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Manufacturing and Distribution ERP Software

Configurable solution that improves visibility and control over business processes.

Increase the speed, accuracy, and reliability of your operations.

Macola® software was created specifically for small to medium-sized manufacturers and distributors. The software empowers you to effectively plan, manage, and analyze your business to reduce costs and achieve higher productivity.

Macola Features

Key Functionalities for Effective Manufacturing

Manage Manufacturing Operations with Confidence

Macola delivers a low-cost, high-value software solution that fully enables you to keep your business strong, efficient, and streamlined.

Bill of Material (BOM)

Manages and analyzes the components and products your company produces. BOM's Visual Bill of Resource establishes the link between a single inventory item and the components that comprise the finished good.

Inventory Management

Manages the core of your distribution network through a comprehensive, integrated toolset that reliably controls and tracks not just inventory items, but inventory information.

Manufacturing Cost Accounting (MCA)

Tracks actual costs and compares these actual costs to planned costs, yielding valuable variance analysis data. MCA is the primary source for linking accounting entries from shop orders to the Macola General Ledger.

Master Scheduling

Makes a statement of what the company expects to manufacture. Master Scheduling reflects the overall, long-term production plans, taking into account the company's sales forecast, material availability and plant capacity.

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

Streamlines your manufacturing/warehouse operation and ordering, and ideal for the single-site manufacturing and multiple warehouse operations.

Production Order Processing (POP)

Allows you to define numerous cost types to represent value-added costs applied during production. Due dates can be tied to a manufacturing shop calendar, which manages days open for production.

Shop Floor Control (SFC)

Helps to effectively execute your production plans at all levels, allowing quick and efficient shop order creation and order control without entering an excess of unnecessary data. With SFC, your company can manage all of the resources related to manufacturing and capture the detail to fully understand your costs and plant efficiency.

Standard Costing

Maintains cost for items manufactured in Shop Floor Control (SFC) and Production Order Processing (POP). Total material and value-added costs for manufactured items can be easily determined based on the product structure as entered in the Bill of Materials (BOM) package.

Standard Product Routing (SPR)

Standardizes manufacturing routing —the information that describes the path a product follows on the shop floor as it flows through the production process. SPR is oriented toward any make-to-stock manufacturer, but also has the inherent flexibility to be used in job shops where jobs tend to be similar to earlier jobs.


Easily Manage Distribution

Distribution Operation at Your Fingertips

Macola provides easy-to-use distribution and inventory capabilities with fully-integrated financials providing you with one source for tracking the health of your business.

With the all-inclusive nature of Macola, you have everything you need to manage your distribution operation at your fingertips. ECi Macola functionality covers:

  • Inventory Management: Ensures that there is enough of the right product in stock while avoiding stockouts and overstocks, and reduces investment in inventory while increasing inventory turns.
  • Order Entry (OE): Facilitates the order entry process by accepting orders and quotes, validating credit and calculating pricing. Order Entry also supports the picking and shipping process by recommending order lines, serial/lot/bins to be picked and generating shipping documents such as labels, packing slips and bills of lading.
  • Purchase Order (PO): Automates the processes associated with procurement by providing an efficient, time-saving solution to help ensure that the necessary materials, supplies and services are available when required.
  • Advanced Distribution: Allows you to run your business more efficiently and effectively by managing quality, product costs, customer returns and materials.

Accounting & Finance

Accuracy in Financial Data

One Source of Truth for Your Business' Finances

With Macola, you have a complete, up-to-the-minute financial view of your company as well as total financial control throughout the organization.

Macola addresses every area of your finances so that you can take comfort in knowing that the financial side of your business is always in order.

