Infor Visual, Microsoft Dynamics AX and Epicor 9: Great Manufacturing ERP solutions

Infor Visual, Microsoft Dynamics AX and Epicor 9 are great ERP software solutions for manufacturing companies. These three ERP software solutions also provide options and functions for distribution and can be utilized by manufacturing companies for managing their warehouse more efficiently and also as a solution for wholesale distribution companies.

Infor Visual comes with complete solutions for CRM providing facilities for quoting and estimating, custom pricing and commissions, sales forecasting and e business and web store front. Dynamics AX and Epicor 9 also provide CRM function where business relations with customers, vendors and leads are maintained and contacted.

These three ERP software solutions are more geared towards manufacturing companies so there an option encompasses all the aspects of production planning, execution and manufacturing control functions. Infor Visual ERP solution provide options for MRP- materials requirement planning, advanced material planning, shop floor controls, quality management, BOM, production scheduling and lean manufacturing. Shop floor controls are available in extended core of Dynamics AX, it also provide options for master planning where purchase and production planning is done, inventory management and production where BOM is defined and every step of manufacturing is tracked down. Epicor 9 manufacturing module contains real time production management, rule based product configuration, product life cycle management, advanced planning and scheduling and support for lean manufacturing. Infor Visual, Dynamics AX and Epicor 9 ERP software solutions provide complete solution for manufacturing and give necessary control to the management to keep a track of every step and avoid redundancy.

Another feature incorporated into these ERP solutions is distribution for better management of finished products, raw material, multi-dimensional inventory and shipping and receiving. Infor Visual uses a radio frequency enabled warehouse system; and Dynamics AX provides features for supply chain management through accounts receivables, inventory management and accounts payable with warehouse facility. Epicor 9’s supply chain management features include planning and scheduling, product data management and production management.

With all these features, it’s easy to see why Infor Visual, Microsoft Dynamics AX and Epicor 9 are highly regarded when it comes to manufacturing ERP software solutions.

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  1. Despite being a very reasonably priced solution, Infor’s Visual Enterprise is surprisingly feature rich. Although it does not have an open code-base, it IS served on Microsoft SQL Server as an open database platform, therefore many options exist for integration and extension.

    When going through an ERP Selection process, Infor’s Visual Enterprise may very well be a strong contender.

  2. Shungululu says:

    Not sure why SYSPRO was not included in this article see AMR comment:
    An Early SOA Play Is Paying Off for SMBs and SYSPRO
    Thursday, October 16, 2008
    Simon Jacobson
    While SYSPRO may not be a brand name like Microsoft or SAP, the company clearly made its mark with the small to midsize manufacturer in the broader business of enterprise applications. It’s a long-time SMB ERP veteran and one of the SOA pioneers to this market segment.

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