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The Fabricator

ECi to Help Macola Evolve

Mint Jutras

The theme for this year’s Macola Evolve user conference was Embrace –Create – Innovate. Indeed these three words, along with the name of the conference itself, epitomizes the recent past and the projected future of the product.

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The Fabricator

2018 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers

InBound Logistics

Need logistics IT solutions? These leading providers, presented alphabetically, offer the services that match your supply chain needs.

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The Fabricator

ECi Software President lays out strategy for Macola, including pooled resources, cloud option

Channel Buzz

ECi, to which Macola reports after their acquisition by ECI’s Apax Partners, told Macola customers and partners at their EVOLVE event what the new ownership will mean for them, and how Macola fits into ECI’s strategy for its manufacturing division.

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The Fabricator

Macola cloud strategy still being assessed, with an offering likely in calendar 2018

Channel Buzz

ECi has instructed Macola to make development of a cloud strategy a major priority. Macola’s execs discuss the specifics of what they are doing, when customers are likely to see the fruits of this labour, and what they are likely to be.

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The Fabricator

Ways to avoid the hack attacks

Cutting Tool Engineering

Manufacturers are ripe targets for hackers. According to a report from IBM Security, the manufacturing industry moved into the position of second most attacked industry in 2015, behind health care.

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The Fabricator

ERP Software's Extension Layer Ends "Version Lock"

Modern Machine Shop, April 11, 2018

Macola Software, an ECi Software Solutions company, has released version 10.7 of its Macola enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business management software.

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The Fabricator

Macola announces platform but who will come?

Enterprise Times, April 09, 2018

Macola has announced the latest version of its ERP software at Macola Evolve in Chicago.

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The Fabricator

ECi Software Solutions Releases New Version of Macola ERP

BusinessWire, April 05, 2018

Macola Software, an ECi Software Solutions company, today released Macola 10.7, the latest version of its leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and business management software. Macola 10.7 revolutionizes the way customers extend and customize their ERP...

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The Fabricator

Macola ties up with LucaNet

Enterprise Times, March 12, 2018

Macola has announced a new technology partnership with LucaNet. It sees LucaNet integrated with Macola to extract data from the ERP solution to make financial consolidation simpler.

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The Fabricator

2018 Channel Chiefs - Lisa Wise, Director of Alliances and Channel Development, Macola Software

CRN, Feburary 12, 2018

Lisa Wise is the director of alliances and channel development at Macola Software, bringing more than 19 years of management experience to the organization.

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The Fabricator

Evolution of ERP software Q&A

The Fabricator, January 10, 2018

What’s soared, what’s sailed, and what’s bombed? ERP software has reinvented itself during the last decade, becoming more integrated, intuitive, and indispensable, according to three ERP software technical experts.

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Accounting Today

ECi strengthens managed print services with PrintFleet

Enterprise Times, January 5, 2018

ECI has announced the acquisition of PrintFleet.Based in Ontario, Canada and with offices in Switzerland, the company offers a variety of services to the print and imaging industry. This includes software to help both service providers and companies manage their printing fleet.

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Accounting Today

Macola Software ERP and Business Software

Quality Magazine, December 1, 2017

Macola Software unveiled Macola 10.6, the newest release of its ERP and business software. Targeted at the mobile user, Macola 10.6 delivers an improved user experience and deeper functionality across multiple devices, especially tablets that are favored by manufacturing and wholesale distribution companies...

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Accounting Today

Manufacturers Rank Top Six Emerging Technologies

Metal Forming Xtra, November 21, 2017

A recent survey of medium and large U.S. manufacturers, with nearly half (43.2 percent) representing metalforming and fabricating companies, shows that the top six emerging technologies providing the most value are...

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Accounting Today

Macola Software continues redesign of user experience with 10.6 ERP release

ChannelBuzz, November 21, 2017

Compared to the spring’s 10.5 release, and the upcoming 10.7 next year, this version of the Macola ERP software is less dramatic, but it still has some nice enhancements, including adding more APIs and making them easier to use...

