Lawson M3 Enterprise Management System


 

Lawson M3 ERP software is designed specifically to automate and streamline key processes for manufacturers and distributors who make, move, or maintain (M3) processes, and who often have strictly allocated resources. The system encourages better collaboration with customers and suppliers while arranging for optimal capacity and operating efficiency. Lawson is designed primarily for mid-sized to large enterprises. We see it used most often by companies generating more than $100 million in annual revenue, employing at least 100 people, and requiring more than 50 concurrent ERP system users.

Using its open standards, Lawson M3 was designed with smooth implementation and maintenance in mind. Vertical industries supported by the system include healthcare, the public sector, service-oriented businesses, human capital management, equipment, and other organizations. The software serves these companies in 40 different nations throughout the world.

The user interface of Lawson M3 is easily customizable, reflecting the preferences of the user with multiple appearance options. Multiple open sessions of the software can be accessed at once; this way, the user doesn’t have to close one window in order to start a new process within the system. This is a good feature for users operating in fast-paced environments.

Correlations between different data fields can be visualized in the software to provide insight on how key business measurements are linked together, increasing visibility across the manufacturing organization. In addition, the system has web-enabled functionality to increase flexibility and allow better transmission of information.

Lawson M3 provides planning tools for supply chain management, forecasting, and capacity scheduling. The system can support multiple companies and sites, along with multiple different languages and currencies. Consulting, training, and other support is available through Lawson or one of the over 200 companies that make up the company’s partner channel.

 

Lawson M3 - Easily customizable user interface
 
  • Lawson M3 - Easily customizable user interface
    Easily customizable user interface
  • Lawson M3 - Customizable screens manage all user requirements
    Customizable screens manage all user requirements
  • Lawson M3 - Dynamically visualize correlations between fields
    Dynamically visualize correlations between fields
  • Lawson M3 - Action alerts link to error details
    Action alerts link to error details
  • Lawson M3 - Integrated business intelligence
    Integrated business intelligence
  • Lawson M3 - Multiple open sessions allowed
    Multiple open sessions allowed
Supported Operating System(s):
AIX, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Jon from Viejas Casino
Specialty: Hospitality / Travel
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Product Works as stated

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Lawson is a one stop shop when it comes to employee and accounting data. It is fairly easy to use and I like the ability to easily drill down on a particular category.

Cons

It does not easily integrate with the payroll software that we use. I also wish the canned reporting and ad hoc reporting features were a little less cumbersome.

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Josh from Pine Environmental
Specialty: Transportation & Logistics
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Infor M3 - Can be powerful if set up correctly

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Connectivity and interactivity between varying modules, internally and externally.
Accidental changes could alter default setup.

Cons

Hard to make changes without reaching out to a certified tech.
Module names are unidentifiable without reference.

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Betty from Smithfield
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Good for recruiting

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Pros

I liked the way this program ranked resumes for me to review. The ATS function worked very well and emailed me when a new resume came in.

Cons

Sorting applicants took a few extra steps that at times slowed me down, but I usually left that task to the end of the week.

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Emily from Hospital & Health Care
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Lawson systems

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

Lawson is easy to get used to and is a great system. It housed a ton of information and was simple to retrieve that informaiton

Cons

It was like staring at an old computer. The system is not appealing to the eye and is complicated with button and keyboard commands.

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Elastol from SOS Children's Villages Zambia
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

I enjoyed using Lawson software for warehousing transactions at Society for Family Health in Zambia as it was tailor made for in-house use only and was easy to setup due to its cloud configuration.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

The software made work generally easy as it reduced loads of paper work.
I loved it.

Pros

Excellent for in-house use.
No physical servers required as it was cloud based.
Able to coordinate work even when one is on the go.
Easy of running maintenance tasks.
Customized report creation
Multi-currency setup
User friendly
One can access the system for as long as there is internet connectivity

Cons

Tailored for in-house use, hence no commercial attractiveness to other organizations.
Managed centrally, hence takes time for one to get set up e.g. staff depended on the HQ to run setup.

 
 

Jason from Yellowridge Construction
Specialty: Construction & Engineering
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Terrible Software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Has the ability to handle divisional reporting and multi-currency as well as switch between the two on the fly. That's about the only pro albeit a small win.

Cons

They say that good software can make or break an organization. This couldn't be more true as I can say that this software definitely broke the organization I was in. By far the worst ERP system I've ever used. Most of the functions do not make sense, it was difficult to understand and even the specialists that we had hired admitted that the software was terrible, at best.