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  • Energy
  • Food and Beverage
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  • Industrial Machinery and Equipment
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  • Medical Device
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  • 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
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  • Lot Tracking
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  • MS SQL Server
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  • NET Platform
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  • Salesforce Compatible
  • SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)

Manufacturing ERP Software Comparison for the Medical Device Industry

The most thorough comparison and guide for choosing from the top medical device manufacturing ERP systems. Our detailed side-by-side analysis of leading solutions makes it easier to evaluate platforms based on manufacturing, supply chain, and regulatory compliance requirements specific to the medical device sector.

Our ERP experts have conducted extensive research, enabling you to pinpoint systems that align with the unique needs of medical device manufacturers quickly. You can request demos and receive competitive quotes directly from ERP providers. Furthermore, our comprehensive selection guide will assist you in making an informed investment decision tailored to the distinct demands of the industry. Read our selection guide.

18 ERP Systems Found

Expandable software logo

Expandable ERP

Vai logo

S2K Enterprise

Qad cloud erp logo

QAD Adaptive ERP

Delmiaworks logo

Enterprise IQ

Acumatica logo

Acumatica Cloud ERP

Cetec erp logo

Cetec ERP

Datacor logo

Datacor ERP

Epicor logo

Epicor Kinetic

Global shop solutions logo

Global Shop Solutions

Ifs logo

IFS Cloud

Microsoft dynamics logo

Microsoft Dynamics AX

Netsuite logo

NetSuite ERP

Sage Software Logo

Sage Intacct

Sage Software Logo

Sage X3 ERP

Sap logo

SAP S/4HANA

Syspro logo

SYSPRO

Price Range

$15K - $300K

Price Range

$25K - $250K

Price Range

$25K - $500K

Price Range

$25K - $300K

Price Range

$7.50K - $50K

Price Range

$3K - $40,000K

Price Range

$30K - $1,000K

Price Range

$4K - $500K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$300K - $2,000K

Price Range

$70K - $1,000K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$20K - $750K

Price Range

$10K - $100K

Price Range

$6K - $30K

Price Range

$25K - $250K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$25K - $500K

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$40/mo

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

$125/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$200/mo

Cost Per User

$175/mo

Cost Per User

$4,000/mo

Cost Per User

$125/mo

Cost Per User

$170/mo

Cost Per User

$75/mo

Cost Per User

$2,000/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
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
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

94%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

78%

Retention Rate

95%

Retention Rate

96%

Retention Rate

97%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

91%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

95%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

78%

Retention Rate

95%

Version

9.5

Version

6.2

Version

2020

Version

Always Current

Version

2023 R1

Version

Always Current

Version

2021

Version

Always Current

Version

2020.1

Version

Version 10

Version

Infor ERP Feature Pack 6

Version

2021

Version

AX 2020

Version

Release 2024.1

Version

Always Current

Version

V12

Version

Cloud 2021

Version

8.0

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease

Financing Options

Finance, Subscription

Financing Options

Lease

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Finance, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

User Range

1 — 300

User Range

15 — Unlimited

User Range

10 — 10000

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 1000

User Range

10 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 500

User Range

100 — and up

User Range

20 — 2,500

User Range

10 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 2250

User Range

10 — unlimited

User Range

10 — Unlimited

User Range

10 — 1000

User Range

15 — Unlimited

User Range

10 — 1000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$25,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$25,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$20,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$2,400

Minimum Fee to Implement

$15,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$50,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$20,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$300,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$35,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$50,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$100,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$75,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$25,000

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

11

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

4

Awards

3

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

100

Installs

250+

Installs

1000+

Installs

4,000+

Installs

1200+

Installs

10000+

Installs

250+

Installs

>1000

Installs

4500+

Installs

3000+

Installs

3,300+

Installs

2800+

Installs

2000+

Installs

9,300+

Installs

24,000+

Installs

5,000+

Installs

7000

Installs

10,000+

Installs

15,000+

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SOA, .NET

Architecture

.NET, SaaS

Architecture

SaaS

Architecture

SOA, .NET

Architecture

SOA, .NET, Native Cloud

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SOA, Multi-tenant

Architecture

SOA, .NET, Native Cloud

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

-

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

  • 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

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

Unique Features

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

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

QAD Adaptive ERP combines manufacturing ERP software and supply chain capabilities with a modern platform and user experience, delivered in the cloud, to help manufacturers better identify and address change in their 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

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

“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

  • 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

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

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

Gives you the agility you need to grow your business with a scalable, flexible, award-winning best-in-class cloud financial management system that comes complete with built-in industry-specific functionality.

