Lawson M3 Enterprise Management System


Infor M3 is an ERP solution that provides industry-specific suites of applications for mid-sized to enterprise-level manufacturers and distributors. The product is deployable in both server-based and cloud-based models and supports multi-currency, multi-company and multi-country organizations along with multiple languages.

Users gain access to a configurable group of applications within Infor M3 including Customer Management (CRM), Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Financial Management and Equipment Management. M3’s SCM tool includes plant scheduling and supply chain planning, while the Equipment Management module supports organizations that rent, sell, or maintain assets.

Infor M3 is suited to process industries such as the Chemical, Distribution, Equipment, Fashion, Food and Beverage industries. Companies participating in the Chemical field gain access to traceability, recipe configuration and potency tracking of raw and intermediate materials. For Fashion businesses, users are given a style/color/size/fit matrix and personalized product configurations for make-to-order and embellishments.

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Supported Operating System(s):

AIX, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic)



8 Reviews of Lawson M3

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Ahron from DART

Industry:  Transportation & Logistics

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

June 2018

It is a great software to use. The only drawback is the amount of extra steps to get things done.

We like this software, and we have been using it for years.

Pros

Great compatibility with third party software. Once you know how to use it, it is very simple to use.

Cons

Extra steps to get things done. Time consuming software. It glitches from time to time making the software slow.

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Emily from lgh

Industry:  Healthcare

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

May 2018

Personal Dislike

Pros

Everyone in the office seems to prefer this system over our current... however I do not. The only pro that I can think of is that the information is organized

Cons

I dislike that you need to know the exact name of the screen (code) to find the information you need. It is not intuitive

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Jon from Viejas Casino

Industry:  Hospitality / Travel

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

October 2017

Product Works as stated

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

Industry:  Transportation & Logistics

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

October 2017

Infor M3 - Can be powerful if set up correctly

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

Industry:  Distribution

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

October 2017

Good for recruiting

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

Industry:  Healthcare

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

August 2017

Lawson systems

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

Industry:  Non-Profit

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

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.

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

Industry:  Construction & Engineering

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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Value for money

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May 2017

Terrible Software

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.


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