Exact Macola Hosts Reunion Celebration during the Marion Popcorn Festival for Partners, Customers, Current and Former Employees

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Exact Macola marks 42 years at September 5th event in Marion, Ohio.

With the manufacturing sector beginning to show growth again in 2013, it’s the perfect time to celebrate our heritage.

Exact Macola, a trusted advisor and a leading provider of ERP business solutions for small-to medium-sized (SMB) manufacturing and distribution companies, will host a special Exact Macola Reunion for partners, customers, current and former employees that will take place during the Marion Popcorn Festival, in Marion, Ohio, on Thursday, September 5, 2013.

Friends and guests of Exact Macola are invited to gather in Marion at 333 East Center Street, the site of Exact Macola's former Marion headquarters, from 4 to 8 p.m. Attendees can tour the former offices and discover the strong impact Marion had on the organization’s beginnings.

Macola was founded in 1971 in Marion and offered a software solution to optimize efficiency of manufacturing and distribution processes. Marion was the ideal location for this type of business as a high percentage of local jobs were in manufacturing at the time. In 2001, Exact Holding N.V., based in Delft, the Netherlands, purchased Macola. The company became known as Exact Macola and the company's headquarters were moved to Columbus.

"With the manufacturing sector beginning to show growth again in 2013, it’s the perfect time to celebrate our heritage. We're very proud of our connection to Marion. We're an Ohio-based organization that has grown to an international level, while remaining grounded in our Ohio roots," said Alison Forsythe, Managing Director, Exact Macola. "This reunion is an opportunity for us to share our rich history and show our appreciation to Marion for its support in our growth. It is also representative of our commitment to re-engage with our community of customers and partners locally and across the Americas.”

"The seed of Macola was planted in Marion and it has blossomed and sprouted all over the globe. The Marion Popcorn Festival has always been a celebration of family gatherings, good food and fun for all ages. I see nothing more fitting than taking the Exact Macola family new and old back to Marion to celebrate our growth together," said Janice Stone, senior Finance and Administration specialist, who has been with Exact Macola for 25 years and is a Marion resident.

Judy McCreary, Finance and Administration, is also a 25-year member of the Exact Macola family and Marion resident. "As I reflect back on the years that Macola was in Marion, I remember the great times we had during the Popcorn Festival, watching the parade, eating and just enjoying the evening with friends and co-workers.” said McCreary. "I'm really looking forward to experiencing that celebration with my Exact Macola coworkers again."

Exact. And it all comes together.

Exact is a leading global supplier of business software. Since we began in 1984, our focus has shifted from supporting financial processes to providing a complete ERP offering for small and medium-sized businesses. Innovative solutions such as Exact Globe, Exact Synergy and Exact Online support over 100,000 customers – local and international companies – in the daily management of their business.

Exact develops industry-specific on-premise and cloud solutions for manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, professional services and accountancy. Exact is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands, and has been listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam since June 1999. The company booked revenue of € 217.1 million in 2012.

For further information about Exact, visit http://www.exact.com and http://macola.exactamerica.com.

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