems help ensure compliance through automated tracking and reporting features, adapting to regional and product-specific regulations.
  4. Advanced Demand Forecasting: ERP software leverages data analytics to accurately forecast demand, helping in effective inventory management and reducing waste.
  5. Competitive Edge Through Efficiency: ERP systems enable CPG manufacturers to stay competitive and agile in a crowded marketplace by enhancing operational efficiency and providing deep market insights.

ERP systems are pivotal in addressing the specific challenges of the CPG industry while driving businesses toward greater success and market adaptability.

Top ERP Systems for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

Based on our experience and knowledge of ERP requirements in the CPG sector, we have selected the top ERP systems that meet the unique needs of CPG manufacturers.

These top ERP systems have proven effective in meeting the specific needs of CPG businesses, with a focus on manufacturing capabilities.

BatchMaster Manufacturing

BatchMaster ERP software is an excellent choice for food manufacturers who are working to expand and grow their operations. Through BatchMaster’s embedded functionality, a food manufacturer can easily add powerful functions such as batch production, costing and inventory management to the software they already use. Their process manufacturing solutions are built for smooth and simple integration with SAP Business One, QuickBooks and other popular enterprise software.

Deployments
Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise
Cost Per User $60/mo
Price Range $85K - $150K
Retention Rate
N/A

Deacom ERP

Deacom ERP is a unified ERP platform by ECI Software Solutions for manufacturers and distributors. It integrates features like inventory management, CRM, and eCommerce within one system. Designed for process manufacturers, it ensures regulatory compliance and adapts to changing market demands.

Deployments
Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise
Cost Per User N/A
Price Range $50K - $3,000K
Retention Rate
N/A

SYSPRO

SYSPRO ERP is a flexible enterprise solution with 40 years of industry-tailored development. It emphasizes user customization, offers cloud and on-premise deployment, and integrates advanced analytics for real-time decision-making, connecting seamlessly with AI and IoT.

Deployments
Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise
Cost Per User $150/mo
Price Range $25K - $500K
Retention Rate
95%

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%

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%

In choosing the right ERP software system, CPG manufacturers should consider its features and alignment with their specific business processes, long-term goals, and scalability needs.

Cloud ERP for Consumer Packaged Goods Companies

Cloud ERP solutions are becoming increasingly vital for the CPG industry. These cloud-based systems offer unparalleled flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness, essential for a sector that demands rapid adaptation to market changes and operational agility.

Cloud ERP enables CPG companies to access their systems and data in real time from any location, fostering enhanced collaboration and faster decision-making. This accessibility is crucial for managing the intricate and globally dispersed supply chains typical in the CPG industry.

Benefits of Cloud ERP for the CPG Industry

  1. Scalability and Flexibility: Cloud ERP solutions quickly scale up or down based on business needs, accommodating the fluctuating demands of the CPG market without significant upfront investments.
  2. Real-Time Data and Analytics: Cloud ERP systems provide real-time insights into every aspect of the CPG business, from supply chain operations to consumer trends, enabling CPG companies to make data-driven decisions confidently.
  3. Cost Efficiency: With cloud ERP, CPG companies can reduce costs related to hardware, maintenance, and upgrades, as the cloud service provider typically manages these.
  4. Enhanced Collaboration: Cloud ERP fosters collaboration across departments and geographic locations, which is crucial for CPG companies with distributed operations and teams.
  5. Improved Compliance and Security: Regular updates and stringent security protocols in cloud ERP systems help ensure compliance with industry regulations and protect sensitive data.

For a comprehensive view of Cloud ERP solutions for CPG, refer to our detailed ERP comparison table, which filters for cloud-based systems tailored to the industry.

ERP Features & Requirements for the Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturers

An ERP system with the right features and capabilities is critical in the CPG industry. Below is a breakdown of the essential requirements and features that an ERP system should offer to meet the industry’s unique challenges.

Essential ERP Features and Requirements

For CPG companies, specific ERP modules stand out as particularly beneficial due to the unique challenges and dynamics of the industry. The top five most helpful ERP modules are:

  1. Supply Chain Management (SCM): Given the complexity of the CPG industry’s supply chains, SCM modules are crucial. They help manage logistics, inventory, supplier relationships, and procurement processes efficiently, ensuring timely product delivery and minimizing disruptions.
  2. Demand Planning and Forecasting: This module is essential for predicting market trends and consumer demand. It enables CPG companies to optimize production schedules, manage inventory levels effectively, and reduce waste, ensuring they meet consumer demands without overproducing.
  3. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM): In the CPG industry, where product innovation and time-to-market are critical, PLM modules support the entire product development process. This includes managing the stages from concept to design, testing, and introduction to the market, which is vital for staying competitive.
  4. Customer Relationship Management (CRM): CRM modules are essential in understanding and responding to consumer preferences, an important aspect in the consumer-driven CPG industry. They aid in managing customer data, marketing campaigns, and enhancing customer service and engagement.
  5. Real-Time Analytics and Reporting: Given the CPG industry’s fast-paced nature, real-time analytics and reporting modules are invaluable. They provide actionable insights into various aspects of the business, such as sales performance, operational efficiency, and financial health, enabling quick and informed decision-making.

