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M1 ERP

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Manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software

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M1 ERP Features

Features Summary

Functionality

3.8

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100

Total features

159

18 categories

M1 ERP features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control

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API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Barcode/Ticket Scanning
Cost Tracking
Customer Database
Customizable Reports

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Total Features

159

Unique features

  • Tax Management

  • Reorder Management

  • Price/Margin Management

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4.3

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Total Features

118

Features in Common

63

Unique features

  • ROI Tracking

  • Spend Management

  • Single Page View

  • Content Management

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Total Features

139

Features in Common

58

Unique features

  • Preventive Maintenance

  • Routing

  • Mobile Payments

  • GPS

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Todd M.

Hospital & Health Care, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Lifesaver

Reviewed 5 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!

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Bassam A.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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E2 Review By AMSI

Reviewed 4 years ago

We are please and satisfied with the product and we recommend it for other business

Pros

The most we like about E2 is the following, 1 user friendly , specially the help line 2: database module an bill bill of married module and part search engine 3: project setup and process routing 4: real time cost capture 4: we envoy the accounting module

Cons

The most we like least about E2 are, 1: Converting proposal to order 2: Lack of creating report to show the Balkance of non invoiced for any particular order

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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 5 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 4 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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Tammy B.

Consumer Goods, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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Big Sales Pitch - Poor Follow Through

Reviewed 2 years ago

Poor customer service is the biggest problem. There are some in "support" that are very good and know the software well. But there have been major issues with some of the "management" types and emails go unanswered on a regular basis. I honestly don't know what some of these people do. Once they get your money, they aren't really interested in helping.

Pros

What I like most about the software is how easy it is to stay on top of the General Ledger on a daily basis. If something goes wrong, I don't have to wait until closing to find the problem. M1 makes it possible to make corrections immediately.

Cons

1. We were told the job costing module would apply labor & burden properly. It doesn't. 2. We were told the BOM would upload to the job. It doesn't. That was an expensive lie for us. 3. When the guys make mistakes, it can be difficult and tedious to find and correct mistakes. 4. We made it clear from the start that one customization would be needed and would be VERY important. Numerous attempts have not gotten a result.

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Pam G.

Mining & Metals, 11-50 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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ERP made your way

Reviewed 6 years ago

This is a great solution for a small or med sized business that feels they are unique or different. The intergration with 3rd party software(s) that are commonly used by businesses looking for an ERP system, The add on modules are robust but some are lacking, such as the purchasing planner. With any software, each has something special about them and for me, M1 has a special niche in the software customizations and ease of use.

Pros

This is the most customizable ERP I have ever dealt with or implemented. Love, Love this as it easily can modify to serve the challenges of about any size company, growth rate, and experience levels. This is the best feature of this software.

Cons

The main con from my exoperiences has been the support personnel and the lack of knowledge of the product and the response. With that said, let me say that it is not complelely fair as the compaqny has experienced a rapid growth and with that comes new personnel and the years of experiences are just not there.

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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 5 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...

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Joshua Z.

Industrial Automation, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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E2 - Powerful and well worth the investment

Reviewed 4 years ago

E2 has helped us be able to reign in hundreds of variables and see an organized shop floor and schedule. It takes dedication to learn and upkeep, but well worth the time and cost.

Pros

It is very intuitive and extremely detailed. Nothing is missed.

Cons

Hard to learn at first, but customer support more than makes up for it. Very helpful and professional.

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Slavy D.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 201-500 employees

Used other for 6-12 months

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Terrible choice

Reviewed 6 years ago

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.

Pros

Good Sales Team :) Might be good for very small company but wouldn't recommend to any company. After trying other ERPs have almost no Pros except how they did Part Revision.

Cons

Software failed when was put to load. Worked fine in pilot but when needed to manage 1.4k POs on daily basis it couldn't do math. At one point had daily meetings with development team from Australia on issues but still couldn't resolve all issues. About twice a week were getting orphan records in DB, development team were no help on this. ECi started promising us new version but promise was sliding. After 8 month of deployment time and about 6 month after go live hard decision was made, search for new ERP. When ECi was asked to give us partial refund because their product didn't perform as advertised they revealed themselves as very bad partner. M1 also has major security issue.

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Mike P.

Aviation & Aerospace, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Solid ERP System

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Ease of use, functionality, reporting, scheduling.

Cons

Nothing yet. We've been using V7 and are getting ready to switch to V9, looking forward to the upgrade.

Vendor response

Thank you Mike! We always appreciate the feedback. Best regards. The ECI team.

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Joe H.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing,

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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M1 = good production foundation to build from

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

Overall architecture is well thought out from a flexibility, customization and IT standpoint. It uses standard database (MS SQL), reporting (Crystal reports) and customization (VB) languages. You can use their resources or find your own to dive as deep as you need to but you also can do quite a bit without being an IT professional.

Cons

Support experience ranges widely from good to very slow to respond. They have made efforts to improve and you see benefits slowly but it still isn't a good consistent support experience.

