M3

M3

Industry-specific ERP

Built for the digital age

Designed for medium to large national and global manufacturers and distributors, Infor® M3 gives you the flexibility to manage mixed-mode and complex value chains.

You get an unmatched user experience, industry-specific functionality, and flexible deployment options in a multi-company, multi-country, and multisite enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. With M3, your organization is empowered to quickly adapt as industry trends change, business models transform, and your business grows.

 

Infor M3 at a glance

  • Industry-specific, comprehensive ERP software
  • Cloud or on-premise deployment
  • Multisite, multi-company, multi-country, multicurrency, and multi-language
  • Supports 21 languages and 45 countries
  • Built-in flexibility enables configuration to unique business processes

Highlights and core functionality

 

Customer sales

Increase revenue and improve margins with a complete, 360-degree, real-time view of your customer commitments in a multichannel environment. M3 is designed for companies that are fast moving and competitive, whose success depends on differentiated service levels and value-added services. With M3, you get highly integrated customer relationship management (CRM), electronic data interchange (EDI), web, mobile, and traditional sales management tools.

Manufacturing

Reduce operational overheads and improve efficiency in discrete, process, and mixed-mode manufacturing and sourcing value chains with full support for costing, planning, and execution. With M3, you can manage complex, configured discrete and attribute-controlled products as well as recipes and formulas. M3 gives you an integrated, single source of secure structured product data, unstructured data, documentation, and images that can be made available online to all your users.

Equipment, service, and rental management

Gain real-time visibility into the availability, utilization, and reliability of your equipment and assets. With M3’s equipment management solution, you get the support you need to manage the entire equipment lifecycle—from initial forecasting and sale of the equipment, through shipment, renting, servicing, overhaul, and final disposal. When reliability and availability are crucial to your success, you can rely on M3 to help increase profitability.

Financial management

Capture, analyze, and manage all financial information related to your company's operations—both externally and internally. With M3’s multi-dimensional financial accounting capabilities, you can analyze, drill down, and handle all your accounting, budgeting, consolidation, and reporting requirements. True multi-country, multi-company, intra-company and multicurrency capabilities allow you to manage multiple operational units, even when they operate under different country-specific regulations.

    Supply chain management

    Increase visibility and improve material flow through your extended supply chain by managing planning, scheduling, procurement, and fulfillment for optimum service levels and maximum profitability. With M3 Supply Chain Management, you get a powerful set of tools for demand planning, supply chain planning, plant scheduling, global available-to-promise, capable-to-promise, procurement, and warehouse and transport management.

    Analytics

    Get real-time insights from across your complete enterprise, with industry-specific data models, KPIs, metrics, and measures that satisfy the unique requirements of your business. M3’s analytics, powered by Infor BI technology, puts information right at the fingertips of your executives, managers, and users through embedded analytics related to their respective roles. They can access analytics anywhere, anytime, on different devices via mobile capabilities.

    Unique capabilities

     

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    Implementation Accelerators

    Implement M3 quickly and without major modifications by taking advantage of Infor Implementation Accelerators—a set of preconfigured, industry-specific processes and content to speed up implementation. You’ll be able to reduce project risk and see results faster, while still benefiting from the solution’s flexibility to use continuous improvement over the long term to tailor and evolve the solution to your business.
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    Prepackaged industry analytics

    Get industry-specific analysis packs containing prebuilt dashboards, reports, and KPIs tailored to your specific industry. M3’s prepackaged industry analytics provide fast, easy-to-use business intelligence that yield comprehensive, detailed, and contextualized information to help you manage your business strategically, tactically, and operationally.
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    Intuitive user experience

    Empower your users to interact with the solution and each other like never before. Powered by Infor OS, M3 allows you to give your users personalized homepages that centralize processes and information by role, delivering access to everything from analytics to alerts that users need based on their responsibilities and priorities.
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    Deployment options

    With Infor M3, you have a variety of flexible and secure deployment options, including cloud, on-premise, and hybrid configuration. Infor supports all of these deployment options and is committed to working with you to find the option that best meets your organization's needs, drives best practices, and enables you to capitalize on new technology.
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    M3 solution map

    M3 is built on a foundation of always up-to-date, easy-to-integrate, industry-specific suites and cross-industry applications; in-context business intelligence; and an intuitive user experience that is mobile and empowers meaningful business collaboration.

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    An open technology stack to provide choice

    As the world's first Java®-based enterprise resource planning solution, M3 can run on a number of major databases, hardware platforms, operating systems, and cloud environments to give you maximum flexibility for how you choose to deploy and manage your operations.

    Experience the new Infor M3 powered by Infor OS

    Future-proof your enterprise with Infor OS—the foundation for a connected, intelligent network that automates, anticipates, predicts, and informs your stakeholders in everything they do.

