Top ERP Vendors & ERP Systems of 2022

If you are in the market for a new ERP system, stop! And look no further. We have created the most comprehensive ERP listing guide on the internet to help you identify the best ERP software vendors and the ERP applications they offer.

If you’ve been researching ERP software solutions for any length of time, I suspect by now you are aware there are literally dozens of ERP software options out there and each one proclaims to be the best, the biggest, and the fastest-growing, etc.

It can be overwhelming to sift through all of the potential solutions that might be a match for your organization’s needs, or worse yet– to spend time and money on an ERP system that totally misses the mark and falls short of your expectations.

This guide will introduce you to the best ERP solutions for 2022, let’s get right to it.




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Top ERP Vendors in 2022

The following enterprise software vendors and ERP systems made the cut based on our expert opinion, real customer reviews, and industry analyst ratings/insights.

In no particular order, these are the top ERP vendors you should consider for your next ERP initiative.


Company Profile:

Headquarters: Austin, TX
Ownership: Public
Stock Ticker: NYSE: ORCL
Number of Employees: 135,000
Annual Revenue: $39.5B

It should come as no surprise that Oracle stands as one of the top ERP vendors on the market today. As the second-largest software company in the world by revenue and market capitalization, Oracle develops applications and tools for database development, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, Human Capital Management (HCM), and Supply Chain Management (SCM) software.

Oracle’s dominant market share in the ERP industry is largely influenced by several notable acquisitions including PeopleSoft (including JD Edwards) in 2005, Siebel in 2006, and later NetSuite in 2016.

While Oracle receives substantial revenue from legacy on-premise ERP products such as Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards, the major focus of Oracle sales and marketing is spent promoting its “born in the cloud” ERP portfolio, including NetSuite, the #1 selling cloud-based ERP for the SMB/ MME marketplace.


Oracle Cloud-based ERP Products:

Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP

Oracle Cloud ERP Reviews & Ratings 2021

Oracle’s flagship cloud-based ERP product “Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP” focuses primarily on four key areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management

Oracle Fusion is geared towards larger, more complex organizations preparing to move key business systems that were once on-premise to the cloud.

Benefits of Oracle Fusion include flexible billing contracts, ease of integration with other Oracle applications, and extensive customization options.

While Oracle Cloud is a great ERP system, some potential areas of concern have more to do with who is and isn’t a good fit for Oracle Cloud ERP. Companies that have complex manufacturing needs or global supply chains are likely not a great fit (today) for Oracle Cloud ERP. While Oracle Cloud is highly capable there could be better, more mature options to address these specific areas.

Areas of concern: Some of the common customer complaints revolve around lackluster technical support, long/expensive implementations, and a partner ecosystem still learning the ins and outs of Oracle Cloud ERP.

Oracle Cloud ERP Pricing: Some online resources claim Oracle Cloud ERP pricing starts at $175/month/user. However, with any tier 1 ERP solution, you can expect to spend a couple hundred thousand to well over a million dollars for the software and services.

Oracle Fusion Cloud Customer Reviews:

Oracle ERP cloud is a full comprehensive solution that has the capability to cover all our business needs. For a company like us that implemented the solution more than 3 years ago, there are 2 main added value points that we appreciate: 1. The setup steps to cover new business requirements are supported with rich documentation and a shared knowledge. 2. The extensions powered by a comprehensive set of REST API enable the solution to be adjusted to all new business needs.” Source: Gartner Peer Insights




Purchased by Oracle in 2016, NetSuite ERP is a cloud-based enterprise resource management platform that improves businesses’ effectiveness, automates core processes, and provides operation-wide visibility. Users can pick and choose advanced modules à la carte to create their own custom-tailored ERP solution.

While Oracle Cloud ERP and NetSuite do overlap in some functionality, NetSuite is really directed at companies that have outgrown entry-level accounting systems such as QuickBooks or Great Plains and looking for a more robust cloud-based ERP solution that can help them scale, while providing greater visibility organization-wide.

Areas of concern: NetSuite has experienced tremendous growth in recent years and as a result, some common customer complaints revolve around a lack of highly capable technical support and too few seasoned consultants available in the marketplace.

NetSuite ERP Pricing: NetSuite pricing starts at $99/user/mo plus the cost of the suite which starts at $1,499. However, most NetSuite customers will spend between $30 to $150k per year for the software and another $50k – $250k for implementation services, depending upon the ERP project scope.

Oracle NetSuite Customer Reviews:

NetSuite offers an infinitely expandable product to our adjust for future business needs and future systems users/employees capabilities. They are also constantly improving the product offering to enabling us to leverage new technology with low implementation costs…Source: Gartner Peer Insights


Oracle Legacy On-premise ERP Products:

Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle E-Business Suite (also referred to as EBS) is a fully integrated, comprehensive suite of business applications that span financial management, supply chain management, human resource management, project management, and more. While Oracle EBS can be deployed in the cloud, it was originally intended for on-premise use by large organizations with lots of complexity. To date, there have been over 2,000 deployments across dozens of countries in some of the largest corporations around the globe.

Oracle EBS Customer Reviews: Oracle E-Business Suite is the most comprehensive and useful suite of integrated, global business applications which are enable organizations to make good decisions, reduce costs, and increase performance. Oracle E-Business Suite is having strong team management with risk tackling approach. The support and service system is also very helpful and online available 24*7Source: Gartner Peer Insights

Check it Out: Oracle EBS Full ERP Review >>>


JD Edwards

Founded in Denver, CO, in 1977, JD Edwards the developer of EnterpriseOne is an integrated ERP software suite that was acquired by PeopleSoft just before the Oracle PeopleSoft acquisition in 2004. JD Edwards, referred to as JDE, is commonly used in the manufacturing, distribution, consumer package goods, and construction industries.

JD Edwards offers plenty of flexibility when it comes to deployment and database preference. It can be deployed both on-premise or in the cloud (private, public or hybrid) and offers over 80 additional application modules users can deploy as their business needs shift. While there are still thousands of companies that run JD Edwards around the globe, Oracle sells very few new JDE logos and is actively trying to migrate legacy customers to the cloud (Oracle Fusion).

JD Edwards Customer Reviews:

We’ve just migrated from a legacy JDE system to EnterpriseOne and it turned out to be a really tough ride – the initially planned timeframe was exceeded 3-fold and we yet have to get full control of our material flow again. The reporting features are outstanding, the UI is up-to-date, but under the hood it’s extremely complex and migration isn’t smooth as one would wish it’d be unfortunately.Source: Gartner Peer Insights




Also founded in 1977, PeopleSoft offers a suite of integrated applications designed for mid to large organizations that were originally developed with a key focus on human resources and financial management. Over the years, PeopleSoft has matured to include additional modules and capabilities that better support additional departments throughout the entire enterprise. Over the years, PeopleSoft has gained significant traction within the higher education and healthcare sectors and continues widespread use over thousands of customers across dozens of countries.


