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Global Shop Solutions

One-System ERP Solution is a highly-customizable solution for any size manufacturing operation. It's robust, yet flexible with a built-in software development tool to create applications that meet your exact specifications.
Rating:  62 reviews
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Sync

Sync is a cloud-based integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that caters to the apparel and footwear industry. The solution includes various integrated modules that help businesses... Read More
Rating:  7 reviews
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HarmonyPSA

HarmonyPSA is a hybrid professional services automation (PSA) solution that helps cloud-based managed service providers and software companies of all sizes to manage their business operations. The solution can be deployed either on-premise... Read More
Rating:  13 reviews
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Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides integrated solutions that allow businesses to track leads, automate field service, drive sales and improve operations using mobile, enterprise-ready business apps from the cloud. Microsoft Dynamics... Read More
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E2 Shop System

E2 is one of the premier machine shop and job shop solutions on the market. In addition to core resource planning, estimating and accounting functionality, E2 Shop System also includes customer management and analytics features.
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Deltek Vision

A popular choice among Architect and Engineering firms, Deltek Vision combines project management tools with project accounting and time and expense tracking. The system is entirely web-based and integrates with Microsoft Office.
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Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct is a Cloud-based accounting solution that we tend to recommend to firms in professional services, banking, real estate and related industries. In addition to best-of-breed accounting, Intacct offers BI and CRM.
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Deltek Costpoint

Deltek Costpoint is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) and management solution designed to meet the requirements of midsize and large enterprise businesses. The solution primarily assists government contractors, professional service... Read More
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SAP Business All-in-One

Business All-in-One, developed by SAP, can support small companies as well as large enterprises. SAP offers their applications for human resources, financial management, business intelligence and CRM on a stand alone basis.
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SAP ERP Core Finance

A global leader in ERP, SAP provides complete business management tools for businesses in most markets. We typically recommend SAP to enterprises with more than 100 employees and robust software requirements.
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SAP S/4HANA

SAP S/4HANA is a cloud-based and on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. It is suitable for small, midsize and large businesses in industries such as automotive, engineering, construction, mining, research and development,... Read More
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Brightpearl

Brightpearl is a cloud-based omnichannel retail management system with functionalities for inventory, accounting, CRM, reporting, POS and order management. The solution caters to small and midsize clients in retail industry across... Read More
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ePROMIS

ePROMIS is a hybrid operations management suite that provides businesses management functionalities including ERP, HCM and CRM. ePROMIS’s business solutions encompass the entire spectrum of enterprise functionalities, including... Read More
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MIE Trak PRO

MIE Trak Pro is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering that is best suited for manufacturing businesses. It includes modules designed to accommodate most production cycles and optimize the capabilities of repetitive, custom,... Read More
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xTuple

xTuple is an open-source enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) solution for businesses of all sizes. It offers accounting, sales management, supplier management, inventory management and distribution... Read More
Rating:  97 reviews
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ERPAG

ERPAG is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. It is suitable for small and midsize businesses in various industries, including automobile, retail, education, information technology and more. Primary features include... Read More
Rating:  91 reviews
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Acctivate

Acctivate is an enterprise resource planning and inventory management system created for small to midsize organizations. Key feature include purchasing, warehousing, sales, marketing, shipping and customer service. The solution provides... Read More
Rating:  90 reviews
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Skubana

Skubana is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed for small, medium e-commerce retailers. Key features include order management, inventory management, purchasing and analytics. The system's orders module... Read More
Rating:  86 reviews
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Microsoft Dynamics GP

Formerly called Great Plains, Microsoft Dynamics GP includes features for financial management, human resources and supply chain management. Designed to run on an SQL server, GP can be deployed as an on-premise or hosted solution.
Rating:  85 reviews
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Oracle JD Edwards

Oracle JD Edwards is designed to support medium-sized to large businesses, which makes the system well-suited for corporate spin-offs and subsidiary organizations. The system supports manufacturers, distributors and others.
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Buyer's Guide

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Last Updated: October 1, 2018

The enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market is large and complex. There are hundreds of vendors offering best-of-breed (i.e., stand alone) ERP applications or integrated ERP software suites. Additionally, many ERP software companies offer vertical market solutions to meet the unique requirements of specific industries, such as manufacturing, distribution, retail and others. We wrote this buyer’s guide to help organizations better understand how to select the best ERP system that suits their business needs.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

What Is ERP Software?
A Comparison of Top ERP Solutions
Common Features of ERP Software
What Type of Buyer Are You?
Market Trends to Understand
Recent Events You Should Know About

What Is ERP Software?

An enterprise resource planning system helps organizations track information across all departments and business functions, from accounting to human resources to sales and beyond. Common ERP functionality includes:

  • Product and purchase planning
  • Manufacturing and delivery planning
  • Inventory management
  • Shipping and payment
  • Supply chain management
  • Accounting
  • Marketing and sales
  • Customer relationship management

The term "ERP" took root in the U.S. around 1990 as a growing number of organizations required integration outside of—but not exclusive of—their manufacturing applications. They needed to share data from their MRP system with say, their financial accounting, customer relationship, supply chain or other applications. Enterprise planning software was introduced to describe a broader system that integrated each of these applications. The top ERP software packages will cover the following application categories. 

