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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 Electronics and High-Tech Industries

Below is a comprehensive, independent comparison of the Top Rated Manufacturing ERP software systems for the Electronics industries. High-Tech and Electronics manufacturers can use the matrix below to compare ERP systems to determine which products best fit their business. Use the Free Demos or Best Pricing buttons to get a free demo or ERP software quote directly from the vendor. Read our selection guide.

18 ERP Systems Found

Epicor logo

Epicor Kinetic

Global shop solutions logo

Global Shop Solutions

Eci software logo

JobBOSS²

Netsuite logo

NetSuite ERP

Delmiaworks logo

Enterprise IQ

Acumatica logo

Acumatica Cloud ERP

Cetec erp logo

Cetec ERP

Eci software logo

ECi M1

Expandable software logo

Expandable ERP

Ifs logo

IFS Cloud

Microsoft dynamics logo

Microsoft Dynamics AX

Oracle logo

Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP

Sage Software Logo

Sage X3 ERP

Sap logo

SAP S/4HANA

Syspro logo

SYSPRO

Price Range

$4K - $500K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$5K - $10K

Price Range

$10K - $100K

Price Range

$25K - $500K

Price Range

$25K - $300K

Price Range

$7.50K - $150K

Price Range

$3K - $40,000K

Price Range

$40K - $250K

Price Range

$15K - $300K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$70K - $1,000K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$20K - $750K

Price Range

$25,000K - $500,000K

Price Range

$25K - $250K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$25K - $500K

Cost Per User

$125/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$175/mo

Cost Per User

$125/mo

Cost Per User

$150/mo

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$40/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$200/mo

Cost Per User

$175/mo

Cost Per User

$4,000/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
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
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
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

97%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

78%

Retention Rate

95%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

94%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

91%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

85%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

78%

Retention Rate

95%

Version

Always Current

Version

2020.1

Version

-

Version

Release 2024.1

Version

10.x

Version

Always Current

Version

2024 R1

Version

Always Current

Version

8.0

Version

9.5

Version

IFS Cloud

Version

Infor ERP Feature Pack 6

Version

2021

Version

AX 2020

Version

2023

Version

V12

Version

Cloud 2021

Version

8.0

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Finance, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Finance, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Finance, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

User Range

10 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 500

User Range

1 — 50

User Range

10 — unlimited

User Range

5 — 1000

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

1 — 500

User Range

1 — 300

User Range

100 — and up

User Range

20 — 2,500

User Range

10 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 2250

User Range

25 — unlimited

User Range

10 — 1000

User Range

15 — Unlimited

User Range

10 — 1000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$50,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$20,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$2,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$20,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$2,400

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

$35,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$50,000

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

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

4

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

11

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

4

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

100

Installs

4500+

Installs

3000+

Installs

4700

Installs

37,000+

Installs

2500+

Installs

1200+

Installs

10000+

Installs

250+

Installs

700+

Installs

250+

Installs

3,300+

Installs

2800+

Installs

2000+

Installs

9,300+

Installs

1000+

Installs

7000

Installs

10,000+

Installs

15,000+

Architecture

SOA, .NET, Native Cloud

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

Hosted Cloud

Architecture

-

Architecture

SOA, .NET, SaaS

Architecture

SOA, .NET

Architecture

.NET, SaaS, Native Cloud

Architecture

SaaS

Architecture

-

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SOA, Multi-tenant

Architecture

SOA, .NET, Native Cloud

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

Hosted Cloud

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

SOA, Native Cloud

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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. True Scalability
  2. 2. Efficient Implementation
  3. Three deployment options

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

Unique Features

Unique Features

Designed for mid-size and large manufacturers

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

Limitations

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

Limitations

Limitations

Limitations

Limitations

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

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

Expandable ERP is designed for made-to-stock manufacturers who build to a bill of materials.

Not ideal+ for engineer-to-order environments or custom job shops.

Industries in which we generally do not provide a good fit include apparel, agriculture, construction, lumber, metal fabrication, oil and gas, and non-manufacturers.

Limitations

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

Limitations

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.


Limitations

Limitations

Not appropriate for small companies

Limitations

Not for smaller companies with under $150 Million in Revenue

Limitations

Not suitable for companies smaller than 10 million in revenue.

