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New Release for Macola 10

Topics: Macola 10, New Release, ERP, Accounts Payable, WMS, Inventory, Vendors

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 1:49:31 PM 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 2:27:18 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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The Five Benefits of Automated Workflows

Topics: ERP, automated workflows, Automation, workflows, enterprise processes, bottlenecks, paperwork, Macola 10, accuracy, revenue, manual effort

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 4:34:43 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.

But before we dive into the five benefits, we wanted to also show the results of the second poll from this same webinar, 5 Reasons to Use Automated Workflows in Your ERP Solution. In this second poll, we asked the attendees this: “How many automated workflows does your business currently have in place?” We were a little surprised by the results, because we learned that over 80% of the attendees said that they either were utilizing very few or no automated workflows in the ERP. Here’s the full breakdown below: 

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CRM with Macola 10

Topics: Exact Macola News, Exact Macola 10, macola 10.4, CRM, Customer Relationship Management, lead management, sales team management, opportunity management, customized portals, customer retention

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 2:52:44 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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Companies Weigh In on Benefits of Automated Workflows

Topics: ERP, automated workflows, Automation, workflows, enterprise processes, bottlenecks, paperwork, Exact Macola 10, accuracy, revenue, manual effort

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 10:33:19 AM by Nick Mears

Survey Says…

We just conducted a webinar with the same title as this blog post ─ “5 Reasons to Use Automated Workflows in Your ERP Solution” ─ and in this webinar, we asked our attendees this question: “What would be the most valuable benefit of automated workflows for your business?" We found the results to be fascinating…

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AP Invoices - Meet Your Match

Topics: Accounting, Exact Macola 10, Workspaces, Professional Services

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 1:44:02 PM by Nick Mears

If you enter vendor invoices into Macola on a regular basis, you should be using the A/P Voucher workbench customization. It will improve the efficiency of entering vendor invoice data, simplify three-way matching, link A/P invoice documents, provide better traceability on the purchase to pay process, and automate the G/L matching process of PO receiving transactions to linked, posted A/P vouchers.

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