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    • Plex Systems ERP Software for Manufacturers SIV.AGSearchManufacturingERP.com Product Directory 2009 EDITION Cincom Systems, Inc. Unit4Ag This directory created by SAP AG
    • SPONSOR ADVERTISING SECTION ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 2
    • INTRO SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Welcome! ABAS SOFTWARE AG BOWEN & GROVES CDC SOFTWARE CINCOM SYSTEMS, INC. SearchManufacturingERP.com’s ERP software Product Directory can serve as CONSONA CORP. an invaluable resource for manufacturing firms, whether they are just starting to DELTEK research the ERP software marketplace or are already in the process of evaluating EPICOR ERP software vendors. Inside this directory, you’ll find information about most of EXACT SOFTWARE the major vendors that offer ERP software for manufacturers. Each listing includes a GLOBAL SHOP SOLUTIONS thumbnail description of the software and a more detailed description that includes GLOVIA information about the software’s functionality and features, as well as its specific INTERNATIONAL focus on the manufacturing marketplace. IFS NORTH AMERICA INFOR This directory includes ERP software products for process and discrete manufacturers INTUIT of all sizes, as well as all verticals. It includes software that is meant to be deployed IQMS on-premise as well as Software as a Service (SaaS) or on-demand software. LAWSON SOFTWARE MICROSOFT CORP. This directory was compiled by SearchManufacturingERP.com editors (see method- NETSUITE INC. ology on page 34 for more details). It is the first of several to be launched by Search- ORACLE CORP. ManufacturingERP.com. Vendors can have products listed in these directories by PLEX SYSTEMS filling out this submission form. To update product or pricing information, email us PROFITKEY here. If you have questions for the editors or would like to offer suggestions for one INTERNATIONAL of our directories, email us at editor@searchmanufacturingerp.com. QAD, INC. RAMCO SYSTEMS SAGE SAP AG SIV.AG SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 3
    • INTRO SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Selecting ERP software ABAS SOFTWARE AG C BOWEN & GROVES CDC SOFTWARE CINCOM SYSTEMS, INC. HOOSING AN ERP software package is one factors such as whether to go with SaaS CONSONA CORP. of the most important decisions your and whether to play with open source. DELTEK organization will ever make. Your choice SaaS ERP software is quickly growing EPICOR of ERP package will have long-lasting in popularity because potential users EXACT SOFTWARE effects (hopefully, positive effects, but don’t need to purchase additional GLOBAL SHOP SOLUTIONS that’s not always the case) on your servers or physically install the software. GLOVIA company’s financial performance. All they need is an Internet connection. INTERNATIONAL There has never been a more chal- However, while SaaS software may be IFS NORTH AMERICA lenging time to evaluate ERP software. easier, quicker and cheaper to deploy, INFOR For years, there were only a handful of it can’t be customized or rewritten. INTUIT true vendors for this mission-critical Many companies are giving open IQMS software application, but today there LAWSON SOFTWARE are many more. This ERP software MICROSOFT CORP. directory contains 52 products from 32 There has never been a NETSUITE INC. vendors, and there are many more out more challenging time to ORACLE CORP. there, with new ERP software packages, evaluate ERP software. PLEX SYSTEMS ERP add-ons and utilities appearing reg- PROFITKEY ularly. INTERNATIONAL Because of the economy, many man- source ERP software a close look QAD, INC. ufacturing firms are putting off invest- because it allows them to own and RAMCO SYSTEMS ing in new ERP software. However, ana- customize the software’s source code, SAGE lysts from ERP market research firm providing a great deal of flexibility at a SAP AG Panorama Consulting Group say that lower initial cost. SIV.AG many other companies view the eco- But the bottom line is that selecting SLINGSHOT nomic downturn as an opportunity to the right ERP package is tricky, no mat- SOFTWARE implement new enterprise resource ter whether you’re a large-scale manu- SOFTBRANDS planning software, as well as take facturing firm with a seasoned IT team SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS advantage of any price reductions or a small manufacturer with a one-per- SYSPRO offered by vendors that are hungry for son IT department, or whether you’re UNIT 4 AGRESSO business. shopping for on-premise ERP software XTUPLE Even in a buyer’s market, the pur- or on-demand. You have to select the 24SEVENOFFICE ASA chasing decision for ERP software has software that best fits your business become far more complicated. Once, requirements and operational model. ABOUT SEARCH- it was simply a matter of comparing Is there such a thing as choosing the MANUFACTURING- prices, features and functionality, but “right” software or the “right” ERP ERP. COM today an ERP buyer’s decision includes software vendor? METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 4
    • INTRO The answer to both questions is no, options. A complex, engineer-to-order SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE and that’s what makes the ERP evalua- type of discrete manufacturer is not INDEX tion process so difficult, according to likely to want a package that also tries Jim Shepherd, senior vice president of to deal with the processes for high-vol- ABAS SOFTWARE AG research for AMR Research. The process ume, make-to-stock manufacturing. BOWEN & GROVES of evaluating ERP software needs to be Selecting the right ERP software CDC SOFTWARE rigidly structured so that a company should start with requirements-gather- CINCOM SYSTEMS, can take the first step of creating a ing from the corporate personnel who INC. shortlist of ERP vendors, Shepherd said. are accessing data. Ideally, the require- CONSONA CORP. Many companies evaluating potential ments-gathering process begins not DELTEK ERP solutions confine themselves to with “what do you want to see?” but EPICOR Tier 1 vendors. If you have a small to with “what are your business goals?” EXACT SOFTWARE midsized business, there are many Together, the procurement team can GLOBAL SHOP more options for selecting an ERP soft- then explore all the possibilities that SOLUTIONS ware vendor. For a larger company, today’s ERP market offers. GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL there are dozens of viable options that The key caveat, according to research IFS NORTH AMERICA can deal with complex businesses and firm Panorama, is that “planning for a INFOR scale for growth. For a small company, successful ERP implementation involves there may be even more possible ERP more than choosing the right software.” INTUIT software options. It also involves preparation to ensure IQMS That lack of internal IT capabilities that ERP enables measurable improve- LAWSON SOFTWARE is one of the biggest problems plaguing ments to your business. The real ques- MICROSOFT CORP. small manufacturers. Even though these tion is: How much time and money is it NETSUITE INC. firms need ERP functionality as much as truly going to take to fully implement ORACLE CORP. any enterprise, they usually have a ERP as a business solution, not just a PLEX SYSTEMS harder time finding a package that piece of software? PROFITKEY INTERNATIONAL meets their requirements because their While there is no one template for QAD, INC. IT resources are limited. performing an ERP software assess- RAMCO SYSTEMS Tier 2 ERP packages can deal with ment, Panorama has outlined six steps SAGE complex manufacturing requirements, to conducting an ERP software assess- SAP AG such as product configuration, product ment. Following these steps will help development management, engineering make the complicated process of evalu- SIV.AG change orders and project accounting. ating ERP products a little less involved. SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE In addition, many Tier 2 offerings cost So there you have it. Now you’re SOFTBRANDS less to purchase and implement than a ready to start the evaluation process. SOLARSOFT Tier 1 option. However, you’ll have to Whether you’re looking at deploying BUSINESS SYSTEMS discuss pricing directly with the vendors ERP software for the first time or over- SYSPRO or their distributors, since many ERP hauling your existing ERP implementa- UNIT 4 AGRESSO vendors are reluctant to publish their tion, we hope this product directory of XTUPLE licensing and software prices in a direc- ERP software providers proves to be of 24SEVENOFFICE ASA tory such as this. great help to you. I In addition, Tier 2 vendors often pro- ABOUT SEARCH- vide more functional specialization and Peter Bochner is the site editor MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM industry focus than traditional ERP for SearchManufacturingERP.com. METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 5
    • INTRO SELECTING Index at a Glance ERP SOFTWARE Click on the product name at left to jump to a longer description. INDEX ABAS SOFTWARE AG SAAS OR ON PAGE VENDOR PRODUCT SERVICE PREMISE BOWEN & GROVES 8 Abas Software AG Abas Business Software s CDC SOFTWARE CINCOM SYSTEMS, 8 Bowen & Groves M1 s INC. CONSONA CORP. 9 CDC Software Ross Enterprise s DELTEK 9 Cincom Systems, Inc. Control ERP s EPICOR 10 Consona Corp. Axiom s EXACT SOFTWARE GLOBAL SHOP 10 Consona Corp. Cimnet Systems Paradigm s SOLUTIONS 11 Consona Corp. DTR s GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL 11 Consona Corp. Encompix s IFS NORTH AMERICA INFOR 12 Consona Corp. Intuitive s INTUIT 12 Consona Corp. Made2Manage s IQMS 13 Deltek Deltek Costpoint s LAWSON SOFTWARE MICROSOFT CORP. 13 Epicor Epicor Manufacturing s NETSUITE INC. 14 Exact Software Exact Globe s ORACLE CORP. 14 Global Shop Solutions One-System ERP Solutions s PLEX SYSTEMS PROFITKEY 15 Glovia International Glovia ERP s INTERNATIONAL 15 IFS North America IFS Applications s QAD, INC. RAMCO SYSTEMS 16 Infor Infor ERP Adage s SAGE 16 Infor Infor ERP LN s SAP AG SIV.AG 17 Infor Infor ERP LX s SLINGSHOT 17 Infor Infor ERP SyteLine s SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS 18 Infor Infor ERP Visual s SOLARSOFT 18 Infor Infor ERP XA BUSINESS SYSTEMS 1 SYSPRO 19 Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions s UNIT 4 AGRESSO 19 IQMS EnterpriseIQ ERP software module s XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA 20 Lawson Software Lawson M3 Enterprise Management s 20 Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Dynamics AX s ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- 21 Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Dynamics GP s ERP. COM 21 Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 1 METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 6
