Highlighted Customers, Manufacturing, Supply Chain EDI, Exact Software EDI Customers, Exact Software Integration

Macola Customer, Tolco, Fuels Growth With EDI:

Tolco Corporation, a Macola customer and family-owned molded plastics business has prided themselves on serving small companies for more than 50 years. With growth on their mind, they knew they had to foster new relationships with larger trading partners but they’d have to bring on a Macola EDI integration expert in order to do that — a scary undertaking considering they knew nothing about EDI.

They enlisted the help of Data Masons’ and their EDI solution, Vantage Point, who guided the once gun-shy Tolco, through the process with relative ease. In the four years since, Tolco has experienced so much growth from new business with large trading partners that they are building a new, expanded warehouse space.

James Reising, Tolco’s Data Information Manager, shares “The experience has been great. It’s been well worth the effort that we put into it. It has paid us back many, many times over.”

Watch this video for the full story.

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good2grow thumbnail (1).pngA family owned and operated company based in Atlanta, GA, good2grow lives, sleeps and dreams healthy kids drinks, making them America's leading experts in the children's beverage category. But for a company committed to building lasting customer relationships, good2grow's lack of EDI integration had them spending far more time managing order entry and invoicing processes than they were nurturing customer relationships.

Changing their business model from utilizing an in-house warehousing environment to a 3PL, the company's lack of an integrated EDI solution challenged their ability to grow the business as needed. With an abundance of manual data entry requirements to support EDI, resources were being taken away from higher priorities which resulted in huge inefficiencies.             

Today the company has achieved record-breaking 99% efficiency with customer order processing & operates nearly 100% green with a majority of its processes running through EDI. 

Read the case study to learn how good2grow successfully transitioned from an in-house warehousing model to a 3PL, automated the integration of major customers, and increased human capital efficiency with Vantage Point EDI for Macola from Data Masons.  

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Exact Software Integration, Exact Software EDI Customers

good-2-grow-logo.pngFamily owned and operated, good2grow®, has always lived, slept and dreamed healthy kids drinks. However as they quickly became America's leading experts in the children's beverage category, they found that the lack of an integrated EDI solution challenged their ability to grow the business as they desired. For a company who is committed to building lasting customer relationships with its trading partner and broker networks, they were spending far more time managing order entry and invoicing processes than they were nurturing customer relationships.

When looking for an EDI solution to integrate with their Exact Macola ERP, Patrick Fredrich, good2grow’s Vice President of IT, stated that the two most important features they were looking for were flexibility and scalability. The company needed an EDI solution that was flexible enough to align with both the company’s and the customers’ evolving business requirements and one that could easily scale as the business expanded. Automated integration of major customers, such as Walmart and Home Depot, was also key as the company wanted to fully-maximize its transactional efficiency with its high volume customers.

The company selected Vantage Point EDI from Data Masons and according to Nick Hutchens, IT Manager at good2grow, the company quickly saw its return on investment. With automation and scheduled task capabilities, the company has achieved record-breaking 99% efficiency with customer order processing and operates nearly 100% green with a majority of its processes running through EDI. Since implementing EDI, the company has also been able to:

  • Remain self-reliant on the company’s in house development team thanks to a comprehensive library of out of the box trading partner maps;
  • Increase human capital efficiency, enabling staff to switch from order takers to customer relationship builders;
  • Successfully transition from an in-house warehousing model to a 3PL environment; and
  • Decrease the time required to onboard new partners and brokers.

 

Watch these short videos to hear first-hand about good2grow’s experience and how it's leveraging EDI to grow its business faster. 
 

 

Exact Software Integration, Exact Software EDI Customers

exact_macola_evolve_2016Exact Macola is dedicating Exact Macola Evolve 2016 to helping customers become masters of their Exact Macola solutions and to motivate them to find their fierce ambition. Well, we found ours - unparalleled customer service and industry leading EDI solutions. We can't wait to share how our EDI Made Simple strategy can help customers find their fierce, whether it's productivity, operational efficiency or bigger bottomlines that get them there.

With the focus on Exact Macola 10, the agenda is sprinkled with customer success stories, including Exact Macola EDI customer Wastequip. We're looking forward to hearing from Paul Thomas and Jim Widner on how Wastequip prepared for a successful and seamless upgrade to Exact Macola 10. They have an impressive story to share about how they upgraded eight Exact Macola ES instances (with hundreds of users) over a single weekend with normal business activity commencing on Monday morning with almost no user disruptions. Join us at the Wastequip session on Wednesday, April 20th at 2:30PM

EDI is often a major 3rd-party consideration when planning an ERP upgrade, as EDI disruptions and delays can often result in unnecessary costs and jeopardized trading partner relations. While at Exact Macola Evolve, we hope you take the opportunity to visit Data Masons so we can share how EDI for Exact Macola can simplify your upgrade and then continue to deliver operational and financial advantages to your business. Email or call us at 866-575-1631 to schedule a meeting with the fierce Data Masons team or visit us in the Evolve expo center.

Get inspired by other Exact Macola customers who have realized a significant impact from our EDI Made Simple stratgey. Read Exact Macola EDI customer success snapshots and case studies.

