Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acumatica
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Acumatica delivers a set of cloud-based business software applications with dashboards, reporting tools, integrated document management, centralized security, and customization tools.
$1,000
per year
Infor M3
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
Infor M3 is designed for medium to large global manufacturers, distributors, and after-sales service providers—delivering flexibility to manage mixed-mode and complex value chains. M3 is designed with industry-specific functionality and flexible deployment options, and presents a multi-company, multi-country, and multi-site enterprise resource planning (ERP) cloud solution platform. M3 was originally developed by Intentia, which merged with Lawson (2005), and which in turn was acquired by…N/A
Pricing
AcumaticaInfor M3
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcumaticaInfor M3
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is always consumption-based with no five-year lock-ins or termination penalties. The Acumatica ERP pricing structure allows adding casual users, suppliers, and customers without paying for additional licenses. The cost is based on the features and resources utilized, not on the number of users who access the system. An Acumatica partner works with users to understand specific requirements, determine the proper resources and modules for the company, and presents a price for the license.
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Features
AcumaticaInfor M3
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
58 Ratings
18% above category average
Infor M3
8.6
4 Ratings
19% above category average
Pay calculation7.850 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.135 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.747 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
164 Ratings
15% above category average
Infor M3
8.0
4 Ratings
10% above category average
API for custom integration8.5152 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Plug-ins8.4148 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.6
203 Ratings
7% above category average
Infor M3
8.0
4 Ratings
0% above category average
Single sign-on capability8.8164 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.4200 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
209 Ratings
17% above category average
Infor M3
8.7
6 Ratings
22% above category average
Dashboards8.5197 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Standard reports8.0206 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Custom reports8.4201 Ratings9.06 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
432 Ratings
15% above category average
Infor M3
8.4
6 Ratings
10% above category average
Accounts payable8.7421 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.6329 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.1115 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers8.5166 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.6315 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.5191 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.6206 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
262 Ratings
9% above category average
Infor M3
8.8
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Inventory tracking8.3258 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.6109 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Location management8.6141 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
270 Ratings
13% above category average
Infor M3
8.6
2 Ratings
11% above category average
Pricing8.2236 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Order entry8.7242 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Credit card processing8.5165 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.2226 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.0108 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
301 Ratings
18% above category average
Infor M3
8.1
4 Ratings
9% above category average
Billing Management8.6171 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.6278 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.7124 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.7128 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Period Close8.7182 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
9.9
4 Ratings
26% above category average
Infor M3
8.4
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting9.64 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Project Costing9.93 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Cost Capture9.93 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Capital Project Management10.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition9.93 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.1
90 Ratings
18% above category average
Infor M3
8.3
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling8.183 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers8.480 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality8.168 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools8.044 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.2
32 Ratings
10% above category average
Infor M3
8.3
2 Ratings
11% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management8.632 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.7
170 Ratings
11% above category average
Infor M3
8.4
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.448 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Contract Authoring8.731 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated8.1140 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Supplier Management8.173 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
49 Ratings
30% above category average
Infor M3
8.7
2 Ratings
30% above category average
Risk Repository8.637 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Control Management8.741 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments8.738 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Issue Detection8.740 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Remediation and Certification8.633 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
69 Ratings
26% above category average
Infor M3
8.3
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization7.250 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management7.947 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management7.339 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Fulfillment Management8.255 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management7.751 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.9
77 Ratings
19% above category average
Infor M3
8.7
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Production Process Design7.963 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Production Management8.170 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Configuration Management8.365 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Work Execution8.556 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.967 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
89 Ratings
17% above category average
Infor M3
9.0
2 Ratings
25% above category average
Forecasting7.577 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.882 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance Monitoring7.873 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
50 Ratings
20% above category average
Infor M3
7.9
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Proposal Management8.741 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Product Master Data Management8.348 Ratings7.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcumaticaInfor M3
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(479 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(26 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(19 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.7
(14 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.9
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcumaticaInfor M3
Likelihood to Recommend
Acumatica
I'm so new to it. I mean it has a lot of capabilities. So I'm used to working with Infor products, so I'm used to large ERP systems and I haven't seen anything that makes me question Acumatica. It seems like I can customize anything and have the system to do what I need. So I mean that's one advantage point why we selected Acumatica is because it can be tailored to our business and to what we need and the way we want to do it
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Infor
Manufacturing: Infor M3 is designed specifically for manufacturers and provides robust production planning and supply chain management features. The software can help optimize production processes, improve inventory management, and automate purchasing and order fulfillment.Distribution: Infor M3 offers advanced supply chain management capabilities, including inventory management and order tracking, making it an ideal solution for distribution companies.Large Organizations: Infor M3 is a scalable solution that can accommodate the needs of large organizations with complex supply chain and production requirements. The software's modular design allows organizations to customize their implementation to their specific needs.Global Operations: Infor M3 provides multi-language and multi-currency support, making it a suitable solution for organizations with global operations.