Features include:

  • General Ledger: Manage the financial core of your business as efficiently as possible to improve your financial control, speed up decision making, minimize human error, and lower costs.
  • Accounts Payable: Ensure that there are no disruptions to the continued flow of raw materials, supplies and services into your company, and be in constant good standing with your vendors.
  • Accounts Receivable: Manage your customers’ activity and credit to ensure high customer service levels, and maximize cash flow to achieve the highest level of performance.
  • Excel Add-ins: A dynamic link between ECi Macola and Microsoft Excel allows you to access overviews of your ECi Macola data in Excel without having to export it, and offers immediate, up-to-date, dynamic reporting capabilities.
  • Assets and Depreciation: Easily register and manage your assets, linking all asset movements to financial transactions and resources, and calculate monthly depreciations automatically for accurate budgeting.
Document Management

Improve Internal Communication and Collaboration

Increase Productivity and Employee Satisfaction

With Macola, you can easily store, share, and access documents from one centralized repository to increase employee communication and collaboration and facilitate corporate knowledge sharing.

Reduce Costs

  • Evolve to a near paperless organization.

Increase Productivity

  • Automate uploading of documents
  • Eliminate manual retrieval and storage of documents
  • Document capture from scanning solutions
  • Integrated with Kofax Express

Mitigate Risk of Noncompliance

  • Linking of critical information and documents
  • Access and editing securing control over documents

Increase Employee Satisfaction

  • Faster retrieval of documents
  • Role-based visibility

Improved Customer Satisfaction

  • Ability to access business-critical documents
  • Reduce customer response times

Increase Revenue

  • Better utilization of space for more productive purposes
  • Significant reduction of retrieval costs

Business Process Management

Eliminate Redundant Work and Reduce Overhead

Document, Workflows, and CRM

Increase organizational knowledge, boost efficiency, and streamline customer interaction with document management, workflows, and integrated CRM functionalities.

  • Document Management ensures that staff members can share documents in real-time and have the same up-to-date information at their disposal.
  • Customized Workflows allow you to customize the flow of internal processes and approvals — ensuring that requests, orders and anything else you choose follows a pre-defined (and auditable) path.
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) gives you a centralized database for up-to-date client details — including customer history, leads and campaigns.

Increase Customer Loyalty and Maximize Sales

Seamlessly Integrate Customer Data Across the Organization

Eliminate the boundaries between sales, marketing, finance, support, and other departments that have regular contact with customers.

The integration of all department processes allows you to capture the entire customer experience as it relates to you. The CRM functionality does much more than simply store, update and manage customer data. It provides the crucial information necessary to continuously cultivate the customer relationship.

You can monitor, understand, manage and maximize sales performance, as well as leverage customer information into long-term customer loyalty and retention – anytime and anywhere from your web browser or mobile device.

Focused For Your Industry
  • Electronics Manufacturers
  • Food & Beverage
  • Surgical & Medical Instruments
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment
  • Plastic Products
  • Metals
  • Aerospace & Defense

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Third-party Integrations

Integrations with third-party business applications streamline efficiencies and increase your ROI.

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Technology Alliances

Extend your ERP capabilities

Alora, a machine intelligence platform - Improve machine productivity by up to 15-20%. Reduce machine downtime, reduce scrap, prevent machine failure, minimize production disruptions and improve quality and quantity of output. Learn more

WiSys helps companies using Macola to achieve real-time inventory control through internal distribution and manufacturing systems.

Avalara - helps automate tax compliance in real-time. Through its suite of compliance solutions that help thousands of companies save time and money by working behind the scenes to calculate, collect, file, and remit taxes.

BirdDog Software - offers a complete Omni-Commerce experience to companies utilizing Macola 10 ERP (also work with Progression & ES). Offering a pure, integrated suite of products, we can make sure you and your customers have the best online and retail experience possible. Making it easier for you to do business with your customers and making it easy for your customers to do business with you. With integrated customers, pricing, inventory, and account information, BirdDog makes your online or retail store an extension of your Macola 10 system.

Lynq software - is reinventing manufacturing execution system (MES) software for small to midsize manufacturers looking for a configurable, plug-and-play solution to digitalize and drive factory performance.