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Highlighted Customers, Exact Software Integration, Exact Software EDI Customers

Man_in_warehouseCorLiving began with a simple vision – to provide quality furniture products that are both practical and affordable. However, while their online business continued to grow and presented exciting new sales channel opportunities, CorLiving found that their manual processes were not able to handle the increase in transaction volume. The rise in orders resulted in delays in getting them entered, an increase in data entry errors and ultimately, customers not receiving orders on time.

Dissatisfied customers was simply not an option. CorLiving realized that dealing with a very large volume of one and two piece orders was difficult, and costly, without an automated EDI system to help get all of the tedious details into their ERP system.

In this case study, CorLiving IT Manager Aaron Prior shares the company’s experience with manually managing online order processing and how the results could have jeopardized their growth had they not quickly identified the need for an automated EDI solution for Exact Macola. Prior explains how Data Masons’ Vantage Point EDI solution eliminated the need for manual data entry and streamlined data entry orders with the push of a button. Most of all, with a fully-integrated EDI option in place, CorLiving was able to increase their customer satisfaction level and omni-channel experience

Read the full case study to learn how CorLiving is:  

  • Seamlessly processing over 1000 orders daily with automated EDI;
  • Entering and processing all orders by 10am; and
  • Supporting their increasing transaction volume with a scalable EDI solution.

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grocery_store_displayWhen The Marco Group’s EDI solution reached 13 years of age, the company knew it would be unable to survive the terrible teens with such an outdated system. "Band-aids" and patches had supported the company throughout the years, but at age 13, the system had stopped working and The Marco Group saw its accounts receivables back up into the millions.

The Marco Company is a family-owned business that specializes in providing merchandising solutions for the retail industry including a variety of fixtures, display carts, trays, baskets, backroom organizers and refrigerators. As the company expanded, so did the sheer volume of EDI transactions that were necessary to process customer delivery requirements, something the company’s Gentran EDI technology could not support.

In this case study, Marco Company CIO Bob Durden explains the business and financial drivers behind the decision to seek a newer, better EDI solution.  Durden shares how the company’s previous EDI solution handicapped the organization financially, and handicapped its customer delivery commitments and communication through EDI.  By switching to Vantage Point EDI, The Marco Company eliminated these handicaps with an EDI solution that can automate supply chain processes and scale to support future expansions.

Read the full case study to learn how The Marco Group:  

  • Received a $2.5 Million deposit on the first transaction using Vantage Point EDI;
  • Adopted a scalable solution that can support expanding transaction volumes; and
  • Eliminated manual processes to automate its entire supply chain.

Read the press release here.

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Highlighted Customers, Exact Software Integration, Exact Software EDI Customers

From the Desk of Dennis Bruce:

Welcome Quinoa Corporation Who Purchased Vantage Point EDI for Exact Macola!

quinoaQuinoa Corporation was the first company to bring quinoa to the United States in 1983 when they walked the very first bag of this “supergrain of the future®” into a Boulder food store. To this day, Quinoa Corporation provides the premier brand of organic quinoa and innovative ancient grain products. The company’s Ancient Harvest brand serves up great tasting, non-GMO, organic, gluten-free foods for all, earning Prevention Magazine’s “Eat Clean 2013: Best Packaged Foods” award for its commitment to clean, organic ingredients.

Running Exact Macola, Quinoa Corporation required an integrated EDI solution that would keep its ERP environment clean and not require invasive customizations. Working with their Exact reselling partner, Quinoa selected Vantage Point EDI for Exact to automate its EDI supply chain communications. Data Masons’ differentiated itself from other EDI providers with its unparalleled team expertise with both the Exact Macola ERP and EDI.

Welcome Quinoa Corporation to the Data Masons Family of EDI for Exact Macola Users!

Highlighted Customers, Exact Software Integration, Exact Software EDI Customers

From the Desk of Dennis Bruce:

Welcome Yurbuds Who Purchased Vantage Point EDI for Exact Macola!

yubudsYurbuds was founded in 2008 by Seth Burgett, President and CEO, an active triathlete and Richard Daniels, COO, a 24-time marathoner. Burgett and Daniels left their corporate roles and joined forces to improve personal performance. They’ve been joined by Craig Ceranna, Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer, to realize the company’s mission: transform the athlete’s experience through personalized service and exceptional audio products that integrate ergonomics, technology, and emotive design.

Yurbuds wanted the same thing from its EDI provider as they provide to the customer: great service and an outstanding product that integrates seamlessly with the ERP. With these requirements in hand, Yurbuds selected Data Masons’ EDI for Exact Macola solution. In addition to Data Masons’ innovative integration approach to the Exact ERP, Yurbuds found an unprecedented level of quality assurance in Data Masons’ delivery and support teams. While the Vantage Point EDI solution spoke for itself, Yurbuds understood that support was a critical factor in the success of their EDI integration initiative and appreciated that Data Masons provides the industry’s highest level of support, with a guaranteed response time of hours, not days.

Welcome Yurbuds to the Data Masons Family of EDI for Exact Macola Users!