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 | ERP Selection, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

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...

Why isn’t your ERP training producing results?

Posted on: February 13, 2020 | By: Owen Wiesner | ERP Selection, Logan Consulting News, QAD Practice News

ERP skills are not simply things that you can learn overnight - they take repetition and practice to achieve perfection. Listen to one of our Partners, David Kwo, speak about why your ERP training might not be giving you your desired results and how to fix that issue. See the video below:

Sales Tax Series Blog 5 – ERP Challenges

Posted on: December 30, 2019 | By: Andy Vitullo | ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials

Ensuring a sound United States sales tax configuration in your ERP system can be a challenging endeavor. Your business needs to consider the following. How many U.S. states does the business have Nexus? (Nexus is the relationship between a business and a state that requires the seller to register, collect, and remit sales tax on sales made in the state). What is the jurisdiction level of detail required for tax...

Acumatica: Sales Order Management

Posted on: December 3, 2019 | By: Michael Angel | Acumatica, ERP Selection

Acumatica’s order processing software allows users to centrally manage sales activities, such as enter quotes, fulfill sales orders, track prices and track discounts. The Sales ordering process is a great process for any small to mid-sized company that does not have a complex sales ordering process. Benefits of Acumatica 1.Dashboards Acumatica has the ability to enable sales dashboards that allow you to see various activities. This allows for the ability...

Enterprise-Wide Global Standards

Posted on: September 26, 2019 | By: Cliff Oman | ERP Selection, M&A, Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, Professional Services, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Practice News

Enterprise-Wide Standards - (Business Systems Solution and the ERP Core) Most companies strive for a standardized Enterprise-Wide Business Solution, including a standardized ERP Enterprise software package as the core of the Enterprise-Wide Business Systems Solution. This can be accomplished by standards or through transformations. As part of the integration/migration; certain coding and configuration standards for a variety of configurations and/or fields should be established and followed globally. When establishing these...

Leveraging Web Service Call and QXtend to Expose QAD EE Data in SAP

Posted on: September 24, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | ERP Selection, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials

One of Logan Consulting’s long-standing clients is considering a strategy of standing up a hybrid ERP model for its US operations, leveraging its existing SAP footprint for financials and PLM, while migrating its US plants off of their existing ERP applications to QAD’s Enterprise Applications Enterprise Edition (QAD EE). In order to support this long-term strategy, tight integration between SAP and QAD EE will be important for financial users who...

Why You Should Consider a Cloud-Based ERP System

Posted on: August 8, 2019 | By: Jillian Hampston | ERP Selection

With so many ERP systems to choose from on the market, cloud-based solutions have become common-place. However, many businesses still rely on complicated, outdated on-premises ERP. Read on to learn why your business should consider making the transition to a cloud-based ERP system.   Easy Infrastructure Implementation   One of the advantages of a cloud-based ERP system is simplicity. Because cloud-based systems don’t require a large hardware or IT investment, the amount of time needed...

Early Project Focus on Critical Manufacturing Data Important to ERP Implementation Success

Posted on: June 27, 2019 | By: Tim Lovely | ERP Selection, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, QAD Business Process, QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing

In complex manufacturing environments, the maintenance of item master, bill of material, and routing data is critical to accurate costing, planning, and manufacturing. Unfortunately, in many ERP implementations, the focus on this data and the conversion of it from a legacy ERP system to the new ERP system starts too late! Some ERP systems manage this data differently for planning, costing and manufacturing. As a result, it is important to...