Macola Software

Macola 10

4 / 5 19 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Macola offers an all-inclusive ERP solution for small and medium-sized manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers in the Americas.


Average Ratings

19 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $70.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    Also available as a one-time purchase
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Macola Software
  • macola.com
  • Founded 1971
  • United States

About Macola 10

Macola is the ERP and business software that small and medium-sized manufacturers and distributors have relied on for more than 40 years to power their businesses. It provides a single comprehensive, full-featured software solution with the breadth and depth of functionality to meet the unique needs of fast-growing companies automating core business functions like product manufacturing and distribution, accounting, document management, project management, CRM, and human resources.


Macola 10 Features

  • Accounting Management
  • CRM
  • Dashboard
  • Distribution Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Financial Management
  • HR Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Project Management
  • Purchasing
  • Sales Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Warehouse Management

Macola 10 Reviews Recently Reviewed!

We use this for manufacturing and sales

Nov 01, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This program is thorough and mostly complete, information is accessible. I believe is was not costly for our company.

Cons: This program requires you to go through many steps to complete simple tasks. I believe it could be designed better.

Good ERP - very customizable

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use. You have the ability to customize almost every aspect of the software - at the cost of consultants. Exact is constantly working to get improvements added and they correct bugs when they are found. Customer Service is pretty responsive, but if it too technical, consulting fees may apply.

Cons: Basic reports that should be in the software are not there - can be made if you are familiar with Crystal or you want to pay a consultant to make what you need

Overall: Handles all of our needs from sales to accounting

In our implementation of Macola 10.5 we have had some issues setting up payroll, and currently are waiting on a fix from the Macola technical team to fix them.

Sep 12, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: The support team from macola do not seem to want to help us. We have contracted with Triangle partners for our support and they do a very good job, but do not know the payroll system. We tried contacting macola for this help and they wrote us off so fast you couldn't even see it. I think we have found a work around through Triangle. I would hope that they would have a vested interest in seeing the successful implementation of any customer upgrading so that we could hand out 5 star reviews instead of 3 star. If your customers are happy and successful with your products they will let the world know about it. If they are unhappy with any aspect of the product or service they will also let the world know about it. Make your customers happy by helping when they request it. Especially after dropping 10's of thousands of dollars on the upgrade.

Pros: We have been using Macola Software for 30 years and have found it to be bullet proof and take care of our needs.

Cons: The help screens are in Dutch, we are americans. The linking of Synergy to Exact is glitchy. We are still trying to figure out a few of these bugs.

Full ERP Integration Solution Makes Macola 10 a Winner

Aug 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall, Macola 10 is a great value to an organization that, with some light development, provides a wide range of solutions all integrated, avoiding redundancy, disconnects, an therefore saving time and headaches.

Pros: Macola 10 goes way beyond an ERP application, providing a platform that allows an infinite number of custom solutions. Allows complete integration of most applications a manufacturing organization needs to run successfully. Compelling relation between cost and benefit. Mostly web based application.

Cons: User interface has some catch up to do. Standard support is fairly limited. API connections to many well know cloud applications not readily available. Specific documentation not easily found sometimes.

Great integration process in all the business areas.

Jul 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: In general its a good product but a lot of opportunities go improve the functionality and user experience

Pros: screens flexibity, module integration, Sql server , function segregation. strong financial operation. Great Business process management and great and proactive alert system. usage of SSRS reports

Cons: native reports are not usable, crystal reports or SSRS must be used to customize common reports. Macola and Synergy have different databases

M10

Jun 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great innovation, would like Exact to look to users to ask about what they could really use in future innovations, a survey would be nice after and have customers rate the enhancements. E.G. releasing and updating PO promise dates en masse instead of one at a time, adding locations by product category instead of item number, etc.

Pros: Very interactive with nice drill down. I wish there was a list of ES features that were no longer available before implementing, read on.

Cons: New AR and AP screens and parameter searches not as easy as ES. We use ship to addresses and look up by rep or other screens which are no longer available.

The add-on accounting package that became our ERP!

Jun 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The development of this mature full featured accounting system in to a full, all features included ERP system has been great for our company over the last 20+ years. We have been able to avoid migrating to a new ERP system and all of the loss of productivity and learning curve challenges that reality brings. We have been able to migrate our now legacy manufacturing shop-floor software, the one that Macola was sold with as an add-on accounting package, back in to Macola this year. The capital savings alone has gone directly to our bottom line. The Professional Services team has some serious longevity and in many ways, has been a part of our company longer than most of the employees. Change is constant and Exact Macola has put great effort in keeping up with the industry and completing business software applications.