Integration with Other Software

An ideal ERP solution for the CPG industry should seamlessly integrate with other critical software, enhancing its functionality and efficiency, such as

  • Customer Data Platforms (CDP): For a unified view of customer data across multiple channels.
  • E‑commerce Platforms: To synchronize online sales data with inventory and order management.
  • Business Intelligence Tools: For advanced data analysis and visualization.

When evaluating ERP systems for the CPG industry, features like customization potential, ease of use, and the ability to integrate with existing technology infrastructure are important. Finding a system that not only meets the current needs but also adapts to future business growth and market shifts is ideal.

Cost of ERP for Consumer Packaged Goods Businesses

Implementing an ERP solution in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry involves understanding and managing various cost factors. This section aims to provide a clear perspective on the financial considerations of ERP implementation to help CPG businesses make informed budgetary decisions.

Key Cost Factors

  1. Software Licensing/Subscription Fees: Depending on the ERP vendor, these can be one-time licensing fees (for on-premise solutions) or recurring subscription fees (for cloud-based solutions).
  2. Implementation and Customization Costs: These include expenses related to system setup, customization to fit specific CPG industry needs, and integration with existing systems.
  3. Training and Support Costs: Adequate training for staff and ongoing technical support are essential for successful ERP deployment and incur additional costs.
  4. Maintenance and Upgrade Expenses: Regular system maintenance and periodic upgrades are crucial for keeping the ERP software system up-to-date and fully functional.
  5. Infrastructure and Operational Costs: For on-premise ERP systems, significant investments might be needed in IT infrastructure, while cloud-based ERPs might have different operational cost implications.

Additional CPG Industry-Specific Considerations

  • Costs associated with scalability to handle peak demand periods
  • compliance management features
  • advanced analytics capabilities for real-time market insights

While the initial cost of an ERP solution can be substantial, the long-term ROI in terms of increased efficiency, reduced operational costs, and improved decision-making can be significant.

For a more detailed understanding of ERP pricing, I recommend reading our in-depth guide to ERP pricing.

Consumer Packaged Goods ERP Case Studies

Exploring real-life examples of ERP implementations in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry offers invaluable insights into these systems’ practical benefits and challenges. Below, we showcase a selection of case studies highlighting how different CPG companies have leveraged ERP solutions to improve operations.

WD-40 Case Study: WD-40 implemented Epicor Kinetic ERP and Epicor Data Analytics to unify its data analytics, streamline operations, and support its 2025 global growth targets. This integration enhanced their ability to efficiently analyze key metrics and drive business growth without substantially increasing headcount.

iQ Fuel Case Study: iQ Fuel, a Swedish sports drink startup, rapidly grew its market presence using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP and Dynamics 365 Sales Professional CRM. This integration streamlined their business processes and decision-making, resulting in a 20% increase in sales meetings, 15% more orders, and a 10% boost in sales. The efficient system also enhanced their professional image and made them more attractive to top sales talent.

BioZone Case Study: BioZone Laboratories enhanced its inventory management and product development efficiency with BatchMaster ERP, leading to doubled facilities, staff, and sales. The system reduced formulation turnaround time and achieved over 99% delivery accuracy, playing a key role in BioZone’s market success and growth.

These case studies narrate success stories and offer critical learnings and best practices for CPG companies considering ERP implementation.

For a more in-depth exploration of these case studies, we invite you to visit our website, where you’ll find detailed accounts of how various CPG companies transformed their operations and gained a competitive edge through strategic ERP implementations.

How do ERP systems handle the fast-paced product turnover in the CPG industry?

ERP systems in the CPG industry are designed to support rapid product development and turnover through efficient product lifecycle management, streamlined production processes, and agile supply chain management.

Can ERP systems help in demand forecasting for seasonal CPG products?

Yes, ERP systems come equipped with advanced analytics and forecasting tools that analyze past sales data and market trends to predict demand for seasonal products, aiding in better inventory and production planning.

How does an ERP solution improve customer engagement for CPG companies?

ERP solutions help CPG companies gather and analyze customer data through integrated CRM functionalities, enabling personalized marketing, improved customer service, and targeted product offerings.

In what ways can ERP systems assist CPG companies in managing environmental and sustainability standards?

ERP systems support the sustainability efforts of global operations by monitoring and reporting environmental impacts, managing waste reduction processes, and ensuring compliance with eco-friendly standards and practices.

How do ERP systems help CPG companies handle product recalls?

ERP systems provide traceability features that allow CPG companies to efficiently track and manage product recalls, from identifying affected batches to managing customer communications and return processes.

Can ERP systems integrate with e‑commerce platforms for CPG businesses?

Modern ERP systems can seamlessly integrate with various e‑commerce platforms, synchronizing online sales data, inventory, and customer information for a unified operation.

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