The Attivo Blog

Jan 25 2016

The Case for Disaster Recovery

The entire Eastern seaboard of the United States is digging themselves out from under what is already being called one of the biggest blizzards in a century. Pictures of massive snow banks are unavoidable on social media as the rest of the nation struggles to comprehend the amount of snow dumped on several of the nation’s largest cities.

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Jan 22 2016

Increase Productivity with Flexible Work Schedules

We spend a lot of time here at The Attivo blog talking about productivity and efficiency.  After all, the goal of any successful ERP implementation is to streamline business processes, allowing your employees to accomplish more in the same amount of time. That said, increasing productivity isn’t solely reliant on implementing new software.  Making changes to the how, when and where of your employees day to day activities can have a massive improvement on your company’s bottom line.

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Jan 21 2016

2 Reasons Ecommerce is Necessary for Manufacturers

There was a time when a bank’s website was there for show and nothing more.  Before the advent of online banking, you still had to go to the bank to deposit a check, make a wire transfer or open an account. The only reason you would ever go to a bank’s website maybe to find a nearby location or do some homework about interest rates or auto loans before heading to your local branch.

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Jan 14 2016

Increase Productivity 15% for $115

Having a second monitor allows workers to have the source document up and visible on one screen, and the second screen free to do their own task.  Or, to have workflow and/or email up on one screen, while working on the other screen.

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Jan 13 2016

What’s New at Exact

Exact Macola 10.3 introduces a connector to Avalara which allows Exact Macola customers to seamlessly integrate with Avatax.

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Jan 13 2016

Using Outside Processing (correctly) in Macola Manufacturing

The goal of this article is to explain how to use Outside Processing for Production Order Processing. Shop Floor Control works very differently, and will be addressed in our upcoming webinar, along with a deeper dive for POP on January 28th.  We hope you can join us — click here to register for the webinar.

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Jan 11 2016

ERP 101: The Cost of Doing Nothing

Let’s be honest with each other.  ERP implementations can be expensive, time consuming and fraught with enough bumps to make a mogul skiers knees ache. We’ve talked at length in past blogs about the software selection process and given implementation advice to help mitigate those obstacles. That said, there are still countless organizations that adhere to the adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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Jan 06 2016

3 Ways ERP can Improve Manufacturing Production

No matter how you slice it, when it comes to manufacturing ERP, the most important consideration is how it handles production and orders. When conducting a business process assessment to evaluate software, that needs to be one of your main priorities. Modern ERP systems like Macola 10 are designed to provide real-time information that can create a much more streamlined manufacturing process, which can lead to better customer service and improved margins.  Below are 3 ways that ERP can accomplish this

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