Category

Small to Medium Enterprise general accounting solution

Best Fit

Exact Globe is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for small and medium-sized enterprises. Initially designed as an accounting program, Exact Globe evolved to become a comprehensive ERP system. The solution integrates data from a broad range of business processes on one platform, covering financial administration, warehouse management, purchasing and supply chain management, production, and sales.

Strengths

  • It features strong global support. The enterprise accounting solution is offered in over 40 countries and languages through an extensive international subsidiary network.
  • The financial infrastructure is linked to all other business processes and is the backbone of the ERP system.
  • Exact Globe leverages real-time financials, multi-currency features, and distribution and manufacturing.
  • It utilizes a modular platform that’s flexible and can easily scale to grow as your company grows.

Brief Product Description and Pricing

Exact Globe is perfect for enterprises in a variety of industries, including Construction, Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Public Administration, Retail Trade, Services, Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, Sanitary Services, and Wholesale Trade. Its strength seems to be in the governmental and professional services industry. Exact Globe is a highly flexible ERP solution with a strong accounting backbone that addresses the challenges faced by distributors and quick-turn, discrete, light manufacturing businesses. Exact Globe features seamless integration of an organization’s entire financial and administrative infrastructure including all financials, human resource management, logistics, projects, production, and sales management. Globe’s Project Management capability is another advantage of this product. This feature makes it extremely easy to obtain an overview of all the costs and revenues for each project, meaning you can check invoices, sales invoices, and even employees’ working hours. You will always have a clear appraisal of your business and its financial situation. Since Exact Globe has expanded into an internationally known company, it offers international support. With a variety of different currencies and international legislations, you have the availability to operate on the international level and to gain a clear assessment.

The Globe product, including Synergy, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, distribution, order processing, inventory control, and purchasing costs $25,000 plus $1,500 per named user (i.e., any employee who would access the system). Production costs another $25,000. You could also buy Synergy as a stand-alone system for $10,000 plus $1,500 per named user.

Technical Specifications

Both the client and server for Exact Globe run on Windows operating systems. Installation is performed on-site. Different users can view and modify information in certain ways, depending on their access level and roles in the system.

Exact Globe is designed to work best with Microsoft SQL and Windows Server 2003 or later. The application and services may be run in a Virtualized environment. Microsoft Windows 7 or later is recommended for workstations.

Integration with Accounting and Ease of Setup

Information is stored, linked, and maintained in a central data source so that everyone within your organization can work with the same information. This includes all financial, logistics, HRM, CRM, project, and production processes. Because the data is integrated, you always have access to the most up-to-date information. Furthermore, Exact Globe’s analytical tools give you a real-time overview of your entire business.

When you connect Exact Synergy Enterprise to Exact Globe, relevant information from one department becomes immediately available to other departments, connecting your front and back offices. Your customers, suppliers, partners, and employees can log in from any location using a secured Internet connection, and each stakeholder has access to business information based on pre-defined roles and rights.

Company History and Contact Information

Exact Software, headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands, since 1984 develops Exact Globe. From the introduction of the PC through the constantly emerging technologies to handheld devices and perpetual connectivity in the cloud, Exact continues to be entrepreneurs serving entrepreneurs. Exact has been listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam since June 1999. After a quarter of a century of being Exact, the entrepreneurial spirit still reflects those late nights in a garage. Today, Exact is a global solution provider serving approximately 100,000 customers.

In the mid-1990’s, when people were using PCs every day, at work and at home, they happily welcomed Windows to make work and life easier. That’s when Exact clearly became a market leader in the Netherlands and began looking globally for more customers. On the brink of a new millennium, Exact went public and enlarged its international footprint with acquisitions throughout Europe and in the US. Around this time, Exact launched Exact Synergy. As Web 2.0 became the standard computing model, Exact launched Exact Online, and business revenue passed the €250 million mark. Exact continues to brand itself worldwide and through its acquisition of Macola and has a respected reputation in North America for such market niches as Manufacturing and Distribution.