Macola and Small Manufacturing Companies
Rachel Stansel | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 28, 2018

Macola and Small Manufacturing Companies

Score 5 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Macola

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
  • Streamlining of processes
  • Time savings with built in high level reporting
  • Customized notifications to customers with receipts and invoices
We did not try any other products. We migrated to Macola from an older product.
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.

Macola Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
7
Accounts receivable
7
Global Financial Support
Not Rated
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
6
Intercompany Accounting
Not Rated
Localizations
Not Rated
Journals and Reconciliations
9
Enterprise Accounting
6
Configurable Accounting
6
Centralized Rules Framework
Not Rated
Standardized Processes
9
Automated Invoice Processing
Not Rated
Shared Services Payments
Not Rated
Billings Management
7
Customer Receipt Applications
Not Rated
Customer Collections
Not Rated
Revenue Recognition
8
Cash Management
9
Asset Management
Not Rated
Travel & Expense Management
Not Rated
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Not Rated
Period Close
Not Rated
Transactions Tax
Not Rated
Subledger Reconciliations
9
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
8
Automatic reordering
Not Rated
Location management
6
Manufacturing module
8
Pricing
Not Rated
Order entry
10
Credit card processing
1
Cost of goods sold
10
Order Orchestration
Not Rated
End-to-end order visibility
1
Order exception Resolution
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
7
Standard reports
5
Custom reports
7
API for custom integration
8
Plug-ins
5
Role-based user permissions
9
Single sign-on capability
9
Award Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Spending Control
Not Rated
Indirect Cost Management
Not Rated
Billing
Not Rated
Budgeting and Forecasting
Not Rated
Project Costing
Not Rated
Cost Capture
Not Rated
Capital Project Management
Not Rated
Customer Invoicing
Not Rated
Customer Contract Compliance
Not Rated
Project Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Not Rated
Project Financials Dashboard
Not Rated
Real-time Financial Reporting
Not Rated
Embedded Business Intelligence
Not Rated
Project Planning Collaboration
Not Rated
Project Planning and Scheduling
Not Rated
Project Manager Dashboard
Not Rated
Resource Manager Dashboard
Not Rated
Task Insight for Project Managers
Not Rated
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Team Member Task Collaboration
Not Rated
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Project Candidate Search
Not Rated
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Talent Profiles
Not Rated
Real-Time Project Reporting
Not Rated
Absence Management
Not Rated
Product Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Sourcing Analysis
Not Rated
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Not Rated
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Not Rated
Contract Authoring
Not Rated
Contract Compliance Management
Not Rated
Contract History
Not Rated
Contract Renewal Automation
Not Rated
Contract Repository
Not Rated
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Not Rated
Electronic Signatures
Not Rated
Invoice Automated Matching
Not Rated
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Not Rated
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Not Rated
Spend Compliance Management
Not Rated
Supplier Assessment
Not Rated
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Not Rated
Supplier Management
Not Rated
Supplier Portal
Not Rated
Risk Repository
Not Rated
Control Management
Not Rated
Control Mapping
Not Rated
Control Efficiency Assessments
Not Rated
Automated Control Assessments
Not Rated
Assessment Capture
Not Rated
Issue Detection
Not Rated
Automatic Notification
Not Rated
Remediation and Certification
Not Rated
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Not Rated
Transportation Sourcing Management
Not Rated
Transportation Process Integration
Not Rated
Transportation Execution Management
Not Rated
Freight Payment Automation
Not Rated
Trade Management
Not Rated
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Not Rated
Customs Entry Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Collaboration
Not Rated
Fulfillment Management
Not Rated
Inventory Visibility
8
Warehouse Workforce Management
Not Rated
Production Process Design
Not Rated
Supply Chain Business Flows
Not Rated
Production Management
Not Rated
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Not Rated
Configuration Management
Not Rated
Work Definition
Not Rated
Work Execution
Not Rated
Advanced Fulfillment
Not Rated
Manufacturing Costs
7
Forecasting
Not Rated
Inventory Planning
8
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Not Rated
Performance Monitoring
Not Rated
Ideation Management
Not Rated
Requirements Management
Not Rated
Proposal Management
Not Rated
Innovation Portfolio Management
Not Rated
Product Master Data Management
Not Rated
Vendor Portal
Not Rated
Project Portfolio Management
Not Rated