Exact Macola Software


 

Macola is the ERP and business software that manufacturers and wholesale distributors trust to automate, grow and streamline their business workflows.

Macola meets the unique needs of growing SMBs ─ automating and managing core business functions such as product manufacturing, distribution, accounting and finance, document management, project management, CRM and HR.

Macola features business intelligence, activity and process management (automated workflows and document management), inventory management, MRP/MES and supply chain management. Macola is deployed on-premises and is compatible with Windows operating systems.

By automating mission-critical business processes, Macola delivers real-time information on various facet of the business, providing for informed decision-making as well as controlling cost and complexity across the lifecycle of business processes – from design to delivery.

 

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Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Steve from Olympia Sales Co.
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

In our implementation of Macola 10.5 we have had some issues setting up payroll, and currently are waiting on a fix from the Macola technical team to fix them.

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The support team from macola do not seem to want to help us. We have contracted with Triangle partners for our support and they do a very good job, but do not know the payroll system. We tried contacting macola for this help and they wrote us off so fast you couldn't even see it. I think we have found a work around through Triangle. I would hope that they would have a vested interest in seeing the successful implementation of any customer upgrading so that we could hand out 5 star reviews instead of 3 star. If your customers are happy and successful with your products they will let the world know about it. If they are unhappy with any aspect of the product or service they will also let the world know about it. Make your customers happy by helping when they request it. Especially after dropping 10's of thousands of dollars on the upgrade.

Pros

We have been using Macola Software for 30 years and have found it to be bullet proof and take care of our needs.

Cons

The help screens are in Dutch, we are americans. The linking of Synergy to Exact is glitchy. We are still trying to figure out a few of these bugs.

 
 

Elcio from Corvalent Corporation
Specialty: High Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Full ERP Integration Solution Makes Macola 10 a Winner

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Overall, Macola 10 is a great value to an organization that, with some light development, provides a wide range of solutions all integrated, avoiding redundancy, disconnects, an therefore saving time and headaches.

Pros

Macola 10 goes way beyond an ERP application, providing a platform that allows an infinite number of custom solutions.
Allows complete integration of most applications a manufacturing organization needs to run successfully.
Compelling relation between cost and benefit.
Mostly web based application.

Cons

User interface has some catch up to do.
Standard support is fairly limited.
API connections to many well know cloud applications not readily available.
Specific documentation not easily found sometimes.

 
 

Gabriel from Amphenol Sine Systems
Specialty: Electronics
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Great integration process in all the business areas.

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In general its a good product but a lot of opportunities go improve the functionality and user experience

Pros

screens flexibity, module integration, Sql server , function segregation. strong financial operation. Great Business process management and great and proactive alert system. usage of SSRS reports

Cons

native reports are not usable, crystal reports or SSRS must be used to customize common reports. Macola and Synergy have different databases

 
 

SUSAN from WHALEN LLC
Specialty: Furniture / Home Decor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2017

June 2017

M10

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Great innovation, would like Exact to look to users to ask about what they could really use in future innovations, a survey would be nice after and have customers rate the enhancements. E.G. releasing and updating PO promise dates en masse instead of one at a time, adding locations by product category instead of item number, etc.

Pros

Very interactive with nice drill down. I wish there was a list of ES features that were no longer available before implementing, read on.

Cons

New AR and AP screens and parameter searches not as easy as ES. We use ship to addresses and look up by rep or other screens which are no longer available.

 
 

Dave from JL Darling LLC
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

The add-on accounting package that became our ERP!

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Pros

The development of this mature full featured accounting system in to a full, all features included ERP system has been great for our company over the last 20+ years. We have been able to avoid migrating to a new ERP system and all of the loss of productivity and learning curve challenges that reality brings. We have been able to migrate our now legacy manufacturing shop-floor software, the one that Macola was sold with as an add-on accounting package, back in to Macola this year. The capital savings alone has gone directly to our bottom line. The Professional Services team has some serious longevity and in many ways, has been a part of our company longer than most of the employees. Change is constant and Exact Macola has put great effort in keeping up with the industry and completing business software applications.

Cons

Like with any modern ERP system, when they are so capable, full featured, they have challenges with integrations and modules interacting correctly after updates.

 
 

Amanda from Kleen Test Products
Specialty: Consumer Products
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2017

June 2017

It works, but basic at this level

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N/A
Pros

Has many functions available, and security options to ensure each person sees only what applies to then.

Cons

Without one on one training for each individual area of the program it is hard to navigate and at times confusing. Even for someone computer savvy.

 
 

Court from Design Ideas, Ltd.
Specialty: Consumer Products
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Almost 30 years and still going strong

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It has served our company well. We are upgrading to the newest version and looking to take great of all the new functionality.

Pros

Lots of Configurability, Our end users are very happy and find it a friendly experience. Good Partner Ecosystem - Custome representatives were super fun.

Cons

Mixed Architectures as they move from legacy code to modern screens. Sometimes too many options for our needs.

 
 

Dalls from DeBeukelaer
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Macola

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I love this product its an easy system to use when ordering items small or large.

