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Business Software Solutions

Powerful, all-in-one business software that provides real-time operational visibility and drives business growth.

Integrate your key business operations.

Specifically built for small and medium-sized discrete manufacturers, M1® software brings critical business processes together within a single, robust manufacturing ERP system. From quoting to shipping and everything in between, M1 offers real-time visibility into every facet of the business and helps streamline processes to reduce costs and boost profitability.

M1 Features

Effortlessly Maximize Production Efficiency

Real-Time Operational Visibility

M1 lets you easily share job information with your shop floor team to manage production efficiently and monitor progress in real-time.

Keep jobs on schedule with insights into capacity, inventory, and equipment downtime.

Track labor and resource consumption, quickly compare estimate-to-actual costs of jobs and analyze profitability by job or customer.

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Make Better Purchasing Decisions

Lower Costs, Reduce Risk and Improve Quality

M1’s robust purchasing features provide real-time insights to help you make informed decisions on what, when, and how much to purchase from each supplier.

Purchase materials directly to the job or stock to streamline production. Create backorders automatically and track all outstanding orders with the Open PO report.

Accurately report the value of goods received with M1’s efficient management of PO receipts for individual, partial, or multiple deliveries.

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Realize Higher Profits

Manage Finances in One Integrated System

M1 ERP integrates finances, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, fixed assets register, and credit card processing into one secure system.

The M1 General Ledger module helps manage and report financial activities. Capture and post transactions related to production, shipping, receiving, receivables, and payables.

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Stock the Right Inventory

Optimize Your Inventory to Improve the Bottom Line

M1’s comprehensive inventory management features integrate all business data in real-time, accurately accounting for inventory data across business functions.

Tie work orders and bills to existing materials with features that include materials tracking, inventory monitoring, and automatic reordering.

With M1 ERP, you can achieve an optimal balance of inventory levels to meet market demand while minimizing tied-up capital.

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Less Waste and Higher Customer Satisfaction

Maintain Conformance and Improve Efficiency

Lapses in product quality control can destroy your reputation and negatively impact your bottom line.

Custom-configure any quality management features to comply with your company’s quality compliance needs.

Automate and customize your requirements for inspection, analyze quality data and trends, and review improvements.

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Simplify and Streamline Your Sales Process

Empower Your Sales Teams and Delight Your Customers

M1 will empower your team with quick access to real-time data and the tools they need to support business growth, departmental integration, communication, and traceability.

Delight your customers with on-time order delivery and superior customer service.

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Product Configurator

Effortlessly Configure Products

Create Value for Customers

With M1’s Product Configurator, you can effortlessly configure products to the exact needs of your customers.

Our Product Configurator is easy to use and lets you design anything from a simple, single-level bill of materials (BOM) to complex multilevel products.

Easily create and configure complex dimensional parts from Quoting, Order Entry, Job Entry, and Lead Entry.

Learn more about how you can easily configure parts.

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Business Activity Monitoring

Your Personal Business Assistant

Stay in Control with Intelligent Alerts

KnowledgeSync™ Alerts & Automation is a business activity monitoring solution that combines business intelligence, alerts, and workflow to keep you on top of your business.

I was floored by what KnowledgeSync could do. It has improved receipt turn-around time and has saved Toyo $10-12,000 a month.Dave, IT Manager at ToyoInk.

KnowledgeSync empowers your business to become more customer-centric.

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Manage Your Shipping with Confidence

Ship On Time, Every Time

Automate and streamline shipping processes and ship on time, every time. Deliver complete visibility into your shipping processes with insightful performance analysis tools. M1 ERP seamlessly integrates with several global shippers.

Ship different types of products from inventory, work orders, and purchase orders. The shipping analytics tools let you monitor on-time delivery performance and use the results as a metric for continuous improvement.

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Cloud Based

Simple, Secure, Saves Money.

Protect Your Business

We give you confidence that your business is protected with our enterprise-grade compliance, security, back up, and support.

Investing in the M1 cloud-based environment will help you lower IT costs and overall operational expenses, letting you reinvest the money back into the business.

