Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acumatica
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Acumatica delivers a set of cloud-based business software applications with dashboards, reporting tools, integrated document management, centralized security, and customization tools.
$1,000
per year
Macola
Score 5.6 out of 10
N/A
ECI Software Solutions offers Macola (now edition Macola 10), an enterprise resource planning (ERP) for small manufacturers emphasizing business process management and accounting.N/A
Pricing
AcumaticaMacola
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcumaticaMacola
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is always consumption-based with no five-year lock-ins or termination penalties. The Acumatica ERP pricing structure allows adding casual users, suppliers, and customers without paying for additional licenses. The cost is based on the features and resources utilized, not on the number of users who access the system. An Acumatica partner works with users to understand specific requirements, determine the proper resources and modules for the company, and presents a price for the license.
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Community Pulse
AcumaticaMacola
Considered Both Products
Acumatica
Chose Acumatica
A lot of them had the same kind of pluses and minuses, but we really liked our consultant, we followed them from Macola and so really our consultant was definitely the one that knocked it over the edge.
Chose Acumatica
Being able to access Acumatica remotely puts Acumatica miles ahead of our previous solution.
Macola

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AcumaticaMacola
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
58 Ratings
18% above category average
Macola
9.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Pay calculation7.850 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.135 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.747 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
164 Ratings
15% above category average
Macola
7.0
2 Ratings
4% below category average
API for custom integration8.5152 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Plug-ins8.4148 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.6
203 Ratings
7% above category average
Macola
9.5
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Single sign-on capability8.8164 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.4200 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
209 Ratings
17% above category average
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Dashboards8.5197 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standard reports8.0206 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Custom reports8.4201 Ratings7.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
432 Ratings
15% above category average
Macola
8.8
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Accounts payable8.7421 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.6329 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.1115 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers8.5166 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.6315 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.5191 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.6206 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
262 Ratings
9% above category average
Macola
8.7
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Inventory tracking8.3258 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.6109 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Location management8.6141 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
270 Ratings
13% above category average
Macola
8.6
2 Ratings
11% above category average
Pricing8.2236 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Order entry8.7242 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Credit card processing8.5165 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.2226 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.0108 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
301 Ratings
18% above category average
Macola
8.7
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Billing Management8.6171 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.6278 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.7124 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.7128 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Period Close8.7182 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
9.9
4 Ratings
26% above category average
Macola
8.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting9.64 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Costing9.93 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost Capture9.93 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management10.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance10.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition9.93 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.1
90 Ratings
18% above category average
Macola
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling8.183 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers8.480 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality8.168 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools8.044 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.2
32 Ratings
10% above category average
Macola
8.8
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management8.632 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.7
170 Ratings
11% above category average
Macola
8.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.448 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Contract Authoring8.731 Ratings00 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated8.1140 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management8.173 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
49 Ratings
30% above category average
Macola
-
Ratings
Risk Repository8.637 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management8.741 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments8.738 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Detection8.740 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification8.633 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
69 Ratings
26% above category average
Macola
9.0
2 Ratings
29% above category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization7.250 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management7.947 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management7.339 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management8.255 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management7.751 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.9
77 Ratings
19% above category average
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Production Process Design7.963 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.170 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management8.365 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution8.556 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.967 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
89 Ratings
17% above category average
Macola
8.0
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Forecasting7.577 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.882 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Performance Monitoring7.873 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
50 Ratings
20% above category average
Macola
-
Ratings
Proposal Management8.741 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management8.348 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
AcumaticaMacola
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(479 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(26 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(19 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.7
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.8
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcumaticaMacola
Likelihood to Recommend
Acumatica
I'm so new to it. I mean it has a lot of capabilities. So I'm used to working with Infor products, so I'm used to large ERP systems and I haven't seen anything that makes me question Acumatica. It seems like I can customize anything and have the system to do what I need. So I mean that's one advantage point why we selected Acumatica is because it can be tailored to our business and to what we need and the way we want to do it
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ECI Software Solutions
Well suited for larger companies, and this is only becoming more the case with the new ownership. Smaller companies could at one time buy only the modules they required. This is now not possible, so you end up with a number of modules you do not need. It is best suited for a company needing a full MRP and is going to be overkill for a service based company that does not require inventory management.
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Pros
Acumatica
  • Streamlines our processes and simplifies our systems. Previously, we had to manage two software systems to handle an order and get it out the door with proper shipping documentation. Now, we were able to deploy the shipping document creation inline with the sales order process and streamline our process. This allows us to save about $3K a year just on time savings alone (in creating shipping documentation). This was a nice win for us for this project.
  • Financial Reporting is simplified and flexible for our needs. We are estimating a time savings of around $14.5K per year in time spent creating reports through manual manipulation. The reporting capabilities are much more flexible and allow for greater visibility than our previous ERP.
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ECI Software Solutions
  • Simplifying min/max inventory reviews
  • PO entry and receiving
  • Order entry and production order entry
  • Custom reporting and high level reviews
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Cons
Acumatica
  • Manufacturing suite. You have all the time. So for the Manufacturing edition, you're able to have negative issues that are unlimited and are not balanced into a job that needs to be improved. The mobile app itself for warehouse picking and management sets the default item to one. This is not how most warehouses that I've ever worked at operate. Bomb hierarchy and respectful of child elements. These are nitty gritty elements, but these are kind of down-and-dirty items that need to improve. But overall it's pretty good.
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ECI Software Solutions
  • Integration with other software
  • Migration from another application
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Likelihood to Renew
Acumatica
We aren’t going to switch at this point! It’s a great system and we are looking forward to realizing the full potential of the system once we can find a VAR who has a bench that can support us.
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ECI Software Solutions
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Usability
Acumatica
Most "things" are intuitive which makes the software nice. A few other "things" make no sense and come from a programmers mind, not a users experience.
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ECI Software Solutions
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Performance
Acumatica
there have been some performance issues
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ECI Software Solutions
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Support Rating
Acumatica
We used Acumatica Support directly for the first year or so. Overall it's pretty good, but sometimes the support staff wasn't educated on the customizations we had, nor was I as the Customer as I couldn't remember which things were customized and which things were out of the box, so when there was an error, there were some misunderstandings.
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ECI Software Solutions
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Implementation Rating
Acumatica
I'd say the partner selection is critically important. I think the software is very easy to implement. It's very customizable to your business. Finding a partner that will work with you to understand your business and your needs is the critical piece to make sure that the system goes along with it.
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ECI Software Solutions
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Alternatives Considered
Acumatica
Well, we decided to go with Acumatica and I believe it was a really good decision. The VAR was a big part of that as well because of their insights and knowledge, but I just felt Acumatica was the right fit for us in size and it had the capabilities we needed, but it also wasn't overkill.
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ECI Software Solutions
We did not try any other products. We migrated to Macola from an older product.
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Return on Investment
Acumatica
  • Definitely positive because we're able to give data to the end users much quicker. Were they able to make more accurate and timely financial decisions and kind of know where they're at, and how much money do I have left to spend for the month? Things like that. And our CFO is able to utilize the data more quickly.
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ECI Software Solutions
  • Lower software costs.
  • Less maintenance.
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ScreenShots

Acumatica Screenshots

Screenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Device SupportScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Production Manager DashboardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Production Schedule BoardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP -Warehouse Manager DashboardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Purchasing Manager DashboardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Sales Manager Dashboard