Infor M3 Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Infor M3

Cloud ERP for medium to large manufacturers and distributors

4.33/5 (24 reviews)

Infor M3 overview

What is Infor M3?

Infor M3 is a cloud ERP solution that uses the latest technologies to provide an exceptional user experience and powerful analytics in a multi-company, multi-country, and multi-site ERP cloud solution platform. Infor M3 and related industry-specific CloudSuite solutions come with industry-leading functionality for the chemical, distribution, equipment, fashion, food and beverage, and industrial manufacturing industries.

With Infor M3, you can manage complex, configured discrete and attribute-controlled products as well as recipes and formulas. It provides an integrated, single source of secure structured product data, unstructured data, documentation, and images that can be made available online to all your users. Features for core business processes include customer sales, financial management, manufacturing, supply chain management, procurement, and equipment, service and rental management.

Infor M3’s purpose-built solutions serve enterprises worldwide, helping them connect their people, customer data, supplier data, business processes, and devices using methods which are specific to their unique roles and tasks. Users can create personalized, role-based homepages and utilize various features for business collaboration including workflows and alerts. Infor M3's global solution is accessible through a wide range of browsers and devices and supports 23 languages across 46 countries with more to come.
www.infor.com

Pricing

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
Infor M3 screenshot: View and edit detailed information via the equipment transaction registerInfor M3 intro demo: Built for the digital ageInfor M3 screenshot: The graphical lot tracker shows trace step information and diagramsInfor M3 screenshot: View recipe parameters, instructions, byproducts and more via the Optiva PLM Infor M3 screenshot: Get financial insights via the M3 Finance homepageInfor M3 screenshot: Access account details and monitor activity via Infor M3's CRM view

Infor M3 reviews

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Dirk Hoag

Proven, mature ERP is getting modern UI at last

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-18
Review Source: Capterra

I have worked with M3 for a number of organizations, and besides effectively managing the material plan and production schedule, it has also served well for the management of multiple business units which require monthly consolidation, multi-currency financial operations, and the complete life cycle of business processes.

Pros
M3 is a stable, robust, proven ERP system that fits a wide variety of industries well, handles international business requirements and has the flexibility to support both the front office and the back office. In recent years, this has been supplemented with a modern UI toolset, allowing for workflow design and management, along with browser-based homepages and widgets that present users with the information they need to act on, focusing on exceptional situations instead of repetitive, routine tasks.

Cons
The basic user interface for functional programs is still designed in the old AS400/RPG style, with a series of panels and a method of proceeding from panel to panel and program to program which can seem counter-intuitive to the user. Output management (for forms such as customer invoices or packing lists) has long been a weak spot but that is being addressed with new tools being developed. API's are available for many programs which allows for the development of custom user interfaces via Infor OS Homepages and Widgets, but there are significant gaps where API's have not been published.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Steve Bartlett

Pros and Cons

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-09
Review Source: Capterra

Over all Infor has continued to serve the needs of our organization. As our business has increased over the years, the software has allow us to make processes more efficient therefore, we can do jobs with less people. As we have associates leave, there is no need to replace them

Pros
M3 is a system that is configurable to almost any circumstance. It seems is you can think of a process that you would like to have the system perform, Infor has though of this also and there is a way to make it happen inside of me

Cons
The system has so many options and programs making it a hard to know what all you can do or how to do or navigate.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Rene Bottern

M3 a 100 miles an hour

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-02
Review Source: Capterra

I have been solving a lot of different Business scenarios with the Suite provided, and since it also allows us to expand on functionality without Modifications, the necessity to modify the code is mostly not necessary. Despite this, sometime there are no alternatives, so it is highly appreciated that this option still exist though. Even coming into Cloud with M3 Extensibility instead of MAK and the ability to create your own Custom Api's, where we can even wrap existing Standard API to create functionality that would have been hard to accomplish by just calling the API's by themselves! Some of the solutions/enhancements I've been able to create using base M3 functionality and integrated tools are: - Integration with MES System - Web based QA Application integrating with M3 QMS through Standard API's and Events/MEC Processes - Automated US/Canadian Tax Rate updates through third party Tax Rate Tables (monthly subscription) - Enhancing Planning by calling Google Maps to estimate Transportation Times based on Driving Distance between our Warehouses and Customer Warehouse for better Planning capabilities This list can go on and on and I am still working on new ideas and solutions to improve processes and experience for our users. To conclude, I am an avid fan how the capabilities and also very active in the M3 User Community.

