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ECi M1

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Additional Capabilities for ECi M1

Document Management

Document management provides a cost effective method of controlling all documents relating to quotes, parts, jobs and purchase orders. An unlimited number of documents can be linked to your records. You can even link your drawings, video clips, graphics, spreadsheets, word processor documents and many more formats can be linked and viewed from within various screens.

Link Levels

Documents can be linked to the part header, assembly and operations for all parts, quotes and jobs.


Supports the viewing of any document with a native application viewer.


Document management is fully integrated within M1


You can maintain your quality records, safety records, work instructions, testing procedures, production information, customer drawings and all this can be seen on the shop floor.

Human Resources

M1 Labor Management is a fundamental module used to collect and control your employee’s labor hours. Direct or in-direct, including administration hours can all be captured through timecard entry or shop floor entry. Integrated with the M1 Payroll module, the data from Shop Floor Entry or Time Card Entry will be transferred into M1 Payroll for payroll processing. 

Employee Information

Record critical information relating to each employee through their master file record and memos.

Timecard Entry

Manually enter the employee time cards, or adjust entries created through Shop Floor Entry. All related jobs are immediately updated for accurate reporting.

Shop Floor Entry

Times collected through shop floor entry are editable in Labour management.


Ensure all collected labour entries are correct prior to processing payroll.

Search who’s clocked in

This standard search provides an efficient employee tracking tool.

View Jobs Currently in progress

Without physically visiting the factory you can see the jobs that are currently in operation on the shop floor.


Timecard audit report shows the breakdown of labour collected from both timecard entry and shop floor entry. Employee Payroll summary displays employee hours and the Employee efficiency report provides the analysis tool to review performance.

M1 Webgear Customer Web Interface

WebGear is a total e‑commerce solution for M1 users. WebGear Explorer empowers you to provide exceptional customer service and save money while doing so. WebGear Ecommerce allows you to create a full online web store to increase sales. This equates to a direct impact on your bottom line.

WebGear Explorer

It’s all about exceptional customer service. You share grids of any information stored in the M1 system. These may be shipments, orders, jobs, and invoices. Reduce routine repetitive phone calls from customers while increasing their satisfaction with information quality and availability. Create grids using the familiar M1 grid designer and turn them on for viewing on the web by those you allow. Customers perform shipment tracking on shipper sites directly from links automatically appearing on your WebGear site. M1 reports of your choosing are available on your Web Site. When your customers call with questions, you e‑mail links that take them straight to their answers with a single-click view to any grid or report.


Full Shopping Cart with Payment Processing. You have full shopping cart and product search capabilities allowing you to sell effectively and profitably on the web. Display product thumbnails on search screens, and full-size pictures with detailed descriptions of the products you place for sale on the web. Increase sales with WebGear’s cross-selling features. Checkout lets the customer specify their bill and ship addresses, select shipping carrier, calculate taxes, and pay with a credit card. Use Verisign’s robust PayFlo Pro” credit card gateway allowing you to accept all major credit cards and tie to nearly any credit card merchant account. All online ordering is recorded in real-time, and it is seamlessly entered into the M1 system.

Gives you Control

WeGear’s configuration tools give you total control over the M1 information your customers can view and what products are for sale on the web. You customize the appearance of your WebGear site so that it is consistent with the look of your existing billboard site.

Editable Themes

Webgear has editable themes, custom themes are simple to create which means you can add your own company image.

Security – Simplified

Set all access and security settings within M1’s familiar user and contact management screens. WebGear knows which company your customers belong to, so it automatically ensures that they can only see their own company’s information on any search grid or report. The simple login process assists your customers if they forget their passwords. User-entry forms are secured with the same SSL protocol in use by the largest financial institutions.

System Security

M1‘s System Security keeps your pertinent information secure and provides a change log for auditability.


You can secure the tables used by M1 for each user/dataset. The access levels are None, View, Edit, Edit+Add, Edit+Delete and Edit+Add+Delete for each individual table. No Access allows you to set which related screens user’s) can not see. The View Access allows users to see tables and related screens but not modify them. The Edit Access allows users to add new and modify existing tables and related screen’s. The Edit+Add Access allows users to add new and modify existing tables and related screen(s). The Edit+Delete Access allows users to modify and delete existing tables and related screen(s). The Edit+Add+Delete Access allows users to add new, modify and delete existing tables and related screen(s). You can specify the report and component security. No access allows you to give no access to specified reports or specific processes. Execute access allows you to set the users ability to see and run specified reports or specific processes.

Audit Trail

M1 provides you with the ability to view a complete audit trail of changes. You can select either to record the user ID and change date of the record or you can also select field level which will save the old and new values for the fields that have been changed. A change log lookup search, change log listing and purge change log option are all available in the M1 explorer tools.

Free Unlimited View Only Users

M1’s view only allows you to have users who can view, print and export data for free. You only pay for the users that actually transact in the system not for those who just review pertinent information.

Saving You Money

M1’s unlimited View Only users means you can now reduce the number of users you require and therefore reduce your cost of maintenance by taking full advantage of our free view only users.

View Only users are those who typically only need to view, print or export information in order to analyze the business performance.

A View Only user is ideally suited to the management personnel in the organization.

View only users do not count against the maximum number of users that can be logged in at one time so your view only users is unlimited.

Another feature that helps manage and reduce your user count is the auto logout option. This allows you to control the hours a user will have access to M1 and can also be used to set a period of inactivity by which to log them off the system automatically.

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