    • INTRO SAAS OR ON PAGE VENDOR PRODUCT SERVICE PREMISE SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE 22 Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Dynamics SL s INDEX 22 NetSuite Inc. NetSuite 1 ABAS SOFTWARE AG 23 Oracle Corp. Oracle E-Business Suite s BOWEN & GROVES 23 Oracle Corp. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne s CDC SOFTWARE CINCOM SYSTEMS, 24 Plex Systems Plex Online 1 INC. 24 ProfitKey International Rapid Response Manufacturing (RRM) s CONSONA CORP. DELTEK 25 QAD, Inc. QAD Enterprise Applications s EPICOR 25 Ramco Systems Ramco ERP 1 s EXACT SOFTWARE GLOBAL SHOP 26 Sage Sage ERP X3 s SOLUTIONS 26 SAP AG SAP Business Suite s GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL 27 SAP AG SAP All-in-One s IFS NORTH AMERICA 27 SAP AG SAP Business ByDesign 1 INFOR INTUIT 28 SAP AG SAP Business One s IQMS 28 SIV.AG kVASy s LAWSON SOFTWARE MICROSOFT CORP. 29 Slingshot Software Slingshot eCity s NETSUITE INC. 29 SoftBrands Evolution s ORACLE CORP. 30 SoftBrands Fourth Shift s PLEX SYSTEMS PROFITKEY 30 Solarsoft Business Systems Solarsoft ERP s INTERNATIONAL 31 Syspro Syspro ERP s QAD, INC. RAMCO SYSTEMS 31 Unit 4 Agresso Agresso Business World s SAGE 32 xTuple xTuple ERP: Manufacturing Edition s SAP AG 32 xTuple PostBooks 1 SIV.AG SLINGSHOT 33 24SevenOffice ASA 24SevenOffice 1 SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE LEGEND 24SEVENOFFICE ASA Vendor: Vendor/developer of product at directory press time Product: Product name 1 SaaS or services: technology available as SaaS, hosted, on-demand, ASP and web services ABOUT SEARCH- s On-premise: software or systems on premise MANUFACTURING- 2 Descriptions were written by the SearchManufacturingERP.com editorial team based on information gathered ERP. COM from vendor websites. METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 7
    • INTRO ABAS SOFTWARE AG BOWEN & GROVES SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Abas Business Software M1 Abas Business Software is an ERP M1 is an ERP software system designed ABAS SOFTWARE AG software package for small and for small to medium-sized manufacturers. s BOWEN & GROVES midmarket manufacturers and CDC SOFTWARE distributors. s COMPANY WEBSITE: www.bowen-groves.com/ CINCOM SYSTEMS, index.htm INC. COMPANY WEBSITE: www.abas-software.com FOUNDED: 1992 CONSONA CORP. FOUNDED: 1980 SUMMARY: M1 is an ERP software system DELTEK SUMMARY: Abas offers its ERP software in two designed for small to medium-sized manufac- versions—Abas ERP and Abas Distribution— turers, including job shops, custom and mixed EPICOR and in 28 languages. Each suite includes func- mode manufacturers and make-to-order man- EXACT SOFTWARE tionality for purchasing, electronic data inter- ufacturers. M1 manufacturing software pro- GLOBAL SHOP change (EDI), costing, sales, accounting, vides total integration and automation from SOLUTIONS controlling, materials management and valua- quoting through invoicing and is capable of GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL tion, scheduling and production. Abas ERP is customization. The integrated help/M1 assis- designed to meet the needs of both process tant and the implementation checklist allow IFS NORTH AMERICA and discrete manufacturers and can be adapt- for rapid deployments. M1 is also integrated INFOR ed to meet specific branch or company require- with customer relationship management INTUIT ments. Abas ERP serves companies in indus- (CRM) software, as well as with personal email IQMS tries ranging from automotive, chemical and document tools. Smart screen technology LAWSON SOFTWARE engineering, medical engineering, electrical eliminates the need to have multiple windows engineering, food and beverage, furniture, open. Manufacturing data only needs to be MICROSOFT CORP. packaging, plastics, wood and textiles. Abas entered into M1 once for use in orders, job NETSUITE INC. Distribution is designed for companies in management, shipping and invoices. M1 pro- ORACLE CORP. wholesale, distribution or service industries. vides functionality for estimating/quoting, PLEX SYSTEMS It offers supply chain management (SCM) advanced bill of materials (ABOM), accounts PROFITKEY capabilities such as distribution planning and payable/receivable, product configuration, INTERNATIONAL plan purchasing with consideration for lead multi-currency management, purchasing QAD, INC. time. Abas Distribution allows users to process request for quote (RFQ), project management, RAMCO SYSTEMS information at every level of an organization, lead management, call management, docu- control inventory and increase on-time deliver- ment management, point of sale (POS) and SAGE ies. It serves companies in many kinds of shop floor data entry. Developed for Microsoft SAP AG industries, including toys, medical equipment, SQL Server, M1 runs on Windows SIV.AG catering products, petroleum products trade, 2000/XP/2003/Vista. 2 SLINGSHOT steel industry trade, supermarkets and con- SOFTWARE crete and building materials. PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SOFTBRANDS to provide pricing information. SOLARSOFT PRICING INFORMATION: Entry price point: $50,000 BUSINESS SYSTEMS for four users SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 8
    • INTRO CDC SOFTWARE CINCOM SYSTEMS, INC. SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Ross Enterprise Control ERP The Ross Enterprise software suite includes Cincom Control ERP offers lean-enabled ABAS SOFTWARE AG ERP, supply chain management (SCM), technology in support of all phases of the BOWEN & GROVES warehouse management, customer relationship manufacturing process. s CDC SOFTWARE management (CRM), real time performance CINCOM SYSTEMS, management and business analytics. s COMPANY WEBSITE: www.cincom.com INC. FOUNDED: 1968 CONSONA CORP. COMPANY WEBSITE: www.cdcsoftware.com SUMMARY: Cincom Control ERP is a fully-inte- DELTEK FOUNDED: 2002 grated suite that provides lean enabled enter- SUMMARY: Ross Enterprise offers industry-spe- prise software to support business operations EPICOR cific functionality for a variety of process indus- and customer communications of large enter- EXACT SOFTWARE tries, including food and beverage, consumer prises and small to medium-sized growth man- GLOBAL SHOP products, life sciences, chemicals, metals and ufacturers globally. In addition to ERP, the Con- SOLUTIONS natural products. This ERP software suite is trol ERP suite includes tools to support business GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL designed to meet the specific challenges of functions such as selling, order management, process manufacturers, such as formula- or engineering, procurement, manufacturing, cost- IFS NORTH AMERICA recipe-based manufacturers, perfect order ful- ing, financial accounting and customer service. INFOR fillment and inventory expiration and spoilage. It also supports demand-driven strategies for INTUIT The suite of applications includes functionality both complex and discrete manufacturing. With IQMS in ERP, SCM, CRM, enterprise performance Mixed-Mode manufacturing functionality, man- LAWSON SOFTWARE management (EPM) and business analytics. ufacturers can build any product needed on any Ross Enterprise offers process manufacturers day. Constraint-based demand planning func- MICROSOFT CORP. forecasting and scheduling, formula-based pro- tionality makes it possible to meet any required NETSUITE INC. duction and yield management, track and delivery date. Lean manufacturing, flow and ORACLE CORP. trace, quality control, inventory management, demand flow technology are built into Control PLEX SYSTEMS complex product costing, pricing and promo- ERP. Its complex manufacturing functionality is PROFITKEY tions management and streamlined regulatory collaborative and makes data from every level INTERNATIONAL compliance. Ross Enterprise also offers four of the organization—from sales and design to QAD, INC. specialized out-of-the-box ERP software pack- compliance and production—viewable and RAMCO SYSTEMS ages designed to meet the unique needs of accessible to managers. Cincom offers out-of- industries such as food and beverage, life the-box implementation of Control ERP. SAGE sciences, metals and building materials and SAP AG chemicals. PRICING INFORMATION: Cincom Control offers a SIV.AG variety of licensing plans including traditional SLINGSHOT PRICING INFORMATION:For one to 10 users the seat-based and server-based licenses, as well SOFTWARE cost would be $7,000. For 100 users, the Ross as license purchase plans, leases, subscriptions SOFTBRANDS Enterprise suite would cost $425,000. with both user site installed and hosted mod- SOLARSOFT els. Prices start in the $300,000 range. BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 9
    • INTRO CONSONA CORP. CONSONA CORP. SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Axiom Cimnet Systems Paradigm The Axiom ERP solution from Consona’s Cimnet Systems’ Paradigm ERP software ABAS SOFTWARE AG Axis business unit is an ERP software solution is designed specifically for the printed circuit BOWEN & GROVES for the metals, wire and cable industries. s board manufacturing industry. s CDC SOFTWARE CINCOM SYSTEMS, COMPANY WEBSITE: www.consona.com/ COMPANY WEBSITE: www.consona.com/ INC. FOUNDED: 1986 FOUNDED: 1986 CONSONA CORP. SUMMARY: The Axiom ERP solution from Con- SUMMARY: Cimnet Systems’ Paradigm ERP soft- DELTEK sona’s Axis business unit is designed for the ware for the printed circuit board (PCB) indus- metals, wire and cable industries, whose man- try offers scheduling, on-time delivery and EPICOR ufacturing environments have both process asset utilization by making shop floor informa- EXACT SOFTWARE and discrete manufacturing characteristics. tion available when and where needed; allows GLOBAL SHOP Axiom is built from the ground up to support users to update their clients with built-in e- SOLUTIONS the operational requirements of companies mail; allows flexibility in sub-assembly man- GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL that transform material through melting, cast- agement; and streamlines operations through ing, rolling, forging, drawing, annealing, slitting, full quote-to-ship capabilities and built-in IFS NORTH AMERICA extruding, stranding, or cabling to produce workflow. Paradigm provide an integrated set INFOR product. The primary components of the sys- of tools for sales management, material man- INTUIT tem are: Axiom/mx Open, a set of applications agement, pre-production engineering and pro- IQMS for sales, production, quality and financial man- duction management. Additional functionality LAWSON SOFTWARE agement; Axiom e/Suite Customer Service, for is available for cost accounting, statistical web-based customer service; Axiom APS, process control, cycle time performance, finan- MICROSOFT CORP. which provides capabilities for planning and cial accounting, sales forecasting, intelligent NETSUITE INC. scheduling; and Axiom BI, for business intelli- engineering, lot tracking, plant maintenance, ORACLE CORP. gence, executive information and decision just-in-time performance, electronic data inter- PLEX SYSTEMS support. 2 change and executive information systems. PROFITKEY Other capabilities include WIP Status Reports INTERNATIONAL PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined that show the locations of work orders; Shop QAD, INC. to provide pricing information. Floor Monitor for movement tracking; allowing RAMCO SYSTEMS the same production part number to be used for multiple customers; and management of SAGE replenishment orders. 2 SAP AG SIV.AG PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SLINGSHOT to provide pricing information. SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 10
