Whether you manufacture ¼-inch screws or 130-foot wind turbines, whether you’re a discrete manufacturer or a process manufacturer, you all need a manufacturing ERP software system. You all need a solution that will manage your BOM and shop floor routing. Although there isn’t a manufacturing ERP software system on the planet that can’t handle BOM and routing, the question still looms:

Which manufacturing ERP solution is the best fit for your unique processes?

That’s why, as a company that has been deploying manufacturing ERP software for our clients since 1991, Strategic Systems Group (SSG) offers multiple options. Even more importantly, we have the know-how to understand which solution will, in fact, be the best fit for you.

Manufacturing ERP Software for You

Over the past couple of decades, there has been a tremendous amount of consolidation in the industry. Software systems that were separately owned have been gobbled up by major players in the field. So instead of there being one product offered by one vendor, multiple ERP solutions are now provided by single vendors, as you’ll see below.

The Microsoft Family

Microsoft now offers 6 ERP options, 5 of which include functionality for manufacturers. They are:

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta which was first released in 1998)
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains Software which was first released in 1993)
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision which was first released in 1987)
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 (released in 2016)
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (released in 2018)

The Infor Family

Since it was founded in 2002, Infor has acquired more than 40 other companies, several of which no longer bear their original names and have been integrated into the Infor ERP LN flagship product. The rest bear the names of their predecessors. Infor now offers five major options for manufacturers. They are:

  • Infor ERP LN
  • Infor Visual (first released by Lilly Software Associates in ~1992)
  • Infor Baan (first released by The Baan Corporation in ~1985)
  • Infor MK (first releases by MAKEIT in ~1999)
  • Infor Manman (first released by the ASK Group in 1978)


SYSPRO has remained an independent software vendor since it was formed in 1978. It has earned the trust of thousands of companies globally for its suite of visionary software that enhances the competitive advantage of small and mid-sized manufacturers and distributors. SYSPRO software is an award-winning, best-of-breed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution for on-premise and cloud-based utilization.

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How to Choose from Among the 11 ERP Manufacturing Solutions Above

Let us help you choose. SSG implements and supports all of the above, and we will help you determine the one that’s just right for your manufacturing company. Among the many factors that we will take into consideration are the type of manufacturing (discrete, process, MTO, MTS…), deployment mode (on-premise vs. cloud), company size (startup, small, midmarket, enterprise), business processes, and of course, your budget!

Take the next step

Contact the experts at Strategic Systems Group. Call SSG at 310.539.4645 or email us at info@ssgnet.com.

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