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Manufacturing ERP Software

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

A completely integrated ERP and manufacturing system to help you run your business better.

Specifically built for small and medium-sized discrete manufacturers, M1® software brings critical business processes together within a single, robust 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.

Features

M1 Core Features8

Advanced Features12

Strategic Integrations4

  • Production Management

  • Purchasing Management

  • Inventory Management

  • Financial Management

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Quality Management

  • Shipping Management

  • Order Snapshot

  • QuickBooks Online Integration

  • Product Configurator

  • Alerts & Automation

  • Advanced Inventory Management

  • Mobile Production

  • Call Management

  • Lead Management

  • Calculators

  • Multi Currency

  • Document Management

  • Advanced Bill of Materials

  • Shop Floor Entry

  • CADBOM

  • Payment Processing

  • Financial and Business Reports

  • Sale Tax Compliance

What are Manufacturing ERP Features?

M1 Core Features8

  • Production Management

  • Purchasing Management

  • Inventory Management

  • Financial Management

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Quality Management

  • Shipping Management

  • Order Snapshot

Advanced Features12

  • QuickBooks Online Integration

  • Product Configurator

  • Alerts & Automation

  • Advanced Inventory Management

  • Mobile Production

  • Call Management

  • Lead Management

  • Calculators

  • Multi Currency

  • Document Management

  • Advanced Bill of Materials

  • Shop Floor Entry

Strategic Integrations4

  • CADBOM

  • Payment Processing

  • Financial and Business Reports

  • Sale Tax Compliance

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.

Ready to optimize your production efficiency?

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.

Ready to boost your purchasing power?

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.

Ready to make inventory work harder for your business?

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.

Ready for higher profits?

M1 | Customer Relationship Management

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.

Ready to increase your sales?

M1 | Quality Management

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.

Ready to get your quality under control?

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.

Ship different types of products from inventory, work orders, and purchase orders. Shipping analytics tools that integration with several global shippers let you monitor on-time delivery performance and use the results as a metric for continuous improvement.

Ready to see how M1 can deliver for your business?

Complete Visibility From Order Entry to Shipping

The Order Snapshot feature enables you to spend less time sending manual orders and shipping status updates to your customers and more time managing your bottom line.

Web-enabled access offers the convenience your business needs today to serve your customers seamlessly.

Receive automatic order updates when an order is received, approved, in process, completed, and shipped.

Easy shipment tracking keeps your customers informed about in-transit shipment status with a live link.

M1 | QuickBooks Online Integration

Deliver Immediate Value to Your Business

The seamless integration between M1 and QuickBooks Online helps you save time, avoid duplication of efforts, and eliminate manual data entry to ensure the accuracy of your A/R invoices and A/P billing records.

With confidence in your business data, you will get more insight into profit and loss down to the job level.

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.


Stay in Control with Intelligent Alerts

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

KnowledgeSync watches over all your business activities, providing real-time insight (and automated responses) to critical issues and opportunities.

It will empower your organization 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.

Advanced Inventory Management

Improve Efficiency and Reduce Costs

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.

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Enable Higher Productivity

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

Call Management

Empower Your Sales Organization

Enhances your sales and customer service levels by tracking every call, email, and fax to and from your prospects, customers, and vendors.

Record communication and track time spent on each call to optimize sales activities, improve close rates, and boost customer satisfaction.

Assign, route, and prioritize calls, so no one in your organization misses the important tasks or appointments.

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Powerful Tools to Manage Your Pre-sales Process

With the M1 Lead Management feature, you can improve your sales productivity, boost win rates, and grow your revenue. You get all the CRM capabilities you need to communicate with your prospect and customers and close bigger deals faster.

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Improve Quoting Accuracy With M1 Calculators

Eliminate manual calculations in Excel and improve the accuracy of cycle times and material usage with M1 Calculators.

Laser, Bar, Sheet, and Punch calculators will streamline your processes, improve quality, and boost your bottom line.

Contact Management

Manage Your Foreign Currency Transactions With Confidence

M1 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 ensure you recognize exchange rate gains and losses accurately over time as rates change. This functionality is used with A/R and A/P invoices.

M1 | Document Management

Eliminate guesswork and save time searching for your business documents.

The Document Management add-on application keeps your business documents neatly organized 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.

M1 | Advanced Bill of Materials

Advanced Bill of Materials

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.

M1 | Shop Floor Entry

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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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.

