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We performed a comparison between Infor M3 and Oracle E-Business Suite based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Activity Based Costing Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Infor M3 vs. Oracle E-Business Suite Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the Infor GL tool that allows us to do our application support and development.""provides all modules, supply chain, HR - it's good for management.""Its ease of use is most valuable. Inquiries are transparent, and it shows good information on each screen. We don't have to go to 14 different screens to find out about one item, which is a big advantage.""It's very stable, and it handles all types of industrial and manufacturing businesses in very good ways. I've found it to be easy."

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"Oracle E-Business Suite is flexible. Its rich functionality can work in any client environment or business.""The implementation of Oracle E-Business Suite is easy.""The on-premise is very similar to the cloud version.""Oracle E-Business Suite's most valuable feature is the information that it provides. For example, it's good to know the AR due date and the receipt of the products that you have sold. It is a good solution overall for enterprise management.""I like Oracle ERP for streamlining the entire process from PRTL and invoice payments. It also has the decision and internet sale order, and my customers can correct the internet decision. It automatically converts to the internet order, and they don't need to create the entry object. They don't need to make a secondary ledger in the parent company and subsidiary. That's very helpful for internet decisions. If they get an order at the parent company, it automatically creates the sales system in the subsidiary.""The initial setup is easy.""You can group them into the BIs, which is business intelligence. You get your own key performance indicators and build your own reports or you could have your own screens, and it changes in real time.""It's highly customizable."

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Cons
"The implementation could be simplified, it's complex.""Its initial setup was probably complex, but it is a very good system.""Infor should create one product to handle the whole business. At present, they make ERP systems for each type of business, and then sell additional features. I would like to have one system handing all organizations or all the business in deep ways and not have to buy additional features.""The solution is stable but not agile."

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"Technical support is focused on-cloud versus on-premise customers.""The user interface could be better. It's not good because they made their interface all in one, and my customers don't want to use it. I have to customize the interface and personalize it to hide some fields on the screen. It has lots of information on the screen, and the user can't easily navigate it. It's very difficult to use. I think that Oracle should have something like best practices. They need to provide some patches to simplify the interface based on the industry niche. Because now we see everything on the same screen, but the users don't need all that information. It's complicated to use for end-users, and we have to spend more time training them. In the next release, I think they should implement most of the features in the mobile app. It should be better. Oracle didn't update their mobile application for a very long time. Connecting the mobile application is complicated.""There are some cycles in HR that are not straightforward.""I would rate the support for Oracle E-Business Suite a four out of five.""Oracle is easy to implement at a new organization like ours, but it might be more challenging for an established organization with more rules and policies in place.""Oracle E-Business Suite is a bit outdated because it's been developed more than ten years ago, and this is an area for improvement. My team is still getting used to the solution, so there could still be some features that have not been enabled or features my team isn't aware of yet. There have been issues with the Treasury module of Oracle E-Business Suite, so this is another area for improvement. My company hasn't decided yet on whether to implement the Treasury module or just go with another solution. Another room for improvement in Oracle E-Business Suite is the design, as it needs to be optimized based on usage patterns. What I'd like added in the next release of Oracle E-Business Suite is the time attribute. The solution still has dashboards being rolled out, so the time attribute could already be there or is still in the process of implementation. I also didn't find much use for the Projects module based on my company's requirements. The integration of Oracle E-Business Suite with the rest of the Oracle tools isn't very tight as well, but it could be because of customizations here in India, where the integrations work seamlessly everywhere, except in India. You'll find gaps because of customizations in India which are very, very irritating. For example, if a procurement is moving in the system then all the data has to move from one module to the other, but in the Oracle E-Business Suite Procurement module, you'll notice breaks or gaps that require you to manually transfer that data, so I'd like this improved in the next release of the solution.""The interface is pretty old.""They don't have built-in bank integrations, which would be very helpful."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There is a yearly licensing cost. The price is based on the modules you need. There are several modules, such as HR module, accounting module, sales module, scheduling module, etc., and the price will vary depending on the number of modules you choose. The customers always say that it's very expensive. It can cost a lot of money if your organization is huge. It's not implemented in a lot of organizations in my country because it's too expensive."
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  • "Licensing is on a yearly basis. There is an initial cost, and the standard fee is 22% per year."
  • "Oracle's licenses are not straightforward."
  • "The license is very expensive and I think that it needs to be cheaper to get a wider range of users or customers."
  • "The price of the solution is extremely high."
  • "The price would be better if it were lower."
  • "Oracle prices are better in Vietnam and more flexible. If we need to customize something in Oracle, it's very flexible and easy to customize."
  • "Fees for support and licensing should be reduced."
  • "Oracle's pricing is lower than that of its competitors."
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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:It's very stable, and it handles all types of industrial and manufacturing businesses in very good ways. I've found it to be easy.
    Top Answer:Infor should create one product to handle the whole business. At present, they make ERP systems for each type of business, and then sell additional features. I would like to have one system handing… more »
    Top Answer:My recommendation is to not customize E-Business Suite. The upgrades are complicated and when you go from version to version, it's not a good thing. You have to spend a lot of money so if you're… more »
    Top Answer:Yes, it is possible. Oracle has a Payroll system. You need an HCM SaaS system implementation.
    Top Answer:For starters, I would stop comparing tools, and start looking at my business and what I want to achieve. So identify objectives and what's blocking achievement, define quality outcomes  for the… more »
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    Also Known As
    Infor Lawson M3, Lawson M3
    Oracle EBS, OEBS
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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.

    Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is considered the most extensive offering of amalgamated worldwide business applications available. Oracle EBS helps facilitate medium to large business enterprise organizations with the ability to enhance critical decision-making processes, streamline business procedures, minimize costs, and improve overall performance and productivity.

    Oracle EBS runs as a complement to Oracle Database software. The applications serve to automate such processes as supply chain management (SCM), human resource management (HRM), customer relations management (CRM), project portfolio management (PPM), financial management, service management, and more.

    Oracle EBS runs best in the cloud. It is a cost-saving option that offers greater productivity and can immediately and easily respond to changing dynamic business needs with an intuitive, automated scalable cloud infrastructure.

    Below are some of the valuable features of popular application offerings available within Oracle EBS:

    Supply Chain Management (SCM): Every possible supply chain process can be fully automated, from planning, creation, and appropriation to development and fulfillment, delivering a comprehensive solution application to ensure organizations have robust, intelligent-driven, value-added chains. Some applications include:

    • Manufacturing
    • Value Chain Planning and Execution
    • Procurement and Fulfillment
    • Lifecycle Management
    • Business Intelligence and Analytics

    Human Resource Management (HRM): The solution offers a sturdy group of outstanding human resource processes that enable users to improve productivity, enhance overall business performance, and lower TCO. Some processes include:

    • Workforce Management
    • Talent Management
    • Global Personnel Policy Management
    • Human Resource Analytics

    Customer Relations Management (CRM): This application provides for a streamlined, unique global gathering of information that will ensure all selling channels are continually following the organization's objectives and protocols. Some features include:

    • Oracle Service
    • Oracle Marketing
    • Oracle Order Management
    • Oracle Channel Revenue Management

    Project Portfolio Management (PPM): Oracle EBS provides a comprehensive, full lifecycle offering of project and portfolio management. Users get a single fully transparent view of all project-related ventures coupled with a superb performance process that grants users the ability to choose the best, most dynamic portfolio ventures.

    • Project Collaboration
    • Project Management
    • Project Analytics
    • Project Cost
    • Project Billing

    Financial Management: Users are able to perform more effectively, improve productivity and efficiency, develop productivity tools and integrated performance management, and develop processes for shared services to reduce overall operating costs. Some features include:

    • Asset Lifecycle Management
    • Financial Control and Reporting
    • Travel and Expense Management
    • Lease and Finance Management
    • Risk Management and Compliance

    Service Management: This application allows users access to the best data necessary to provide correct, precise, reliable information to their clients to ensure that every expectation is exceeded and consistently satisfied.

    • Inbound and outbound telephony
    • Project Collaboration
    • Project Cost
    • Billing
    • Project Management

    Reviews from Real Users:

    Kopano R., Freelancer at a tech services company, says, “What I found most valuable in Oracle E-Business Suite is the patching because it is straightforward. As long as you follow Oracle's best practices, you are able to finish the task of patching without a problem. I like that it's also easy to add products, e.g. if you want to add on financials, you can, or if you don't have financials, you can expand on that. I like that Oracle E-Business Suite is really scalable.”

    Mohammed G., Senior Oracle Application Consultant at a comms service provider, writes, “Oracle E-Business Suite consists of a lot of streams, such as financial and HR processes of the enterprise companies. We are using most of the Oracle financial modules, and we have an Oracle stream, FI procurement stream, and HR streams, which have a lot of applications. Oracle E-Business Suite has over 20 different modules to choose from, it is comprehensive. Additionally, the integration is very good. “

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    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
    Colab, Portobello, Saudi Telecom Company, DG Khan Cement, Dubai Holding
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Educational Organization5%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Construction Company7%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Infor M3 vs. Oracle E-Business Suite
    November 2022
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    Infor M3 is ranked 8th in Activity Based Costing Software with 4 reviews while Oracle E-Business Suite is ranked 1st in Activity Based Costing Software with 41 reviews. Infor M3 is rated 8.2, while Oracle E-Business Suite is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Infor M3 writes "It is easy to use, and it shows good information on each screen". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle E-Business Suite writes "Highly flexible but lacks some balance between the cloud and on-premise versions". Infor M3 is most compared with SAP ERP, Infor LN, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, SAP S/4HANA and Infor CloudSuite Industrial, whereas Oracle E-Business Suite is most compared with SAP ERP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Salesforce Sales Cloud and Epicor ERP. See our Infor M3 vs. Oracle E-Business Suite report.

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