    • INTRO CONSONA CORP. CONSONA CORP. SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX DTR Encompix DTR is an ERP solution aimed Encompix ERP, a Consona ERP solution, ABAS SOFTWARE AG at plastics processors. s specializes in helping project-based, BOWEN & GROVES engineering-intensive manufacturers deliver CDC SOFTWARE COMPANY WEBSITE: www.consona.com/ complex products on time and on budget. s CINCOM SYSTEMS, FOUNDED: 1986 INC. SUMMARY: DTR Version 9.3 is an ERP solution COMPANY WEBSITE: www.consona.com/ CONSONA CORP. for the plastics processing industry. The latest FOUNDED: 1986 DELTEK version includes two new modules: Preventa- SUMMARY: Summary: Encompix is a Consona tive Maintenance and Quote Manager. The ERP solution for project-based, engineer-to- EPICOR Preventative Maintenance module maintains order manufacturing operations. The latest EXACT SOFTWARE procedures and service plans, manages and version of the software can exchange bills of GLOBAL SHOP purchases parts, and schedules and executes materials (BOM) and item master information SOLUTIONS maintenance work orders for molds, produc- with AutoCAD, streamlining the flow of infor- GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL tion machines and other equipment. The Quote mation from engineering to production and Manager module provides a central repository planning. Version 9.4 also offers improved IFS NORTH AMERICA for production quotes to customers. Users will visibility and consistency of the actual versus INFOR be able to create and maintain quotes for stan- planned cost calculations on a variety of INTUIT dard parts, as well as engineering and engi- reports and query screens across an entire IQMS neering change quotes. Pricing can be calculat- project, from engineering through installation. LAWSON SOFTWARE ed or entered manually using BOMs or price In addition, project and shop floor reports are tables with unlimited quantity breaks for each available in Crystal Reports, with the ability to MICROSOFT CORP. quoted part. 2 drill down to details or modify standard reports NETSUITE INC. to meet specific needs, providing access to the ORACLE CORP. PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined full bill of materials for any parent covering PLEX SYSTEMS to provide pricing information. sub-jobs, multiple release structures, shared PROFITKEY parent structures and sales orders. Field access INTERNATIONAL to project information is improved through QAD, INC. screens that can be tailored to match the RAMCO SYSTEMS particular needs of each user. 2 SAGE PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SAP AG to provide pricing information. SIV.AG SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 11
    • INTRO CONSONA CORP. CONSONA CORP. SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Intuitive Made2Manage Intuitive ERP is designed to handle all The Made2Manage ERP software module ABAS SOFTWARE AG the front-office and back-office operations is a back-office platform that captures data BOWEN & GROVES of a discrete manufacturing company. s from all of a manufacturer’s production CDC SOFTWARE processes in one database. s CINCOM SYSTEMS, COMPANY WEBSITE: www.consona.com/ INC. FOUNDED: 1986 COMPANY WEBSITE: www.consona.com/ CONSONA CORP. SUMMARY: Intuitive ERP has a Microsoft .NET- FOUNDED: 1986 DELTEK based architecture, and can handle all the SUMMARY: As part of the Made2Manage ERP front-office and back-office operations of a solution, the M2M ERP software module is a EPICOR discrete manufacturing company. The software back-office platform that captures data in one EXACT SOFTWARE includes planning, inventory, engineering, pur- centralized system. By integrating a manufac- GLOBAL SHOP chasing, finance, quoting/estimating, order turer’s production processes into one database, SOLUTIONS processing, configurator, statistic process con- M2M ERP software can execute all facets of GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL trol, forecasting, alert messenger, project man- the firm’s operations. M2M ERP software agement and manufacturing modules. The administers customer order management, IFS NORTH AMERICA manufacturing module allows users to plan materials management, production manage- INFOR and schedule production, enter and track work ment and financial management processes. INTUIT orders, control the shop floor, monitor produc- The M2M ERP software module gives make- IQMS tion status, manage material and equipment to-order, make-to-stock, engineer-to-order, LAWSON SOFTWARE capacity, promise deliveries, and track time assemble-to-order or mixed-mode manufac- and attendance. 2 turers real-time visibility over all back-office MICROSOFT CORP. functions. M2M ERP also supports standard NETSUITE INC. PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined workflow manufacturing processes such as ORACLE CORP. to provide pricing information. quotes, routings, sales order management, PLEX SYSTEMS shipping and receiving, order costing, general PROFITKEY ledger, job order, engineering, inventory con- INTERNATIONAL trol, bill of materials (BOM) and quality man- QAD, INC. agement. 2 RAMCO SYSTEMS PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SAGE to provide pricing information. SAP AG SIV.AG SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 12
    • INTRO DELTEK EPICOR SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Deltek Costpoint Epicor Manufacturing Deltek Costpoint software is built Epicor Manufacturing offers end-to-end ABAS SOFTWARE AG to meet the needs of project-based ERP functionality for midmarket and global BOWEN & GROVES manufacturers. s manufacturers. s CDC SOFTWARE CINCOM SYSTEMS, COMPANY WEBSITE: www.deltek.com/ COMPANY WEBSITE: www.epicor.com INC. FOUNDED: 1983 FOUNDED: 1984 CONSONA CORP. SUMMARY: Deltek Costpoint ERP software is SUMMARY: Epicor offers specialized ERP pack- DELTEK designed for project-based manufacturers. ages for mid-sized businesses and multination- Deltek Costpoint Materials Management links al enterprises. For global manufacturers, Epicor EPICOR management and the shop floor by providing features built-in compliance for a majority of EXACT SOFTWARE functionality for streamlining procurement countries. Currently Epicor software products GLOBAL SHOP processes, tracking customer orders, project are used in more than 140 countries and are SOLUTIONS tracking, asset inventory management, project available in more than 30 languages. Epicor GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL and financial management and controlling offers applications for financial, inventory, material and production processes from design product data management, supply chain man- IFS NORTH AMERICA and materials procurement to manufacturing agement (SCM), customer relationship man- INFOR and order fulfillment. Materials Management is agement (CRM), production management, INTUIT designed for any engineer-to-order, or make- sales, planning and scheduling, service man- IQMS to-order project manufacturer. Deltek Cost- agement, business intelligence (BI) and enter- LAWSON SOFTWARE point Human Resources software automates prise performance management (EPM). Epicor HR processes for project-driven businesses. develops industry-specific software products MICROSOFT CORP. Deltek Performance Management combines all for manufacturers; these industries include NETSUITE INC. project and corporate data from Costpoint and aerospace and defense, automotive, fabricated ORACLE CORP. other Deltek software in an organization to metals, electronics and electrical equipment, PLEX SYSTEMS provide users with a dashboard of all activity furniture and fixtures, medical devices, indus- PROFITKEY within the organization. Deltek GovWin busi- trial machinery and rubber and plastics. Epicor INTERNATIONAL ness development and capture software manufacturing software is built on a single uni- QAD, INC. enables users at government contractors to fied data model to provide users with real-time RAMCO SYSTEMS automate lead generation and manage busi- management of manufacturing processes and ness intelligence (BI) while improving opera- information across operations. SAGE tion performance. 2 SAP AG PRICING INFORMATION: Prices/software costs SIV.AG PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined start at approximately $4,000–$500,000+, SLINGSHOT to provide pricing information. according to company spokespeople. SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 13
    • INTRO EXACT SOFTWARE GLOBAL SHOP SOLUTIONS SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Exact Globe One-System ERP Solutions Exact Globe is an integrated ERP software Global Shop Solutions, the largest private ABAS SOFTWARE AG system for discrete manufacturers. s held ERP software company in the U.S., BOWEN & GROVES provides ERP software for small to mid-sized CDC SOFTWARE COMPANY WEBSITE: www.exactamerica.com businesses. s CINCOM SYSTEMS, FOUNDED: 1984 INC. SUMMARY: Exact Globe ERP is designed for any COMPANY WEBSITE: www.globalshop- CONSONA CORP. organization that manufactures discrete prod- solutions.com DELTEK ucts, distributes a range of products to various FOUNDED: 1976 market segments or bases their business on a SUMMARY: Global Shop Solutions provides ERP EPICOR service-oriented business model. It features an software for on-time delivery, shop floor man- EXACT SOFTWARE embedded document management system that agement, lean manufacturing, shorter delivery GLOBAL SHOP makes use of real-time, workflow-driven busi- times and costing and pricing systems. Global SOLUTIONS ness processes, such as cash management, Shop manages the needs of job shops, engi- GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL order processing and production planning. Exact neering-to-order, make-to-stock, make-to- Globe ERP includes built-in functionality for order, and mixed-mode manufacturers and dis- IFS NORTH AMERICA everyday business processes. Its project man- tributors. It provides functionalities for cost, INFOR agement works for either revenue-focused or pricing, and profits, customer relationship man- INTUIT internal-oriented projects, including R&D or agement (CRM), sales management, financials, IQMS marketing, financial transactions, document inventory and purchasing, quality assurance, LAWSON SOFTWARE management, task management and activity advanced production scheduling (APS), project management. Financial performance reports management, data conversion, e-commerce, MICROSOFT CORP. can deliver real-time updates on an organiza- business intelligence (BI), electronic data inter- NETSUITE INC. tion’s financial status. Exact Globe features change (EDI) and shop management. Global ORACLE CORP. imbedded workflow management for functions Shop also offers support for business that trade PLEX SYSTEMS such as cash management, sales, and purchase internationally, with purchasing, accounts PROFITKEY order processing, including production order payable and accounts receivable in multiple INTERNATIONAL processing. Exact’s inventory management and currencies and calculations for exchange rates. QAD, INC. costing is delivered in real-time throughout the Training and consulting are available at the cus- RAMCO SYSTEMS business and also allows manufacturers with tomer’s plant; virtual training via the Internet, multiple locations to plan inventory, require- available as subscription virtual training and SAGE ments and production for both individual ware- individual virtual training. Global Shop’s ERP SAP AG houses and for the organization at large. software is written for organizations running SIV.AG Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003. SLINGSHOT PRICING INFORMATION: Prices/software costs SOFTWARE start at approximately $30,000 with 10 users, PRICING INFORMATION: Global Shop pricing SOFTBRANDS for the base system, and expand accordingly schedules are flexible according to customer SOLARSOFT depending upon the number of named users needs, primarily based on core package plus BUSINESS SYSTEMS and additional functionality required, such as modules and number of users. Company SYSPRO manufacturing. declined to provide further pricing information. UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 14