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Focused For Your Industry
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Electronics Manufacturers
  • High Technology Manufacturers
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Job Shops
  • Medical Manufacturing
  • Metal Fabricators
  • Oil & Gas Part Manufacturers
  • Plastics & Rubber Part Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor Shops
  • Ship Building & Marine Manufacturers
  • Stone & Concrete Producers
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CEO/Business Owner/GM


CEO/Business Owner/GM

With M1, I am in control of my business.

M1 makes my business more efficient because it integrates critical business processes into one streamlined system. I have real-time visibility and insight to make informed business decisions quickly, manage costs proactively, and run my business profitably.

M1 empowers me to stay on top of my business operations effortlessly, including scheduling, production, sales, and shipping activities.

It gives me comprehensive financial management tools to help me manage the present and plan for the future.

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The GM's perspective: Luke Crosthwaith, Shamic Sheetmetal

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Production & Operations Manager


Production & Operations Manager

M1 automates and streamlines our production processes.

With M1, I can easily share job information with my shop floor team to manage production efficiently and monitor progress in real-time.

It’s easy to keep jobs on schedule with insights into capacity, inventory, and equipment downtime. If a customer requests an earlier delivery date, I can easily re-arrange the production schedule using drag and drop capabilities to meet the customer’s request.

Analyzing profitability by job or by a customer is easy because I can track labor and resource consumption and able to compare estimate-to-actual costs of jobs throughout the production process.

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The Director of Operations' perspective: Kody Flowers, May Group

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Purchasing & Inventory Manager


Purchasing & Inventory Manager

With M1, I make smarter purchasing decisions.

As a purchasing manager, I can’t imagine running our business without M1’s purchasing and inventory features. M1’s purchasing capabilities provide real-time insights into various business data to help me make informed decisions on what, when, and how much to purchase from each supplier.

With M1’s Purchasing Planner, I can generate purchasing suggestions based on a supplier, part, job date, or inventory class and create purchase orders automatically, saving a lot of time in the process.

M1 lets me manage dimensional inventory, individual stocking locations, and multiple part number cross-references. These are great features for us because we manage inventory in multiple warehouses.

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The Engineering Director's Perspective: Mark Walters, Williams RDM

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COO/CFO/Financial Manager


COO/CFO/Financial Manager

We trust our business data with M1.

Before M1, we didn’t know what was happening throughout all functional areas of our business. Our systems didn’t talk to each other; we used spreadsheets to manage data and had a lot of data errors because all entries were manual.

With M1, most of our business processes, such as planning, production, purchasing, are now integrated, which gives us an accurate picture of our business at any given time.

We have full visibility into all production, from the time the product is purchased to the time it is shipped to the customer.

We also trust our business data because we drastically reduced manual data entries. Our business reports take minutes to generate, instead of hours in the past.

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The President & COO's Perspective: Dale Ball, Ace Metal Crafts

For over 20 years, M1 software has been empowering manufacturers worldwide to manage operations efficiently and profitably, and grow their businesses.

Read the M1 story.

In 1992, Bowen and Groves was founded by Geoff Groves, a manufacturing and engineering expert who decided to design a software program that allowed users to be more efficient and productive while being empowered with a uniquely flexible ERP that could easily be adapted to any environment. Launching in 2000, M1 has been satisfying the unique needs of manufacturers and continues to be an engine of growth for manufacturing businesses worldwide. Acquired by ECI Software Solutions in 2009, M1 ERP is the benchmark in excellence for manufacturing facilities around the world. We’re here for the long haul so that you can be too.

We Offer Innovative Solutions
We specialize in developing innovative solutions to help you succeed in competitive industries and against Big Box enterprises. Our solutions are tested for both qualities but to make sure they are easy to use. Our customers are actively involved in the evolution of our products, which ensures they are industry-specific and relate to real businesses just like yours. Continual enhancement means that the software evolves along with your business. New features are regularly provided to all current customers through periodic version releases at no additional cost to you.

We Focus On Your Growth
Our representatives are focused on helping your business grow and work closely with you to ensure you have the tools you need. All of our products and third-party offerings are carefully chosen to help improve efficiency and save money, enabling you to focus on customer service, expansion, and competition.