Pros
The M3 Product and the related Suite of Products are mostly very intuitive once you get to use it. People tend to get hesitant when initially introduced, but after having used M3 for a while, expanding into additional areas becomes fairly easy since it is consistent in the way everything looks, feels and behaves. There have been iterations of the side product (i.e. Mashups) that have been replaced without a fully viable replacement, but mostly there are only improvements that expand on current functionality or introduces new and exciting functionality (and sometimes even provided without any extra cost as part of your current licensing).

Cons
There is a lack of intuitive development documentation and especially when it comes to setting up your own development environment, it is sometimes quite cumbersome, although once you pass this hurdle it is, almost, always worth the effort.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Must be heavy on the dev side.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-24
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The ability to customize your experience is almost limitless assuming you have the resources on the dev side to do so.

Cons
In order to make the system work for our business, it requires full time staff and constant work arounds. Not ideal for a business tool.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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Anonymous

Incredibly powerful and sophisticated

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-04
Review Source: Capterra

We moved off of an in-house application to M3. Once integrated with our existing systems and processes, we are able to better track and use our product data.

Pros
We are running the 13.4 on premise version of M3. M3 is able to be configured to about any business process. The ability to run multiple lines of businesses with different business processes is tremendous. The product isn't intuitive but it easy to use once it is set up properly. The implementation of the product is a process that needs to be carefully thought out and executed. Infor and their business partners are a huge help in that.

Cons
Because the software is so customizable, it is extremely complex. This can cause problems if the person configuring it does not understand all of the processes and how they work. Transitioning from an in-house product to packaged software is always challenging but Infor was helpful in the process.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Infor M3 pricing

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SaaS pricing is per user, per month. Contact Infor for details.

Infor M3 features

Accounting Integration
Document Management
Inventory Management
Quote Management

API (171 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (168 other apps)
Activity Tracking (102 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (127 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (146 other apps)
Calendar Management (107 other apps)
Customer Database (98 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (121 other apps)
Data Import/Export (117 other apps)
Electronic Payments (116 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (107 other apps)
Invoice Management (135 other apps)
Reminders (106 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (202 other apps)
Search Functionality (109 other apps)
Third Party Integration (134 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Infor M3

Key features of Infor M3

  • Automated Rescheduling
  • Barcoding / RFID
  • Bottleneck Optimization
  • CRM
  • Capacity Planning
  • Constraint Scheduling
  • ERP
  • Equipment Rental
  • Import / Export Management
  • Import/Export Management
  • Late Fee Calculation
  • MES
  • MRP
  • Maintenance Management
  • Material Planning
  • Medical Equipment Rental
  • Multi-company
  • Multi-country
  • Multi-currency
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Priority-Based Scheduling
  • Product Configurator
  • Production Scheduling
  • Purchasing
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Rate Management
  • Recurring Rentals
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduling
  • Short / Long Term Rental
  • Supply Chain Management
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Benefits

• Infor M3 is a global solution with flexible deployment options in a multisite, multi-company, multi-country, multicurrency, and multi-language ERP platform.

• Infor M3's CloudSuites are specialized by industry with industry-specific and purpose-built solutions.

• The solution quickly adapts as industry trends change and business models transform within manufacturing, distribution, service, rental, and more.

• Infor M3 offers cloud or on-premises deployment with built-in flexibility and extensibility, offering an intuitive, mobile user experience which empowers business collaboration.

• Infor M3 provides role-based insights and critical alerts which help to keep everyone up to speed, and businesses running smoothly.