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Grant A.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing,

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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M1 experience from the UK

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

The product does seem to have the potential to fulfill all requirements of a small parts manufacturer.

Cons

The customer support starting at the implementation stage right through to after sales ongoing support is poor. The supplier attitude is "Wellm you bought it, so get on with it." There seem to be very few people in the organization who actually know how it works and how to correct bugs and issues. The reports package is full of flaws. We have spent a lot of money trying to improve the product ourselves.

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Dave B.

Consumer Goods, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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E2 MFG Implemented 3/4/2019

Reviewed 4 years ago

As Production manager, I have so much more data available through E2 than I had access to prior to implementation. I have been able to customize some of the standard reports using Crystal Reports and find it very easy to export CSV files for analysis in Excel. Overall the synchronization between QuickBooks and E2 MFG has been smooth.

Pros

There are multiple ways to perform functions within the software. The access to data through QuickView and report hyperlinks makes finding the information very easy.

Cons

Once a job is "In Process" making changes becomes very difficult. The lack of being able to use UPS ground freight pricing has added extra work onto our Shipping department. Hopefully, the interface will be completed soon.

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David Z.

Aviation & Aerospace, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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E2 Manufacturing has helped us plan schedule of manufacturing.

Reviewed 3 years ago

We are only using a small subset of the capabilities at first, but we have solved our manufacturing scheduling issues by tracking machine and personnel usage time.

Pros

Easy to use. Broken into modules so everything is grouped together. You can have multiple tabs open and traverse in-between them. Being able to access SQL backend is beneficial for writing customized reports.

Cons

Would like to see what users are logged from login screen as sometimes concurrent licenses are orphaned.

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Pierre P.

Pharmaceuticals,

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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My experience with this product is positive

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

All the functionality of a larger program without the big program cost and the flexibility to do minor customization.

Cons

Slow performance. Some reports of tools are at times very slow. Our Job Analysis report runs very slow at times. Usually when the quantity is more than 1 and the material quantity is more than 100.

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Kris Q.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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M1 is GREAT!

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

I love how everything is tied together. When in doubt I right click and see where that PO, Sales Order, Receipt, etc. has been used and what it is linked to.

Cons

Mostly it's a cosmetic thing. I've never been overly fond of how it's laid out but the next version should make that better and truly with time you just get used to it.

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Carl B.

Automotive,

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Extremely negative

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

The only thing that was good was the dashboard The software appeared to be ideal for a company making thousands of components in production runs - the very thing that we don't do.

Cons

The software is extremely clunky. it seemed that anything that could be done with 1 click in our old program program takes 5 clicks. Support was often vague - it didnt sound like support personell had the correct training They sold us a web app that they said was up and running, which was a large influencer in our decision as we required remote access to the CRM, however they hadn't finished developing it. They didn't seem to understand NZ laws Overall, the recommendation made by the company seemed to be motivated by getting the sale, rather than providing a solution that was fit for purpose.

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Ronnie M.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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E2 First 6 months of use Survey

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall we enjoy the product, it has helped us reach a new company milestone and will continue to help us into the next company leaps in the future.

Pros

The Manufacturing organizational aspect of the software is great! Helps keep the manufacturing workflow running smoothly without much intervention from administrative staff. Once the software is learned, it is a pretty intuitive and easy to use product.

Cons

Ability to modify standard document layout should be included in the software and should not be an add-in. Especially working from a French/English Province we need the ability legally to have 2 languages shown on the documents but shouldn't have to pay for it. It would also be useful to have a basic functioning walkthrough tutorial for when you first start up E2.

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Jeff M.

Machinery, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Transitioned from QuickBooks to E2 MFG

Reviewed 3 years ago

Having no prior first-hand experience with an ERP system myself, as a company we are overall very satisfied. The reduction in phone calls between offices throughout the day to gather bits of information, the elimination of duplicating work or "copy and pasting", the decrease in errors due to not having to transcribe information any longer are all very welcome improvements. We hired an outside consultant...

Pros

Improvement of inventory tracking coming from an Excel-based, manual process that'd grown to be quite cumbersome. MFG's capabilities eliminated many spreadsheets and many hours maintaining those spreadsheets. Visibility throughout the organization of order status; pieces completed, what's in-process, what's already shipped, etc. Searchable criteria in MFG is quite robust. Prior to MFG we were only able to search via customer part numbers, this left a lot to be desired. Now we can search based on many, many more variables.

Cons

The biggest hurdle/challenge in learning and implementing MFG was understanding a whole new terminology; allocations, transfers, material/job requirements, processing, etc. and how those functioned in MFG specifically. As well sometimes, certain terms are used interchangeably in certain places and this can lead to temporary confusion. There are many ways to accomplish a single task. This flexibility is nice once you're used to the system but can be overwhelming in the beginning.

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Ken B.