We Provide Top Tier Support

Our Support Team truly cares about our customers and wants to help them succeed. Every team member has experience in the industry he or she serves, which means that every time you call, you get support built on true industry expertise. Our Support technicians are also cross-trained in both software and hardware to help resolve issues quickly without being handed off to several technicians.

We Train You For Success
When you go live with an ECI product, training doesn’t come to a halt. A dedicated account representative always available by phone is assigned to you. Additionally, we provide a variety of training options to fit your specific needs, from free webinars to on-site assessments to our users’ meeting, Connect Conference.

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Accelerate your business growth with M1 ERP add-ons and integrations.

Further streamline business efficiency, create data consistency, avoid redundant tasks, and reduce overall costs.

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Product & Supply Chain

Enhance part and product performance

Product & Supply Chain

Mobile Production
Enable higher productivity with the M1 Mobile add-on application. Free your shop floor employees from work terminals empowering them to manage their work from any mobile device anywhere on the shop floor. Stay informed with easy access to job status, job management, and timecards, all in real-time. Easily monitor inventory counts, and have visibility into pick lists, bin transfers, and material issues. Enable remote employees to clock in and out for the day and record their time on jobs.

Advanced Inventory Management
Reduce costs, save time, and increase sales with the Advanced Inventory Management add-on application that integrates with M1’s inventory management functions. Easily manage dimensional inventory, individual stocking locations, and multiple part number cross-references for your multi-location business.

Advanced Bill of Materials (ABOM)
Eliminate costly production mistakes and improve accuracy with the Advanced Bill of Materials add-on application that seamlessly integrates with M1 ERP. Easily manage complex multi-level assemblies to lower costs with automatic material costs roll-up. Efficiently handle revision control, add serial number, and lot number tracking for better inventory management.

Inventory Valuation
If you lack the visibility to identify your most profitable or lowest yielding customers or the products that you should discontinue, the Invoice Cost of Goods Report displays your costs without having you to look at the balance sheet or income statement. You’re able to quickly determine which areas of the business you can improve, or if you should stop selling certain products to certain customers. It shows you your costs in real-time, the products you should consider discontinuing and the orders you should try to avoid, not to mention your best customers and lowest yielding customers.

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Sales & Process Management

Improve Productivity and Close Deals Faster

Sales & Process Management

Call and Lead Management
Improve communication, optimize sales process, boost win rates, and grow your revenue with the Call and Lead Management add-on application that enhances M1’ CRM. Effectively communicate with your prospects and customers and close bigger deals faster.

Project Management
Easily track the progress of any project with M1’s Project Management add-on application. The tool allows you to tie quotes, orders, jobs, purchases, and invoices to a specific project and easily track it. View pie charts, bar graphs, trend viewers and calendars associated with your projects, and drill down into all project-related transactions. Keep track of project stages and compare your estimated costs to the actual costs the project progresses.

Save time and increase the accuracy of your quotes with M1’s Calculators add-application. Automatically calculate cut, punch, or run times, including material usage, positions, or rotations and eliminate your dependency on manual calculation in a spreadsheet.

Manage your foreign currency transactions more efficiently with the M1 Multi-Currency add-on application. Multi-Currency simplifies your buying and selling functions when using foreign currencies. Exchange rates between your home currency and the foreign currency are easily managed using effective dates to ensures you recognize exchange rate gains and losses accurately over time as rates change. The functionality is built-into the AR and AP invoices.

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Operational Efficiency

Track documents and employees

Operational Efficiency

Document Management
Eliminate guesswork and save time searching for your business’s documents. The Document Management add-on application keeps your business’s documents neatly organised in a central location and accessible to all users at any time. Easily link to documents in M1 records, including part revisions, part assemblies, and part operations.

Shop Floor Entry
Struggling to keep track of employees’ activities on the shop floor? The Shop Floor Entry add-on application seamlessly integrates with M1 ERP allowing production employees to record time, tasks, and data using a variety of input methods. Keeping you informed of employees’ productivity and job status in real-time.

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Business Activity Monitoring

Your personal business assistant

Business Activity Monitoring

Become a more proactive and customer-centric business with KnowledgeSync Alerts & Automation add-on application.

