The Top 24 Leading ERP Vendors to Watch in 2020

The Top ERP Vendors to Watch in 2020

Who are some of the top 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.

Acumatica Founded 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.


Aptean Founded in 2012 after a merger between Consola Corporation and
CDC Software, Aptean provides hyper-niche, industry-specific software solutions for medium and large enterprises. Built from the ground up for each of the industries they serve, Aptean ERP solutions are designed to align with unique business processes to get you up and running quickly. Aptean’s ERP solutions are fully integrated with all your systems, bringing value to every functional area from finance and customer service to inventory control and process management. Aptean’s ERP offerings include: Ross ERP, JustFood ERP, Apprise ERP, Made2Manage ERP, Encompix ERP, Intuitive ERP, EquipSoft ERP, Axis ERP and Cimnet ERP  all designed for specific industries and company sizes.

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


Deltek Deltek offers Costpoint (their ERP solution) both on-premise and in the cloud, providing real-time visibility into all corners of your business, as well as advanced reporting to enable confident and timely decision making. Whether your business is a small firm or a large organization, Aptean ERP software helps you better serve clients while driving growth and profitability. Costpoint is available for multiple industries, including Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Oil & Gas, Government Contracting, Management & IT, Nonprofits, Agencies, Healthcare, Research & Development, and more. Costpoint ERP accommodates both your government and commercial needs with standard and average actual costing methods.

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


ECI Software Solutions provides business and e-commerce solutions, offering on-premise and cloud-based technologies. For more than 20 years, ECI Software has served the manufacturing, office supplies, service technology, contract office furniture, lumber and building materials, hardware and jan/san sectors. With small and medium sized organizations in mind, ECI offers: Macola ERP for manufacturers and distributors, JobBOSS for shop management, MAX ERP for discrete manufacturers, and M1, a powerful all-in-one ERP for manufacturers. ECI provides ERP solutions for a range of industries such as Hardware Retailers, Lumber & Building, Office Tech, Equipment Maintenance, 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.


ExactFounded in 1984, Exact offers ERP software for Manufacturing, Wholesale Distribution and Project Management. Exact Globe ERP, features accounting, inventory management, billing and invoicing, financial reporting, and more. Globe Next can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise. Exact ERP solutions works with companies of any size, enhancing visibility and insight into their business processes through a single interface. From long standing customers needing to optimize software following an organizational change, to companies considering Exact software and looking for in-depth process analysis, you can step into Exact services cycle at any point.

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


ERP GoldERP Gold offers a full-stack intelligent ERP solution that brings major business operations from marketing, lead generation, CRM, inventory, purchases, payroll, and project management to accounting in one platform. ERP Gold’s cloud-based system offers a secure SSL connection for easy, encrypted access from anywhere in the world. ERP Gold is heavily focused on the marketing, sales and client relationship side of the business, so there are no missed opportunities. With EPR Gold, you are able to integrate third party APIs so you can manage all your solutions in one location. ERP Gold was designed with small businesses in mind, its easy to use and can tailor it to your unique workflows.

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


FinancialForceFinancialForce was founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco. Today, its one of the leading cloud-based ERP for the new services economy. FinancialForce unifies data across the enterprise in real-time, enabling companies to rapidly evolve their business models with customers at the center. Built on the Salesforce platform, FinancialForce software offers centralized billing capabilities to facilitate accurate invoicing for products & services, subscriptions, contracts, projects, and more. It’s simple but powerful cloud accounting platform offers an end-to-end solution ideal for small and large sales and service-oriented companies seeking solutions to streamline their workflows while minimizing expenses.

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


Infor 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.


IFSIFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. ERP software from IFS are designed to help you rapidly take advantage of emerging technology and the changing market landscape, maximizing the agility of your business. IFS ERP includes functionality for Enterprise Project Management, Enterprise Asset Management and Service Management. The application can be configured for a variety of industries and excels in demanding settings that combine elements of manufacturing, project, service and asset management.

