News Feed Item

Exact Announces New Release of Macola ERP and Business Software

Exact, a global frontrunner in business software for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), today unveiled Macola 10.5 at its annual user conference Macola Evolve 2017 in New Orleans. In the newest release of its leading ERP and business software, Exact focused on enhancing the usability of the software with new tablet-led user interfaces – aligning with how and where its manufacturing and wholesale distribution customers use the software on a day-to-day basis.

In addition to demonstrating Macola 10.5 at Evolve, Exact showed an innovation created in Macola Labs, its new emerging technology development program. The company also updated its user community on strides it has made with its community service efforts in the past year, and highlighted key award wins.

Macola 10.5 new features and benefits

With Macola 10.5, Exact took a tablet-first approach to refreshing its user interfaces, developing a new architecture to offer a stronger experience on tablets in addition to the desktop. The application’s responsive design automatically adjusts to format for the best user experience on whatever device is being used. Mission-critical business and operational data can now be accessed on the fly by users, with any updates synchronizing within the application in real-time. This eases order processing and inventory management, giving the user a holistic view of the operation and inventory levels, around the clock.

In line with its focus on usability, the software update offers users new functionality so they can be more efficient, accomplishing more in less time on one screen. This includes new search functionalities like type-ahead search that requires less data to be entered than before, infinite scrolling and sort-able table columns.

“In any given day, our customers may be on the shop or warehouse floor managing operations, out of the office visiting customers or suppliers, or sourcing new materials. The latest update to our ERP and business software is focused on empowering users to more efficiently and seamlessly access the information they need to do their jobs, wherever they are at the time,” said Derek Ochs, director of development, Exact, Macola division. “With Macola 10.5, we are matching our software to the way our customers do their jobs. In the end, if Macola is truly doing its own job, the user hardly knows the software is there.”

Macola Labs

In line with its commitment to equipping its users with the most cutting-edge technology that will drive their businesses forward, Exact recently created Macola Labs, a broad and ongoing exploration of technologies created through company hackathons that hold promise for future real-world deployment. On the main stage at Evolve, Exact demonstrated some recent innovations the product development team has built in Macola Labs, including a facial recognition application.

An award-winning year

In the past 12 months, Exact and its customers have won three esteemed industry awards, and achieved finalist status for two, in addition to securing placement in selective CRN guides.

Award wins included:

Underscoring Exact’s value proposition to solution providers, Lisa Wise, director, alliances and channel development, was named to the CRN 2017 Channel Chiefs list. Wise was chosen for her efforts in spearheading the company’s channel-led strategy and nurturing relationships with current and prospective partners. Recently, Exact was also included in CRN’s selective 2016 Partner Marketing Guide and 2017 Partner Program Guide, where the company’s Macola Unity Partner Program received a five-star ranking.

Finally, Macola 10.4 was named a finalist in the Plant Engineering Product of the Year awards and Exact customer Datum Filing was named a finalist in the MANTEC awards.

A commitment to community service

Community service is engrained in Exact’s mission and culture. In the past year, Exact continued to make strides in its efforts to help fight hunger. Exact has a coordinated program that raises money and volunteers for local food banks and initiatives in communities where the company hosts events and where employees reside. Projects are carried out intermittently throughout the year, with a constant focus on Central Ohio’s local food bank, the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. In the last year, more than half of Exact employees engaged in volunteer work in support of the company’s philanthropic mission.

In tandem, through Exact’s involvement with the Empty Bowls Project, the company selects one major food bank located in the community where Macola Evolve is held each year. At each conference, the made or locally-purchased bowls are auctioned off, with all of the proceeds going to local food banks. Last year, Exact raised money for the Atlanta Community Food Bank – the local food bank in the community that hosted Macola Evolve 2016 – and donated software. Through the Empty Bowls Project, Exact has serviced local food banks in nine cities nationwide. The proceeds from this year's initiative will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans.

“Today, I’m proud to look back on Exact’s accomplishments from the past year, which include bringing valuable product innovation to our customers, rallying our employees to continue to help fight hunger, and seeing the industry recognize our outstanding employees, customers and products,” said Forsythe. “This success underscores that our product and service offerings are responding to market needs. I look forward to continuing to partner with everyone who made these achievements possible in the year to come.”

About Exact, Macola Division
Macola is ERP and business software manufacturers and distributors use to automate, manage and grow their businesses. The software empowers companies to take control of cost and complexity at every critical stage from design through delivery and see all facets of their business from a single application.

Macola is an Exact product. Exact builds business software for SMEs and their accountants. Our innovative technology is aimed at specific business needs, providing an overview of today and insights into the opportunities of tomorrow. Exact inspires businesses to grow. Our 1,600 employees love, share and support our customers’ ambition. Like them, we aim high. Like them, we aspire to lead the way. We know it’s a bumpy road to success. And that’s why we build software to help smooth it out, enabling our customers from all over the world to grow.
Macola. ERP and business software.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
DX World EXPO, LLC, a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Conference Guru has been named “Media Sponsor” of the 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potential strategic partners and potential investors; helps gather competitive intelligence and even provides inspiration for new products and services. Conference Guru works with conference organizers to pass great deals to gre...
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE). Rob Hirschfeld’s recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develop...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...