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Best-Selling Author Garrison Wynn, Indy 500 and Formula One Star Derek Daly join Exact Macola Customers at Annual Customer Conference

Columbus, Ohio, Feb 2, 2015 – Exact, a global frontrunner in business software for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), today unveiled initial program details for Exact Macola Evolve 2016, taking place April 19-22 at the Atlanta Marriot Marquis. This year's program will feature keynote presentations from best-selling author, speaker and consultant Garrison Wynn and world class Formula One and Indy 500 driver Derek Daly. Attendees will also hear from Managing Director Alison Forsythe, Director of Product Management Dan Griffin, as well as Exact Macola customers and partners during more than 50 breakout sessions, providing a wide array of product training, business strategy, best practices and customer-led success stories.

Keynote Overviews

Garrison Wynn is the CEO of Wynn Solutions, author of's bestselling book, The Real Truth About Success, and a former contributor for The Washington Post. Wynn has also held senior management positions at Service Corp. International (SCI). During his opening keynote, Wynn will discuss how his fierce ambition has helped him become a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian. In his teens, he debuted Odyssey, the world’s first video gaming system, with baseball legend Hank Aaron. Today, Wynn delivers his motivational business expertise to some of the world's most elite businesses.

Derek Daly is a former race car driver from Ireland, best known for winning the British Formula 3 Championship and competing as a professional race car driver for more than 17 years. During his presentation, Daly will leave attendees inspired to transform their businesses by revealing details of his "fierce ambition" philosophy derived from his experience racing for some of the world’s most successful teams.

Exact Macola Evolve 2016 will focus on trends and disruptions in the manufacturing and distribution markets, aimed to provide attendees—C-level executives, consultants, business management, IT professionals and daily users of Exact Macola solutions—with new tools and ideas to accelerate company growth, transform their businesses and positively impact bottom lines. Attendees can sign up for training courses in advance for the opportunity to receive CPE credits for participation.

During the annual conference, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with Exact Macola customers and partners, including recycling and waste handling equipment manufacturer Wastequip, family owned producer of one of the world’s finest vanillas Nielsen-Massey, and family owned and operated packaging company, Seattle-Tacoma Box Company. More details on breakout sessions and presenting brands will be announced in the coming weeks.

"The manufacturing and wholesale distribution industries make up a huge portion of the rapidly recovering and revitalized economy," said Alison Forsythe, managing director, Exact Macola. "Small and medium-sized manufacturers and distributors have an enormous opportunity to drive revenue growth, streamline operations and improve their bottom line by automating processes and creating efficiencies within their businesses. We want our customers to come away from this year's conference with new tools, ideas and technology resources that will help them catapult their organizations to the next level."

The inaugural 2014 event focused on the revitalization of the organization under Forsythe’s direction and last year’s conference focused in on the long-term product strategy that will lead the product back to its former position of industry leader. Both events attracted a strong audience of IT professionals and consultants, with nearly 58 percent of attendees being decision makers and influencers.

To learn more about the conference or to register to attend, please visit