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.

Order entry - mobile
Order entry - mobile
Order entry - mobile
Order entry - desktop
Order entry - desktop
Order inquiry - mobile
Order inquiry - mobile
Order inquiry - desktop
Order inquiry - desktop
Item inquiry - mobile
Item inquiry - mobile
Item inquiry - desktop
Item inquiry - desktop

Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10



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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Very useful tool

Pros

It's easy to use and very customizable allowing to add a number of custom solutions and integrate numerous applications.

Cons

I believe it could be designed better as it requires too many steps to take actions. But it's not a big problem.

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Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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May 2018

Great, web-based ERP platform.

Pros

This product has been around for a while so it's pretty battle tested. Macola 10 is web-based so more progressive in design.

Cons

There are still some bugs that come up now and then that need to be addressed by they help desk staff.

Kristofer from Furniture Warehouse Outlet/Jordan Mfg. Co. Inc.

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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May 2018

Program feels outdated and is not very user friendly. It almost never freezes or force closes.

Pros

I like the amount of things it can do all in one system. Very reliable with very few and far between hiccups.

Cons

It feels old and outdated. It also isn't very user friendly. You have to have a different window open for every task you do.

Arlex from EYEMAR EXPRESS

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March 2018

Macola the ERP for light manufacturing.

When I worked at Alaso I was Product Director and was responsible for the engineering changes and the materials list of the products.

Pros

Macola is an extraordinary ERP has modules for all business areas of small and medium enterprises.

With Macola you can automate the management of a business throughout your value chain.

Cons

Macola's weakness is that its escalation to large organizations has a tendency to be unstable.

I consider that macola can improve in its reports, when I use it I think that report database editors like Cristal Reports give more options in this regard.

Brian from Smiths Power

Specialty:  Industrial Machinery

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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March 2018

Macola Manufacturing

Pros

This sorts our product correctly and handles our orders correctly. Does everything that we need it to do.

Cons

Not very user friendly, many processes to go through to be able to anything. Cannot easily produce invoices.

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January 2018

Wonderful if you have the money

Pros

Our team looked into purchasing Macola for our main ERP software - until we saw the price. Now don't get me wrong, they're great. They had directed picking and put away, cloud based backup, multi-level BoM structuring, Build Estimates, etc. Lots of functionality.

Cons

The price point for the package was just a little too high for us right now. It felt like for the price, it was better to find something that had almost the same functionality for 1/2 the price.

Juan Carlos from Tecnomotum

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December 2017

I used this ERp in my last job, is very useful, it has many power to make your own tools with it

It was a tool for daily job, so this tool beefing up the prductivity all time...

Pros

- You can create your own tools, in previous editions with VB6 and the with .net, that makes great experience even if you don't know very well how to use Visual Basic, because if the ERP doesn't have and function that you need, you can create it!
- Support for Databases is awesome and the performance, I never have some problem with this ERP, in fact, sometimes I had to use it throught VPN and it works great.

Cons

- For some people the problem is Front end, it looks like "Old software" for me it is not a a problem, because despite of this "problem" the UX is good and is better in new versions.

Rebecca from Infinite Electronics

Specialty:  Electronics

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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November 2017

We use this for manufacturing and sales

Pros

This program is thorough and mostly complete, information is accessible. I believe is was not costly for our company.

Cons

This program requires you to go through many steps to complete simple tasks. I believe it could be designed better.

Keith from Trinity Lighting

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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September 2017

Good ERP - very customizable

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

Steve from Olympia Sales Co.

Specialty:  Other Industry

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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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.

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

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August 2017

Full ERP Integration Solution Makes Macola 10 a Winner

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

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July 2017

Great integration process in all the business areas.

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

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June 2017

M10

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

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June 2017

The add-on accounting package that became our ERP!

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

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June 2017

It works, but basic at this level

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.

Brandon from Hinkle Hardscapes

Specialty:  Consumer Products

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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May 2017

Solid Product, Can be a bit confusing

Pros

Ultimately, Macola does what it's designed to do. Allows for accurate inventory tracking, billing, and journal entries.

Cons

The interface is not necessarily as user friendly as it could be. I would probably recommend a more modern look and feel.

Court from Design Ideas, Ltd.

Specialty:  Consumer Products

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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April 2017

Almost 30 years and still going strong

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

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February 2017

Macola

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.

Ken from Superkengaming

Specialty:  Software / Technology

Number of employees:  1 employee

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November 2016

Food Industry's Best Friend

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.

Steve from IT Hands Inc.

Specialty:  Software / Technology

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2016

The visual graphics and statistics are great

Exact Macola is a real time ERP app to help businesses. The one of best feature i like about it is the user interface. The visuals are great and attract users. Ot provides statistics in the form of visual charts and images, which helps understanding the data and status. Customers details can be managed really well.

Pros

Great User interface to understand and work with this system. Provides options to manage customers data easily and all info can be tracked anytime.


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