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Comparing Acumatica vs Macola

With a proven track record as one of the most widely used legacy ERP systems, Macola can help you maintain and grow your manufacturing and distribution business. Versatile and highly customizable, Macola is a secure hub for core business functions like BOM, routing, MRP, inventory management, order entry, and EDI.

This is how Macola compares to Acumatica:

Functionality Acumatica Macola
True cloud (built for cloud)
True mobility (supports all devices with no special apps)
Built using modern technology
Full function ERP
Modern APIs for integration
Customization using industry standard tools
Upgrade on your schedule
Flexible licensing options based on customer requirements
Multiple deployment options (cloud, on-premises, hybrid)
Scale as you grow
Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Acumatica cloud ERP has several advantages over Macola.

True cloud: True cloud means all functionality is accessible through the internet using a standard browser without additional software installation on the user’s device. It can be deployed on either a public or private cloud. Macola’s architecture requires a client-server setup, which is not a true cloud solution.

True mobility: Acumatica’s ERP suite can be accessed on the device of your choice. Acumatica will resize every page and every screen to match the display of the device you are using, whether it is a PC, tablet, or phone. Macola does not support true mobile-friendly screens, but it does offer a mobile app.

Built using modern technology: Acumatica keeps up with modern technologies, using proven web development tools to deliver cloud software that keeps your business on the cutting edge. Macola is antiquated, using old PC technology to deliver on-premise software that’s no longer competitive.

Modern APIs for integration: Acumatica’s modern API supports integration with other cloud applications, but Macola’s web services API only provides limited capabilities.

Customizations using industry-standard tools: Businesses using Acumatica Cloud ERP are able to customize their software using industry-standard C# and. NET. Macola can be modified using VBA, but users are limited in what they can customize in the product.

Multiple deployment options (public cloud, private cloud, on-premises): Acumatica offers different deployment options, including public cloud (like AWS), private cloud (hosting of your choice), and on-premises. Macola does not offer the same level of support for true cloud deployments.

Lower TCO: Acumatica offers consumption-based pricing, which means you pay for what you use. We offer unlimited users at no extra cost, letting you scale up to thousands of users without any hiccups. Our robust support and deployment options are designed to help you quickly move from idea to production. They save time, money, and frustration.

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About Macola

Macola, a COBOL-based platform, was first released in the 1970s and had been providing powerful products to help businesses since then. Macola offers three versions: Macola Progression, Macola ES, and Macola 10. Macola suffers from an old client-server architecture (old technology) which has led to system outages and other problems.

Acumatica offers a wide variety of deployment options, from on-premise to cloud integration. This flexibility allows the product to be tailored to your exact needs. Acumatica offers lifetime free upgrades and no per-user fees. These qualities allow for significant ROI and savings on your total cost of ownership.

Acumatica’s dashboards and reporting options let you take control of your business data. With no-code/low-code solutions, you can make data available to third-party tools, such as Power BI.

We recommend you learn about your needs and ask the hard questions when considering any ERP products, not just Acumatica’s. We have analyzed over 10 product offerings in the small-mid-sized business ERP space to determine that Acumatica’s is the best option available. Make sure you take some time to review Acumatica’s ERP software comparison to help you find the solution that is right for you.