    • INTRO GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL, IFS NORTH AMERICA SELECTING A SUBSIDIARY OF FUJITSU ERP SOFTWARE INDEX IFS Applications Glovia ERP The IFS Applications ERP system supports ABAS SOFTWARE AG Glovia ERP is an integrated software suite a variety of manufacturing business needs BOWEN & GROVES designed for engineer-to-order, make-to-order including lean manufacturing and PLM. s CDC SOFTWARE or high-volume manufacturing models. s CINCOM SYSTEMS, COMPANY WEBSITE: www.ifsworld.com/us INC. COMPANY WEBSITE: www.glovia.com/html FOUNDED: 1983 CONSONA CORP. FOUNDED: 1990 SUMMARY: IFS Applications 7.5 is the latest ver- DELTEK SUMMARY: Glovia ERP supports manufacturers sion of IFS North America’s component-based that operate both nationally and international- ERP suite built on service-oriented architecture EPICOR ly. It supports multiple languages, currencies (SOA) technology. The suite includes eight EXACT SOFTWARE and business structures. Glovia ERP includes applications: IFS Financials, IFS Human GLOBAL SHOP applications for supply chain management, Resources, IFS Sales and Service, IFS Manufac- SOLUTIONS product design, supplier management, sales turing, IFS Distribution, IFS Maintenance and GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL and procurement, product management, order IFS Business Enablers. Components in the IFS management and post-sale service. Glovia Manufacturing line include shop floor report- IFS NORTH AMERICA Manufacturing Management provides shop ing, costing, shop order, repetitive production, INFOR batch process, make/configure/assemble to floor functionality to handle each step of the INTUIT manufacturing process, whether in an engi- order, engineer to order, make to project, con- IQMS neer-to-order, make-to-order or high-volume straint-based scheduling and multi-site plan- LAWSON SOFTWARE manufacturing model. Glovia Product Manage- ning. The ERP suite also covers areas such as ment centralizes product data, includes esti- lean manufacturing, PLM, product-based deliv- MICROSOFT CORP. mation and simulation capabilities, tools for ery, repetitive manufacturing, to-order manu- NETSUITE INC. managing and tracking products using multiple facturing and after-sales servicing. IFS Applica- ORACLE CORP. bills of materials (BOMs) and support for pro- tions includes functionality for business PLEX SYSTEMS gressive engineering. Glovia Supply Chain process modeling, corporate performance PROFITKEY Management’s forecasting module allows management, planning, execution and waste INTERNATIONAL users to forecast by week or month, divide analysis and reduction. 2 QAD, INC. product-demand data in demand streams and transfer final forecasts to the master produc- PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined RAMCO SYSTEMS tion schedule. This software also supports real- to provide pricing information. SAGE time order promising and matches demand SAP AG with available global supply to improve order SIV.AG management. 2 SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SOFTBRANDS to provide pricing information. SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 15
    • INTRO INFOR INFOR SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Infor ERP Adage Infor ERP LN Infor ERP Adage is an ERP solution Infor ERP LN is an easy-to-use ERP ABAS SOFTWARE AG for process manufacturers. It is built on solution for discrete and project-based BOWEN & GROVES a service-oriented architecture (SOA). s manufacturers. s CDC SOFTWARE CINCOM SYSTEMS, COMPANY WEBSITE: www.infor.com COMPANY WEBSITE: www.infor.com INC. FOUNDED: 2002 FOUNDED: 2002 CONSONA CORP. SUMMARY: Infor ERP Adage is an ERP solution SUMMARY: Infor ERP LN is an easy-to-use ERP DELTEK for process manufacturers. Through full back- solution for discrete and project-based manu- ward and forward lot tracking and trace, actual facturers in industries such as industrial equip- EPICOR costing and specification matching integrated ment and machinery, high-tech and electron- EXACT SOFTWARE across all business processes, the package ics, component manufacturing, commercial GLOBAL SHOP facilitates production of consistent quality and aerospace and shipbuilding. Infor ERP LN pro- SOLUTIONS compliant products to meet variable demand. vides global business operations support GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL Core capabilities include: order to cash for cap- across all departments including finance, ware- turing orders, specifications, pricing, profit and housing, freight management, and aftermarket IFS NORTH AMERICA shelf life allocations, and fulfillment; plan to service. A scalable, multi-language, open sys- INFOR produce with co- and by-products, inverted tems platform, Infor ERP LN features capabili- INTUIT bills of material (BOM), multiple units of meas- ties for multi-plant business process modeling IQMS ure, and streamlined production and packing; and enhancing information visibility for LAWSON SOFTWARE procure to pay for quality management, pay- improved decision-making. The core manufac- ment on quality and material performance, and turing and planning functionality in Infor ERP MICROSOFT CORP. payment compliance; and financial manage- LN is ideal for companies in make-to-stock, NETSUITE INC. ment integrated into all business processes. 2 assemble-to-order, make-to-order and engi- ORACLE CORP. neer-to-order environments. 2 PLEX SYSTEMS PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined PROFITKEY to provide pricing information. PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined INTERNATIONAL to provide pricing information. QAD, INC. RAMCO SYSTEMS SAGE SAP AG SIV.AG SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 16
    • INTRO INFOR INFOR SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Infor ERP LX Infor ERP SyteLine Infor ERP LX is an ERP solution for Infor ERP SyteLine, available as on-premise ABAS SOFTWARE AG mixed-mode and process manufacturers or SaaS, enables manufacturers to plan and BOWEN & GROVES operating in an IBM System i environment. s schedule order by order, increase forecasting CDC SOFTWARE speed and accuracy, deliver orders on time, CINCOM SYSTEMS, COMPANY WEBSITE: www.infor.com and reduce inventory levels and shortages. s INC. FOUNDED: 2002 CONSONA CORP. SUMMARY: Infor ERP LX is an ERP solution for COMPANY WEBSITE: www.infor.com DELTEK mixed-mode and process manufacturers oper- FOUNDED: 2002 ating in an IBM System i (formerly AS/400 or SUMMARY: Infor ERP SyteLine encompasses EPICOR iSeries) environment. The solution improves manufacturers’ needs from engineer to order to EXACT SOFTWARE the efficiency of business processes such as repetitive and is built on the Microsoft .NET GLOBAL SHOP manufacturing, logistics, channel management, technology platform. It enables manufacturers SOLUTIONS customer relationships, supply relationships to plan and schedule order by order, increase GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL and financial management. Infor ERP LX fea- forecasting speed and accuracy, deliver orders tures functionality such as: global instance to on time, and reduce inventory levels and short- IFS NORTH AMERICA lower TCO; multiple customer hierarchies and ages. Components include: customer service INFOR business processes; pricing and trade funds and order management; advanced planning INTUIT management; manufacturing lot tracking; co- and scheduling; production control; materials IQMS and by-products; multiple units of measure; and inventory management; financial manage- LAWSON SOFTWARE quality management; streamlined production ment; business process management and and packing; procurement, payables requisi- automation; personalization framework and MICROSOFT CORP. tions, blanket orders, receipts, and vendor rat- toolset; and workflow messaging. The solu- NETSUITE INC. ings; financial management for budgeting, tion’s presentation architecture works in con- ORACLE CORP. global accounting, and financial reporting; ful- junction with the Microsoft platform to gener- PLEX SYSTEMS fillment; attributes, multiple dates, and actual ate individually tailored screens in real time. PROFITKEY costing integrated across the value chain; sup- Screen fields, labels, and other "look and feel" INTERNATIONAL port for lean manufacturing processes; stan- options all can be personalized. Infor ERP Syte- QAD, INC. dard integration to process-specific solutions Line is also available through SaaS hosted and RAMCO SYSTEMS such as warehouse management, enterprise subscription models, including optional appli- asset management and product lifecycle man- cation managed services. 2 SAGE agement. 2 SAP AG PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SIV.AG PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined to provide pricing information. SLINGSHOT to provide pricing information. SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 17
    • INTRO INFOR INFOR SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Infor ERP Visual Infor ERP XA Infor ERP Visual offers mid-sized discrete Infor ERP XA is an enterprise solution that ABAS SOFTWARE AG manufacturers an integrated approach to streamlines discrete manufacturing processes BOWEN & GROVES core manufacturing requirements, including such as master production scheduling, order CDC SOFTWARE material requirements planning, planning and processing, material requirements planning, CINCOM SYSTEMS, scheduling and manufacturing execution. s production scheduling, lot tracking, inventory INC. management, and production reporting. 1 CONSONA CORP. COMPANY WEBSITE: www.infor.com DELTEK FOUNDED: 2002 COMPANY WEBSITE: www.infor.com SUMMARY: Infor ERP Visual, a solution for small FOUNDED: 2002 EPICOR to mid-sized discrete manufacturers, combines SUMMARY: Infor ERP XA is an enterprise solution EXACT SOFTWARE traditional finite scheduling with lean schedul- for discrete manufacturers with mixed-mode GLOBAL SHOP ing. Infor ERP Visual offers an integrated ap- processes including repetitive, engineer-to- SOLUTIONS proach to all core manufacturing requirements, order, configure-to-order, manufacture-to- GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL including material requirements planning; order, assemble-to-order and make-to-stock. advanced planning and scheduling; manufac- The solution helps streamline discrete manu- IFS NORTH AMERICA turing execution; CRM; quality management; facturing processes such as master production INFOR and warehouse management. The software scheduling, order processing, material require- INTUIT offers users ways to interact with core desktop ments planning, production scheduling and IQMS tools such as the Microsoft Office suite. Infor execution, detailed lot tracking, inventory man- LAWSON SOFTWARE ERP Visual gives discrete manufacturers sup- agement, and production reporting. Infor ERP port for their entire business lifecycle, from XA supports finite capacity planning for auto- MICROSOFT CORP. planning to sourcing to making to delivering. 2 matically monitoring plant resources and costs; NETSUITE INC. multiple methods for managing requirements ORACLE CORP. PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined across work orders; repetitive scheduling; JIT PLEX SYSTEMS to provide pricing information. and Kanban; and complex configuration capa- PROFITKEY bilities for the manufacture of highly engi- INTERNATIONAL neered products. 2 QAD, INC. PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined RAMCO SYSTEMS to provide pricing information. SAGE SAP AG SIV.AG SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 18
