Macola vs. SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Macola
Score 4.3 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
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a modular cloud ERP software designed for every business need – powered by AI and analytics. SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables users to run mission-critical operations in real time from anywhere, introduce new business models in an industry, and expand globally. It can be deployed either on premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid combination for quicker time-to-value.
$0
per month FUE users*
Pricing
MacolaSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Custom Pricing
per month FUE users*
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MacolaSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details* FUE = Full user equivalent, which allows flexible customer choice among: 1 Advanced user, 3 Core-users, or 30 self-service users per FUE. Minimum purchase is 35 FUEs.
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Community Pulse
MacolaSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
MacolaSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
9.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.8
221 Ratings
8% above category average
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings7.7183 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings7.3190 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings7.4186 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Macola
7.0
2 Ratings
3% below category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.3
328 Ratings
1% above category average
API for custom integration7.02 Ratings7.4314 Ratings
Plug-ins7.02 Ratings7.2289 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Macola
9.5
2 Ratings
15% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
8.3
374 Ratings
2% above category average
Single sign-on capability10.02 Ratings8.6348 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.02 Ratings8.1367 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
17% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.2
373 Ratings
3% above category average
Dashboards10.02 Ratings7.2347 Ratings
Standard reports8.02 Ratings7.5368 Ratings
Custom reports7.02 Ratings7.1346 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
15% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
8.3
358 Ratings
9% above category average
Accounts payable8.02 Ratings8.0356 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.02 Ratings8.0345 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
10% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
8.0
317 Ratings
2% above category average
Inventory tracking10.02 Ratings8.2309 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.01 Ratings8.2269 Ratings
Location management9.02 Ratings7.3263 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.6
2 Ratings
10% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.8
333 Ratings
0% above category average
Pricing9.01 Ratings7.6315 Ratings
Order entry9.02 Ratings8.2324 Ratings
Credit card processing7.92 Ratings7.623 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.02 Ratings7.8306 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 S/4HANA Cloud
-
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 S/4HANA Cloud
-
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
16% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
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 S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Fulfillment Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
10% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Work Execution8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Macola
8.0
2 Ratings
9% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Inventory Planning8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
MacolaSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.6
(416 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(9 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(309 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(75 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
MacolaSAP S/4HANA Cloud
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 S/4HANA Cloud leverages an in-memory database, allowing for real-time data processing and analytics. This enables organizations to make informed decisions based on up-to-the-minute information S/4HANA Cloud integrates various business modules, including finance, procurement, sales, manufacturing, and supply chain. This integration facilitates seamless data flow across different functional areas
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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
  • Complete production cycle, right from planning to final product manufacturing.
  • Keeping all documents in one place, with ability to upload important stuff against the particular entries.
  • Maintain trail of any changes made to data, validations at the right places and methodological working of each process
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Cons
ECi Software Solutions
  • Integration with other software
  • Migration from another application
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SAP
  • The complex integration we have with ERPs make it difficult to move or upgrade to SAP S4 HANA. Reimplementing all integrations and not impact business is a challenge
  • Requires a lot of tedious testing so that no role or function is impacted
  • Very time consuming to implement or upgrade. For large corporations it would take years to slowly migrate to S4HANA
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Likelihood to Renew
ECi Software Solutions
No answers on this topic
SAP
The cost of SAP as an ERP is quite high and the switching costs associated with ERP systems are even higher. That being said moving from one ERP to another only happens once in a great while for large organizations. Those switching costs include retraining, IT hardware requirements, outside consultants and more
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Usability
ECi Software Solutions
No answers on this topic
SAP
Modern User Interface:
The system features a contemporary and visually appealing interface, promoting a more engaging user experience.
Role-Based Access:
Users access role-specific dashboards and functionalities, ensuring a personalized experience tailored to their responsibilities.
Intuitive Navigation:
Streamlined menus and navigation paths contribute to an intuitive user experience, reducing the learning curve for new users.
Responsive Design:
The platform is designed to be responsive across various devices, allowing users to access information and perform tasks on desktops, tablets, or mobile devices
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Support Rating
ECi Software Solutions
No answers on this topic
SAP
The technical support received by the ITT design teams and OS implementation team has been very useful in ensuring that the SAP ERP is well-tailored to our company's specific needs and operations. This coupled with the training materials, business process maps, and concept demos (sand-box demos) makes adoption easy on end-users.
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Implementation Rating
ECi Software Solutions
No answers on this topic
SAP
Implementation was as expected. We had minor issues with our Z* transactions, but nothing special. Some tables were extended and needed regeneration. Overall satisfactions is good.
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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
In our quest for an ERP solution, we evaluated alternatives such as Oracle ERP Cloud and Microsoft Dynamics 365. However, SAP S/4HANA Cloud's reputation for advanced analytics, scalability, and seamless integration with other SAP solutions made it the natural choice for our organization's digital journey.
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Return on Investment
ECi Software Solutions
  • Lower software costs.
  • Less maintenance.
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SAP
  • Cost Savings and Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO):
  • While the initial implementation costs might be significant, the centralized data management and automation features can lead to cost savings over time. This might be achieved through reduced manual labor, better inventory control, optimized procurement processes, and streamlined operations, resulting in a lower TCO.
  • Better Visibility and Compliance:
  • The system's ability to offer comprehensive data visibility can enhance compliance efforts, mitigating risks and ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements. This can lead to reduced fines or penalties related to non-compliance issues.
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ScreenShots

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Screenshots

Screenshot of the Order to Cash Dashboard - For the management of the order-to-cash process more efficiently across revenue streams and business models - including sales of physical and digital goods, services, subscriptions, projects, and bundles.Screenshot of Sales Management Overview - Helps ensure sales reps meet their goals with an overview of orders and key sales performance metrics, with status tracking for each order in real time for the early detection of potential issues.Screenshot of Purchasing Spend Dashboard - For weighing various aspects of purchasing spend through quick access to clear, complete, and real-time data, with less risk, and without opening different reports and transactions.Screenshot of Operational Supplier Evaluation - Provides a transparent overview of suppliers. Users can approve the most reliable vendors and get the right mix to serve business needs while reducing risk.Screenshot of Inventory Management - Provides visibility to manage supply chains, to mitigate risk, avoid unnecessary costs, maximize efficiency, and fulfill customer orders on time.Screenshot of Inventory Processing - Enables real-time supply chain visibility and provides meaningful metrics, with customizable dashboards and reports that display real-time inventory that track the status of inbound and outbound deliveries.