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2017 EDITION

TOP 20
ENTERPRISE
RESOURCE
PLANNING
SOFTWARE
REPORT
Comparison of the Leading ERP Software Vendors
Overview of ERP Software Solutions

In todays highly competitive marketplace, implementing software to streamline operational


processes can mark the difference between a business struggling to stay afloat and one thats
flourishing. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software exists as one of the most comprehensive
solutions for companies in need of back-end organization, with features tailored to businesses of
all sizes and industries. An ERP system allows companies to centralize many key elements of their
production line, building a more productive and cost-effective business model.

Originally designed for enterprise-level businesses, ERP solutions today will add value to
companies of varying sizes by more efficiently monitoring and operating daily tasks. Enterprise
planning software also reduces time spent on repetitive or overlapping activities by establishing
a centralized database that coordinates interdepartmental data assignments and more effectively
allocates resources. Even if your existing business processes operate smoothly, your company can
still find value in the increased productivity and tighter budget control that an ERP system offers.

Understanding the Different ERP Modules


Todays ERP solutions offer a variety of modules to better serve the unique needs of companies in
diverse industries. Some of the most common ERP modules are listed below.

Manufacturing

Ideal for businesses in the manufacturing industry, this ERP module offers enhanced product
assembly tools to streamline product design and creation, optimize production processes and
automate materials management. Manufacturing ERP software will also better manage day-to-day
procedures, reducing operating costs and increasing the productivity of your manufacturing cycle.

Who Should Use It? Manufacturing businesses, particularly those running primarily on manual
processes or experiencing frequent shipment delays or inventory mis-estimates will benefit most.

Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management (SCM) allows users to better economize the end-to-end supply cycle
and utilize real-time analytics for improved visibility and forecasting. The supply chain module
organizes and optimizes inventory control, purchasing and procurement, in-process production and
circulation to establish a smooth supply cycle.

Who Should Use It? Companies experiencing frequent inaccuracies or miscalculations will most
benefit from the more accurate, efficient supply chain this solution will provide.

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Overview of ERP Software Solutions

Project Management

The project management module provides an optimized system for keeping track of individual
projects, managing invoices and storing client and project details. Investing in a solution with
project management functionality offers increased visibility of timelines, budgets and company
activities.

Who Should Use It? Businesses with a problematic project management structure will benefit
from the robust interfaces provided to track job schedules and information.

Financial Management

Financial management modules organize accounting functions across departments and create
a centralized system for monitoring cash flow.
Features & Deployment Key
Most modules incorporate a general ledger,
asset management and accounts payable and
24/7 support Mobile apps
receivable.

Who Should Use It? Businesses seeking a


Reporting/ Manufacturing
financial management solution. analytics management

Ready to Choose an ERP Solution? Financial Customizable


management
Despite the cost and time required, implementing
a single cohesive ERP system will provide
copious benefits for a company in need of
stronger back-end management. Read on to SaaS On-premise SaaS and
compare the Top 20 ERP Software solutions and platform platform on-premise

find the best fit for your company.

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Top 20 ERP Software Comparison

NetSuite ERP Aptean Compiere ERP Sage X3 Epicor ERP Solutions Infor LN

Ideal for: Ideal for: Ideal for: Ideal for: Ideal for:
Facilitating multi-currency Companies whom Integration with existing Manufacturing, Larger companies seeking
transactions. could benefit from CAD business intelligence and distribution, retail and a solution that includes
automation. IT systems. hospitality industries. PLM, sales and freight
management tools.

Business size Business size Business size Business size Business size

$$ $$$$ $$ $$ $$$$

Key Features Key Features Key Features Key Features Key Features

Additional Features Additional Features Additional Features Additional Features Additional Features
Multi-store/site Inventory, project Multi-lingual and multi- Human capital Project, quality and
eccommerce tools and quality control currency capabilities management (HCM) attribute-controlled
Demand planning and management tools Planning and scheduling tools product management
payment calendar Return material tools Advanced MRP Source-to-pay and
Customer self-service authorization Operations and functionality prospect-to-cash tools
portal Demand forecasting distribution management Electronic funds transfer Planning and estimating
capabilities capabilities

Select Customers Select Customers Select Customers Select Customers Select Customers
Prudential, Jollibee, Guitar Shat-R-Shield, Press-Seal Satelite Industries, Carson Chirch Global, Enkeboll Herman Miller, Ferrari,
Center, Intuitive Surgical, Gasket, Lifehouse Foods, Home Accents, Rudys Designs, Prince Industries, Delmonte, Mitsubishi,
Hamamatsu Gulf Chemical Tortillas, A.M. Leonard TEAM Industries Kelloggs

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Top 20 ERP Software Comparison

Kenandy Cloud ERP Sage Intacct SYSPRO 7 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Global Shop Solutions
One-System ERP

Ideal for: Ideal for: Ideal for: Ideal for: Ideal for:
Maintaining real-time and Delivering specialized Managing advanced Managing multiple Companies operating in a
multi-segment general features for software and budgeting and planning departments including variety of manufacturing
ledgers. professional industries. tasks. sales, customer service modes.
and operations.

