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  • Additive Manufacturing
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  • Discrete Manufacturing
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  • Job Shop / Machine Shop
  • Light Assembly (ATO) / Kitting
  • Make to Order (MTO)
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  • Repetitive / Make to Stock
  • Wholesale Distribution
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  • Lot Tracing
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  • On Premise
  • Progress Compatible
  • QuickBooks Compatible
  • Salesforce Compatible
  • SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)

Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Food and Beverage Industry

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

Food ERP software systems are designed to address the unique needs of food manufacturers, including recipe and ingredient management, lot and batch traceability, compliance documentation and seasonal demand forecasting. Moreover, many of today’s food ERP systems are designed using cloud-based ERP architecture and mobile platform integration that creates an intuitive and flexible user experience at a lower upfront cost.

Food manufacturing businesses are among the most heavily regulated and scrutinized types of manufacturers, which means that strict control of every element in the supply chain and manufacturing process is essential. Many businesses use food manufacturing ERP software to facilitate safe and profitable manufacturing with a high standard of quality.

Learn how other Food and Beverage manufacturers have improved efficiency, compliance, and profitability using these top-rated ERP software systems for the Food and Beverage industry in our case study library.

Follow our recent blogs and articles on the Food and Beverage industry:

Food and Beverage Industry Trends in 2021

The 10 Best ERP Systems for the Food Industry for 2021

Best Practices in Food and Beverage Manufacturing

19 ERP Systems Found

Batchmaster logo BatchMaster Manufacturing
Eci software logo Deacom ERP
Vai logo S2K Enterprise
Aptean logo Food & Beverage ERP
Iqms logo EnterpriseIQ
Ifs logo IFS Applications 10
Netsuite logo NetSuite ERP
Striven logo Striven
Datacor logo Datacor ERP
Tayana logo Acu Process Manufacturing
Bizowie logo Bizowie Cloud ERP
Cetec erp logo Cetec ERP
Tgi logo Enterprise 21 ERP
Infor solutions logo Infor M3
Microsoft dynamics logo Microsoft Dynamics AX
Oracle logo Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP
Sage Software Logo Sage X3 ERP
Sap logo SAP Business One
Syspro logo SYSPRO

Price Range

$85K - $150K

Price Range

$400K - $3,000K

Price Range

$25K - $250K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$25K - $300K

Price Range

$300K - $2,000K

Price Range

$10K - $100K

Price Range

$1.50K - $150K

Price Range

$30K - $1,000K

Price Range

$1,070K - $2,550K

Price Range

$12K - $180K

Price Range

$3K - $40,000K

Price Range

$30K - $75K

Price Range

$70K - $1,000K

Price Range

$20K - $750K

Price Range

$25,000K - $500,000K

Price Range

$25K - $250K

Price Range

$50K - $500K

Price Range

$25K - $500K

Cost Per User

$60/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

$7,500/mo

Cost Per User

$125/mo

Cost Per User

$20/mo

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$200/mo

Cost Per User

$40/mo

Cost Per User

$5,000/mo

Cost Per User

$200/mo

Cost Per User

$4,000/mo

Cost Per User

$500/mo

Cost Per User

$75/mo

Cost Per User

$5,000/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
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
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
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

No 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

98%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

90%

Retention Rate

96%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

95%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

85%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

65%

Retention Rate

95%

Version

8.7

Version

17

Version

6.2

Version

JustFood Edition

Version

Always Current

Version

Version 10

Version

Release 2021.1

Version

Always current

Version

2021

Version

2020R2

Version

Always Up-To-Date (Cloud Service)

Version

Always Current

Version

8.1

Version

M3 13.4

Version

AX 2020

Version

2022

Version

V12

Version

-

Version

8.0

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease to Own

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

-

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Finance, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

-

Financing Options

Finance, Subscription

Financing Options

Finance, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

User Range

5 — 150

User Range

10 — 2000

User Range

15 — Unlimited

User Range

1 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

100 — and up

User Range

10 — unlimited

User Range

1 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 1000

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 250

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 1000

User Range

20 — 1000+

User Range

5 — 2250

User Range

25 — unlimited

User Range

10 — 1000

User Range

25 — 1000

User Range

10 — 1000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$45,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$25,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$20

Minimum Fee to Implement

$300,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$120

Minimum Fee to Implement

$15,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$1,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$2,400

Minimum Fee to Implement

$40,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$50,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$200,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$100,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$50,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$25,000

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

4

Awards

8

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

4

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

100

Installs

2000+

Installs

200+

Installs

1000+

Installs

300+

Installs

1200+

Installs

3,300+

Installs

24,000+

Installs

100+

Installs

>1000

Installs

-

Installs

-

Installs

250+

Installs

500+

Installs

1,100+

Installs

9,300+

Installs

1000+

Installs

7000

Installs

28,000+

Installs

15,000+

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SOA, .NET

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

-

Architecture

-

Architecture

SOA, .NET

Architecture

.NET, SaaS

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

SaaS

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SOA, Multi-tenant

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

Hosted Cloud

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

SOA

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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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

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

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

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

Unique Features

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

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

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

In addition to core features, Striven has a host of unique offerings rarely found in other ERP systems. Webhooks allow your business to trigger physical events and controls (door locks, lights, etc.) right from your phone. With a communication system that includes an internal newsfeed and live chat capability from anywhere in the system, we prioritize your collaborative work.

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

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

Unique Features

Designed for mid-size and large manufacturers

Unique Features

This is Oracle's newest Cloud ERP System

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

Companies doing business under 10 million or under 10 employees.

Limitations

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

Limitations

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

Limitations

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

Limitations

Limitations

Other unique features include: goal tracking, employee feedback and surveys, team efficiency reports, advanced planning and scheduling, resource navigator, portals for customers, vendors, & job candidates, and more.

Limitations

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

Limitations

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

Limitations

Limitations

Not appropriate for small companies

Limitations

Not for smaller companies with under $50 Million in Revenue

Limitations

Not suitable for companies smaller than 10 million in revenue.

Limitations

Limitations

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