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Accounting Today

Macola 10 Enterprise Resource Planning and Business Software

CTE Magazine, November 13, 2017

Increase the speed and accuracy of doing business in today’s complex manufacturing environment and streamline operations.

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Accounting Today

Macola mobilises UI

Enterprise Times , November 13, 2017

Macola has released the latest version of its ERP software. With version 10.6 it has focused the enhancements at the mobile user. The focus on improving the UI across mobile devices is a sensible move.

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Accounting Today

Alison Forsythe, Managing Director, ECi, Macola Division

CRN , September 25, 2017

Macola software has been serving mid-market manufacturers and distributors for over 40 years.

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Accounting Today

ECi said the future merger of its Macola division and ECi Software Solutions, an ERP software provider, will not affect Macola's current business partner relationships

SearchITChannel , August 22, 2017

From SearchITChannel: "Business software company ECi said the future merger of its Macola division and ECi Software Solutions, an ERP software provider, will not affect Macola's current business partner relationships or channel-led go-to-market strategy. "ECi supports our strategic direction, recognizes the importance of Macola's business partner network, and understands its vital role in the delivery of our solutions and services to customers," said Alison Forsythe, managing director and general manager of ECi, in an email. The merger is expected to close by the end of the third quarter. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed."

Accounting Today

ECi sale of Macola and merger with ECi won’t change Macola channel focus

ChannelBuzz , August 14, 2017

The new combined company becomes one of the larger SMB-focused makers of software for manufacturers and wholesales distributors.

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Accounting Today

Factories Of The Future Need AI To Survive And Compete

Forbes , Aug 9, 2017

Today’s consumers are pickier than ever. They want customized, personalized and unique products over standardized ones and prefer local, smaller producers over large-scale global manufacturers.

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Accounting Today

Today’s Pickup: J.B. Hunt acquires Specialized Logistics Dedicated

Freight Waves , Aug 1, 2017

Did you know? A survey of wholesale distributors by ECi’s Macola division found that 60% of warehouse and fulfillment operations are now outsourced; 80% of respondents have adjusted prices based on regulatory concerns; and 58% are using connected machinery.

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Accounting Today

Infographic: Distributors, Suppliers Weigh In On Supply Chain Technologies

Industrial Distribution , August 1, 2017

Check out this new infographic which illustrates the results of ECi's new Manufacturing & Wholesale Distribution 2017 Technology Trends Reports

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Accounting Today

Manufacturers Weigh in on Trump’s New Trade Regulations

Machine Design , July 24, 2017

ECi Software recently conducted a study of medium to large businesses on how the Trump administration’s new trade plans and technological innovations are impacting U.S. manufacturing.

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Accounting Today

ECi Excels

Manufacturing Today , July 20, 2017

ECi’s Macola Evolve event in New Orleans in April featured a level of excitement that matched the well-known vibes of its host city.

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Accounting Today

Report: 92% of wholesale distributors see Amazon as a competitor

Supply Chain Dive , July 20, 2017

Emerging technologies, the rise of e-commerce and government regulations are top of mind right now for wholesale distributors, according to a recent report by ECi, Macola division.

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Accounting Today

Survey: U.S. Distributors, Suppliers Already Responding To Trump Administration Regulatory Plans

Industrial Distribution, July 19, 2017

COLUMBUS, OH — ECi, a global provider of business software for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), on Wednesday released new research reports on business and technology trends in the manufacturing and wholesale distribution industries....

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Accounting Today

ECi, Macola Division is refreshed with a new leader and new software products

Columbus CEO, July 3, 2017

Any confusion about ECi, Macola Division, ends with its name. ECi is the Dutch holding company, Macola is the product name—a product originating in Marion, Ohio, that has been dedicated to making complicated distribution processes easier since the late 1970s...

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Accounting Today

Software-division chief leads refresh of venerable product

Columbus Dispatch, July 2, 2017

Alison Forsythe was skeptical when she was contacted by a company from the Netherlands about a potential executive position...

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Accounting Today

2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards honour top talent in industry transformation, Industry 4.0 and technology

MRO Magazine, June 28, 2017

Winners of the Manufacturing Leadership Partner Award include: Autodesk, Inc.; Demand Management, Inc.; iBASEt, Inc.; ECi, Macola Division...

