Finding software can be overwhelming. We've helped thousands of electronics manufacturers choose the right manufacturing software so they can optimize quality and manage resources.

Showing 1-20 of 159 products

Fishbowl Manufacturing

Fishbowl Manufacturing is a business automation and inventory management platform for small to midsize manufacturing companies. The app offers QuickBooks integration for accounting management, as well as tools for inventory control,... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 143 recommendations

Platforms: MacWinLinux
Deployments: CloudOn premise
Business Size:
Learn More

NetSuite

NetSuite Manufacturing Edition offers an integrated inventory, warehouse management, accounting and financial management, order management, customer relationship management (CRM), and e-commerce platform. Offered as a cloud-based solution... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 120 recommendations

Platforms: MacWinLinux
Deployments: Cloud
Business Size:
Learn More

E2 Shop System

E2 by Shoptech Corporation is a manufacturing solution that offers scheduling, purchasing, shipping, customer management and accounting. It’s designed specifically for job shops, contract and a variety of make-to-order manufacturers. E2... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 42 recommendations

Platforms: MacWinLinux
Deployments: CloudOn premise
Business Size:
Learn More

Global Shop Solutions

Global Shop Solutions offers ERP software to serve clients across manufacturing industries of all sizes. The multi-modular application is comprised of independent modules for customer relationship management, inventory management,... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 40 recommendations

Platforms: MacWinLinux
Deployments: CloudOn premise
Business Size:
Learn More

JobBOSS

Exact JobBOSS is a great solution for electronics manufacturers due to their strong scheduling functionality. The suite includes production planning and manufacturing execution applications, as well as supply chain functionality. Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 31 recommendations

Platforms: MacWinLinux
Deployments: CloudOn premise
Business Size:
Learn More

Genius ERP

Genius Solutions delivers a complete enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, including software, implementation services, and field expertise for small to mid-sized custom manufacturers across the US and Canada. Genius ERP is... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 30 recommendations

Platforms: MacWinLinux
Deployments: CloudOn premise
Business Size:
Learn More

IQMS ERP Software

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

Price:

Recent recommendations: 23 recommendations

Platforms: MacWinLinux
Deployments: CloudOn premise
Business Size:
Learn More

ECi M1

ECi M1 is a subscription-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, available on-premise or via the cloud, that automates financials, inventory, production, sales/quoting and production planning. The solution is suitable for... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 21 recommendations

Platforms: Win
Deployments: CloudOn premise
Business Size:
Learn More

Katana

Katana is a leading modern manufacturing and inventory software for scaling businesses. Users can automate workflows with Katana's visual interface and smart auto-booking engine, which allows businesses to prioritize orders and see... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 19 recommendations

Platforms: MacWinLinux
Deployments: Cloud
Business Size:
Learn More

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

Price:

Recent recommendations: 17 recommendations

Platforms: Win
Deployments: On premise
Business Size:
Learn More

Prodsmart

Prodsmart is a cloud-based real-time production tracking and management solution designed for businesses in the manufacturing and fabrication industries. Features include shop floor real-time data collection, production analysis,... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 14 recommendations

Platforms: MacWinLinux
Deployments: Cloud
Business Size:
Learn More

Made2Manage ERP

Aptean Made2Manage ERP is designed for manufacturers in job shops and dynamic “to-order” and mixed-mode environments. It's suitable for SMB manufacturers in industries like industrial equipment, electronics and fabricated metal,... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 13 recommendations

Platforms: Win
Deployments: CloudOn premise
Business Size:
Learn More

Intellect eQMS

Intellect eQMS is a configurable cloud-based enterprise quality management solution that helps organizations across various industries to manage the quality and compliance of critical business procedures. Features include document... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 12 recommendations

Platforms: MacWinLinux
Deployments: CloudOn premise
Business Size:
Learn More

aACE

aACE offers on-premise and cloud-based business management software for small and midsize businesses. Modules include accounting, customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), inventory management, order... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 12 recommendations

Platforms: MacWinLinux
Deployments: CloudOn premise
Business Size:
Learn More

uniPoint Quality Management

uniPoint Quality Management Software is a modular on-premise quality management solution capable of integrating with other ERP systems. Built on Net Technology, a SQL database, and Crystal Reporting, this system is designed to grow... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 12 recommendations

Platforms: Win
Deployments: On premise
Business Size:
Learn More

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

Price:

Recent recommendations: 10 recommendations

Platforms: MacWinLinux
Deployments: CloudOn premise
Business Size:
Learn More

MasterTools ERP

Online Computing designs and develops a proprietary ERP software called MasterTools. MasterTools combines all aspects of production planning, project management, shop floor control, inventory control, e-commerce, and financial analysis... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 8 recommendations

