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Macola 2017 Hackathon

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM by Nick Mears

Growing Through Innovation & Creativity

2017 Hackathon

Through innovation and creativity, Macola’s development team recently completed its annual Hackathon—and we couldn’t be more impressed with the results.

But in case you’re not familiar with what a hackathon is, 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.

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Top 10 Tech Trends: 3D Printing

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 9:08:22 AM by Nick Mears

Trend #5 - 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Macola recently commissioned a survey of manufacturing and distribution professionals in the US regarding the factors that are driving business and technology strategies (Manufacturing & Wholesale Distribution: 2017 Business & Technology Trend Reports).

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Survey Says: Top 10 Tech Trends (#10-6)

Posted on Aug 24, 2017 10:19:16 AM by Nick Mears

Top 10 Countdown of
Today's Trending Technologies

Macola recently commissioned a survey of manufacturing and distribution professionals in the US regarding the factors that were driving business and technology strategies (Manufacturing & Wholesale Distribution: 2017 Business & Technology Trend Reports).

One of the first questions in our survey was, “What is the biggest external driver of change?”, and offered the following choices:

  • pending regulatory changes on trade
  • rising e-commerce usage
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • advances in technology
  • infrastructure improvements

The top answer was decisive—over 70% chose emerging tech and IT innovations.

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Modern ERP Facilitates Traceability

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Nick Mears

Combining Traceability with ERP Creates Efficiency, Ensures Quality & Enables Regulatory Compliance


 

While traceability is by no means a new concept, it is one that is growing in importance—and complexity—in the world of modern manufacturing. From one end of the supply chain to the other, and at every point in between, product traceability creates efficiency, ensures quality and enables regulatory compliance. 

Fortunately, modern ERP systems are making it easier to maintain traceability in a number of ways. 
 

Following the Supply Chain

Consumers’ desire to know what they are buying, how it was produced, and when they can expect to get it is fueling the need for unprecedented visibility across the entire supply chain. 

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2017 Business and Technology Trend Reports

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Nick Mears

A Survey of Business and Technology Trends in the Manufacturing and Wholesale Industries

Exact, Macola division, recently commissioned a survey on business and technology trends in the manufacturing and wholesale distribution industries. We are pleased to announce the findings from these surveys.

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ERP Evaluation: How to Choose the Right ERP for You

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 9:00:00 AM by Exact Macola

Now that you’ve decided to upgrade from your pen-and-paper or QuickBooks-based system, how do you choose the right ERP solution for you? 

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is designed to enhance your business, but not every business is the same. To ensure that you select the right ERP software to obtain the maximum benefits and return on investment for your manufacturing or distribution business, a thorough ERP evaluation process is key.

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Why We Love ERP (And You Should, Too!)

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 12:30:00 PM by Exact Macola

Yes, we love ERP. We want to shout it to the farthest industries in the world who are still using clunky, disparate software applications to run their human resource departments, accounting offices, warehouse logistics and customer service departments. We love ERP and you should, too!

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Welcome to The ERP Blog!

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 9:00:00 AM by Exact Macola

For over four decades, Exact Macola has provided ERP software solutions for small to mid-sized organizations within the manufacturing and distribution industries. Over this time, we’ve seen thousands of customers grow and prosper, and we’ve gotten to know the challenges, nuances, needs and goals of organizations across dozens of verticals including machinery, aerospace, automotive, food and beverage, electronics and much more.

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The ERP Blog covers the impact of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), business software and accounting solutions on organizations in the manufacturing and distribution industries.

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