Provides instant visibility into operational and financial insight through real-time dashboards and multi-dimensional analysis.

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

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

Companies doing business under 10 million or under 10 employees.

Limitations

QAD is not a good fit for small manufacturers with under $25 Million in annual revenue

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

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

Limitations

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.

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

Limitations

Does not have Materials Management and Production Management modules or other full scale Manufacturing features.

Limitations

Not suitable for companies smaller than 10 million in revenue.

Limitations

Limitations

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Medical Device ERP Selection Guide

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In this ERP selection guide we cover

Top medical device erp

This guide aims to provide medical device companies with an overview of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, how they benefit medical device manufacturers, and key considerations when selecting an ERP platform for this industry.

We will cover the top ERP solutions for medical device manufacturers and provide advice to help companies determine the right system for their needs and budgets.

Medical Device Manufacturing Industry Overview

The medical device manufacturing industry is a fascinating field where complex, cutting-edge technologies are used to improve human well-being. It encompasses many products, from simple bandages and syringes to complex pacemakers and artificial limbs, each playing crucial roles in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients worldwide.

This industry is a global powerhouse and is projected to reach $615 billion by 2025 and $800 billion by 2030.

The Role of ERP Systems in the Medical Device Industry

ERP software offers distinct advantages for any medical device company, such as managing complex quality systems and compliance requirements, supply chain automation, and integrating fragmented R&D and manufacturing workflows. ERP systems are indispensable tools as processes and regulations in this highly regulated industry become more complex.

ERP solutions can help medical device manufacturers track materials and maintain compliance documentation to meet strict FDA guidelines throughout the product lifecycle. This integrated approach to quality management is critical, with the recent number of medical device recalls reaching a 15-year high.

We have selected the top ERP solutions for medical device manufacturers based on end-to-end quality management, batch/lot/serial number traceability, and shop floor integrations.

Medical Device Industry Challenges & ERP Solutions

Successfully deploying an ERP solution is essential for medical device manufacturers to overcome specific challenges while enabling companies to maintain their competitive advantage and adhere to rigorous regulatory standards.

Key Pain Points for the Medical Device Industry

  1. Regulatory Compliance: Navigating the complex landscape of regulatory requirements, including FDA approvals and ISO standards, is a significant challenge. Non-compliance can lead to severe consequences, including product recalls and serious legal issues.
  2. Innovation and Time-to-Market: Balancing the need for constant innovation with the urgency to bring products to market swiftly and efficiently.
  3. Quality Control: Maintaining the highest quality standards in products that directly impact patient health and safety.
  4. Supply Chain Management: Handling the complexities of a global supply chain, including sourcing specialized components and managing inventory effectively.
  5. Data Security and Management: Ensuring the security and effective management of sensitive data, including patient information and proprietary product designs.
  6. Cost Management: Balancing cost pressures with the need to invest in cutting-edge technology and R&D.
  7. Product Lifecycle Management: Efficiently managing the entire lifecycle of a product, from initial design to post-market surveillance.

How ERP Addresses These Industry Challenges

  1. Enhanced Compliance Tracking: ERP software offers integrated tools for regulatory compliance management, automating documentation, and ensuring adherence to industry standards.
  2. Streamlined Innovation Processes: By integrating R&D, production, and supply chain data, ERP solutions can reduce time-to-market for new products.
  3. Robust Quality Management Modules: QMM modules enable stringent quality checks and traceability throughout the product lifecycle, consistently meeting high standards.
  4. Advanced Supply Chain Management: ERP solutions provide real-time visibility into the supply chain, facilitating better decision-making and inventory control.
  5. Secure Data Handling: With robust data encryption and secure access control, ERP solutions ensure the confidentiality and integrity of critical data inherent in the medical supply industry.
  6. Cost Control and Efficiency: ERP solutions help manage production costs without compromising on quality or innovation by optimizing operations and providing detailed financial insights from design to finished product.
  7. Comprehensive Product Lifecycle Management: From initial design to retirement, ERP solutions offer tools for managing every stage of a product’s life, ensuring efficiency and compliance.

