Solutions Review’s listing of the best manufacturing ERP software vendors is an annual look into the solution providers included in our Buyer’s Guide and Solutions Directory. Our editors gathered this information via online materials, reports, product demonstrations, conversations with vendor representatives, and free trial examinations.
The editors at Solutions Review continually research the most prominent and emerging manufacturing ERP software vendors to help buyers identify the tools and technology they need to meet and exceed their business goals. However, choosing the right vendor or solution can be a complicated process, as it requires plenty of market research into the features, flexibility, customer support, and industry-specific capabilities. To help you keep a finger on the pulse of the manufacturing software industry, our editors have compiled the following list of manufacturing ERP software vendors worth knowing about.
Note: Companies are listed in alphabetical order.
The Best Manufacturing ERP Software Vendors for 2022
Description: abas has provided global organizations with flexible, easy-to-use ERP software solutions for over thirty-five years. Its ERP solution is tailored to the needs of mid-size manufacturers worldwide and across multiple industries, including industrial machinery, automotive, electronics, fabrication and assembly, and custom manufacturing. The company’s manufacturing ERP solutions include functionalities for customer relationship management (CRM), warehouse management, production, point of sale, scheduling, financials, business process management, and more.
Description: Acumatica provides cloud and browser-based business management software designed for small and mid-sized businesses across industries. The company’s manufacturing ERP solution is capable of supporting various methodologies, including make-to-order (MTO), engineer-to-order (ETO), batch processes, make-to-stock (MTS), and configure-to-order (CTO). It also includes functionality for manufacturing management, CRM, inventory, order management, and financials. It also works alongside companies across industrial machinery, equipment, metals, food, automotive, and others.
Description: Aptean is a provider of industry-specific software for specialized manufacturers and distributors across 20 worldwide markets. The company’s ERP solutions are developed from the ground up for each of the industries they serve, including process manufacturing, industrial manufacturing, financial services, retail, distribution, and food. Features include real-time inventory management, integrated testing processes, regulatory reporting, and lot traceability. Aptean also offers a manufacturing execution system (MES) solution.
Description: Aquilon Software provides ERP software for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), focusing on manufacturers and distributors in North America. The company’s Manufacturing ERP solution is outfitted with Inventory Management, Bill of Materials/ Labor, Manufacturing Estimating, Work in Progress, and Mill Order/ Reman modules. Its Manufacturing ERP can also integrate with Aquilon’s Financial Distribution ERP solutions, providing organizers with an option for a 360-degree view of their broader business.
Description: BatchMaster Software is a developer and implementer of process manufacturing solutions for food beverage, chemical, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, personal care, and other process industries. Its end-to-end ERP solutions can support sales, financials, purchasing, customer, supply chain, and industry-specific process manufacturing processes, like production, regulatory compliance, quality management, lot traceability, mobile warehousing, planning, scheduling, and more. Alongside its ERP feature, BatchMaster’s solutions can also work with Sage 100, Sage 300, Microsoft Dynamics GP, QuickBooks, and SAP Business One systems.
Description: Cetec ERP is a web-based SaaS platform designed for companies across manufacturing and distribution markets. Its full-suite manufacturing Cloud ERP solution is equipped with order fulfillment, CRM, sales management, MRP, job costing, mobile warehousing, inventory management, purchasing, quality assurance, integrated document management, financial accounting, manufacturing quoting, and shop floor control functionalities. The company offers several pricing packages so companies of different sizes can equip themselves with the right tools for their business.
Description: DELMIAworks, formerly known as IQMS, provides manufacturing and ERP software systems for repetitive, process, and discrete manufacturing industries worldwide. In addition to its ERP software, the company also offers an impressive selection of solutions for manufacturing execution systems (MES), small businesses, CRM, supply chain management (SCM), private equity firms, warehouse management, shop floor hardware, and more.
Description: Epicor Software Corporation provides enterprise solutions for global companies in the manufacturing, distribution, lumber and building supply (LBM), retail, and automotive industries. The company has nearly 50 years of experience equipping its clients with analytics, CRM, data management, ERP, e-commerce, financial, HR, sales, and supply chain management tools. With Epicor’s ERP solution, Kinetic, manufacturers can track project progress in real-time, improve their technical data processes, increase automation, turn data into actionable insights, and more.
Description: Genius ERP is an end-to-end manufacturing ERP solution for planning, executing, measuring, and improving high-variable production processes for SMEs. It can help uses handle make-to-order, engineer-to-order, custom-to-order, and assemble-to-order manufacturing projects while automating time-consuming steps, generating quotes, reducing bottlenecks on the shop floor, and more. Genius ERP can connect every part of a business with an easy-to-use centralized system that lets users easily share information across their company.
Description: Global Shop Solutions is a family-owned and family-run ERP software provider that works with global companies of all sizes and across over twenty industries. The company’s One-System ERP solution is a multi-modular application with independent modules for business intelligence, accounting, CRM, advertising, HR, inventory management, e-commerce, planning, scheduling, quality control, preventative maintenance, and more. Global Shop Solutions also provides its clients with hands-on training, customer service, and implementation services.
