Automation Solutions in QAD: Lessons Learned

Posted on: April 13, 2022 | By: David Kwo | QAD Business Process

QAD’s Automation Solutions Module enables users to barcode inventory and then perform transactions using barcode data collection. This aids the organization in the efficient identification of the product and its movement. Prior to the introduction of this module, users had to use third party applications to accomplish barcode label generation and barcode data collection.

This blog details the lessons Logan Consulting’s team has learned during their implementation experiences leveraging the Automation Solutions Module.

Common Mistakes

  • Companies do not familiarize themselves with the intent of new software
    • Try to mold new software to old flawed business practices without taking into account inefficiencies in their current processes
    • Begin development at the transaction level without a thorough and thoughtful design process.
  • Inflexible to adjustments to current business processes
  • Failing to identify significant gaps between the current and future state and applying change management techniques within the organization.
  • Current data is not well maintained, making it difficult to transition smoothly and efficiently from one system to another

Logan’s methodology includes comprehensive Design sessions which help to the mistakes described above. Our Implementation Methodology drives from the process level to the transactional level while leveraging QAD strengths.

Lessons Learned

  • Companies should be open to new ideas and consider whether it is advantageous to change their legacy processes.
  • To properly identify gaps companies need continuous thorough documentation of business practices and processes
    • Clearly state initial and future designs to establish a robust transition plan
  • Engage in change management earlier in the process
    • This will make it easier to match previous and future terminology, systems, and practices
    • Change management is one of the keys to Logan’s methodology

Next Steps

If you are interested in learning more about Automation Solutions in QAD and/or maximizing the use of your QAD system, contact us here to find out how we can help you grow your business. You can also email us at info@loganconsulting.com or call (312) 345-8810.



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