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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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.
Rachel Stansel | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Manufacturing Execution

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.
Pradip Ray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Pay calculation
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Benefit plan administration
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Direct deposit files
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Salary revision and increment management
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Reimbursement management
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution

Customization

Macola
6.9
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
API for custom integration
Macola
7.2
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
Plug-ins
Macola
6.7
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0

Security

Macola
9.4
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
Single sign-on capability
Macola
9.8
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
8.7
Dashboards
Macola
9.5
SAP Manufacturing Execution
7.0
Standard reports
Macola
7.5
SAP Manufacturing Execution
9.0
Custom reports
Macola
7.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Macola
8.6
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Accounts payable
Macola
7.8
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Accounts receivable
Macola
8.7
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Global Financial Support
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Macola
9.4
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Intercompany Accounting
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Localizations
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Journals and Reconciliations
Macola
8.2
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Enterprise Accounting
Macola
7.7
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Configurable Accounting
Macola
9.4
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Centralized Rules Framework
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Standardized Processes
Macola
9.8
SAP Manufacturing Execution

Inventory Management

Macola
8.6
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
Inventory tracking
Macola
9.7
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
Automatic reordering
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
Location management
Macola
8.5
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
Manufacturing module
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0

Order Management

Macola
8.3
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Pricing
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Order entry
Macola
9.2
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Credit card processing
Macola
6.9
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Cost of goods sold
Macola
9.2
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Order Orchestration
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
End-to-end order visibility
Macola
6.9
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Order exception Resolution
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution

Subledger and Financial Process

Macola
8.7
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Automated Invoice Processing
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Shared Services Payments
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Billings Management
Macola
8.7
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Customer Receipt Applications
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Customer Collections
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Revenue Recognition
Macola
8.8
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Cash Management
Macola
8.2
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Asset Management
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Travel & Expense Management
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Period Close
Macola
10.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Transactions Tax
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Subledger Reconciliations
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution

Project Financial Management

Macola
8.3
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Budgeting and Forecasting
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Project Costing
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Cost Capture
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Capital Project Management
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Customer Invoicing
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Customer Contract Compliance
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Project Revenue Recognition
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Project Financials Dashboard
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Real-time Financial Reporting
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Embedded Business Intelligence
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Project Planning Collaboration
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution

Grants Management

Macola
8.8
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Award Lifecycle Management
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Spending Control
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Indirect Cost Management
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Billing
Macola
10.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution

Procurement

Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Macola
7.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Supplier Management
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Supplier Portal
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution

Logistics

Macola
8.9
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Freight Payment Automation
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Fulfillment Management
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Inventory Visibility
Macola
9.7
SAP Manufacturing Execution

Manufacturing

Macola
8.3
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
Work Execution
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
Advanced Fulfillment
Macola
9.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
Manufacturing Costs
Macola
7.8
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Production Process Design
Macola
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
Production Management
Macola
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
Configuration Management
Macola
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
Work Definition
Macola
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0

Supply Chain

Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Inventory Planning
Macola
8.0
SAP Manufacturing Execution

Pros

Macola

  • Simplifying min/max inventory reviews
  • PO entry and receiving
  • Order entry and production order entry
  • Custom reporting and high level reviews
Rachel Stansel | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Manufacturing Execution

  • 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.
Pradip Ray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Macola

  • Integration with other software
  • Migration from another application
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Manufacturing Execution

  • 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.
Pradip Ray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Macola

We did not try any other products. We migrated to Macola from an older product.
Rachel Stansel | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Manufacturing Execution

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.
Pradip Ray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Macola

  • Lower software costs.
  • Less maintenance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Manufacturing Execution

  • Production house is more efficient now.
  • Less paperwork improved means less unproductive work on the shop floor.
  • Regulatory audits are more efficient.
Pradip Ray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Macola

General

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

SAP Manufacturing Execution

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Macola
7.5
SAP Manufacturing Execution
9.0

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