    • INTRO INTUIT IQMS SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions EnterpriseIQ ERP software module Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions The latest version of EnterpriseIQ ERP ABAS SOFTWARE AG provides tools for small businesses to software gives manufacturers capabilities BOWEN & GROVES manage finances, inventory, sales, in quality management, electronic data CDC SOFTWARE purchasing and payroll. s interchange (EDI), warehouse management CINCOM SYSTEMS, system (WMS), product lifecycle management INC. COMPANY WEBSITE: www.intuit.com (PLM), security and forecasting to drive lean CONSONA CORP. FOUNDED: 1983 and agile operations across their total supply DELTEK SUMMARY: Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise Solu- chain. s tions helps organizations streamline operations EPICOR such as finances, inventory, sales, purchasing COMPANY WEBSITE: www.iqms.com EXACT SOFTWARE and payroll. New features in version 9.0 include FOUNDED: 1989 GLOBAL SHOP company snapshots, support for up to 30 SUMMARY: IQMS provides real-time manufac- SOLUTIONS simultaneous users, multi-currency capability, turing, accounting, production monitoring, GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL customer, vendor and inventory tracking, online quality control, supply chain, CRM and eBusi- banking, international payment service, Quick- ness solutions to the automotive, medical, IFS NORTH AMERICA Books Instant Messenger and payroll process- packaging, consumer goods and other manu- INFOR ing. QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions can be facturing markets. The Enterprise IQ single- INTUIT integrated with other Intuit applications such source enterprise software solution offers com- IQMS as Sales Management ES, Warehouse Manage- plete functionality and scalable solutions all in LAWSON SOFTWARE ment ES and Field Service Management ES. a single database, enabling manufacturing Intuit Business Analysis ES, which works with enterprises to stay lean, agile and competitive. MICROSOFT CORP. QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, features per- The recently released Smart Search for Enter- NETSUITE INC. formance analyzer and custom report builder priseIQ provides a unique way for users to ORACLE CORP. tools to create real-time snapshots of a compa- quickly access data within the EnterpriseIQ PLEX SYSTEMS ny’s performance. QuickBooks Enterprise Solu- system. Accessed directly from a user desktop PROFITKEY tions also comes with Intuit Statement Writer, shortcut or the Smart Page application inter- INTERNATIONAL which creates company financial statements. 2 face, Smart Search allows users to scan search QAD, INC. results and drill down for additional informa- RAMCO SYSTEMS PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined tion on items related to specific search criteria. to provide pricing information. Since 1989, IQMS has been designing and SAGE developing ERP software for repetitive, process SAP AG and discrete manufacturing industries. With SIV.AG offices across North America, Europe and Asia, SLINGSHOT IQMS serves manufacturers around the world. SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SOLARSOFT to provide pricing information. BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 19
    • INTRO LAWSON SOFTWARE MICROSOFT CORP. SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Lawson M3 Enterprise Management Microsoft Dynamics AX The Lawson M3 Enterprise Management Microsoft Dynamics AX helps companies ABAS SOFTWARE AG system is an integrated business package manage manufacturing, streamline production, BOWEN & GROVES designed for organizations that have make, minimize inventory-carrying costs, configure CDC SOFTWARE move or maintain processes. s complex products, and manage personnel, CINCOM SYSTEMS, material and data processing. s INC. COMPANY WEBSITE: www.lawson.com CONSONA CORP. FOUNDED: 1975 COMPANY WEBSITE: www.microsoft.com DELTEK SUMMARY: The Lawson M3 system is an inte- FOUNDED: 1975 grated enterprise application designed for SUMMARY: Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly EPICOR manufacturing, distribution and maintenance Axapta) is part of the Microsoft Dynamics line EXACT SOFTWARE companies. Lawson M3 7.1 consists of eight of ERP software products. Dynamics AX helps GLOBAL SHOP suites: Enterprise Performance Management; companies manage manufacturing, streamline SOLUTIONS Customer Sales and Service; Enterprise Asset production, minimize inventory-carrying costs, GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL Management; Supply Chain Management; configure complex products, and manage per- Manufacturing Operations; Financials; Busi- sonnel, material and data processing. Its Plant IFS NORTH AMERICA ness Process Management; and System Foun- Operations module helps integrate critical INFOR dation. M3 refers to Make industries (such as processes, including order management, INTUIT manufacturing, fashion and food and bever- accounting, inventory, production, warehouse IQMS age), Move industries (such as distribution management and barcoding. The Supply Chain LAWSON SOFTWARE and equipment rental) and Maintain industries Visibility modules works with communication (such as equipment service management and and collaboration tools such as Microsoft MICROSOFT CORP. enterprise asset management). 2 Office and Microsoft BizTalk Server to connect NETSUITE INC. employees, customers, parts suppliers, and ORACLE CORP. PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined logistics suppliers across multiple locations, PLEX SYSTEMS to provide pricing information. business systems, and technology platforms. 2 PROFITKEY INTERNATIONAL PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined QAD, INC. to provide pricing information. RAMCO SYSTEMS SAGE SAP AG SIV.AG SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 20
    • INTRO MICROSOFT CORP. MICROSOFT CORP. SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Microsoft Dynamics GP Microsoft Dynamics NAV Microsoft Dynamics GP offers management With Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly ABAS SOFTWARE AG tools that help manufacturers collaborate Navision), any size manufacturer can boost BOWEN & GROVES with trading partners and manage the entire operational efficiency and manage production, CDC SOFTWARE financial life cycle of the manufacturing including production orders, bills of materials CINCOM SYSTEMS, business process. s (BOM), supply planning and capacity INC. requirements planning. 1 CONSONA CORP. COMPANY WEBSITE: www.microsoft.com DELTEK FOUNDED: 1975 COMPANY WEBSITE: www.microsoft.com SUMMARY: Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly FOUNDED: 1975 EPICOR Microsoft Great Plains) is part of the Microsoft SUMMARY: Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly EXACT SOFTWARE Dynamics line of ERP software products. Navision) is part of the Microsoft Dynamics GLOBAL SHOP Dynamics GP offers resource planning and line of ERP software products. With Dynamics SOLUTIONS management tools that help make-to-stock, NAV, any size manufacturing company can GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL make-to-order, assemble-to-order and hybrid boost operational efficiency and manage pro- manufacturing companies collaborate with duction, including production orders, bills of IFS NORTH AMERICA trading partners and manage the entire finan- materials (BOM), supply planning and capacity INFOR cial life cycle of the manufacturing business requirements planning. The software includes INTUIT process. Users can leverage the integrated product management capabilities to improve IQMS manufacturing capabilities of Dynamics GP to coordination of made-to-order requests, sim- LAWSON SOFTWARE deliver a quality product on time and on budg- plify make-or-buy decisions and modify com- et. The software can also optimize inventory so ponents and operations as needed, even on MICROSOFT CORP. that companies can improve their manufactur- released production orders. Dynamics NAV NETSUITE INC. ing throughput and business performance. also includes BOM functionality that allows ORACLE CORP. Dynamics GP reports help manufacturers man- users to create, track and process multiple ver- PLEX SYSTEMS age processes efficiently, including basic bill of sions of BOMs and routings; graphical schedul- PROFITKEY materials (BOM), work center capacity, stock ing; order promising; exceptions handling; sup- INTERNATIONAL reports, inventory, job details and transactions, ply planning; demand forecasting; capacity QAD, INC. machine lists, routing sequences, picking, requirements planning; warehouse and inven- RAMCO SYSTEMS exceptions, sales forecasting and data collec- tory management; manufacturing costing; and tion. 2 automated data collection. 2 SAGE SAP AG PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SIV.AG to provide pricing information. to provide pricing information. SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 21
    • INTRO MICROSOFT CORP. NETSUITE INC. SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Microsoft Dynamics SL NetSuite Microsoft Dynamics SL gives businesses NetSuite is an integrated web-based ABAS SOFTWARE AG functionality in finance, project accounting, application that supports ERP, customer BOWEN & GROVES manufacturing, field service, supply chains, relationship management (CRM), CDC SOFTWARE analytics and electronic commerce and is accounting and e-commerce. 1 CINCOM SYSTEMS, primarily targeted at small and medium- INC. sized enterprises. s COMPANY WEBSITE: www.netsuite.com CONSONA CORP. FOUNDED: 1998 DELTEK COMPANY WEBSITE: www.microsoft.com SUMMARY: NetSuite is an integrated web-based FOUNDED: 1975 system that provides organizations with data in EPICOR SUMMARY: Microsoft Dynamics SL (formerly real-time while eliminating IT and deployment EXACT SOFTWARE Solomon IV for Windows) is part of the costs. Data can be viewed and managed GLOBAL SHOP Microsoft Dynamics line of ERP software prod- through customized dashboards that allow SOLUTIONS ucts. Dynamics SL provides businesses func- users to quickly access business performance GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL tionality in finance, project accounting, manu- metrics. NetSuite offers tools for daily business facturing, field service, supply chains, analytics, needs such as ERP, CRM, accounting, e-com- IFS NORTH AMERICA and electronic commerce and is primarily tar- merce, sales, marketing, HR, order fulfillment, INFOR geted at small and medium-sized enterprises. billing, shipping, payroll, purchasing and vendor INTUIT The latest version of Dynamics SL allows users management, partner relationship manage- IQMS to link subcontractor and customer work so ment and inventory management. NetSuite’s LAWSON SOFTWARE that payment to the subcontractor is not made inventory management helps manufacturers until the work has been accepted by the cus- cut inventory costs by tracking stock levels. MICROSOFT CORP. tomer and paid for. Users can also create, edit Features of inventory management include bin NETSUITE INC. or view project information from the web using management for improving warehouse organi- ORACLE CORP. the Business Portal project maintenance zation, landed cost tracking to accurately cal- PLEX SYSTEMS screen, which combines information pulled culate shipping and duty expenses, multi-cur- PROFITKEY from five separate screens to provide project rency capabilities, demand based inventory INTERNATIONAL users the information they need. Access to replenishment, multiple units of measure, cus- QAD, INC. project data is restricted by role and can also tomer and volume pricing, matrix items and lot RAMCO SYSTEMS include which fields can be viewed, edited or number history management. 2 which default values should be set. Microsoft SAGE Dynamics SL 7.0 has been rewritten to run in PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SAP AG Microsoft Visual Basic 2005, making it a .NET to provide additional pricing information. SIV.AG product. 2 SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SOFTBRANDS to provide pricing information. SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 22
