Leading ERP software for growing manufacturers

Why choose M1 for your manufacturing business?

Manufacturing companies struggle to operate efficiently when data is scattered across the organisation and critical processes are disconnected. M1 is ERP software for manufacturers, enabling you to tie your business operations together in one system with centralised data.

 
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Core M1 System

No matter what your size, we’ve got a business management solution to scale with your operational needs and budget today, and to grow with your business tomorrow. ECi has made this degree of scalability possible with a comprehensive modular system built around the "core" M1 Production Module. Each module is focused on a different aspect of a typical manufacturing operation.

  • Sales

  • Engineering

  • Inventory

  • Purchasing

  • Production

  • Quality Assurance

  • Shipping

  • Accounting

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Sales

Empower your team with quick access to real-time data and the tools you need to support business growth, departmental integration, communication and traceability.

  • Lead management features help grow your clientele while call management features improve your communication, and service.
  • Workflow management tools improve your on-time delivery performance by managing the progress of your sales orders from instantaneous booking through to completion.
  • Multiple order management capabilities improve your production planning efficiency by working on multiple sales orders simultaneously.
  • Order management enables orders to combine pull-from-stock and make-to-order quantities.
  • Order explorer tracks all details and transactions relating to a specific order, including jobs, shipments, and invoices.
  • Order activity graphing enables sales leaders to analyse sales performance over any time interval by a variety of metrics

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Inventory

Manage individual stocking locations and multiple part-number cross-references, accessing the parts file whenever you enter a quote, order, or job.

  • Modular ERP software streamlines the way you work, providing tools to help you evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts and determine appropriate pricing.
  • Inventory management features and real-time data ensure you always have the right products, at the right prices, in the right places at the right times.
  • Complete visibility into every aspect of purchasing and inventory and real-time, accurate data to inform decision-making.
  • Document management links external documents to your purchase orders for managing the current job and for future reference.
  • Purchase Planner generates suggestions based on the filters you select including supplier, part, job, and date or inventory class.
  • Purchase management functions enable you to create purchase orders and track supplier performance.

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Purchasing

Identify precisely what to buy, how much to buy, and when to buy from each supplier, in real-time environments.

  • Modular ERP software streamlines the way you work, providing tools to help you evaluate suppliers, negotiate contracts and determine appropriate pricing.
  • Inventory management features and real-time data ensure you always have the right products, at the right prices, in the right places at the right times.
  • Complete visibility into every aspect of purchasing and inventory and real-time, accurate data to inform decision-making.
  • Document management links external documents to your purchase orders for managing the current job and for future reference.
  • Purchase Planner generates suggestions based on the filters you select including supplier, part, job, and date or inventory class.
  • Purchase management functions enable you to create purchase orders and track supplier performance.

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Production

Deliver high levels of scheduling accuracy and efficiency that improve your employee and customer satisfaction.

  • Job management features control production by specifying assemblies, operations and materials required, and monitoring progress through completion.
  • Cross-module integration assigns actual costs to jobs as they occur, enabling detailed estimate-to-actual comparisons.
  • Job wizard simplifies scanning inventory and sales orders and makes recommendations for job creation to satisfy either load or minimum stock levels.
  • Shop load explorer and shop load report, along with production calendars, provide complete organizational management tools to assure on-time delivery.
  • Keep track of employee’s labor and payroll hours using a data collection application or mobile devices.

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Accounting

Integrate your finances, including AP/AR, payroll and credit card processing, while reducing inventory and boosting cash flow.

  • Complete integration of all business functions enables you to oversee all transactions through the general ledger.
  • Modular design integrates shipping and receipts with financial modules, which enables easily generated invoices.
  • Forecast all your finances by using various reports including the Projected Cash Flow Report and Accounts Receivable Performance Report.
  • Automate recurring Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Journal Entries using our Financial Scheduling Tools.
  • Use M1’s time card management and commissions report to facilitate payroll sessions and export the direct deposit file to your bank.
  • Modular design integrates shipping with financials, which lets you easily generate invoices.

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Shipping

Process shipments with maximum efficiency, using software that integrates every step in the process, helping you deliver on time, every time.

  • Shipping management enables you to process customer shipments by pulling the shipping data from make-to-order jobs or sales orders.
  • Update jobs and sales order backlog automatically when shipping orders are created.
  • Generate labels and packing slips automatically when you process customer shipments.
  • Expedite shipments with M1’s carrier integrations, which enables you to get rates and generate labels seamlessly.

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Engineering

Eliminate guesswork and custom-configured products to exact specification by using powerful template tools.

  • Part entry and shop floor entry deliver accurate job costing, real-time prioritising, and job status updates.
  • CAD functionality enables you to design products and integrate relevant information across modules to expedite orders to delivery.
  • Access to all related data from job and labor costing to scheduling and capacity utilisation, help you manage costs and improve workflow.
  • Product configurator enables you to design anything from a single-level bill of materials to complex multi-level products, with easy-to-use design entry screens.

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Quality Assurance

Tie together all your quality and warranty functions to exceed customer expectations and provide excellent service.

  • Quality management features govern inspection regimes, which can be custom configured to your company’s requirements.
  • Inspection management lets you perform inspections on purchase orders, incoming goods, and jobs in process.
  • Inspection Queue automates your requirements for inspection, including subsequent inspection records.
  • Modular design incorporates discrepant material run (DMR) and return materials authorisation (RMA) management within the workflow, which can operate together or stand alone.
  • Non-conformance features record these events to manage, control, and analyse discrepancies, rework, and scrap.
  • Warranty management activates warranty/service contracts associated with parts or customers and allows you to determine coverage for claims quickly.

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