A Comparison of Top ERP Solutions

There are many popular accounting solutions on the market, and it can be hard to know what distinguishes one product from another and which is right for you. To help you better understand how the top accounting systems stack up against one another, we created a series of side-by-side product comparison pages that break down the details of what each solution offers in terms of pricing, applications, ease of use, support and more:

Top SAP Comparisons
SAP vs. Oracle JD Edwards

Common Features of ERP Software

ERP Accounting Accounting systems help organizations manage their financial transactions. At its core, it will have a general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll. Vendors often develop additional features and functionality to meet unique business and industry needs (e.g., Sage Nonprofit with fund accounting). Example vendors include Sage accounting software and Microsoft Dynamics.
Business intelligence Business intelligence, as a term, gained widespread adoption in the late '90’s. However, the technology has existed in some shape or form since the '60’s. It is used to analyze and report business data to help companies make smarter business decisions. Core functions include analytics, data mining, reporting and more. An example vendor is SAP.
Customer relationship management A CRM application is used to manage interactions with prospects, customers, clients and/or partners. It tracks activity across all departments: marketing, sales and service. Core applications closely align with these departments. They include sales force automation, marketing automation and service and support. CRM aims to increase customers, revenue and customer satisfaction. An example vendor is Oracle.
Human resources Modern HR systems help organizations manage traditional HR activities such as personnel tracking and benefits administration, as well as new strategic HR initiatives like talent management, employee evaluation and learning management. Example vendors include Epicor and Lawson Software.
Inventory management An inventory management program helps companies track up-to-date information about their product supply. Its aim is to maintain optimum stock levels so that companies avoid depreciation of inventory and overspending, and ultimately maximize profits. There are different types of inventory programs to meet the unique requirements of different industries and companies. For example, a food distributor will have different inventory management needs than say, an apparel retailer. Sample products include MAS 90 and 200 Software.
Manufacturing We wouldn’t have enterprise resource software if it wasn’t for manufacturing resource planning software. Today, it’s at the core of many well-known ERP systems. Other manufacturing applications and/or modules include manufacturing execution systems (MES), bill of materials (BOM), product life cycle management and more. Example vendors include NetSuite, Infor and Sage.
Supply chain management The supply chain management (SCM) application tracks goods as they move from manufacturing facilities to distribution centers to retail stores. Common applications include: supply chain planning to adjust inventory as demand changes; supplier management to monitor performance of suppliers; warehouse management to track placement of goods within a warehouse, and others.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Before evaluating options and performing an ERP software comparison, you’ll need to determine what type of buyer you are. Over 90 percent of buyers fall into one of these three groups:

Enterprise resource planning systems buyer. These buyers require integration of data across all departments. They want to have everything in one system and avoid the technical challenges of integrating disparate applications. These buyers favor complete ERP solutions like SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Infor, Epicor, Oracle and others.

Best-of-breed buyers. These buyers require a single component like a standalone CRM system or a HR system. They often need greater functionality and more features than what is offered in an integrated suite. Because of the functional depth these buyers require, it's important that they spend time evaluating reviews for specialized systems instead of integrated suites. 

Small business buyers. A year ago analysts predicted that the average company would have 18 employees before adopting an ERP system. Five years ago the average number was 29. Statistics aside, more and more small businesses want to leverage ERP technology for better business performance. In the past, high upfront costs and technical challenges kept many small businesses out of the market. But with a growing number of cloud options, small business buyers have a new opportunity to implement enterprise-level technology. Of course there are still on-premise or client/server options still available for small businesses.

Market Trends to Understand

There are several trends playing out in the market. ERP software vendors are consolidating, adoption of software as a service (SaaS) is growing and more. Here we’ll highlight a few you should know about.

Vendor consolidation. The consolidation of ERP products isn’t necessarily a new trend. Mergers and acquisitions have always been a part of this market's history. However, the rate at which it’s taking place and the implications it has for buyers are worth mentioning. Large vendors continue to acquire niche vendors to round out their product lines, acquire excellent technology or to expand into new geographic markets. Buyers need to consider this when evaluating systems. In a worst-case scenario, their provider gets acquired, the product gets sunsetted and support and updates are no longer available. Avoid this situation by considering a vendor’s financial and strategic viability.

Adoption of software as a service. SaaS or Web-based ERP is an appealing alternative to traditional on-premise systems. The initial investment is lower, the implementation can be quicker, the user interface is familiar (it runs in a Web browser) and companies don’t need full-time IT staff to maintain servers and hardware. Most ERP vendors now offer—or have plans to offer—some kind of Web-based option.

Mobile app development. Vendors have responded to rapid growth in smartphone adoption by developing mobile interfaces for their ERP software systems. For example, Oracle already has a mobile client, so do SAP and Epicor. 

Social media integration. Although very much in its infancy, many ERP companies are developing social media tools to keep abreast of the bigger trend playing out. Internal tools are being developed to foster greater collaboration among employees, while integration betwen ERP programs and outside networks such as Facebook and Twitter is also taking place.

Recent Events You Should Know About

ACCEO launches cloud-based ERP solution. ACCEO Solutions has launched a cloud-based ERP offering that is built on the Acumatica platform and targets the Canadian ERP market. The solution is the fruit of ACCEO’s OEM partnership with Acumatica.

Acumatica and Malaysia’s Censof sign deal to bring cloud ERP to Southeast Asia.Acumatica signed a long-term agreement with Malaysian financial management software vendor Censof Holdings Berhad (Censof) in September to offer ERP solutions in commercial and public sectors across Southeast Asia. The alliance gives Acumatica a competitive edge via quick access to the market. The companies hope to leverage cloud computing infrastructure, which is gaining traction in the region despite the current low adoption rates.

Anagram unveils cloud-based ERP system for UK small businesses. Anagram Systems launched a cloud-based version of Encore, its ERP software for small businesses. The service was developed keeping in mind the needs and limited budgets of businesses having 1-150 employees. It provides small businesses affordable access to advanced and secure hosting facilities as well as the full range of ERP capabilities.

FrontRunners® for Enterprise Resource Planning, May 2018

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