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Pros
"provides all modules, supply chain, HR - it's good for management.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the Infor GL tool that allows us to do our application support and development."

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"It is an integrated application, and it has been working really well. Earlier, there were different companies for different applications for manufacturing, finance controlling, logistics, and quality. It probably was the first fully integrated application. Whenever somebody is entering any data, for example, invoice data or ordering data, everyone with a right to see this data can see it in the system.""This product is very scalable and easy to expand.""The architecture of the solution overall is great. It's great for development, testing, and production. I've worked with solutions where the architecture wasn't as strong and it was a disaster.""The transactional integration of operations is the best-recommended feature of this product. It provides integration of all operational modules.""Their tech support is always good.""It provides great visibility into the details of enterprise resource planning.""This is a robust and feature-rich solution.""The solution is quite scalable."

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Cons
"The implementation could be simplified, it's complex.""The solution is stable but not agile."

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"It is a little difficult to use.""It would also help if it were more open, more flexible, with more standard products.""ERP could use better integration with other systems.""One thing that is lacking in ERP is a good user interface. It is currently very clumsy and complex. Another thing is that reporting capability of SAP ERP is customizable, but it is not very good. Its development time is also very high if you require specialized technical services. If you want to do any changes to the report or develop a new report, you need people with specialized skills. Business processes are very straightforward and standardized as per the industry standards. However, the way it works is a bit complex, and you need to know a lot of things. There are different things that can be complex for a general user. A lot of information is being provided in ERP. A general user doesn't require all this information, and it creates a lot of confusion. Its learning curve is very high.""Its user interface should be improved.""The system is very big. It is not exactly user-friendly, due to the fact that it's so massive and complex.""Technical support could be better.""It was not designed to service all industries."

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"This is a costly product.""There are licensing costs.""SAP is a bit on the costly side, but they also provide support and other things. We are paying for licenses and the use of the cloud.""When you have a solution that is stable, reliable, and has a high performance as this solution, the price is going to be expensive. However, when you evaluate the service you are paying for the cost is quite reasonable for this solution.""Some components are available at an additional cost, depending on the type of contract that you have.""The licensing costs are slightly on the higher side. They need to make it more competitive.""SAP ERP is expensive.""We pay annually for the use of this solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Infor M3 is a solid ERP, I worked with it prior to the Lawson/Infor merger. Very strong in process manufacturing with a good history in Food & Beverage, Life Sciences, and other verticals. S3 is used… more »
Top Answer:  provides all modules, supply chain, HR - it's good for management.
Top Answer: From a technology perspective, this is an old solution making it harder to integrate and maintain. Ideally, they should be offering a cloud-based alternative.
Top Answer: There are different aspects of both Anaplan and SAP ERP that I like and dislike. Anaplan improves forecast accuracy and drives up the quality of analytics. Rather than spending all of their time… more »
Top Answer: Overall the solution is very good in the industry.
Top Answer: The flexibility in using the software could improve. I am from a product background and I've been testing a lot of applications, for example, Informatics. The UI, features, and cloud version could… more »
Ranking
16th
out of 54 in ERP
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2,431
Comparisons
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Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
281
Rating
7.0
1st
out of 54 in ERP
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13,994
Comparisons
12,173
Reviews
34
Average Words per Review
413
Rating
7.9
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Also Known As
Infor Lawson M3, Lawson M3
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Overview

Infor M3 offers ultimate flexibility in operations, technology, and scale. As a multi-site, multi-country, and multi-company solution, M3 empowers your organization to adapt to changing business needs. It provides flexibility in managing mixed-mode and complex environments, with the agility to make quick adjustments at any time. Written in Java, M3 also gives you platform independence and choice.

SAP ERP addresses the core business software requirements of midsize and large organizations in all industries and sectors. SAP ERP includes four individual solutions that support key areas of enterprise resource planning: human capital management, financials, operations, corporate services.
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Sample Customers
Grosfillex, High Five Sportswear, L_derach, OTK Group, PHS Group, Propper International, Red Wing Shoe Company, Reynolds Catering Supplies, Saudi Diesel, Sheetz, Zeppelin, Zodiac Aerospace
B&G Manufacturing, Unilever, Life is good Inc., Joy Global Inc., City of Cape Town, Bhopal Municipal, Corporation (BMC), adidas Group, Butcher & Packer Supply Company, Franklin Valve L.P., Evoshield, Prime Meats, a Norsan Group company, EMC Corporation, Varian Medical Systems Inc., FC Bayern Mªnchen AG, AkzoNobel Chemicals B.V., T¾V Rheinland, Pacific Drilling S.A., Fire & Rescue New South Wales, University of Amsterdam, Pa_alon S.A.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider27%
Manufacturing Company4%
Government3%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company21%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider21%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Financial Services Firm4%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about Infor M3 vs. SAP ERP and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
555,139 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Infor M3 is ranked 16th in ERP with 2 reviews while SAP ERP is ranked 1st in ERP with 34 reviews. Infor M3 is rated 7.0, while SAP ERP is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Infor M3 writes "Helps to keep things in order, and they have good technical support that is responsive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP ERP writes "This is the best solution of this kind but has weakness in budget planning for certain user groups". Infor M3 is most compared with Infor LN, SAP S4HANA, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Microsoft Dynamics AX, whereas SAP ERP is most compared with Anaplan, IFS Applications, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, SAP Business One and Oracle E-Business Suite. See our Infor M3 vs. SAP ERP report.

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