ECi M1 Review

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Last updated: Aug 26, 2020

ECi M1 Review

ITQlick rating
(3.7/5)

Starting from $5,000 per month

ECi M1 is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software product designed for growing manufacturing businesses. Its main features include modules for product and supply chain management, financial management, s...

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    • ERP
    • BI Module
    • Customer Management Module
    • Financial Module

Shlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 26, 2020

What is ECi M1 Used For?

ECi M1 is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software product designed for growing manufacturing businesses. Its main features include modules for product and supply chain management, financial management, sales management and shop floor data collection, customer relationship management and ecommerce. The software is designed for use with Windows-based computers. It is developed for Microsoft SQL server.
 
ECi M1 has been developed by ECi. The company, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas, has been in the software development industry for over 30 years and has won many awards. Its products are currently sold and used in over 20 countries worldwide.

Average Rating -

The rating of ECi M1 is 3.7 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

ECi M1 is an ideal solution for manufacturing businesses of all sizes. It is suitable for small start-up businesses and for large multinational companies with many branches and production lines. It can be used by mixed-mode and custom manufacturers and by job shops. This ERP software is a good choice for companies in virtually all manufacturing sectors from electronics, automotive and aerospace to furniture, welding, wood, rubber and plastic production. Major clients include Distek, K&J Woodworks, Hydro-Dyne Engineering, JEM Technical and Cammtahne.

Features

ECi M1 enables you to use bills of materials and purchasing request for quotes more efficiently. It allows you to configure products and to manage stock and inventory. It enables you to manage the quality of products. It has a project management feature as well. The software allows you to manage both accounts payable and receivable and to keep a general ledger. It has payroll and multiple currency management features.
 
ECi M1 has point-of-sale (POS) features for manufacturers, price estimating and quoting features and customer web interface for online stores. It enables you to enter and store unlimited amounts of shop floor data. It enables you to manage customer relationships via calls and leads.

ECi M1 5 Pros

  • ECiM1 enables you to manage all of the manufacturing and supply chain operations of your business effectively.
  • ECi M1 has full integration with document and email tools such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and MapPoint which are used by businesses daily.
  • The software can be used for online trading thanks to its unique ecommerce module, which competitors do not have.
  • ECi M1 comes with a comprehensive customer support service which includes webinars and courses.
  • The software is highly flexible and will grow along with your business.

ECi M1 2 Cons

  • ECi M1 does not have a module for human resources management and this may pose difficulties for growing companies employing more staff.
  • The manufacturing and supply chain management modules and the financial module of ECi M1 are not as comprehensive as those of competitors.

Competitors & Alternatives

The main competitors for ECI M1 are Plex and Exact Macola.

Plex is a cloud based manufacturing ERP solution that supports mobile device access. It includes core features of financial management, customer & sales management as well as human resources. Additionally it supports supply chain & inventory management as well as product & production management. The product includes workflow automation to map business processes, allows customization, and has an auditing module to track product quality issues.

In comparison ECI M1 is a similar featured manufacturing solution which is offered as an on premise solution but with mobile device access as well. It provides some additional features such as shop floor monitoring with data input devices for better control of the production process. There are also options for advanced planning & scheduling, purchasing & materials management, as well as job costing to monitor profitability of operations.

Exact Macola on the other hand integrates CRM and workflow automation along with a document management system for all production related information. Another important feature is its Business Activity Monitoring which is based on pre-configured rules that trigger actions when certain production & operational events occur. Additionally the product offers customizable work centers which can be setup for different organizational levels to handle task management & assignment, information analysis as well as reporting.

ECI M1 does not support most of these features but does allow customization to meet business requirements, as well as with integration to MS Office for productivity tools. There is also a product configurator to allow custom orders to be built.

ECi M1 Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $5,000 per month. The experts at ITQlick has reviewed ECi M1 pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 4 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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ECi M1 Categories

ERP
BI Module
Customer Management Module
Financial Module
Human Resources Module
Inventory Module
Manufacturing (MRP / MES) Module
Supply Chain Module
Manufacturing Inventory
Manufacturing
Aerospace Manufacturing
Capacity Planning

Specifications

Company:
Address: Fort Worth, TX 76177, United States
Customers: Small business, Medium business, Large business
Business Area: Cross Business Areas
Platforms: Desktop
Operating Systems: Windows

ECi M1 Features

Client Collaboration
Inventory Management
Supply Chain Analytics
Transportation Management
Warehouse Management
Accounting Module
Business Intelligence Module
CRM Module
Human Resources Module
Inventory Management Module
Manufacturing Module
Procurement Module
Project Management Module
Supply Chain Management Module

ECi M1 Vs. Alternatives

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