    • User-centric operating service
    • Cloud-based delivery
    • Conversational, intuitive UX
    • Automated multi-step execution of complex tasks
    • Networked analytics and business intelligence
    • Open business process integration
    • Secure at the core
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    Strategic applications

    An M3-based industry suite can include many Infor best-in-class applications that are unified by a common platform and user interface. Maintain agility and simplify user adoption with software that’s fast, intuitive, and enjoyable to use.

    A stunning new approach to user experience

    M3 delivers Infor's next-generation user interface. Using the power of HTML5 technology, users can securely access data through a wide range of browsers and devices. Personalization capabilities allow screens to be tailored to the specific needs and preferences of individual user roles.

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    M3: Designed for your industry

    With M3, you get a configurable ERP solution with core capabilities that meet your industry-specific needs. M3 draws on industry knowledge and experience, and is continuously enhanced with the latest innovations—from mobile access and social technologies to industry-driven analytics.

     

    Chemicals

    Solve unique chemical industry-specific business challenges, such as the planning of co-products and by-products, formula matching and optimization, attribute costing, safety, quality, and more.

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    Highlights

    • Recipes: co-products, by-products, and alternatives
    • Advanced quality management including customer specifications
    • Lot traceability to quickly identify the source or destination of contaminated product
    • Potency of raw and intermediate materials
    • Lot-level attributes enable planning, stock, quality, and pricing

    Micro-verticals

    • Paint/coatings
    • Agricultural chemicals
    • Soaps & detergents
    • Specialty chemicals

    Distribution

    Optimize your customer service and inventory levels, while maximizing your margins in the fast-moving, wholesale distribution businesses. Make it easier for your customers to obtain information and place orders in a multichannel sales environment. Unify the entire business to provide visibility across the enterprise for better decision making and increased efficiencies.

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    Highlights

    • Multichannel sales, supply chain execution, and integrated financial management
    • Front-office applications for over-the-counter sales and e-commerce
    • Price management, promotions, ship, and debit
    • Value-added services: kitting, assembly, ticketing, packing, and rental
    • Supplier management and supplier rebates

    Micro-verticals

    • Building materials
    • Electrical
    • Industrial
    • PHVAC
    • Food and beverage
    • Janitorial and sanitary supplies

    Equipment

    Manage the entire equipment lifecycle, including initial forecasting, sales, rental, shipment, servicing, and final disposal. M3 can help you predict future parts and service demand, as well as capture accurate equipment data, including serial numbers, end of life, warranty, service, and sales data.

     

    Learn more about solutions for the equipment industry ›

    Highlights

    • Equipment sales, rental, and service
    • Support for repairable equipment rotables and components
    • Graphical support for the configuration of new equipment
    • Support for trade-in equipment as part of the sales process
    • Warranty and claim management with flexible warranty periods and types

    Micro-verticals

    • Equipment dealers
    • Equipment rental companies
    • Equipment service providers

    Fashion

    Seamlessly manage the entire fashion value chain process—from concept to production and distribution to customer. Develop styles and products more quickly and move them to market faster than your competition, giving your business the edge in this dynamic industry.

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    Highlights

    • Support for designing, sourcing, manufacturing, distributing, and selling
    • Handling a mix of style and non-style products
    • Holistic inventory management to support omni-channel
    • Style/color/size/fit matrix plus flexible inventory attributes
    • Support for pre-packs and kitting

    Microverticals

    • Apparel
    • Footwear
    • Fashion Accessories
    • Luxury Goods
    • Home Textiles
    • Knitting and Weaving

    Food & Beverage

    Manage and speed up your supply chain to improve efficiency, minimize shelf-life issues, and reduce waste. Gain the agility to rapidly respond to changes in customer demands.

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    Highlights

    • Handles from mix, bake, pack processing to reverse bills and catch weight
    • Manage ingredients with characteristics such as grade, brix, fat, moisture, and weight
    • Down-to-the-minute planning for multiple deliveries within the day
    • Specification management with advanced quality and laboratory processes
    • Graphical lot tracker to perform investigations and rapid recalls

    Micro-verticals

    • Dairy
    • Meat, poultry, and fish
    • Beverage
    • Food ingredients
    • Bakery
    • Confections
    • Fruit and vegetables

    Customer stories

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    Saudi Diesel Equipment

    “The implementation of Infor M3 at Saudi Diesel created a solid foundation for our growth by streamlining vital business processes. We truly are working smarter than before.”

    Ahmed Alkoolheji
    PMO Manager,
    Saudi Diesel Equipment Company
    RedWing

    Red Wing Shoes

    “Because M3 allows us to be flexible with our unique business processes, we’re able to fulfill our customers’ needs across a wide range of styles and sizes to deliver a perfect fit."

    Larissa Scott
    Senior IT Business Partner – Supply Chain and Corporate Services, Red Wing Shoes Company

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    Seaboard Foods

    With a commitment to “doing better by knowing better,” Seaboard Foods needed a business solution that would provide the company with the visibility it needed to succeed. Seaboard chose Infor to increase visibility, track costs more accurately, and improve efficiencies.

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