ERP solutions solve operational challenges and enable medical device companies to focus on their core mission of improving and saving lives through their innovation.

The Top ERP Systems for Medical Device Manufacturers

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

These systems were evaluated based on their ability to:

  • Handle robust quality management functionalities and complex batch/lot tracking required for materials traceability and recall handling.
  • Provide end-to-end visibility across global supply chains, which is critical when managing contract manufacturers and component suppliers.
  • Tightly integrate with shop floor and production assets for equipment calibration protocols and preventative maintenance tasks that are stringent and regulated.
  • Maintain meticulous compliance controls and audit trails to adhere to FDA guidelines and standards like ISO 13485.
  • Swiftly manage recalls and corrective actions to address quality issues that emerge post-market and impact patient safety.
  • Generate enterprise-wide, real-time analytics that provides process control insights to optimize all aspects of the product lifecycle.

Our Top Picks:

Expandable ERP

Expandable ERP offers integrated tools for fast-growing companies, enhancing control over manufacturing operations. It combines accounting, CRM, e-commerce, and supply chain functions. Options for both on-site and SaaS deployment are available. The system runs on Windows platforms. 

Deployments
Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise
Cost Per User $250/mo
Price Range $15K - $300K
Retention Rate
94%

Enterprise IQ

EnterpriseIQ stands out as a holistic ERP and MES solution tailored specifically for the manufacturing industry, addressing the unique needs and challenges faced by manufacturers globally. Notably, its single-source development ensures that the system is less complex and more cost-effective than multi-solution alternatives.

Deployments
Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise
Cost Per User $250/mo
Price Range $25K - $300K
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 - $50K
Retention Rate
78%

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%

These enterprise resource planning solutions stood out for their specialized quality, compliance, and manufacturing functions in FDA-regulated industries. They enable real-time data across product development, supply chain, production, inventory, and post-market surveillance activities.

Cloud ERP for the Medical Device Industry

The shift to cloud ERP is especially significant in medical device manufacturing, where agility, compliance, and innovation are critical. A cloud ERP solution brings distinct advantages tailored to the unique challenges of the medical technology sector, enhancing the way companies operate and compete in a highly regulated and fast-evolving market.

Specific Benefits of Cloud ERP for the Medical Device Sector

  1. Regulatory Compliance Ease: Cloud ERP software solutions are constantly updated to comply with the latest regulatory changes, such as FDA guidelines and ISO standards, which are crucial for medical device manufacturers.
  2. Real-Time Quality Control: With cloud ERP, medical device companies can monitor and manage quality control processes in real-time, ensuring that any deviations are addressed immediately, thereby maintaining high product standards.
  3. Rapid Scalability for Innovation: The medical device sector is driven by innovation. Cloud ERP allows quick scalability to support new product development and faster deployment, aligning with the industry’s fast-paced R&D cycles.
  4. Enhanced Collaboration in Product Development: Cloud-based systems facilitate seamless collaboration across various departments and external partners, which is critical for manufacturing and distribution companies’ complex product development processes in the medical device sector.
  5. Streamlined Supply Chain Management: The global nature of the medical device supply chain requires a system that provides real-time visibility and control. Cloud ERP offers sophisticated tools for managing global supply chains efficiently.
  6. Data Security and IP Protection: Given the sensitive nature of data in medical device manufacturing, including intellectual property and patient information, cloud ERP provides robust security measures to protect this data.
  7. Comprehensive Reporting for Decision Making: Cloud ERP solutions offer advanced analytics and reporting tools, providing crucial insights for strategic decision-making in a competitive and dynamic industry.
  8. Cost-Effective Compliance and Operation: The subscription-based model of cloud ERP reduces the need for heavy upfront investment in IT infrastructure, which is especially beneficial for SMEs in the medical device sector.