What do the Analysts Say?

Industry Recognition and Reports | Microsoft Dynamics 365

Oracle has continued to receive the highest marks from reputable industry analysts, such as Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report that comes out each year.

Most recently, both Oracle’s Fusion Cloud ERP and NetSuite were featured in the top right (the best) quadrant for “Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises,” with Workday and SAP S/4 HANA trailing closely behind.

To have two products featured in the Leader category shows Oracle’s commitment to bringing best-in-class cloud-based ERP solutions to the market that are highly capable of providing tremendous value to the organizations that use them.




Company Profile:

Headquarters: Waldorf, Germany
Ownership: Public
Stock Ticker: NYSE: SAP
Number of Employees: 100,330
Annual Revenue: $32.15B

SAP the company/brand has become synonymous with ERP software. Most people think of SAP first when they think of ERP software.

SAP’s partner ecosystem is vast and provides broad capabilities across many different types/sizes of companies, everything from SMB-sized retailers to the largest global industrial manufacturers.

SAP ERP PyramidSAP offers three cloud-based ERP products, with SAP S/4 HANA being their flagship cloud-based ERP aimed at the largest, most complex enterprises, followed by SAP Business ByDesign a great product for the MME, and SAP BusinessOne, a complete, all-in-one ERP designed and priced for SMB sized companies.

All three ERP applications are great solutions for companies that are looking for an integrated solution tying together financial, inventory, supply chain, project, and staffing data to drive better decision-making and visibility to the organization.

All of these ERP products can be deployed using HANA, SAP’s multi-model database that stores information in memory instead of on a disk, which allows for real-time analytics even for large businesses with massive amounts of data/transactions.


SAP Cloud ERP Products


S4 HANA Screenshot

S/4 HANA is SAP’s flagship cloud-based ERP product (that can also be deployed on-premise). SAP S/4 HANA is built on the HANA database, giving SAP less dependency on competitor databases and providing groundbreaking performance, especially for companies storing massive amounts of data and transactions. While S/4 is SAP’s tier 1 ERP, it’s not designed for just any type of business; it's best for organizations that are large, complex, and global in nature (and have a seven-figure ERP budget).

SAP S/4 Pricing: Like many ERP companies, SAP does not publicly disclose list price information for S/4HANA ERP. However, as with most tier 1 ERP systems, you should anticipate a high six- to seven-figure ERP budget to implement S/4HANA.


SAP S/4HANA Customer Reviews: SAP S/4HANA is one of the best enterprise resource planning system that I have worked with, because its operation is very potential to carry out tasks with high precision and high performance, its flexibility has delighted us because this allows the system to adapt easily to all our needs of use, it is a very practical and very updated system, I really describe sap s/4hana as the best among all its competitorsSource: Gartner Peer Insights


SAP Business ByDesign

SAP ByD Screenshot

SAP Business ByDesign had a rocky start with its initial introduction to the marketplace and actually claimed to stop further development of the ERP solution back in 2013. It used to be the butt of jokes by industry leaders such as Zach Nelson (former NetSuite CEO). That being said, SAP in recent years has continued to increase R&D investment into ByDesign and was recently acknowledged by Gartner, as a “Niche Player” in their annual Magic Quadrant analysis.

SAP Business ByDesign Pricing: The monthly base package fee starts at $1,818 which includes two advanced users and three core users. Additional core users cost $120 per month, and any additional advanced users cost $217 per month.

SAP ByDesign Customer Reviews: Use this to manage our financials and production tracking for materials, build instructions, quality checks, part ordering and product management. It is easy to use and input information into for BOM, and for searching to find items.Source: Gartner Peer Insights


SAP Business One

SAP Business One Screenshot

SAP Business One is a complete all-in-one ERP solution designed for SMB-sized companies that can be deployed both in the cloud and on-premise. SAP is very popular among small manufacturing and distribution companies in Europe and North America and tends to compete well with companies like NetSuite and Sage. It’s best suited for companies with limited financial complexity that need highly capable supply chain and inventory tracking capabilities, which Business One delivers.

SAP Business One ERP (Cloud) Pricing: SAP BusinessOne offers three different tiers of licenses: Professional, Limited, and Starter.

  • Professional: $132 per user per month. Provides unlimited access to all of SAP Business One’s features, including financial management, sales and customer management, purchasing and inventory control, and more.
  • Limited: $99 per user per month. Limited user licenses have limited access to a particular professional area.
  • Starter: $110 per user per month. The starter package is designed for startups and small businesses and includes accounting, sales orders, item management, and purchasing.

Most SAP Business One projects will be in the ~$75k-$150k price range for both the initial software subscription and implementation and support services.

SAP BusinessOne Customer Reviews: SAP All-in-one is a very good integrated Enterprise Resource Planning(ERP) solution. We are using it from one year and its provides us everything including customer management, construction accounting, and service management modules etc. It helps a lot in growth of business and its features like data analysis and user security are really great. SAP All-in-one providing a very good data processing speed and it easily integrates.Source: Gartner Peer Insights


What do the Analysts Say?

Industry Recognition and Reports | Microsoft Dynamics 365

SAP S/4 HANA has continued its leadership position in the “Leaders” category in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large, and Global Enterprises in 2021. SAP was also acknowledged with their SAP Business ByDesign cloud-based ERP being considered in the “Niche Player” category, which is new territory for ByDesign. Having two ERP solutions featured in 2021’s Magic Quadrant shows SAP’s commitment to offering best-in-class cloud-based ERP solutions for SMB and MME companies alike.




Company Profile:

Headquarters: Redmond, WA
Ownership: Public
Stock Ticker: NASDAQ: MSFT
Number of Employees: 156,439
Annual Revenue: $143.02B


Microsoft Dynamics 365 is one of the most popular ERP products in the marketplace today. In fact, Microsoft Dynamics ranks #5 in terms of ERP market share.

Dynamics ERP was originally the result of several Microsoft acquisitions including Navision, Axapta, Great Plains, and others, in which Microsoft combined the best aspects of these legacy solutions to create a common system that was purpose-built for cloud deployments.

Microsoft ERP Products

Dynamics 365 Business Central

Business Central Screenshot

Business Central is an ERP designed for SMB/MME-sized companies that have more straightforward needs and not a lot of complexity in their business and/or processes. The cost to license and implement Business Central is much lower than its bigger brother, Dynamics Finance and Operations. Businesses that are looking for a setup from QuickBooks and Fishbowl might be good candidates for a product like 365 Business Central.