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Pros
Acumatica
  • Streamlines our processes and simplifies our systems. Previously, we had to manage two software systems to handle an order and get it out the door with proper shipping documentation. Now, we were able to deploy the shipping document creation inline with the sales order process and streamline our process. This allows us to save about $3K a year just on time savings alone (in creating shipping documentation). This was a nice win for us for this project.
  • Financial Reporting is simplified and flexible for our needs. We are estimating a time savings of around $14.5K per year in time spent creating reports through manual manipulation. The reporting capabilities are much more flexible and allow for greater visibility than our previous ERP.
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Infor
  • Very stable product. Some of its weaknesses are also its strengths. The lack of web services seems to actually increase stability.
  • No software vendor in this space is perfect. Lawson does perform as advertised.
  • Again, a weakness of this (limited functionality) is a hidden strength as well. In software there is a complexity/feature tradeoff. Where Lawson lacks in features, it does give you a more simple setup for your organization.
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Cons
Acumatica
  • Manufacturing suite. You have all the time. So for the Manufacturing edition, you're able to have negative issues that are unlimited and are not balanced into a job that needs to be improved. The mobile app itself for warehouse picking and management sets the default item to one. This is not how most warehouses that I've ever worked at operate. Bomb hierarchy and respectful of child elements. These are nitty gritty elements, but these are kind of down-and-dirty items that need to improve. But overall it's pretty good.
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Infor
  • Not intuitive at all, difficult to learn.
  • System is archaic, seems to be largely unchanged since the early 2000's.
  • Reports are all in PDF form, which for financial reporting purposes is tedious to turn back into Excel sheets.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acumatica
We aren’t going to switch at this point! It’s a great system and we are looking forward to realizing the full potential of the system once we can find a VAR who has a bench that can support us.
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Infor
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Usability
Acumatica
Most "things" are intuitive which makes the software nice. A few other "things" make no sense and come from a programmers mind, not a users experience.
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Infor
This is a highly configurable product. Where all available support provided by [Information] is very good and exceeds our expectations! The investment in this product by Infor continues to be significant and is showing results! Infor is going a long way and is here to stay! No doubt about that!
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Performance
Acumatica
there have been some performance issues
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Infor
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Support Rating
Acumatica
We used Acumatica Support directly for the first year or so. Overall it's pretty good, but sometimes the support staff wasn't educated on the customizations we had, nor was I as the Customer as I couldn't remember which things were customized and which things were out of the box, so when there was an error, there were some misunderstandings.
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Infor
The support is satisfactory, given the large user base of the product. We had no issues to meet our reporting deadlines with Lawson. The organizational support team internally are well trained and hence only on exceptional basis issues are escalated to Lawson support team. We had no negative experience so far with the support of Lawson.
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Implementation Rating
Acumatica
I'd say the partner selection is critically important. I think the software is very easy to implement. It's very customizable to your business. Finding a partner that will work with you to understand your business and your needs is the critical piece to make sure that the system goes along with it.
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Infor
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Alternatives Considered
Acumatica
Well, we decided to go with Acumatica and I believe it was a really good decision. The VAR was a big part of that as well because of their insights and knowledge, but I just felt Acumatica was the right fit for us in size and it had the capabilities we needed, but it also wasn't overkill.
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Infor
Lawson is comparable to the other ERP's I have used. Similar functionality and interface. Usability is comparable.
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Return on Investment
Acumatica
  • Definitely positive because we're able to give data to the end users much quicker. Were they able to make more accurate and timely financial decisions and kind of know where they're at, and how much money do I have left to spend for the month? Things like that. And our CFO is able to utilize the data more quickly.
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Infor
  • I wish Infor M3 (formerly Lawson Intentia) were more detailed. But, this actually may be a weakness of my employer and not Infor M3 (formerly Lawson Intentia).
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ScreenShots

Acumatica Screenshots

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