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Accounting Today

2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards Program Honors Trailblazers of Industry Transformation

PR Newswire, June 15, 2017

Winners of the Manufacturing Leadership Partner Award include: Autodesk, Inc.; Demand Management, Inc.; iBASEt, Inc.; ECi, Macola Division; Leading2Lean; Logility, Inc...

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Accounting Today

CRN 2017 Women of the Channel Details

CRN, May 15, 2017

Lisa Wise is the director of alliances and channel development at ECi, Macola division, bringing more than 19 years of management experience to the organization.

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Accounting Today

Speakers shared their thoughts on leadership and success at Macola Evolve 2017 in New Orleans.

Manufacturing Today Magazine, May 3, 2017

The Macola Evolve 2017 conference in New Orleans had a lot to offer in terms of new technology and enhanced solutions for customers to improve their ERP systems.

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Accounting Today

ECi’s New UX for Macola 10.5: More Than Just a Pretty Face

Mint Jutras, May 2, 2017

It is not uncommon today for ERP solution providers to be transforming the user experience. In fact, it is almost a necessity. After all, the millennial generation grew up with technology in the palms of their hands.

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Accounting Today

ECi Unveils Major User Experience Change to Macola 10.5

Frost & Sullivan, April 27, 2017

Declaring its most significant UX change in the last 20 years, ECi's, Macola division.

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Accounting Today

ECi Announces New Release of Macola ERP and Business Software

The Wholesaler, April 25, 2017

ECi, global business software for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), unveiled Macola 10.5 at its annual Macola Evolve conference in New Orleans.

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Accounting Today

Macola 10.5 Shown at Evolve

Bob Scott Insights, April 24, 2017

ECi has introduced Macola 10.5 at its Evolve 2017 conference this week.

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Accounting Today

Calgary’s Harvest Ventures reaping bumper crop from refocused Macola

ChannelBuzz, April 24, 2017

ECi Macola’s largest Canadian partner is benefiting from the company’s reinvigorated channel focus, and sees great potential for Canadian customers in the new Macola product release.

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Accounting Today

Macola peers into a geeky (and flexible) crystal ball

ChannelBuzz, April 21, 2017

Macola also made the first public announcement of its new Macola Labs, tasked with coming up with innovative new techy twists that can be applied to the software.

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Accounting Today

Macola 10.5 ERP release adds sizzle with usability, user experience enhancements

ChannelBuzz, April 20, 2017

The new version of Macola’s software features a rethought design philosophy that simplifies the interface and makes it more mobile-friendly.

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Accounting Today

ECi Macola to place new emphasis on select verticals in 2017 go-to-market strategy

ChannelBuzz, April 20, 2017

Managing Director Alison Forsythe sees 2017 as offering massive opportunities for manufacturing, which should mean massive opportunities for Macola and its partners.

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Accounting Today

ECi Helps Solution Providers Increase Customer Satisfaction

Manufacturing Today, April 17, 2017

News -- Unity 2.0

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Accounting Today

Partner Program Guide

CRN, April 10, 2017

ECi, Macola Division, Macola Unity Partner Program

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Accounting Today

ECi revamps Macola Unity Partner Program

TechTarget - SearchITChannel, April 7, 2017

Cybersecurity vendors spin up channel partner programs

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Accounting Today

ECi announces next generation of Macola partner program

ChannelBuzz by Mark Cox, April 5, 2017

ERP vendor ECi has announced what it is terming the Macola Unity 2.0 Partner Program.

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Accounting Today

What Manufacturers Can Learn from Food Scandals

Food Manufacturing, March 28, 2017

By Bob Combs, Principal Consultant, ECi, Macola division

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Accounting Today

Rock Stars of the Supply Chain 2017

Food Logistics, March 14, 2017

Under Alison Forsythe’s leadership, ECi’s Macola division has transformed to focus on consistent innovation in order to bring the best experience and service to its customers.