Dynamics 365 Business Central Pricing: Dynamics 365 Business Central offers three different tiers of licenses: Premium, Essential, and Team Members.

  • Premium: $100 per user per month. Provides access to financial management, sales and customer management, purchasing, service and project management, inventory control, manufacturing, and more.
  • Limited: $70 per user per month Includes everything in Premium with exceptions around manufacturing and service management.
  • Starter: $8 per user per month includes employee self-service, run reports and approvals

Dynamics 365 Business Central Customer Reviews:

Microsoft’s 365 ecosystem has matured across the entire portfolio and has led to Microsoft becoming a formidable player throughout the technology stack, even in niche solution areas. Microsoft Dynamics Business Central seems to be designed by people who actually understands what businesses need from technology vendors.Source: Gartner Peer Insights


Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations

Finance and Operations Screenshot

Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations is a much bigger, more capable ERP solution designed to compete with other tier 1 ERP solutions such as SAP S/4 HANA and Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP. Large businesses that have lots of complexity and/or are international in scope are a better fit for Finance & Operations over Business Central.

The Dynamics 365 products offer several pros including product flexibility, extensibility, and a vast ecosystem of VARs and ISVs that can fine-tune an ERP solution for most industries. Some cons for Dynamics 365 are that it’s not as robust as other ERP solutions that excel with high-volume distribution and/or complex manufacturing. Another con with Dynamics 365 is that with its extensive technical capabilities, finding the right partner to assist with change management is equally important as finding a partner with the right technical capabilities.

Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations Pricing:

Finance & Operations are licensed as two separate applications: Finance and Supply Chain Management.

  • Licensing for each user starts at $180 USD/user/month for single-app full users of Finance or Supply Chain Management with a 20-seat minimum. If you choose to license more than one application you can license other applications for an incremental $30 instead of $180 (20 seat min).

Dynamics 365 Business Central Customer Reviews:

It is a excellent ERP solution for business purpose, The platform is very stable as it is provided by Microsoft and the continuous and rigorous support increases the performance of the most used feature is the advance accountancy with intercompany benefits to enhance the chances of overall effectiveness and efficiency at the same time in the organization. It is also very vey customizable at the same time and customize the client batches how you want to send the information to them. It is also multi device tool so regardless of how we access and use the systems anywhere and anytime we would be experiencing the same fluid experience along with same safety . It helps to integrate all the multiple products and services we use in a very easy to use and understandable way.Source: Gartner Peer Insights


What do the Analysts Say?

Industry Recognition and Reports | Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 was just on the cusp of being listed as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites in 2021 for Midsize, Large, and Global Enterprises. However, they continue to remain a Visionary for the time being.






Company Profile:

Headquarters: New York, NY
Ownership: Private – Koch Industries
Number of Employees: 17,000
Annual Revenue: $3.2B

Infor is a large, privately-owned software company focused on developing business applications for specific industry niches generally deployed via Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Infor has made some notable acquisitions in recent years (e.g. Lawson) and boasts they have around 58 million cloud users and 90,000 customers. Well-known clients such as Bausch & Lomb, Ferrari, and Hershey Entertainment run their businesses on Infor applications.

Infor ERP Products

Infor LN (Review Coming Soon)
Infor Distribution SX.e (Review Coming Soon)
Infor VISUAL (Review Coming Soon)


Infor CloudSuite

CloudSuite Screenshot

Infor CloudSuite is one of the more popular cloud-based ERP choices on the market today. In fact, they come in at #4 in terms of ERP market share. Infor CloudSuite is very strong with customers within the Food & Beverage, Aerospace & Defence, Fashion/Apparel, and Industrial Manufacturing industries.

CloudSuite offers tremendous flexibility in large part due to numerous ERP acquisitions such as Baan (Manufacturing ERP) and more recently Lawson which was very popular with government and non-profits. Some clients may find that CloudSuite has a less modern look and feel with their user interface and those highly concerned about end-user adoption may find other solutions more visually appealing. That being said, Infor CloudSuite’s capabilities rival that of Oracle, SAP, and Dynamics 365 F&O with very strong capabilities around configure, price, quote (CPQ), being able to quickly and easily translate a sales order/proposal into a work order and predictive analytics capabilities that help make the purchasing and management of inventory much more easily and accurately.

Infor CloudSuite Pricing:

Infor does not publish its pricing information and licensing model online. However, as with most ERPs like CloudSuite, you can anticipate spending six to seven figures on your ERP software and implementation/support services.

Infor CloudSuite Customer Reviews:

Great tool! On time performance, reduced inventory levels by implementing lean practices using APS. We are able to have real time postings and financial tracking. The flexibility of the system allows each user to get the details and use the system very user friendly way. ” Source: Gartner Peer Insights



What do the analysts say?

Industry Recognition and Reports | Microsoft Dynamics 365

While Infor was listed as a Niche Player in the most recent Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management in 2021 they were also listed as a leader for Enterprise Asset Management (below) in 2019 for Enterprise Asset Management Software performance.


Gartner Magic Quadrant EAM | EAM analyst report | InforFor asset-intensive organizations looking for both a cloud-based ERP and EAM solution, both Infor (and IFS) provide highly competitive solutions that span both ERP and EAM.

Infor was also featured as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for the Product-Centric Enterprises category in 2021.

Infor a Leader in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises

Gartner goes on to say…


In its 2021 Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises, Gartner notes that, “The ERP for product-centric enterprises market is accelerating its transition to cloud deployment models. ERP application leaders should use this Magic Quadrant to evaluate cloud ERP application suites as part of a composable ERP strategy.


Infor’s CloudSuite commitment to industry-specific ERP solutions, by delivering faster time to value, is paying off in a big way. Its market share growth and analyst reviews are a direct reflection of this focus.

Infor M3

The M3 product came directly from the Lawson acquisition. M3 is a solid ERP for medium to large organizations within the chemicals, distribution, equipment rental/services/management, fashion, and food and beverage industries.

Infor M3 Customer Reviews:

Great service overall from Infor, consultant team provided us with the right knowledge to learn the system and take ownership of configurations. Implementation Accelerators helped us start the project on the right track. The support Team from Infor has always been extremely responsive. Product and Development teams have done a fantastic job working on challenges we faced along the way. Moving to the M3 Cloud Edition provided us with hundreds of new features and APIs to streamline the business. What did not work well: The learning curve was quite steep for the Service Provider and us as the customer. A large number of enhancements to the software and architecture became difficult to keep up for everyone involved in the project. ”
Source: Gartner Peer Insights




Sage Group

Company Profile:

Headquarters: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Ownership: Public
Stock Ticker: SGPYY (OTCMKTS)
Number of Employees: 13,400
Annual Revenue: 1.903 billion GBP


Sage Group, also commonly referred to as Sage, is a multinational ERP software company based in the UK and is the UK’s second-largest technology company. It ranks #3 in the ERP market globally, just behind SAP and Oracle.

