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Our Top 7 Blog Posts from 2017

Topics: Distribution, Manufacturing, 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. 


1. Modern ERP Facilitates Traceability
Modern ERP solutions like Macola 10 provide your business with more visibility, mobility, and control—and thus more traceability—by incorporating and automating the key features listed in "Modern ERP Facilitates Traceability."

2. Survey Says: Top 10 Tech Trends (part 1)

From drones to wearables, the blog, "Survey Says: Top 10 Tech Trends," explores the technology trends manufacturers and distributors are deeming the most valuable, both now and into the future.


3. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
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It used to be that 3D printing was only for prototyping—but not anymore. The ability to quickly create custom parts is the reason many industries are quickly leveraging additive manufacturing. "3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing" explores how leading organizations are leveraging 3D printing to improve operational efficiency.


4. Macola 10 Receives Frost & Sullivan 2017 Product Strategy Leadership Award – ERP for Food and Beverage
In 2017 Macola was recognized by Frost & Sullivan as a leader in the ERP space—and apparently, a lot of you wanted to know more about it. In "Macola 10 Receives Frost & Sullivan 2017 Product Strategy Award," we were thrilled to explain why we were recognized and how it supported our vision going forward. 

5. Macola 2017 Hackathon
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. In this post, "Macola 2017 Hackathon," we reviewed a few of this hackathon's results, some of which we liked so much that we are currently working to incorporate into the Macola product.

6. "ERP for the 21st Century" Podcast

In 2017, we were proud to release our first podcast series, “Winning with ERP.” The first of this podcast series was titled, “ERP for the 21st century,” and examined a few popular trends in the ERP workspace and how they could benefit any type of organization.

7. 2017 Business and Technology Trend Reports
Last but certainly not least—as this was our most-read blog of 2017—is "2017 Business and Technology Trend Reports." We recently commissioned a survey on business and technology trends in the manufacturing and wholesale distribution industries. In this blog, we were pleased to discuss a few of the findings from this survey.


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