Limitations

Limitations

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Electronics and High-Tech ERP Selection Guide

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In this ERP selection guide we cover

Electronics ERP

In this guide, we aim to equip business owners and executives with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complex landscape of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

It focuses on selecting and implementing ERP solutions uniquely suited to the industry’s demands. We aim to provide a roadmap that simplifies the ERP selection process and aligns with your company’s strategic goals, operational needs, and budgetary constraints. 

Electronics & High-Tech Industry Overview

The Electronics and high-tech Industry stands at the forefront of innovation, leading advancements across many sectors, including consumer electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, telecommunications, automotive, aerospace, and more. Despite their diversity, these companies share common challenges, such as managing complex supply chains, ensuring product quality, and keeping pace with rapid technological advancements. 

Companies within this industry range from startups developing cutting-edge technology to multinational corporations leading global markets. The diversity of this sector underscores the necessity for an ERP system that can accommodate a wide range of business models, production processes, and market demands. 

The Role of ERP Software in the Electronics & High-Tech Industry

ERP solutions tailored to the Electronics & High-Tech Industry provide a centralized platform for managing all business aspects, from procurement and manufacturing to sales and customer satisfaction.

Companies in the electronics and high-tech industries are constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible regarding product design, functionality, and performance. ERP software systems must be specialized to handle the unique requirements of electronics and high-tech manufacturing, such as managing bills of materials (BOMs), tracking product revisions, and ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.

The benefits of enterprise resource planning for the electronics manufacturing industry include

  • New Product Introduction (NPI) Processes: By integrating product data management, engineering change management, and project management functionalities, ERP software solutions enable seamless collaboration across teams, reduce time-to-market, and ensure product quality and compliance throughout the electronics manufacturing process. 
  • Regulatory Compliance and Quality Management: Automated compliance processes and quality control mechanisms embedded within ERP software systems reduce the risk of non-compliance penalties and help maintain the highest quality standards across products and processes.
  • Cost Reduction and Efficiency Gains: ERP software systems contribute to significant cost savings for electronics and high-tech companies through process automation, improved inventory management, and operational efficiencies. 
  • Enhanced Supply Chain Visibility: ERP software offers unparalleled visibility into the industry’s complex supply chains, enabling companies to track and manage every aspect in real-time. 
  • Improved Product Lifecycle Management (PLM): An ERP system facilitates effective PLM by integrating development, design, and manufacturing processes. This allows for faster time to market and improved product quality, ensuring that new technologies can be developed and launched competitively.
  • Accelerated Innovation and R&D: Innovation is the lifeblood of the Electronics & High-Tech Industry, with companies constantly investing in research and development (R&D) to create cutting-edge products and technologies. Industry-specific ERP software systems support innovation by providing tools for project management, resource allocation, and budget tracking. 

Electronics and High-Tech Challenges & ERP Solutions

In an industry characterized by rapid innovation and short product lifecycles, speed and efficiency are both advantages and necessities for survival and growth. As companies navigate the complexities of product development, supply chain management, and global market expansions, the challenges become multifaceted and demanding. This section outlines the key pain points within the industry and demonstrates how ERP is instrumental in addressing these challenges.

Key Pain Points in the Electronics & High-Tech Industry

  1. Rapid Technological Advancements: The high-tech industry is fast-paced, requiring companies to constantly innovate, invest in R&D, and adapt quickly to stay competitive.
  2. Complex Supply Chain Management: Electronics and high-tech companies rely on a global network of suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors to produce and deliver their products. Managing this complex supply chain and ensuring timely availability of materials can be challenging.
  3. Stringent Quality and Compliance Requirements: Electronics and high-tech products must meet strict quality, safety, and performance standards and follow industry-specific regulations such as RoHS, REACH, and ISO. These regulations require robust quality management processes and meticulous record-keeping.
  4. Shorter Product Lifecycles: The high-tech industry has short product lifecycles, forcing companies to innovate continuously, launch new products quickly, and manage the end-of-life of older products efficiently.
  5. Intellectual Property Protection: Tech companies rely heavily on their intellectual property (IP) to maintain a competitive edge. Protecting sensitive product designs, patents, and trade secrets from theft or infringement is critical. 

