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8 ERP Trends for Forward-Thinking Organizations

Posted on May 7, 2018 2:00:00 PM by Nick Mears


A Year of Change, Growth, Learning and Integration: Eight ERP Trends for 2018

As we head into the second quarter of 2018, forward-thinking enterprise organizations continue to find new ways of integrating technology into their ERP processes.

Based on Macola research and the findings of top analysts, these eight ERP trends will significantly impact the ability of manufacturers and distributors to increase visibility & control of enterprise processes, improve decision making through better data collection, integrate core business functions, and automate processes to increase efficiencies and reduce costs:

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Eliminate Loss, Increase Productivity, Reduce Production Costs and Increase your Profits [Guest Post]

Posted on Mar 13, 2018 11:00:00 AM by Guest Post

To complement your Macola solution, we partner with best-in-breed 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 manufacturing solution partners, LYNQ , who offers Smart Manager MOM/MES for Macola. Smart Manager is a manufacturing operations management solution (MOM) and manufacturing execution system (MES) that supports a complete manufacturing lifecycle, providing a 360˚ view of production by connecting machines to read data without manual inputs and — as a reminder — fully integrates with your Macola 10, Macola ES and Macola Progression solutions.

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Optimize Field Service Repair, Preventive Maintenance, Installation and Inspection Operations [Guest Post]

Posted on Mar 8, 2018 11:00:00 AM by Guest Post

To complement your Macola solution, we partner with best-of-breed 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, MSI Data, which offers Service Pro, an application that provides service departments with the visibility and tools they need to improve operational efficiency, grow service revenue and increase customer satisfaction, a cost-effective and reliable solution that — as a reminder — also fully integrates with your Macola 10, Macola ES and Macola Progression solutions.

 

Integrating Field Service Management with Macola Software
 

Service Pro Software by MSI for Macola Users

Macola Software has partnered with MSI to deliver its Service Pro field service management solution to Macola customers who perform equipment or product installations, repair, planned or preventive maintenance, inspection, and other field services.

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OmniCommerce: Meeting Customer Demand with eCommerce and Point of Sale [Guest Post]

Posted on Feb 16, 2018 5:28:15 PM by Guest Post

To complement your Macola solution, 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, BirdDog, which offers solutions such as BirdDog eCommerce and Point of Sale, which are cost-effective and reliable solutions that — as a reminder — fully integrate with Macola solutions.

 
 
Meeting Everyone, Everywhere, Everytime
 

Business is moving at an astounding rate. Two decades ago a printed catalog and a phone number would put you in business taking orders and shipping them out in a few days. Just a decade ago, putting up a web site with a little information and a "call now to order" tag line was good enough.

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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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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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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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