Infor M3

Infor M3
Formerly Lawson Intentia

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Infor M3

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What is Infor M3?

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...
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Recent Reviews

Infor M3 Review

1 out of 10
December 09, 2019
Lawson is used across all of accounting and finance to aid in the closing and consolidation of our books each month. It is also used to …
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Popular Features

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  • Standard reports (5)
    9.0
    90%
  • Custom reports (5)
    9.0
    90%

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What is Infor M3?

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,…

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Product Demos

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Features Scorecard

Payroll Management

8.8
88%

Customization

8.0
80%

Security

8.0
80%

Reporting & Analytics

9.0
90%

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.1
81%

Inventory Management

8.5
85%

Order Management

8.1
81%

Subledger and Financial Process

7.9
79%

Project Financial Management

8.4
84%

Project Execution Management

8.3
83%

Grants Management

8.3
83%

Procurement

8.5
85%

Risk Management

8.4
84%

Logistics

8.4
84%

Manufacturing

8.2
82%

Supply Chain

8.5
85%

Product Lifecycle Management

8.3
83%
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Product Details

What is Infor M3?

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 Infor (2011).

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Infor M3 Technical Details

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Infor (2011).

Reviewers rate Pay calculation and Benefit plan administration and Direct deposit files highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of Infor M3 are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Hospital & Health Care industry.
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Reviews and Ratings

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Ratings

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December 09, 2021

Infor M3 Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Infor (M3) was used in a previous establishment where I was a couple [of] years ago and we used it to manage the needs of manufacturers, distributors, and equipment dealers. The business management of this software implemented was accounting, budgeting, and reporting for both internal and external operations. Now during the time, it was used, we didn't experience any technical situations.
  • Its easy to use[.]
  • No need for customization required[.]
  • Vast majority of support[.]
  • Its not easy to customize if you have that need.
Since it also allows us to expand the functionality without the Modifications, the necessity to exchange the code is mostly not needed. Despite this, sometimes we are not provided with alternatives. So it is highly appreciated that this option still [exists] though. The M3 Products are mostly very intuitive once you start using them more frequently.
The overall support of Inform M3 is simply the best! There isn't a single flaw that I can detect or think of about this software! I can't possibly express the greatness of the availability and all of the possibilities achieved. The ease of use and a lot of functionalities such as flexibility [allows in] configuration to add new functionalities fast.
February 13, 2020

Good for use at work.

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our whole organization uses Infor M3 (formerly Lawson Intentia). We use it to view paychecks, W-2, print, get contact information for benefits staff, payroll staff, etc.
  • It can be accessed from home.
  • We can view paychecks.
  • It can take too long to log in from home.
  • I cannot print paychecks / W-2 from outside work.
  • It is excellent when you are at work.
  • If not at work - you can only view. I cannot access it from the phone.
December 09, 2019

Infor M3 Review

Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Lawson is used across all of accounting and finance to aid in the closing and consolidation of our books each month. It is also used to book all entries and maintain the general ledger across all company entities. It addresses the problem of rolling forward certain balance sheet and income statement balances.
  • Web-based and rarely crashes.
  • Capable of producing a lot of different report styles.
  • Facilitates information sharing across different departments.
  • 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.
Lawson is utterly terrible for the money. It does not integrate well with other systems such as Treasury Management clients or tax software. It is extremely difficult to generate flexible reports and analysts are constantly spending time turning reports produced from pdfs into spreadsheets and vice versa. Overall, you're better off paying for an Oracle ERP or some other product.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Lawson is used as an ERP for Financial Accounting for a large part of the product verticals (except Manufacturing Plants where MFG PRO is used).

It meets the Financial Accounting requirements of our organization with a lower cost of ownership. The application has been largely customized to suit our requirements. The reporting capabilities are met by taking the data to a separate Data Warehouse and reports are built on top of it with a near real-time feed from ERP.
  • Fixed asset accounting.
  • Activity-based accounting.
  • Fiscal ledger and management ledger reporting.
  • Shared cost allocations.
  • Reporting capabilities with mobility options.
  • Flexibility to multiple hierarchical reporting.
Lawson, as a Financial Accounting System, meets the expectations with a lower cost of ownership. The license cost, implementation cost, and sustaining efforts are much lower compared with other major players and it can be well suited for small, medium and large companies.

Infor is not substantially investing in upgrading Lawson to meet the next generation reporting needs including automation, mobility, and integration to consolidation.
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.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Lawson for our ERP, supporting HR, GL, PO, and Payroll. Primary users are Accounting and Human Resources.
  • 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.
  • Features. Would love to see better delivery of new regulatory reporting, for example the 1095C for benefits.
  • I haven't seen many advancements in the core product in quite awhile. Would like to see a refreshed look.
  • Like all software vendors, there is a current push to go cloud-based, which I find nauseating. This is not unique to Lawson... but neither are they exempt from it.
For a mid-sized company, it is a decent choice. Other ERP vendors will give you a better employee self-service portal. I'm assuming Lawson's price point is lower than those, however.
September 12, 2016

Running with Lawson

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Lawson is the ERP that the entire company uses. It is used by finance, operations and HR.
  • Reporting
  • Financial statements
  • Operational metrics
  • Faster reporting
  • More menu options
  • Dynamic reporting
Lawson is food for use with service operations.
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