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Accounting Today

Food Logistics Magazine - March 2017

Food Logistics Magazine, March 14, 2017

Rock Stars of the Supply Chain 2017

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Accounting Today

2017 Channel Chiefs Details - Lisa Wise

Posted by CRN on March 2, 2017

Profile of Lisa Wise Director of Channel Management ECi, Macola division

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Accounting Today

ECi Enhances Macola Unity Partner Program

Posted by ChannelPro Network on November 30, 2016

Dublin, Ohio-based ECi, which provides ERP and business software for SMBs, has enhanced the Macola Unity Partner Program with an implementation and configuration training program.

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Accounting Today

Infrascale partners educate clients on ransomware protection

Posted by TechTarget SearchITChannel on November 18, 2016

The Ransomware Antidote Program aims to help partners to educate their customers on ransomware attacks and the products on the market; more news from the week.

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Accounting Today

LANDesk-AppSense merger produces new channel offerings

Posted by TechTarget on September 2, 2016

With its AppSense merger underway, systems management company LANDesk introduced two offerings that feature new integrations; other IT channel news from the week.

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Accounting Today

ECi Macola continues aggressive channel push with new training program for partners

Posted by ChannelBuzz.ca on Septemerb 1, 2016

ERP vendor ECi Macola has been aggressively ramping up its channel presence over the last three years. This move to an online self-paced training system was in response to partner requests.

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Accounting Today

Metal Fabricator Uses Macola 10 to Reduce Order Fulfillment Time from Weeks to Hours or Days

Posted by The Fabricator on August 30, 2016

Haydon Corp. use all aspects of the Macola 10 solution, from purchasing and order entry to scheduling and production management—but it is with order fulfillment where this metal fabricator has seen some of the most significant benefits.

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Accounting Today

ECi Updates Macola ERP and Business Software

Posted by Accounting Today on July 6, 2016

Cloud business software provider ECi released Macola 10.4, an enhanced version of its ERP and business software. The software was first introduced in April this year at the company’s customer conference.

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Enterprise Times

Macola 10.4 in GA – better than promised?

Posted by Enterprise Times on July 6, 2016

ECi has announced that Macola 10.4 is now generally available. This was originally announced at Evolve 2016 held in Atlanta earlier this year and incudes the promised updates.

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USA Today

How to Keep Your Business Ahead of the E-Commerce Curve

Posted by USA Today on June 30, 2016

Some see technology as a cost; some see it as an opportunity; and some see it as a necessity.

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Manufacturing Business Technology

Making An Impact With Mobility

Posted by Manufacturing Business Technology on June 8, 2016

For the modern and skilled manufacturer, mobile technology is the key to a successful shop floor and back office.

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Enterprise Times

Fabricators are in the information business

Posted by The Fabricator on May 19,2016

Fabricators aren't selling just parts anymore. They're selling their ability to partner and communicate with customers.

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Accounting Technology

What’s Driving ECi Macola ERP’s Fierce Ambition?

Posted by Technology Evaluation Centers on May 13, 2016

ECi Macola is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system built to support manufacturing and distribution businesses. The solution is for small and medium businesses (SMBs) operating in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, food and beverage, metal fabrication, and others.

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Mint Jutras

Welcome to the New World of ECi Macola

Posted by Mint Jutras on April 27, 2016

ECi Macola describes Workspaces as “one of the most unique and powerful pieces of ECi Macola 10 – allowing personalized role-based views of your business information and creating a natural and intuitive experience.

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Martech Advisor

ECi Unveils Macola 10.4 with BI Functionality, Dynamic Workspaces, and Financial Consolidation Feature

Posted by Martech Advisor on Apr 22, 2016

ECi, a leading provider of enterprise software for SMBs, has unveiled the latest version of its flagship business and ERP software Macola.

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Enterprise Times

Macola unveils ambitions

Posted by Enterprise Times on April 21, 2016

ECi Macola has announced and demonstrated the new functionality that will be available in Macola 10.4, its ERP and business software suite.

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Accounting Technology

ECi Enhances Macola ERP Software

Posted by Accounting Technology on April 20, 2016

ECi introduced an updated version Wednesday of its enterprise resource planning and business software, Macola 10.4, with enhanced workspaces, business intelligence functionality and a financial consolidation tool for manufacturing and distribution businesses.

