Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) in QAD

Posted on: March 14, 2022 | By: Chloe Cope | ERP Selection, QAD Business Process

QAD's Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) functionality enables users to connect ad hoc query tools to a practice database and access curating data. It also allows the ability to send commands to communicate with that database. Additionally, it can use Progress ODBC drivers to connect to private, third-party Windows-based applications that use structured query language (SQL) to obtain data. SQL is a standard database interface language used by many application packs,...


Effectively Selecting New Software Systems

Posted on: November 22, 2021 | By: Chloe Cope | Acumatica, ERP Selection, QAD Practice News, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365

Is your business considering the acquisition of new software to resolve business concerns, enhance company offerings, or boost your position in the marketplace?  Far too often we find businesses making these decisions without fully understanding the requirements for the new solution, and without a methodology to select the best possible software for your specific organization. A robust process for the selection of new software systems is a must for any...


COVID & Change Management: How Global Supply Chains are changing in the Medical Industry

Posted on: April 7, 2021 | By: Renee Huang | ERP Selection, Wholesale Distribution

One of the medical industry’s greatest challenges during the pandemic was the production and distribution of medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE). Medical device and product companies were thoroughly unprepared. The closing of national borders, operations, plants, and enforcement of new restrictions led to hundreds of supply chain links breaking, causing shortages in medical supplies and prices to soar. This pandemic has revealed the fragility of global supply chains...


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...


How 5G & IoT Will Pave the Way for Intelligent ERPs – An Introduction into 5G and IoT, Part 1

Posted on: June 19, 2020 | By: Joncarl Luckett | ERP Selection, Professional Services

Utilizing both 5G and IoT will soon be the global standard for optimizing your ERP solution. Now, you might be asking, what are 5G, IoT and how do they relate to my current ERP system? That’s easy, lets start off with some basic definitions of 5G and IoT.   What is 5G? – 5G is the 5th generation mobile network – the new global wireless standard. While there is not...


Mass Personalization in Dynamics 365 Finance and operations

Posted on: June 19, 2020 | By: Michael Angel | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Users have been able to use personalization since Dynamics AX. Users in the past could add/hide various fields and columns that would make there work day more efficient. The issue would come from the inability to transfer that personalization from one user to another. Mass personalization removes that headache and provides the ability to apply a personalization to all users seamlessly. How it Works A user personalizes a screen to...


Dynamics D365 Finance and Operations: Basic understanding of Security Configuration

Posted on: June 19, 2020 | By: Michael Angel | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, ERP Selection

Security configuration can be a very complex and daunting task that can often get overlooked during an implementation. Security is an essential piece to any implementation due to the various levels of sensitive information that should only be viewed by certain people who have clearance. In order to make the security configuration process less daunting, a business should know Dynamics Security Structure. Microsoft has designed security based on Roles. This...


Questions Nobody Asks Their ERP Partner… But Should

Posted on: May 21, 2020 | By: Julia Paul | ERP Selection

Introduction - Questions to ask your ERP partner Your choice of implementation partner can make a huge difference in how your ERP project will deliver. The right partner will be sure to manage your project to deliver a system that fuels your business growth. Making the right choice comes with asking tougher questions. Deeper questions will reveal far more about their business practices and commitment to client success. However, we...


How Asking the Right Questions Can Help You Find the Best ERP Partner for Your Company

Posted on: May 15, 2020 | By: Julia Paul | ERP Selection

Finding the Right ERP Partner   The task seems simple. Find an ERP partner that is knowledgeable, experienced, and that will deliver on your business’s goals. Shouldn’t be too difficult right? Unfortunately, many companies start their journey to find the best ERP partner with a similar, basic and ill-prepared approach. Sure they may have a checklist of what they are looking for, and a simple outline of interview questions, but...


QAD EE Upgrade and Implementation Planning during Covid-19

Posted on: March 31, 2020 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, ERP Selection

With most companies facing severe tactical and strategic adjustments due to the Covid-19 virus, the majority of our clients are finding creative ways to keep important projects moving forward. On the surface the greatest impact of this difficult period on projects is potential reduced spending, having most of not all team members and consultants working remotely, and limited or stopped travel inhibiting important face-to-face meeting time for team members. For...