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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.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/E6/Bj/BDQ1O52ZNT2K.JPEGMacola and Small Manufacturing CompaniesWe are a manufacturing company and have used Macola as our MRP system since 2011. We find it easy to use across the organization from engineering to accounting. We use the BOM/Inventory, RMA, AR, AP, PO, Order Entry and GL modules. As a small business, we do not use a number of the other modules. We have found the software to be user-friendly for the most part, although there are some strange quirks that can be frustrating. For example, if you partially invoice an order and the remaining items are at no cost, the invoice enters a no-man-land where it both shows as open and yet is not retrievable. The only solution is generating a new order. Despite these small items, the program has worked smoothly for us. We enjoy the ability to customize the system and to add-in features, especially the ability to process credit cards in the program. For managers, the newer reporting features are very helpful for monitoring sales and inventory. Reporting through sql or crystal reports makes the creation of custom reports simple which is important especially in relation to custom facing documents.,Simplifying min/max inventory reviews PO entry and receiving Order entry and production order entry Custom reporting and high level reviews,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,5,Streamlining of processes Time savings with built in high level reporting Customized notifications to customers with receipts and invoices,
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November 28, 2018

Review: "Macola and Small Manufacturing Companies"

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We are a manufacturing company and have used Macola as our MRP system since 2011. We find it easy to use across the organization from engineering to accounting. We use the BOM/Inventory, RMA, AR, AP, PO, Order Entry and GL modules. As a small business, we do not use a number of the other modules. We have found the software to be user-friendly for the most part, although there are some strange quirks that can be frustrating. For example, if you partially invoice an order and the remaining items are at no cost, the invoice enters a no-man-land where it both shows as open and yet is not retrievable. The only solution is generating a new order. Despite these small items, the program has worked smoothly for us. We enjoy the ability to customize the system and to add-in features, especially the ability to process credit cards in the program. For managers, the newer reporting features are very helpful for monitoring sales and inventory. Reporting through sql or crystal reports makes the creation of custom reports simple which is important especially in relation to custom facing documents.
  • Simplifying min/max inventory reviews
  • PO entry and receiving
  • Order entry and production order entry
  • Custom reporting and high level reviews
  • 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
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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Macola Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

API for custom integration (1)
8
Plug-ins (1)
5
Single sign-on capability (1)
9
Role-based user permissions (1)
9
Dashboards (1)
7
Standard reports (1)
5
Custom reports (1)
7
Accounts payable (1)
7
Accounts receivable (1)
7
Primary and Secondary Ledgers (1)
6
Journals and Reconciliations (1)
9
Enterprise Accounting (1)
6
Configurable Accounting (1)
6
Standardized Processes (1)
9
Inventory tracking (1)
8
Location management (1)
6
Manufacturing module (1)
8
Order entry (1)
10
Credit card processing (1)
1
Cost of goods sold (1)
10
End-to-end order visibility (1)
1
Billings Management (1)
7
Revenue Recognition (1)
8
Cash Management (1)
9
Subledger Reconciliations (1)
9
Inventory Visibility (1)
8
Manufacturing Costs (1)
7
Inventory Planning (1)
8

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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.

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