What is the best ERP alternative to SAP Business One or Business By Design? SAP says these solutions are intended for small businesses, but have priced them out of our reach with $10,000-$20,000 in start up cost and $1,500-$2,500 per month.
How many users will be accessing the system? A SaaS solution like NetSuite could be within your price range, but it gets pricey quickly the more employees you have using it. Microsoft Dynamics is another solution to consider, but I believe the up-front cost of implementation is also fairly high. Have you considered open source ERP? What is your budget?
The definition of small business is rather broad. Most middle-tier software (i.e. the next step after QuickBooks) tends to be at least $20K. The only software that is much less are integration packages that provide additional functionality to a system like QuickBooks but the result is not true ERP.
You can learn more about the expected price ranges here: http://blog.bluelinkerp.com/20...