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Three Keys To Automated Integration Between ERP and EDI [Guest Post]

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 10:00:00 AM by Guest Post

To complement Macola solutions, we partner with best-in-class third-party providers to offer add-on solutions that integrate with Macola 10, Macola ES and Macola Progression. Today, we are pleased to feature a guest blog post from one of our technology solution partners, Data Masons, which offers Vantage Point EDI for Macola, a cost-effective and reliable gateway—and as a reminder—also integrates with Macola solutions:

 
 
Driving Costs  Out of Your Supply Chain
 
Technology and business process automation are increasingly becoming strategic components of success for today’s digital economy. Whether you’re a manufacturer, distributor, retailer, 3PL or in the CPG, automotive or food industries, your competitiveness is often tied to two critical business applications responsible for managing your business, ERP and EDI. Successful implementations of these two key technologies can drive costs out of your supply chain execution and improve key metrics such as revenue per employee and cost per business transaction.
 
ERP systems, such as Macola 10, handle finances, inventory, manufacturing and the business execution aspects of your operations. Your EDI system handles electronic interactions (transactions) with your supply chain (trading partners) including customers, suppliers, logistics organizations, banks and more.
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Macola Supply Chain Optimization (Macola SCO)

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 1:45:00 PM by Jessica Boucher

Identify Process & Cost-Saving Strategies While Establishing & Improving Key Metrics


Over the next few months the Macola Consulting team will be highlighting several service packages designed to meet your ever-changing business needs.  Our first service package of 2018 is Macola SCO (Macola Supply Chain Optimization). 

With Macola SCO, you will be guided through a series of workshops that our experienced APICS and Lean Six Sigma certified consultants will help you identify process improvements and cost saving strategies while establishing or improving upon key metrics--all with your success as our number one priority. 

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Our Top 7 Blog Posts from 2017

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 2:00:00 PM by Nick Mears

From Traceability to Technology Trends, Here Are Our Top 7 Most Read Blog Posts


 

As we roll into another exciting year of helpful tips and strategies for manufacturers and distributors, we thought we’d take a step back for one final look at the most read blog posts of 2017. In no particular order, here they are. 

 

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Add Speed and Accuracy to Sales Quoting and Product Configurations [Guest Post]

Posted on Dec 19, 2017 2:15:00 PM by Nick Mears

To complement Macola solutions, we partner with best-in-class third-party providers to offer add-on solutions that integrate with Macola 10, Macola ES and Macola Progression. Today, we are pleased to feature a guest blog post from one of our technology solution partners, Axonom, which offers Powertrak CPQ, a software suite that delivers a single platform to configure make-to-order products, manage pricing and discounts, and prepare quotes with speed, efficiency, and precision—and as a reminder—also integrates with Macola solutions:

Integrating Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) Solutions with Macola

CPQ Solution Suite with VR Technology for Macola Users

Axonom has partnered with Macola Software to deliver its comprehensive line of configure, price, quote (CPQ) solutions, including virtual reality technology, to Macola 10, Macola Progression and Macola ES customers.

CPQ software delivers automation tools for sales quoting, ordering, and product configurations. It also helps to maximize sales efficiency by shortening the deal cycle, reducing quote generation time and ensuring ordering accuracy.

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New Release - Macola 10.6.1

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 11:30:00 AM by Nick Mears

Macola 10.6.1 Continues Macola's Focus On Accessing Key Data Wherever One Works

We are excited to announce the Macola 10.6.1 release.

The new 10.6.1 release continues Macola's focus on the mobile user while delivering an improved user experience and deeper functionality across multiple devices, especially tablets, that are favored by manufacturing and distribution companies.

Macola 10.6.1 empowers users to access key data wherever they work, provides real-time insight into inventory and shop floor information, and increases efficiencies through reduced data entry and faster searches.

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New Release - Macola 10.6

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 11:15:00 AM by Nick Mears

Macola 10.6 Continues Macola's Focus On Accessing Key Data Wherever One Works

We are excited to announce the Macola 10.6 release.

The new 10.6 release continues Macola's focus on the mobile user while delivering an improved user experience and deeper functionality across multiple devices, especially tablets, that are favored by manufacturing and wholesale distribution companies.

Macola 10.6 empowers users to access key data wherever they work, provides real-time insight into inventory and shop floor information, and increases efficiencies through reduced data entry and faster searches.

Macola 10.6 is based on real user feedback from the 10.5 release, providing the user with additional Order Entry and Order Inquiry capabilities. 

"With Macola 10.6, we’ve taken further steps to provide manufacturing and distribution organizations the tools and processes they need to automate and grow their businesses. This means delivering on-demand data and insights, easily accessible on their device of choice. Macola 10.6 now delivers the best sales order experience in the industry with its unrivaled focus on efficiency and on-demand data for instant decision making.” 

-Derek Ochs, Director of Development

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Join Macola Software at FABTECH 2017!

Posted on Oct 31, 2017 3:00:00 PM by Nick Mears

Hear Macola Software's Own Derek Ochs Discuss Drones, Wearables & VR

We’re proud to be involved with FABTECH 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

Macola Software’s Director of Software Development, Derek Ochs, will be presenting on drones, wearables and virtual reality (VR) next week at FABTECH 2017, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event.

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Introducing a New Podcast Series: "Winning with ERP"

Posted on Oct 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM by Nick Mears

Podcast #1: "ERP for the 21st Century"

The First in Our New Podcast Series

We are proud to announce the first podcast in our new podcast series, "Winning with ERP".

"Winning with ERP" is a new podcast series that explores how successful manufacturers and distributors are succeeding with ERP. For over 40 years Macola has helped manufacturers and distributors maximize efficiencies and profitability--and now we'd like to share some of the ways that we've helped businesses succeed with ERP.

The first podcast in this series is "ERP for the 21st Century." This podcast explores how ERP can be helpful for you--no matter the industry you're in--as long as you have data and processes to manage.   

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Macola 2017 Hackathon

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM by Nick Mears

Growing Through Innovation & Creativity

2017 Hackathon

Through innovation and creativity, Macola’s development team recently completed its annual Hackathon—and we couldn’t be more impressed with the results.

But in case you’re not familiar with what a hackathon is, a hackathon is a friendly—yet very competitive—event that spurs out of the box and creative product-evolving ideas in a fun and fast-paced environment.

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Top 10 Tech Trends: 3D Printing

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 9:08:22 AM by Nick Mears

Trend #5 - 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Macola recently commissioned a survey of manufacturing and distribution professionals in the US regarding the factors that are driving business and technology strategies (Manufacturing & Wholesale Distribution: 2017 Business & Technology Trend Reports).

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