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

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 2:27:18 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

Topics: ERP, Automation, workflows, enterprise processes, Macola 10, enterprise resource planning, benefits, CRM, personalized workspaces, automated workflows

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 2:46:43 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

Topics: ERP, kpis, Automation, workflows, enterprise processes, Macola 10, accuracy, manual effort, enterprise resource planning

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 1:53:53 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?

The Difference Between Old & Modern ERP

If you’re like most manufacturing and distribution companies, you’ve started out with a hodge podge of manual and siloed systems to manage your business. But workloads have grown. Your management can no longer see everything going on in the company.

  • Vast quantities of information make decisions overwhelming.
  • Manual business processes are cumbersome and time consuming.
  • Documents get misplaced.

Answering questions such as—what is the cost of labor and materials for a particular product? Or, where an order is in the production line?—demand increasingly time-consuming research via email, voice mail, or walking to the shop floor. Important work falls through the cracks.

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