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Supply House Times

Latest ERP trends

Posted by Supply House Times on April 19, 2016

Manufacturers of distribution-targeted enterprise resource planning software say the ability to access back-office-related information from anywhere is one major trend that continues to gain momentum in the space.

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Accounting Technology

ECi Macola fights hunger with two company-wide initiatives

Posted by Accounting Technology on April 11, 2016

ECi Macola, provider of ERP and business software with headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, recently announced the details of its community service programs to fight hunger both locally in Ohio and across the Americas.

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Wards Auto

Five Signs It’s Time to Upgrade to ERP Software

Posted by Wards Auto on March 11, 2016

Now is the time to ditch the spreadsheets and manual entry tasks, and embrace the impact that automation could have on your business.

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CIO Review

Three Things to Consider When Replacing a Legacy System

Posted by CIO Review

A typical legacy ERP solution, based on out-of-date technologies, can create a lot of headaches for business owners, including rigid development and delivery methods, functionality gaps, costly and complex upgrades and difficult-to-manage programs.

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Technology Evaluation Centers

Beyond The Shop Floor — Three Ways To Create A Lean Back Office

Posted by Manufacturing Business Technology magazine

A lean office is an important focus area for manufacturers seeking greater profitability and optimum customer satisfaction.

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Software Advice

Key Criteria for ERP Software Selection

Posted by Software Advice

The world of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is large and complex. From starting your search to narrowing down your selection to finally pulling the trigger, there are many factors to consider.

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Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award

Frost & Sullivan awarded ECi Macola 10 the 2015 North America ERP for Food & Beverage Product Leadership Award.

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Fleet Owner Magazine

Five Signs Your Trucking Firm May Need ERP

Posted by Fleet Owner Magazine on November 24, 2015

Lots of folks in trucking – especially small carriers – may think they don’t need enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and for some very good reasons; the biggest, of course, being the price tag for such technology.

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Technology Evaluation Centers

Analyst Review of ECi Macola 10 for SMB Manufacturers and Distributors

Posted by Technology Evaluation Centers on July 7, 2015

ECi Macola 10 is the new-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for small to medium (SMB) manufacturers and distributors. The software has evolved to cater to the accounting, manufacturing, distribution, and customer relationship management needs of its customers, and provides a user interface that can be customized by users' job function.

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Mint Jutras

ECi Macola, Reinvented

Posted by Mint Jutras on May 21, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to attend ECi Macola Evolve 2015. The theme of the event was “Dare to do!” While “dare to dream” is a common motivational message, this variation is reminiscent of Yoda of Star Wars fame, who said, “Do, or do not. There is no try.”

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Bob Scott’s Insights

Web, Mobile Key in Macola 10.2

Posted by Bob Scott’s Insights (subscription required) on May 13, 2015

ECi Macola outlined important enhancements to version 10.2 and laid out a product road map this week at its Evolve user conference. All of this is a bit revolutionary—when Macola v. 10 debuted last year it was the first major release in 10 years, according to managing director Alison Forsythe.

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Bob Scott’s Insights

Macola Hires Channel Head

Posted by Bob Scott’s Insights (subscription required) on May 12, 2015

ECi Macola has hired Gayle Prokop as director of alliances and channel development. Prokop is responsible for the company's Unity Partner Program, which was launched in January. For Macola, this is a big deal as the program was stagnant for the last several years before the prior management was run out of town.

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Technology Evaluation Centers

ECi Macola 10 ERP Is Here

Posted by Technology Evaluation Centers on July 16, 2014

ECi, a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions for small to medium businesses (SMBs), recently announced the general availability of ECi Macola 10. This new product introduction marks a significant milestone for the company, which has designed, developed, and launched the solution in just 14 months since the appointment of new ECi Macola Managing Director Alison Forsythe.

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Technology Evaluation Centers

ERP Vendor Guide

Posted by Ziff Davis, Inc on April 11, 2014

With configurable workspaces, business process management, and unlimited business activity monitoring, ECi Macola increases the speed and accuracy of doing business and provides a more natural ERP experience.

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