How an ERP System Addresses These Challenges

  1. Accelerating New Product Development: From ideation and concept development to design, prototyping, and launch, ERP streamlines the new product introduction (NPI) process, enabling companies to bring innovative products to market faster and more efficiently.
  2. Enhancing Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration: An industry-specific ERP system offers end-to-end supply chain visibility, allowing companies to track materials, components, and finished goods in real-time. This transparency enables better collaboration with suppliers, contract manufacturers, and distributors. 
  3. Ensuring Quality and Compliance: ERP software with built-in quality management modules supports quality inspections, non-conformance management, and corrective and preventive actions (CAPA).
  4. Optimizing Product Lifecycle Management: ERP software solutions for electronics and high-tech industries offer robust product lifecycle management (PLM) functionalities, which enable companies to efficiently manage product data, engineering changes, and product configurations across the entire lifecycle. 
  5. Protecting Intellectual Property: Industry-specific ERP software provides sophisticated access control and data security features to safeguard sensitive intellectual property.

By addressing these specific challenges, ERP empowers electronics and high-tech companies to successfully navigate their unique industry requirements. With the right ERP solution, businesses can achieve greater operational efficiency, foster innovation, and maintain a competitive edge in the global market.

Top ERP Systems for Electronics & High-Tech

In highly specialized electronics and high-tech manufacturing, selecting the right ERP system is pivotal for operational excellence and a competitive edge. Our team has meticulously evaluated and selected top ERP software systems tailored to the unique demands of this industry’s manufacturing sector. 

Our selection criteria focused on scalability, industry-specific capabilities, ease of integration, and the ability to support global operations. With so many industry-specific systems available that meet the needs of such a wide-ranging industry, there are numerous options for businesses in the electronics and high-tech field.

Here are a few of the electronics ERP software systems that stand out. 

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%

Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise (Infor LN)

Infor LN, once Baan, is a tailored ERP for manufacturers. Streamlining processes from production to planning, it's versatile for on-premises or cloud. It is Specialized in industries like aerospace and boasts quality control, Smart Manufacturing, and analytics.

Deployments
Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise
Cost Per User $200/mo
Price Range $70K - $1,000K
Retention Rate
N/A

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%

Global Shop Solutions

Global Shop Solutions provides ERP software for manufacturers, covering inventory, CRM, and shop management. Based in Texas and operating since 1976, this family-owned firm offers solutions both in the cloud and on-premise, serving manufacturers in 25+ countries with a reputation for reliability and outstanding service.

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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.

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Cost Per User $125/mo
Price Range $10K - $100K
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JobBOSS²

The JobBOSS² business management software by ECI Manufacturing is a fusion of the top features from two renowned industry products: E2 Shop and JobBOSS. Crafted specifically for the unique needs of small to medium-sized manufacturing businesses, it not only streamlines operations but also aids in inventory management, scheduling, customer relationship management, and tracking job costs.

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Cost Per User $175/mo
Price Range $5K - $10K
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Cloud ERP for the High-Tech & Electronics Industry

Cloud ERP is a transformative solution that offers the flexibility and real-time capabilities that companies in the electronics and high-tech sectors need to succeed. By leveraging cloud technology, businesses can significantly improve their operational efficiency, drive innovation, and adapt quickly to changes in the market. 

Benefits of Cloud ERP for the Industry

  1. Scalability and Flexibility: Cloud ERP allows tech companies to quickly scale their operations up or down based on changing business needs while providing the flexibility needed to adapt to the industry’s dynamic nature.
  2. Cost Savings: Cloud ERP can significantly reduce the total cost of ownership for electronics and high-tech companies by eliminating the need for upfront hardware investments and ongoing maintenance costs. 
  3. Enhanced Security and Reliability: Cloud ERP providers prioritize security, using advanced encryption, backups, and disaster recovery to offer more reliability and security than on-premises solutions.
  4. Innovation and Speed to Market: Cloud ERP platforms facilitate innovation by providing access to the latest technologies, such as AI, IoT, and advanced analytics. These enable companies to accelerate product development cycles, improve operational processes, and bring products to market more quickly.
  5. Enhanced Collaboration and Visibility: Cloud ERP improves collaboration across departments and global locations from anywhere, anytime. This real-time visibility into operations, financials, and supply chain activities enables better decision-making and faster response to market changes.

