The Total Guide to SYSPRO ERP

In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about SYSPRO ERP integration including market-fit, pricing, features, and comparisons.

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What is SYSPRO ERP? 

SYSPRO ERP system is industry-specific business software for manufacturers and distributors of all sizes. SYSPRO ERP handles business processes in many functional areas, including operations and supply chain, finance and accounting, IT, and executive management. SYSPRO is deployed as cloud ERP,  on-premises, or hybrid. ERP is enterprise resource planning. 

The SYSPRO system uses the Microsoft SQL Server relational database. 


SYSPRO ERP products include:

  • Manufacturing Management
  • Distribution Management
  • Financial Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Managed Cloud Systems, and
  • Mobile ERP (SYSPRO Espresso) for mobile devices.

SYSPRO software product features and functionalities include:

  • Order Management
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Capacity Planning
  • Supply Chain
  • Production Control
  • Manufacturing Operations Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Traceability, and
  • Cost Control.

Order management includes purchase orders and sales orders. Operations covers supply chain management and procurement, warehouse management, inventory management and inventory optimization, building bill of materials (BOM) for product manufacturing, and manufacturing and distribution scheduling and processes.   

The SYSPRO ERP solution handles these manufacturing methods:

  • Assemble to Order
  • Batch Manufacturing
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Job Shop
  • Make to Order
  • Make to Stock
  • Mixed Mode, and
  • Process Manufacturing.

SYSPRO ERP Financial Management software includes:

  • Accounting
    • General ledger
    • Cash management and EDI
    • Accounts receivable
    • Inventory management
    • Accounts payable 
    • Other balance sheet accounts
    • Income statement revenue and expenses  
    • Financial reporting, including XBRL format for disclosures 
  • Sales forecasting and budgeting, and comparison with actual results 
  • Integrated with manufacturing and operations
  • Accurate product and job costs for pricing and sales quotes 
  • Dashboards using business intelligence to monitor business performance, and 
  • What-if scenarios and modeling in real-time.

SYSPRO ERP handles project management and change management. 

Besides its ERP products for Manufacturing and Distribution, SYSPRO solutions include business software for customer relationship management (CRM), Smart Manufacturing, and software for ISV (independent software vendor) Partners.

Which Types of Businesses Use SYSPRO?

Manufacturing and distribution businesses use SYSPRO. Company size ranges from SMB to mid-sized to enterprise for the scalable SYSPRO software.

Industries using SYSPRO software include:

• Automotive Parts and Accessories

• Chemicals and Fertilizers

• Electronics

• Food and Beverage

• Furniture and Fittings

• Industrial Machinery and Equipment

• Medical Device

• Metal Fabrication

• Packaging

• Pharmaceutical,

• Plastics and Rubber,

• Computer Products, and 

• Consumer Goods.  

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How Much Does SYSPRO Cost?

SYSPRO cost includes SYSPRO ERP pricing for selected SYSPRO ERP modules,  any upgrades for a price, and third-party add-on software. SYSPRO costs include consulting by SYSPRO Professional Services or SYSPRO partners, including implementation and customization, on-site support, and training costs. Consider additional hires. SYSPRO customers can either use SYSPRO CRM at an additional SYSPRO price or Salesforce through a third-party add-on.

How Does AP Automation Software Integration Work With SYSPRO? 

The SYSPRO ERP system integrates with AP automation software using a flat-file or API connection. Tipalti payables automation uses flat-file integration with SYSPRO software, handling global mass payments and streamlining supplier-related and accounts payable workflows. Features of the SaaS Tipalti AP automation add-on software are accessible through the SYSPRO login and user interface. 

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What Are The Primary Features and Advantages of SYSPRO?

• User-friendly software

• Designed for manufacturers and distributors

• Industry-specific frameworks and customization

• Incorporates innovative technologies in Smart Manufacturing,

• Embedded social ERP (SYSPRO Harmony).

The SYSPRO user experience, which is based on simplicity, is highly rated, with ease-of-use. 

SYSPRO has deep manufacturing and distribution expertise, which shows in its software design and functionality that meets business needs. 

The SYSPRO software solution provides customizable specific industry frameworks to include best practices and reduce the time needed for implementing the system.

Smart Manufacturing includes business solutions software using artificial intelligence (AI) and big data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT/IoT), and bots technology. Bots automate workflows and provide notifications.

IoT uses sensors and connected devices on the shop floor to monitor production processes and equipment (including required maintenance), with automatic data acquisition and analysis, and real-time alerts. IoT can reduce downtime, defective products, and rework for manufacturers, saving money.  

Harmony is a social ERP (with a social media style user interface) that’s a collaboration platform within SYSPRO ERP. Harmony lets SYSPRO users communicate internally, streamline workflows, and receive alerts through their mobile devices. Harmony social ERP uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the SYSPRO Data Mining Service with its rules based engine. 

The SYSPRO rules based engine automates alerts (without SQL triggers) on user-specified fields, values, and transactions, including posting a beat to the Harmony database. Through mining the ERP database with AI and ML, automatic notifications (including status on customer sales orders and inventory levels) are directed to a user’s Harmony Newsfeed.

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How to Implement & Use SYSPRO

Implementing and using SYSPRO starts with consulting services from SYSPRO or its partner. Training includes fee-for-service or contract-based SYSPRO training courses and the SYSPRO Learning Channel on YouTube, where you can choose to watch a video SYSPRO tutorial. SYSPRO support provides online Resources, HelpDesk, SYSPRO InfoZone, and Forums. 

Which ERP Systems are Comparable to SYSPRO?



Infor owns SyteLine manufacturing and distribution ERP software. Infor brands the SyteLine cloud ERP product as Infor CloudSuite Industrial. Like SYSPRO software, SyteLine is also available as on-premises software.


NAV (Microsoft Dynamics Business Central)

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is an established ERP or MRP system for manufacturing and distribution companies, like SYSPRO ERP. NAV is available as cloud-based and on-premises (Microsoft Dynamics Business Central).


Microsoft Dynamics 365

The cloud ERP, Microsoft Dynamics 365, is the most recent addition to the Microsoft Dynamics product line, similar to SYSPRO ERP cloud. Microsoft recommends Dynamics 365 to NAV users looking to move to a newer cloud product that integrates tightly with other Microsoft software products, including Excel and Teams. Microsoft Dynamics 365 has strong manufacturing and distribution capabilities, although companies in various industries use it.



Like SYSPRO, Epicor ERP system targets manufacturing and distribution companies in the cloud and on-premises. Epicor also uses IoT/Industry 4.0 technologies to create a smart shop floor for production.


Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains)

Microsoft Dynamics GP is an ERP/MRP system for manufacturers, distributors, and many other industries with advanced capabilities. Microsoft Dynamics GP is cloud-hosted and on-premises.



Wherefour is a manufacturing ERP system that includes procurement, a B2B order system, item and lot traceability, quality control, accounting, quality control, and a CRM.