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ECi M1

ECi Software Solutions provides business management and e-commerce systems software for growing and midsize companies. ECi M1™ is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, providing total integration and automation from quoting through invoicing. This intuitive software solution is designed for small to medium manufacturers including job shops, custom and mixed mode manufacturers and make-to-order manufacturers.

Who Uses ECi M1?

Acquired by ECi in 2009, Bowen and Groves has supplied its popular M1 ERP software to the manufacturing industry for more than a decade. Today, with in-depth industry-knowledge means ECi Software Solutions is able to anticipate future needs and incorporate these into software solutions. ECi Software Solutions’ customers reflect the diversity of the industries and includes businesses of all sizes ranging from small start-up companies to large multi-branch, multi-country organizations. Industry sectors include:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Furniture, Doors and Windows
  • Electronics
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Weapons and Ammunition
  • Welding
  • Wood and Wood products
  • Rubber and Plastics products

With offices located in across the USA, Australia, UK and the Netherlands, ECi Software Solutions is a truly global software house and provides a high level of service to all customers regardless of location.

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How can ECi M1 help your business?

M1 software by ECi Solutions can help you reduce operational costs, improve productivity and increase profitability by:

  • Simplifying the process of planning your production jobs
  • Identifying shop floor capacity problems at a glance
  • Reducing on hand inventory, boosting cash flow and improving on-time deliveries
  • Providing an efficient method of collecting and controlling all labor records

M1 also has a vast array of business analysis and productivity tools, graphs, calendars, wizards, explorers and other shortcuts to increase your efficiency.

What capabilities does ECi M1 offer?

M1 software offers several features that help manage a manufacturing business:

  • Contact Management
  • Order Management
  • Job Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Labor Management
  • Scheduling
  • Quality/Warranty Management
  • System Security

M1 can be further customized to fit your unique business needs with the addition of specific modules:

  • Financial Management
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable
    • General Ledger (including Fixed Assets Register)
    • Payroll
    • Multi-Currency Management
  • Sales Management
    • Estimating & Quoting
    • Point of Sale (PoS)
  • Relationship Management
    • Call Management
    • Lead Management
  • Product and Supply Chain Management
    • Advanced Bill of Materials
    • Advanced Inventory Management
    • Product Configurator
    • Project Management
    • Purchasing Request for Quote (RFQ)

Why choose ECi M1?

ECi M1™ was created to meet the rapidly changing needs of manufacturers. Developed for Microsoft SQL Server, M1 runs on Windows XP/7/2003/2008. This makes the software easy to learn, run and maintain, making it the most cost-effective solution. M1 also offers integration with everyday email and document tools, and state-of-the-art navigation methods to allow users to quickly find what they are looking for. You can also make the software work for your unique business processes using the M1 design studio, a simple and flexible customization tool.

With M1 you can make the software work for you with customization to ensure your most unique business processes can be handled. The M1 design studio is a simple and flexible customization tool. It allows you to add new fields, change any input form, including moving objects around and adding new objects, and view information in different ways through search grids. Additionally, all standard reports can be customized and new reports created using the industry standard Crystal Reports.

With ECi’s streamlined implementation methodology, M1 can be implemented in half the time and at a fraction of the cost of traditional ERP systems. ECi M1 customers are provided with a fixed quote* for implementation services that details all costs involved from installation to go live. You can expect to “Go Live” within 3-4 months vs. 6-12 months with the competition.

How to contact ECi Software Solutions?

Suite 27, 799 Springvale Rd
Mulgrave, Vic 3170, Australia
Phone: AUS: 1300 130 241 NZ: 0800 441 186

US Headquarters
4400 Alliance Gateway Freeway, Suite 154
Fort Worth, TX 76177 USA
Toll Free: +1 800 959 3367

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