Exact Online vs. Macola

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Exact Online
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Exact Online is a configurable, cloud-based multi-purpose Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Suite from global company Exact Software, headquartered in the Netherlands.N/A
Macola
Score 4.6 out of 10
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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
Exact OnlineMacola
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Exact OnlineMacola
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Exact OnlineMacola
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Exact OnlineMacola
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
7.5
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Macola
7.0
2 Ratings
3% below category average
API for custom integration8.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Plug-ins7.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
8.0
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Macola
9.5
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Single sign-on capability8.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
4.7
1 Ratings
38% below category average
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Dashboards4.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standard reports6.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Custom reports4.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
6.9
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Macola
8.8
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Accounts payable7.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support5.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers5.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations6.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Configurable Accounting7.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
7.0
1 Ratings
12% below category average
Macola
8.7
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Inventory tracking7.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
6.7
1 Ratings
15% below category average
Macola
8.6
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Pricing7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Order entry7.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Cost of goods sold6.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
6.7
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Macola
8.7
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Billing Management7.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management7.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Period Close7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
6.7
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Macola
8.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting8.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Costing8.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost Capture7.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management7.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance6.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition7.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
-
Ratings
Macola
9.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
-
Ratings
Macola
8.8
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
-
Ratings
Macola
8.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
-
Ratings
Macola
9.0
2 Ratings
27% above category average
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
-
Ratings
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Work Execution00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Exact Online
-
Ratings
Macola
8.0
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Inventory Planning00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Exact OnlineMacola
Likelihood to Recommend
4.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Exact OnlineMacola
Likelihood to Recommend
Exact Software
If you are a big company and have an active accountant then this system can be for you, it has many options but you need dedication. But the price starts from €39 and then you are not there...Most of the time you need other options to make it complete. Like ERP functions + €199~ want to book hours? +€129. And this is all per month... It goes up so fast that it's not interesting for small companies. When there are better options on the market that are even free...
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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
Exact Software
  • Complete pack with many options, use it as CRM, ERP or simply for your bookings.
  • Many connections with external programs, webshops, etc.
  • Automatic backups.
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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
Exact Software
  • Support... It's bad, and when you want to stop or step back it's near impossible.
  • Price, they tend to increase it without warning, and with all the extras it goes up fast.
  • If you wanna spend all your time in accounting buy Exact... It can be complex and many handlings needs to be done.
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ECi Software Solutions
  • Integration with other software
  • Migration from another application
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Alternatives Considered
Exact Software
I would not select Exact Online, but I can direct you to better options. Due to the high price, getting behind the competition and support I would suggest options like Zoho Books for you bookings, or CyberStockroom as ERP. And here in the Netherlands e-boekhouden.nl is a real nice, cheap, and fast working booking platform for the smaller companies.
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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
Exact Software
  • Negative: High costs and implement time turned 1 client in to the negative, and after 2 years of use wants to stop.
  • Positive: Once an ERP connection is running you can automate a lot in the process.
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ECi Software Solutions
  • Lower software costs.
  • Less maintenance.
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