Cloud Software Makes Small Shops More Efficient and Profitable

Affordable software Exact Online integrates automatically with Quickbooks to consolidate and manage operations under one system, giving small manufacturers and wholesale distributors the competitive efficiency and visibility they need.

Exact (Boston, MA), a business software partner for small business manufacturers and wholesale distributors, offers software that helps small manufacturers and wholesale distributors in the U.S. operate more efficiently and profitably.

The affordable software, which is available for download through Exact Online and the Intuit App Center through a monthly online subscription, streamlines tasks such as production and inventory management, logistics and CRM.

“Made in America means something once again, and we want to help manufacturers and wholesale distributors capitalize on this opportunity,” said Steve Leavitt, the general manager of U.S. Cloud Solutions at Exact. “To do this, these businesses need affordable, easy to implement technology that provides an immediate and obvious payoff. Our software leverages the cloud to provide small businesses with enterprise-like functionality that is in line with their cost expectations and requirements.”

The Exact Online software integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop, bridging the gap between common manufacturing and wholesale distribution tasks and traditional accounting functions. The software replaces disparate systems and manual processes, giving business owners a 360 deg view of their businesses while enabling accountants to become even more trusted advisors to their clients.

“Exact Online is addressing a major gap in the marketplace,” said Laurie McCabe of the SMB Group. “The company is committed to serving small manufacturers and wholesale distributors, many of whom are still trying to patch together systems that give them little to no visibility into operations and profitability. Now there’s a solution that’s built just for them that will integrate automatically with QuickBooks, and give them the efficiency and visibility they need.”

For the past few months, manufacturers and wholesale distributors have been using the Exact Online solution as part of a controlled release. According to one controlled release user, Chad Dillaman, the owner of Dillaman Mold & Manufacturing (Meadville, PA), “We were immediately impressed with how easily we were able to consolidate and manage operations under one system. It’s so easy to use yet it provides such valuable insights into how we run our business that it more than pays for itself.”

Exact Online is a product of Exact, a global company with 30 years of experience in manufacturing and wholesale software, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide and 10,000 in the U.S. Small business manufacturers and wholesale distributors can access the Exact Online software subscription-free through the end of 2013.

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 2012 amounted to €217.1 million. In the U.S., Exact’s business unit, Cloud Solutions, is headquartered in Newton, MA.

Exact Online offers the advantage of flexible cloud delivery to enable customers to quickly and cost-effectively streamline time-consuming tasks such as logistics, CRM, production and inventory management, so business owners can focus on growing their businesses. The platform, available via affordable monthly subscription, integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks.

Exact Cloud Solutions, Riverside Center, 275 Grove Street, Suite 2-400, Newton, MA 02466, 855-359-9256,