Information about Macola Solutions for Small to Midsize Businesses

7 Common Macola Conversion Mistakes

Implementing a new ERP system is never a simple transition no matter the size or industry of your business. Macola 10 is no exception.

Macola helps you to handle every part of your manufacturing or distribution business. From controlling product manufacturing to managing customer relationships, there is a ton of information involved in moving from one system to another.

Although there are a number of ways to make this transition easier on both your business and your employees, there are still common Macola conversion mistakes that happen during implementation time and time again that are easily avoidable. 

Below is a compiled list of the most common mistakes that we see during a Macola conversion.

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What is Production Planning Software?

What is Production Planning Software?

Actually, a better starting point for a discussion of production planning is simply to ask, what does your company use to plan and schedule production? Does your company plan production on spreadsheets? When a customer requests expedited delivery on an order, does your planner head to the whiteboard and begin erasing jobs to free up capacity? Can your planners see at a glance that alternative workcenters are available to alleviate a bottleneck in production? At peak season do your production planners remind you of a juggler straining to keep all the orders in the air while adding one more?

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Manufacturing Software: Everything You Need to Know

Employing manufacturing software can optimize and empower your employees to efficiently manage your business resources and processes.

In turn, this allows your company to focus on profit-making products and outsmarting the competition by eliminating slow production cycles, inefficient scheduling of resources, inventory excesses and shortages, and redundant data entry.

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What is a Warehouse Management System (WMS)?

As your company grows, and you begin warehousing your products, it is important to look into various options for creating the efficient process. This is why most businesses turn to a Warehouse Management System.

But what is a warehouse management system?

Warehouse Management System Defined

A warehouse management system (or WMS) is a software application that assists users in any day-to-day tasks within a warehouse. The goal is to give management the information it needs in order to efficiently control how materials move throughout a warehouse system.

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Tips for Improving Material Management

Knowing where your products are and where they need to go at all times is how you run a successful business. Because of this, material management is considered the basis of manufacturing and production. 

Because of the important role that material management plays into a businesses success, we have compiled three tips that we believe will dramatically help you to improve your current material management operations. 

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Wisys and Macola - A Materials Management Perspective

Macola and Wisys are two different systems that help business owners focus on what they do best— business.

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An ERP Success Story: Inpro Corps.

At Algorithm, we love hearing about our customers experiencing success. This ERP success story features Inpro.  Since 1979, Inpro® has been making and servicing products with an obsessive commitment to protecting the appearance of buildings and the health and safety of the people who use them. Based in Muskego, Wisconsin, Inpro is a global manufacturer of door and wall protection, washroom systems, expansion joint systems, privacy systems, elevator protection systems and architectural signage.

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Success Starts With Our Team: A Note from CEO Michael Oswalt

22 years.  Wow!  After all these years, I have to admit that 2016 was by far my favorite year since I founded Algorithm back in 1994.  What started as a small 3 man CPA firm has grown into an amazing team of 17 Business Consulting and Sales professionals (18 if you count Rosie, the Canine Consultant).

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Exact Moving Away From Crystal Reports

With Exact moving towards developing system reports in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), it is becoming more and more important in the Macola world to utilize the SSRS design tool as opposed to Crystal Reports moving forward.

Here are some of the reasons that Macola is turning to SSRS as an industry standard and why you should be too:

1. Ease of Access - When using Crystal reports, users have to save report files either to your desktop or to a network location. In order to run those reports you either need Crystal Reports Runtime Object or a Crystal Viewer, neither of which arecommonly installed on most PCs. With SSRS, the reports exist on the server and can be accessed from any web browser.

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Upgrading from Exact Macola Progression to Exact Macola 10

We get this question pretty frequently when speaking with existing Exact Macola Progression users: "Exact Macola Progression has worked fine for us for over the years, why should we upgrade to EM 10?"

I often turn to this analogy when responding to this question. Your father or your grandfather probably had a mid '50s era Chevy or Ford that was an incredible vehicle for the time.

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