Sage Financial Management & ERP Products

Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct Screenshot

Not a complete ERP, but for the fifth year in a row Sage Intacct scored highest for the Lower Midsize Enterprise Use Case in the Gartner 2021 Critical Capabilities for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large, and Global Enterprise report.

Sage Intacct is accounting and financial management software that can be deployed via several options (cloud, SaaS, or web). Core financials are easily accessed and users can leverage integrated management and financial reports across the enterprise. Sage Intacct’s focus is on automating the most important processes, reducing reliance on spreadsheets, and providing greater visibility into performance.

Sage 100cloud

If your small to medium-sized business (SMB) is in discrete manufacturing, wholesale distribution, or professional services, Sage 100cloud is worth a look. With options for cloud, SaaS, web, or on-premise deployment, it offers tools for accounting, manufacturing, distribution, and inventory management. Users say it’s a leap ahead from earlier Sage products and can be easily customized to adapt to your growing needs. Businesses that control inventory to drive financial results might find it a particularly good match.

Sage 300cloud

For more complex organizations, Sage 300cloud manages multiple locations across multiple regions, currencies, countries, and languages. Financial reporting and analysis modules cover multiple business units, subsidiaries, companies, and regions.

With various deployment options, Sage 300cloud is great for businesses in certain industries: operations and inventory management, professional services, wholesale and distribution, manufacturing, public sector, not-for-profit, hospitality, and retail.

Not a full-blown ERP but certainly more affordable, Sage 300cloud helps businesses manage finance and accounting needs. Sales order management, inventory tools, and integrated payments are also featured benefits. The product takes the complexity out of managing business finances across borders with General Ledger (GL) capabilities that ease some of the pain points that occur when organizations span international lines.

Sage Business Cloud (Formerly X3)

Sage X3 - Cloud ERP Solutions | Sage Canada

Sage’s flagship, cloud-based ERP product is laser-focused on delivering ERP solutions to companies in the $50M-500M revenue range. Sometimes referred to as Sage X3 or Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management, it gives manufacturers the ability to tightly integrate all their processes across multiple entities, countries, currencies, and languages.

Sage X3 offers everything you would expect from an ERP solution, including CRM, accounting, inventory, and shop floor management. PE and private family-owned companies tend to be a particularly solid fit for X3 due to its attractive price point to license, implement, and maintain.

Companies that are too large or complex for a tier 3 ERP solution (e.g. SAP BusinessOne or Intacct) but not so complicated as to require a tier 1 ERP (SAP /Oracle) sized solution may find a great match in Sage X3.

Any size of business can benefit from its robust production management, supply chain management, financial management, and collaboration utilities. X3 helps users manage workflows across multiple sites and personalize their workspace access to include only relevant data.

Sage X3 also integrates with mobile devices for a simple cloud solution on the go. Product-centric industries including discrete manufacturing (MTS & MTO), process manufacturing (batch), and distributors including wholesale and transportation will find appealing features within the system.

Sage Business Cloud X3 Customer Reviews:

“My overall experience has been superb with Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management (Formerly Sage X3). We can use vendor/customer creation, recurring, general ledger recurring, Bulk Item import, financial Budget, Requisition Approval console and purchase order and invoice creation. We can manage accounting, create financial reports and Item reports anywhere. We can lock the period and year. We can use Year End closing feature for All Entry close.” Source: Gartner Peer Insights




Company Profile:

Headquarters: Linkoping, Sweden
Ownership: Private
Number of Employees: 4,000
Annual Revenue: Unknown


IFS is a PE-held, European ERP company whose name may be unfamiliar to North American ERP buyers. But it’s well-known elsewhere, with over 4000 employees and over 10,000 customers worldwide. Unlike other vendors, it’s a stable company that doesn’t seem to get involved in constant acquisitions that can disrupt the customer experience.


ERP Software Review: IFS Applications, Version 10 for Process Manufacturing - Part 2 | TEC

IFS Cloud ERP is a valuable solution for businesses looking for a modern, cloud-based ERP that also tightly integrates with Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Field Service Management (FSM) capabilities.

IFS is laser-focused on solutions for these industries:

  • Aerospace and defense
  • Energy and utilities
  • Food and beverage
  • High-tech and office equipment
  • Engineering and construction
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas
  • Property and commercial services
  • Telecommunications
  • Service industries with 50M- 5B in revenue

IFS can be run in various configurations, either in the Cloud, on-premise or as a hybrid. One thing that customers like most about IFS is its ability to streamline all aspects of ERP. IFS integrates operations for a variety of workflows, cutting down on internal snags. It doesn’t silo functions as much as other vendors’ systems: Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Field Service Management (FSM) is inherently built-in to the programming.

The IFS Cloud ERP software architecture addresses the entire modern business value chain. Businesses that seek digitization to better compete in today’s market will find that IFS does a nice job of integrating and adopting disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), mobility, and augmented reality (AR).

The system is comprehensive right out of the box; it provides everything that companies need. IFS Modules include financial management, engineering, manufacturing, project management, supply chain management, maintenance, human capital management, and sales and service.

Automated and digital workflows help organizations plan workforce capacity and scheduling in advance. In a market where rapid change is inevitable, the system allows real-time analysis to help users respond to situations in the moment, eliminating time-consuming paperwork.

IFS Pricing: IFS has simplified licensing with one price for the suite, modules, transaction volumes, and users.

IFS Customer Reviews:

Over the years IFS has proven time and time again that they are a customer-centric vendor with a focus on driving efficiency, usability, and flexibility for their customers. Their growth has been steady while staying true to their values. Many years later I can honestly say buying IFS was an excellent business decision that we have never regretted.” Source: Gartner Peer Insights



What do the analysts say?

IFS Cloud was the Gartner “Customers’ Choice” award-winner in Products In Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises Market in 2020.

IFS Cloud ERP was featured as a “Visionary” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises in 2020 but it didn’t make it to the Magic Quadrant in 2021.






