Macola vs. SAP Manufacturing Execution

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Macola
Score 4.9 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
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
SAP Manufacturing Execution is the company's MES designed to digitally control, monitor, and automate manufacturing operations.N/A
Pricing
MacolaSAP Manufacturing Execution
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MacolaSAP Manufacturing Execution
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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MacolaSAP Manufacturing Execution
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Features
MacolaSAP Manufacturing Execution
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
9.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Macola
7.0
2 Ratings
3% below category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
API for custom integration7.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Plug-ins7.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Macola
9.5
2 Ratings
15% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Single sign-on capability10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
15% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
8.7
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Dashboards10.02 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Standard reports8.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Custom reports7.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.8
2 Ratings
14% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Accounts payable8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.7
2 Ratings
9% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Inventory tracking10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Location management9.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.6
2 Ratings
10% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Pricing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing7.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.7
2 Ratings
16% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Billing Management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.8
1 Ratings
17% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Macola
9.0
2 Ratings
27% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Fulfillment Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
9% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
27% above category average
Work Execution8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Process Design00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Production Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.0
2 Ratings
7% above category average
SAP Manufacturing Execution
-
Ratings
Inventory Planning8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
MacolaSAP Manufacturing Execution
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
MacolaSAP Manufacturing Execution
Likelihood to Recommend
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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SAP
SAP Manufacturing Execution is suitable for desecrate manufacturing. For the complex routing of the product, this software ensures users do not by mistake start executing the wrong steps. This is the best tool to track and work on nonconformance and rework scenarios. This is most suitable when the landscape has SAP ERP in place.
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Pros
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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SAP
  • Visual routing ensures the production line layout is as appropriate as shown on the application.
  • Production house needs a lot of data to do an in-process inspection of the product. ERP might not need that. SAP ME provides that place to do every data collection.
  • Nonconformance functionality ensures when needed the product goes to the appropriate station to get repaired. Also, data collection can raise NC and can move the product to a particular station to get an issue corrected.
  • All the information is well integrated with SAP ERP and makes SAP ME more valuable for the organization.
  • SAP MII also comes along with SAP ME helps to get the application well integrated with the shop floor equipment.
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Cons
ECi Software Solutions
  • Integration with other software
  • Migration from another application
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SAP
  • ODS or the BI part of the ME needed more improvement.
  • The archiving job needs to be more robust.
  • Database indexes need to me more analyzed and setup as per the organization requirement.
  • SAP MII UI integration plugin to be developed for increased usability of this application.
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Alternatives Considered
ECi Software Solutions
We did not try any other products. We migrated to Macola from an older product.
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SAP
There was no product evaluated before using SAP ME. This replaced the custom homegrown MES system. The custom MES system had a lot of issues with the integration with SAP ERP. While evaluating the situation, SAP MII was the initial tool used to create the integration of the custom MES. We later found the fully functional tool SAP ME off the shelf had several functionalities out of the box.
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Return on Investment
ECi Software Solutions
  • Lower software costs.
  • Less maintenance.
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SAP
  • Production house is more efficient now.
  • Less paperwork improved means less unproductive work on the shop floor.
  • Regulatory audits are more efficient.
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