Pros

I like the simplicity of having everything organized and having it in the right section

Cons

Sometimes the application freezes on you.

Advice to Others

Use this system if you are having problems.

 
 

Ken from Superkengaming
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

November 2016

November 2016

Food Industry's Best Friend

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Macola is great for those of you that need to keep a count on your product whatever that may be, and everything is customizable to your company's needs.
Allows easy collaboration and feedback with partners and customers.

 
 

Shannon from TC Services
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Could be better.

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Customer Support

Value for Money

Fairly easy to learn and use. Navigation could be made easier though. Probably not the best for a small business.

Pros

Customer service is very helpful and friendly.

Cons

The design in general was pretty bad. Needs updated.

 
 

Heather from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Inc.
Specialty: Food / Beverage

September 2016

September 2016

EM10 - Usability

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Likes Best

The lot tracking is spot on, for a food manufacturer this is critical to our business. The software also provides a great workflow management system that is hard to find in other solutions bundled with the ERP options in the similar market space.

Likes Least

Consistent product direction has been lacking at times over the years, however, they have made significant adjustments over the last 4 years and this seems to no longer be an issue.

Recommendations

This software is great at what it does...if you have needs that fall outside of the standard, make sure any customizations are clearly defined and scoped before you move forward. This holds true to any ERP software you evaluate.

 
 

Patrick from good2grow
Specialty: Food / Beverage

September 2016

September 2016

An ERP software that will grow with your business!

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Likes Best

A fully integrated and real time ERP application, with all the functionalities a medium size business would need with little to no customization. Exact is a very responsive company, listening to their customers/users’ needs and feed-back and constantly developing and improving their product. Additionally Exact has a multitude of partners covering most if not all of the extra needs/applications a business may have (EDI, WMS, Reporting etc.). Exact has a very good support department and VAR network. We have been using Exact Macola for over 10 years!

Likes Least

The multi location MRP and standard costing funtionalities are still limited but in development for release in the coming 12 to 18 months.

Recommendations

Have your current business processes fully mapped (including all departments) and see how this application will cover each one of the various processes in place and how Macola can improve efficiencies, as well as collaboration between your various departments.

 
 

Matt from IdealU
Specialty: Software / Technology

April 2016

April 2016

Quick and fast!!!

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Likes Best

I like how fast this system works. Looking for existing documents and creating new ones is really faster via using this document management system.

Likes Least

Nothing as of now. I have not used all features so there could be some options to be improved but I do not have much awareness about these.

Recommendations

Nice and fast. The system helps to manage documents quickly and easily.

 
 

Jesse from Thompson MFG
Specialty: Industrial Machinery

February 2015

February 2015

New to Macola EX

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Likes Best

I like the detail that it has in all of its processes.

Likes Least

We have a little problem with tech support. The training programs are not very good.

Recommendations

Learn all the steps to each function first. It is a very detailed program.

 
 

Jason from DataSpan
Specialty: High Technology

December 2014

December 2014

A little cumbersome, but all the data I need is there. Consultant.

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Likes Best

The product is simple to use, which is also what I like least because that leads to few layers of data availability.

Likes Least

Simplicity. Not a lot of depth to the product. More functionality would be nice.

Recommendations

Look at the feature list. Make sure there is some customization available.

 
 
 
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Keith from Trinity Lighting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Good ERP - very customizable

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Value for Money

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Value
Support

Handles all of our needs from sales to accounting

Pros

Easy to use. You have the ability to customize almost every aspect of the software - at the cost of consultants. Exact is constantly working to get improvements added and they correct bugs when they are found. Customer Service is pretty responsive, but if it too technical, consulting fees may apply.

Cons

Basic reports that should be in the software are not there - can be made if you are familiar with Crystal or you want to pay a consultant to make what you need

Source: Capterra
 

Chris from Foam Supplies

September 2016

September 2016

Macola 10 - Customization is Standard!

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The "core" functionality of Exact Macola 10 is built on previous versions of Exact's ERP softwares. This results in a very stable back-end. The difference between Exact 10 and every other software we considered is the ability to easily customize user interface without special tools or add-ons. All that is needed is an understanding of ASPx and some creativity.

We are a chemical manufacturing company. Our Production workers record their own activity directly into Macola 10, using 100% custom screens. Not only does this reduce errors and increase efficiency, it also gave us additional functionality that we wouldn't of otherwise had. Among other things, we are able to limit the ingredients they see to only those required for the particular step of the production process they are currently on.

Pros

Very customizable while still providing a very stable back-end.

Cons

Some of the newer features don't meet expectations - the web services pieces, for example, aren't great.

Source: Capterra
 

Jeromie from Glemco, Inc.

September 2016

September 2016

EM10 has by far one of the best developments

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We migrated from Macola Progression to Exact Macola 10 over a year ago. With the addition of workspaces we've been able to simplify each users interface, display real time report information on that workspace, and give them the tools they need within 2 clicks of a mouse from that same user interface.

Source: Capterra