Company Profile:

Headquarters: Austin, TX
Ownership: Private
Number of Employees: 4,100
Annual Revenue: Unknown


Epicor Kinetic ERP

Kinetic Screenshot

The Epicor ERP 2021.1 release rebrands its flagship ERP solution as “Kinetic,” likely influenced by the recent Clayton, Dubilier & Rice private equity acquisition. Kinetic has been refreshed and re-designed to be a more formidable competitor against modern, cloud-based ERP leaders such as SAP and Oracle, and is evidence of the company’s ‘cloud first’ initiative.

Kinetic’s focus is on industry-specific productivity solutions, specifically in the Automotive, Building Supply, Distribution, Manufacturing, and Retail sectors. The newest update includes functional improvements and is largely focused on providing a better user experience, designed to drive increased user efficiency and productivity.

Their enhanced search functionality now includes predictive search results as well as other enhancements geared towards manufacturers, who must ensure compliance with FDA and CMMC regulations.

A downloadable mobile app functions from anywhere. It features EVA, the Epicor Virtual Agent, which allows users in the field to interact with the system through voice commands or texts. Users can ask questions and get instant answers, streamline quoting and scheduling, and receive targeted recommendations.

Kinetic itself is 100% browser-based and gives users a UI Customization Tool (App Studio) that’s also browser-based. Companies can make changes and customizations to screens based on their own business needs in a low-code/no-code environment.

Kinetic is deployable in the cloud, on-premises, or in a hybrid format. Their new public cloud helps companies accelerate collaboration and leverage a single source of truth.

If you’re in manufacturing, you know how hard it is to let go of old systems and old processes. Kinetic really strives to give manufacturers real-time visibility into all areas of the business, such as the ability to spot hidden opportunities, plan product runs, balance and distribute work across employees, collaborate with suppliers, and respond to changing shifts in demand.

Robust, built-in analytics help manufacturers expand their footprint and gain market share. The system is customized to support users as they grow and change. Kinetic spurs growth and manages complexity by offering full capabilities for HCM, financial management, CRM, sales, design and engineering, product management, scheduling/planning, supply chain, production management, and customer service management.

Customers say that Epicor is intuitive, a great value and that its management is responsive and adaptable to the changing needs of the market. On the downside, other users complain that an increased focus on cloud architecture is missing the mark.

Epicor Kinetic Customer Reviews:

“The discrete manufacturing feature set is likely best in class, even when compared to the likes of Oracle and SAP. The product suite/feature set and technology stack is a B+/A- rating for the manufacturing industry. They do the major things extremely well in the discrete manufacturing space and offer some unique attributes that set the product offering above competition.” Source: Gartner Peer Insights



What do the analysts say?

Gartner® Recognizes Microsoft as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises - Microsoft Dynamics 365 BlogEpicor was featured as a “Visionary” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises in 2021. However, it was not featured in the Cloud Core Financial Management Suites with the likes of Oracle, NetSuite, Infor, and Microsoft.







Company Profile:

Headquarters: Bellevue, WA
Ownership: Private
Number of Employees: 300
Annual Revenue: Unknown


Acumatica Cloud ERP Training, Development and Support

Unlike most providers, Acumatica is not a legacy system that’s been adapted to fit new technology. Acumatica is a born-in-the-cloud application that’s been around since 2008. From the start it’s been accessible through the cloud and on-premises, using the latest web technology. The company claims to be the fastest-growing cloud ERP company for six years running.

Growing, small-to-mid market organizations find that Acumatica delivers flexibility, efficiency, and enables greater continuity of operations. Acumatica offers industry-specific tools and sophisticated cross-module workflows to make business more efficient. And a mobile app allows remote and field workers to access and input data no matter where they’re located.

The system is built to handle the unique needs of multiple industries, especially construction, distribution, manufacturing, retail-commerce, software and technology, and other professional and industrial services.

Collaborating is possible thanks to a shared single source of truth data and cross-team workflows, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a role in driving automation and improving efficiency. The platform is specifically designed to make it easy for companies to meet evolving business needs.

Acumatica is ready to go off the shelf, but it also allows for the integration of other tools and software that your business may already be using. There’s also an Acumatica Marketplace where you can shop for the plug-ins you need, or you can develop your own with user-friendly custom integrations and open API architecture. You don’t need to be a coder to make changes through their low-code/no-code visual interface.

Data can be hosted on a public or private cloud and unlike some other providers, you’re not forced to use the Acumatica database. It offers anytime access to data and flexible licensing options, and the pricing model does not add cost for additional users. The company refers to the product as “Acumatica Cloud ERP.”

Acumatica ranks high in user experience and usability, which makes it easy to drive adoption and collaboration across your company. Users find Acumatica’s intelligent, industry-focused business functionalities useful, especially with productivity aids geared toward commerce, construction, distribution, field service, and manufacturing. The user interface is highly intuitive and online reviews state that it’s easy to tailor the app to specific business processes.

Acumatica Cloud ERP Customer Reviews:

“Acumatica Cloud ERP is well designed for growing small and mid-market organizations. They empower small and mid-size businesses to unlock their potential and drive growth. It’s very easy to integrate with the collaboration tools and an amazing API. We like the cost model with unlimited users. Also we can track prices, check available inventory, apply discounts, enter quotes, create shipments, and fulfill sales orders. Acumatica has well-defined online documentation and training.“ Source: Gartner Peer Insights

What do the analysts say?

While not a Leader according to Gartner, Acumatica does have a 4.7 overall user rating and received recognition as a “Niche Player” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites in 2021, a move from the “Visionary” category in 2019 and 2020.




Company Profile:

Headquarters: Johannesburg, South Africa
Ownership: Private
Number of Employees: 1000+
Annual Revenue: Unknown

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In business since 1978, SYSPRO has a client base of over 15,000 companies across more than 60 countries. Their ERP solutions are best able to manage and streamline small, midsize, and large business activities within specific industries: Food and beverage, chemicals and fertilizers, fabricated metal, plastics and rubber, packaging, furniture and fittings, electronics, pharmaceutical, automotive and accessories, and industrial machinery and equipment.

Specializing in manufacturing and distribution processes, SYSPRO ERP is a modular system, which means you can choose to add modules that apply to your business. Its key features are order management, planning and scheduling, capacity planning, supply chain, production control, manufacturing ops, inventory management, cost control, and traceability.

SYSPRO aims to provide an outstanding user experience, as well as to make it easier for companies to expand into new territories, add new product lines, and drive innovation. It’s available on-premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid.

If you operate in a highly regulated industry, you already know that having impeccable traceability systems and a good crisis management plan is an absolute necessity. SYSPRO helps mitigate risk and stay in compliance.

