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Exact Navigator Tears Down Traditional ERP Walls and Provides a Workspace that Simplifies Daily Business Processes

Exact, your trusted advisor and a leading provider of business solutions for small- to medium-sized (SMB) manufacturing and distribution companies, today announced a game-changing solution, Exact Navigator, which allows users access to critical operational information to make better and faster decisions. Exact understands the unique challenges of the SMB community and has developed this role-based solution tailored to each business function. Exact Navigator, now available with Macola Pro, helps users achieve greater control over their manufacturing and distribution businesses, leaving time to have a true work/life balance.

“The one-stop shopping framework provided by Exact Navigator means we never have to leave a dedicated workspace, helping TO address challenges in business areas such as our production scheduling, and will allow us to more seamlessly use Exact and Microsoft technologies to grab and quickly react to all data,” said Shawn Gamble, IT Manager, Neutral Posture. “I truly believe that Navigator is one of the most powerful tools released by Exact since Exact Synergy Enterprise.”

Exact Navigator brings together workspace functionality that provides users with their own unique dashboards, menus, external Web applications and reports including financial, operational and exception, helping users drive business productivity and profitability to unprecedented heights. The Navigator workspace is now the single location from which users can conduct all activity, simplifying every job function’s day-to-day tasks and processes.

“Exact Navigator supports a more natural way of working than typically has been offered in traditional ERP solutions. It allows Macola users to think differently about how they interact with the solution, and the transition should be fairly easy since the concept is more intuitive,” Cindy Jutras, President of Mint Jutras. “One challenge ERP solution providers face today is getting their customers to move beyond preconceived notions about system limitations and understand their full potential. Navigator should help open doors to better understanding of the potential for ERP.”

The benefits of a single interface to harness the power of Macola Pro goes beyond the fact that fewer keystrokes are needed to accomplish various tasks. Exact Navigator’s intelligent dashboards, reports and menus, all personalized and linked to contextually relevant functions and actions, provide Macola users with additional benefits such as the ability to:

  • Reduce training time so new employees can become more effective sooner
  • Implement consistent operating standards to ensure higher accuracy and control over critical processes
  • Provide employee specific roles for all functional areas of a company to ensure need-to-know data is readily available without creating information bottlenecks that exist in traditional ERP solutions

Exact Navigator is a robust solution that will offer users future functionality such as advanced mobile applications, Web services and other functionality, all of which makes it easier for users to do their jobs. The net result is a next-generation ERP experience for users of Macola software.

“Exact is committed to providing our customers with simple yet powerful solutions that put them ahead of their competition. With Exact Navigator, our customers have control over their ERP system vs. the ERP system controlling them,” said Mitch Alcon, President, Exact Americas. “Exact Navigator’s unique workspace is designed to seamlessly identify and navigate around the rough waters of business complexity to ensure companies remain competitive, stay on the right path, and effectively manage growth.”

Exact. And it all comes together.

Exact is your trusted advisor and a leading provider of business solutions for small- to medium-sized (SMB) manufacturing and distribution companies. Since 1984, Exact has been serving SMBs with information technology to launch and grow their businesses. As a global solution provider with more than 1,800 employees worldwide, Exact helps more than 100,000 local and international companies run their business every day. Exact is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands and has been listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam since June 1999. The company’s revenues in 2011 amounted to € 215.6 million. For further information about Exact, visit

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