Building Materials, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Do not buy this software in Australia - Dishonest business practices and terrible support

Reviewed 4 years ago

They installed the core system for one company to test, then couldn't get their optional modules to work, but still performed the agreed work to customize our installation (and charged us)... then finally gave up trying to get THEIR optional module to work in version 8, and told us that we had to upgrade to version 9 to get those modules to work. Then after we upgraded to version 9, they said that...

Pros

Their sales team made a really good pitch, then went radio silent the moment we signed up, and quit 6 weeks later. Based on their pitch, we engaged them to provide version 8 of the core system seven companies, and a couple of optional modules for a couple of those companies, and a few custom modifications, we were assured this would be straight forward and ready to use in 8-12 weeks. It has been over 2 years and they been unable to even get one of those companies up and running as per the our agreement with them.

Cons

The worst part about this experience? Everything that happened after they had our money... In all of my professional life I have never before experienced such intentionally dishonest behavior in a professional setting. Deciding to use ECi M1 has been the worst business decision that we have ever made. If you are in Australia, or if you intend to rely on the Australian support team, I cannot urge you strongly enough to stay away from ECi M1. They have repeatedly proved themselves incompetent and dishonest.

Vendor response

With hundreds of passionate M1 clients implemented throughout Australia and thousands more globally, we are sorry your experience has been less than expected. Version 9 is written in an advanced language and an early release that coincided with your implementation - the upgrade offering a more flexible and future-proof platform. We do continue to offer local support to all our clients to experience the benefits of M1 and happy to discuss a way forward with you.

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KYLE Y.

Automotive, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Metalfab Manufacturing, Inc. Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall its been really good, it takes a lot of figuring out, but it really does put all our information together and keep things organized in a way to produce usable data and reports.

Pros

The ability to bring everything together in one place, where all management and supervisors can access it has been great. I like to ability to use shop floor terminals for data entry and the ability to generate reports from that data.

Cons

A regular challenge I face is trying to figure out the right location or combination of steps it takes to change certain items within the system. There are not explanations of pathways. For example, the other day I wanted to pick specific lots of material for a job we were running. I thought I would be given the option right at job material processing. Nope. I can see the different lots, but the numbers...

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Timothy M.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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M1 - A very visual ERP

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

M1 is incredibly visual; whether you prefer traditional forms or spreadsheet views, you can customize the navigation and data forms with ease. Search features are robust in the spreadsheet style views. M1 is also fairly flexible for customization regardless of programming skills. We can easily add fields to any module and forms can be manipulated to match our information flow. In our business every...

Cons

At times customer service response is a bit longer than we would like though once they are working on an issue, they are great at resolving. Some of the included reports are fairly complex yet require customization in Crystal Reports. Best to have some working knowledge of Crystal reports. Some modules in M1 are not consistent with others - probably different programmers or different schedules for upgrading - however that slows the process just bit when you move module to module.

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Jane P.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Excellent software for small manufacturing businesses

Reviewed 5 years ago

I know it's difficult to launch a software and continually upgrade it to meet the customers needs. Not only from a development standpoint, but from a tech support standpoint. The team at Shoptech has always been friendly and very willing to help. The tech support team has some strong players on it, both in software and hardware, and that is making a huge difference in the customer experience.

Pros

Overall, the product is very easy to use. The modules "talk" to one another and the data flows with ease. Our A/R and A/P departments use the software in conjunction with purchasing and sales and their experience has been positive. The data collection system is very user friendly for the employees on the floor and provides great feedback and reporting for the management team. The quick analysis reports, or dashboard reports, provide a snapshot of what's going on in your business at a quick glance.

Cons

There are nuances to the software that only a "seasoned user" would know exist. If the user is unaware of the nuances, the data could be skewed, or the user could be stopped in their tracks, or worse yet, the action of the subsequent user could be negatively impacted. To that point, the overarching concern I have is that we have a lot of tribal knowledge when it comes to E2 MFG and if an employee chooses to leave our company, the next hire will "learn" the software, but they won't really "know" the software for quite some time.

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Bethany S.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Excellent product and service

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

Pros

Helps immensely with organization and the customization options are excellent.

Cons

It does not allow for a user to have more than one order open at a time, which makes it difficult for multitasking or referencing a previous order. This is one feature that we greatly miss from Job Boss. Also, the training provided could have been better, there was a lot of situations that the training did not cover and we had to learn on our own.

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Laurie S.

Medical Devices, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Terrible company to do business with and terrible product.

Reviewed 6 years ago

The key benefit is having to start over and implement something else after less than 5 years on the product.

Pros

It's easy to customize, which is good because - you are going to be doing a lot of customizing. Grids - basically an onscreen report are easy to create - also good because this subs in for the lack of workflow.

Cons

If you want an accounting system that routinely can't do basic math you'll love M1 (simplified example - $100 payment to $100 invoice resulted in a -$200 balance - and M1 doesn't even allow negative invoices). Screens are overloaded with fields you will never, ever, ever use. There's no workflow for any process - making it easy to "lose" a sales order or a work order or skip a step (complete...