The Top 14 Leading Distribution ERP Vendors to Watch in 2020

The Top ERP Vendors to Watch in 2020

Solutions Review’s listing of the best data integration tools and software is an annual sneak peak of the solution providers included in our Buyer’s Guide and Solutions Directory. Information was gathered via online materials and reports, conversations with vendor representatives, and examinations of product demonstrations and free trials.

Note: Companies are listed in alphabetical order.

Who are some of the top distribution ERP vendors to keep an eye on in 2020? As 2019 comes to a close, the editors here at Solutions Review are focusing on what lies ahead. The marketplace for ERP platforms is maturing everyday, getting more and more crowded with excellent software tools for a variety of use cases, verticals, deployment methods and budgets.

Traditional ERP providers continue to offer Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) capabilities that have remained staples to the market since widespread adoption of ERP software began more than a decade ago. However, disruptive newcomers and new customer trends are bringing new technologies to the table, so that organizations can take full advantage of data.

In that spirit, we’ve turned our gaze to the future of ERP software. Whether its inclusion in a recent analyst report, the release of an innovative new tool, or a bump in venture funding, these are the ERP software providers that have earned watch list status from Solutions Review for the year ahead.

AcumaticaFounded in 2008, Acumatica provides cloud and browser-based business
management software designed for small, mid-sized businesses and large enterprises. Acumatica delivers adaptable cloud and mobile technology with a unique all-inclusive user licensing model, enabling a complete, real time view of your business anytime, anywhere. Acumatica ERP provides the full suite of integrated business management applications, including financials, distribution, manufacturing, project accounting, field service, commerce edition, construction edition, and CRM. Acumatica provides its Studio feature, which empowers business process changes while enabling software customization instead of requiring businesses to change their business processes.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


ADS Solutions has been designing and selling enterprise resource planning
software systems since 1984. Today, Accolent ERP is a leading web-architected ERP solution that uniquely provides cloud software optimized for wholesale distribution to the SMB market. Cloud-based, web-architected accounting, sales, purchasing, inventory control, warehouse management and e-Commerce capabilities are built on 30+ years’ experience. Plus, SaaS pricing makes it easy to add users as you grow.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Established in 1992, Blue Link provides small to medium-sized wholesale and
distribution businesses with an all-in-one inventory and accounting ERP software suite. With functionalities spanning from accounting, inventory management, order entry and processing, Blue Link ERP offers robust functionality and provides advanced functionality available out-of-the-box plus various optional components. Blue Link can also be completely customized to meet the needs of your business.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


DDI’s end-to-end solution, Inform ERP, is a fully-integrated, real-time system that ties every aspect of distributor operations into a seamless workflow. Inform harmonizes distribution operations using powerful tools designed to align daily tasks with new, opportunistic revenue sources and a focus on the customer first. From user-defined dashboards, informative customer snapshots and error-free warehouse management, to real-time eCommerce solutions, accounting, and advanced demand forecasting, Inform delivers industry specific solutions for distributors to succeed in today’s competitive landscape.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Founded in 1995, Deacom Inc. provides a rich set of functionalities and
extensibility designed for growing manufacturing and distribution businesses. All capabilities specific to these industries are developed by Deacom into the core ERP, including a warehouse management system, formulation, inventory management, CRM, point-of-sale, direct-store-delivery, lot traceability, forecasting, ecommerce, and more. Deacom’s ERP solution is built upon a .NET framework, and delivers the flexibility needed to quickly adapt to growing industry and regulatory developments.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Distribution One is a company with one single focus, wholesalers and distributors. As a leading provider of ERP software for such companies, Distribution One helps more than 8,000 users from companies in North America Europe run their businesses efficiently and profitably. The company’s wholesale and distribution ERP software is built by experts holding years of experience in inventory, technology, supply chain management, accounting, business management, sales, and everything in between. Distribution One’s solution has evolved to the all-inclusive 64-bit ERP solution: ERP-ONE+.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


