Infor M3 vs. Syteline: Which is Better?

Sharon Schaeffer
By: Sharon Schaeffer
Date: January 22, 2019

There are many good ERP systems on the market, and whether your needs are simple or more complex, there is a platform and vendor that can fit your requirements. A key driver for manufacturers and distribution organizations seeking to streamline operations and lower costs is modernizing ERP, but with so many options, it can make the buying decision difficult. So, how do you determine which ERP is right for your organization?

Consider Infor Syteline and Infor M3 – both are designed to support the business and operational challenges for manufacturers. Syteline and M3 offer efficient data management, advanced planning and scheduling, and materials and inventory management, but serve different roles in the market.

So, what’s the difference between Syteline and Infor M3? There are many buyers guides on the market that delve into the characteristics and functionalities of each platform, helping you understand how the software can satisfy your functional, technical, and business requirements. As someone who has sat on the product side of the desk as well as delivery, I’ll save you some time: If your business operates in the land of multi – multiple sites, multiple currencies, and multiple languages – you want to take a closer look at Infor M3.

Infor M3 is designed for medium to large global manufacturers, distributors, and after-sales service providers; delivering rich, industry-specific functionality and flexibility to manage mixed-mode and complex value chains. It is available in 23 languages and supports local requirements for 46 countries as standard (42 for cloud). It allows larger, more complex organizations to make better decisions, boost operational excellence, and deliver exceptional levels of customer fulfillment.

No two businesses are the same. It is important to understand your business’ needs and how they align to the software’s capability. Selecting the wrong ERP can result in an elongated implementation or custom code changes to meet requirements that might be included out-of-the-box in a more robust platform with built-in industry-specific functionality. Whatever system you select will be with you for a long time, so it’s critical to ensure you evaluate for current needs as well as what you anticipate in the future.

Sharon Schaeffer is a senior sales account executive at Avaap where she helps manufacturing and distribution organizations leverage technology to improve business processes and achieve transformation. Previously, she spent 5 years at Infor and brings extensive product knowledge and industry expertise to customer engagements. Whether you’re in active system selection or just getting started with your ERP evaluation, reach out to hear what’s new and the latest trends in ERP.

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