The Attivo Blog

Aug 29 2017

3 Questions: What Is Driving All the Change in Manufacturing?

There is no question that technology is advancing at a pace unlike any other time in history. And it is manufacturing and industry that is at the forefront of harnessing new technology. Whether it was the use of electricity in manufacturing plants during the industrial revolution, advent of the assembly line, to implementing connectivity in the computer age, technology has driven innovation in the industrial sector.


Aug 10 2017

Exact Synergy - A World-Class CRM System Session 1: Introducing Synergy CRM

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!


Aug 02 2017

It's Not a Software Problem – It's the Process

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 Trying to fit old and outdated processes into a modern ERP system simply won’t work.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.