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Get your people working together!

An authorized Exact/Macola business partner since 1990, Beachwood Systems Consulting, Inc. is Cleveland's premier systems consulting firm.  The ideal business culture in a company such as yours should provide a foundation for business planning, anticipating rather than reacting to a hot-list environment, and facilitate communication and problem solving. Macola and Beachwood Systems can do just that... get your people working together in a proactive environment. We provide five major services relating to Macola software: needs analysis, implementation, training, on-going support, and outsourcing.

Needs Analysis

Purchasing a new system is a ten year commitment. The right system can make everyone's jobs easier. The wrong system will not. The best means to ensure that you will select a good system is to first prepare a needs analysis.

Beachwood Systems can serve in an independent and objective role to interview key managers and users, review the system in use, and prepare a needs analysis worksheet to be used to compare your organization's software requirements against Macola and any other vendors' software you are considering. This approach makes the decision making process substantially easier when considering dozens of inter-related complex issues. The approach also reduces the cost of the planning stage during implementation for whatever software is selected.  The value of this process cannot be over-emphasized. 

Implementation

Implementing an enterprise wide solution requires a great deal of time and effort from many people with functional expertise within the client company as well as from outside experts of the software. Here are the key points of the Beachwood Systems' implementation approach refined with 20 plus years of experience.

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Committed management willing to dedicate resources to the project

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A strong internal Project Manager to keep the project on track

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The Macola System Administrator identified up front

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Implementation Team made up of end users

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Develop project task plan with responsibilities

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Goals and outcomes defined for the project

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Design the end result before starting

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Incorporate business process reengineering

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Identify performance measures

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Set up conference room pilot with company test data

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Conduct classroom training

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Verify converted data extensively

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On-site assistance after going live

When the above points are followed, the implementation will be a success.

Training

Please see our page on training provided on Macola.

On-Going Support

One criteria that we judge ourselves on when it comes to providing support after the system is up and running is responsiveness. You have a problem, your system is down, or you can't get a month end report during a close, we are going to be there...not only during the day, but at night and on the weekends too if you select the emergency pager option on a support plan.  Urgent phone calls are returned promptly during the workday.  You are the customer, we are the service provider, and we never forget that.

Support is more than just solving problems, it's looking at your operation on a continuing basis and providing recommendations as to how you can get more and more out of the software. Your business is constantly changing to meet market demands and we will be there to help you adapt and prosper.  Please see the Support Options page for additional information.

Out-Sourcing

Focus on core competencies.  If you believe your people can be more productive by focusing on your business rather than learning the nuts and bolts underlying your accounting system, you may want to consider outsourcing complete system administration to Beachwood Systems.  It takes time, effort, training, and mistakes for an internal employee to learn to administer Macola well, maintain system users and security, modify codes to accommodate changes in customer demands, create reports, and answer detailed questions on functionality.  There have been countless cases of companies getting someone up-to-speed in this specialized role, only to see them move on and have to start over.  For less than the cost of an employee, Beachwood Systems can completely administer your system with highly experienced professionals.

 Why Beachwood Systems?

Beachwood Systems stands out because of our professionals. We truly believe that our people know the Macola software better than anyone in the country. Here are just a few of our credentials.

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CPA's on staff to structure your accounting properly

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Manufacturing ERP certified

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Manufacturing MPC certified

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High expertise in EDI and bar coding

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High expertise in Crystal Reports

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Flexibility (Macola VBA) certified

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Macola Progression SQL certified

bullet Macola ES certified
bullet Exact e-Synergy certified
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Host a Macola training center

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Certified network and pc support staff

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Professional software development staff

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E-commerce consulting

Beachwood Systems can be your sole vendor for Macola support, network and pc support, custom developed software, contact management / customer relationship management software, service and support software and much much more. With fair pricing in all areas, there is no need to go elsewhere.

When selecting a service provider, please remember this:

      Beachwood Systems delivers on the promises it makes.

                                                                     

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