M1 software utilizes a SQL Server configuration and is compatible with Windows XP, 2000 and 2003. If your company already runs one of these common platforms, there will be no need to update your operating systems to deploy M1. The software can also be integrated with Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook and MapPoint. M1 software looks and functions like a native Microsoft application, a feature that dramatically reduces the time it takes to train employees on the system. .