Information about Macola Solutions for Small to Midsize Businesses

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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Macola 10.4 Update Adds Financial Consolidation Feature

The latest release of Macola 10.4 now includes Exact’s financial consolidation enhancement. This feature was previously only available as an add-on solution, but now comes standard in this release.

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Exact Macola Evolve 2015

You are cordially invited to join us at Exact Macola Evolve 2015.

Be the first to learn about the reinvigorated Exact Macola organization, get the content you need to accelerate your business, the attention you deserve as our valued customer, and have some fun along the way. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this unique conference – register today!

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A Recap of the Exact Macola 10 Webinar Series

It's been just over a month since the initial launch of the Exact Macola 10 Resource Center, and with the conclusion of the final webinar of the EM 10 series on Friday, August 29th, it's time to take a look back at what was covered and accomplished this past month.

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Algorithm Announcements and Thank You's

The year 2013 was a phenomenally successful year for us. Our team partnered with our customers to improve thier businesses in ways that continue to amaze me. This enabled us to invest even more in our skills and in our team to continue to provide value. We are, and will continue to be, deeply grateful for the relationships that we have built in the years that Algorithm has existed.

Speaking of those years, it was 1994 when I was practicing as a CPA in public accounting and called Macola to see if we could add software consulting to our little firm and represent their products. I had implemented Macola as a CFO of a small manufacturing company and thought it would be a very valuable tool to bring to my new venture.

That call led to an introduction to a recently formed Macola reseller who had started Hawk and Associates. Many of you know that was Bob Hawk, now of WiSys.

Bob and I started an adventure that now reaches its 20th year covering 20 states and counting 200 companies as our customers. It has been a great ride, and even though Bob has gone on to bigger and better things, we remain close professionally as well as personally.

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Macola Help: How To Fix Macola ES Errors Caused by Network Interruption

Ever return to your desk after a meeting or lunch and see this message in Macola ES?

“Unknown Error!”

This error is very common with a loss of connection to the Database. This also can be the culprit for many other errors or problems in Macola ES. Other problems that can be associated with this type of problem and/or a network interruption are:

  1. AR/AP One sided transactions, or incomplete transactions
  2. POP/SF Orphaned Dependent Work Orders.
  3. PO Line allocations, leaving a transaction screen open during network connectivity loss.

Now don't get me wrong, there are other possible reasons for this error or issues similar to this. This is not the only reason for seeing similar errors, but it can definitely cause these types of issues. I hope that by making this change, Macola ES users might reduce a great amount of errors or cleanup of erroneous data.

The Solution 

The fix is a workstation setting that all too often gets overlooked by IT staff, and really makes a difference when using Macola ES. Making sure this is set correctly for anyone using Macola ES can greatly reduce problems that are often attributed to network loss. I have seen companies have great success in reducing errors after making this change.

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Exact Macola Evolve 2014: Connecting with Customers

You are cordially invited to join us at Exact Macola Evolve, a new customer conference dedicated to connecting with Macola customers, like never before.

Be the first to learn about the reinvigorated Exact Macola organization, get the content you need to accelerate your business, the attention you deserve as our valued customer, and have some fun along the way. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this unique conference – register today!

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Commission Calculation Methods in Macola Progression

The information below is provided by Exact Macola help documentation.

How Progression calculates commission depends upon which Exact Macola Progression packages you are using.

Progression A/R

If you are using Progression A/R only, Progression calculates commission based on the customer type and commission percentage information in the A/R Salesperson file. When you enter a sales transaction in A/R, Progression finds the appropriate salesperson record in the A/R Salesperson file and searches through the valid customer types entered for that salesperson. When Progression finds the customer type that matches the customer type on the sales transaction being entered, it uses the corresponding commission percentage to calculate commission. If Progression does not find a matching customer type, it will calculate commission as zero. You can override the commission field in the A/R Enter Sales Transactions application.

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Troubleshooting Issues with Exact Macola Installations or Updates

Our support desk regularly handles calls where the user has an issue installing or updating the Macola Progression or Macola ES client on a workstation. Below we review the solutions we use to fix these issues.

1. Run Client Install

Run the client install by right clicking on the installer and selecting the Run As Administrator selection, if available. 

  • setup.exe for Macola Progression
  • wsetup.exe for Macola ES 

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Year-End Closing in Macola Progression: Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them

The year-end closing process is hectic for any accounting department. Not only is it usually done at the end of the calendar year (holiday anyone?), but it's also always coupled with the month-end and quarter-end processes. To make matters worse, many of the year-end software functions are of course done only once a year, and if your internal Macola Progression process documentation isn’t spot on, you may have trouble remembering what to do and when to do it. (Word to the wise: now might be a good time to pull out your year-end closing notes and review them. If you’re not sure how to perform a year-end close, it’s better to learn now than try to figure it out on Jan 2.) Sure it's not rocket science, but it is something of an exact science (no pun intended) and timing is often critical.

And mistakes can and will happen. Below are a few of the most common mistakes that happen during a year-end closing process in Progression and the steps that can be taken to fix them. 

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