About Macola


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 ā”€ 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 ā€“ from design to delivery.



Read More

Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

30 Reviews of Macola

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.10 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(8)

4 stars

(16)

3 stars

(6)

2 stars

(0)

1 stars

(0)

Likelihood to Recommend

Not likely

Very likely

Showing 1-10 of 30 reviews

June 2017

Dave from JL Darling LLC

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

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.

December 2018

John from Country Life Natural Foods

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

December 2018

A flexible ERP solution, but limited integrations

Pros

We've used Macola software for over 20 years in our business. We recently upgraded to the newest version (Macola 10) almost 2 years ago. We are in manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and e-commerce. We've worked with a Reseller who has been very helpful in supporting the software. You can customize the software, but it can get expensive depending on what customizations you need.

Cons

Macola 10 is owned by a software company called ECi. They recently announced they are severing all ties with their reseller partners. They are forcing all customers to now get support directly with them and are increasing the support costs. We're being told that we can't work with our reseller anymore and instead have to get consulting and professional services directly through ECi. At this point, I don't know if I would recommend any new customers to choose Macola 10.

December 2017

Juan Carlos from Tecnomotum

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

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.

August 2017

Elcio from Corvalent Corporation

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

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.

November 2018

Steve from Carpentry, Interior Design

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2018

We have used Macola ERP software for the last 32 years to run our business

Pros

Once you get everything configured and set up the software performs perfectly. We have occasional issues and support will take the time to trouble shoot with us and fix the problems. They are migrating to synergy and the interface is powerful. Integrates well with Excel and Crystal reports. Good support team.

Cons

Some of the menu's and program titles are written in a European spelling. We are struggling to get Double declining balance method of depreciation to work. It took a while to get Payroll to work, but now that its working, it's doing the job well.

June 2017

SUSAN from WHALEN LLC

Company Size: 201-500 employees


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

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.

September 2016

Patrick from good2grow


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

September 2016

An ERP software that will grow with your business!

Pros

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/usersā€™ 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!

Cons

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

September 2017

Keith from Trinity Lighting

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

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

July 2017

Gabriel from Amphenol Sine Systems

Company Size: 201-500 employees


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

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

April 2017

Court from Design Ideas, Ltd.

Company Size: 11-50 employees


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

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.

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support