Top Cloud ERP Vendors
The following vendors offer popular cloud ERP solutions.
Acumatica serves customers in the manufacturing, accounting, distribution, retail, and commerce industries.
Its Distribution Management module helps companies track inventory, improve customer service, manage quotes and orders, and more. Its Project Accounting module offers built-in accounting tools that manage timesheets, budgets, and project inventory. Both functions integrate with various modules, including customer relationship management (CRM), manufacturing, and financials, for visibility across an organization.
Acumatica has multiple deployment methods, including public cloud SaaS, private cloud hosting, and on-premise.
Epicor is built for organizations of all sizes – although it mainly targets mid-sized companies – involved in manufacturing.
The software offers features and functionality to handle accounting and finance, project management, CRM, inventory, pre-production materials planning, manufacturing execution, human capital, supply chain management, global business management, and more.
Customers can purchase modules individually or the entire suite. The software can be installed on-premise or in the cloud.
Infor is designed to help distribution and manufacturing companies run core business operations. Its solution is primarily intended for SMBs but can scale to cater to the needs of larger organizations.
Modules include accounting, human resources, sourcing, project management, CRM, and supply chain. The Workforce Planning feature helps manufacturers and distributors optimize their headcount to meet scheduling criteria. The Advanced Planning & Scheduling features allow users to immediately determine if they have the workforce, machines, tools, and materials needed to manufacture a product.
The solution supports on-premise, cloud, and hybrid deployments.
IQMS helps large discrete and batch-process manufacturers monitor and track manufacturing and business data and activities throughout the supply chain.
Modules include business intelligence (BI), product planning and scheduling, supply chain management, warehouse and shipping management, and CRM. Its Inventory module allows users to facilitate lean manufacturing processes by creating individual inventory master records for different locations.
IQMS offers flexible licensing models and can be deployed in private or public clouds, as well as on-premise.
Microsoft Dynamics AX
Microsoft Dynamics AX helps SMBs and large enterprises streamline the administrative and manufacturing processes of their business.
It supports build-to-forecast, made-to-order, and engineer-to-order supply chain models across both batch and discrete-process manufacturing processes. Its capabilities also include warehouse management, production management, product lifecycle management, materials requirement planning, business intelligence, and asset management.
The software can be installed on-premise or hosted in the cloud.
Oracle NetSuite is a cloud-based, integrated suite of applications from which a company manages financials, orders, production, warehouse, fulfillment, procurement, and human capital. The seven integrated modules aim to streamline business processes while contributing scalable functionality as a company grows.
Drawing from a common database, the ERP modules integrate with NetSuite’s other applications, like CRM, inventory, order management, and e-commerce to accelerate closings, ensure compliance, and provide real-time analysis.
Oracle NetSuite can be deployed in the cloud and integrated with legacy systems using a two-tier ERP system.
QAD Enterprise Applications supports global manufacturers in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high-technology, industrial and life-sciences sectors.
Its modules include manufacturing, financials, customer management, demand and supply chain management, and analytics. The solution is FDA “qualified” and auditable for life-sciences customers and offers a suite of process maps that helps automotive customers meet critical industry standards, such as the Materials Management Operational Guideline/Logistics Evaluation.
The software can be deployed on-premise, through the cloud, or with a hybrid implementation.
Ramco targets over 40 industry verticals such as manufacturing, energy, government, and real estate. Its solution may be too robust for small businesses.
It has modules in finance and accounting, supply chain management, production, quality assurance, project management, and human resources. The supply chain management module includes a supplier portal so a company’s vendors can access and act on up-to-date information. The production module is tailored to both discrete and process manufacturing.
Ramco can be deployed in public and private clouds, as well as on-premise.
Business One is SAP’s ERP software for SMBs in the consumer products, industrial machinery and components, professional services, retail information, and wholesale distribution sectors.
Its modules include financials, purchasing, inventory, sales, project management, operations, and CRM. The purchasing and inventory control module manages the complete order-to-pay cycle, including receipts, invoices, returns, and payments to optimize purchasing practices and control costs.
The solution can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud. Pricing is based on the number of users.