DistributionPlus is a comprehensive ERP for distribution companies that take the complications out of the workflow through integrations. Accounting, sales, inventory management, warehouse management, purchasing, and shipping are just some of the many functions within DistributionPlus that make it a complete system and can help replace multiple software systems. Designed with all the tools to help wholesale distributors manage their day-today, some functions include accounting, quotes purchase orders, inventory management, warehouse management, shipping & logistics, and more.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


EpicorEstablished in 1972, Epicor Software Corporation provides industry-specific business software designed around the needs of manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations. Epicor ERP solutions helps manufacturers harness data and automation to stay productive and profitable. With capabilities spanning from CRM, Content Management, Project Management, HCM, BI and Analytics, to eCommerce and Sales and Financials, Epicor ERP gives you room to scale and evolve with a system that helps you keep pace with technology in the age of Industry 4.0.

 

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Founded in 1981, ePROMIS Solutions Inc. is a global enterprise software provider that offers enterprise software solutions to multiple verticals, including Construction, Contracting, Oil & Gas, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing), Trading, Manufacturing, Supply chain, Automobile, Transportation, Logistics, Healthcare, Public Sector and more. ePROMIS Solutions offers three ERP platforms: ePROMIS Enterprise, ePROMIS Lite, and ePROMIS Innovate. ePROMIS products and services are designed to satisfy the needs of clients from all sectors, from small and medium companies to full-fledged customizable business solutions for large enterprises.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Infor is a global provider of cloud-based business management software products for companies in industry-specific markets. Founded in 2002 as an ERP software company primarily focused on manufacturing, Infor has since expanded to offer ERP solutions to industries such as: Automotive, Distribution, Construction, Fashion, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Retail, and more. Today, Infor offers industry-specific CloudSuite solutions for businesses of all sizes. Building on robust ERP systems such as Infor LN, Infor M3, and Infor CloudSuite Financials, CloudSuite solutions deliver last-mile functionality for process and discrete manufacturers; global and SMB wholesale distributors; and service industries requiring end-to-end financial, supply, human capital, and enterprise performance management.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Intact SoftwareFounded in 1992, Intact Software is currently known for providing the flexible Intact IQ, their ERP solution directed towards small and medium sized businesses. Intact iQ is a future-proofed wholesale distribution business software solution designed to automate, streamline and integrate your business activities into a single, ERP platform. IQ for Wholesale and Distribution software gives users the ability to view all aspects of their business from one platform. The ERP solution brings together all the parts of the business to make sure companies can manage multi–branch, multi-warehouse and multi-jurisdiction all in one integrated platform.

 

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Launched in 2008, Rootstock Software has become a worldwide provider of cloud-ERP on the Salesforce Cloud Platform. When combined with Salesforce CRM, Rootstock Cloud ERP offers manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain organizations a single platform to grow and manage their businesses. Rootstock Cloud ERP provides a flexible, modern and connected solution for manufacturing, distribution and supply chain in a variety of industries such as: Aerospace & Defense, Cannabusiness, Engineer-to-Order, High-Tech & Electronics Manufactures, Medical Device Manufacturers, Wholesale Distributors, and more.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


Founded in 1972, SAP has grown to be one of the market leaders in enterprise application software. With machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies, SAP can help turn businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP Business One is their small business management offering that connects and streamlines your most important wholesale distribution processes. SAP Business One is available on-premise or in the cloud, offers integration with the SAP HANA platform, can be deployed quickly and allows for integrated business intelligence capabilities.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


VAI, an independent mid-market ERP software developer, offers ERP
software for distributors with key capabilities such as inventory management, warehouse management, sales and forecasting, CRM and more. VAI’s software solutions are backed by a wealth of experience and a reputation for excellence that countless companies rely on. The company continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage analytics, business intelligence, mobility, and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions and empower their mobile workforce.

For an even deeper breakdown of each provider listed, consult our buyer’s guide.


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Liz is a leading enterprise technology writer covering Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Process Management (BPM) and Talent Management Suites (TMS) at Solutions Review. She writes to bridge the gap between consumer and technical expert to help readers understand what they're looking for. Liz attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Communications. You can reach her at equirk@solutionsreview.com
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