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What is the Best ERP System for Manufacturing?

Find your match with this four-step process

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Like most things in life, there is not a one-size-fits-all answer. But, with so many manufacturing ERP software systems to choose from, finding your perfect match can seem like an impossible mission.

Fear not. With a little research and persistence, it is not only possible, it can be a smooth and straightforward process. In “What Do Manufacturers Look for In an ERP Solution,” 130 top-performing manufacturers share valuable lessons they learned during their ERP selection process.

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You’ll discover:


  • Which ERP feature 48% of leading manufacturers can’t live without.
  • Four criteria you must consider when comparing manufacturing ERP software systems
  • Common pitfalls that could sabotage your ERP selection process.
  • A full proof four-step plan for finding your business’s answer to the question, “what is the best ERP system for manufacturing?”

Stop wondering what is the best ERP system for manufacturing.


Find the answer you’ve been looking for. All you have to do is read the report, follow the steps and watch your business grow.


About the Report’s Author

At the time of the report’s writing, Nick Castellina was the Research Director, Business Planning and Execution for the Aberdeen Group. Castellina joined Aberdeen in 2010; with his primary research focused on the use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. His enterprise applications research explores how ERP is used differently across industries, and how it can apply to all roles within the organization. To round out his research practice, Castellina leads yearly studies on Enterprise Performance Management, Business Process Management, Professional Services Automation, and project management. His financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting research has extended his coverage into more general financial management topics, including tax management, accounting, reporting, compliance, treasury and risk, and the office of the CFO. In addition to these topics, Castellina manages the analysts in Aberdeen’s Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Product Innovation and Engineering, and Financial Management and GRC research practices.