MES Integration to QAD EE using QXtend

Posted on: June 30, 2021 | By: Tim Lovely | Uncategorized, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Logan Consulting continues to work with some of its manufacturing clients to integrate its QAD EE with MES systems.  Although many API’s and integration options exist, Logan Consulting continues to recommend QXtend as the most effective way to integrate these systems. The QXtend integration framework is available from QAD Inc. and specifically designed to work with QAD EE. One recent approach used by Logan Consulting was to use QXtend Inbound...


Equipment and Infrastructure Management for Large QAD EE Implementations

Posted on: June 28, 2021 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

A large-scale implementation to a new ERP system such as QAD often means additional technical infrastructure and equipment within the plants to support purchase order receiving, production reporting, truck loading, labeling, and shipping. Depending on the scope and size of the implementation, it may be necessary to identify a separate project workstream and workstream manager to ensure accountability for all related data collection and equipment tasks. Examples of potential areas...


QAD Reporting Framework (QRF) Enables Email Bursting of Customer Facing Documents

Posted on: March 31, 2021 | By: Tim Lovely | Uncategorized, QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

QAD’s Reporting Framework (QRF) is a very useful tool for formatting customer-facing documents such as Invoices and Sales Order Acknowledgments with less of a need for Progress programming skills than may have been needed to customize and format these documents in prior versions of QAD with no QRF. In a number of recent implementations of QAD EE, Logan Consulting worked with its clients to implement the following: QRF Invoice and...


QAD EE Browses Provide Value via Easy Data Visibility

Posted on: March 30, 2021 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

As companies implement QAD EE and its .Net interface when they convert from other ERP systems or as they upgrade from previous versions of QAD’s ERP software, the power of browses continues to add value! Power users and IT teams who understand where QAD EE data resides can easily create browses which can be used on an ad hoc basis or linked to a menu and accessed by all users...


Logan Consulting Effectively Leverages SharePoint for ERP Implementations

Posted on: December 30, 2020 | By: Tim Lovely | Uncategorized, QAD Practice News, Logan Consulting News, ERP Selection, QAD Business Process

Logan Consulting will start a number of new ERP implementation projects in thee new year! For our new clients who do not have a well-defined SharePoint structure, Logan Consulting's SharePoint structure does an excellent job of supporting our ERP implementation projects. Logan Consulting utilizes Sharepoint extensively as part of our methodology, and it has become an integral tool to support our projects. In addition to the SharePoint lists for a...


Equipment Preparation and Testing as a Critical Part of an ERP Conversion

Posted on: December 27, 2020 | By: Tim Lovely | Uncategorized, QAD Practice News

As Logan Consulting continues to work with clients to successfully implement ERP systems at client facilities, a detailed cutover plan needs to not only account for ERP related end user training and data conversion to prepare the ERP system for the go-live, it also needs to consider related equipment. In addition to data related tasks, it is critical to test the use of all equipment prior to cutover to confirm...


QAD User Group Virtual Fall Conference – Logan Consulting

Posted on: September 30, 2020 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Having presented a session with a great client and attended other sessions, I view this conference as a success. Although we missed the personal interaction and side conversations with clients, vendors and QAD during the normal course of an in-person conference, the board did a good job of structuring and organizing this event. Logan Consulting appreciated being able to lead and participate in the following sessions: Success Story: GHSP Upgrade...


ERP Implementation – Go-Live Metric Definition and Utilization

Posted on: September 28, 2020 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

As this is continual area of emphasis for ERP go-lives that we are involved in, we thought we would re-iterate the importance of this topic, written about back in 2014 as the importance of it has not diminished! The cutover to a new ERP system, or Go-Live, is often a difficult and stressful event for those involved. As the typical cutover weekend approaches and passes, teams often neglect the definition...


QAD EE Data Conversion Tracker – Use, Data Elements and Metrics

Posted on: June 29, 2020 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

For complex QAD Enterprise Applications projects, the importance of a concise and accurate Data Conversion Tracker managed in Microsoft Excel or SharePoint is critical to a successful cutover. During the last several weeks leading up to a Go-Live, management of the static, master, and dynamic data; along with the data ownership and status is important, as is the ability to view status metrics at any given time to view progress...


EMT/EDI and Third Party Logistics Provider Integration in QAD EE

Posted on: June 29, 2020 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Financials, QAD Practice News, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution

Years ago Logan Consulting started working with its clients on various requests from them to develop tighter integration with third partner logistics providers and warehouse partners (abbreviated 3PL, or sometimes TPL). This originally included very custom approaches to order processing within QAD and the added functionality to integrate with a TPL. Over the years, a common model has evolved leveraging standard QAD Enterprise Material Transfer (EMT) and EDI functionality to...