Platforms: MacWinLinux
Deployments: CloudOn premise
Business Size:
Learn More

Skulocity

Skulocity is a cloud-based ERP system for manufacturing and distribution businesses. It offers functionality for warehouse management, inventory planning, manufacturing management, payroll, shipping management, and financial analytics. Skulocity’s... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 8 recommendations

Platforms: MacWinLinux
Deployments: Cloud
Business Size:
Learn More

Epicor Manufacturing ERP

Epicor ERP is a comprehensive on-prem and cloud-based ERP solution that provides manufacturers with robust capabilities for job costing, supply chain, inventory control, pre-production materials planning and manufacturing execution... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 7 recommendations

Platforms: MacWinLinux
Deployments: CloudOn premise
Business Size:
Learn More

WorkWise ERP

WorkWise ERP is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that helps midsize businesses in the manufacturing industry with their management processes and operations. It can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud. WorkWise ERP... Read more

Price:

Recent recommendations: 6 recommendations

Platforms: Win
Deployments: On premise
Business Size:
Learn More

Buyers guide


Last Updated: July 9, 2020

What is electronics manufacturing software?

Electronics manufacturing software is a set of tools used by manufacturers to plan, execute, and report on the production of electronic goods. Common features include supply chain management, material supplier planning, recall management, and make/buy reporting, among others. By streamlining and automating routine processes, electronics manufacturing software helps manufacturers increase production while using fewer resources.

Electronic manufacturers run the gamete from small shops specializing in purpose-built, single-use and prototype devices to large billion-dollar behemoths churning out TVs, computers and MP3 players for the global market. Those companies that fall in between include chip foundries that make core components, those that make precision equipment such as medical diagnostic devices and certified equipment manufacturers such as slot machines and voting systems.

Regardless of the type of electronics manufacturer, each needs excellent supply chain management (SCM). Many electronic components are made by a single or small number of suppliers. If there is a supply chain disruption, production can be limited by materials on-hand. Electronic parts catalogs, order entry, order placement, and receiving are the most important modules of an electronics manufacturer’s management system. Manufacturing planning and scheduling are also important; these systems must also produce compliance reports as required. The key aspect is to have systems that can integrate directly with suppliers’ accounting systems to confirm stock status, shipping times, order status and current pricing.

General ledger, accounts receivable and payroll are standard. As part of supply chain management, accounts payable may link directly to supplier’s accounting systems for electronic payments. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, integrating all aspects of managing operations, are common in electronics manufacturers but best-of-breed solutions are used as well. On-premises systems are the rule, but cloud-based manufacturing systems are becoming increasingly popular.

Common Features of Electronics Manufacturing Software

To address their unique business requirements, electronic manufacturers should evaluate the following functions:

Supply chain management Electronics manufacturers need transparency into suppliers’ systems. Order status, supplier inventory, current pricing, order entry and payment can all be integrated between supplier and manufacturer.
Make/buy reporting Many electronics systems require subassemblies. Make/buy reporting applies job estimating to subassemblies to see if it is more profitable to make or buy components. Advanced systems will factor in time to build or buy as well as cost.
Process planning reporting In order to estimate and track jobs, the process for each step for fabrication must be planned and documented. The process planning reports track the development of the process plan for each product.
Material supplier planning Part of make/buy process, material supplier planning assigns a bill of materials to each subassembly. This also allows make/buy decisions to be based on current market prices for material and labor for each product and production run.
Component substitution If a preferred component is not available, the inventory system should provide any alternative components. The runs with alternative components should be tracked for recall management.
Workload planning As part of the manufacturing planning process, shop floor managers can adjust the workload to leverage the most expensive equipment to depreciate or minimize usage of the most expensive to run. Managers can also manage workloads of shop workers, taking into account workers’ preferences.
Engineering change management The system should track engineering changes and their impact on manufacturing time and cost-per-unit. It should also be easy to enter the changes into the system so that the changes can flow to other products and the overall production schedule.
Serial number management Serial numbers must be linked to specific products, including any variations such as color options. The numbers must be tied to production runs as part of recall management.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Any electronic device sold in the United States that emits radio frequency interference (RFI) must be registered with the FCC. The system should produce the information required to complete the registration process and provide updates if the design changes.
EPA compliance reporting Electronics manufacturers are subject to the EPA’s Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule Subpart I. The system should prepare compliance reports as required.
Consumer labeling management Electronics manufacturers are required to provide labeling for various countries and states, such as Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approvals and California Proposition 65 warnings. The system should track which standards apply for each product and provide labeling specifications as required.
Certified design management If the manufacturer produces certified electronics, the system should provide compliance reports for the certification authority. It should also enforce the stipulations of the certification, such as no component substitutions or no changes in software.
Recall management The system should support product recalls by identifying which runs are affected and which customers received them.