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NetSuite

Originally designed as an accounting system, NetSuite has gradually grown into a full-suite ERP with CRM, HR and business intelligence functionality. A leader in Cloud ERP, NetSuite currently supports more than 20,000 companies.
Rating:  37 reviews
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IQMS Manufacturing ERP

IQMS’ flagship product, EnterpriseIQ ERP, is developed specifically for SMB and large discrete, and batch process manufacturers in the aerospace, medical device, automotive, food and beverage, consumer products, plastics, packaging... Read More
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Acumatica

Acumatica is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that offers a platform designed for midsize customers with a complete, real-time view across the business. The Acumatica suite of integrated business management... Read More
Rating:  19 reviews
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abas ERP

Abas ERP is a solution geared towards small to midsize manufacturers and distributors. Abas has three main application offerings on the market today: Abas ERP, Abas Distribution and Abas eB, a line of e-business solutions that can... Read More
Rating:  43 reviews
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Deltek for Professional Services

Deltek for Professional Services (DPS) is a project-based professional services solution that combines time and expense management, resource management, client management and project management. DPS provides collaboration services,... Read More
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SYSPRO

SYSPRO has maintained a presence in the ERP market for more than 30 years. Their modular ERP solution offers small and mid-range manufacturers a resource to gain increased operational effectiveness.
Rating:  74 reviews
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E2 Manufacturing System

Shoptech’s E2 MFG System is a fully integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution designed for discrete manufacturers of all sizes utilizing make-to-order, make-to-stock, engineer-to-order, assemble-to-order and mixed-mode... Read More
Rating:  4 reviews
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Paragon ERP

Paragon ERP is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite suitable for small to midsize businesses in all industries. It offers tools to help manage business operations including customer service, sales, logistics, product... Read More
Rating:  5 reviews
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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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Aquilon ERP

Aquilon Software offers a combined supply chain, manufacturing, distribution, and financial management system that is deployable either on the cloud or on-premise. All modules integrate with each other, allowing users to gain full... Read More
Rating:  31 reviews
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Centralbos

CentralBOS is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that caters to small and midsize businesses across various industry verticals and helps them to integrate their data and processes across locations and departments. CentralBOS... Read More
Rating:  4 reviews
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VersAccounts Small Business Cloud ERP

VersAccounts is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed for small manufacturers and distributors. The solution offers tools to consolidate data related to finances, inventory, revenue, costs and more. Within... Read More
Rating:  17 reviews
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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:  79 reviews
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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
Rating:  99 reviews
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Averiware

Averiware offers an integrated cloud-based enterprise resource planning solution. Key features include customer relationship management, salesforce automation, accounting and financial management, supply chain management and human... Read More
Rating:  4 reviews
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Realtrac

Realtrac is an on-premise job management solution designed for job shop manufacturers and modular machine shops. It helps small and midsize manufacturers to schedule workflows, manage shop operations, track inventories, manage purchases... Read More
Rating:  37 reviews
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Mobile Office Manager

Mobile Office Manager is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning solution for construction companies and contractors. Key features include customer management, project management, contract management as well as scheduling and dispatching... Read More
Rating:  5 reviews
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WorkWise ERP

WorkWise ERP is an on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that helps midsize businesses in the manufacturing industry to streamline their management processes and operations. WorkWise ERP provides users multiple applications... Read More
Rating:  13 reviews
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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:  61 reviews
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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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Buyer's Guide

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Last Updated: August 9, 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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Our goal is to help small businesses to make more informed decisions about what software is right for them. That’s why we engineered FrontRunners.

To create this report, we evaluated over 150 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) products. Only those with the top scores for Usability and User Recommended made the cut as FrontRunners.

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We break vendors into two groups for two reasons: It’s a more equal comparison of products, and software buyers have told us it’s helpful.

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