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M1 ERP Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

M1 ERP product overview

Price starts from

5000

What is M1 ERP?

M1 by ECi Software Solutions is a modular, cloud-based manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for job shops, make-to-order manufacturers, and custom & mixed mode manufacturers. The system is designed to manage multiple business areas including production, engineering, scheduling, inventory, shipping, and more. M1 is now also compliant with ITAR, and has an ITAR-compliant cloud platform for manufacturers who need to maintain regulatory compliance.

Key benefits of using M1 ERP

• M1’s production module allows users to manage jobs, specify required assemblies and materials, track employee labor hours, and monitor production progress.

• The inventory and purchasing modules enable the evaluation of suppliers and negotiation of contracts, linking of documents to purchase orders, and automatic recommendations through the Purchasing Planner based on selected filters such as supplier, part, and job.

• Built-in accounting tools include forecasting through accounts receivable performance and projected cash flow reports, financial scheduling for automation of recurring accounts receivable, accounts payable, and journal entries, time card management, commissions reporting, invoice generation, and more.

• Shipping can be managed through M1’s integrations with FedEx and UPS, packing slip and shipping label printing, and automated updates of jobs and sales order backlog upon creation of shipping orders.

• The quality assurance module allows users to configure inspection regimes to match their company’s requirements.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
24/7 (Live rep)
Chat

Training options

Live Online
In Person
Documentation
Webinars

M1 ERP pricing information

Value for money

3.7

/5

100

Starting from

5000

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

M1 ERP features

Functionality

3.8

/5

100

Total features

156

20 categories

Most valued features by users

Alerts/Notifications
Activity Dashboard
Third-Party Integrations
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
API
Workflow Management
Data Import/Export

M1 ERP users reviews

Overall Rating

3.8

/5

100

Positive reviews

73

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7.62/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

35

38

13

5

9

Pros
So far it has been great. The support team in particular are amazing and they go above and beyond to make sure that any issues we have are taken care of.
The ability to drill down between modules is wonderful. I've never used a software that allowed this so seamlessly.
The product is well suited for our needs and the cost tracking functionality is great. The greatest strengths of the software are inventory control, cost/labor tracking, and reporting.
Cons
Do not buy this software in Australia - Dishonest business practices and terrible support.
Before giving any attention to this product do your own research on it. Original M1 code was stolen from other company by former employees then followed by lawsuit in which M1 people lost.
Terrible service and backup. Only 1 technician that knows what he is doing and he is across NZ and AU and he is not allowed to give out his direct contact details.
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Daniel K.

IT Director

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

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M1 Manufacturing Software Review

Reviewed a year ago

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Daniel K.: Hi, I'm Daniel and I'm the IT director for a manufacturing company. And I give M1 ERP a five...

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Todd M.

Hospital & Health Care, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Lifesaver

Reviewed 6 years ago

For us it was really the staff that made us feel at ease with out decision, from the salesperson to our implementer to the folks in support. They have really come through for us over the time we have used M1.

Pros

M1 has helped us track serial and lot numbers effectively and allowed us to streamline many processes across the company. Have used it for five years now, we rely on the data it generates to run our business in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. Our implementer took the time to learn our business and made suggestions on how the software could assist us in areas we had not even considered. We definitely choose the right software!

Cons

No cons were added to this review

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Aron S.

Aviation & Aerospace, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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E2 Manufacturing Review

Reviewed 5 years ago

Crescent has had a great experience with E2. I feel like we are uncovering new functionality almost every day. The whiteboard and scheduling module has helped us greatly.

Pros

E2 is a huge step forward from where we were as an organization. The powerful features and endless options make the possibilities for this software seem endless. If you want to perform a particular function odds are E2 has a way to do it.

Cons

E2 was such a drastic shift from where we came from that eployees took a long time to adjust, Those that are willing to experiment with the software and its capabilities have had a much easier transition than those who are not.

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Ryan J.

Mining & Metals, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Over thought and over engineered nightmare

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Customer support is good. You can always get someone on the phone. They do work with you to try and get things figured out. Although you may be on the phone a long time, so plan accordingly.

Cons

Everything pretty much. It's the least user friendly software we've encountered. It's not a visible system, everything is buried deep within. It takes many different clicks and screens to see what is needed to see. Doing any retail type business with different price levels is very troublesome. Information that should be simple to look up in near impossible. This system also puts your parts from a PO...

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Joseph S.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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E2 Review

Reviewed 6 years ago

It has been a mixed bag over the years, but the people are the best!!!!!!

Pros

This software is very versatile and covers everything from quoting through shipping. The accounting module keeps everything in one interface so there aren't any integration issues.

Cons

The quoting module uses estimate codes that you can not see all at the same time. Reconciliation of accounts only works on a calendar month basis. Credit cards require jumping through some hoops!

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Kody F.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great Software

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

We have been using this software for 10 years and I don't know how we ever survived without it. Product Configurators really helped us streamline our estimating and planning processes.

Cons

We have tuned M1 to a point where we have very little issues. It took some time to really figure it out but we realized that the core system didn't really need a lot of the customizations that we thought it did. I'm not good at cons...

M1 ERP FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does M1 ERP offer?

M1 ERP has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $5000.00


Q. Who are the typical users of M1 ERP?

M1 ERP has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does M1 ERP support?

M1 ERP supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does M1 ERP offer an API?

No, M1 ERP does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does M1 ERP integrate with?

M1 ERP integrates with the following applications:
Alora, Avalara, Paperless Parts


Q. What level of support does M1 ERP offer?

M1 ERP offers the following support options:
Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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