The system offers full manufacturing traceability:

  • Track materials from receipt to delivery
  • Rapidly identify, quarantine, and retrieve defective goods
  • Meet compliance and regulatory reporting requirements
  • Monitor customer complaints

And if team members need ERP access from anywhere, SYSPRO offers a web interface called Avanti. It functions via a browser and doesn’t need to be downloaded. Avanti has a searchable menu system, and all available programs can be grouped by function. Application tiles and insight tiles can be arranged and combined to aggregate information that you need to view quickly, giving you a customizable at-a-glance dashboard.

Queries are built into the system. And once you understand how to query one application, you can query all of them the same way. On-screen tours guide users through portions of the screens and user-enabled themes allow for a change of appearance.

SMBs and large businesses that demand strict distribution and manufacturing controls are a great match for SYSPRO. It’s user-friendly and has excellent financial and inventory modules. The benefits of SYSPRO mentioned by users include user-friendliness, scalability, excellent integration capabilities, customization options, and great reporting.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to look elsewhere for payroll and HR functions, but SYSPRO does interface with most third-party systems. Cons mentioned by users include issues with updates, lack of customer support, and issues with end-of-month billing scenarios.

SYSPRO Pricing: SYSPRO is priced beginning at $199 per user per month and increases depending on added modules.

SYSPRO Customer Review:

“A very capable ERP for mid-sized enterprises. Robust bill of materials and structure capabilities. Scalable with regular investments in technology from the vendor. Vendor uses a build approach vs a ‘buy and bolt-on’ which leads to a more seamless experience. We are a long-time customer.”
Source: Gartner Peer Insights


What do the analysts say?

Although SYSPRO hasn’t made an appearance in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies since 2009 and 2010, Nucleus Research lists them as a Leader in the Technology Value matrix alongside Oracle, Microsoft, and Infor.



Company Profile:
Headquarters: Pleasanton, CA
Ownership: Public
Stock Ticker: NASDAQ: WDAY
Number of Employees: 3,700
Annual Revenue: $4.32B
How to start your career with Workday HCM ?

Workday may not be a household name, but they’re a company to watch. For Workday, it’s all about managing change. Their ERP model is based on helping organizations deal with change, and to improve the way employees deal with change– something that other companies tend to gloss over.

Workday is a cloud-native system with finance, HR, planning, and analysis capabilities. User dashboards provide help to gain insight, respond to change, and work more efficiently through a unified data approach. Personalized dashboards distribute analytics, allowing users to drill down and pivot as needed, based on assigned roles.

Machine learning is built into the system, along with continuous anomaly detection. Their HCM module is a bright spot of the package– known for its excellence in identifying employee skill sets and helping to plan for changes.

At a time when businesses are seeing huge challenges with staffing, Workday’s vision is helping drive the shift from HR systems based on jobs and connections to HR strategies based on skills.

Workday isn’t only for HR management – it also offers an ERP system with excellent human capital management capabilities. The recent acquisition of Adaptive Insights resulted in an even better product that specializes in planning and budgeting. Workday ERP serves organizations operating in technology, communications, manufacturing, healthcare, life sciences, higher education, financials, insurance, retail, media and entertainment, hospitality, professional and business services, and energy.

Workday is all about helping companies stay ahead of new business models, and new competition, and gain insight into changing approaches to business.

  • Business-first approach
  • Continuous recalibration
  • Financial, people, and operational data in one unified core

Workday Customer Reviews:

“Workday is our all-inclusive single source system that meets our various talent needs – payroll, benefits, compensation, time tracking, absence management, recruitment, talent and performance management, learning, etc.- and has the agility and power of data analytics to uncover the stories and opportunities for improvement. We appreciate the ability to configure the system to suit our needs and timelines- not where we need to fit our initiatives into a vendor’s timeframe. Workday is consistently iterating and improving, which allows us to be agile and deliver even more for our leaders and team members.” Source: Gartner Peer Insights

Workday has a 97% customer satisfaction rating, receiving a 95% or higher for the past ten years. They claim to deliver their solution on time, and on budget. They also have a flexible education program for training at an engagement level that’s right for your organization. Positive reviews bring up mobile accessibility, customer support, financial model building, frequent product updates, data organization, forecasting, ease of use, and robust budgeting.

Critical reviews mention issues with drill-down capabilities, limited dashboard formatting, struggles with multi-currency implementation, and some confusion between Excel and Workday’s UI.

What do the analysts say?

For the sixth straight year, Workday was named a leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ employee enterprises. And with human resources playing an especially important role in nearly every strategic business decision this past year, Workday’s HCM received the highest position overall for the second consecutive year.



Company Profile:

Headquarters: Herdon, Virginia
Ownership: Roper Technologies
Stock Ticker: NASDAQ: PROJ
Number of Employees: 3,000
Annual Revenue: $627 Million

Deltek offers enterprise management application software tailored to specific industries, adding to its ERP platforms functionality to consolidate data and streamline business processes for architecture and engineering businesses; management consulting firms; construction and manufacturing industries, and government contracting firms.

While most of Deltek’s products are geared toward mid-size and large business operations, there is a product for small businesses (Ajera).

Its software supports the following languages: German, English, Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Pricing: Contact Deltek for pricing on any of the following products.

Deltek Vantagepoint

Vantagepoint Screnshot

Deltek Vantagepoint rolled out in 2018 as the reimagined next version of Deltek Vision. VantagePoint is built specifically for professional services organizations (Architecture/Engineering, Accounting, IT Consulting, and Market Research)and is popular with mid-market companies with 51 to 1,000 employees. It unites users in multiple locations and provides complete project support from prospect to a proposal to planning and billing.

The ability to build user-defined fields and grids in-house, without having to hire IT consultants is a popular feature. Users also like that VantagePoint makes it easy to upload receipts and timesheets, and they like having CRM and project data, clients, documents, and financials all in one platform.

Deployment options:
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-Based
  • On-Premise – Windows
  • On-Premise – Linux
  • Mobile – Android
  • Mobile – iPhone


Deltek Vantagepoint Customer Reviews:

“Deltek Vantagepoint has a wide range of customizable options, automation, and security controls. There is a LOT that a company can do with Vantagepoint as its ERP, but that comes with needing a well-trained group of people to manage and train others to make it work successfully. It is a trade-off between simple administration and powerful tools when using this platform. The ability to group. slice and dice, or sum up data are very useful and are an advantage over a product such as QuickBooks.” Source:


Areas of concern:

Many users dislike the dated look of the interface and find it annoying that project names get cut off and can’t be expanded. The financial budgeting and accounting feature is fairly basic; you may need to add plug-ins depending on the complexity of your company’s needs. Sales teams dislike the fact that the CRM system can’t interact with Outlook to utilize contacts and the calendar. Many users also found it complicated to learn, so allow for adequate training time if you choose Deltek VantagePoint.