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


Intact Software Established in 1992, Intact Software provides a unique, modern and flexible ERP solution for industries such as: Merchant, Wholesale Distribution, Retail, and more. Intact’s flagship tool, Intact iQ, is next-generation ERP software designed for today’s digital economy. Intact iQ’s in-built flexibility & customizable capabilities ensure you gain the benefits of a perfect-fit ERP solution for your business. Intact iQ is delivered via a carefully selected suite of modules. Each industry-specific suite is based on 26 years’ industry experience and designed to meet both the common requirements and nuances of your sector. Intact iQ can extend seamlessly to mobile, connecting and supporting all areas of your business, from anywhere at anytime.

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


MicrosoftMicrosoft provides ERP software to businesses of all sizes through its Dynamics
365 platform, which consists of six separate products: Microsoft AX, GP, SL, NAV,
CRM, RMS. The Microsoft Dynamics portfolio started in 2001 with the acquisition
of Great Plains Software and Soloman, and in 2002 with the acquisition of
Navison and Axapta. Together, these four technologies make up the Microsoft
Business Solutions Group (MBS), a major supplier of ERP solutions. Dynamics
GP, NAV, and SL are typically intended for small and medium organizations while
Dynamics AX is typically best suited for larger enterprises.

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


OdooOdoo is an open-source ERP software provider for businesses of all sizes and
industries. Odoo’s distinction is that the whole system revolves around a collection of apps. Odoo ERP has apps to cover everything from warehousing, manufacturing, and sales channels, to timesheets, websites, purchasing, and more. With 10.000+ apps in, Odoo covers all your business needs in a one-stop solution: no more interfaces between different software required. Odoo apps are perfectly integrated to each others, allowing you to fully automate your business processes. With strong technical foundations, Odoo’s framework is unique. It provides top notch usability that scales across all apps.

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


Oracle NetSuiteIn 2016, Oracle acquired NetSuite in a definitive agreement saying “Oracle and NetSuite cloud applications are complementary, and will coexist in the marketplace forever.” That being said, the two offer leading cloud-based ERP solutions designed for small, medium-sized and large enterprises. From advanced financials to supply chain management to billing and beyond, NetSuite and Oracle ERP solutions give companies the tools they need to accelerate growth and drive innovation, in industries such as: Financial Services, Healthcare, Higher Ed, Manufacturing and Retail. Oracle NetSuite ERP is a horizontal package designed for a wide range of industries. It permits customers in any industry to manage their front and back office functions, plus web operations, all from a single and reliable source.

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


ProcessProFounded in 1985, ProcessPro has grown to be a leading mid-market ERP software solution for the process manufacturing industry. Designed specifically for manufacturers that combine batches of mixtures, ProcessPro’s ERP solution seamlessly integrates all aspects of plant operation, from beginning order entry through inventory, manufacturing, packaging, shipping and accounting. ProcessPro has been serving the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic, chemical and cannabis industries for over 30 years. In 2016, ProcessPro joined Open Systems, Inc., a leading provider of business software. The merger positioned ProcessPro to access new markets by expanding their geographical presence.

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


Priority Software Priority Software provides flexible, end-to-end business management solutions for organizations of all sizes and industries. Priority provides real time access to business data and insights in the cloud, on premise, and on-the-go. Priority Software’s business management solutions include: operational ERP, financial management tools, cloud and mobile ERP, Warehouse Management Systems, Time and Attendance software and more. Priority supports multi-company structures as well as multi-site, multi-lingual and multi-currency to efficiently manage global organizations in 40 countries. Customized and personalized, Priority ERP offers product localization in 20 countries and is available in 18 different languages.

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


QAD Founded in 1979 as a small startup solution to address a large gap in complete, integrated business software for manufacturing companies, QAD provides ERP software for manufacturers. QAD Manufacturing ERP adapts to any style of manufacturing and to the needs of all your geographic locations. Quality metrics, central model management and automated data collection ensure accurate, complete product, material and inventory information. Qad’s Manufacturing ERP software has intuitive planning tools that can synchronize production to changing demand, while built-in quality management helps you keep a sharp focus on excellence. QAD Manufacturing ERP software includes features such as: Product Genealogy, Scheduling Workbench, Enterprise Asset Management, and more.

