Macola ES Nears General Release
the new year starts, Exact’s Macola ES is nearing general release.
We are told by Exact that the 20 controlled release sites are
running smoothly, handling the software changes and updates in stride.
These 20 sites are made up of both new sites and upgraded v7.6
sites. By upgrading
existing v7.6 sites Exact has been able to run the database conversion
program against live production data.
are many new and exciting changes in Macola ES. This article, and
articles in future newsletters, will discuss and present some of the new
enhancements. One of the
biggest changes is that the accounting modules have been replaced with
Exact’s Globe product from the Netherlands.
The Globe product was the foundation for Exact becoming a
worldwide software publisher.
these modules have come from a different background you must familiarize
yourself with some changes in terminology.
This is to be expected and the new vernacular is nothing to worry
ES has a 9-digit general ledger main account number field along with
separate 8-character cost center and cost unit fields.
The use of three separate database fields compared with using
only one database field in Macola v7.6 allows for enhanced general
ledger reporting and organizational capabilities.
General ledger transactions posted in a batch mode from the sub
ledgers in v7.6 are now posted to the general ledger real time as the
transaction are posted in the submodules eliminating the Post From Sub
ledger process in v7.6. Macola ES still provides the Distribution to
General Ledger reports in the sub modules should you want to review
exciting change to Macola ES is the addition of the Excel Add-in.
The Excel Add-in provides the dynamic link between Macola ES and
Microsoft Excel. While the financial statements are now prepared using
the Excel Add-in, the functionality is not restricted to only the
general ledger as in F9. The
Excel Add-in is available across the entire Macola ES application.
This link allows you to generate your own reports in Microsoft
Excel using Macola ES data, taking advantage of the features and
functionality of Excel without having to key in or export and import
data. You can refresh your
worksheet real-time, giving you immediate up-to-date dynamic reporting
of the Excel Add-in reports that currently come with Macola ES are a
balance sheet, profit and loss statement, cash flow analysis, trial
balance, aging analysis, commissions due, and sales analysis report.
Macola ES also allows the entry of budget information directly
into Excel with the ability to update budget files in Macola ES.
there are new hardware and software requirements for Macola ES that we
will explain in future newsletters.
Future articles will also discuss other changes in Macola ES and
the vastly improved screen formats.
If you would like to see Macola ES in more detail now, please
contact us to arrange a presentation.