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New Release – Macola 10.5

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM by Nick Mears

The tablet-led user interface delivers manufacturers and distributors an improved user experience on any device, including desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone. The 10.5 release also has improved visibility and 3rd party control across the supply chain. This allows Macola to continue focusing on 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 offers over 100 enhancements & quality fixes while advancing Macola’s core principles: out of the box configurability, integration between business functions, personalizable views, anytime and on any device.

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6 Keys to Choosing the Right Payment Solution for Your Business

Posted on May 11, 2017 12:49:30 PM by Jeanne Fox

To complement Macola 10, we partner with best-in-class third-party providers to offer add-on solutions that connect with our ERP solution, Macola 10. Today, we are pleased to feature a guest blog post from one of our technology solution partners, AP Technology, which offers SecureCheck Cloud 9, a solution to authorize, sign, send and manage check and electronic payments created in Macola.


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Macola 10 Receives Frost & Sullivan 2017 Product Strategy Leadership Award – ERP for Food and Beverage

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 11:35:35 AM by Jeanne Fox


Two key challenges food and beverage manufacturers and distributors deal with are frequently changing customer demands and fierce competition ─ a look at jam-packed grocery store shelves confirms this. Food and beverage companies require an ERP solution that enables them to quickly modify processes and scale easily to respond to market trends and customer demands.


Frost & Sullivan is recognizing Macola 10 for addressing the needs of the food and beverage industry and cites several proof points including Macola’s commitment to regularly update the solution with value-added capabilities that help manufacturing and distribution companies stay competitive. Frost & Sullivan’s award description reads: “51 enhancements in Macola’s 10.4 version make the company’s ERP solution one of the most collaborative, integrated, comprehensive, unified, flexible and scalable in the market.”

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Macola Managing Director, Alison Forsythe, Named to 2017 Food Logistics’ Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 4:24:51 PM by Jeanne Fox

Macola 10 ERP Software Recognized for Automated Workflow Successes in the Food and Beverage Industry



Industry Challenges

For food and beverage manufacturers and distributors, production bottlenecks translate into missed deadlines, spoiled products and lost money. Faced with getting their products on the shelves while they are still fresh, food and beverage companies deal with several challenges along the way. They must comply with industry regulations, quality control regiments and ingredient registration requirements – to name a few. That’s why trade publication, Food Logistics, recognizes industry leaders who ease the burden for food manufacturers.

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New Release - Macola 10.4.3

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 10:25:43 AM by Nick Mears

Macola 10.4.3 Includes Features that Enhance and Automate Core Business Processes

Exact is pleased to announce the general availability of Macola 10.4.3, an enhanced version of its ERP and business software.

Organizations can take advantage of the software’s new features, which include core enhancements to its API functionality as well as enhanced WMS tracking and payroll capabilities. These enhancements extend to manufacturing and wholesale distribution companies the tools and processes they need to automate and grow their businesses, while delivering the data and insights they need to make better business decisions.

Macola 10, a single and flexible solution, is designed to respond to the current and future needs of fast-growing manufacturing and distribution organizations through automation and management of core business functions, including product manufacturing and distribution, accounting and finance, document management, project management, CRM and human resources.

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Accurate Demand Forecasting: A Key to Effective ERP [GUEST POST]

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 2:00:00 PM by Nick Mears

To complement Macola 10, we partner with best-in-class third party providers to offer add-on solutions that integrate with our ERP solution, Macola 10. Today, we are pleased to feature a guest blog post from one of our technology solution partners, Business Forecast Systems, Inc., which offers Forecast Pro for Macola, a comprehensive forecasting and forecast management system that is affordable, easy-to-use and offers the ability to create accurate and credible forecasts, as well as provide the tools to efficiently manage, monitor and improve your forecast process—and of course—integrates with Macola 10:

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21st Century ERP Benefits

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 2:00:00 PM by Nick Mears

21st Century ERP

This is the 2nd part of a three-part blog series titled, “21st Century ERP,” which consists of the following posts:

  1. Six Signs You Don’t Have a Modern ERP Solution
  2. 21st Century ERP Benefits
  3. Who in Your Business Would Benefit the Most from 21st Century ERP?

Poll: 3 Primary Benefits of New ERP

We recently conducted a poll of both Macola customers as well as prospects and asked this question: “What area of ‘New ERP’ would bring the most benefit to your business?”

We found the results to be very interesting, as over 60% claimed that the greatest benefit of ERP was Automated Workflows. The next closest, at 25%, was Built-in CRM, with Personalized Workspaces coming in third.

Of course, there are many more benefits of a new ERP solution, such as streamlining operations, managing key business functions, increasing productivity and growing profitability—just to name a few. But for now, let’s look a little more closely at the three benefits listed in this poll: automated workflows, built-in CRM and personalized workspaces.

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Six Signs You Don’t Have a Modern ERP Solution

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 1:00:00 PM by Nick Mears

21st Century ERP

This is the 1st blog in the three-part blog series titled, “21st Century ERP”, which consists of the following posts:

  1. Six Signs You Don’t Have a Modern ERP Solution
  2. 21st Century ERP Benefits
  3. Who in Your Business Would Benefit the Most from 21st Century ERP?
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The Five Benefits of Automated Workflows

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 4:00:00 PM by Nick Mears

How Many Use Automated Workflows

In the last post, Companies Weigh In on Benefits of Automated Workflows, we explained that in a recent webinar we had asked the attendees this question: “What would be the most valuable benefit of automated workflows for your business?" We were fascinated by the response, and the full results of this poll can be found via this link.

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CRM with Macola 10

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 2:00:00 PM by Nick Mears

This is the 6th blog in the six-part blog series for the Macola 10.4 release:

  1. 10.4 Overview
  2. Workspaces 2.0
  3. Financial Consolidation & Accounting
  4. Automated Workflows
  5. Business Intelligence & Forecasting
  6. CRM

To recap, the 10.4 release provides enhancements and new functionalities that continue Macola 10’s promise of new core business functions, streamlined activity and process management, and create a more robust—and a more personalized—user experience.

In all, Macola 10.4 boasts 51 new features that empower you to collect more meaningful data, provide more powerful business intelligence with greater actionable insights and enable decision making to reduce expenses, improve efficiencies and increase profits. But let’s get back to CRM...

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