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Find out what your peers are saying about Infor M3 vs. SAP S4HANA and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"provides all modules, supply chain, HR - it's good for management.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the Infor GL tool that allows us to do our application support and development."

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"S4HANA is a completely integrated solution. It's an end-to-end ERP system with strong manufacturing and financial integration, which is not common among ERPs. And it's a solution that's driven by industry best practices.""The solution can scale well.""SAP S4HANA version 1909 is stable. We have not gone live with 2020 yet.""I like the user experience and usability of SAP Fiori, which is one of the main features that we are using.""The performance of the solution is excellent.""Responsive, comprehensive and optimized solution.""The most valuable feature is the inbuilt standards included in SAP that customers can adopt easily. Also offers to customize it based on the specific requirements.""One of the most valuable features is the in-memory database."

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Cons
"The implementation could be simplified, it's complex.""The solution is stable but not agile."

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"There should be a place where I can get the best available applications in one place. Currently, Fiori applications are available in different tiles on the dashboards. If anyone wants to check the financial, sales, and inventory reporting in one place, it is not possible in Fiori. We would have to develop a custom Fiori application. If that feature can be incorporated into the standard Fiori, it will be helpful for us.""Technical support has been declining. They aren't as responsive as they used to be.""We found that the implementing partners themselves are struggling with S4HANA's features. It's not an exact translation of the older ECC, so SAP has taken a new route to do things with S4HANA. Maybe it's a good product, but the implementing partners also like to have an in-depth understanding of the full feature set the product offers.""You will not see convenient user experiences with SAP S4HANA's website or application.""It requires a lot of planning to implement the product correctly.""Documentation could be improved.""We would like to see more DevOps capabilities in the future.""The solution could be more user-friendly for regular users and developers."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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  • "It is an expensive solution."
  • "The price of this product is an issue for some customers."
  • "I have found the price of the solution is on the medium to the expensive side of the scale. There is a license for this solution and there are additional maintenance fees."
  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "We're not sure yet. I think it was six figures a year, over 100,000. It has straight-up licensing fees."
  • "Licensing works on a subscription model for the cloud version and it's a one-time fee for the on-premises version."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable but some modules can be expensive. When comparing SAP S4HANA to other solutions, such as Oracle, it is not expensive."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive."
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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 »
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    provides all modules, supply chain, HR - it's good for management.
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    From a technology perspective, this is an old solution making it harder to integrate and maintain. Ideally, they should be offering a cloud-based alternative.
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    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 »
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    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 »
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    While the solution contemplates a competitively priced model, its pricing could be cheaper.
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    Also Known As
    Infor Lawson M3, Lawson M3
    SAP S/4HANA
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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.

    SAP S/4HANA stands for SAP Suite 4 HANA. It is a next-generation integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is designed for businesses of all sizes, in all industries, that require deep and broad functionality combined with a high degree of flexibility. SAP S/4HANA was launched in 2015 and been adopted by more than 3,200 customers over a period of sixteen months. SAP S/4HANA is materially different from anything SAP has done before and represents the company’s biggest innovation since SAP R/3.

    SAP S/4HANA is intended to provide a digital core for an organization. It is fully architected for the most advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and is designed on the most modern design principles with the SAP Fiori user experience to create a personalized and simple feel on users’ device of choice (tablet, laptop, mobile). SAP S/4HANA aims to simplify an organizations’ system landscape and reduce total cost of ownership by shrinking the data footprint while at the same time improving productivity levels in the form of higher throughput. S/4HANA can be deployed either on premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid combination for quick time-to-value. Timelines for cloud deployments average around six months.

    SAP S/4HANA is designed to drive business innovation by connecting people, devices, and business networks in real time to support the development of new business models. It will also help accelerate the adoption of, and connection to, the Internet of Things and Big Data. SAP S/4HANA can analyze big data at unprecedented speed allowing users to access real-time information from anywhere, any way they’d like and thus help managers make truly insightful decisions. The simplified data model allows customers to reimagine their IT, helping to drive lower costs and deliver IT efficiency. This, coupled with the SAP S/4HANA prediction and simulation capabilities allow it to anticipate the impact of business outcomes. By doing all the above, SAP S/4HANA aims to provide ultimate sophistication in the simplest possible manner.

    To learn more about SAP S/4HANA, visit http://go.sap.com/product/enterprise-management/s4hana-erp.html

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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
    Nestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Government4%
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    Manufacturing Company18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Construction Company12%
    Pharma/Biotech Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Infor M3 is ranked 16th in ERP with 2 reviews while SAP S4HANA is ranked 2nd in ERP with 34 reviews. Infor M3 is rated 7.0, while SAP S4HANA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Infor M3 writes "Helps to keep things in order, and they have good technical support that is responsive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S4HANA writes "Complicated and robust, this suite delivers a total solution with rigorous and exhaustive planning ". Infor M3 is most compared with SAP ERP, Infor LN, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Microsoft Dynamics AX, whereas SAP S4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, NetSuite ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite and Anaplan. See our Infor M3 vs. SAP S4HANA report.

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