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Using Automated Workflows to Eliminate a Sea of Paperwork - Part 2

Posted on Apr 10, 2018 2:00:00 PM by James Alexakos

"Out of Office: You Can Find Me On The Beach"



Workflow Automation in Action

Welcome to part two of our blog series detailing how workflow automation can have an enormous positive impact on your business.

In the last blog, Using Automated Workflows to Eliminate a Sea of Paperwork, we talked about all of the manual, time-consuming activities we are forced to do every single day that—in the end—also take away valuable time that could be spent on our customers.

But it doesn’t have to be that way, and in this blog, we will explore how a simple workflow in your Macola ERP solution can greatly reduce the time spent on these manual, time-consuming activities.

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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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The Waste of Just in Case

Posted on Mar 1, 2018 10:15:00 AM by J. Michael Wong, CPIM

From Just in Case to Just in Time

There’s a saying that goes like this, “you can’t wish for success, you have to work for it.” Wishing for no stock outs or line shortages with Just In Case (JIC) inventories is the same thing. Yes, there are lots of ways to “fire and forget” your replenishment plans, but there’s an art—and science—to it. 

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Evolve 2018 in Chicago, April 3-5

Posted on Feb 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM by Nick Mears

The Evolve 2018 conference, scheduled for April 3-5 in Chicago, is three full days of educational and networking opportunities. While meeting with ERP thought leaders and Macola subject matter experts, you will also be able to engage with other Macola customers to share ideas and strategies that maximize your organization's ability to reduce costs, increase ROI and control enterprise processes.

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Using Automated Workflows to Eliminate a Sea of Paperwork

Posted on Feb 13, 2018 7:56:50 AM by James Alexakos

An Introduction to Automated Workflows

This is the first post of a series of blogs demonstrating how workflow automation can have an enormous positive impact on your business. Once your done with this post, here's a link to the next post, Using Automated Workflows to Eliminate a Sea of Paperwork - Part 2

Have you ever been frustrated by a daily process or task that seems to consume considerable time but has no visible benefit to yourself or your customers? Do you ever think to yourself, "A monkey could do this chore?” Don't worry, because you are not alone.

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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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New Release - Macola 10.5.1

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 11:15:00 AM by Nick Mears

Macola 10.5.1 Continues Macola's Focus On Accessing Key Data Wherever One Works

Exact is excited to announce the Macola 10.5.1 release.

The new Macola 10.5.1 release continues upon Macola's new tablet-led user interface, providing manufacturers and distributors an improved user experience across multiple devices.

10.5.1 also continues Macola's focus on accessing key data wherever one works, providing real-time insight into both inventory and the shop floor, as well as increased efficiencies through reduced data entry and faster search.

Macola 10.5.1 is based on real user feedback from the 10.5.0 release, providing the user with additional Order Entry and Order Inquiry capabilities. 

"At Macola, we don't believe our work is done when a release is delivered. Instead, we actively seek customer feedback and search for ways to improve our work. 10.5.1 is a direct result of feedback from our users to improve our existing features and make enhancements that bring immediate value to our customers." 

-Derek Ochs, Director of Development

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