  • Sage Intacct
  • NetSuite ERP
  • Mavenlink


Deltek Ajera

Ajera screenshot

Deltek Ajera is designed for small firms, especially architecture and engineering firms. Ajera helps streamline billing cycles and invoicing. It offers light payroll functionality and also can integrate with third-party payroll providers (ADP, Paychex, Quickbooks, etc.) CRM functionality can also be added with integration with the Deltek Ajera CRM.

AR, AP, Payroll, reporting, and project management are all in one package and reports can be customized. Users generally like the time tracking and expense sheet functionality and find it easy to use.

Deployment Options:
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-Based
  • On-Premise – Windows
  • On-Premise – Linux


Deltek Ajera Customer Reviews:

“I love that Ajera gives a smaller business the ability to manage projects effectively and to capture those costs easily. Also that Ajera addresses the entire business needs.”

Areas of concern:

With Ajera, you must use a PC (not a MAC) and choose Internet Explorer to log in. It also doesn’t allow integration with bank accounts or other payment platforms. Many customers complain that its frequent updates come with annoying “bugs”.

  • Deltek Vantagepoint
  • QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
  • Wrike


Deltek Costpoint for Government Contractors

Costpoint Screenshot

This project and management accounting software is tailored to government contractors small to large. It offers support for government contractors’ compliance requirements like DFARS 252.242-7005, NIST 800-171, and CMMC.

Costpoint comes with a full suite of features, including “What If” scenarios, along with accounting, approval process control, audit management, bank reconciliation, budgeting/forecasting, and more.

24/7 support is available with a live rep and there is also a chat support feature. Training is available live and online, with support webinars offered.

Customers say its pay calculation, benefit plan administration, and direct deposit ability are its best features. Others like the fact that its data reports capture robust details so there is no need to hunt for other reports to find the information needed.

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-Based
  • Desktop – Mac
  • Desktop – Windows
  • On-Premise – Windows
  • On-Premise – Linux
  • Mobile – Android
  • Mobile – iPhone
  • Mobile – iPad

Areas of concern:

Deltek Costpoint users find the interface has an outdated look and say it may not interface well with other systems your company might rely upon. Reviewers complain that frequent non-intuitive error messages appear, resulting in time lost trying to understand and fix the problem. They also dislike the fact that the program doesn’t allow for report customization.

  • QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
  • NetSuite
  • Sage Intact
  • Acumatica

Deltek Costpoint for Manufacturing

Built specifically for manufacturing companies, this ERP offers industry-specific compliance support and tools for subcontractor management. Some of these industry-specific features include scheduling, compliance management, material requirements planning, risk and safety management, and supply chain management.

Costpoint offers many time-saving features. For example, if the Bill of Materials is entered correctly, the system will ensure that all components are ordered. The ability to monitor production and planning and link to the accounting system streamlines workflows. Users find that Costpoint helps them estimate project costs correctly, and they like the fact that the system is fully compatible with Microsoft Excel.

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-Based
  • Desktop – Mac
  • Desktop – Windows
  • On-Premise – Windows
  • On-Premise – Linux
  • Mobile – Android
  • Mobile – iPhone
  • Mobile – iPad

Deltek Costpoint for Manufacturing Customer Reviews:

“The dashboards, once you finally get them set up are wonderful. A huge timesaver for me. Everyone can see what they want and stop asking me to run reports. Or you can set reports up to run at certain times, for example, every Monday at 8 am and they email out to the person you want them to. This is also a time saver. Also, the ability to control security down to a single screen if I want. Before I had to lock everyone out of the General Ledger because I couldn’t limit what they could see at all. Now I can limit it, so someone else can go create a Journal Entry for a mistake, or the monthlies or anything, set up an approval flow so I can check it, and it’s done.”

Areas of concern:

Making changes to data once it has been entered is difficult. The system is not intuitive and has an outdated look. It may not interface with some third-party systems.


  • QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
  • NetSuite
  • Sage Intact
  • Acumatica
  • Unanet GovCon

Deltek WorkBook for Agencies

WorkBook expedites projects, teams, and billing. It’s designed for agencies with 15 or more employees or project-driven organizations that need CRM, accounting, and management tools. While many users like its job reporting/time tracking analysis functionality, others say its best features are its ease of use and ease of setup.

WorkBook’s quality project management features include campaign, capacity management, cost-to-completion tracking, CRM, and Kanban Board. There’s also a client portal that supports file sharing.

Training videos are available. System users have access to an email Help Desk, the FAQ forum, and phone support.

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-Based
  • Desktop – Mac
  • Desktop – Windows

Deltek WorkBook Customer Reviews:

“Please make this tool fully functional for small creative agencies! The ‘modify grid’ function gives users the chance to tailor their views to suit their needs. However, it would be super handy to be able to further tailor a jobs list so that we don’t need to flip through different lists for different tasks. Also, there are bugs where I am not able to give advanced users access to the Basic Jobs List.” Source:


Areas of concern:

Many reviewers complain that feature updates are not UX/UI focused, and find that there’s an overall “buggy” quality to Deltek’s WorkBook which makes life difficult for small agencies. Others find that WorkBook’s overall functionality needs improvement to give it complete end-end project management capabilities.

Pricing: A free trial is available. WorkBook pricing starts from $27 per user per month. You choose the modules you need and pay per user per month.

  • Mavenlink
  • NetSuite
  • Accelo

Deltek Maconomy

Maconomy is designed for firms that deliver professional services such as tax, auditing, accounting, consulting, marketing, and PR firms. Users get billing, invoicing, and collaboration tools, including a client portal, CRM, document, portfolio, and project management. It also streamlines proposal and quote generation. The overall ease of access to information and its time/expense tracking, audit trail, and tags/dimensions accounting features have earned Maconomy high marks from its users.

Users have access to a 24/7 Help Desk support

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-Based
  • Desktop – Windows
  • On-Premise – Windows
  • On-Premise – Linux

Deltek Maconomy Customer Reviews:

“Even though the quotes and estimates work we would like to see more features and more robust functionality”

Areas of concern:

If complicated problems arise after the initial installation, you’ll likely need to hire a Deltek IT specialist. Other cons: many users find the system is slow, outdated, and unintuitive.

  • Big Time
  • Kimble
  • NetSuite OpenAir
  • Mavenlink
  • Parallax



Company Profile:

Headquarters: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Ownership: Thomas Bravo
Stock Ticker: NASDAQ: QADA
Number of Employees: 1,920
Annual Revenue: $310 Million


QAD is a provider of adaptive, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies – specifically automotive suppliers, life sciences (medical devices and biopharma), food and beverage, consumer product, high-tech, and industrial manufacturers. It is also used by many packaging manufacturers.

