Harvest Ventures Customer News - February 2015

This year continues to be a busy one for Harvest Ventures and also for our clients as we are finding out. For some, the oil prices have become a considerable factor while others are experiencing more growth.

In either case, we are helping businesses small and large with managing their data to improve productivity and work more efficiently.

One tool that has been quite popular is our Credit Card Processing Utility. It allows users to manage credit card data and transactions within Macola eliminating the need for manual entries. We've been doing a lot of demos on this one - stay tuned, a demo video will be released very soon!

In this issue:

Next Meeting: March 17th in Cambridge, ON

It was great to meet with so many Exact users in person at our kick off meeting on February 17th in Burlington! The feedback was very positive and users offered several suggestions on what they would like to learn about in future meetings.

The goal of the Harvest Roundups is to improve communications between Harvest, Exact and the local User Community, regardless of which ERP is used. The educational portion will address each product and users will have the opportunity to discuss their challenges and successes with the group.

If time allows, there is opportunity for attendees to get small issues resolved and questions answered by our local consultants and developers.

We look forward to seeing you on March 17th! For those who were not able to make the first meeting, we hope to see you out at the next ones. 

Here are the details:

Date:  Tuesday, March 17, 2015 
Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, Cambridge, ON (746 Old Hespeler Road, N3H 5L8) 
Time:  12:30pm - 1:30pm - Light Lunch
  1:30pm - 3:30pm - Meeting 



  • Data and Database Management
    We'll show you some tips on how to clean up your data and maintain your database including:
    • Database Level
      • Cleaning up temporary tables
      • Phantom users
      • Table indexes
      • Backup strategies
      • Test companies
    • Month end processes
      • What to purge? Audit tables vs transaction tables
      • How to use accumulators
      • PO closing & inventory utilities
    • Tips on balancing subledger reports to the GL
    • Review set-ups (for default values, etc.) with file validations

  • Exact Business Analytics (EBA)
    Most users own EBA but have never implemented it or are not using it to its fullest. There are many reasons for this but we'll show you how you can get started.
    • Finding out what you own
    • Show you how to set EBA up and begin using it
    • Show you how to make adjustments to your existing set-up
    • Explain the various user types
    • Show you some examples of how you can use EBA


Eliminate the need for timesheets and punchcards with Workforce Manager - a web-based, time tracking application used on mobile devices.

By capturing this data and integrating it with your ERP software, employees and management have functional, usable data to improve efficiency and equipment productivity.


  • Workforce Manager links to payroll software
  • Instant messaging enables users to identify and remove production bottlenecks or issues
  • Dashboards allow management to improve productivity and efficiency
  • Alerts and tracking of production equipment improves reliability

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Offer ends March 31, 2015
*Some charges apply for installation and basic training

Harvest Ventures is a Silver Sponsor this year

Join us in sunny, warm Boca Raton, FL for this years Exact Macola user conference.

Harvest is pleased to announce we are a silver sponsor which means we will be hosting a breakout session and demonstrating our Business Automation Tools (BATs) at the Solution Centre.

Exact is expecting even more attendees this year and are providing opportunities to learn more about Exact Macola 10 and even try it yourself. There will also be more networking and more opportunities for fun!

We hope that you see our investment as a show of confidence in the quality of this event. We think you have a lot to gain by being there so please join us at Evolve on May 11-14, 2015.


Learn how to Integrate EDI with Exact Macola - Register >>
March 5 @ 2pm ET

Gain Control of your Entire Make to Sell Cycle - Register >>
March 18 @ 2pm ET

WiSys Shipping Logistics and Order Management - Register >>
March 24 @ 2pm ET


If you've made it to this point of the email, well done. It was a long one...just like this winter!

It's time to fill up your Harvest mug with some coffee or hot chocolate and stay warm. Don't have a mug? Let us know, we'll send you one!