The Attivo Blog

Mar 05 2019

6 Steps to Ultimate PCI Security for Customer Convenience

Retaining current customers is as important as finding new ones. One thing that can help you do both is to offer them the most secure and convenient way to pay an invoice.

EBizCharge Connect, by Century Business Solutions, provides 24/7 access and the ultimate in PCI security. Your customers login online to pay their invoices which allows you and your company to never have to see, hear, nor record a customer’s credit card information. Here is how it works below...


Feb 21 2019

Payment of Open Accounts Receivable with Credit Cards

While most credit card processors allow you to accept credit card payments when new orders are entered, EBiz Charge gives you the added flexibility of applying a credit card payment to any open Accounts Receivable Invoice in your accounting system. Let’s say you have a customer that is set up with Net 30 terms. You ship their order, send them an invoice, and they send in a check for payment. But what if that customer calls in and says that they have an open invoice that is about due, but rather than send in a check, they would like to pay it with a credit card... 


Dec 20 2018

Why Use ACH? - ACH Integration

ACH transfers are becoming increasingly common as they replace checks for a variety of applications including payroll (direct deposit) and bill pay. As businesses and accounting organizations digitize and use ACH for their accounts payable processing, ACH has definitely become the payment method of choice for vendor payments. Digital economy businesses like Uber and AirBNB rely on ACH transfers for their partner payouts.


Dec 18 2018

EBiz for Macola Credit Card Integration

Seen as a necessary evil of doing business, most businesses that collect payments via credit cards are either constantly competing for better processing rates or have given up ensuring that clients get the best processing rates entirely. PCI compliance opens you to the risks of customer security and violations can incur large fines or loss of ability to accept credit card payments. You need a secure and smarter way to do business and we have made one that is special.


Nov 26 2018

Synergy Enterprise Anywhere Connector Launched

The Attivo Group and Exact Software, the developer of Synergy Enterprise, have teamed up to take the solution international and to empower businesses of all sizes. Easily hosted in the cloud, Synergy is available for a low price per user per month and is therefore affordable to businesses of all sizes. It does not have a minimum number of users...


Mar 16 2018

Unparalleled Quality Management for Your Manufacturing Company

Quality Management is an essential part of every manufacturer and distributor’s everyday processes. Using a cloud-based Quality Management System (QMS) allows you to eliminate the paper-based quality records that are hard to manage, and gives you the ability to manage your company with a single, centralized system and quality process.


Dec 11 2017

Automating Sales and Marketing with Event Manager and Synergy CRM

Automating processes is key for any business to gain efficiencies. The Event Manager tool allows you to automate any number of processes. Anything from trade show management sending marketing emails, customer service interactions and even setting up next actions can be automated within Synergy. 


Dec 07 2017

Eliminate Paper Processes and Manage Documents with Synergy CRM

Paper is cumbersome, costly, inefficient, and rife with opportunities for human error. Any CRM system worth investing in must have some sort of document management. The document management system in Synergy CRM is an extremely powerful tool that can help manage both internal and external documents. There are a number of different processes that can be automated using the document management tool.


Dec 05 2017

Thinking About Transitioning from Average to Standard Cost in Macola?

Many companies that can benefit from using Standard Costing often make that change from Average Cost at the start of a new year, which is coming up rapidly. Moving from Average Cost to Standard Cost inventory valuation, and using the Macola Standard Cost module for the first time requires a bit of planning and a carefully executed series of steps.


Dec 04 2017

Synergy Mobile CRM App Let You Take Your CRM on the Road

Technology has certainly increased the pace of business, and at the forefront of this acceleration is mobile technology. Smartphones and tablets are ubiquitous in today’s business environment, which is why Synergy CRM has a variety of mobile apps that let you access the full power of Synergy from anywhere.


Nov 27 2017

Synergy Outlook Integration takes Workflow Management to the Next Level

Even the best business processes are only as good as the whiteboard they were conceived on if they aren’t followed in practice. Synergy CRM workflow management allows you to automate processes to ensure that steps are being followed. Whether it be a customer service issue, managing production, or an accounting process, Synergy can help keep projects moving forward. A powerful integration with Outlook helps to augment the already powerful feature set.


Nov 21 2017

Track Calls and Create Queues in Synergy Using the Phone Funnel

Sales reps, account managers and customer service specialists spend the majority of their days on the phone. With the dozens of accounts each employee is assigned to, managing those conversations can be difficult. A missed call to a prospect could mean the difference between closing a sale or being beat out by a competitor. Failing to follow up with an upset customer could cost you repeat business. Managing calls drives revenues. Synergy CRM has a tool that allows reps and managers to manage phone calls.


Nov 16 2017

Unlocking Sales and Marketing Insights with Synergy CRM

It’s surprising how many times we talk to clients and prospects looking to install a CRM system like Salesforce and are looking for help integrating it into their Macola ERP system. Synergy CRM is one of the best kept secrets in the Macola universe and it shouldn’t be. It is an extremely powerful CRM system with native integration into Exact Macola 10.


Oct 06 2017

Cloud Hosting for Macola – Free for 6 Months - This Seems Like a No-Brainer!

Cloud hosting is a very affordable, very secure, and will once and for all get you out of the IT business. It can save you a substantial amount of money, especially if your servers have reached the end of their useful life, or you are facing upgrades to support remote offices or upgrading to Macola 10.


Oct 06 2017

How Macola Manufacturing Software Can Deal with By-Products

There are many industries that do not consume all raw materials during a production process, but use those leftover materials in a different or later manufacturing process. A good example of this is plastic thermoforming, where rolls of plastic are stamped into objects, and the remaining plastic from around the edges of the mold become ground up, melted down and reused in the extrusion process to become other rolls of plastic. Another example is in steel or wood manufacturing, where lengths of material are only partially consumed, leaving behind remnant pieces of varying lengths. Unless the left-over material has no value and is tossed into a scrap bin, you are dealing with by-products.