QAD Adaptive ERP offers financial management; process manufacturing, inventory, purchasing, quality, and sales management tools. Users like its robust accounting functionality.

QAD Adaptive ERP supports the following languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Finnish, French, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified).

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-Based

Areas of concern:

Reviewers dislike QAD’s unintuitive, non-user-friendly platform. Others find it inefficient, requiring lots of manual input to keep workflows from stalling. External applications for production planning, product life management, and shop floor control may need to be added.

QAD Adaptive ERP Pricing: $25K-$500K. Cost per user: $250 a month.

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  • NetSuite
  • DELMIAworks


Plex Systems

Company Profile:

Headquarters: Troy, Michigan, United States
Ownership: Rockwell Automation
Stock Ticker:
Number of Employees: 550
Annual Revenue $232 Million


Plex Systems specializes in ERP for the manufacturing industry that connects, automates, tracks, and streamlines business processes from “ the shop floor to the top floor”. The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform manages and tracks production for businesses in the manufacturing industry and connects people, systems, machines, and supply chains.

The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform is utilized by automotive, food and beverage, precision metal forming, plastics and rubber, industrial manufacturing, high-tech electronics, and aerospace industries. It’s designed to streamline production, track inventory and give managers a better overview of who’s doing what, where, and when.

Users have access to the Help Desk, 24/7 chat, and phone support. Training is live online and includes webinars, videos, and documentation.

Languages supported: Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Urdu

Plex Smart Manufacturing Customer Reviews:

“Plex is a product that is best-in-class for manufacturing, operations, execution, logistics, and supply chain. The implementation process is easy, though there are only a handful of partner organizations on the market. Plex further has functions that span across all traditional ERP areas, such as accounting, advanced quality, supplier portals/EDI, business intelligence, purchasing, time tracking, and sales that are good but not the core focus of the product. We generally found these features to be satisfactory-to-good. Plex has additional features that could be described as HCM, CRM, or advanced Accounting (Fixed Assets, Expenses, Consolidations), though those features are most likely only beneficial to small organizations.” Source: Gartner Peer Insights


  • Epicor Kinetic
  • Sage Intact

What do the analysts say?

  • In its 2021 “Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems,” Gartner named Plex Systems “a Challenger” for its MES System.
  • Plex also received the IDC 2021 SaaS ERP Customer Satisfaction Award, based on ratings earned from the IDC’s SaaSPath survey, which rated companies on 32 metrics including ease of implementation, value, built-in decision guidance, and more. Plex received high customer satisfaction scores and significantly scored better than other SaaS vendors when it came to robust data security.
  • A Forrester Consulting Study commissioned by Plex concluded that the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform can provide customers with a 412% return on investment (ROI) over three years with a break-even point in less than six months. The study was based on customer interviews, data collection, and detailed financial analysis.



Rootstock Software

Company Profile:

Headquarters: San Ramon, California, US
Ownership: The Danville Group, Inc.
Number of Employees: 65
Annual Revenue: $16M per year


Salesforce has long been popular with small to mid-size companies for its ability to forecast revenues and move leads into the sales pipeline. Rootstock Cloud ERP integrates with the Salesforce CRM, improving product management, marketing, and sales by uniting departments and multiple locations, including plants and warehouses, on the cloud.

Real-time insights into production, inventory, sales, distribution and tracking make it possible to see exactly how a company and its teams are performing. Users already accustomed to Salesforce’s marketing, sales, and service features will not be forced to learn a complex new system if a company implements the Rootstock Cloud ERP.

Users have access to the Help Desk and Chat.

Training is live online, via webinars, videos, and documentation.

Rootstock Cloud ERP

Rootstock Cloud ERP unites all sales, marketing, and financial teams. It streamlines approval workflows and enables cataloging/categorization, inventory control, purchase order tracking, cost analysis, billing, customer service, and more.

Users like Rootstock Cloud ERP's focus on manufacturing, sales, and distribution and like having all the tools to support these processes on one platform. If your company is already using Salesforce, Rootstock integrates with it nicely and also with the 3rd party solutions used with Salesforce

Most sales reps are already familiar with Salesforce, so there will likely be no lengthy ERP training time needed for your sales team.

Rootstock enables a smoother conversion of a Salesforce Opportunity to a Sales Order and Work Order.

If your company has a lot of leads to manage and a large sales team, Salesforce, and Rootstock Cloud ERP might be a good investment.

Languages supported: German, English, French, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-Based
  • Mobile – Android
  • Mobile – iPhone
  • Mobile – iPad

Rootstock Cloud ERP Customer Reviews:

“Best Tool For ERP Solutions And Implementation. Rootstock ERP has been an amazing tool to carry out all major tasks for Salesforce in an organization with the flexibility and modern approaches for desired requirements.”
Source: Gartner Peer Insights

Areas of concern

For those new to Salesforce, there’s a lot to learn! Rootstock is pricey; when you factor in the costs, it may not be the best choice for a large company. Also, if your company is highly complex, a Rootstock ERP implementation won’t be quick. The app RootScan, designed to transact Rootstock on a mobile device, comes with a hefty additional cost.

Pricing Rootstock Cloud ERP pricing starts at $200 per feature, per month. Rootstock ERP licenses are priced at $75 a month per user

  • Netsuite
  • DELMIAworks

Rootstock Kenandy Cloud ERP

Built on the Salesforce Platform, Kenandy Cloud ERP is designed for large, global companies that design, manufacture and distribute products. It offers many of the same benefits as the Rootstock Cloud ERP but has added functionality designed to support manufacturing such as Barcoding/RFID, demand forecasting, distribution management, including import/export, inventory and order fulfillment management, and production scheduling.

Kenandy Cloud ERP users like its seamless integration with Salesforce and inventory control and locator feature.

Language support: English

Support: Email/Help Desk support

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-Based
  • Android
  • iPad

Rootstock Kenandy Cloud ERP Customer Reviews:

Kenandy offers a good toolset for the ERP solution. The modules are comprehensive and offer details at great depth. The system is cloud-based and completely handled by Kenandy. Purchases, sales, and finance modules are widely used. Products allow customizations per requirement. It is scalable as it can support a huge data load. The performance level is maintained throughout the process. Documentations are in detail and help end-users for quick learning ” Source: Gartner Peer Insights

How to Choose the Right ERP for You

business documents on office table with smart phone and laptop computer and graph financial with social network diagram and three colleagues discussing data in the backgroundNow that we’ve provided you with a list of the top ERP vendors and products, you may be wondering what’s next.

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