While most traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are task-driven, by adding structure to processes that are typically handled inconsistently or manually, Macola ES is process-driven. A truly integrated workflow and business process management (BPM) tool allows users to achieve long coveted IT objectives--the paperless office, management by exception, and workflow as electronic framework to guide employees.
and BPM are highly complex and difficult systems to implement within most tier-one solutions, which as shown earlier, is not the case with the Exact Software's offering. To be fair, however, these large vendors offer much more comprehensive BPM solutions, given the myriad of interconnected components that underpin a full fledged BPM system, such as workflow, enterprise application integration (EAI), middleware, process modeling, process monitoring, etc., which naturally creates a complex environment. For