Enhance your KnowledgeSync Core module with advanced alerts, reports, and workflow.

KnowledgeSync watches over all your business activities, providing real-time insight (and automated responses) to critical issues and opportunities. It will empower your organisation to become more aware of (and better able to respond to), critical, time-sensitive business activities, and, as a result, increase both profitability and productivity.

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Payment Processing

Protect valuable customer data

Payment Processing

Technology that your customers can trust.

With more than 100,000 merchants, ECI’s preferred credit card processor, NET1, helps dealers to streamline payment processing, improve customer data security, and enhance customer service. Guaranteeing the lowest overall processing costs, ECI customers typically save anywhere from $50–$300 per month when they switch to NET1.

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Strategic Integrations

Streamline business efficiency

Strategic Integrations

Increase Accuracy of Engineering Design with CADLink software by QBuild®.
Reduce manual data entry and errors when you integrate and synchronize your CAD data with CADLink software by QBuild. A two-way link between your CAD and M1 eliminates the need for exporting or importing your data files.

Flexible Reporting and Fast Analytics with InsightSoftware®.
If you still preparing your reports in Microsoft® Excel, there’s a better way. Transform your spreadsheet into a dynamic analytical tool with the Advanced Financial Reporting add-on application that seamlessly integrated with M1’s general ledger.

Hassle-free Shipping with UPS® and FedEx® Integrations
M1 fully integrates with UPS and FedEx for ground shipping, so you can create the entire transaction without leaving M1.

Improve Speed and Accuracy of Your Business Transactions with EDI
With full integration and data mapping to M1, EDI decreases paper costs and eliminates human data entry errors. It reduces lead-times and stockholding while increasing the quality of your trading relationships.

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Cammthane Success Story

M1 Enables Manufacturer to Provide Industry-Leading Fast Turnarounds

Avoid These 7 Pitfalls in Manufacturing Materials Inventory Management


Avoid These 7 Pitfalls in Manufacturing Materials & Inventory Management

Improve your material and inventory management processes to positively impact the bottom line.

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ERP Takes The Guesswork Out Of Business

How quickly can you find inefficiencies in your business?

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The Urgency of Cloud-based ERP for SMBs

As your business evolves and successfully integrates new solutions for business and industry challenges, a future-proof ERP solution will be the foundation.

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Benefits Of Cloud ERP

Cloud ERP is Enterprise Resource Planning software that is hosted in a platform over the Internet.


10 Reasons Why Accurate Job Costing Is Essential for Your Shop

Why you should use accurate job costing to boost profit margins.

Achieving Greater Manufacturing Productivity with an Integrated ERP


Achieving Greater Manufacturing Productivity with an Integrated ERP

Managing several disparate software systems to perform the various necessary tasks important to a business is no longer a viable option.

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Elsum Engineering Case Study

M1 provides real-time information and customisation to help meet customers’ expectations

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Leaking Revenue: The Cost of Poor Quotes

Delivering an accurate quote on time remains a costly headache for small to medium-sized manufacturers.


Complete Guide to ERP

This ebook covers all the bases, helping manufacturing professionals like you understand the ins-and-outs of ERP and how they apply to your business.

APAC Untangle Webinar


Untangle Your Scheduling Spaghetti

Learn how to avoid getting squeezed on your delivery times by investing in a best-in-class scheduling process to ensure your production schedule is always on track.

APAC Inventory Webinar


Keep Track of Your Inventory with M1

Learn how M1 can help you take care of inventory. In this webinar we cover Warehouse Management, Lot Numbers, Stocktakes and more.

Better Supplier


Be A Better Supplier

See how M1 can improve your business Lead Times, Stock on Hand, Customer Delivery, and Overall quality.

Better Supplier


Improve Your Product Quality with M1

Learn how using this module alongside others helps to control quality and improve profitability of your business.

Why our customers trust their businesses to M1.

There’s no question M1 has enabled us to be more efficient and kept us growing without adding overhead. Information is great, but only when you can mine it and convert it into actions and decisions and that’s what M1 does for us.

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