    • INTRO ORACLE CORP. ORACLE CORP. SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Oracle E-Business Suite Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Oracle E-Business Suite is an integrated ABAS SOFTWARE AG is an integrated applications suite global business application that provides BOWEN & GROVES of comprehensive enterprise resource tools for ERP, supply chain management CDC SOFTWARE planning software. s (SCM) and customer relationship CINCOM SYSTEMS, management (CRM). s INC. COMPANY WEBSITE: www.oracle.com CONSONA CORP. FOUNDED: 1977 COMPANY WEBSITE: www.oracle.com DELTEK SUMMARY: Oracle’s JD Edwards Enterprise- FOUNDED: 1977 One is an integrated applications suite of SUMMARY: Oracle E-Business Suite is a collec- EPICOR comprehensive enterprise resource planning tion of integrated ERP, SCM and CRM applica- EXACT SOFTWARE software. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne offers a tions for midsize to large organizations, includ- GLOBAL SHOP choice of databases, operating systems and ing manufacturers. The E-Business Suite SOLUTIONS hardware, as well as 70 application modules. includes tools such as Oracle CRM, Oracle GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL All financial processes across all applications Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Oracle are integrated into a single database and link Financials, Oracle HRMS, Oracle Logistics, IFS NORTH AMERICA seamlessly with all other JD Edwards Enter- Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications, Ora- INFOR priseOne solutions. 2 cle Order Management, Oracle Projects, Oracle INTUIT Quotes, Oracle Transportation Management IQMS PRICING INFORMATION: Pricing information and Oracle Warehouse Management Systems. LAWSON SOFTWARE was not provided by the company. Oracle E-Business Suite Manufacturing family of applications can be integrated with Oracle MICROSOFT CORP. PLM and Oracle CRM. Oracle Manufacturing NETSUITE INC. supports process and discrete manufacturing ORACLE CORP. and flow manufacturing models such as engi- PLEX SYSTEMS neering-to-order, make-to-stock, configure-to- PROFITKEY order, assemble-to-order and discrete-repeti- INTERNATIONAL tive. It offers functionality for shop floor QAD, INC. management, production scheduling and RAMCO SYSTEMS mobile SCM. Oracle’s Manufacturing Opera- tions Center provides operational analytics and SAGE integration between ERP and the shop floor. 2 SAP AG SIV.AG PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SLINGSHOT to provide pricing information. SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 23
    • INTRO PLEX SYSTEMS PROFITKEY INTERNATIONAL SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Plex Online Rapid Response Manufacturing (RRM) Plex Online Software as a Service (SaaS) Rapid Response Manufacturing is an ABAS SOFTWARE AG offers ERP and manufacturing execution integrated ERP and manufacturing execution BOWEN & GROVES system (MES) over a web browser. 1 system (MES) software suite for small to CDC SOFTWARE mid-sized discrete manufacturers. s CINCOM SYSTEMS, COMPANY WEBSITE: www.plex.com INC. FOUNDED: 1995 COMPANY WEBSITE: www.profitkey.com CONSONA CORP. SUMMARY: Plex Online is a fully-integrated FOUNDED: 1979 DELTEK SaaS system that offers ERP functions such as SUMMARY: The Rapid Response Manufacturing accounting and finance, customer relationship ERP and MES software system is aimed at EPICOR management (CRM), order entry and tracking, small to mid-sized discrete manufacturers. EXACT SOFTWARE MES, production scheduling and machine inte- RRM includes tools for planning and schedul- GLOBAL SHOP gration, supply chain management (SCM), ing, quality management, financial planning, SOLUTIONS supplier quality and traceability over a web executive information systems, e-commerce GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL browser. Its ERP system, Plexus Online, pro- and CRM. RRM is customizable; users can vides traditional ERP functionality such as request software modifications, data integra- IFS NORTH AMERICA parts, orders and shipping as well as function- tion services or tailored written reports. RRM INFOR ality specialized for manufacturers, such as consists of 22 modules, including master INTUIT quality, engineering, tooling, labor/time track- scheduling and material requirements planning IQMS ing, traceability, shop floor control and quality (MRP), engineering, purchasing, inventory LAWSON SOFTWARE management. Plex Online features a bar code management, inventory data collection, job labeling system with built-in support for bar tracking and costing, sales analysis, advanced MICROSOFT CORP. code printing, reading and utilization through planning and scheduling, accounts payable and NETSUITE INC. all parts of the manufacturing process. Its lean receivable, multi-currency and maintenance ORACLE CORP. manufacturing tools support Kanban schedul- management. RRM is aimed at manufacturers PLEX SYSTEMS ing, pull systems, Heijunka scheduling/load in the USA, UK and Canada in industries such PROFITKEY leveling and Kaizen. Plex’s trademark Scanban as automotive, aerospace and defense, medical INTERNATIONAL concept features Kanban cards that are bar device manufacturing, contract electronic QAD, INC. coded and tracked electronically through the assembly, original equipment manufacturing, RAMCO SYSTEMS shop floor. Its electronic Kanban system can precision machining and general manufactur- be used with other more traditional scheduling ing. 2 SAGE systems. Plex’s other lean manufacturing tools SAP AG include an electronic pull scheduler and an PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SIV.AG online costumer replenishment system. to provide pricing information. SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE PRICING INFORMATION: Based on a matrix of SOFTBRANDS modules used and company size. No individual SOLARSOFT user licenses required; license on a per site BUSINESS SYSTEMS basis. Base pricing starts at $3,000 to $5,000 SYSPRO per month for small companies. Larger UNIT 4 AGRESSO companies ramp up from there. XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 24
    • INTRO QAD, INC. RAMCO SYSTEMS SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX QAD Enterprise Applications Ramco ERP QAD Enterprise Applications is Small businesses can start with Ramco’s ABAS SOFTWARE AG an integrated software suite. s ERP software as either an on-premise or BOWEN & GROVES on-demand offering, then migrate to the CDC SOFTWARE COMPANY WEBSITE: www.qad.com Enterprise edition if needed. 1 CINCOM SYSTEMS, FOUNDED: 1979 INC. SUMMARY: QAD Enterprise Applications feature COMPANY WEBSITE: www.ramco.com CONSONA CORP. rapid implementation and training, modifiable FOUNDED : 1989 DELTEK best practice process maps, business and legal SUMMARY: Ramco ERP is available in two edi- compliance requirements by country and tions: the Enterprise Series and the Small to EPICOR industry and global implementation capabili- Mid-Sized Business (SMB) Series. Both are EXACT SOFTWARE ties. QAD Enterprise Applications are available built on a service-oriented architecture (SOA). GLOBAL SHOP on-demand, on-premise or on-appliance. They The Ramco Enterprise Series is designed for SOLUTIONS are available in a variety of module groups global process and discrete manufacturers as GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL including Enterprise Financials, Standard Finan- well as logistics-based or asset-intensive busi- cials, Customer Management, Manufacturing, nesses. The Ramco SMB Series allows SMBs IFS NORTH AMERICA Supply Chain, Service and Support, Enterprise to access the processes required for their busi- INFOR Asset Management, Analytics and Interoper- nesses without the ongoing operating costs INTUIT ability. QAD supports mixed-mode manufac- of large-scale ERP systems. The platforms for IQMS turing environments such as discrete manufac- Ramco Enterprise and Ramco SMB are identi- LAWSON SOFTWARE turing, repetitive manufacturing, Kanban cal, so companies can start with the SMB systems, flow manufacturing, batch/formula series and migrate to the Enterprise series. MICROSOFT CORP. process and co-product/by-products manufac- The SMB Series is also available as Ramco NETSUITE INC. turing. Manufacturing functionality includes OnDemand ERP, which is hosted by Ramco ORACLE CORP. planning and scheduling, material control, shop and delivered as a subscription service. PLEX SYSTEMS floor control, reporting and cost management. PROFITKEY QAD Lean Manufacturing uses pre-existing PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined INTERNATIONAL enterprise data to create value-stream maps of to provide pricing information. QAD, INC. suppliers, manufacturing processes and flows, RAMCO SYSTEMS supermarkets and customers. QAD Supply Chain works with simple and complex manu- SAGE facturing networks and can be integrated with SAP AG QAD Enterprise Applications to reduce total SIV.AG cost of ownership. SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE PRICING INFORMATION: QAD’s primary licensing SOFTBRANDS metric is the Named User, which can be used SOLARSOFT to license small groups of users, or an entire BUSINESS SYSTEMS Enterprise. QAD also offers special licensing SYSPRO for Infrequent or RF Device users, as well as for UNIT 4 AGRESSO industry-specific products. Products can be licensed a la carte, or via industry/regional XTUPLE bundles, and both Perpetual and on-demand 24SEVENOFFICE ASA options exist. Company declined to provide specific pricing information. ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 25
