New Macola Releases Support Microsoft Vista
Exact Software has released new
versions of its Macola ES and Macola Progression series business
Macola ES v9.5 now supports the 32bit
Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate (not Home) editions of the Microsoft
Windows Vista operating system. All integrated Crystal reports have been
upgraded to Crystal Reports XI R2. The 32 bit version of SQL Server 2005
Standard Edition is supported on the 32 bit Windows 2003 Server Standard
Edition operating system. Exact Synergy for Macola ES v9.5 was released
In addition to the platform updates
and correcting a number of software bugs, functionality improvements
have been made. Credit Card Processing in Order Entry has been improved
with screen messages that provide user feedback on processing results,
authorization status, reference ID, and other data. There is now support
for commercial credit cards also know as corporate or purchasing cards.
There is a new option to update item cost and sales price when
transferring items between locations if the target location has zero
quantity on hand. Kits can be created by copying components from
existing kits. The pre-delivered Exact Business Analytics (EBA) has had
dimensions added to Purchasing, AR, AP, and GL analytics as well as
improved financial BI views for consolidated reporting. Several
improvements were made to the Exact Warehouse Management System.
By the time of this publication, the
first service pack for Macola ES v9.5 and Synergy v9.5 should be
released. It will be named 9.5.100 and be available for download.
Macola Progression 7.7, the newest
version in the Progression series, now supports the 32 bit Business,
Enterprise, and Ultimate (not Home) editions of the Microsoft Windows
Vista operating system. The backend database should be either SQL 2000
or SQL 2005 if you have a Vista workstation in the mix because Pervasive
is not supported for Vista pc’s. Vista will also require you to use
Crystal Reports XI Release 2 if you want to run integrated Crystal
Reports under the PWE client. Note that during the update to v7.7 you
can choose to stay on Crystal X and simply not run Crystal reports on
Vista workstations which is probably not desirable. Your Macola system
must be on a minimum of version 7.6.400 before you can upgrade to v7.7.
In addition to supporting Vista,
functionality improvements have been made to Progression. To name a few,
in Bill of Material there is a new Mass Delete / Replace Components.
There is a set up option to prevent the ability to put a non-inventory
item on a purchase order. And in Accounts Payable, you are now able to
voucher a purchase order with a history status.
All in all, these are the most
powerful and stable versions of Macola yet and are free to all companies
current on maintenance. We encourage everyone to update to the latest
release as well as the new Event Manager v7.5.