The Attivo Blog

Nov 24 2015

5 Tips for Managing Inventory More Effectively With ERP

Many smaller manufacturers and warehousing facilities believe (mistakenly) that automated systems are too expensive. Others fear that software solutions like ERP and automated warehouse management software just take away jobs from hardworking people.


Nov 20 2015

Integrating Your E-Commerce and ERP Software can Save You Time and Make You Money

The holiday shopping season is almost upon us, which means e-commerce sales are about to spike. Even manufacturers and distributors see a surge in sales activity around the holidays.  But so few small to midsized businesses have e-commerce platforms that integrate with their ERP system. While it’s great that more and more companies are taking advantage of online storefronts, the fact that so few of these are integrated solutions creates extra work and really fails to help you take advantage of potential revenue streams.


Nov 18 2015

An ERP Implementation….I don’t Have Time for That

There are a few very real and impactful truths about an ERP implementation.  They are time consuming, they require a full investment of both human and financial capital, and there are going to be speed bumps along the way. It’s a daunting proposition that often times can scare a business away from the process all together. I don’t have time for that is a common reason we hear from companies we consult.  Despite the fact that many businesses have stretched their current software systems to the point where there are obvious holes in their processes, surviving as is seems like the lesser evil when compared to a full scale ERP project.


Nov 13 2015

POP or Shop Floor – When Should You Use Them?

Manufacturers that use Macola have a choice as to which method they should use, but I often see clients using POP where Shop Floor is required and vice versa.  It gives you plenty of flexibility in managing production.  So what’s the right answer?  First, a few facts of interest:


Nov 06 2015

Launch Applications Directly Within EM10 Workspaces

When Exact Macola 10 (EM10) was first launched, it was built around the concept of workspaces.  It was an innovative and intuitive way for users to interface with the software. The idea behind workspaces was that no two users will utilize ERP software the same way, so why should their workspaces all have the same starting point?


Nov 04 2015

ERP Doesn't Have to Mean More IT: How Hosting Can Help

So, you would like to take advantage of ERP software. You'velearned that ERP helps you gain better control of inventory, reduce those leadtimes, improve quality and compliance, and even get ahead of the competition.But you don't want to invest in new hardware, upgraded computer systems, andmore IT staff to maintain the software. Does that mean you have to give up the perks of ERP? Not at all. Witha hosted ERP solution, you can have that cake and eat it, as well.