Going Through Acquisition? How a Process-Based Approach to ERP Integration Can Accelerate Your ROI

Posted on: June 29, 2021 | By: Andrew Logan | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, M&A

Over 70% of acquisitions fail to meet their business objectives. If you’re looking for ways to avoid the pitfalls of the 70%, then read on. This article will discuss why the acquisition failure rate is so high, including some of the challenges of ERP integration during an acquisition, and we will cover how a process-based approach to ERP integration can alleviate these difficulties. Why Most Acquisitions Fail The hard truth...


3 Cost Reduction Approaches for QAD EDI Support

Posted on: June 17, 2021 | By: Andrew Logan | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Picking the wrong approach to EDI support for your business can mean endless log jams of projects or pouring too much money into third-party resources that don't support your needs. Looking to avoid these issues? This article will discuss three cost reduction approaches to EDI support—the outsourced approach, the in-house approach, and the hybrid approach—and the potential benefits and risks involved with each.     Approach 1: Outsource In this...


Reducing Cyber and Data Security Risks for Industrial Manufacturers

Posted on: June 9, 2021 | By: Andrew Logan | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

The hard truth is that a cyber and/or data security event can happen to any industrial manufacturer. However, there are practices and tools that can allow companies to reduce their cyber and data security risks. This article will discuss some of these safeguards. We’ll discuss the potential consequences that cybersecurity events can have for industrial manufacturers, solutions to prevent possible security breaches, and we’ll cover some different forms of high-profile...


Reducing Cyber and Data Security Risks for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Posted on: June 9, 2021 | By: Andrew Logan | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

The hard truth is that a cyber and/or data security event can happen to any food and beverage manufacturer. However, there are practices and tools that can allow companies to reduce their cyber and data security risks. This article will discuss some of these safeguards. We’ll discuss the potential consequences that cybersecurity events can have for food and beverage manufacturers, solutions to prevent possible security breaches, and we’ll cover some...


How to Create Service Orders in Business Central

Posted on: May 24, 2021 | By: Andrew Logan | Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central offers a variety of features that enables the simple processing of service orders for repairs, maintenance, or requests on service items. In this blog post, we will walk through how to create a service order and other related features. How to create a service order Enter "Service Orders" in the search bar and choose the desired link. Create a new service order. In the No. field, enter a...


Reducing Cyber and Data Security Risks for Medical Device Manufacturers

Posted on: May 20, 2021 | By: Andrew Logan | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

The hard truth is that a cyber and/or data security event can happen to any medical device manufacturer. However, there are practices and tools that can allow companies to reduce their cyber and data security risks. This article will discuss some of these safeguards. We’ll discuss the potential consequences that cybersecurity events can have for medical device manufacturers, solutions to prevent possible security breaches, and we’ll cover some different forms...


Assessing the Impact of Process Improvements with QAD Variance Reporting

Posted on: May 20, 2021 | By: Andrew Logan | QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Automotive manufacturing companies typically desire to continuously improve their business processes to maximize revenue. This is often done by generating ideas and forecasting the expected impact to the organization. Understanding how QAD generates variances, and the significance of them, can allow automotive manufacturers to assess the impact of process improvements. This article will review several of the common variances that QAD may generate. We will focus on Purchase Price Variance...


System Requirements: Dynamics GP

Posted on: May 13, 2021 | By: Andrew Logan | Microsoft Dynamics GP

In this blog post, we will address commonly asked questions about Microsoft Dynamics GP's System Requirements. The Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Support Team provides minimum requirements for client hardware, servers, and Terminal Server hardware, all of which are based on experience with a variety of installations. While many users may find the below system requirements sufficient, some may require an increase in requirements for specific performance needs. Below, readers can...


Simplify Email Sends with Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

Posted on: May 12, 2021 | By: Andrew Logan | Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

In a digital age, many industries are heavily reliant on email for the daily sending of information and documents. Fortunately, Microsoft Dynamics Business Central makes email systems simpler by enabling the connection of one or more email accounts to the platform. This feature allows users to compose individual messages with formatting tools and include attachments. Report layouts can also be set up to include key information from each document. Adding...


3 Benefits of Using Acumatica’s Advanced Billing

Posted on: May 6, 2021 | By: Andrew Logan | Acumatica

Whether your business needs help managing budgets, inventory, or billing, Acumatica has the advanced software needed to handle large-scale project data and create comprehensive business and financial reports. In this blog post, we will highlight 3 key benefits of using Acumatica's Advanced Billing features. 1. Flexible Billing Acumatica allows users to modify billing rates by a variety of factors such as a project, an inventory item, an employee, and more....