Who Uses Infor M3?

Infor M3 is designed for medium to large global manufacturers, distributors, and after-sales service providers.

What Is Infor M3?

Establish a foundation for digital transformation with Infor M3 - a powerful ERP software 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 powers industry-specific CloudSuites: CloudSuite Fashion, CloudSuite Food & Beverage, CloudSuite Chemical CloudSuite Equipment and CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise.

Infor M3 Details

Infor

https://www.infor.com/en-gb/products/m3

Infor M3 Pricing Overview

Infor M3 does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. Infor M3 paid version starts at £150.00/month.

Starting Price

£150.00/month

Pricing Details

SaaS pricing is per user, per month.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

Infor M3 Features

Distribution Software
Barcoding / RFID
Import / Export Management
Inventory Management
Order Management
Purchasing
Returns Management
Sales Forecasting
Shipping Management
Warehouse Management
CRM
Distribution Management
Enterprise Asset Management
Financial Management
HR Management
Inventory Management
Order Management
Project Management
Purchase Order Management
Reporting/Analytics
Supply Chain Management
Warehouse Management
Bills of Material
Document Management
Inventory Management
Order Management
Production Scheduling
Quality Management
Quote Management
Reporting/Analytics
Safety Management
Supplier Management
Supply Chain Management
Document Management
Forecasting
Quality Control
Quote Management
Resource Management
Supplier Management
Supply Chain Management
Traceability
Accounting Integration
ERP
MES
MRP
Maintenance Management
Purchase Order Management
Quality Management
Quotes/Estimates
Reporting/Analytics
Safety Management
Shipping Management
Automated Scheduling
Capacity Planning
Change Management
MRP
Quality Management
Scheduling
What-if Analysis
Auto / Boat Rental
Contract Management
Inspection Management
Inventory Management
Late Fee Calculation
Maintenance Management
Medical Equipment Rental
Multi-Location
Online Booking
Rate Management
Recurring Rentals
Reservations Management
Scheduling
Demand Planning
Electronic Data Interchange
Import/Export Management
Inventory Management
Order Fulfillment
Sales & Operations Planning
Shipping Management
Supplier Management
Transportation Management
Warehouse Management

Infor M3 Reviews for UK Users

Showing 5 of 21 reviews

Overall
4.3/5
Ease of Use
3.5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4.6/5
Value for Money
3.9/5
Dirk H.
Director, ERP System & Business Processing
Airlines/Aviation, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/04/2019

"Proven, mature ERP is getting modern UI at last"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/04/2019
Steve B.
CIO
Machinery, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 09/07/2019

"Pros and Cons"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 09/07/2019
Rene B.
Sr M3 Architect
Food & Beverages, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/06/2020

"M3 a 100 miles an hour"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/06/2020
Verified Reviewer
Sales & Customer Experience Manager
Apparel & Fashion, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    2/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/09/2018

"Must be heavy on the dev side."

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/09/2018
Verified Reviewer
iSeries Administrator
Automotive, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/06/2020

"Incredibly powerful and sophisticated"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/06/2020