ECI – Macola

Category: General Accounting for Manufacturing and Distribution

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Best Fit

Medium SMB to Enterprise Level Manufacturing and Distribution; 5-50 active users


  • Available in either an on-premise or on-demand (Hosted) solution
  • Integrates with other key business applications
  • Low total cost per user and high intrinsic value
  • Dynamic link between Macola and Microsoft Excel giving you overviews in Excel using Macola data without having to export it, along with immediate, up-to-date, dynamic reporting capabilities
  • Available for Manufacturing, Distribution, and On-Demand as well as general accounting (Macola ES and Macola Progression)


Brief Product Description and Pricing

ECI Macola is the ERP solution for serious manufacturing professionals in the general discrete manufacturing segments including, but not limited to, machinery, aerospace, automotive, and electronics.

Proven over 25 years with thousands of customers, it is the only solution that is complemented by industry expert services designed to improve profitability in every area of your business, including sales and marketing, supply chain, inventory, and labor as well as shop-floor yield. Delivered from ECI, the most trusted advisor in manufacturing and distribution solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses, ECI Macola delivers continuous process improvement and helps increase profitability in every area of your business.

ECI Macola On Demand features all of the power of the newly-announced ECI Macola Manufacturing Pro with Customer Relationship Management (CRM). It delivers a comprehensive ERP suite for manufacturing and distribution professionals that can be accessed from anywhere in the world and without the need to manage computers, databases, or other infrastructure requirements. Unlike other hosted ERP solutions that offer limited features and functionality, ECI Macola On Demand is a comprehensive suite that is guaranteed to be available 99.5% of the time, a much higher level of availability than delivered by most in-house IT departments.

ECI Synergy CRM provides a web-based human resource management, customer and contact information management, workflow automation, document management, and project management solution that integrates with your financial, manufacturing, and distribution functions. ECI Synergy CRM allows you to monitor, understand, manage, and maximize sales performance as well as to leverage customer information into long-term customer loyalty and retention – anytime and anywhere from your web browser or mobile device.

Technical Specifications

Macola 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

ECI Macola is an advanced, fully deployable accounting and financial management software solution. It should be installed by a trained and certified technician.

System requirements

ECI Macola partners with a number of third parties to provide industry specific solutions. These include (the number in parenthesis notes the number of partners in each solution area): Automotive (117), Chemical Manufacturing (118), Computer & Electronic Equip. Manufacturing (118), Construction (106), Education (107), Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (101), Food & Beverage Manufacturing (117), Government (103), Life Sciences (108), Machinery Manufacturing (118), Metal Fabrication (115), Not-for-Profit (104), Other Manufacturing (119), Other Services (105), Paper & Printing (115), Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (106), Retail Trade (114), Telecommunications (105), Transportation and Warehousing (116) Utilities (104) Wholesale Distribution (114).

Company History and Contact Information

Macola Software, an ECi Software Solutions company, is a provider of business solutions for small to 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-experienced solutions consultants, best-of-breed technology plug-ins and outstanding client support. With over 40 years’ experience and clients in more than 20 countries, Macola has enhanced every conceivable business process.