Business size Business size Business size Business size Business size

$$ $$$ $$$$ $$ $$$

Key Features Key Features Key Features Key Features Key Features

Additional Features Additional Features Additional Features Additional Features Additional Features
Multi-currency Automates inter-entity Distribution and Demand forecasting Capacity planning tools
capabilities transactions inventory management and product change Finite and infinite
Credit and claims Accounts receivable and Point-of-sale (POS) management scheduling capabilities
management tools revenue management tools Broker and royalty Employee time
Allowances, pricebooks tools Designed with a fluid contract management and attendance
and purchase Salesforce integration user interface Serial number tracking management
agreements tools

Select Customers Select Customers Select Customers Select Customers Select Customers
Big Heart Pet Brands, TeleManagement Forum, Daniels Electronics, Ashley Furniture, Dell, ATD Precision Machining,
Philips, Merrow Sewing Cardinal Southwest TriStar Plastics Corp, Mac Delta Air Lines, Driscolls, Calnetix, Eptam Plastics,
Machine Co, Prima Power Houston, Fast Eddies Paper Inc, Dupar Controls Patagonia Miller Welding

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Top 20 ERP Software Comparison

IFS Applications UNIT4 SAP ERP System FinancialForce abas ERP

Ideal for: Ideal for: Ideal for: Ideal for: Ideal for:
Mid to enterprise sized Service-based companies Providing industry-tailored Integration with Small to medium sized
companies that focus with tailored solutions solutions. Salesforce-based businesses looking for a
on engineer-to-order for NFP, Professional systems. feature-rich solution with
processes. Services and Government. advanced planning tools.

Business size Business size Business size Business size Business size

$$$$ $$$ $$$$ $$$ $$$$

Key Features Key Features Key Features Key Features Key Features

Additional Features Additional Features Additional Features Additional Features Additional Features
Human resources Planning, budgeting and Treasury and financial Real-time analytic CRM
management forecasting tools risk management tools reporting Multi-Company
Multi-site planning and 360 Project Workspace Employee e-recruitment, Social media interaction Multi-Site
shop floor reporting Integrated HR and Payroll training, deployment and and collaboration tools EDI
tools Field service and asset retention management Human capital Business Intelligence
Asset data management management capabilities Procurement and management (HCM) Mobile Apps
logistics execution Workflow

Select Customers Select Customers Select Customers Select Customers Select Customers
Chief Industries, Linamar, Harvard Law School, German Aerospace Interlochen Arts Academy, Actiontec Electronics,
Kaman, CDF Corporation, Save the Children, WSP | Center, Gillette, Rohm and Motus, Greenway Health, Clarion Technologies,
Freybe Gourmet Foods Parsons Brinckerhoff Haas, Biomet Europe CDI Spaces, Crunch Computrol, Concept2

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Top 20 ERP Software Comparison

IQMS Manufacturing ERP Acumatica Cloud ERP Oracle E-Business Suite Plex Systems Plex Online Exact Macola 10

Ideal for: Ideal for: Ideal for: Ideal for: Ideal for:
Larger sized companies Supporting customer Managing the full asset Automotive, food and Advanced financial
who frequently handle interactions and lifecyle. beverage, aerospace and management including
multi-currency and multi- management through a defense and precision AR/AP, Excell add-in and
lingual transactions. customer portal. metal-forming industries. project/job accounting.

Business size Business size Business size Business size Business size

$$$ $$$ $$$$ $$ $$$

Key Features Key Features Key Features Key Features Key Features

Additional Features Additional Features Additional Features Additional Features Additional Features
Planning, scheduling Cash flow forecasting Project profile CAD integration Business activity
and inventory and tax reporting management computer-aided design monitoring
management Inventory automation Built-in application costing tools EDI support
Estimating and quoting and up-to-date freight library Commission tracking Standard costing,
tools costs Service automation tools Barcode library and shop floor control
Supports BI, CRM and Billing and project competitor database and production order
HCM responsibilities revenue management processing tools

Select Customers Select Customers Select Customers Select Customers Select Customers
Donnelly Manufacturing, AME Corporation, EOS Chicago Public Schools, Precision Global Systems, Whalen Manufacturing,
Gill Industries, Tessy Group, IMG Enterprises, Hyundai Securities, Champion Plastics, Inteva Neutral Posture,
Plastics, Mar-Bal Inc KFC, Youngevity ConAgra Foods Inc Products, Weber Metals good2grow

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Related Software Solutions
Business-Software.com recommends that organizations looking for ERP solutions also explore related
software segments. Review the following products as a supplement to your chosen solution.

Great for small and midsize businesses on a budget!

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Infor CloudSuite Business is a
robust, cloud-based ERP solution
for small and medium-sized orga-
Key Features Full product scalability Enterprise performance
Real-time analytics management
nizations. With Infor CloudSuite Supply chain management Sales and order management
Business, users can streamline Automated HR tools Ecommerce
core business processes such Integrated resource planning and Customer management
as financials, HR and customer project management tools Production, packaging and
management on a secure, cost-ef- Automated sales and marketing distribution
fective platform. Global financial management

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