The Attivo Blog

Dec 28 2016

Check-Lists for Month-End & Year-End Procedures in Macola ERP

The once-a-year event is coming ever closer, and you may be reaching for your hand-written notes trying to remember how-to complete the Year-End procedures for Macola. Don't worry. We have your back. We've created two new, beautiful, easy to follow check-lists on Month-End and Year-End procedures for all versions of Macola ERP.


Dec 26 2016

Credit Card Fraud is on the Rise – Are Your Customers Protected?

There is nothing quite like the holiday season to remind us all just how handy it is to have a credit card in our wallets. In fact, according to a study by the 2015 Verizon PCI Compliance report, credit card transactions are expected to exceed $9 trillion dollars by 2018. That would account for 1/3 of all consumer purchases. With the growth of credit card usage comes the inevitable growth in credit card fraud. A recent Barclay’s study indicates that nearly 47% of all credit card fraud in the world originates in the United States. If you are a business that accepts credit cards, protecting your customers from theft and yourself from liability has never been more important.


Dec 22 2016

World Leaders share the books that inspired them

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” 

― Maya Angelou

Inspiration and motivation doesn't just magically appear. It's cultivated through education, mentorship and leadership. As we start to look toward the end of 2016 and contemplate New Years Resolutions and design our "Dream Board", Sage Software, the enterprise resource planning software we sell and support, has come out with an interactive graphic of books that inspire some of the world's top leaders. 


Dec 19 2016

Affordable (and Excellent) Options For Collecting Shop Floor Data

Shop Floor data collection is critical to accomplish two critical objectives: Cost Control and Inventory Control…pretty important things for a manufacturer.  Why trust this to hand written records, with a delay in entry to the system?


Dec 13 2016

WiSys Webinar on Thursday, December 15th: Reduce Your Macola Transaction Time

Looking for ways to save time during your day? A great place to start is order management. We know that the order management process in Macola can be time consuming, so join us this Thursday, December 15th at 1pm for our WiSys webinar and we'll show you how to streamline order processing to save hundreds of hours!


Dec 12 2016

Next Generation of Cloud Computing - what to expect in 2017

It wasn’t that long ago that people were declaring cloud computing as the future of business. It took quite some time for people to wrap their heads around what exactly “in the cloud” meant, but now there are very few businesses that don’t run at least some of their day to day operations in the cloud. Of course, now that cloud computing is being more widely accepted, it is evolving. Such is the case for any game changing technology.

The next phase of cloud computing will have an important impact on the manufacturing and distribution industries as well. Cloud hosted ERP will get more secure and more powerful.  Here is what is coming and how it will change the face of cloud computing.


Dec 02 2016

Top 4 Features to Look for in a Payment Gateway

While at lunch the other day I overheard a couple of coworkers complaining about sales people that push too hard and give too many discounts on mission-critical software systems. "I'm not going to rush in switching Payment Gateways just because of his month-end quota," I heard one guy say, "no matter what discounts he throws at me! It's too important of a decision to be hasty."

So, what should you look for when choosing a new Payment Gateway? Here are 4 top questions to ask yourself:


Dec 01 2016

Webinar: Simplified Planning, Scheduling & Shop Floor Data Collection for Macola

Have you heard? Manufacturing is undergoing a fourth revolution through technology and the internet. And that's where LYNQ comes in with transformative technology for ERP.  Find out how the technology will help growing small manufacturers with simplified planning, scheduling and shop floor data collection during our live webinar next Tuesday, December 6th at 10 am PST.