Top 10 ERP Software Vendors to Watch in 2019

The process of searching, evaluating, purchasing, and deploying an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution is not as simple as it once was. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to ERP software. Solutions today come in a variety of different flavors, each features a particular set of capabilities, strengths, and drawbacks. Choosing the right vendor and solution is a complicated process—one that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities.

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 providers that have earned watch list status from Solutions Review for the year ahead.

DDI System’s offering, 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. Inform ERP delivers industry specific solutions for distributors to succeed in today’s competitive landscape. With a unique competitive edge with an ever-evolving, customer connected, mobile based, and cloud connected platform for success, Inform users benefit with a flexible solution that can operate from on-premise servers or cloud hosted environments, in-house or in-the-field.

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


ECi Software provides small- and medium-sized manufacturers and distributors with a full suite of flexible and configurable cloud-based ERP software systems that provide complete visibility into, and control of, their business operations, enabling them for growth. Macola 10, their ERP offering for manufacturers, offers 24/7 anywhere access via web services and mobile apps, built-in CRM, business intelligence and automated workflows. Macola 10 empowers you to manage core business functions such as project management, finance, HR and CRM, as well as streamline business process management—including automation, workflows and document management.

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


Epicor’s provides an expansive suite of ERP solutions that provides choice, flexibility, and agility to promote growth and opportunity. The company provides ERP solutions for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and service providers. Built for companies of all shapes and sizes, ERP solutions from Epicor gives you better visibility into global business processes and supply chain, build a more data-driven organization, improve productivity and collaboration and raise the bar for quality and compliance.

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


Infor is a privately held software company founded in 2002 and offers both cloud and on-premise ERP solutions used by over 9,700+ manufacturing, distribution, equipment rental and service customers in a wide variety of industries worldwide. As a company that’s been building ERP solutions for enterprise-level and small-medium sized businesses for more than 15 years, Infor’s industry-focused CloudSuite solutions help to minimize cumbersome modifications and take advantage of continuous innovation.

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


SAP Business ByDesign is a cloud based, complete business suite-in-a-box ERP solution, designed specifically for mid-sized companies. This solution unifies every function across the company; HR, Financials, CRM, Supply Chain, Production, Project Management, Inventory and in-depth Analytics, in one seamless suite. Available from SAP Gold Channel Partner and one of the top SAP partners in the world, Navigator Business Solutions, SAP Business ByDesign streamlines key processes, giving you greater insight into your business.

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


Oracle NetSuite provides an all-in-one ERP solution is designed to address the multinational and multi-company needs of a mid-market organization. NetSuite’s ERP offering allows consolidation to be done in real-time and includes automated intercompany eliminations and foreign currency translation. As one of the world’s most deployed cloud ERP solution, Netsuite ERP provides proven financial management and ERP that easily integrates with your broader sales and service processes. NetSuite ERP equips you with the visibility you need to make better faster decisions.

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


OptiProERP is a cloud-based ERP solution for small and midsize discrete manufacturers. Key features include supply chain management (SCM), purchasing, work orders, scheduling and quality assurance. Built with SAP Business One at its core, the OptiProERP solution utilizes the SAP SDK (Software Development Kit) to extend and release innovative manufacturing functionality and industry solutions. Designed to scale as your business grows, in the cloud or on-premise, OptiProERP allows you to focus on managing your business instead of your business managing you.

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


Rootstock Software develops and implements cloud ERP software that helps manufacturers and distributors deliver personalized customer experiences, build operations that scale and outservice their competition. Rootstock Cloud ERP allows organizations to take a more customer centric and project-oriented view of operations across a robust suite of modules, including Order Management, Manufacturing, Operations, Supply Chain and Financial Management. When combined with Salesforce CRM, companies gain complete visibility to their organization
and customers.

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


Shoptech Software is a provider of best-in-class manufacturing software for your shop. The E2 Shop System is designed with the job shop and make-to-order manufacturer in mind. For 35 years, this software has helped businesses with quick and accurate quoting, real time data collection, flexible scheduling and tight inventory control, and much more. Shoptech takes the responsibility of hosting your data very seriously. That’s why the’ve partnered with the most reliable cloud management company in the business: Rackspace. Customers can benefit from the seamless integration with QuickBooks too.

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


VAI offers distribution ERP software with key capabilities such as inventory management, warehouse management, sales and forecasting, CRM and more. S2K Enterprise software from VAI offers mid-sized companies the advanced technology they require to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and grow. With built-in analytics and intelligence, S2K Enterprise ERP solutions provide companies with the ability to confidently make smarter decisions that better address real-time business imperatives. VAI solutions are built on standards-based technologies such as HTML5 and AJAX and can run on pretty much any platform with a modern web-browser.

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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