Description: KeyedIn is an agile and cloud-based software provider that focuses on helping its clients improve business results with scalable, affordable, and flexible solutions. KeyedIn Manufacturing is a flexible ERP software designed to help custom manufacturers boost efficiency, profitability, and business growth. The solution can help companies prioritize profitable projects, manage customer and supplier relationships, improve estimating accuracy, convert quotes into sales offers, track material lots, maintain inventory, integrate with common shipping carriers, and more.
Description: Macola Software, an ECi Software Solutions company, provides software solutions designed to help small-to-medium-sized companies plan, manage, control, and analyze their businesses. The company’s core solutions are geared toward manufacturing and distribution companies across verticals like aerospace, food and beverage, machinery, automotive, and electronics. Its manufacturing functionalities include inventory management, bill of material (BOM), master scheduling, manufacturing cost accounting (MCA), production order processing (POP), material requirements planning (MRP), standard costing, shop floor control (SFC), and standard product routing (SPR).
Description: MIE Solutions is a global provider of production control software for the entire manufacturing sector. The company offers a collection of enterprise and cloud-based products to help organizations across industries streamline processes, improve efficiency, and boost ROI. MIE Trak Pro is the company’s primary offering and offers manufacturing, assembly, and distribution companies with capacity planning, quality control, forecasting, reporting, sales orders, accounting, and other functionalities.
Description: MRPeasy is a cloud-based material requirements planning (MRP) and ERP system designed to meet the needs of small manufacturers in markets like 3D printing, biotechnology, automotive, chemical, aerospace, composites, electronics, food, agriculture, engineering, industrial equipment, and other markets. Its features include workstation capacity planning, bills of materials (BOM), tools, shop floor planning, inventory control, sales and order management, procurement, financials, and a collection of integrations. The company offers four pricing packages so customers can select the option that works best for their needs.
Description: Oracle NetSuite is a global provider of cloud-based services for organizations in over 20 industries that need help growing, scaling, and adapting to changes in their industry of choice. The company’s cloud-based manufacturing ERP solution is equipped with product data management, CRM, order management, production control, supply chain, planning, scheduling, procurement, quality management, and shop floor control functionalities for manufacturing companies across industries.
Description: OptiProERP is a business management ERP solution for manufacturing and distribution companies in the automotive, high tech, medical devices, industrial machinery, wholesale, and telecommunications equipment markets. The company’s functionalities are embedded in SAP Business One. They include inventory management, purchasing, quality control, production management, CRM, sales, service management, shop floor execution, warehouse management, planning, scheduling, analytics, and financial management. OptiProERP is available as a cloud or on-premise solution and is geared toward small and midsized companies.
Description: Plex Systems offers a smart manufacturing platform to help process and discrete manufacturers connect, track, analyze, and automate every aspect of their organization to drive business transformation. The company’s cloud-based platform includes ERP, manufacturing execution systems (MES), quality management, analytics, industrial IoT, supply chain planning (SCP), and manufacturing automation products for the aerospace, food and beverage, automotive, electronics, and other manufacturing verticals.
Description: ProcessPro, acquired by Aptean in late 2020, is a mid-market ERP software provider working with companies in the process manufacturing industry. The company’s robust ERP solution includes manufacturing, financial, and inventory integrations covering the entire plant operation process, from order entry to inventory, manufacturing, packaging, shipping, and accounting. Its solutions can be used on-premises or in the cloud and contain sales management, reporting, compliance, and other functionalities.
Description: ProfitKey International is a manufacturing ERP software provider for small-to-mid-sized companies in the automotive, fabricated metals, capital equipment, aerospace, medical devices, electronics, and furniture markets. The company’s affordable software solutions are designed to be easy to use and help users respond to industry changes, manage volume demands, optimize inventory, meet customer demands, deliver memorable services, improve efficiencies, and, ultimately, maximize profitability.
Description: QAD Inc. provides “next-generation” manufacturing and supply chain management solutions for global companies in the life sciences, automotive, supply, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech, and industrial industries. Its cloud-based ERP solutions encompass digital manufacturing, enterprise management, connected supply chain, supplier management, and customer management functionalities to help manufacturers stay efficient, withstand disruptions, and identify competitive advantages.
Description: Realtrac Shop Management Software specializes in manufacturing solutions for job shops, machine shops, and make-to-order manufacturers across North America. The company’s ERP software is one of the most affordable options on the market and is designed to be easy to use and quickly implemented, so it’s operable within a few days instead of weeks or months. Its solutions include data collection, shop management, scheduling, employee management, purchasing, inventory management, reporting, and accounting integrations.
Description: SAP is an enterprise application software provider with a global network of customers, employees, and partners from financial services, energy, consumer-centric, and service industries. The company offers several products for manufacturers, including digital manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), manufacturing execution system (MES), and production planning solutions. With these solutions, manufacturers can take advantage of features like data analytics, automated data collection, centralized operations, integrated scheduling, energy monitoring, and more.
Description: Shoptech is the provider of ERP software for small and medium-sized manufacturing companies. JobBOSS², formerly known as the E2 Shop System, and the E2 Manufacturing System are used by thousands of shops across North America. They are geared toward job shops, make-to-order manufacturers, and repetitive manufacturers. These solutions are available in the cloud or on-premises and can manage changing customer due dates, forecast stock, handle product lines, and more.
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