Please explore our Cloud ERP Buyer’s Guide for a more comprehensive understanding of cloud ERP. This covers deployment models, data security, and the pros and cons of cloud versus on-premise systems.

Our ERP comparison tool also allows filtering by cloud-based systems specifically targeted for medical device manufacturers. This makes it easier to find the best cloud solution that matches your business requirements and budget.

Key ERP Features & Requirements for Medical Device Manufacturers

Selecting an ERP solution for the manufacturing of medical devices requires a deep understanding of the industry’s unique features and requirements. An ideal ERP solution should address general business needs and cater specifically to the nuances of medical device manufacturing and distribution.

This section outlines the critical features and integration requirements for an ERP system in the medical device sector. It emphasizes the need for specific functionalities that align with the industry’s specialized processes and regulatory landscape.

Essential ERP Features and Modules Tailored for the Medical Device Sector

  1. Regulatory Compliance Module: Given the stringent regulatory environment, the ERP must have a dedicated module for managing compliance with FDA, ISO, and other relevant standards.
  2. Quality Management System (QMS): A robust QMS to ensure products meet the highest quality standards, with features for tracking, reporting, and resolving quality issues.
  3. Supply Chain Management (SCM): Advanced supply chain capabilities to manage complex global supply chains, including inventory tracking, supplier management, and logistics.
  4. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM): Tools to manage the entire lifecycle of a medical device, from initial concept to product retirement, including design, testing, and post-market surveillance.
  5. Manufacturing Execution System (MES): Integration with MES to ensure efficient production processes, real-time monitoring, and shop floor control.
  6. Customer Relationship Management (CRM): A CRM module to manage interactions with healthcare providers, distributors, and end-users.
  7. Financial Management and Reporting: Comprehensive tools for financial tracking, budgeting, and reporting in line with industry-specific financial practices.
  8. Data Security and Privacy Features: Strong data security measures, including encryption and access controls, to protect sensitive information such as patient data and intellectual property.

Integration with Other Software

An ERP system for medical device manufacturing should seamlessly integrate with the following:

  1. Clinical Trial Management Systems: For companies involved in device testing and clinical trials.
  2. E‑Commerce Platforms: To support online sales and distribution channels.
  3. Human Resource Management Systems: For effective personnel management, especially in large or global operations.
  4. Business Intelligence Tools: For advanced data analytics and decision-making support.
  5. Customer Support Systems: To provide efficient after-sales service and support.

Cost of ERP for the Medical Device Industry

Several unique factors influence the cost structure of an ERP system for medical device manufacturers. Given the industry’s stringent regulatory requirements, specialized manufacturing processes, and the need for cutting-edge innovation, the investment in an ERP solution must be meticulously evaluated for its long-term value and ROI.

Key Factors Affecting ERP Costs in Medical Device Manufacturing

  1. Regulatory Compliance Customization: Customizing ERP solutions to meet FDA regulations, ISO standards, and other compliance requirements can add significant costs.
  2. Quality Management System Integration: Implementing and maintaining a robust quality management system within the ERP, vital for medical device manufacturers, often incurs additional costs.
  3. Advanced Supply Chain Management Features: Given the complexity of the supply chain in the medical device sector, including global sourcing and distribution, advanced SCM features can increase the cost.
  4. Research and Development Module: R&D is critical in this industry; integrating R&D processes into the ERP software for better collaboration and efficiency may require extra investment.
  5. Data Security and Compliance: Ensuring the highest levels of data security, especially for patient-related data and intellectual property, can add to the cost.
  6. Highly Specialized Manufacturing Integration: Integrating the ERP system with specialized manufacturing equipment and processes unique to medical device production.

Additional Cost Considerations Specific to the Medical Device Industry

  • Scalability for Innovation: The cost implications of scaling the ERP system to accommodate rapid innovation cycles and product diversification.
  • Post-Market Surveillance and Reporting: Integration and maintenance of systems for post-market surveillance is crucial for ongoing compliance and product quality monitoring.
  • Training for Specialized Processes: Training costs can be higher due to the need for employees to understand complex workflows and regulations specific to the medical device sector.

