SMB to SME Manufacturing Resource Planning Solution

Best Fit

Exact MAX is a mature, established solution for larger companies wanting a traditional MRP solution with volume data entry, batch processing, and standard reporting. While it is possible to implement Exact MAX in a small manufacturing environment with an interface to a simple entry level accounting solution such as Intuit QuickBooks, the power and resource demands of MAX may be a bit overpowering to a small company with limited resources.


  • User-friendly MRP system that handles everything from order entry, materials management, and production management to change management, fulfillment, and customer service
  • Open architecture supports integration with accounting programs and smart machines on the shop floor which results in fewer data entry errors and supports real-time inventory updates
  • Strong regulatory support with full-featured lot and serial control makes it easy to maintain traceability levels required by agencies like the FDA and streamlines a potential recall process

Brief Product Description and Pricing

Exact MAX is a true MRP software system that is designed for engineer-to-order and assemble-to-order manufacturing. This manufacturing software solution offers full integration with Microsoft Dynamics GP, QuickBooks Enterprise, and QuickBooks Pro software. Exact MAX is an SQL product with support for Microsoft Reporting Services. When used with the Exact Synergy product, Exact MAX becomes web-enabled to support customer/supplier functions such as creating quotes and work orders. Exact MAX is sold direct and is priced specifically to the user’s requirements. Contact Exact directly for a price quote.

With powerful and flexible batch processing, part management, and production planning features, Exact MAX is particularly adept at fulfilling the needs of contract service providers, but it can also be successfully deployed in full-service manufacturing facilities. Exact Max is a strong MRP software system for companies that make electronics and medical devices as well as for capital equipment manufacturing and recipe batch food manufacturing.

Exact Business Analytics (EBA) - EBA offers users the ability to quickly and easily build information views and reports by combining and comparing data from multiple sources or different business functions.

Synergy for MAX - Exact Synergy for MAX can help you analyze, manage, and operate your business more effectively. Add tools for CRM, Service Management, Document Management, Workflow Process Management, and more to your MAX MRP manufacturing software to create a powerful business management suite that has helped organizations ranging from the tech-savvy contract manufacturer to the multinational corporation.

Technical Specifications

Exact MAX is designed to run in a Client/Server environment. However, it may be implemented on-premise in a traditional setup, as a Private Cloud implementation, or as a Hosted Cloud solution, depending on your needs.

Exact MAX 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 MAX is an advanced fully deployable Manufacturing Resource Planning software solution. It must be installed by a trained and certified technician. It was noted above that Exact MAX integrates with a number of well-known accounting solutions as a reporting backend where more sophisticated general accounting is needed.

Adaptive Data Interchange (ADI) is an Exact Software recommended solution partner for your Supply Chain wireless networking, bar coding, and mobile data collection and for labeling products and services. ADI specializes in supporting Exact Software users and resellers with site surveys, installation and configuration of RF equipment, and on-going support of all your current and legacy hardware. We are your one-stop provider for supply chain solutions.

As an Exact Software partner, Heartland Computers helps you take full advantage of your software investment with a wide range of data collection hardware including barcode equipment, mobile computers, label printers, and wireless networking from all major manufacturers.

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 a PC 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.