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
  • AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Barcoding
  • Cloud Based (SaaS)
  • EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)
  • Hybrid ( Cloud/Premise)
  • IBM DB2 Compatible
  • IoT (Direct Machine Integration)
  • KPIs (Knowledge Performance Indicators)
  • Lot Tracing
  • Mobile ERP
  • MS Azure Compatible
  • MS SQL Server
  • Multi-Tenant Architecture
  • NET Platform
  • On Premise
  • Progress Compatible
  • QuickBooks Compatible
  • Salesforce Compatible
  • SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)

ERP Software Comparison For Distribution Industry

Below is a comprehensive, independent comparison of the top-rated ERP software systems for the Distribution industry. Distributors 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.

Wholesale and distribution businesses are integral parts of the global supply chain, and many of these businesses use distribution ERP software to streamline, automate and optimize their key operational functions. Creating a unified platform for critical processes and data, distribution ERP software gives distributors the tools to grow a thriving and sustainable business.

Distribution ERP software includes features designed specifically for distributors’ needs. These features often include kitting and assembly functions, inventory tracking and management, warehousing and logistics, and much more. Modern distribution software suites are also often created using cloud-based ERP architecture and mobile-friendly design that facilitates mobile device integration and lowers deployment costs.

16 ERP Systems Found

Epicor logo Epicor Prophet 21
Netsuite logo NetSuite ERP
Infor solutions logo Infor Distribution SX.e
Bizowie logo Bizowie Cloud ERP
Cetec erp logo Cetec ERP
Datacor logo Datacor ERP
Deacom logo DEACOM ERP
Aptean logo Distribution ERP
Tgi logo Enterprise 21 ERP
Epicor logo Epicor Eclipse
Ddi system logo Inform Software
Microsoft dynamics logo Microsoft Dynamics GP
Vai logo S2K Enterprise
Sage Software Logo Sage 300 Cloud
Sap logo SAP Business One
Syspro logo SYSPRO

Price Range

$10K - $500K

Price Range

$10K - $100K

Price Range

$15K - $500K

Price Range

$12K - $180K

Price Range

$3K - $40,000K

Price Range

$30K - $1,000K

Price Range

$400K - $2,000K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$30K - $75K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$25K - $500K

Price Range

$25K - $100K

Price Range

$25K - $250K

Price Range

$5K - $50K

Price Range

$50K - $500K

Price Range

$25K - $500K

Cost Per User

$200/mo

Cost Per User

$125/mo

Cost Per User

$150/mo

Cost Per User

$200/mo

Cost Per User

$40/mo

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$5,000/mo

Cost Per User

$5/mo

Cost Per User

$500/mo

Cost Per User

$1,000/mo

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

$69/mo

Cost Per User

$5,000/mo

Cost Per User

$200/mo

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
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

No 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

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

95%

Retention Rate

96%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

100%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

92%

Retention Rate

65%

Retention Rate

98%

Version

2020.2

Version

Release 2021.1

Version

12.x

Version

Always Up-To-Date (Cloud Service)

Version

Always Current

Version

2021

Version

15.03

Version

8.2

Version

8.1

Version

9.0.5

Version

20.0.63

Version

18.3 2021

Version

6.2

Version

Continuous Deployment

Version

-

Version

8.0

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease to Own

Financing Options

-

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

-

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Finance, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

User Range

1 — 1000

User Range

10 — unlimited

User Range

10 — 1000

User Range

5 — 250

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 1000

User Range

10 — 2000

User Range

10 — 250+

User Range

5 — 1000

User Range

1 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 200

User Range

25 — 500

User Range

15 — Unlimited

User Range

1 — 1000

User Range

25 — 1000

User Range

10 — 1000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$15,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$1,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$2,400

Minimum Fee to Implement

$15,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$40,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$50,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$25,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$50,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$25,000

Awards

-

Awards

4

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

100

Installs

1800+

Installs

24,000+

Installs

800+

Installs

-

Installs

250+

Installs

>1000

Installs

200+

Installs

-

Installs

500+

Installs

700+

Installs

550+

Installs

40000+

Installs

1000+

Installs

40,000+

Installs

28,000+

Installs

15,000+

Architecture

SOA, SaaS

Architecture

-

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

SaaS

Architecture

SOA, .NET

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

-

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

-

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

.NET, Hosted Cloud, SaaS

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SOA, SaaS

Architecture

SOA

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

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

  • 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

One-size-fits-all software can be a drag on business. Epicor Prophet 21 software is an ERP solution that is made for distributors, by distributors. Prophet 21 is built to help distributors scale and grow without compromise. Cloud-based, web-based, configurable, and extensible – Prophet 21 is the premier end-to-end solution built for distribution.

Features like the DynaChange extensibility suite and RESTful API allow you to link existing applications and tailor the Prophet 21 solution to best fit your business needs.

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 system is designed specifically for Distribution Enterprises

Unique Features

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

“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

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

Unique Features

Unique Features

VAI lowers the total cost of ownership with our unlimited-user license option, which can save customers hundreds of thousands of dollars. It allows organizations to expand locations, add users, deploy multiple sessions, and add RF or Mobile users without paying additional software licensing fees.

With VAI, organizations will be assigned an experienced, high-level, domestic support team and direct support from the author, all based within the United States.


Unique Features

Unique Features

Unique Features

SYSPRO is a global, independent provider of industry-built ERP software designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors. Focused on delivering optimized performance and complete business visibility, the SYSPRO solution is highly scalable, and can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or accessed via a mobile device. SYSPRO’s strengths lie in a simplified approach to technology, expertise in a range of industries, and a commitment to future-proofing customer and partner success.

Limitations

Strictly for Distribution, not suitable for Manufacturing businesses.

Limitations

Limitations

Not suitable for manufacturing.

Limitations

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

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

Limitations

Limitations

Limited to Distribution Enterprises, not suitable for complex manufacturing.

Limitations

Limitations

Limitations

Limitations

Limitations

Companies doing business under 10 million or under 10 employees.

Limitations

Limitations

Limitations

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