Business Forecast Systems - Forecast Pro is a comprehensive forecasting and forecast management system. This affordable and easy-to-use solution gives your team the capability to create accurate and credible forecasts, along with the tools for efficiently managing, monitoring and improving your forecast process. Forecast Pro integrates seamlessly with Macola to provide demand forecasts that can drive production, purchasing, and other business functions.

Electronic Data Interchange - improve the Speed and Accuracy of Your Business Transactions. EDI reduces inventory issues, supports more accurate forecasts, and allows trading partners to communicate much more quickly. With little or no need for manual data entry, valuable office resources are also freed up to focus on more important business functions.

Infor F9 - is an easy-to-use financial reporting tool that dynamically links your general ledger data to Microsoft® Excel® and is available for over 150 different accounting and ERP systems. Infor F9 rapidly presents a real-time view of business information with just the push of a button. No exports or manual entries are required, eliminating labor-intensive reporting and giving you more time to analyze data and focus on strategic planning.

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Connected Applications

Enables Growth

Adaptive Data Inc.- is an integrator and supplier of data collection, RFID and labeling solutions. Adaptive Data has been working with ECi/Macola for over 12 years.  We have worked with over 150 Macola customers during that time and know the WiSys inventory system requirements extremely well.  Learn More

Attivo - Cloud Hosting Provider for Macola. Attivo’s Cloud Hosting is available for customers on all versions of Macola, including Progression, Macola ES, and Macola 10. Learn More

Data Masons - Data Masons delivers a turn-key EDI solution for the Macola ERP platform.  Data Masons is a privately held company headquartered in downtown Sarasota, Florida and offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Sydney, Australia. Learn More

LucaNet - “Financial Performance Management - making the complex simple”. LucaNet software for financial consolidation, planning, controlling, and reporting helps expedite close processes while gaining a clear and holistic picture of financial data. It is simple to use and allows for independence from IT or external consultants. Our intuitive interface and logical design make the complex simple. Learn More

National Document Solutions - Macola Forms provides users with the documents needed to take full advantage of the accounting system. Our products have been developed in collaboration with Macola Software; alignment is always guaranteed. Macola Forms - offers a complete selection of checks, forms, envelopes, inventory tags, and more! Through our partnership with Deluxe Corporation, we also offer the revolutionary eCheck payment solution. Learn More

uniPoint - As an innovator in our industry, uniPoint has provided almost two decades of leadership in developing and implementing Quality Management Software. uniPoint provides a feature-rich, intuitive and integrated platform that allows companies to consolidate, automate and integrate their quality management functions. We add value and are committed to offering the highest level of quality in our product and support — using the latest technology. Learn More

V-Technologies - StarShip shipping software for Macola combines parcel and freight support into 1 user interface. The bi-direction interface streamlines the entire workflow to gain immediate efficiencies in shipment processing, accounts receivable and customer service. Learn More

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Payment Processing


Payment Processing

Technology that your customers can trust.

With more than 100,000 merchants, ECI’s preferred credit card processor, NET1, helps dealers to streamline payment processing, improve customer data security, and enhance customer service. Guaranteeing the lowest overall processing costs, ECI customers typically save anywhere from $50–$300 per month when they switch to NET1.

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Quality Management

Improve Quality Management

Macola Quality Management by uniPoint

Research shows that manufacturers who utilize a quality management system increase operating efficiency and also reduce costs by up to 20%. Macola Quality Management by uniPoint seamlessly integrates with Macola ERP, is cost-efficient and easy to use. It will help you to minimize scrap and put preventative actions in place to ensure mistakes aren’t repeated. In the end, you will be rewarded with customer loyalty and repeat business.

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For over 40 years, Macola software has been empowering manufacturers and distributors worldwide to operate efficiently and profitably.

Learn about the Macola story.

Macola software is a provider of business solutions for small and medium-sized manufacturing and distribution companies. Macola empowers today’s modern enterprises to plan, manage, analyze, and control their businesses by providing innovative software applications, industry consultants, best-of-breed technology plug-ins, and outstanding client support. With more than 40 years of experience and clients in more than 20 countries, Macola has enhanced every conceivable business process.

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