Cons: Like with any modern ERP system, when they are so capable, full featured, they have challenges with integrations and modules interacting correctly after updates.

It works, but basic at this level

Jun 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Has many functions available, and security options to ensure each person sees only what applies to then.

Cons: Without one on one training for each individual area of the program it is hard to navigate and at times confusing. Even for someone computer savvy.

Almost 30 years and still going strong

Apr 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: It has served our company well. We are upgrading to the newest version and looking to take great of all the new functionality.

Pros: Lots of Configurability, Our end users are very happy and find it a friendly experience. Good Partner Ecosystem - Custome representatives were super fun.

Cons: Mixed Architectures as they move from legacy code to modern screens. Sometimes too many options for our needs.

Macola

Feb 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: I love this product its an easy system to use when ordering items small or large.

Pros: I like the simplicity of having everything organized and having it in the right section

Cons: Sometimes the application freezes on you.

Recommendations to other buyers: Use this system if you are having problems.

Food Industry's Best Friend

Nov 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Macola is great for those of you that need to keep a count on your product whatever that may be, and everything is customizable to your company's needs. Allows easy collaboration and feedback with partners and customers.

Could be better.

Oct 11, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Fairly easy to learn and use. Navigation could be made easier though. Probably not the best for a small business.

Pros: Customer service is very helpful and friendly.

Cons: The design in general was pretty bad. Needs updated.

Macola 10 - Customization is Standard!

Sep 22, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very customizable while still providing a very stable back-end.

Cons: Some of the newer features don't meet expectations - the web services pieces, for example, aren't great.

Overall: The "core" functionality of Exact Macola 10 is built on previous versions of Exact's ERP softwares. This results in a very stable back-end. The difference between Exact 10 and every other software we considered is the ability to easily customize user interface without special tools or add-ons. All that is needed is an understanding of ASPx and some creativity.

We are a chemical manufacturing company. Our Production workers record their own activity directly into Macola 10, using 100% custom screens. Not only does this reduce errors and increase efficiency, it also gave us additional functionality that we wouldn't of otherwise had. Among other things, we are able to limit the ingredients they see to only those required for the particular step of the production process they are currently on.

EM10 has by far one of the best developments

Sep 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We migrated from Macola Progression to Exact Macola 10 over a year ago. With the addition of workspaces we've been able to simplify each users interface, display real time report information on that workspace, and give them the tools they need within 2 clicks of a mouse from that same user interface.

EM10 - Usability

Sep 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: The lot tracking is spot on, for a food manufacturer this is critical to our business. The software also provides a great workflow management system that is hard to find in other solutions bundled with the ERP options in the similar market space.

Cons: Consistent product direction has been lacking at times over the years, however, they have made significant adjustments over the last 4 years and this seems to no longer be an issue.

Recommendations to other buyers: This software is great at what it does...if you have needs that fall outside of the standard, make sure any customizations are clearly defined and scoped before you move forward. This holds true to any ERP software you evaluate.

An ERP software that will grow with your business!

Sep 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A fully integrated and real time ERP application, with all the functionalities a medium size business would need with little to no customization. Exact is a very responsive company, listening to their customers/users┬┐ needs and feed-back and constantly developing and improving their product. Additionally Exact has a multitude of partners covering most if not all of the extra needs/applications a business may have (EDI, WMS, Reporting etc.). Exact has a very good support department and VAR network. We have been using Exact Macola for over 10 years!

Cons: The multi location MRP and standard costing funtionalities are still limited but in development for release in the coming 12 to 18 months.

Recommendations to other buyers: Have your current business processes fully mapped (including all departments) and see how this application will cover each one of the various processes in place and how Macola can improve efficiencies, as well as collaboration between your various departments.

Quick and fast!!!

Apr 19, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like how fast this system works. Looking for existing documents and creating new ones is really faster via using this document management system.

Cons: Nothing as of now. I have not used all features so there could be some options to be improved but I do not have much awareness about these.

Recommendations to other buyers: Nice and fast. The system helps to manage documents quickly and easily.

New to Macola EX

Feb 19, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like the detail that it has in all of its processes.

Cons: We have a little problem with tech support. The training programs are not very good.

Recommendations to other buyers: Learn all the steps to each function first. It is a very detailed program.

A little cumbersome, but all the data I need is there. Consultant.

Dec 23, 2014
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: The product is simple to use, which is also what I like least because that leads to few layers of data availability.

Cons: Simplicity. Not a lot of depth to the product. More functionality would be nice.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look at the feature list. Make sure there is some customization available.