To learn more about the advantages of cloud ERP and how it can benefit your electronics or high-tech business, be sure to read our comprehensive Cloud ERP Guide.

Additionally, our ERP comparison table allows you to filter options by cloud systems, helping you to identify the best cloud ERP tailored to the unique needs of the Electronics & High-Tech Industry.

ERP Features & Requirements for Electronics & High-Tech

Navigating the complex and fast-paced environment of the Electronics and High-Tech Industry requires a robust ERP system with specific features and functionalities. These systems must support standard business processes and address the industry’s unique challenges and requirements. 

Here, we detail the critical ERP features and requirements vital for companies within this sector to thrive and innovate.

  1. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM): PLM capabilities are essential for managing the entire lifecycle of products, from concept and design to manufacturing, sales, and end-of-life. PLM features should include bill of materials (BOM) management, engineering change management, product data management, and version control.
  2. Supply Chain Management (SCM): Electronics and high-tech companies require powerful SCM features to optimize their complex, global supply chains. Key SCM capabilities include demand forecasting, inventory management, supplier relationship management, and logistics and transportation management.
  3. Quality Management System (QMS): A built-in QMS ensures product quality, safety, and compliance with industry standards and regulations. Essential QMS features include quality planning, inspection and testing, non-conformance management, and corrective and preventive actions (CAPA).
  4. Manufacturing Execution System (MES): An integrated MES module helps streamline and optimize your manufacturing processes. Key MES capabilities include production planning and scheduling, shop floor control, real-time production monitoring, material tracking, and traceability.
  5. Project and Program Management: Electronics and high-tech companies often manage complex, cross-functional projects and programs. An enterprise resource planning system with vital project and program management features, such as project planning, resource allocation, budgeting, and progress tracking, is essential for successful project delivery.

ERP Integration Requirements for the Electronics Industry

To fully utilize the benefits of an ERP system, electronics and high-tech companies must ensure that it integrates seamlessly with their existing systems and data sources. Some essential integration requirements include:

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Engineering (CAE) Systems: Integration with CAD and CAE systems enables seamless data exchange between design, engineering, and manufacturing processes.
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI): EDI integration facilitates the automated exchange of business documents with trading partners, such as purchase orders and invoices.
  • Product Data Management (PDM) Systems: PDM integration ensures consistent and accurate product data across the organization.
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms: IoT integration allows for collecting and analyzing real-time data from connected devices, enabling predictive maintenance and optimized production.

When choosing an ERP system for your electronics or high-tech business, prioritize essential features, modules, and integrations. Selecting an industry-specific ERP helps business owners gain efficiency, make better decisions, and advance in the competitive market.

Cost of ERP for the Electronics & High-Tech Industry

Investing in an ERP system is a significant decision for companies in the electronics manufacturing industry. Understanding the cost structure and identifying the factors that influence the total cost of ownership are crucial steps in the ERP selection process. 

This section briefly overviews the costs and pricing models associated with ERP implementation and industry-specific considerations.

Factors Affecting ERP Costs for the Electronics Manufacturing Industry

Deployment Model: ERP deployment options include on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid. Cloud-based solutions usually have lower upfront costs and a subscription-based pricing model, while on-premises deployments require higher initial investments in hardware, software, and infrastructure.

Company Size and Complexity: The size of the organization, the number of users, and the complexity of your business processes all affect the cost of your ERP system. Larger, more complex organizations may require more extensive customizations, integrations, and support, leading to higher costs.

Customization and Integration Requirements: Tailoring an ERP system to meet specific needs may involve customizations and integrations with existing systems, which can increase costs. However, these investments can also lead to greater efficiency and productivity gains in the long run.

Training and Change Management: Implementing an ERP system requires significant training and change management efforts to ensure user adoption and maximize the system’s benefits. 

Maintenance and Support: Ongoing maintenance, updates, and support costs are essential considerations when evaluating an ERP system’s total cost of ownership. These costs can vary depending on the vendor, the complexity of your system, and your specific support requirements.

Industry-Specific Cost Considerations for the Electronics Industry

Compliance and Regulatory Requirements: Electronics manufacturers are subject to numerous regulations and standards, such as RoHS, REACH, and ITAR. Ensuring an ERP system complies with these requirements may involve additional customizations, certifications, and audit costs.

