About M1 ERP

M1 by ECi Software Solutions is a modular, cloud-based manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for job shops, make-to-order manufacturers, and custom & mixed mode manufacturers. The system is designed to manage multiple business areas including production, engineering, scheduling, inventory, shipping, and more. M1 is now also compliant with ITAR, and has an ITAR-compliant cloud platform for manufacturers who need to maintain regulatory compliance.

With M1, data can be coordinated and shared across different business functions. Real-time data enables proactive management of the shop floor, and conformance can be maintained throughout the production process with the quality assurance (QA) module. The engineering module allows users to configure jobs to customers’ exact needs, while the shipping solution provides tools for tracking orders in and out to ensure on-time delivery.

M1 is particularly suited for job shops, metal fabrication, and industrial machinery manufacturing, and serves a range of industries including aerospace, automotive, medical devices, electronics, high tech manufacturing, rubber and plastic products, wood and wood products, and others.

Pricing starting from:

US$5,000.00

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of M1 ERP

• M1’s production module allows users to manage jobs, specify required assemblies and materials, track employee labor hours, and monitor production progress.

• The inventory and purchasing modules enable the evaluation of suppliers and negotiation of contracts, linking of documents to purchase orders, and automatic recommendations through the Purchasing Planner based on selected filters such as supplier, part, and job.

• Built-in accounting tools include forecasting through accounts receivable performance and projected cash flow reports, financial scheduling for automation of recurring accounts receivable, accounts payable, and journal entries, time card management, commissions reporting, invoice generation, and more.

• Shipping can be managed through M1’s integrations with FedEx and UPS, packing slip and shipping label printing, and automated updates of jobs and sales order backlog upon creation of shipping orders.

• The quality assurance module allows users to configure inspection regimes to match their company’s requirements.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$5,000.00

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of M1 ERP: 161

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounting Software
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Billing
  • BOM Creation
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Built-in Accounting
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Campaign Management Software
  • Capacity Planning Software
  • Change Management Software
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management Software
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Tracking
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Design Management
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • ERP
  • Email Management Software
  • Email Marketing Software
  • Email Templates
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management Software
  • Financial Reporting Software
  • Fixed Asset Management Software
  • For Metal Fabrication
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • General Ledger
  • HR Management
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inspection Management
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control Software
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Inventory Optimization Software
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing Software
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Label Printing
  • Labor Cost Reporting
  • Lead Capture Software
  • Lead Generation Software
  • Lead Management Software
  • Lead Qualification
  • Maintenance Management Software
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management Software
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management Software
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Payroll Management
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Predictive Analytics Software
  • Price/Margin Management
  • Prioritization
  • Product Identification
  • Production Cost Tracking
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling Software
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management Software
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management Software
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Forecasting Software
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Scheduling Software
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Supplier Quality Control
  • Supply Chain Management Software
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Scheduling
  • Tax Management Software
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Timesheet Management
  • Traceability
  • Transaction History
  • Transportation Management Software
  • User Management
  • Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Warehouse Management Software
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management Software
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5
(100)
Value for Money
3.7/5
Features
3.8/5
Ease of Use
3.7/5
Customer Support Software
4.0/5

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Todd
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Lifesaver

Reviewed on 2018-03-14

For us it was really the staff that made us feel at ease with out decision, from the salesperson to...

For us it was really the staff that made us feel at ease with out decision, from the salesperson to our implementer to the folks in support. They have really come through for us over the time we have used M1.

Pros

M1 has helped us track serial and lot numbers effectively and allowed us to streamline many processes across the company. Have used it for five years now, we rely on the data it generates to run our business in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. Our implementer took the time to learn our business and made suggestions on how the software could assist us in areas we had not even considered. We definitely choose the right software!

Aron
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  • Industry: Aviation & Aerospace
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

E2 Manufacturing Review

Reviewed on 2019-05-14

Crescent has had a great experience with E2. I feel like we are uncovering new functionality almost...

Crescent has had a great experience with E2. I feel like we are uncovering new functionality almost every day. The whiteboard and scheduling module has helped us greatly.

Pros

E2 is a huge step forward from where we were as an organization. The powerful features and endless options make the possibilities for this software seem endless. If you want to perform a particular function odds are E2 has a way to do it.

Cons

E2 was such a drastic shift from where we came from that eployees took a long time to adjust, Those that are willing to experiment with the software and its capabilities have had a much easier transition than those who are not.

Ryan
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  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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Over thought and over engineered nightmare

Reviewed on 2018-04-27

Pros

Customer support is good. You can always get someone on the phone. They do work with you to try and get things figured out. Although you may be on the phone a long time, so plan accordingly.

Cons

Everything pretty much. It's the least user friendly software we've encountered. It's not a visible system, everything is buried deep within. It takes many different clicks and screens to see what is needed to see. Doing any retail type business with different price levels is very troublesome. Information that should be simple to look up in near impossible. This system also puts your parts from a PO in the order they want to, not how you entered them. you can't customize any reports without paying or going through a bunch of trouble. We have stumped our techs several times with simple issues that can't seem to be resolved. You can't just hit print on any screen, you have to "generate a report" Creating parts in the system is cumbersome as well. You have to close one window to open another when creating the part, you can't check from one part to another to compare. There's several errors that pop up. The cost of this software was far too high for how much time it added to our work day and work load. We also had to upgrade our main server and some computers to accommodate this software. All in all, this system is not a simple system.

Joseph
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

E2 Review

Reviewed on 2018-12-18

It has been a mixed bag over the years, but the people are the best!!!!!!

It has been a mixed bag over the years, but the people are the best!!!!!!

Pros

This software is very versatile and covers everything from quoting through shipping. The accounting module keeps everything in one interface so there aren't any integration issues.

Cons

The quoting module uses estimate codes that you can not see all at the same time. Reconciliation of accounts only works on a calendar month basis. Credit cards require jumping through some hoops!

Kody
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Software

Reviewed on 2018-01-23

Pros

We have been using this software for 10 years and I don't know how we ever survived without it.
Product Configurators really helped us streamline our estimating and planning processes.

Cons

We have tuned M1 to a point where we have very little issues. It took some time to really figure it out but we realized that the core system didn't really need a lot of the customizations that we thought it did.
I'm not good at cons...

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M1 ERP FAQs

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M1 ERP offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$5,000.00
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Contact ECi Software Solutions for pricing information.

M1 ERP has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000

M1 ERP supports the following languages:

English

M1 ERP supports the following devices:

M1 ERP integrates with the following applications:

Alora, Avalara, Paperless Parts, QuickBooks

M1 ERP offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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