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.
Infor M3 has been helpful with providing us overall better work flows and increased productivity in many areas. The Finance software has aided us in more efficient cash management and bank reconciliation too. The Supply Chain software has been a plus in and better control and utilization of our raw materials, replenishment planning, reduction in production time, and overall has increased the turnover of our inventory.
Infor M3 is a multifunctional ERP software suite of applications to help manage several different key areas of any company's performance. There is a lot to like about Infor M3. The Financial Management application provides better visibility into your General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable(as well as invoice aging), Expense Management Control(includes Travel Expense Reporting), and compliance to the company's T & E policies) and also includes helping to track Asset Depreciation expensing. The Human Capital portal includes good Human Resource functions, managing Payroll and Employee Benefits, and is also helpful in HR Recruiting of new employees. But I feel that the Supply Chain function is the real star of the Infor software(especially for product driven companies who need to track products by SKU from initial production sourcing all the way through sale to their customers.) The Supply Chain portal is also helpful in procurement of new suppliers as well as measuring the performance of your current vendors.
The initial implementation and learning all the functions and screens of Infor M3 is somewhat daunting and a bit cumbersome.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Infor M3 allows you to control the whole manufacturing process of products, allows integration with other software through the amount of APIs available.
The departments at this moment, that are sustained in Infor M3 are, financial, purchases, logistics, production, quality and maintenance all this process are 100% controlled by Infor M3, in a multi company environment.
Cover all most area in industrialization process, M3 provide a variety way of configuring each process.
Covering almost all departments, except HR, allows A-Z control of the live cycle of process, especially in the supply chain issues. In this sector Infor M3 is probably the most capable ERP to respond to the different processes of each industry.
It has this elasticity without having to make changes to the source code, this allowing an easy system update.
There is not yet a level of consultants acceptable in all ERP modules. However, it is a great bet of INFOR in the last 5 years, in which the offer has improved a lot.
It is easy to build reports using M3 database, it fits most of our business needs and when we need something, i mean "really need" and not just some nice to have, we have the possibility to ask for development.
At the beginning it is not the easiest thing to use but after some time and practice it is surprisingly easy to use. It is a very complete ERP and easy to customize. We use it in almost every department. It has a really good client support and INFOR promotes a lot of events and trainings.
Except from the initial time that takes a little bit to figure it out i have nothing negative to point.
SaaS pricing is per user, per month. Contact Infor for details.
• 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.
Below are some frequently asked questions for Infor M3.
Infor M3 offers the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Not Available
SaaS pricing is per user, per month. Contact Infor for details.
Infor M3 offers the following features:
Infor M3 has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business
Infor M3 supports the following languages:
Infor M3 has the following pricing plans:
Infor M3 supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad
Infor M3 integrates with the following applications:
DataTrans WebEDI, Lingo, MediusFlow, Mercur Business Control, Mobisale, OpCon, Webexpenses
Infor M3 offers the following support options:
Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support