General Accounting for Manufacturing and Distribution

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

Exact 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 Exact, the most trusted advisor in manufacturing and distribution solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses, Exact Macola delivers continuous process improvement and helps increase profitability in every area of your business.

Exact Macola On Demand features all of the power of the newly-announced Exact 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, Exact 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.

Exact 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. Exact 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

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

Exact 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

In 1984, a few students in a garage with an entrepreneurial spirit worked together to achieve an ambitious goal: to serve the entrepreneurial world with information technology. From the introduction of the PC through the constantly emerging technologies to handheld devices and perpetual connectivity in the cloud, Exact continued 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, has a respected reputation in North America for such market niches as Manufacturing and Distribution.