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Gartner Names Macola Software a Leader in the FrontRunners Quadrant for Manufacturing ERP

Posted on Feb 15, 2018 6:41:11 PM by Nick Mears

Gartner Names a Leader

Gartner has named Macola Software a "Leader" in the FrontRunners Quadrant for Manufacturing Software. 

Starting with a list of over 315 manufacturing ERP products, Gartner, through a data-driven assessment, recognized 23 solutions that advanced into their famous quadrant methodology. 

With Macola's recognition as a "Leader," and it should be noted that there were only six who were placed in the "Leaders" quadrant, we believe this recognition to be a reflection of the investments that have been made in our flagship ERP solution, Macola 10, that directly benefit the manufacturing sector. 


What Being in the Leader Quadrant Means

Gartner's recognition of Macola as a "Leader" supports our commitment to manufacturers and our ability to provide the tools and processes manufacturers need to automate and grow their businesses.

To quote Gartner and the FrontRunners Quadrant:

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10 Compelling Reasons Why You Need ERP

Posted on May 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM by Macola

Many small to mid-sized manufacturers believe that they can do without an ERP system. They
 believe that their operation is simple enough that they can control it with a few spreadsheets. Often, this is simply not the case. Here are 10 of the most compelling reasons to implement an ERP system.

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A Day Without Business Activity Monitoring: What If You Could Start Your Day Over?

Posted on Jun 17, 2014 8:00:00 AM by Macola
You arrived at the office late due to traffic, and you’re faced with an immediate situation. Your top salesperson is standing in your office and by the look on his face, he’s infuriated. He says, "It turns out that some raw materials didn't arrive yesterday and production cannot complete the work order." Yep, he’s mad. After all, all one of his top customers is expecting their order to ship today. Before you can sit down at your desk, in walks the CEO who just overheard the conversation. The CEO says, "I’m surprised to hear that our salesperson is the only person tracking orders!" Gulp!
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Time to Upgrade from a QuickBooks-Based System: The Limitations of Disparate Digital Data Processes

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 9:00:00 AM by Macola

QuickBooks and other similar accounting software programs are commonly utilized by small and medium-sized manufacturers and distributors – particularly start-ups – and can often be found paired with Microsoft Excel to manage manufacturing accounting transactions.

As many businesses that begin with QuickBooks and Excel-based accounting systems learn, once a business has some experience behind it, this is no longer the ideal solution for their needs.

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Time to Upgrade from a Paper-Based System: The Limitations of Manual Data Processes

Posted on May 28, 2014 12:00:00 PM by Macola

Quick - what's the most valuable non-product component of your business? While answers such as employees, sales and marketing might spring to mind – and certainly can be correct – the truth is that data is an often-overlooked top driver of your business.

It helps you intelligently allocate resources, expand your reach with a much smaller degree of risk and make important decisions based on real-time facts. If utilized efficiently, data can become a powerful and important tool for the growth of your business. The methods of collecting and sharing this valuable data are equally as important.

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A Trip Back in Time: How People Talked About Business Software 20 Years Ago

Posted on May 20, 2014 9:00:00 AM by Macola

It was 1994. The internet was barely emerging. PCs were heavy, expensive and unreliable. A tablet had 100 pages of yellow, lined paper, and you used a ballpoint pen – not a stylus or your finger – to write. It was also the dawn of effective packaged software.

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End of Life for Windows XP: What Does It Mean for Small to Medium-Sized Businesses?

Posted on May 6, 2014 9:00:00 AM by Macola

For many years, Windows XP was the go-to operating system for businesses, families and individuals who wanted something stable and easy to work with. In addition to the standard home edition, the “Enterprise Edition” was released, specifically for use by businesses of all sizes. Additionally, since it was such a popular version of the OS, many software designers made certain to include Windows XP functionalitywith each new release.

However, April 2014 marked the “end of life” for Windows XP. If your business still uses XP, here’s what it could mean for you: 

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