Information about Macola Solutions for Small to Midsize Businesses

SSRS Vs. Crystal Reports — Some Key Differences

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Rick Debusk

Exact and other companies are moving towards developing system reports in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) vs. Crystal Reports. Here are some key differences between the two systems and a few compelling reasons for why this shift is happening:

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Macola 10.5—Update Details

Exact recently unveiled the much-anticipated release of Macola 10.5 and hosted a webinar to discuss the new features and beneifts that come with it. A recording of the webinar is embedded below and if you are short on time or just prefer reading we have also provided a snyopsis of Macola 10.5/the webinar.

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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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