The Total Guide to Macola ERP

In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Macola ERP integration including market-fit, pricing, features, and comparisons.

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What is Macola ERP? 

Macola ERP is business operations and accounting software for manufacturing and distribution companies. ERP is enterprise resource planning software with a unified database for many business processes. ERP systems for manufacturers and distributors, like Macola 10, are also called MRP (material requirements planning) systems. 


Exact acquired Macola in 2001. Exact Macola software includes different software product lines, including software developed by Exact. Exact-developed products include Exact Synergy CRM for customer relationship management and Exact.

Globe (Next) ERP, serving various industries. ECI Solutions currently owns Macola. 
Macola software solutions include the Core Business Functions and functionality of manufacturing, project management, distribution, quality management, accounting and finance, human resources management, customer relationship management (CRM),  document management, business activity monitoring, and business process management (BPM). 

To make its software more feature-rich, Macola offers add-ons for:

  • Financial consolidation
  • Reporting
  • Sales tax management
  • Forms
  • Credit card and payment processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • eCommerce
  • Electronic data interchange (EDI)
  • Powertrak CPQ (configure price quote)
  • Demand forecasting
  • Manufacturing operations management
  • Warehouse management
  • Field service management
  • Call center software
  • Macola utilities and tools

Macola 10 is a mid-range ERP system with a unified database throughout the functional areas of a business. 

ECi Macola 10 ERP offers functionality sought by manufacturers and distributors. Macola accounting software includes entering business transactions (data entry), accounts receivable, inventory management, payables, general ledger, and financial reporting. 

Macola 10 software has bill of materials (BOM), supply chain, procurement, inventory management, manufacturing, order entry, and sales order processing features to handle core business functions. Macola 10 includes a built-in CRM for customer relationship management. 

Microsoft SQL Server is a Macola Technology Partner. 

F9 is an integrated add-on software solution for  Macola, providing real-time financial reporting and analysis. F9 links Macola data to Microsoft Excel. 

Older product, Exact Macola Enterprise Suite (Macola ES), is ERP software with built-in business process management (BPM) functionality. Exact Globe Next ERP includes multi-company, multi-currency, and multi-language capabilities that appeal to global companies. Exact Macola 10 is Macola Core ERP. 

Which Types of Businesses Use Macola?

Primarily businesses with manufacturing and distribution operations use Macola software. Macola offers a mid-range ERP system for small businesses and medium-sized companies. Exact software products serve a wider range of industries. 

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How Much Does Macola Cost?

The cost of Macola software includes Macola pricing of the ERP software, add-on Macola modules and integrated third-party software, a maintenance contract, hosting services, and ECi Macola Professional Services, including training, consulting, implementation, and business process assessment. Request a quote for software and services from Macola. 

How Does AP Automation Software Integration Work With Macola? 

AP automation software works with Macola ERP software via flat-file or API integration. Add-on SaaS Tipalti payables and global mass payments automation software uses flat-file integration that works exceptionally well for large batch payments. Tipalti users can seamlessly access its functionality through the Macola login. Tipalti saves time, streamlines workflows, and reduces fraud risks. 

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What Are The Primary Features and Advantages of Macola?

 Comprehensive manufacturing software

 Inventory management and warehouse management

 Configured workspaces for business intelligence

 Automatic actions triggered by real-time business activity monitoring

 Multiple add-on software functional applications

 Callable objects

Businesses needing software that specializes in manufacturing and distribution capabilities can consider Macola ERP software. Macola business software is available as on-premises software, remotely hosted with anywhere/anytime access through web services and when using mobile devices. Macola is an established brand with a long history of customer use. 

With a Macola software add-on available for warehouse management, the software works well for inventory management. 

Macola 10 includes configurable workspaces for users, based on their roles, to turn data into real-time business intelligence insights. 

When using the Core ERP system in Exact Macola 10,  callable objects use scripts to call one program’s functions into another. At the website link for Macola Core ERP, Macola gives an example for using callable objects:

“For example, distributors using Macola may want to automatically engage an external process that does an inventory check before an internet order is confirmed. Once that order is confirmed to the user, another object may be called which then creates that order into the ERP system.” 

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How to Implement & Use Macola?

When they buy add-on professional services, new users can work with the ECi Macola Professional Services (PS) team, which has project management experience with Macola implementations for customers. Macola support is provided with software maintenance contracts or other contracts. Options for Macola support include online help, phone support, and YouTube Macola tutorial videos.

Which ERP Systems are Comparable to Macola?


NAV (Microsoft Dynamics Business Central)

Like Macola, Microsoft NAV is a full-featured, established ERP software solution for manufacturers.



Epicor is an ERP system for manufacturers and distributors. Epicor includes a smart shop floor solution and strong inventory management.



E2 ERP software is industry-specific to manufacturing operations and job shops. The E2 ERP solution works with multiple manufacturing methods.


Oracle NetSuite

NetSuite is true cloud software for many industries that offers an advanced manufacturing software module and full-featured ERP software.


Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains)

Microsoft Dynamics GP was Great Plains software before Microsoft acquired the company. Microsoft GP is used in many industries and has robust MRP features for manufacturers.



IQMS manufacturing software and ERP by Dassault Systemes is being rebranded as DELMIAworks. IQMS offers Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software providing connected shop floor production data and information for real-time decision-making and cost savings.


SyteLine (Infor)

Like Macola software, SyteLine is for manufacturers. Infor owns SyteLine. The SyteLine manufacturing ERP solution is rebranded as Infor CloudSuite Industrial for added synergy when combined with Infor software products.