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NET1 Payment Processing Ease

Online credit card processing is the most effective and economical way to process payments. NET1 customers typically save $50–$300 per month when they switch to NET1.

Process payments on sales orders and recurring contract invoices. Credit funds back to a card from a processed ECI ERP solution accounts receivable invoice.

Accept credit/debit card/ACH payments from a sales order or AR invoice with 24-hour access to processing and reporting. Automatically create the appropriate payment and credit information in your ECI ERP solution.

Internet-based with no modem or credit card machine required and no software training needed. Flexible Tier 1–3 solutions for B2B, B2C, and large government contract requirements.

Hassle-free! No installation or constant updates to perform.


M1 | Advanced Financial Reporting

Advanced Financial Reporting

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.

M1 | Avalara Advanced Tax Software

Automate Tax Compliance with Avalara®

Navigate rapidly changing rates and rules with Avalara, advanced tax software that seamlessly integrates with M1.

Why consider an ERP system for manufacturing?

With M1 ERP, 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.

M1 automates and streamlines our production processes.

With M1 manufacturing industry software, 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 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.

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.

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.

CEO/Business Owners/General Managers

GROW YOUR BUSINESS

With M1 ERP, 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.

Production & Operations Managers

STREAMLINE PROCESSES

M1 automates and streamlines our production processes.

With M1 manufacturing industry software, 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 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.

Purchasing & Inventory Managers

OPTIMIZE OPERATIONS

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.

COO/CFO/Financial Managers

GAIN BUSINESS INSIGHT

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.

Start growing your business with M1 ERP.

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Designed specifically for discrete manufacturers, M1 ERP is ideal for:

  • 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

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.

Industry Resources

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M1 Quoting Demo

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The 16 KPIs for Manufacturing ERP

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Design Ready Controls' CEO - ERP Selection Advice

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When Is It Time to Replace Your ERP System?

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8 Ways to Improve Cash Flow for Small Manufacturers

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Williams RDM - Fast & Accurate Quoting with M1

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M1 ERP enables efficient management of your manufacturing

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ERP Takes the Guesswork Out of Business Decisions

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10 Challenges in Manufacturing Production & Scheduling

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M1 Shipping Management Demo

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Achieving Greater Manufacturing Productivity with an Integrated ERP

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M1 Invoice Cost of Goods Report Demo

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3 Ways Lack of ERP Flexibility Destroys Profitability

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M1 Inventory Management Demo

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Leaking Revenues The Cost of Poor Quotes

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Best Practices for Material & Inventory Management in Manufacturing

Why our customers trust their businesses to M1.

Bovie Printing Fabrication Gary Shirk 150x150 Hydro Dyne Engineering Christy Walsh 150x150 Millar Inc Todd Miller 150x150 Toyo Ink 150x150 Precise Manufacturing John Whitcraft 150x150 JEM Technical Brad Knilans 150x150 Millar Inc Todd Miller 150x150 Hydro Dyne Engineering Christy Walsh 150x150 Design Ready Controls Kevin Skau 150x150 Horberg Industries Bob Leety 150x150 Distek Jeff Brinker 150x150
M1 has enabled us to increase our throughput by 25% and dramatically reduce our costs.

Bovie Printing and Fabrication


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.

Hydro-Dyne Engineering


We’ve found M1 does everything it claims to do; it is intuitive, quick to learn, and able to respond effectively to a company’s specific business needs and processes.

Millar, Inc.


Because of the money it costs to borrow while an account is past due, the improved receipt turn-around time has saved Toyo $10– $12,000 a month.

Toyo Ink Co., Ltd.


All in all, M1 is an incredibly robust system for the price and offers a lot of value for what you pay.

Precise Manufacturing


There are a lot of programs out there for mid-size manufacturers like us, but there’s no doubt in my mind that M1 is by far the best in class for our particular needs.

JEM Technical


As an FDA-regulated business… we can provide the FDA with that kind of information they need quickly and easily.

Millar, Inc.


We wanted a system that would keep all our information in one place and give us a technology infrastructure that would enable us to manage future growth effectively.

Hydro-Dyne Engineering


I talk to people at other firms— suppliers and customers—whose ERP systems are beating them every day and making them work really hard for what they want. That’s just not an issue with M1.

Design Ready Controls


We’ve looked at other software programs over the past 15 years, and in my estimation, there’s nothing out there that even comes close to what M1 offers a business like ours.

Horberg Industries


We’re confident M1 will get us to where we need to be as we move forward.

Distek


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