    • INTRO SAGE SAP AG SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Sage ERP X3 SAP Business Suite Sage ERP X3 is a fully integrated enterprise SAP Business Suite is an integrated ERP ABAS SOFTWARE AG solution that addresses the requirements software platform designed for the business BOWEN & GROVES of larger mid-market distributors and requirements of midsize and large organiza- CDC SOFTWARE manufacturers that do business internationally. tions in all industries and sectors, including CINCOM SYSTEMS, The product already is distributed in more manufacturing. s INC. than 35 countries, supporting multiple CONSONA CORP. locations, languages and currencies. s COMPANY WEBSITE: www.sap.com DELTEK FOUNDED: 1972 COMPANY WEBSITE: www.sageadonix.com SUMMARY: SAP Business Suite is SAP’s enter- EPICOR FOUNDED: 1981 prise ERP solution. SAP Business Suite includes EXACT SOFTWARE SUMMARY: Sage business software supports SAP ERP Financials, SAP ERP Human Capital GLOBAL SHOP accounting, operations, customer relationship Management, SAP ERP Operations and SAP SOLUTIONS management (CRM), HR, time tracking, mer- ERP Corporate Services. SAP ERP Financials GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL chant services and the specialized needs of the supports finance business functions such as construction, distribution, healthcare, manu- corporate governance, financial and manage- IFS NORTH AMERICA facturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. ment accounting, financial supply chain man- INFOR Sage offers a number of additional suites for agement (SCM) and treasury applications. SAP INTUIT its ERP system. Sage Geode is a warehouse ERP Human Capital Management supports HR IQMS management system (WMS) that is used by business functions such as end-user service LAWSON SOFTWARE process manufacturers, discrete manufacturers deliveries, workforce analytics, talent manage- and retail and wholesale distributors. Geode ment, workforce process management and MICROSOFT CORP. helps organizations improve the flow of goods workforce deployment. SAP ERP Operations NETSUITE INC. through warehouses, boost warehouse utiliza- supports business functions such as procure- ORACLE CORP. tion, minimize product handling, reduce pro- ment and logistics execution, product develop- PLEX SYSTEMS cessing errors and quickly access accurate ment and manufacturing, sales and service. PROFITKEY warehouse data. Sage ERP X3 Distribution is SAP ERP Corporate Services supports services INTERNATIONAL an integrated suite that supports distribution such as real estate management, enterprise QAD, INC. processes such as sales, CRM, inventory man- asset management, project and portfolio man- RAMCO SYSTEMS agement, financial management and purchas- agement, travel management, global trade ing. It supports multiple languages and curren- services, quality management and environ- SAGE cies. Sage ERP X3 Process is designed for the ment, safety and health management. 2 SAP AG needs of process manufacturers and aids in SIV.AG inventory level management, costs, product PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SLINGSHOT mix optimization, waste reduction and product to provide pricing information. SOFTWARE development cycles. Sage ERP X3 Discrete SOFTBRANDS supports discrete manufacturers across a SOLARSOFT range of manufacturing models, including BUSINESS SYSTEMS make-to-order, configure-to-order, assemble- SYSPRO to-order, make-to-stock and mixed-mode. UNIT 4 AGRESSO PRICING INFORMATION: The average market XTUPLE price of Sage ERP X3 is $3,800 per concurrent 24SEVENOFFICE ASA user. Typical Sage ERP X3 sales range from $100,000 to $800,000, including implementa- ABOUT SEARCH- tion services (approx. 1:1 license/services MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM ratio). METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 26
    • INTRO SAP AG SAP AG SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX SAP Business All-in-One SAP Business ByDesign With the pre-integrated CRM and ERP SAP Business ByDesign is an on-demand ABAS SOFTWARE AG functionality in SAP Business All-in-One, ERP solution for medium-sized companies. 1 BOWEN & GROVES medium-sized manufacturers can manage CDC SOFTWARE all aspects of customer relationships and COMPANY WEBSITE: www.sap.com CINCOM SYSTEMS, operational processes from start to finish. s FOUNDED: 1972 INC. SUMMARY: SAP Business ByDesign is a fully CONSONA CORP. COMPANY WEBSITE: www.sap.com integrated, on-demand business solution used DELTEK FOUNDED: 1972 by medium-sized companies to run their mis- SUMMARY: The ERP functionality in SAP Busi- sion-critical business processes. SAP Business EPICOR ness All-in-One is based on the SAP ERP prod- ByDesign enables midsize companies from var- EXACT SOFTWARE uct, tailored for midsize companies. Features ious industries to improve transparency and GLOBAL SHOP include: Accounting and financials (for creating business operations, and support international SOLUTIONS financial statements and integrating all opera- growth-all while helping to reduce IT costs. In GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL tive transactions throughout the company); selecting the flexible and scalable SAP Busi- sales and service (for meeting customer ness ByDesign solution, charter clients enjoy IFS NORTH AMERICA demands, supporting the entire order-to-cash close collaboration with SAP from the first INFOR process, and providing after-sales support); point of contact through their productive use INTUIT procurement and logistics execution (for con- of the solution. 2 IQMS trolling costs, and managing the full sourcing and procurement cycle); inventory manage- PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined LAWSON SOFTWARE ment (for tracking the quantity, value and to provide pricing information. MICROSOFT CORP. movement of inventory in real time); human NETSUITE INC. capital management (for managing staffing ORACLE CORP. change and streamlining payroll processes); PLEX SYSTEMS product development and manufacturing (for PROFITKEY improving the product life-cycle process and INTERNATIONAL manufacturing operations); reporting and ana- QAD, INC. lytics (for planning, measuring and controlling RAMCO SYSTEMS organizational processes); and corporate serv- ices (for improving adherence to corporate, SAGE legal, and regulatory requirements). 2 SAP AG SIV.AG PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SLINGSHOT to provide pricing information. SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 27
    • INTRO SAP AG SIV.AG SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX SAP Business One kVASy SAP Business One is a business management SIV.AG’s ERP software suite, called kVASy, ABAS SOFTWARE AG application designed exclusively to meet the is aimed at the utility industry. 1 BOWEN & GROVES needs of small businesses. s CDC SOFTWARE COMPANY WEBSITE: www2.siv.de/Home. CINCOM SYSTEMS, COMPANY WEBSITE: www.sap.com 61263.html INC. FOUNDED: 1972 FOUNDED: 1990 CONSONA CORP. SUMMARY: SAP Business One is an integrated, SUMMARY: SIV.AG kVASy is an ERP suite for the DELTEK affordable business management application utility industry. It is used in environments such for small businesses. It’s a single system that as public utility companies, energy and water EPICOR can automate critical business operations, such suppliers, and data processing centers. The EXACT SOFTWARE as sales, finance, purchasing, inventory, and kVASy suite consists of four products: Billing, GLOBAL SHOP manufacturing, while providing accurate, up- Finance, Technical Assets and CRM. Billing pro- SOLUTIONS to-the-minute views of business data. SAP vides billing for water, gas, electricity, parking GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL Business One is quick to install and easy to use. fees, telecommunications, taxes and data serv- For small discrete manufacturing firms, Sap ices. Finance provides an overall financial view IFS NORTH AMERICA Business One allows discrete manufacturers to of all business processes in an enterprise. INFOR manage all their core operations, including cus- Technical Assets provides registration for and INTUIT tomer relationship management; inventory and tracks the movement of the technical assets in IQMS distribution; ordering and delivery; purchasing a manufacturing plant, as well as maintenance LAWSON SOFTWARE and merchandising; production and manufac- measures. The CRM module provides direct turing; HR; and financial and accounting. 2 access to the entire data pool of a company’s MICROSOFT CORP. customer base. It improves customer acquisi- NETSUITE INC. PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined tion, speeds up recognition of potential cus- ORACLE CORP. to provide pricing information. tomers and ensures high-quality customer PLEX SYSTEMS service and customer retention. 2 PROFITKEY INTERNATIONAL PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined QAD, INC. to provide pricing information. RAMCO SYSTEMS SAGE SAP AG SIV.AG SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 28
    • INTRO SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Slingshot eCity Evolution Slingshot Software provides ERP software Evolution is an enterprise ERP software ABAS SOFTWARE AG for medium-sized to large companies using solution serving manufacturing and BOWEN & GROVES web delivery and a tool-based approach. s distribution markets companies. s CDC SOFTWARE CINCOM SYSTEMS, COMPANY WEBSITE: www.slingshotsoftware.com COMPANY WEBSITE: www.softbrands.com INC. FOUNDED: 1981 FOUNDED: 1984 CONSONA CORP. SUMMARY: Slingshot Software’s eCity suite sup- SUMMARY: Evolution uses browser technology DELTEK ports critical business processing requirements and a component toolkit and methodology to of medium-sized to large organizations. The allow customers to tailor the application to EPICOR eCity suite covers sales order, inventory, supply their business, while giving each user the abili- EXACT SOFTWARE chain, procurement, e-commerce and financial ty to personalize their desktop, showing the GLOBAL SHOP management. Slingshot supports a tool-based functions and reports they use most frequently. SOLUTIONS approach to ERP system ownership, where The Evolution solution streamlines the func- GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL users of the system can make changes to their tions of planning and scheduling management; own systems without programming and with- production management; inventory manage- IFS NORTH AMERICA out vendor involvement. Slingshot developed ment; product engineering design, prototype INFOR eCity using Microsoft’s.NET architecture and and release management; manufacturing exe- INTUIT supports Oracle, SQL, PostgreS and other data- cution; finite and infinite capacity and materials IQMS bases. Integrated modules within eCity include planning; order handling; lot tracing and seriali- LAWSON SOFTWARE Sales Order Management; Supply Chain Plan- zation; product configuration; shop floor ning and Forecasting; Inventory and Ware- reporting; workflow; scrap and yield planning; MICROSOFT CORP. house Management; Requisitioning; Purchase barcoding; and RFID. 2 NETSUITE INC. Order Management; Point of Sale; e-Com- ORACLE CORP. merce; Accounts Receivable; Accounts PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined PLEX SYSTEMS Payable; and General Ledger. Starting with to provide pricing information. PROFITKEY mainframe, then client server architectures, INTERNATIONAL eCity is now distributed via the internet. This QAD, INC. architecture enables on-line collaboration and RAMCO SYSTEMS transactional inclusion with trading partners. SAGE PRICING INFORMATION : Slingshot Software pricing SAP AG is done on a concurrent user basis. Module SIV.AG pricing starts at approximately $20,000. A SLINGSHOT normal configuration includes licenses for 2+ SOFTWARE integrated modules, professional services to SOFTBRANDS design and install the applications, and first- SOLARSOFT year maintenance. Total costs start from BUSINESS SYSTEMS approximately $100,000. SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 29