In-depth Analysis of ERP Pricing for Medical Device Companies

While considering these costs, balancing them against the potential ROI, such as improved regulatory compliance, more efficient operations, and better market responsiveness, is essential.

For an in-depth analysis of ERP pricing, we recommend our detailed guide to ERP pricing. When strategically made, this investment can significantly enhance a company’s operational efficiency and competitive edge in this highly specialized and regulated industry.

Medical Device Manufacturers ERP Case Studies

Analyzing ERP case studies of various medical technology organizations at different growth stages adopting ERP platforms is a valuable way for medical device companies to gain insights and improve their processes. Below, we’ve highlighted a few good examples from our ERP case study library.

Ventec Life Systems Case Study: Ventec Life Systems, creators of the VOCSN respiratory system, utilized SYSPRO ERP to meet a government order for 30,000 ventilators. This implementation enabled an 80-fold increase in production, completing the order in just 154 days and showcasing SYSPRO ERP’s role in rapidly scaling operations during the COVID-19 crisis.

IntegenX Case Study: IntegenX, a med-tech startup, streamlined their production by replacing disjointed systems with Expandable ERP. This integration improved cost tracking and production complexity management, enhancing visibility over extensive inventory and parts. The solution is expected to provide long-term benefits, supporting their business growth and process efficiency.

Trimedyne Case Study: Trimedyne, a manufacturer of surgical lasers and accessories, transitioned from multiple standalone software applications to Expandable ERP for better operational control. This integration provided a unified database for all transactions, enhancing their ability to manage data in compliance with FDA and international regulatory standards. This shift established a robust foundation for operational visibility and regulatory adherence.

FAQ Section for Medical Device Industry ERP Buyers

When considering an ERP solution for medical device manufacturers, numerous questions arise. This FAQ section addresses common queries, providing clear, industry-specific answers to assist executives and business owners make informed decisions.

How does an ERP system help with FDA and ISO compliance?

ERP for medical device companies often includes modules specifically for managing regulatory compliance. These modules help track and document compliance with FDA regulations, ISO standards, and other relevant guidelines, making it easier to maintain FDA compliance, prepare for audits, and avoid non-compliance penalties.

Can ERP systems support the unique R&D processes of medical devices?

Many ERP solutions offer modules tailored for R&D in the medical device sector. These modules facilitate project management, integrate with design tools, manage clinical trial data, and ensure that R&D activities align with regulatory requirements and company strategies.

What are the key features to look for in an ERP system for medical device manufacturing?

Critical features of medical device ERP software include quality control systems, regulatory compliance modules, advanced supply chain management, product lifecycle management, inventory management, manufacturing execution systems, and robust data security and privacy protections.

How does an ERP system enhance supply chain management in this industry?

ERP solutions provide real-time visibility into the entire supply chain, from raw material procurement to product distribution. They help forecast demand, optimize inventory levels, manage supplier relationships, and ensure timely delivery of products, which is crucial in the global medical device market.

Is cloud-based ERP a better option for medical device companies?

Cloud-based ERP offers benefits like scalability, cost-effectiveness, and accessibility, which are advantageous for medical device companies, especially those with global operations or limited IT infrastructure. However, the choice between cloud-based and on-premises ERP should be based on specific business needs, size, and resources.

How does an ERP system handle the traceability requirements in medical device manufacturing?

ERP systems for the medical devices industry often include robust traceability features. They can track and record the entire lifecycle of a product, from raw materials to finished goods. This traceability is crucial for ensuring quality control, facilitating necessary recalls, and complying with regulatory requirements for product history documentation.

Can ERP systems integrate with existing medical device-specific software?

Yes, modern ERP solutions are designed to be flexible and can integrate with various medical device-specific software, including clinical trial management systems, specialized design software, and quality control tools. This integration ensures seamless data flow and process efficiency across different areas of operation.

What role does an ERP system play in post-market surveillance for medical devices?

An ERP system can play a significant role in post-market surveillance by collecting and analyzing data related to product performance, customer feedback, and adverse event reports. This information is vital for maintaining regulatory compliance, ensuring continuous product improvement, and making informed product modifications or recall decisions.

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