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


Ramco Started as an R&D division of Ramco Industries Limited in 1992, Ramco Systems was later established as an independent company in 1997. Since then, Ramco has been providing innovative business solutions that can be delivered quickly and cost-effectively in complex environments. Built on Ramco VirtualWorks, Ramco ERP Cloud enables you to get a 360-degree view of your business, anytime, from anywhere by putting all your business functions on to one single platform on the Cloud and automating and integrating them, end-to-end. Ramco ERP serves industries such as: Discrete and Process Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities, Logistics, Staffing, Infrastructure & Real Estate, and more.

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


Sage IntacctFounded in 1981, Sage Intacct provides ERP software directed to small and medium
sized companies. Sage Business Cloud offers more than traditional ERP solutions. Our suite of products are tailored to your needs so you can streamline operations and efficiently collaborate across departments, making your investment count. Sage Business Cloud provides essential real-time insights into your company, including areas for improvement, and ensures you comply with financial regulations–all from one place. Sage’ Business Cloud contains three ERP offerings: X3 for enterprises, 100 for small and mid-sized light manufacturers, and 300 for small and mid-sized businesses with multiple locations.

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


SAP Founded in 1972, SAP is a leading provider of enterprise application software. Today, SAP provides businesses with its SAP S/4HANA next generation ERP software which provides strong functionality across a number of industries including Manufacturing, Services, Retail, Wholesale Distribution, and more. Within the S/4HANA platform, it offers applications covering customer relationship management, financials, human capital management, product lifecycle management, and more. SAP also offers Cloud ERP, ERP for Small and Midsize Enterprises, and Finance to support core ERP finance as well as advanced FP&A, compliance, cash management, and more – on-premise and in the cloud.

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


SYSPRO Established in 1978, SYSPRO is an industry-built ERP solution designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors. Nearly 40 years of solving manufacturing and distribution business challenges is built into SYSPRO’s flexible ERP software and proven services. SYSPRO ERP software aspires to exceed customer requirements, is highly scalable, and can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or accessed from a mobile device. The depth of software functionality makes SYSPRO an excellent fit for a number of selected manufacturing and distribution industries, including Food & Beverage, Machinery & Equipment, Electronics, Fabricated Metals, Automotive and many more.

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


Unit4Founded in 1980, Unit4 is a global provider of enterprise software solutions for service organizations. In North America, Unit4 delivers ERP, industry-focused and best-in-class solutions that focus on a range of industries including Professional Services, Education, Public Sector, Nonprofit, Wholesale, Financial services and more. Their cloud ERP offerings, Unit4 Business World, is a uniquely people-focused ERP. It delivers a fully integrated suite of enterprise applications and technologies that improve people’s daily work lives by reducing or even eliminating lower-value administrative tasks. It is easy to deploy, highly adaptable when business needs change, and less expensive to maintain than traditional “production-centered” ERP systems.

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


Workday Workday was established in 2005 as a company focusing on cloud-based applications for finance and HR. Today, Workday provides cloud-based ERP software for both medium businesses and large enterprises in all kinds of industries, such as: Communications, Energy and Resources, Life Sciences, Hospitality, Insurance, Manufacturing, Retail, Nonprofit and more. Workday delivers user and administrative tools across financials, HR, planning, talent, payroll, analytics, and more from a single system. Workday also offers a module for educational institutions that includes recruiting and admissions, curriculum management, records, advising and financial aid tracking.

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


WorkwiseEstablished in 2004, Workwise Software is a leading developer of ERP and CRM software solutions along with comprehensive implementation and support services. The company’s flagship products, WorkWise ERP and OnContact CRM are customizable, easy-to-use quick to implement, cost-effective software solutions that enable you to better serve your customers and prospects. Workwise ERP software was developed for today’s discrete manufacturers and is available on-premise or in the cloud. From conception and design through to manufacturing and delivery, WorkWise ERP is built to handle the complex needs of manufacturers that use engineering in the design and build of their products.

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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