Information about Macola Solutions for Small to Midsize Businesses

Material Requirements Planning: Can it Help Me?

Material Requirements Planning (MRP) can be a daunting concept to discuss for implementation at your company.  Many companies have software that has the capabilities to facilitate MRP but the users simply don’t have the knowledge on how to set it up properly.  The larger MRP challenge beyond the lack of setup knowledge is how to actually utilize the information the system provides to support “make” and “buy” decisions.

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Webinar Recording: Macola 10.6 Overview

The new 10.6 release continues Macola's focus on the mobile user while delivering an improved user experience and deeper functionality across multiple devices, especially tablets that are favored by manufacturing and wholesale distribution companies. Macola 10.6 is based on real user feedback from the 10.5 release.

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The Best Certifications for Network Administrators 

The following is a guest post by Matt Oswalt. Matt is currently a Software Engineer at StackStorm and is also the author of the Keeping it Classless blog where he writes on the topics of networks, automation, systems, and software engineering.

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Webinar Recording: Graduating from Excel for Macola Financial Reporting and Budgeting

Is your organization still using Excel for Macola financial reporting and budgeting? Are you stuck with multiple users making updates to multiple versions of multiple spreadsheets each month?

Move past this outdated, disparate, and headache-inducing method and graduate to a system that automates important financial reporting and budgeting processes and reduces risks for your company.

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Microsoft Exchange 2016 vs. Office 365: Email Showdown

In the arena of Microsoft email servers, two options are available for customers to manage their internal written communication: Exchange Server 2016 and Office 365.

Each has its own advantages and implementation challenges and finding the right one to fit the company can sometimes be daunting. Boiled down, the main difference is one is a self-hosted system (Exchange 2016) and the other is cloud based (Office 365).

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Managing SSRS Reports in Synergy and Macola 10—FAQ

As more Macola users move from Crystal Reports toward Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), many are asking questions about Macola’s integration with SSRS and the benefits it brings.

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Webinar: A Faster Year-End Close with Prophix and Macola 10

We’ve integrated Prophix with Macola for a better year-end close—why is faster closing important.

A faster close is a good indication of how well a company’s financial systems and procedures are performing. In today’s competitive market, the accounting function needs to improve existing processes and, at times, infrastructure to achieve greater efficiency and accuracy.

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Managing a Product Recall in Macola 10

Managing a product recall can be a disruptive and time consuming task.  But a solution is available to lessen the burden, create an auditable action plan, and increase the level of service these companies can provide.  Using a Macola10 workspace creates a single point of entry the entire recall management process.   

Once the items subject to recall are identified, a search of the on hand inventory and the sales history for the affected items can be conducted from a single screen.  By entering the known information, item number, lot number or serial numbers, etc.; a single recall report is displayed showing what items need action.  This may be inventory on hand that needs quarantined or disposed.  The customers and sales order details for the item are also listed.   

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A Letter From Mike On Apax Partner's Realignment of Macola

I’ve received more than one call or email from customers asking my take on the recent news that Exact has sold Macola and two other companies.  So here it is from my perspective;

In April of 2015, venture firm APAX Partners acquired Exact Software and with it, the Macola assets.  There was hope this move and their money would reinvigorate Macola.  That may be taking shape now. 

Recently APAX also acquired U.S.-based ECi Software Solutions based out of Fort Worth Texas, a company in the small and midsized ERP space, the same space Macola operates in.  Concurrent with that acquisition, APAX opted to combine Macola and other Exact assets in the U.S. with ECi and remove them from the Exact Software oversight. 

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Building Financial Statements with the Excel Add-In

The Excel Add-in gives the finance team tools for creating financial statements with advanced formatting, graphical representation, and more detail.  Here are a few tips to help in creating comprehensive financial statements. 

  1. Remember you have all the functionality of Excel.  Anything you can do in native Excel, formatting, calculations, graphs, you can include in your financial reports. 

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