Aug 10 2017
Synergy CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is one of the best kept secrets among users of Macola, JobBOSS, MAX, Globe or just Exact Synergy itself. I’ve heard our own customers who already own Synergy say “We’re thinking about implementing SalesForce or Sugar CRM, can we integrate it to our Macola system?” Which makes me crazy, since Exact Software built such a GREAT product in Synergy, but completely forgot to market the thing. There are many great features in Synergy such as Workflow, Document Management, Project Management, HRM, etc., but the CRM system is as good or better than any on the market. And certainly a CRM system way more capable than most companies will ever use!READ MORE
Aug 02 2017
ERP systems like Macola 10, SAP Business One and Sage 100 were designed the allow small to mid-sized businesses compete and be more efficient. But most importantly, and this is something that is too often overlooked, these modern software systems are designed with industry best practices in mind. Trying to fit old and outdated processes into a modern ERP system simply won’t work. And if you find a consultant willing to try and integrate old processes into a new software the project is likely to take much longer, cost more and result in more bugs and errors once everything is in place.READ MORE
Jul 19 2017
So you’ve chosen an ERP software to automate your process and take your business to a new level. We’ve spoken at length here at the Attivo blog about how important it is to choose the right software for your industry. But equally important is the need to choose the right consultant to help you implement that software and provide ongoing support. Here are 4 reasons why choosing the right consultant can make or break your ERP project.READ MORE
Jul 07 2017
We spend a lot of time here at the Attivo blog talking about the benefits of cloud hosting and why cloud hosting is more secure than on-premise options. Today we’ll talk about how to choose the right hosting partner. Businesses already running Exact Macola 10 know how workspaces have revolutionized how people are using ERP software. Combining that with the power of the cloud can take your Macola software to another level. But not all cloud hosting partners are created equally. Choosing the right partner is vital to make sure that you can get the most out of your software investment.READ MORE
Jun 27 2017
In our last blog we talked about why the cloud makes sense for small to mid-sized businesses. One of the biggest concerns we are constantly hearing from clients revolves around security. It is a big leap to put all of your company’s critical data into the cloud. Many people feel that their data is more vulnerable to hackers in the cloud. Some people just like the peace of mind of being able to walk down the hall, open their server closet and “see” there data housed on their own servers. The reality is that your data is much more secure in a cloud hosted solution.READ MORE
Jun 23 2017
At this point, the idea of the cloud isn’t new. Most of us are using it every single day in our personal lives, and more and more businesses are shifting their vital applications into the cloud as well. There might be some mid to small sized business who think that the cloud might be just for large companies. But nothing could be farther from the truth. The fact is, that there has never been a better time for cloud hosted ERP.READ MORE
May 15 2017
We have three exciting webinars coming up this month, and we hope you can join us! EBizCharge has some upgrades that make this credit card processing system for Macola even more valuable - find out on May 18th at 10am PST during the webinar EBizCharge for Macola: Take Credit Cards Anytime, Anywhere. Then we have two webinars regarding Quality Management using Macola and Synergy: Automate Quality Management in Macola Synergy May 23rd at 9am PST; and Computerized Maintenance Management System in Macola Synergy May 25th at 9am PST.READ MORE
May 15 2017
Allocations reflect the demand for a finished good, subassembly or component, and are used in a number of areas, most notable the Reorder Advice Report, Multi-Level Item View, Available to Promise, and quite a few reports and views. Since most operations live and die by allocation data, you really should read this!
Apr 07 2017
We invite you to join us Wednesday April 19th from 7-9pm at the Olde NOLA Cookery to come eat, drink and people watch on the famous Bourbon Street hot spot! The restaurant is just a short 5-minute walk from the Evolve show. The buffet will be held on the 3rd floor balcony with a beautiful view of Bourbon Street, so you want to miss this opportunity for a great New Orleans night out, on us.READ MORE
Apr 06 2017
Macola Evolve 2017 is right around the corner and we have a special treat for those attending - short and sweet lunch-n-learns on our top 4 new products and services: CMMS, Quality Management, EBiz for Macola, and Cloud Hosting. Click to find out our schedule and to read more about these products!
Mar 21 2017
Mar 13 2017
The Macola ERP system is considered a “mixed mode”
manufacturing system as it relates to how you plan replenishment for
items. Many items are managed to
anticipate customer demand, and are classified as make to stock, so that inventory is available on the shelf when a
customer order is placed. For certain items, you may only produce
them when you receive a customer order for them, in other words, you treat it
as make to order.
Mar 06 2017
Today we continue to look at the 2017 manufacturing outlook for the United States. In the first part of this series we looked at the forecast of where manufacturers expect the industry to go this year, as well as some of the challenges they will face in getting there. Today, in part 2 of this series, we will look at specific strategies that top manufacturers are implementing in order to become more profitable.
As we highlighted in the last blog, 44% of small to mid-sized manufacturers were projected growth of at least 10% this year. In order to uncover the strategies these companies plan to employ in order to achieve that growth, Leading Edge Alliance (LEA) segmented out this group from their survey and compiled their answers. Below are those answers.READ MORE
Mar 03 2017
In this, the first blog of a two-part series, we want to take a look at the 2017 manufacturing forecast. As many of you know, manufacturing has been a hot-button political issue the last year, so taking a look at where the industry is headed over the next 12 months seems appropriate.
In order to best report on industry projections we will be referencing a recent survey conducted by Leading Edge Alliance. The survey is an accurate cross section of US manufacturers, focusing primarily on small and medium sized manufacturers, with a smattering of large manufacturers included. This cross section is based on the fact that 94% of US manufacturers have fewer than 100 employees.
Having explained the source of the information to be presented, let’s take a look at the data.READ MORE
Feb 16 2017
The acronym ERP was first coined in the 90’s by Gartner. While ERP software got a few facelifts over the years, and upgrades to keep up with new technologies, basic functionality went primarily unchanged until the last few years. Companies like Exact Macola are pioneering a rapid evolution of software that is integrating a human element into already robust business functionality. There are three main benefits to modern ERP software that should be considered by any business looking to upgrade or implement ERP.