COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exact, a global frontrunner in business software for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), today announced that its customer Solaire Medical has been named a 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner by Frost & Sullivan. Solaire was recognized in the “Operational Excellence Leadership” category for its implementation of Macola 10, Exact’s leading ERP and business software.
Now in its 13th year, the Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor visionary businesses and individuals shaping the future of global manufacturing. Nominations were evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges, along with Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Council analysts, who looked for projects and individual achievements that helped manufacturers set themselves apart from competitors and delivered clear, compelling value and return on investment.
“On behalf of the entire team at Solaire Medical, thank you to Frost & Sullivan and the Manufacturing Leadership Council for this prestigious recognition,” said Ben Barber, general manager, Solaire Medical. “Following our implementation of Macola 10, we experienced a dramatic growth in revenue and were able to gain real-time insight into inventory – an area that was previously a major cost driver. We’re proud of this win and – with the help of Exact – will continue to provide the best service imaginable to our customers.”
Solaire was selected for its innovative solution to addressing operational inefficiencies caused by an outdated ERP system. Following the implementation of Macola 10 in early 2016, Solaire experienced a dramatic growth in year over year revenue, reduced inventory by $200,000, reduced cost of goods sold and increased inventory control – all of which contributed to the manufacturer’s success and ability to more efficiently meet and exceed customer expectations.
“At Exact, we are committed to supplying users with a solution that optimizes operations and provides insights that allow them to truly drive value for their own customers,” said Alison Forsythe, managing director, Exact, Macola Division. “This award is a true testament to the innovation Solaire Medical strives to achieve, and we are looking forward to continuing our work with them for years to come.”
Winners will be publicly honored at the 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala on June 14, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif.
About Exact, Macola Division
Macola is ERP and business software manufacturers and distributors use to automate, manage and grow their businesses. The software empowers companies to take control of cost and complexity at every critical stage from design through delivery and see all facets of their business from a single application.
Macola is an Exact product. Exact builds business software for SMEs and their accountants. Our innovative technology is aimed at specific business needs, providing an overview of today and insights into the opportunities of tomorrow. Exact inspires businesses to grow. Our 1,600 employees love, share and support our customers’ ambition. Like them, we aim high. Like them, we aspire to lead the way. We know it’s a bumpy road to success. And that’s why we build software to help smooth it out, enabling our customers from all over the world to grow. Macola. ERP and business software.
About the Manufacturing Leadership Council
The Manufacturing Leadership Council, Frost & Sullivan, is the world’s first member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Council’s mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large. The Council produces an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, information, and professional development products, programs, and services, including the Manufacturing Leadership Community website, an online global business network with over 6,700 members worldwide; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization of over 260 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit; the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, celebrating industry achievement; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information, visit www.MLCouncil.com.
About Frost & Sullivan
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