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Macola

3 Ratings

Aptean Intuitive ERP

8 Ratings
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Score 6.9 out of 101

Macola

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Likelihood to Recommend

Aptean Intuitive ERP

If you have a programmer and are willing to let them learn the system and want software to function the way you run your business this may work well. If you do not have a programmer on staff and are willing to change your business to match the software but think in the future you may wish to modify your ERP software this may work out well. If you want something you can modify quickly this is not a good choice. If you do not wish to modify the code nor your business practices an evaluation would be required. It does allow substantial modifications, but there are areas it may not fit with your business so well. It is possible that Intuitive may happen to make the options you require available in the future.
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Macola

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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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Aptean Intuitive ERP
8.0
Macola
6.5
API for custom integration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
8.0
Macola
8.0
Plug-ins
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Macola
5.0

Security

Aptean Intuitive ERP
8.0
Macola
9.0
Single sign-on capability
Aptean Intuitive ERP
8.0
Macola
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Aptean Intuitive ERP
8.0
Macola
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
6.3
Dashboards
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Macola
7.0
Standard reports
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
5.0
Custom reports
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.1
Macola
7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.9
Macola
7.1
Accounts payable
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
7.0
Accounts receivable
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
7.0
Global Financial Support
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Macola
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
6.0
Intercompany Accounting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Macola
Localizations
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
Journals and Reconciliations
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
9.0
Enterprise Accounting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Macola
6.0
Configurable Accounting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
6.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Macola
Standardized Processes
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
9.0

Inventory Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.7
Macola
7.3
Inventory tracking
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
8.0
Automatic reordering
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
Location management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
6.0
Manufacturing module
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.9
Macola
8.0

Order Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
5.5
Pricing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
Order entry
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.1
Macola
10.0
Credit card processing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
1.0
Cost of goods sold
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
10.0
Order Orchestration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
End-to-end order visibility
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Macola
1.0
Order exception Resolution
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola

Subledger and Financial Process

Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
8.3
Automated Invoice Processing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Macola
Shared Services Payments
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Macola
Billings Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
7.0
Customer Receipt Applications
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
Customer Collections
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
Revenue Recognition
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
8.0
Cash Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
9.0
Period Close
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
Transactions Tax
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Macola
Subledger Reconciliations
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
9.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola

Project Financial Management

Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.4
Macola
Budgeting and Forecasting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
Project Costing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Macola
Cost Capture
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Macola
Capital Project Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
3.0
Macola
Customer Invoicing
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Macola
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Macola
Project Financials Dashboard
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Macola
Real-time Financial Reporting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Macola
Embedded Business Intelligence
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Macola
Project Planning Collaboration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
4.0
Macola

Procurement

Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.8
Macola
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Macola
Sourcing Analysis
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Macola
Electronic Signatures
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Macola
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
Supplier Assessment
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
Supplier Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Macola
Supplier Portal
Aptean Intuitive ERP
5.0
Macola

Manufacturing

Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.6
Macola
7.0
Production Process Design
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
Production Management
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
Work Definition
Aptean Intuitive ERP
6.0
Macola
Work Execution
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
Manufacturing Costs
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
7.0

Supply Chain

Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
8.0
Forecasting
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
Inventory Planning
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola
8.0
Performance Monitoring
Aptean Intuitive ERP
7.0
Macola

Logistics

Aptean Intuitive ERP
Macola
8.0
Inventory Visibility
Aptean Intuitive ERP
Macola
8.0

Pros

  • Easily allows adding fields to the database. The data manager reads all fields, so just adding a field automatically brings it over.
  • Optionally purchasing a tool called "Form Wizard" allows non-programmers to add new fields to a form and move around existing fields freeing up the developer to work on other things.
  • They have a wrapper for the DevXpress grid which allows individual users to add and remove columns pertinent to their specific job.
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  • 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

  • Documentation. The design of en extensible system works well once you figure it out. Some things can be tricky and time consuming.
  • They provide no support for customizations. I can understand not wanting to help write specific custom code, but they refuse to even tell anyone what a method on a base class does unless you pay them $200 an hour.
  • Their proprietary design can cause modifications to take longer. If you use one of their forms you can not load it, you must call their launch function and put you code in the "Execute" method. If they were more standardized the documentation issue would not be so bad.
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  • Viewing negative inventory requires a custom report
  • Physical inventory process is unnecessarily complex with multiple inventory locations having to be run separately
  • Capturing of labor on partially closed production orders is not ratio based
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Likelihood to Renew

Aptean Intuitive ERP10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have a lot invested in this from user education to customizations. It would be hard to justify the cost for changing.
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Alternatives Considered

This is the only ERP product I have used.
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We did not try any other products. We migrated to Macola from an older product.
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Return on Investment

  • Since we can customize it I would like to think it has been beneficial.
  • It is difficult to measure how well business would have done without the software.
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  • Streamlining of processes
  • Time savings with built in high level reporting
  • Customized notifications to customers with receipts and invoices
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Pricing Details

Aptean Intuitive ERP

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Macola

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details