Harvest Ventures Customer News - December 2015
We are fast approaching the end of another year!
Although we are lacking the 'white fluffy stuff' we hope that the holiday season will see you taking a well-deserved break to spend time with loved ones to enjoy your holiday traditions.
Did you know Exact Macola Evolve 2016 registration is now live?!
Exact has made some pretty interesting additions to the agenda, take a look >>
If you have some training budget to spend by the end of the year, you may want to put it towards the User Conference.
Now available - technical training sessions with the ability to earn CPE credits.
Also, if you register and pay before December 31st, you could win 3 nights at the Atlanta Mariott Marquis during Exact Macola Evolve 2016!
MORE BIG NEWS:
Exact Macola 10.3 is now available!
New interface and several other enhancements, read more >>
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Holiday Hours at Harvest Ventures Inc.
- Exact Macola Evolve 2016 - What's New? Why Attend?
- Exact Macola Evolve 2016 - Draw to win your hotel stay
- Exact Macola 10 Receives Product Leadership Award
- Exact Macola 10.3 is Now Available!
- Encryption Virus - Protecting your Business
- Congratulations to Fitterfirst - 30 Years in Business!
HOLIDAY HOURS AT HARVEST VENTURES INC.
Please note that Harvest Ventures will be open over the holidays to assist you with your year-end preparations.
Here are the days and times we are available:
|December 24||8:00am ET - 12:00pm (local time)|
|December 29||8:00am ET - 5:00pm MT|
|December 30||8:00am ET - 5:00pm MT|
|December 31||8:00am ET - 12:00pm (local time)|
EXACT MACOLA EVOLVE 2016 - WHAT'S NEW? WHY ATTEND?
Exact Macola users have been happy with the content provided at Exact Macola Evolve as well as the opportunity to network with other users and speak one-on-one with Exact and partners.
We think the following additions to the conference line-up will add significant value to you this year:
Technical Training Classes
Different from breakout sessions, technical training classes will run Friday morning (April 22nd).
There will be nine classes eligible for one CPE credit per class. These classes are free and run for one hour.
There will be two classes that run for three hours in length. There is an added fee to attend these classes and they are eligible for three CPE credits per class.
For the 2016 conference, Exact is introducing some roundtable discussions.
These roundtable discussions will allow small groups of like-minded individuals get together to discuss topics that are of interest to them. There will be a facilitator for each roundtable that will guide the conversation around the topic at hand
Submit your topic suggestions today on the Exact Macola Evolve website: www.exactmacolaevolve.com
EXACT MACOLA EVOLVE 2016 - DRAW TO WIN YOUR HOTEL STAY
April isn't all the far away! Now is a great time to register for Exact Macola Evolve 2016.
If you register and pay by December 31, 2015, your name is entered in a draw to win a 3-night stay at the Atlanta Mariott Marquis during the conference.
Exact has even provided a letter that you can submit to your manager to help obtain approval for attendance!
For more details, visit the website: www.exactmacolaevolve.com
EXACT MACOLA 10 RECEIVES PRODUCT LEADERSHIP AWARD
Exact Macola 10 has received the 2015 Food and Beverage Product Leadership Award. It was awarded by Frost & Sullivan - a private consultancy firm with a global team of analysts and consultants who are continuously researching a wide range of markets across multiple sectors and geographies.
"Exact has offered an easy-to-use and well-integrated Exact Macola 10 ERP solution that is truly dynamic, configurable, and customizable."
EXACT MACOLA 10.3 IS NOW AVAILABLE!
As of December 16, 2015 Exact Macola 10.3 is available.
There are several notable enhancements:
- New interface!
- Avalara Integration - for managing sales tax
- Updates to mobile applications
- Windows 10 support
- Web service features for Order Entry and Accounts Payable
- Multi-site MRP Planning Workspace
- Grid based data entry
Learn more about the 10.3 update, including a video overview: www.exactmacola.com/erp-software/manufacturing-solutions/exact-macola-10/latest-release
Also Exact's Blog Post: http://blog.macola.com/exact-macola-10.3-now-ga
ENCRYPTION VIRUS - PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS
Not such a jolly topic for the holidays but a necessary one.
Over the past several months, a few clients have been hit with an encryption virus that essentially takes your files hostage by encrypting them, forcing you to pay a ransom for the encryption key.
This is not something we see very often but thought it was worth sending a reminder to make sure your business has systems and protocols in place to deal with such a situation.
As you can imagine, this can be a debilitating situation, especially if you are not prepared.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Make sure your data is backed up.
- Also make sure you check to make sure your backup is running correctly and that it can easily be restored.
- Have an emergency plan in place so that your business can function for a short time without your computer system in the event of a hardware failure, power outage, virus or other cause.
- If you suspect unusual activity with your computer or your network, contact your hardware and networking provider.
- It is a good idea to make sure all users know who to contact should they experience anything unusual in their day-to-day computer work.
CONGRATULATIONS TO FITTERFIRST - 30 YEARS IN BUSINESS!
Beginning with an idea for an innovative product, Fitterfirst has grown and flourished over their 30 years in business.
This year, founder Louis Stack was a top four finalist in the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards in the business to consumer category.
We are very proud to work with Fitterfirst and would like to congratulate them on their success!
You can learn more about Fitterfirst in this month's issue of Business In Calgary magazine: www.businessincalgary.com (page 92-96)
More info: http://info.harvestvi.com/fitterfirst
Best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season!