SYSPRO is an ERP software with a solid reputation in the manufacturing and distribution sectors and is designed specifically for discrete manufacturing and mixed-mode operations. SYSPRO’s versatility allows it to serve numerous industries, such as automotive, cannabis, chemicals, electronics, fabricated metal, food, and more.
We appreciate SYSPRO for its user-friendliness and accessibility across devices, as well as extensive AI and IoT integrations. It offers hybrid on-prem and cloud options and supports parallel accounting for global regulations. However, it does require 3rd-party add-ons for functions like EDI and shipping notifications, and it has limited customization flexibility. It also doesn’t include payroll or HR modules, and there are few training resources available.
Workday is a web-based enterprise software that provides financial and human capital management solutions. It’s ideal for large companies with over 2,000 employees and complex operations across multiple regions or entities.
Workday’s platform is user-friendly and offers extensive customization. It integrates well with third-party apps and is supported by solid customer service. However, it doesn’t offer a free version or transparent pricing, which could be a drawback for some businesses.
Based on our experience, we believe that SYSPRO is likely a better choice for most businesses. Its user-friendly interface and extensive AI and IoT integrations make it an excellent choice for small to large businesses with a focus on manufacturing and distribution. Furthermore, SYSPRO’s hybrid deployment options offer flexibility, and its support for parallel accounting can be particularly beneficial for businesses with global operations.
However, Workday might be a better fit for large companies in need of comprehensive human capital management tools and are willing to invest in a premium, customizable solution without transparent pricing.
For a broader look at other ERP software available, check out our roundup of the best ERP software on the market.