    • INTRO SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Fourth Shift Solarsoft ERP Fourth Shift is an ERP system for small Solarsoft ERP is an integrated, ABAS SOFTWARE AG to mid-sized manufacturers. s real-time ERP suite. s BOWEN & GROVES CDC SOFTWARE COMPANY WEBSITE: www.softbrands.com COMPANY WEBSITE: www.solarsoft.com CINCOM SYSTEMS, FOUNDED: 1984 FOUNDED: 1986 INC. SUMMARY: Fourth Shift, built on the Microsoft SUMMARY: Solarsoft’s ERP applications increase CONSONA CORP. platform, helps midmarket manufacturers performance in sales, purchasing, finance, DELTEK manage operations, financials, workflow, inventory and warehouse management, e-com- HR and customer and supplier relationships. merce and electronic data interchange (EDI), EPICOR Fourth Shift helps manufacturers improve pro- supply chain logistics, manufacturing resource EXACT SOFTWARE duction through quality analysis, performance planning (MRP) and quality control. Solarsoft GLOBAL SHOP checks and role-based planning. The software ERP delivers real-time data to the shop floor SOLUTIONS enables companies to streamline business and customers using barcode automation, GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL processes and gain real-time visibility into key touch screen and voice picking technologies data, so employees can take quick, appropriate synched to handheld and wireless terminals. Its IFS NORTH AMERICA action. Fourth Shift’s extended ERP suite facili- Sales Order Processing tool helps users access INFOR tates critical business functions, including man- product, pricing and delivery information as INTUIT ufacturing, operations, financials, workflow, well as customer purchase histories and IQMS e-business, human resources, and customer accounts. The Purchase Order Processing tool LAWSON SOFTWARE and supplier relationship management. 2 provides information on order quantity, returns, best price/performance and manual and auto- MICROSOFT CORP. PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined matic purchase order generation from planning NETSUITE INC. to provide pricing information. forecasts. Solarsoft Financial Control supports ORACLE CORP. financial functions such as accounts payable PLEX SYSTEMS and receivable and general ledger. The Ware- PROFITKEY house and Inventory Management tool man- INTERNATIONAL ages tracking of raw goods and finished materi- QAD, INC. als. The MRP tool is integrated with the shop RAMCO SYSTEMS floor and supply chain for complete production management. Solarsoft’s Quality Control tool SAGE monitors inventory movement and costing SAP AG under quality control inspections. 2 SIV.AG SLINGSHOT PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SOFTWARE to provide pricing information. SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 30
    • INTRO SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX Syspro ERP Agresso Business World Syspro ERP is an ERP system aimed at Agresso Business World is a ABAS SOFTWARE AG mid-sized manufacturers and distributors. s fully-integrated suite of ERP solutions BOWEN & GROVES designed for organizations dealing CDC SOFTWARE COMPANY WEBSITE: www.sysprousa.com/ with rapidly-changing business CINCOM SYSTEMS, Corporate/US/Home_main.html requirements. s INC. FOUNDED: 1978 CONSONA CORP. SUMMARY: Syspro ERP is designed for mid-sized COMPANY WEBSITE: www.agresso.com/l1_ DELTEK manufacturers and distributors. It can be inte- home.aspxm grated with the Syspro Customer Relationship FOUNDED: 1983 EPICOR Management (CRM), Syspro Planning and SUMMARY: Agresso Business World is an ERP EXACT SOFTWARE Scheduling, Syspro Analytics and Syspro e.net software suite that offers tools for professional GLOBAL SHOP e-commerce to provide end-to-end supply service and public sector organizations. Agres- SOLUTIONS chain management (SCM). Syspro software so Business World includes tools for financial GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL supports manufacturers in the aerospace, management, HR and payroll, project manage- automotive, chemicals, computers/electronics, ment, procurement management, field service IFS NORTH AMERICA consumer products, fabrication, food and bev- management and asset maintenance, reporting INFOR erage, machinery/equipment, medical devices, and analytics and business process automa- INTUIT plastics and rubbers, wholesale, distribution tion. The project management tool allows users IQMS and services arenas. Syspro software is based to manage entire projects or project portfolios. LAWSON SOFTWARE on Microsoft.NET component architecture and It provides functionality for resource planning, the XML standard. The Syspro Planning and flexible reporting structures, price modeling, MICROSOFT CORP. Scheduling tool is designed to manage a facto- automated invoicing and time registration. The NETSUITE INC. ry floor and integrates with the Syspro manu- procurement tools streamlines procurement ORACLE CORP. facturing tool. Its Factory Planner feature throughout an enterprise via functionality for PLEX SYSTEMS allows users to plan workload against available self-service requisitioning, automated work- PROFITKEY capacity. With Cell Scheduling, users can flow, e-procurement and invoice matching. INTERNATIONAL schedule each manufacturing cell independent- Agresso Field Force for field service and asset QAD, INC. ly under user-defined rules. Progress Tracker management features embedded analytics and RAMCO SYSTEMS supplies operatory with up-to-date work-to reporting and instant invoice creation for com- lists using a touch-screen compatible, graphi- pleted work. 2 SAGE cal factory floor application. Quality Monitor- SAP AG ing tracks quality parameters while checking PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SIV.AG for data trends or blips. 2 to provide pricing information. SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE PRICING INFORMATION: Company declined SOFTBRANDS to provide pricing information. SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 31
    • INTRO XTUPLE XTUPLE SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX xTuple ERP: Manufacturing Edition PostBooks xTuple ERP: Manufacturing Edition PostBooks is a fully-integrated accounting, ABAS SOFTWARE AG is a fully-integrated end-to-end software ERP, and customer relationship management BOWEN & GROVES system for manufacturers. s (CRM) system and is completely free and CDC SOFTWARE open source.1 CINCOM SYSTEMS, COMPANY WEBSITE: www.xTuple.com INC. FOUNDED: 2001 COMPANY WEBSITE: www.xTuple.com CONSONA CORP. SUMMARY: The Manufacturing Edition of xTuple FOUNDED: 2001 DELTEK ERP is a fully-integrated end-to-end software SUMMARY: PostBooks is a full-featured, fully- system for make-to-order, make-to-stock, and integrated accounting, ERP, and CRM system, EPICOR mixed-mode manufacturers. Like all xTuple based on the xTuple ERP Suite and built with EXACT SOFTWARE products, it runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac the open source PostgreSQL database, and the GLOBAL SHOP and is fully multi-currency and multi-lingual. open source Qt framework for C++. PostBooks SOLUTIONS It is organized by modules, which are highly includes modules such as accounting, sales, GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL interconnected and integrated, and customiz- CRM, purchasing, product definition, light able. These modules include Manufacture, manufacturing, inventory and distribution, IFS NORTH AMERICA Schedule, Product, Inventory, Sales, customer shop floor control and the OpenRPT open INFOR relationship management (CRM) and Purchas- source report writer. The Light Manufacturing INTUIT ing. The Manufacture module is the control module supports work orders and make-to- IQMS center for all orders, operations, and work cen- order production. PostBooks Product Definition LAWSON SOFTWARE ters on the shop floor. Work orders come in manages items and infinite-level bills of mate- several stages, including Open, Exploded rials (BOM). The Purchasing module handles MICROSOFT CORP. (materials requirements issued and operations purchase orders, receiving and vendor report- NETSUITE INC. created), Released to the floor, In Process, and ing. The Inventory and Distribution module ORACLE CORP. Closed. The module also control bills of materi- supports multiple inventory locations and PLEX SYSTEMS als (BOM) and bills of operations. With the advanced warehouse applications. Postbooks PROFITKEY Schedule module, users can build a Master CRM features include a universal address book, INTERNATIONAL Production Schedule (MPS) using production incident management, opportunity manage- QAD, INC. plans and forecasts and use Capacity Planning ment, to-do lists and project management. Like RAMCO SYSTEMS to improve production scheduling and labor all xTuple products, PostBooks runs on Win- utilization. The Inventory tools assign each dows, Linux, and Mac and is fully multi-curren- SAGE item to a corresponding item site, which makes cy and multi-lingual. The PostBooks system is SAP AG it simple to track its location in various ware- licensed under the OSI-certified Common Pub- SIV.AG houses. lic Attribution License (CPAL). SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE PRICING INFORMATION: The annual subscription PRICING INFORMATION: PostBooks is an open SOFTBRANDS (similar to a rental model) ranges from $350 source accounting, ERP, and CRM system freely SOLARSOFT to $1,000 per user per year. This fee includes available for download. Paid support BUSINESS SYSTEMS software maintenance (all software updates). is available for the PostBooks Edition. SYSPRO The perpetual license (one-time purchase per UNIT 4 AGRESSO user for the license): $3,000 per user with annual maintenance of 18%. More information: XTUPLE http://www.xtuple.com/pricing 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 32
    • INTRO 24SEVENOFFICE ASA SELECTING ERP SOFTWARE INDEX 24SevenOffice 24SevenOffice is a Software as a Service ABAS SOFTWARE AG (SaaS) application.1 BOWEN & GROVES CDC SOFTWARE COMPANY WEBSITE: www.24SevenOffice.com CINCOM SYSTEMS, FOUNDED: 1997 INC. SUMMARY: 24SevenOffice delivers SaaS ERP CONSONA CORP. through a number of business applications, DELTEK including scanning of vouchers, customer rela- tionship management (CRM), Project, E-mail, EPICOR Group Calendar, Collaboration, File Explorer EXACT SOFTWARE and Order/Invoice in Norway, Sweden and UK. GLOBAL SHOP In other markets, 24SevenOffice delivers per SOLUTIONS date CRM and collaboration. The 24SevenOf- GLOVIA INTERNATIONAL fice CRM tool offers functionality for sales force automation, contact and activities man- IFS NORTH AMERICA agement, company dashboards and reporting. INFOR With CRM, users can manage customers INTUIT through the entire sales process, get full control IQMS of the sales force data and calling lists via a LAWSON SOFTWARE web browser, use the prospecting tool to obtain new customers, view continuously-updated MICROSOFT CORP. company data and store all data in one place. NETSUITE INC. The 24SevenOffice Collaboration tools include ORACLE CORP. applications designed to support collaboration PLEX SYSTEMS across the enterprise, including groupware cal- PROFITKEY endars, file sharing and project management. INTERNATIONAL QAD, INC. PRICING INFORMATION: 24SevenOffice is delivered RAMCO SYSTEMS as a suite, pricing from ¤40. SAGE SAP AG SIV.AG SLINGSHOT SOFTWARE SOFTBRANDS SOLARSOFT BUSINESS SYSTEMS SYSPRO UNIT 4 AGRESSO XTUPLE 24SEVENOFFICE ASA ABOUT SEARCH- MANUFACTURING- ERP. COM METHODOLOGY ERP SOFTWARE SEARCHMANUFACTURINGERP.COM PRODUCT DIRECTORY 33
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