Intellectual Property Protection: Safeguarding intellectual property, such as product designs and patents, is crucial in this industry. Implementing robust security measures and access controls within the ERP system may require additional investments to protect sensitive data.

Scalability and Future-Proofing: Given the rapid pace of technological advancements in the electronics industry, choosing an ERP system that can scale and adapt to future needs is essential. While this may involve higher initial costs, it can help avoid costly upgrades or replacements.

We recommend reading our in-depth guide to ERP pricing to gain a more comprehensive understanding of ERP pricing. This guide will provide valuable insights and help you make informed decisions when budgeting for your ERP implementation. 

Electronics & High-Tech Industry ERP Case Studies

To demonstrate the tangible benefits and real-world applications of ERP for electronics manufacturers, we have curated a selection of case studies from companies that have successfully implemented ERP solutions. These case studies provide valuable insights into the challenges faced, the solutions adopted, and the outcomes achieved with ERP implementation. 

  • Akustica Case Study for Netsuite ERP: Akustica implemented NetSuite ERP to streamline its global supply chain, reduce inventory checks, and enhance efficiency. This strategic move improved operational control, reduced overhead, and supported continuous growth by automating data integration and providing real-time visibility.
  • LG Electronics Case Study for Oracle E‑Business Suite ERP: LG Electronics streamlined its global HR operations by adopting Oracle E‑Business Suite ERP, enhancing efficiency, decision-making, and employee satisfaction across its international subsidiaries. This strategic move standardized HR processes, reduced costs, and aligned HR with business objectives, improving overall workforce management for its 82,000 employees worldwide.
  • Illumitex, Inc. Case Study for Cetec ERP: Illumitex, Inc. adopted Cetec ERP to integrate and streamline its rapidly growing LED equipment manufacturing operations. This transition enhanced efficiency, visibility, and cost savings, enabling scalable, real-time management across all business functions. The move to Cetec ERP supported Illumitex’s expansion and operational improvements in a competitive market.

FAQ Section for Electronics & High-Tech ERP Buyers

This section addresses some of the most common and frequently asked questions about ERP adoption in the electronics & high-tech industry.

How does ERP software facilitate product innovation in the Electronics & High-Tech Industry?

ERP systems integrate data across departments to streamline product lifecycle management, from ideation to retirement. They support project management, collaboration, and resource allocation, enabling faster product development cycles. ERP systems also use AI and data analytics to identify trends and opportunities for innovation.

What are the key features to look for in an ERP solution for the electronics and high-tech industry?

Features such as product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), quality management system (QMS), manufacturing execution system (MES), and project and program management are essential for managing the complex processes and challenges specific to the industry.

What are the key considerations when choosing between a cloud-based and an on-premises ERP solution?

Key considerations include cost, scalability, flexibility, security, and the company’s IT infrastructure. Cloud-based ERP offers the advantages of lower upfront costs, scalability, inventory management capabilities, and accessibility from anywhere. However, it’s essential to evaluate the long-term strategic fit of the deployment model with your business needs. 

How does an ERP solution help electronics and high-tech companies manage their complex supply chains?

ERP systems provide end-to-end visibility and control over the entire supply chain, from procurement and inventory management to logistics and distribution. ERP enables companies to optimize operations, reduce costs, and improve collaboration with suppliers and partners by integrating all supply chain processes into a single platform.

How does an ERP solution ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards?

ERP systems tailored for the electronics and high-tech industry offer built-in quality management and compliance features. These features help companies track and manage compliance with regulations such as RoHS and REACH by providing audit trails, document control, and reporting capabilities. 

Can an ERP system help electronics and high-tech companies protect their intellectual property?

Industry-specific ERP systems offer robust security features and access controls to safeguard sensitive intellectual property, such as product designs, patents, and trade secrets. By implementing role-based access, data encryption, and audit trails, ERP helps electronics and high-tech companies prevent unauthorized access, data breaches, and IP theft.

How long does it typically take to implement an ERP system in the Electronics & High-Tech Industry?

The implementation timeline can vary significantly based on the complexity of the business, the ERP solution’s scope, and the required customization level. On average, it can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. A realistic timeline and a detailed project plan are crucial to manage expectations and ensure a smooth transition.

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