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We performed a comparison between Infor M3 and SAP Business One based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two ERP solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Infor M3 vs. SAP Business One Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"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.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the Infor GL tool that allows us to do our application support and development.""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.""provides all modules, supply chain, HR - it's good for management."

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"The most valuable features of SAP Business One are that it has plenty of features and an easy general ledger entry. Additionally, we have an internal team that supports the solution and they provide is good. The solution is easy for us to support.""Sales CRM and Financials are most valuable.""SAP Business One has good reports and is simple to customize and use.""Technical support is quite good. They are helpful and responsive. We are quite satisfied with their level of support.""The solution has all the basic features that are required for us.""The most valuable features of SAP Business One are the financials, sales, and production. They are very helpful. Additionally, it is very easy to use and the user interface is stable in the application and on the web.""We like it as it's easy to use, cost-effective, easy to deploy, and easy to get support for.""Business One's best feature is that all the modules are integrated."

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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.""The solution is stable but not agile.""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."

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"Areas for improvement are the operating mechanisms, authorization of the production process, and sales cycle automation.""I would love to have more reporting capabilities. It should have an embedded BI engine. Currently, I have to maintain an additional system for BI.""We don't have the functionality of the supply chain and mobile applications.""Some features are missing.""Our company is expanding to different countries, and business is growing. We feel that it is not good enough for the huge volume of the business. On-premises setup is not good enough for the overseas office. We have our onsite premises in Hong Kong, but we have a major sales office in the US. We are looking for a more efficient setup to fulfill our requirements and needs. It can have portals for vendors, suppliers, and customers. I know that they have this feature in version 10, but it still has space to improve.""There should be a portal so that our providers can give us their invoices. This is something that it is missing currently. SAP provides such a portal with SAP ERP, but it is not available with SAP Business One.""We would like a mobile version of this for sales exhibits, etc. We would also like more personalization features to personalize it for our organization.""Security could be improved."

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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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  • "In terms of price, it's fair, but the problem is with AMC."
  • "Its price is reasonable. People are able to spend that much."
  • "Its licensing model is good. There is a one-off payment for the software license, and after that, you only need to pay the annual maintenance fee. Compared to other cloud-based systems, this cost model is quite reasonable for SMEs."
  • "We pay annually. It is around 800 a month."
  • "We feel that the licensing fees are a bit on the higher side."
  • "We compared the Microsoft solution with Oracle NetSuite, as they have a price decrease. It is, however, not that much cheaper, and the price is comparable to SAP."
  • "Its price is reasonable. We have about 200 licenses. We have to pay every year for the license."
  • "We are on a perpetual license for SAP Business One and the price it should be less expensive when comparing it to other solutions."
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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:SaP Business One is a complete solution for business management. The software applications are broad, ranging from accounting to project management and human resources. It is very versatile and… more »
    Top Answer:SAP Business One vs. SAP S/4HANA Out of a total of 3,539 decision criteria spread across the eight sub-modules that form the comparison matrix, SAP S/4HANA offers noticeably better coverage of ERP… more »
    Top Answer:Business One's best feature is transport management and collections.
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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.

    The SAP Business One application offers a way to manage your entire business – from accounting and financials, purchasing, inventory, sales and customer relationships, and project management, to operations and human resources. SAP Business One helps you to streamline processes, gain a greater insight into your business, so that you can act fast and make decisions based on real time information, to help you drive profitable growth.

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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
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Educational Organization5%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Healthcare Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise59%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    Infor M3 vs. SAP Business One
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Infor M3 vs. SAP Business One and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    654,218 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Infor M3 is ranked 13th in ERP with 4 reviews while SAP Business One is ranked 4th in ERP with 37 reviews. Infor M3 is rated 8.2, while SAP Business One is rated 8.0. 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 SAP Business One writes "Great financials and general ledgers with flexible licensing options". Infor M3 is most compared with SAP ERP, Infor LN, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, SAP S/4HANA and SYSPRO, whereas SAP Business One is most compared with SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Oracle ERP Cloud and Infor LN. See our Infor M3 vs. SAP Business One report.

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